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Red Sox retire Pedro Martinez’s No. 45

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON — The script called for Jason Varitek to remain in the dugout until it was time for the ceremonial first pitch. Pedro Martinez was never one to follow the script. Calling his former catcher out to join him in the center of the diamond, Martinez took the mound and the microphone one more time for the Red Sox during …

Tom Brady’s suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell; Patriots back star QB

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner …

Easthampton Savings Bank beats Wilbraham Funeral Home, reaches Tri-County championship series

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — The Easthampton Savings Banks baseball team fought off Wilbraham Funeral Home from the mound, infield and plate during a deciding Game 3 of …

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  • CAROL LOLLIS
Ryland August,6, watches a Circus Smirkus act during the afternoon show at the fairgrounds Tuesday.

    CAROL LOLLIS Ryland August,6, watches a Circus Smirkus act during the afternoon show at the fairgrounds Tuesday. Purchase photo reprints »

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Sophia Collins of South Deerfield and  Eddie Bajgier of South Deerfield Polka to  Dennis Polisky and The Maestro's Men at the polish American Citizens Club annual chicken BBQ in South Deerfield Sunday afternoon.

    CAROL LOLLIS Sophia Collins of South Deerfield and Eddie Bajgier of South Deerfield Polka to Dennis Polisky and The Maestro's Men at the polish American Citizens Club annual chicken BBQ in South Deerfield Sunday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

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Janet Grunwald, of Leeds, from left, Caroline Prince, 4, Elizabeth Prince, 6, Fiona Russell, and Russell's dogs Niles, front, and Caber, all of Northampton, picnic Thursday during an installment of the Music on the Porch concert series at the Florence Civic Center.

    JERREY ROBERTS Janet Grunwald, of Leeds, from left, Caroline Prince, 4, Elizabeth Prince, 6, Fiona Russell, and Russell's dogs Niles, front, and Caber, all of Northampton, picnic Thursday during an installment of the Music on the Porch concert series at the Florence Civic Center. Purchase photo reprints »

Sky trade Sylvia Fowles to Lynx as part of 3-team deal

Monday, July 27, 2015

Sylvia Fowles only wanted to play for one team this season — the Minnesota Lynx. The Chicago Sky finally were able to make it happen. After sitting out the first half of the year, Fowles was traded to …

Golden State Warriors trade David Lee to Boston for Gerald Wallace, Chris Babb

Monday, July 27, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday. They agreed to the trade July 7, …

Mike Wilkinson: With an iconic induction, greatness of Pedro Martinez celebrated by Sox fans, Dominicans

Monday, July 27, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — I never enjoyed the privilege of bearing live witness to the mastery of Pedro Martinez. I made the pilgrimage to Fenway Park about 10 times during his seven-year stint in Boston, but the pitching rotation …

Amherst beats Northampton to advance to Pioneer Valley Mickey Mantle Championship

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Amherst Mickey Mantle team had to play in back-to-back games to punch its ticket to the Pioneer Valley championship on Sunday. After knocking out Frontier, 12-0, Amherst beat Northampton 11-3 in the semifinals of the double elimination …

Ortiz has 2 HRs, career-high 7 RBIs as Red Sox rout Tigers

Sunday, July 26, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night. Ortiz, who had two three-run homers and an …

Mexico wins 7th Gold Cup title with 3-1 victory over Jamaica

Sunday, July 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Andres Guardado scored again, with no penalty kick needed this time, and his teammates finally managed some goals, too. Mexico ensured the final wouldn’t come down to any calls in the final minutes with a 3-1 …

With tournament title secured, US sweeps China

Sunday, July 26, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. — With the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals championship already secured, the United States added a three-set victory over China on Sunday to cap the tournament. With a spike by home-state hero Jordan Larson-Burbach to finish …

Headley, Drew homer as Eovaldi, Yankees beat Twins 7-2

Sunday, July 26, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The New York Yankees turned a rough start to their series in Minnesota into a sixth straight series win. Nathan Eovaldi pitched impressively into the ninth inning, Chase Headley and Stephen Drew each homered, and the …

From Vegas to Kazan: US wins mixed duet synchro at worlds

Sunday, July 26, 2015

KAZAN, Russia — Christina Jones and Bill May, a couple of old pros in the pool making a comeback while juggling Las Vegas show careers, won a gold medal in new mixed duet technical synchronized swimming at the …

Busch grabs elusive Indy victory as comeback continues

Sunday, July 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Kyle Busch’s incredible comeback rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday for a weekend sweep at the historic track. Busch missed the first 11 races of the season with a …