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Giants cap undefeated preseason with win over Patriots

Thursday, August 28, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No one wanted overtime in the preseason finale, and Bill Belichick made sure neither the New York Giants or New England Patriots had to endure it. Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play after Belichick went for a first down in his territory late, and the Giants capped their first undefeated … 0

UMass needs a strong performance from a young line to pace its defense

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AMHERST — At the end of Tuesday’s practice, UMass defensive line coach Dave Sollazzo held a long impromptu meeting with his unit on the McGuirk … 0

Mark Whipple’s new start at UMass comes against old friend Don Brown

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AMHERST — If it were up to him, UMass coach Mark Whipple would rather not play against his friends. While he’s gotten used to it … 0

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

2014-15 UMass Hoop Schedule
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tattoo Tuesday: Jovan Santos-Knox
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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

WMass Tournament Scores/Schedules
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • JERREY ROBERTS
Gabrielle Akanhay, 6, left, and Sarah McGrath, 7, both of Florence, enjoy frog toys they won by throwing darts Friday at the Three-County Fair in Northampton.

    JERREY ROBERTS Gabrielle Akanhay, 6, left, and Sarah McGrath, 7, both of Florence, enjoy frog toys they won by throwing darts Friday at the Three-County Fair in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA

Summer is winding down, but some of the flowers in  Andrew Magee's garden, on Conz Street in Northampton, are still going strong.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Summer is winding down, but some of the flowers in Andrew Magee's garden, on Conz Street in Northampton, are still going strong. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS
Dillon Tiner, of Leverett, a student at Harvard University who's home for the summer, was painting the Leverett Congregational Church on Wednesday while Richard Connelly, a retired professor from Providence College, passed some time sitting on the steps.

    CAROL LOLLIS Dillon Tiner, of Leverett, a student at Harvard University who's home for the summer, was painting the Leverett Congregational Church on Wednesday while Richard Connelly, a retired professor from Providence College, passed some time sitting on the steps. Purchase photo reprints »

Sports Briefs: Darlington Raceway gets Labor Day back in 2015

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Darlington Raceway gets Labor Day back in 2015 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Darlington Raceway will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date next season in one of the few significant changes to NASCAR’s 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule. To get Darlington back to Labor Day weekend after … 0

Lesley Visser to lead historic all-women talk show on CBS Sports Network

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CBS officials talked about an all-women sports show for more than a year, and now they’re set to make television history. The network announced Tuesday that “We Need to Talk” will premiere Sept. 30 on CBS Sports Network. … 0

US teen CiCi Bellis, 15, stuns Dominika Cibulkova at US Open

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW YORK — While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal … 0

Judge OKs Aaron Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — A judge on Tuesday granted a request by former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from two cellphones and three iPads taken from his home in a search during a 2013 murder investigation. Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh … 0

Denver Broncos already facing adversity

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DENVER — General manager John Elway wanted more of an edge on defense after Denver’s shellacking in the Super Bowl, so he went out and signed free agents DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward. This trio of … 0

No reason to feel sorry for Jim Furyk

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — The good news for Jim Furyk is that people finally stopped talking about his golf swing that only a mother could love and a father could teach. Now it’s whether he knows how to win. … 0

Love struck: Kevin Love pledges commitment to Cavs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. “I’m in,” Love told James. For the long haul. Getting used to a … 0

Anthony Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands — Anthony Davis scored 18 points and teamed with forward Kenneth Faried to dominate the inside, leading the U.S. national team to a 101-71 victory over Slovenia on Tuesday in its final exhibition game before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Faried finished with … 0

Revolution introduce World Cup star Jermaine Jones

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Revolution signed U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones as much for what he will mean to the team off the field as on it. Although the addition of the former Bundesliga midfielder could … 0

Vermont police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BARNARD, Vt. (AP) — Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday. Freeh, who led an investigation into the … 0