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Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 in Series Game 7

Thursday, October 30, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants succeeded where no team had in 3 1/2 decades, winning Game 7 on the road for their third World Series title in five years. Punctuating one of the finest October performances in baseball history, Bumgarner came out of the bullpen to pitch five scoreless innings on two days’ rest …

Rondo returns, helps Celtics beat Nets 121-105

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BOSTON — Brad Stevens knew he had an all-star point guard when he took the Celtics’ coaching job, but he didn’t really get to see …

Four-goal second half punches Frontier girls soccer’s tourney ticket

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Needing a win to qualify for the postseason, the Frontier Regional girls soccer team knew it had work to do with under …

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

MAC Picks Week 9
Saturday, October 25, 2014
MAC Picks Week 8
Saturday, October 18, 2014

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

Wednesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Western Massachusetts Tournaments
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Tuesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday’s live local scoreboard
Monday, October 27, 2014
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Susan Barnett of Florence currently works two mornings a week in the Northampton High School office.

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Varun Sheel, left, and Curtis Barnes at the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where they two are students.

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Schweickhard von Goeler inserts a beer bottle into a  recycling machine at the Liquors 44 in Northampton, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

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Tom Brady throws 5 TDs, three to Gronk as Patriots rout Bears 51-23

Sunday, October 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Nearly every time Tom Brady dropped back, he hit his target. In one of the best performances of his brilliant career, the New England Patriots quarterback threw five touchdown passes and completed 30 of 35 passes. …

Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras, 22, dies in car accident in Dominican Republic

Sunday, October 26, 2014

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors’ top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Taveras was …

UMass puts scare in Toledo but falls short, 42-35

Saturday, October 25, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio — With 38 seconds left and the score tied, UMass coach Mark Whipple called timeout to relay a message to his team. Toledo had driven to the 19-yard line and Jeremiah Detmer, one of league’s top …

Easthampton snaps two-game slide, rolls past Greenfield 54-0

Saturday, October 25, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After losing two in a row, the Easthampton football team needed a game like this. The Eagles ran away early, scoring on every offensive drive of the first half and returned a punt for a touchdown …

NFL Week 8: Ben Roethlisberger throws for 522 yards, 6 TDs as Steelers grind Colts, 51-34

Sunday, October 26, 2014

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger set franchise records with 522 yards passing and six touchdowns and the Pittsburgh Steelers raced by the Indianapolis Colts 51-34 on Sunday. Roethlisberger’s yardage total was the fourth highest in NFL history. He became …

Youth football: Northampton upsets Holyoke to advance to SAFL Senior Division final

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The fourth-seeded Northampton Blue Devils upset No. 1 Holyoke, 18-16, Saturday at Smith Vocational to advance to the AA Conference Senior Division final of the Suburban Amateur Football League. The Blue Devils trailed 16-0 to the unbeaten Knights, but pulled within 16-6 at halftime. Behind quarterback Gavin Girardin, …

Abby Wambach has 4 goals in 6-0 US win over Costa Rica

Sunday, October 26, 2014

CHESTER, Pa. — Abby Wambach scored four goals and the World Cup-bound United States defeated Costa Rica 6-0 Sunday night for the team’s fifth CONCACAF Women’s Championship title. The U.S. women had already secured a trip to next …

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at Martinsville Speedway

Sunday, October 26, 2014

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned his fourth win of the season on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway in an emotional victory a week after he was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Jeff Gordon …

Weekend colleges: Boston College ices UMass win streak at two games

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The UMass hockey team held No. 6 Boston College scoreless for a period and a half, but the defense cracked as BC went on for a 4-1 victory Saturday night in Boston. The Minutemen (2-3-0, 1-2-0 Hockey East) saw their two-game win streak come to an end. The …