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Orioles chase Lackey, rout Red Sox

April 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Jonathan Schoop went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles pounded Red Sox starter John Lackey in an 8-4 victory over Boston on Friday night. Every Orioles starter had at least one hit except for...

Falcons Snap Winning Streak with Loss to Hartford Wolf Pack

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April 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The Springfield Falcons win streak was snapped by a defeat by the Hartford Wolf Pack at the XL Center Friday night. The final score of the game was 2-1. This ends the team’s three-game win streak. Playoffs...

Ortiz Wants to Visit Marathon Finish Line Monday

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum) BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz wants to visit the Boston Marathon finish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their Patriots' Day game against Baltimore. Just over a year ago, two bombs went off near the finish line,...

Bruins Fall to Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Playoffs

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- The Boston Bruins fell to the Detroit Red Wings in the start of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The puck dropped at 7:30 PM at the TD Garden in Boston. The final score of the game...

Lester Out-Duels Sale, Red Sox Win 3-1

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April 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Paul Beaty) CHICAGO (AP) -- Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston's two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Lester...

Napoli Back in Red Sox Lineup after Missing Game

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April 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Nick Wass) CHICAGO (AP) -- First basemen Mike Napoli was back in Boston's starting lineup on Thursday night, two days after dislocating a finger on his left hand. Napoli hurt his ring finger on a headfirst slide into second base in...

Athlete of the Week: Westfield’s Maddy Atkocaitis

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April 17th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Whether it be on the softball diamond or in everyday life, it is amazing how an animated personality can elevate the surrounding vibes. Westfield third baseman Maddy Atkocaitis, the vocal leader for the Bombers,...

Runners Selling their Spots in the Boston Marathon

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April 17th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- 36,000 runners are expected to take part in Monday's Boston Marathon, the first since the bombings that shook their city last year. Apparently, however, some of them will be handing over their bib to those willing to pay big...

Red Sox Outlast White Sox 6-4 in 14 Innings

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April 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) CHICAGO (AP) -- Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox 6-4 in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17...

Celtics’ Season Comes to an End with 118-102 Loss to Wizards

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) BOSTON (AP) -- Bradley Beal stood at his locker near the middle of a noisy Washington locker room and expressed a thought that Wizards' players haven't felt for a few years. "I was sitting here after the game and...

At 2014 Boston Marathon, A Chance to Finally Finish

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)By PAT GRAHAM and ALEX SANZ, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours. He...

White Sox Beat Red Sox 2-1 on Throwing Error in 9th

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April 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) CHICAGO (AP) — Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and the Chicago White Sox edged the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night. Tied at one, Red...

NBA D-League Announces Sale of Springfield Armor

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April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- After weeks of speculation, the Springfield Armor is officially leaving the Birthplace of Basketball for the Midwest. The NBA Development League, or D-League, announced Tuesday that the Armor have been sold to SSJ...

Olympic Great Michael Phelps Ending Retirement

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April 14th, 2014
By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer (AP) -- Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at...

Nova, Yankees Beat Red Sox 3-2 with Replay Help

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April 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) by MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another...