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Two-Run 12th Inning Gives Royals 9-8 Win Over A’s to Advance

October 1st, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to...

FCC Spikes Sports Blackout Rule

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September 30th, 2014
by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The FCC wants an end to sports blackouts. The Federal Communications Commission has voted to spike a decades-old rule preventing cable and satellite operators from airing sports...

Olympian Michael Phelps Arrested on DUI Charge

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September 30th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) BALTIMORE (WGGB/AP) — Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore...

NFL Says Abdullah Should Not Have Been Penalized

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September 30th, 2014
(AP Photo/Ed Zurga) by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL says Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer in the end zone after an...

Michigan Appologizes for Leaving Injured QB in Game

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September 30th, 2014
(Tony Ding Associated Press) (WGGB) -- The University of Michigan athletic director is apologizes for mistakes on the part of his coaching staff. Head coach Brady Hoke came under fire, after he left quarterback Shane Morris in the game for a...

Charles Returns with 3 TD’s, Chiefs Romp Patriots 41-14

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September 29th, 2014
(AP Photo) KANSAS CITY, Missouri (WGGB) -- Over the last 9 years, the New England Patriots were 11-3 on Monday night football. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was 4-1 in his career against the Chiefs. The numbers were on New England's side Monday...

Autopsy Shows Belcher Had Brain Damage before Murder, Suicide

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September 29th, 2014
(AP Photo/Bill Wippert, file) By BILL DRAPER Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) -- An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found...

Patriots vs. Bills Game on Oct. 12 to Air on FOX 6

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September 29th, 2014
(WGGB) -- The October 12 game between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills will now air on FOX 6. The announcement Monday is part of a "cross-flex" agreement between FOX and CBS, whereby NFC games can be swapped to CBS and AFC games can...

Stewart Never Considered Retiring After Ward Death

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September 29th, 2014
by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart never considered retiring from racing following the death of Kevin Ward Jr. The three-time NASCAR champion talked with reporters Monday at his first news conference...

Jeter Gets RBI-Single in Final At-Bat of Career

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September 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) - Derek Jeter hit a run-scoring infield single in the final at-bat of his 20-year major league career, leaving to a standing ovation at Fenway Park. The New York Yankees captain hit a high chop that...

Nationals’ Zimmermann Throws No-Hitter in Season Finale

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September 28th, 2014
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON, D.C. (WGGB) -- Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has become the 5th person to throw a no-hitter in the 2014 MLB season. And it took him until the team's final game to do so. It was a...

UMass Falls at McQuirk, So Does Video Board

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September 27th, 2014
Amherst (WGGB) - UMass Amherst celebrated its Homecoming this Saturday at McGuirk Stadium. The 2014 homecoming is not only an event where alumni return to campus, but it also marks the return of the UMass football team to McGuirk Stadium for the...

Friday Football Fever: Week 4

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September 27th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Friday night means football in Western Mass., and ABC40 had you covered with Week 4 of Friday Football Fever. We saw some narrow finishes and incredible performances on Friday night from teams across the area. That included an...

Jeter Sits, Capuano Shines as Yanks Beat Red Sox 3-2

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September 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) — Drained by the emotion of the storybook ending to his Yankee Stadium career, Derek Jeter took the night off. The New York Yankees won anyway. Jeter and the rest of the team's regulars watched from...

UMass Football Preps for Return to Campus, Sold-Out Homecoming Game

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September 26th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass (WGGB) -- UMass Football returns home to campus in a special homecoming weekend at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Festivities got underway Friday with the official dedication of new football facilities and they continue with the...