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Patriots trade Ryan Mallett to Texans

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jimmy Garoppolo will be carrying a clipboard for Tom Brady on the New England Patriots’ sideline this season. The Patriots traded former Brady backup Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans on Sunday, elevating Garoppolo to the No. 2 job behind the two-time NFL MVP. Garoppolo was a second-round pick in this year’s draft — the highest coach Bill Belichick has … 0

Clay Buchholz throws 3-hitter, Red Sox beat Rays 3-0

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Clay Buchholz cruised past the Tampa Bay Rays. Buchholz threw a three-hitter to stop his string of seven starts without a … 0

Austin Ernst wins LPGA’s Portland Classic in playoff

Sunday, August 31, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. — Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South … 0

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

2014-15 UMass Hoop Schedule
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tattoo Tuesday: Jovan Santos-Knox
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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

WMass Tournament Scores/Schedules
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Northampton Police Sgt. Victor Caputo talks about a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic .223 caliber rifle Tuesday at the station.

    JERREY ROBERTS Northampton Police Sgt. Victor Caputo talks about a Colt AR-15 semi-automatic .223 caliber rifle Tuesday at the station. Purchase photo reprints »

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Gabrielle Akanhay, 6, left, and Sarah McGrath, 7, both of Florence, enjoy frog toys they won by throwing darts Friday at the Three-County Fair in Northampton.

    JERREY ROBERTS Gabrielle Akanhay, 6, left, and Sarah McGrath, 7, both of Florence, enjoy frog toys they won by throwing darts Friday at the Three-County Fair in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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Summer is winding down, but some of the flowers in  Andrew Magee's garden, on Conz Street in Northampton, are still going strong.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Summer is winding down, but some of the flowers in Andrew Magee's garden, on Conz Street in Northampton, are still going strong. Purchase photo reprints »

UMass needs a strong performance from a young line to pace its defense

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AMHERST — At the end of Tuesday’s practice, UMass defensive line coach Dave Sollazzo held a long impromptu meeting with his unit on the McGuirk Stadium turf. “We have a lot of work to do,” he said as … 0

Mark Whipple’s new start at UMass comes against old friend Don Brown

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AMHERST — If it were up to him, UMass coach Mark Whipple would rather not play against his friends. While he’s gotten used to it over the years, he’d certainly prefer to play someone he doesn’t know or … 0

Thursday’s colleges: UMass women’s soccer beats Bryant for season’s first win

Friday, August 29, 2014

Sophomore Megan Burke scored in the 111th minute as the UMass women’s soccer team beat Bryant 1-0 in double overtime Thursday for its first win of the season. Laura Johns had one assist and Danielle Kriscenski made one save for the Minutewomen (1-1-1). … 0

Phil Mickelson in a bind with 4 straight playoff events

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NORTON — Phil Mickelson isn’t a fan of four straight FedEx Cup playoff events that follows a summer of big events and precedes the Ryder Cup. Mickelson thought about skipping the Deutsche Bank Championship this week. Instead, the … 0

NFL increases domestic violence bans

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first … 0

College Football Playoff era begins

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A new era in college football is here. After years of deriding the BCS, fans will finally get what they — well, most of them — wanted with the new College Football Playoff. It’s new, it’s exciting and, as was the case with the old system, will probably … 0

No. 8 Ana Ivanovic loses in 2nd round at US Open

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Ana Ivanovic’s comeback tour has ended with yet another early exit at the U.S. Open. Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, looked out of sync and … 0

Weakened US team aims for world basketball title

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BILBAO, Spain — The bad news just kept coming, the only difference whether the culprit was injury or interest. Some stars couldn’t play. Others wouldn’t. Then the losses really started piling up for the U.S. national basketball team. Kevin Love pulled out while awaiting his recently completed trade … 0

Tony Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The three-time NASCAR champion … 0

UMass offense ready to take shape under Mark Whipple

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AMHERST — After being a seldom-used wide receiver as a freshman and a lightly used tight end as a sophomore, junior Rodney Mills appears to have found a niche and an opportunity for playing time with the UMass … 0