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This image released by Sony Pictures shows the poster art for the film, "Concussion," to be released in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day. Even though the holiday is nearly four months off, we already know what Roger Goodell will find under his tree on Christmas Day. It's a movie scheduled for release that morning based on a true story and bluntly titled "Concussion." It could do for the NFL what "The Insider" did for Big Tobacco and "Erin Brockovich" did for big energy companies. (Sony Pictures via AP)

Commentary: Has NFL’s PR machine finally met its match?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Merry Christmas, Mr. Commissioner. Enjoy your lump of coal. Even though the holiday is nearly four months off, we already know what Roger Goodell will find under his tree on Christmas Day. It’s a movie scheduled for release that morning based on a true story and bluntly titled “Concussion.” It could do for the NFL what “The Insider” did for …

Red Sox rookie Henry Owens clobbered by Yankees in 13-8 loss

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox starters were due for a bad outing. And rookie lefty Henry Owens had a real bad one. Owens was …

Serena Williams puts aside slow start to reach 3rd round of US Open

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NEW YORK — The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open — the first true Grand Slam in tennis …

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

MAC Survivor Pool - Week I
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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

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A pair of hot-air balloons float near Sunny Brook Farm in Hadley late last month.

    JERREY ROBERTS A pair of hot-air balloons float near Sunny Brook Farm in Hadley late last month. Purchase photo reprints »

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Adam Liccardi, center, listens to his attorney, Alfred P. Chamberland, before the verdicts were read in his rape case Wednesday at Hamsphire County Courthouse.

    JERREY ROBERTS Adam Liccardi, center, listens to his attorney, Alfred P. Chamberland, before the verdicts were read in his rape case Wednesday at Hamsphire County Courthouse. Purchase photo reprints »

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Jackson Street School first graders Malia Mafi Silver, left, and Violet Nolan were happy to see a familiar face from last year, kindergarten ESP (Educational Support Professional) Lilly Pastor, while they waited for the doors to open for the first day of classes on Wednesday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Jackson Street School first graders Malia Mafi Silver, left, and Violet Nolan were happy to see a familiar face from last year, kindergarten ESP (Educational Support Professional) Lilly Pastor, while they waited for the doors to open for the first day of classes on Wednesday. Purchase photo reprints »

Yankees ride trio of 2-out HRs to 20-6 runaway over Braves

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ATLANTA — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says baseball “has a way of evening out.” Following a sluggish end to a homestand that cost the Yankees the AL East lead, things evened out for their bats in …

David Ortiz passes Lou Gehrig on HR chart, Red Sox lose 5-4 to Mets

Sunday, August 30, 2015

NEW YORK — David Ortiz got a good, close-up look at the New York Mets’ young rotation this weekend and was impressed. The Boston slugger left his own impression, too. Ortiz lined his 494th home run and moved …

Tokyo wins Little League title, beating Lewisberry 18-11

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry, Pennsylvania. That brought out manager Junji …

Veteran Kris Tamulis nabs first LPGA Tour win

Sunday, August 30, 2015

PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Kris Tamulis won the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title. Tamulis played 29 holes Sunday in the twice-delayed tournament, the 186th of her LPGA Tour career. She finished a …

Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

Sunday, August 30, 2015

BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine — When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, monthslong frat party. Shelters where he thought he could catch …

American Pharoah looks good after loss; no decision on racing plans

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks. On the morning after a startling upset at the Travers Stakes, a small gathering of …

How do schools calculate new stipends for college athletes?

Sunday, August 30, 2015

For the first time, the NCAA is allowing college athletes to receive money in their scholarships to cover the so-called cost of attendance, those expenses beyond tuition, room and board, books and fees that come with attending school. Depending on the school, it could mean an extra $1,500 …

Turner Field US flag at half-staff after fan dies in fall

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ATLANTA — The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and …

Moving on: US bobbles a relay, starts thinking about Rio Olympics

Sunday, August 30, 2015

BEIJING — For the world’s best sprinters, passing the baton in the 4x400 relay is about as easy as rolling out of bed in the morning. Picking a winner in that race used to be easy, too. Not …

Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open for 2nd time in 3 years

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingering right leg injury. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal via …