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Randall Jette, UMass motivated to overcome mistakes, losses

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

AMHERST — Randall Jette winces a little at the memory. The ball was in the UMass cornerback’s hands at the right sideline and Vanderbilt receiver C.J. Duncan wrestled it out as they crashed to the ground. The play happened almost seven months ago in the Minutemen’s 34-31 loss at Vanderbilt. It was hardly the only play that might have changed …

Milan Lucic’s late goal helps Bruins beat Panthers, 3-2

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

BOSTON — The only thing more critical than winning for the Boston Bruins was doing it in regulation. Milan Lucic scored the tiebreaking goal with …

Four No. 1 seeds in the women’s Final Four

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The women’s Final Four will have a familiar feel to it with three of last year’s teams back in the national semifinals. UConn, Notre Dame …

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

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

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  • JERREY ROBERTS
Christopher Petersen and Nicole Metcalf practice ballet during a class for adults earlier this month at Amherst Ballet.

    JERREY ROBERTS Christopher Petersen and Nicole Metcalf practice ballet during a class for adults earlier this month at Amherst Ballet. Purchase photo reprints »

  • MICKY BEDELL
Joan O'Brien, 56, walks her dog Sally down East Street in Northampton on Wednesday, March 25.

    MICKY BEDELL
Joan O'Brien, 56, walks her dog Sally down East Street in Northampton on Wednesday, March 25. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Jim Brooks of Northampton takes a recreational shell out for a row on the Connecticut River. The oars are fixed into the oar locks so the blade is "square," the best angle to power through the water, but this immobilization also keeps the blade from being "feathered," or turned parallel to the surface, during the return stroke out of the water.

    KEVIN GUTTING Jim Brooks of Northampton takes a recreational shell out for a row on the Connecticut River. The oars are fixed into the oar locks so the blade is "square," the best angle to power through the water, but this immobilization also keeps the blade from being "feathered," or turned parallel to the surface, during the return stroke out of the water. Purchase photo reprints »

No. 7 seed Michigan State Final Four-bound after overtime win over Louisville

Sunday, March 29, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn’t going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard’s vow lasted no more than 10 seconds …

Dekker latest star to emerge during NCAA run for Wisconsin

Sunday, March 29, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Frank Kaminsky last year; Sam Dekker in 2015. Wisconsin’s frontcourt players are turning into stars with stirring performances in the NCAA Tournament. “Yeah, by far,” senior guard Traevon Jackson said when asked whether Dekker’s 27-point performance …

Dayton ready for challenge of top seed UConn

Sunday, March 29, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. — Jim Jabir and his Dayton Flyers played UConn four years ago in the Huskies’ Thanksgiving tournament. They lost by 40, but came away with an understanding of what it took to be an elite program …

Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup win, 5th at Martinsville

Sunday, March 29, 2015

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track. Now, with his spot in NASCAR’s Chase for the championship virtually assured, they can work to make it …

Castillo throws out runner, scores as Red Sox top Rays 3-2

Sunday, March 29, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tiebreaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lead the Boston Red Sox …

Jimmy Walker wins hometown Texas Open

Sunday, March 29, 2015

SAN ANTONIO — Jimmy Walker made himself right at home on the Texas Open leaderboard. Walker won his hometown event Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth …

NCAA Hockey: Boston University advances to Frozen Four at TD Garden

Sunday, March 29, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Getting sent home from the NCAA Tournament rarely is a good thing. For Boston University, it’s ideal. The Terriers beat Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 on Saturday night to win the Northeast Regional and secure a berth in …

South Carolina last-second shot helps avoid UNC upset

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — For the second straight year, South Carolina found itself trailing late against North Carolina and staring at an early NCAA Tournament exit despite its No. 1 seed. This time, Tiffany Mitchell and the Gamecocks found a way to regroup, rally and advance. Mitchell drove …

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Friday, March 27, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in …

Wisconsin-Stevens Point ices Amherst College in Division III Frozen Four semifinals

Saturday, March 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Amherst College and goaltender Danny Vitale found out Friday night you can only stop a steamroller for so long. After blocking a fusillade of shots from everywhere imaginable over two periods, Vitale finally gave in to …