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Charles sends Chiefs to 41-14 rout of Patriots

Monday, September 29, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady is still stuck in neutral for the New England Patriots. Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns Monday night, Brady was picked off twice by the opportunistic Chiefs, and Kansas City routed New England 41-14 to hand Bill …

Frontier volleyball keeps rolling, sweeps Amherst to stay perfect

Monday, September 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Becoming a dominant team requires a variety of tools. It could be one dominant player that is unstoppable or a well-balanced team …

UMass football notebook: Minutemen avoid major loss as Dudley-Giles returns to practice

Monday, September 29, 2014

AMHERST — When UMass junior safety Trey Dudley-Giles walked off the field on crutches following Saturday’s loss to Bowling Green, the Minutemen’s already thin defensive …

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

A dodged bullet and an honor
Monday, September 29, 2014
MAC Picks Week 5
Friday, September 26, 2014

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

Monday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Monday, September 29, 2014
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Monday, September 29, 2014
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
  • KEVIN GUTTING
Scott Lively, second from right, takes his turn answering a question from moderator Jim Madigan, back to audience, during a debate among the five candidates for governor held at City Stage in Springfield on Monday. From left are Republican Charles Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley and independents Evan Falchuk, Lively and Jeff McCormick.

    KEVIN GUTTING Scott Lively, second from right, takes his turn answering a question from moderator Jim Madigan, back to audience, during a debate among the five candidates for governor held at City Stage in Springfield on Monday. From left are Republican Charles Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley and independents Evan Falchuk, Lively and Jeff McCormick. Purchase photo reprints »

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Tim Luce, principal at Maple school in Easthampton who recently retired,  says hello to students in Susan Syer's second grade class during a visit.

    CAROL LOLLIS Tim Luce, principal at Maple school in Easthampton who recently retired, says hello to students in Susan Syer's second grade class during a visit. Purchase photo reprints »

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University of Massachusetts football team cheerleaders head down MinuteFan Way to lead the UMass Minuteman Marching Band into McGuirk Stadium for the homecoming match against Bowling Green on Saturday.

    KEVIN GUTTING University of Massachusetts football team cheerleaders head down MinuteFan Way to lead the UMass Minuteman Marching Band into McGuirk Stadium for the homecoming match against Bowling Green on Saturday.

Friday’s colleges: UMass men’s soccer falls in overtime to Harvard

Friday, September 26, 2014

Josh Schwartz and Mark Morris each scored, but the UMass men’s soccer team fell 3-2 in overtime to Harvard, Friday in Amherst. Ryan Buckingham made 17 saves for the Minutemen (1-6-0). Field hockey Richmond 1, UMass 0 — Sam Carlino made three saves but the Minutewomen (2-7, 0-1 …

Ex-Minutemen share their favorite McGuirk Stadium memories

Friday, September 26, 2014

AMHERST — With the UMass football team returning to McGuirk Stadium Saturday for the first time since 2011, the Minutemen are hoping to create some new memorable games. But the stadium has hosted plenty of memorable contests from …

Friday’s high schools: Smith Academy shuts out Mohawk, 4-0, in boys soccer

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quinn Rickert had two goals as the Smith Academy boys soccer team shut out Mohawk Trail, 4-0, in Buckland on Friday. Senior midfielder Quinn Rickert had a game-high two goals as the Falcons (6-1) earned the shutout on the road. Rickert’s first goal was unassisted, while the second …

Northampton blanks Frontier for fifth straight field hockey win

Friday, September 26, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The upperclassmen once again stole the show for the Northampton field hockey team as it captured its fifth straight win. Three of the starting seven seniors contributed a goal a piece to lead the Blue Devils to a 3-0 win over Frontier Regional. “We have a …

UMass officials aim to keep tailgating civilized

Friday, September 26, 2014

AMHERST — Four hours before the start of the University of Massachusetts football game, fans will begin arriving in the parking lots surrounding McGuirk Alumni Stadium, and many will set up their grills and unload their coolers. The …

Kevin Harvick wins 7th pole of year, topping Dover field

Friday, September 26, 2014

DOVER, Del. — Time for some cuts, Chase style. NASCAR’s revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format is set for its first elimination race, when four of 16 drivers will be out of the title picture by …

MAC Preview: Conference regresses from 2013, leaving championship up for grabs

Friday, September 26, 2014

AMHERST — For the past two years, the Mid-American Conference was on the rise. On the strength of strong play by several top-end teams, the conference hovered around the BCS discussion. But with several stars having graduated, including …

UMass avoids ADA compliance with McGuirk upgrade

Friday, September 26, 2014

Editor’s note: This article was previously published in Wednesday’s edition of the Valley Advocate. This Saturday, the UMass football team returns to play a home game at McGuirk Stadium for the first time in three years, since making …

Europe leads 5-3 after Day 1 of Ryder Cup

Friday, September 26, 2014

GLENEAGLES, Scotland — For the first time in eight years, Europe is ahead after the first full day of play at the Ryder Cup. Europe grabbed a 5-3 lead after Friday’s two sessions at Gleneagles — even though …

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, Patriots Rob Gronkowski have much in common

Friday, September 26, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Travis Kelce snagged the pass from Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. He raced toward the sideline and then turned up field, diving from about the 4-yard line and just nicking the pylon. The 20-yard touchdown …