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Papelbon Suspended 7 Games for Lewd Gesture, Bumping Umpire

September 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr) SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. Papelbon said in a statement...

Local Players Strive to “Do Better” than NFL Role Models

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September 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- The NFL and it's players seem to be in the spot light lately more off the field than on it. Between the Aaron Hernandez homicide trials, Ray Rice beating his wife and the most recent incident with Adrian Peterson...

Adrian Peterson ‘Sorry’ for Hurting Child

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September 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson has issued a statement after being charged with child abuse and says he is "sorry about the hurt I have brought to my child." Peterson issued his statement on Monday a...

Banners Fly Over NFL Stadiums Calling for Goodell’s Resignation

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September 15th, 2014
(A banner flies over FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, one of three displayed over NFL stadiums on Sunday calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to step down.) CLEVELAND, Ohio (WGGB) -- Sunday brought one of the worst weeks in NFL history to...

Brady, Patriots bounce back to beat Vikings 30-7

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September 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WGGB) -- The Minnesota Vikings got off to a fast start against the New England Patriots, who came into the game hoping to avoid their first 0-2 start since the Drew Bledsoe era. The Patriots,...

Panthers Sit DE Greg Hardy after Domestic Abuse Conviction

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September 14th, 2014
(AP Photo) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera had a change of heart Sunday, benching defensive end Greg Hardy before the team's 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions. Rivera defended his late decision to make Hardy inactive by...

Greg Norman Injured by Chainsaw

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September 14th, 2014
ESPN Photo ESPN -- Golfing legend Greg Norman injured his left hand with a chainsaw, according to a post on his Instagram feed. "Working with a chainsaw ALWAYS be respectful of the unexpected," Norman said in the caption to a photo of the...

Red Sox Fall to Royals 7-1

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September 14th, 2014
(Ctsy. MGN Online) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Saturday night. Manager Ned Yost...

Vanderbilt Rallies, Beats UMass 34-31

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September 13th, 2014
Vanderbilt running back Ralph Webb (26) celebrates after scoring the winning touchdown on a 4-yard run against Massachusetts in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt completed...

Friday Football Fever: Week Two

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September 12th, 2014
(WGGB) -- While teams from across Western Mass. square off on the field, ABC40 was working to bring you all the highlights, scores, and reaction from an exciting night of high school football. There were plenty of close-fought match-ups and...

Red Sox Drop Royals Out of First with 4-2 Win

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September 12th, 2014
(Ctsy. MGN Online) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the sputtering Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night. Kansas...

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Indicted on Child Abuse

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September 12th, 2014
HOUSTON, TX (WGGB/AP) -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse. Attorney Rusty Hardin says the charge accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank his...

Pistorius Can Compete Again in Paralympics

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September 12th, 2014
photo MGN-Online LONDON (AP) -- The International Paralympic Committee says Oscar Pistorius will be free to compete again once he has served any punishment for killing his girlfriend. The South African double-amputee runner was found guilty...

Union Reps to Discuss NFL Drug Policy Again

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September 12th, 2014
By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Player representatives to the union will discuss the NFL's latest drug policy proposal during a second conference call. The call is scheduled for late afternoon and a vote on the changes...

Orioles Slugger Chris Davis Suspended 25 games

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September 12th, 2014
photo MGN By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) -- Orioles slugger Chris Davis has been suspended 25 games for using amphetamines, a punishment that will extend into the postseason. Baltimore started play Friday leading the AL...