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April 24th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -On Tuesday, Western Mass News was launched, featuring a new brand of news for the area, including more reporters, stories that matter to you and your family, and weather and traffic together so you can plan your...

Soldier-Dad Surprises Son by Photobombing His School Picture

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April 20th, 2015
(CNN) -- Photobombs are usually something to laugh at, but this one might bring tears to your eyes. That's 8-year-old Joshua Bass participating in Friday's picture day at his elementary school in Durham, N.C. When the photographer...

Eagles Sign Quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-Year Contract

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April 20th, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season. The team announced the...

Red Sox Get 5 Unearned Runs in 7-1 Win Over Orioles

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April 20th, 2015
Boston Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan, right, scores as Baltimore Orioles' Ryan Lavarnway waits for the throw on a double by Dustin Pedroia during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)By HOWARD...

Desisa Wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich Takes Women’s Race

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April 20th, 2015
Caroline Rotich, of Kenya, breaks the tape to win the women's division of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015 in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) by JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the...

Men’s, Women’s Wheelchair Winners Cross Boston Marathon Finish Line

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April 20th, 2015
Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, crosses the finish line to win the wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- The weather is damp but the atmosphere is electric for the...

Tim Tebow Expected to Sign with Eagles

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April 19th, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, according to three people familiar with the deal. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the...

Falcons Rally Past IceCaps in Overtime

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April 19th, 2015
ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland – The Springfield Falcons rallied past the St. John’s IceCaps, 4-3, in overtime in the final 2014-15 regular season game of the season tonight at the Mile One Centre. The victory keeps the Falcons in eighth in the...

Chris Davis’ 2-run homer helps Orioles defeat Red Sox 4-1

April 18th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Chris Davis hit a two-run homer, Chris Tillman rebounded from a rough start and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Saturday. Adam Jones had three singles for the Orioles, who moved back over .500 at 6-5. David...

Springfield Falcons Sign Affiliation Agreement with Arizona Coyotes

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April 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons have entered into a multi-year affiliation agreement with the Arizona Coyotes. According to Bruce Landon, director of hockey operations, the team has signed a three-year agreement,...

Patriots to be Honored at White House after Super Bowl Win

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April 17th, 2015
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will be honored at the White House next week. The Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX. It was New England's fourth NFL...

Vikings’ Adrian Peterson Reinstated by NFL

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April 17th, 2015
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent...

Bruins Fire GM Chiarelli After Missing Playoffs

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April 15th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Bruins have fired general manager Peter Chiarelli just days after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons. President Cam Neely and Chief Executive Charlie Jacobs have scheduled a news conference...

Celtics Clinch Improbable Playoff Birth with Nets Loss

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April 14th, 2015
(AP Photo/Matt York) BOSTON (WGGB) -- Despite being four games under .500 as of Monday, the Boston Celtics not only made the playoffs, but have a good shot at locking up the 7th seed in the NBA's Eastern Conference. The Celtics have the...

Red Sox Win Home Opener 9-4 Over Nationals

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April 13th, 2015
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) by HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts hit a three-run homer, took a two-run shot away from Bryce Harper with a flashy catch and stole two bases on the same pitch, leading the Boston Red Sox...