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Longtime UMass men’s soccer coach dies

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch (coke), who led the Minutemen to a berth in the 2007 College Cup, has died after a two-year battle with sinus cancer.

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As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts

In this July 1, 2014 photo released by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, (IFAW) gray seals congregate on the shore in Chatham, Mass. Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that they are taking over large stretches of shore, attracting sharks which feed on them, and are interfering with fishing charters. (AP Photo/International Fund for Animal Welfare)

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt.

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Gomes’ pinch HR lifts Red Sox over Royals 5-4

Boston Red Sox pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes is congratulated by teammates after his two-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Jonny Gomes’ go-ahead shot into the center field bleachers left him just one pinch-hit homer behind the Red Sox all-time leader.

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Last-place Red Sox hope for turnaround

American League pitcher Jon Lester, of the Boston Red Sox, throws during the second inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

BOSTON (AP) — From worst to first to worst again.

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Tsarnaev pal’s jury to begin 2nd day deliberating

In this May 13, 2014 file courtroom sketch, defendant Azamat Tazhayakov, a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sits during a hearing in federal court in Boston. Tazhayakov, of Kazakhstan, is accused with another friend of removing items from Tsarnaev's dorm room, but is not charged with participating in the bombing or knowing about it in advance. The jury began deliberating in the case Wednesday, July 16, 2014, after closing arguments in the first trial related to the 2013 bombings, which killed three people and injured more than 260. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)

BOSTON (AP) — The jury in the trial of a man accused of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deliberated for a second day without reaching a verdict on Thursday.

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