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Slam Dunk

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

At the end of the high school basketball season, the Easthampton girls team pulled a fast one on coach Jay Fortier. The four Eagle seniors, with the help of their teammates, classmates and Fortier’s family, turned senior night into a cancer awareness fundraiser. Fortier spent the season coaching through throat and mouth cancer, without missing a practice or game, much … 1

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former … 0

Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ST. LOUIS — To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp. Such guidance could be valuable for the … 0

Gazette writer Matt Vautour shares his thoughts about the Minutemen and college sports.

Remembering Sam Koch
Friday, July 25, 2014
Oleg Yevenko in a Bruins uniform
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Gazette writers Mike Moran and Mike Wilkinson post online-only content, commentary and nightly scores.

WMass Tournament Scores/Schedules
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
James Gryszan, of Northampton, picks up flowers for cancer patients at the Northampton Community Garden Monday, July 28, 2014.  Gryszan said he grows about 12 kinds of flowers at the garden and usually brings the flowers to the Nobel Hospital in Westfield.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA James Gryszan, of Northampton, picks up flowers for cancer patients at the Northampton Community Garden Monday, July 28, 2014. Gryszan said he grows about 12 kinds of flowers at the garden and usually brings the flowers to the Nobel Hospital in Westfield. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Martin Espinola of Northampton stakes out a spot on Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield to photograph a storm sweeping over the Connecticut River Valley from the southwest Monday afternoon.

    KEVIN GUTTING Martin Espinola of Northampton stakes out a spot on Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield to photograph a storm sweeping over the Connecticut River Valley from the southwest Monday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Wendy Blow, of Westhampton picks Rasberries at her home off Kings High Way Friday afternoon.

    CAROL LOLLIS Wendy Blow, of Westhampton picks Rasberries at her home off Kings High Way Friday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

Patriots defensive backs train together in Phoenix

Sunday, July 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training camp. “You play … 0

Carl Edwards leaving Roush-Fenway at end of season

Sunday, July 27, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Carl Edwards’ 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season. Roush confirmed the decision Sunday, a move that had been long expected but could not be substantiated because Edwards refuses to publicly discuss … 0

Tim Clark rallies to win Canadian Open

Sunday, July 27, 2014

MONTREAL — Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk. Clark closed with a 5-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his … 0

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Sunday, July 27, 2014

PARIS — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner’s podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees. Chants of … 0

Lakers say no deal yet with Byron Scott

Sunday, July 27, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal … 0

LeBron deep-sixes number; will be No. 23 with Cavs

Sunday, July 27, 2014

LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. James tweeted “23 it is! It’s only right I go back. 2 3(equals)6 We still family 6.” The tweet included an Instagram post with … 0

Aaron Hernandez loses effort to dismiss charges

Friday, July 25, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — A judge has rejected a motion to dismiss charges against Aaron Hernandez stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near Hernandez’s home. Lawyers for Hernandez, a former New … 0

With Vincenzo Nibali in command, Tour de France is about 2nd place

Friday, July 25, 2014

BERGERAC, France — Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling’s great showcase is reduced to this — the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali. The … 0

Gronk’s back: Star tight end practices with Patriots

Friday, July 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Rob Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage. He didn’t cut sharply, run hard at defensive backs or participate in 11-on-11 drills. The oft-injured tight end for the … 0

Juan Pablo Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

Friday, July 25, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske. The Colombian is entered in the Brickyard 400 for the explicit … 0