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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Jake Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in 2-0 win over Dodgers

Sunday, August 30, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by throwing baseball’s third no-hitter in less than three …

UMass field hockey beats Boston University for first win

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Nicole Kuerzi scored her first collegiate goal and Melanie Kreusch added a penalty stroke as the UMass field hockey team bounced back from a season-opening …

Scott Dixon snatches IndyCar championship away from Juan Pablo Montoya

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. — Scott Dixon captured a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale Sunday to snatch the title from Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya …

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  • CAROL LOLLIS
Jeffrey  Mish, facilities director of the Hadley Public Schools puts lines down on the Hopkins Academy soccer field.

    CAROL LOLLIS Jeffrey Mish, facilities director of the Hadley Public Schools puts lines down on the Hopkins Academy soccer field. Purchase photo reprints »

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Pat Martin, left, Kevin Fontaine, Mike Childs and Jason Childs, all with Ezold General Contracting and Construction Management of Holyoke, pass each other on a pair of articulating boom lifts as they wrap up their day making improvements to the windows of Smith College's Stoddard Hall, at left, on Elm Street in Northampton Wednesday. St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church can be seen at right.

    KEVIN GUTTING Pat Martin, left, Kevin Fontaine, Mike Childs and Jason Childs, all with Ezold General Contracting and Construction Management of Holyoke, pass each other on a pair of articulating boom lifts as they wrap up their day making improvements to the windows of Smith College's Stoddard Hall, at left, on Elm Street in Northampton Wednesday. St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church can be seen at right. Purchase photo reprints »

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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 »

Taking down Usain Bolt is not easy, but a cameraman gives it a try

Thursday, August 27, 2015

BEIJING — Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match. Bolt blew past Justin Gatlin and everyone else Thursday night in the 200 meters to win his 10th career gold …

AP Exclusive: David Letterman struggling with love of racing

Thursday, August 27, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. — This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing. The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number racing deaths — Justin Wilson, …

American Pharoah looks ‘super good’ at Saratoga Race Course

Thursday, August 27, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — No worries, so far. American Pharoah seems to love Saratoga Race Course. After the Triple Crown winner’s first gallop around the historic track Thursday, the striking bay colt was declared “super good and very …

Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks

Thursday, August 27, 2015

BOSTON — Like their counterparts in the pros, more college football stars are starting to snatch up trademark rights to their names, nicknames and fan slogans. The NCAA generally forbids its players from cashing in on their athletic …

Jordan Spieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays

Thursday, August 27, 2015

EDISON, N.J. — The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. In his first tournament as No. 1 in the world, Spieth had a pair of three-putt bogeys, …

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 …

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 the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Porcello and Chris Sale had nearly …

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 NESN, and will be replaced by Dave O’Brien. Orsillo first broadcast Red Sox games on NESN in 2001 and became the full-time play-by-play …

Grand jury indicts former 49er Ray McDonald on rape charge

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — A Santa Clara County grand jury indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on one count of rape of an intoxicated person. The announcement came Wednesday, with the indictment stemming from an incident …

Hunter Mahan begins long road in the playoffs, with history on side

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

EDISON, N.J. — Recent history is what gives Hunter Mahan a level of optimism he would not ordinarily have at The Barclays. For the first time in 10 years, he is at risk of ending a PGA Tour …