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Springfield, MA (WGGB)—-Pound for pound one of the best wrestlers in the nation Jon Viruet is the anchor for a dominant Central wrestling program that has had many years of recent success. Viruet’s support from his father and older brother have… Read more

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(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)By JOE MANDAK, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana possession charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from his arrest with former Pittsburgh… Read more

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(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Athletics Kenya says on Friday it has banned marathon champion Rita Jeptoo two years for doping. Jeptoo has won the Boston Marathon three times, and her second Chicago Marathon in… Read more

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(WGGB) — With Super Bowl XLIX just two days away, the ’40 in the Morning’ crew tackled the most pressing issues facing football fans. From an in-depth break-down of Tom Brady’s variety of post-game hairstyles, to some more well-known Patriots… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Ma (WGGB)—-The Western Mass Baseball Hall of Fame inducted it’s second class tonight at the La Quinta Inn in Springfield. Inductees this year include former Yankee pitchers Art Ditmar and Vic Raschi, Amherst youth baseball advocate… Read more

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by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX (AP) — NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly. Blandino also said Thursday the… Read more

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AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — UMass Athletic Director Jon McCutcheon is stepping down from his post in Amherst for a position out west. McCutcheon will become the new Athletic Director at UC Santa Barbara and will be formally introduced at a press… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Worcester’s AHL franchise is heading west. San Jose Sharks Chief Operating Officer John Tortora announced Thursday that the the Worcester Sharks will be moving to San Jose and will begin playing there in October… Read more

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Zach… Read more

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By HOWARD FENDRICH and EDDIE PELLS, AP Sports Writers PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The… Read more

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PHOENIX (AP) — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch constantly repeated “I’m here so I don’t get fined” for five minutes before leaving the podium at Media Day. About 200 reporters crowded around Lynch’s podium for at least 15 minutes… Read more

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(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) PHOENIX (AP) — Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it. Not only was the topic rarely raised in… Read more

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(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics held off the Utah Jazz for a 99-90 victory on Monday night. Tyler Zeller had 14 points and seven rebounds for Boston, which grabbed… Read more

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(AP Photo, File) BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown team, has died. He was 78. The team says in a news release Monday that Monbouquette… Read more

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by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a strong defense Monday night of his team’s actions and integrity regarding the NFL’s investigation into under-inflated footballs… Read more