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UMass miscues prove costly in 5-3 loss to Boston College

Friday, November 21, 2014

AMHERST — There are no own goals in hockey. Somebody on offense has to get credit, but two of Boston College’s goals went in off UMass players and they proved to be the difference. BC eliminated an early UMass lead and held off the Minutemen for a 5-3 win in front of 5,939 Friday at the Mullins Center. “It’s pretty …

LeGarrette Blount back in Patriots backfield

Friday, November 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — There was no name over his locker stall and he had yet to officially secure the number he’ll wear this Sunday. Still, …

Briefs: UMass women’s basketball team takes down North Texas

Friday, November 21, 2014

Minutewomen take down North Texas The UMass women’s basketball team beat North Texas, 56-46, Friday in the Hospitality Hill Challenge in Denton, Texas. Kim Pierre-Louis …

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

UMass holding out hope on Frohnapfel
Friday, November 14, 2014

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

Western Massachusetts Fall Tournaments
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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Members of the First Church prepare to bake apple pies for the Bag Day fundraising event at the First Church in Northampton, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

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Lawyer asks judge to approve NFL concussion deal

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — The NFL on Wednesday urged a judge to approve an estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion lawsuits despite concerns raised by former players or survivors who feel left out. The 65-year fund would resolve thousands of …

NFL sends domestic violence video to schools

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NEW YORK — The NFL sent a 17-minute video Wednesday to high school and college coaches nationwide to encourage them to be aware of and act against domestic violence and abuse. Entitled “NFL Call To Coaches — Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness,” the video includes strong messages …

Gronkowski leads wave of new group of tight ends

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski makes a twisting, leaping, one-handed catch. The super-sized tight end swats away would-be tacklers. He celebrates touchdowns with a powerful spike that, somehow, doesn’t knock the air out of the ball. “Imagine trying to …

Big deals on minds of owners during MLB meetings

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the record for richest contract that had been held by Alex Rodriguez for …

Giancarlo Stanton signs record $325M deal at news conference

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins’ field Wednesday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games. He had just signed a record $325 million, 13-year contract and …

College Football: Alabama rolls to No. 1, race for No. 4 heats up

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances. Keeping winning and the Crimson Tide, Ducks and Seminoles should …

Detroit’s passing game still a work in progress

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Calvin Johnson is back on the field, the season is more than half over and the Detroit Lions are still waiting for more production from their passing game. “It’s a lot of different variables …

Eli: Lots of good years left

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning believes he has a lot of good years of football left and he hopes to continue playing them with the New York Giants. The 33-year-old quarterback said Monday that he still loves …

Brady likely to have increased role against Lions

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady didn’t have to throw much or especially well for the New England Patriots to get their sixth straight win. He figures to play a bigger role when they go for their seventh. One week …

Collins, NBA’s 1st openly gay player, to retire

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

NEW YORK — Jason Collins, the first openly gay man to play in one of the four major North American professional leagues, announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the NBA. The 35-year-old Collins disclosed his plans …