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`Informal’ Talks on Michael Phelps Competing at Worlds

March 5th, 2015
(photo MGN/Tim Binning) By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Michael Phelps possibly could swim in this summer's world championships if his ban is overturned by USA Swimming. There have been discussions about Phelps' possible participation in...

Athlete of the Week: Hampshire Basketball’s Conor Cronin

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March 5th, 2015
WESTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB)---While it is hard to fly under the radar with an 18-3 record, Conor Cronin and the Hampshire Raiders managed to do that for much of this season. Quietly racking up wins en route to a top seed in the division III tournament....

Vince Wilfork: Pats Not Picking up Option

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March 5th, 2015
(AP Photo / Stephan Savoia) FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WGGB) - Beloved Patriots nose tackle Vince Wolfork broke the news Thursday that the team won't be picking up the "option" in his contract, setting the stage for the end of his eleven-year career...

Zeller’s Shot at Buzzer Lifts Celtics Past Jazz

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March 4th, 2015
By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 21 points, Jae...

MLS, Players Agree in Principle to 5-Year Deal

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March 4th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Major League Soccer and its players' union have agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a...

UMass to Retire Jersey in Honor of Fmr. Coach John Calipari

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March 4th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass Athletics plans to honor former coach John Calipari next season by retiring a jersey in his honor. The move will come as part of a 20th anniversary celebration of the men's...

Former Patriots QB Matt Cassel Traded to Bills

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March 4th, 2015
(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills have agreed on a trade that will send quarterback Matt Cassel to the Bills next week and fetch the Vikings extra draft picks. Both teams announced the...

MLB Tries to Speed Game with Clocks in Spring Training

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March 4th, 2015
Digital clocks have been installed in ballparks throughout the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues to keep the action moving. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With large, glowing red numbers, the timer on the center-field wall at...

James Scores 27 on Milestone Night, Cavs Cruise Past Celtics

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March 3rd, 2015
CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. James, who has 24,508 career points, moved past...

Report: Eagles Deal Running Back Lesean McCoy to Bills

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March 3rd, 2015
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan's "ground and pound" running attack with the Buffalo Bills next season. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the...

Buchholz, Porcello, Red Sox Pitchers Stop 2 College Teams

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March 3rd, 2015
(Ctsy: MGNOnline, peteaylward) FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Clay Buchholz started with one perfect inning and Boston Red Sox pitchers dominated the rest of the day in sweeping a pair of college teams, beating Northeastern 2-1 and edging Boston...

Howard Gets 2 Hits in Spring Opener; Phils Tie Yanks 5-5

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March 3rd, 2015
By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Newly trim Ryan Howard singled in his first two at-bats of spring training, and the Philadelphia Phillies tied the New York Yankees 5-5 Wednesday in their spring training opener. Trying...

NFL Films Releases Patriots Super Bowl DVD

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March 3rd, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online)FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots fans who can't get enough of the team's Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks now have a chance to watch not just Malcolm Butler's game-clinching interception but...

Schilling Fires Back After Offensive Twitter Posts About His Daughter

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March 2nd, 2015
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Wikimedia) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is firing back at cyberbullies who posted offensive comments about his daughter on Twitter. Schilling congratulated his daughter on Twitter...

Chicago’s 1st Black Major League Baseball Player Minoso Dies

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March 1st, 2015
Photo Courtesy of ABC News By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday morning. Minoso homered...