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NY Islanders Owner Announces Sale

August 19th, 2014
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon...

MAC Commissioner: ESPN Deal Brings Stability

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August 19th, 2014
By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Sports Writer BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain...

VIDEO: R.I. Little League Coach Gives Inspirational Speech Following Loss

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August 19th, 2014
MOBILE USERS: CLICK HERE for video. (WGGB) -- Following any hard fought game or match, players often want to hear words of encouragement, especially if a team goes away with a loss. Dave Belisle, manager of the Cumberland, R.I....

Gronkowski Full Participant in Practice for First Time Since Surgery

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August 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)FOXBORO (WGGB) -- New England Patriots fans got some good news at training camp on Monday, as several questions surround their offense for the 2014 season. Tight end Rob Gronkowski was a full participant in practice for...

Red Sox Fall Short Against Angels 4-2

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August 18th, 2014
(Ctsy: MGNOnline, peteaylward) BOSTON (AP) -- Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit consecutive RBI doubles, and the Los Angeles Angels extended their AL West lead with a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth win in...

Red Sox Demote Bradley Jr., Recall Mookie Betts

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August 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Chris Schneider) BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox have optioned center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled outfielder/infielder Mookie Betts. The moves were made before Monday night's game against the Los Angeles...

Astros Take 8-1 Win Over Sox

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August 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Jose Altuve hit his first grand slam after Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts made a mental gaffe on a play that would have ended an inning Sunday, carrying the Houston Astros to an 8-1 victory over the Red Sox. Altuve, who leads the...

Captain of the corn maze: Farm honors Derek Jeter

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August 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya) SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- As far as corny Derek Jeter tributes go, this one will be tough to beat. A farm in central New Jersey carved an image of the New York Yankees captain and a thank you message to him into its...

The Suburban Amateur Football League Gets up and Running

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August 16th, 2014
 EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass (WGGB) -- While the pros are just a few weeks away from kicking off their season, youth football in Western Mass is already underway at the suburban amateur football league. Baseball may have trademarked "America's...

Brady Wins Preseason Debut, Pats Top Eagles 42-35

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August 16th, 2014
By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass after sitting out the first preseason game and the New England Patriots capitalized on four turnovers to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 42-35 on Friday...

Pitcher Mo’Ne Davis Leads Philadelphia in LLWS

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August 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis, one of two girls at the Little League World Series, threw a two-hitter to help Philadelphia beat Nashville 4-0 on Friday in the opener for both teams. The first...

Springfield Boy Gets Wish Granted to Meet WWE Superstar John Cena

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August 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- He watches all of his matches, and he's got all of his gear. Now, after a once-in-a-lifetime meeting at Madison Square Garden, 14-year-old Edrick DeJesus of Springfield can officially call himself John Cena's...

Businesses Preparing for Impact of Fantasy Football Drafts

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August 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Are you ready for some football? Millions of Americans are and a good chunk of those will spend this weekend drafting their fantasy football teams. Greg Olsen is one of those preparing. "It gives you something...

NASCAR Adds New Rule on Exiting Cars After Crashes

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August 15th, 2014
By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) -- NASCAR has added a new rule telling drivers to not approach the track or moving vehicles after accidents. The rule comes less than a week after a driver was struck and killed during a...

Red Sox Top Astros 9-4, Win 4th Straight

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August 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) -- Dustin Pedroia's two-run double capped a seven-run sixth inning Thursday night that sent the Boston Red Sox to their fourth straight win, 9-4 over the Houston Astros. Pedroia finished with three hits,...