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Lauraine Joensen, defense spark Northampton past Westfield

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — After losing four starters from last season, Northampton girls basketball coach Perry Messer knew his team would have to “regroup and reinvent.” With a solid defensive structure and a newfound source of offense, the Blue Devils continued their strong start by beating Westfield 50-38 Tuesday night. With a game-high 22 points and 11 rebounds, sophomore forward Lauraine Joensen …

UMass misses opportunity for road win, falls in overtime to BYU

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Provo, Utah — One moment replayed itself in Maxie Esho’s mind as he sat on the UMass bench watching his team battle BYU in the …

Magic use big 1st half to hold off Celtics 100-95

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Last week, the Orlando Magic left the Boston Celtics’ home court having just received one of their most demoralizing losses of the …

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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Thursday, December 18, 2014
  • KEVIN GUTTING
Northampton mayor David Narkewicz, right, welcomes Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, center, upon his arrival to the city on the inaugural ride of the Amtrak Vermonter Monday afternoon. Joining them are U.S. representatives James McGovern, left, and Richard Neal. When the Vermonter's new route and schedule along the "Knowledge Corridor" starts December 29, service through Northampton will consist of a southbound stop at 1:31 p.m. and a northbound stop at 4:03 p.m.

    KEVIN GUTTING Northampton mayor David Narkewicz, right, welcomes Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, center, upon his arrival to the city on the inaugural ride of the Amtrak Vermonter Monday afternoon. Joining them are U.S. representatives James McGovern, left, and Richard Neal. When the Vermonter's new route and schedule along the "Knowledge Corridor" starts December 29, service through Northampton will consist of a southbound stop at 1:31 p.m. and a northbound stop at 4:03 p.m. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Tim Brennan stands near Union Station in Northampton Thursday where a train platform is being built.

    JERREY ROBERTS Tim Brennan stands near Union Station in Northampton Thursday where a train platform is being built. Purchase photo reprints »

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
the signage of the Wanczyk Evergreen Nursery and Christmas trees are seen in Hadley, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA the signage of the Wanczyk Evergreen Nursery and Christmas trees are seen in Hadley, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

Sunday, December 21, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. The three-time world heavyweight champion, …

Philadelphia’s loss puts Lions in playoffs

Sunday, December 21, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions are heading back to the postseason. Now they can focus on the race for the NFC North title. The Lions clinched their second playoff berth in the last 14 seasons when Philadelphia lost to Washington on Saturday. Detroit plays at Chicago on …

Eagles near elimination, fall 27-24 to Redskins

Sunday, December 21, 2014

LANDOVER, Md. — The Philadelphia Eagles have proved themselves to be a mirage, a team that got away with its faults until it couldn’t any longer. Leaders in the NFC East as recently as a week ago, they’re …

Kate Sullivan nets 21 points, pulls within four of 1K for Hopkins Academy

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kate Sullivan scored 21 points to move within four of 1,000 for her career as the Hopkins Academy girls basketball team defeated Turners Falls 63-40 at home Friday night. The senior hit five 3-pointers and also had eight …

Michael Hutchinson makes 30 saves, Jets beat Bruins

Friday, December 19, 2014

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Boston draft pick Michael Hutchinson had some fun at the Bruins’ expense. Hutchinson made 30 saves and Mathieu Perreault broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets’ …

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Celtics coach Brad Stevens was curious how his team would play in its first game without Rajon Rondo. Boston did just fine. Moving the ball crisply one day after the NBA assists leader was traded to …

Matt Vautour: UMass still searching for alpha dog

Saturday, December 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Before the season, UMass coach Derek Kellogg was asked casually who he thought would lead the Minutemen in scoring this season. He honestly wasn’t sure. At the time it seemed like a good thing. The Minutemen …

Celtics’ Danny Ainge says impending free agency led to Rajon Rondo deal

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo wanted to avoid rush-hour city traffic so he met at the Boston Celtics suburban practice facility with the man who traded him. “I shared with him how much I appreciated all he had done …

Playing Patriots still special for Rex Ryan, Jets

Saturday, December 20, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rex Ryan still isn’t backing down. Sure, his future with the New York Jets appears dim. But the coach is conceding nothing, and that means he has every intention of beating the New England …

Rajon Rondo wants another title run in move to Dallas

Friday, December 19, 2014

DALLAS — Rajon Rondo wants another ring and another parade and knew it probably wasn’t happening anytime soon with the rebuilding Celtics. When he was on his way to Dallas with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as the centerpiece …