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Whiteside comes up big for Heat in 83-75 win over Celtics

February 1st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Hassan Whiteside scored half of his 20 points during a dominant stretch spanning the third and fourth quarters to help the Miami Heat stave off Boston's rally and snap a two-game slide with an 83-75 victory over the Celtics on...

Djokovic Wins 5th Australian Open Title, Denies Murray a 1st

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February 1st, 2015
(AP Photo/Rob Griffith) By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer MELBOURNE, Atustralia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0...

Rodgers Wins 2nd NFL Most Valuable Player Award

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February 1st, 2015
AP Photo/Bill Haber, File By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers has won his second Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award in somewhat surprisingly easy fashion. Rodgers, who also took the honor in...

Falcons Defeated by Wolf Pack, 3 – 1

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January 31st, 2015
Hartford, Conn. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons were defeated by the Hartford Wolf Pack, 3-1, tonight at the XL Center. The loss puts the Falcons on a six-game losing streak and drops the team to 26-15-4-0 on the season. The Falcons are...

Falcons Blanked by Penguins, 5-0

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January 31st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) – Matt Murray and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins blanked the Springfield Falcons, 5-0, tonight at the MassMutual Center. The loss puts the Falcons on a five-game skid and marks the third time they have been shut out this...

Serena Williams Wins 6th Australian, 19th Major Title

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January 31st, 2015
AP Photo/Bernat Armangue MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6...

Athlete of the Week: Central Wrestler Jon Viruet

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January 30th, 2015
Springfield, MA (WGGB)----Pound for pound one of the best wrestlers in the nation Jon Viruet is the anchor for a dominant Central wrestling program that has had many years of recent success. Viruet's support from his father and older brother have...

Pot Charge Dropped Against Patriots’ Blount Near Pittsburgh

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January 30th, 2015
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)By JOE MANDAK, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana possession charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from his arrest with former Pittsburgh...

Marathon Champ Rita Jeptoo Banned 2 Years for Doping

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January 30th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Athletics Kenya says on Friday it has banned marathon champion Rita Jeptoo two years for doping. Jeptoo has won the Boston Marathon three times, and her second Chicago Marathon in...

Super Bowl XLIX Preview on ’40 in the Morning’

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January 30th, 2015
(WGGB) -- With Super Bowl XLIX just two days away, the '40 in the Morning' crew tackled the most pressing issues facing football fans. From an in-depth break-down of Tom Brady's variety of post-game hairstyles, to some more well-known Patriots...

Western Mass Baseball Hall Of Fame Inducts Joe Castiglione, 2015 Class

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Ma (WGGB)----The Western Mass Baseball Hall of Fame inducted it's second class tonight at the La Quinta Inn in Springfield. Inductees this year include former Yankee pitchers Art Ditmar and Vic Raschi, Amherst youth baseball advocate...

NFL: Ref Inspected Footballs Properly in AFC Title Game

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January 29th, 2015
by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX (AP) — NFL officiating chief Dean Blandino says the inspection of the footballs by referee Walt Anderson before the AFC championship game was handled properly. Blandino also said Thursday the...

UMass Athletic Director to Take Post at UC Santa Barbara

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January 29th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass Athletic Director Jon McCutcheon is stepping down from his post in Amherst for a position out west. McCutcheon will become the new Athletic Director at UC Santa Barbara and will be formally introduced at a press...

Worcester Sharks to Move to San Jose

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January 29th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Worcester's AHL franchise is heading west. San Jose Sharks Chief Operating Officer John Tortora announced Thursday that the the Worcester Sharks will be moving to San Jose and will begin playing there in October...

Martin’s Return Sparks Timberwolves Win Over Celtics

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January 29th, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Zach...