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Patriots’ Formation Leads to NFL Rule Change

March 26th, 2015
PHOENIX, Arizona (WGGB) -- There will be one less play in New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick's bag of tricks in 2015. His deceptive formation that garnered attention during their playoff victory over the Ravens last season has been...

Injury-Riddled Heat Top Celtics 93-86

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March 26th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Goran Dragic had 22 points and seven assists, and the banged-up Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-86 on Wednesday night. Luol Deng scored 15 points for Miami, and Udonis Haslem had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Henry Walker and...

Judge Lets ex-NHL Player Lawsuit Over Concussions Continue

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March 25th, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The NHL's motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries was largely rejected Wednesday by a federal judge, allowing the claims to move forward. The plaintiffs have been...

NASCAR Issues Penalties to No. 33 Cup Team, Xfinity Team

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March 25th, 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR has fined and suspended the crew chief of a Richard Childress Racing-affiliated team. The sanctioning body fined Slugger Labbe $50,000, suspended him the next three races and placed him on probation until Dec....

Jets File Tampering Charges Against Patriots

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March 25th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (WGGB) -- The New York Jets are stoking the fire in their rivalry with the New England Patriots, filing a tampering charge against the team. It's focused around Patriots owner Robert Kraft's comments about former...

NFL Unveils Plans to Mark League’s 50th Super Bowl

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March 24th, 2015
(Logo Courtesy: NFL) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) -- The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration. The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high...

UMass Basketball Player Derrick Gordon to Transfer

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March 24th, 2015
Amherst, MA (WGGB)----UMass Basketball player Derrick Gordon announces he will be transferring schools at the end of the semester. Gordon made headlines earlier this season as he became the first openly gay player in NCAA Men's...

UMass Names Ryan Bamford New Athletic Director

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March 24th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass Amherst has named Ryan Bamford as their next athletic director. The university made the announcement Monday afternoon. Bamford had spent the last previous four years at Georgia Tech, with the last two years as the...

NFL Suspending TV Blackouts for 2015 Season

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March 23rd, 2015
by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX (AP) -- The NFL will not block any games from local television during the 2015 season. The league said Monday that team owners voted for a one-year suspension of the long-standing blackout...

Two-Seeds Toppled in Sunday Tournament Action

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March 23rd, 2015
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (WGGB) -- Two more major contenders in the NCAA Tournament were sent home on Sunday. For the second year in a row, Michigan State ended 2-seed Virginia's run, earning a 60-54 upset as the 7-seed. Once considered...

Falcons Defeat Wolfpack 2-1 in Shootout

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March 22nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) - The Springfield Falcons tamed the Hartford Wolf Pack, 2-1, in a shootout Saturday night at the MassMutual Center. The win advances the Falcons to 34-24-7-0 on the season with 75 points. Springfield also holds a 3-2-3-0 record...

NC State in Sweet 16 with 71-68 Stunner Over No. 1 Villanova

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March 21st, 2015
Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston (22) shoots over North Carolina State's Beejay Anya (21) during the first half of an NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by DAN...

Georgia State Stuns Baylor in NCAA Tournament

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March 19th, 2015
(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) by FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — R.J. Hunter's 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining capped a comeback from a 12-point deficit and lifted 14th-seeded Georgia State to a 57-56 opening-game...

Notre Dame Dodges Early Exit in 69-65 Win Over Northeastern

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March 19th, 2015
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zach Auguste scored 25 points, Jerian Grant added 17 and Notre Dame dodged a scare trying to erase its futile NCAA Tournament history with a 69-65 win over...

14th-Seeded UAB Blazers Upset No. 9 Iowa State 60-59

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March 19th, 2015
(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) by TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — William Lee scored the last four points for 14th-seeded UAB, and the Blazers upset ninth-ranked Iowa State 60-59 on Thursday in their opening game in...