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UMass fullback Rodney Mills, left, is expected to have a bigger role this year.

Rodney Mills is still versatile and valuable for UMass football team

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

AMHERST — Under position next to Rodney Mills on the UMass football team’s roster this year is a “TE.” And he probably will lineup at tight end more than any other position. But like last year, when he was officially an “FB,” Mills is still going to be a tight end/fullback/receiver/guy-who-the-Minutemen-are-going-to-find-the-way-to-get-the-ball-to. But that wouldn’t fit into the position column. His …

Rick Porcello pitches Red Sox past Sale, White Sox 3-0

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CHICAGO — Rick Porcello pitched seven sparkling innings in his return from a triceps injury, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over …

Don Orsillo out as Red Sox’s TV announcer after season

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Don Orsillo is out as the Boston Red Sox’s television play-by-play voice after this season. Orsillo wasn’t offered a new contract with …

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

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

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Outer Stylie band members Tom Schack, left, and Nate Martel perform music inspired by the movie Easy Rider during Transperformance 25- Look at the Movies,  Wednesday afternoon at Pines Theater in Florence.

    DAN LITTLE Outer Stylie band members Tom Schack, left, and Nate Martel perform music inspired by the movie Easy Rider during Transperformance 25- Look at the Movies, Wednesday afternoon at Pines Theater in Florence. Purchase photo reprints »

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Austin Koney, an employee of the fair Grounds cleans out one of the ticket booths in preparation for the Three County fair to start next Friday.

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In this screen capture from the 3videosister's contribution to Northampton Community Television's "Crowdsourced Cinema Project," Maura Ronan stars as Indiana Jones.

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Patriots welcome veteran WR Reggie Wayne

Monday, August 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — New England Patriots players are looking forward to having veteran wide receiver and former rival Reggie Wayne on their team. “He’s a good player. He’s played at a high level for a long time,” fellow …

Navy joins AAC, adding another goal to go with beating Army

Monday, August 24, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds would rather talk about team goals than individual accomplishments as he prepares to close out a record-setting career. Reynolds has been asked repeatedly during preseason about his continued assault on the NCAA and Naval Academy record books. The standout senior …

Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce teaches lesson in how to gets gold at worlds

Monday, August 24, 2015

BEIJING — They both lifted their arms to celebrate before the finish line. For Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the 100 meters, this was no big deal. There was so much daylight between Fraser-Pryce and the runner-up, the Jamaican could …

Hall of Fame receiver, ESPN personality Cris Carter apologizes for advising NFL rookies to get a ‘fall guy’

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter has issued an apology for telling NFL rookies at a league symposium in 2014 that they should “get a fall guy” to help them avoid trouble. Carter posted his apology on Twitter …

US OPEN 2015: Marin Cilic, Kei Nishikori return to breakthrough site

Monday, August 24, 2015

A year ago, Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori arrived at the U.S. Open to little fanfare and without much in the way of expectations. Neither had reached a Grand Slam final, let alone won a title. They could …

IndyCar confronts safety as Justin Wilson fights for life

Monday, August 24, 2015

With Justin Wilson fighting for his life in a Pennsylvania hospital, IndyCar faces yet another crisis as the series prepares to crown its champion. Wilson remained in a coma and in critical condition Monday with a head injury. …

Around the WNBA: East shows its better than West in head-to-head matchups

Monday, August 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Bragging rights for the regular season belong to the Eastern Conference. For the first time in five years, the East will win the head-to-head matchup with the West as it leads 39-19. With only 14 inter-conference games remaining, the East has already clinched a winning …

Patriots rally for 26-24 preseason win over Saints on Saturday

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Saints receiver Brandin Cooks looks ready to fulfill the promise he showed as a rookie last season before smashing his hand on a helmet. Cooks caught all four passes thrown his way for 117 yards, …

Golf: David Love III wins Wyndham Championship

Sunday, August 23, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Davis Love III won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Tiger Woods’ season came to an abrupt end. The 51-year-old Love closed with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Jason Gore. The dominant storyline …

UMass freshman RB Sekai Lindsay making a bid to get on the plane

Sunday, August 23, 2015

AMHERST — Early in UMass football training camp, coach Mark Whipple said the goal for players, especially those trying to establish themselves, should be to earn a spot on the plane to Colorado. So far Sekai Lindsay looks like a good candidate to fly the friendly skies. Saturday’s …