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Friday Football Fever: Week 9

November 1st, 2014
(WGGB) -- A playoff berth was on the line for many teams in Western Mass. on Halloween night. Agawam won the Suburban League title with a dramatic 27-22 win over Chicopee Comp, after a touchdown in the final seconds was called back. Giovanni...

Agent: Marathon Champion Jeptoo Fails Doping Test

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October 31st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) by GERALD IMRAY, AP Sports Writer STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo says the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test. Federico Rosa tells The Associated...

Red Sox Sign Closer Koji Uehara for 2 Years

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October 30th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have signed Koji Uehara for two more years, committing $18 million to the reliever who closed out the 2013 World Series but struggled along with the team this season. One year to the day after Uehara struck...

Athlete of the Week: Belchertown Soccer Forward Noah Lussier

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October 30th, 2014
Belchertown. Ma (WGGB)----While many teams tout the "team first" attitude few execute it as well as Belchertown boys soccer. Forward Noah Lussier describes himself as just one piece of the puzzle that makes this Oriole's team successful. "I think...

Giants Beat Royals 3-2 in Game 7 to Win World Series

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October 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WGGB) -- Madison Bumgarner led the San Francisco Giants throughout the 2014 Playoffs, and he had a little bit more left in the tank on Wednesday night. He threw 5 innings of scoreless relief to...

Falcons Squander Two-Goal Lead, Fall to Devils 4-2

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October 29th, 2014
ALBANY, New York (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons got off to a strong start on the road in Wednesday night. However, their two-goal lead was not enough to keep the Albany Devils down. Falcons captain Ryan Craig scored just more than one...

Rondo Returns in Season Opener, Celtics Beat Nets

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October 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) — Brad Stevens knew he had an all-star point guard when he took the Celtics' coaching job, but he didn't really get to see it in his first season on the Boston bench. Reconstructive knee surgery kept...

UMass to Play FGCU at MassMutual Center in December

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October 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- For the seventh year in a row, the UMass Minutemen will play a basketball game at the MassMutual Center. UMass and city officials made the announcement Wednesday morning that the Minutemen will host Florida...

Royals Force Game 7 in World Series Rout of Giants

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October 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0...

Wild Rally to Drop Bruins 4-3; Boston Sinks Below .500

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October 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (AP) — It was a difficult but rewarding split for the Minnesota Wild. The Wild rallied with three goals in the third period and beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday night, easing the pain from the night...

Thousands Attend Burial for Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras

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October 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) SOSUA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Several St. Louis Cardinals were among thousands of people who crowded into a cemetery near the Dominican Republic's north coast for Tuesday's burial of former major league...

Jose Canseco Accidentally Shoots Himself in the Hand

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October 28th, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (WGGB/FOX News) -- Former baseball star Jose Canseco accidentally shot himself in the left hand while cleaning a gun in his Las Vegas home. According to FOX CT, Canseco was hit when his semiautomatic handgun went off...

Hockey Great Gordie Howe Resting After Stroke

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October 28th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Hockey great Gordie Howe has lost some function on the right side of his body after having a stroke Sunday in Texas. Howe’s daughter Cathy says the 86-year-old Detroit Red Wings legend has lost much use of his right arm and...

Giants Shut-Out Royals, Take 3-2 World Series Lead

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October 26th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner smothered the Kansas City Royals for the second time in a week, pitching a four-hitter that led the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 victory Sunday night and a 3-2 World Series...

Cardinals Outfielder Dies in Car Accident

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October 26th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Authorities say St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. National police spokesman Jacobo Mateo Moquete confirmed...