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UMass Loses to BYU 77-71 in Overtime

December 23rd, 2014
by JIM RAYBURN, Associated Press PROVO, Utah (AP) — Anson Winder scored 25 points off the bench and Kyle Collinsworth added 18 points and 15 rebounds as BYU held of UMass 77-71 in overtime Tuesday. Five of Winder's points came in...

Patriots Clinch Home-Field Advantage in Playoffs After Broncos Lose

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December 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- With the Broncos loss to Denver on Monday night, the New England Patriots have officially secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Bengals beat the Denver Broncos in Cincinnati 37-28. The Patriots now hold the first...

Colts Owner Helps Out Mass. Kerouac Non-Profit

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December 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File) LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The owner of the Indianapolis Colts has ponied up $10,000 for a Massachusetts organization that keeps Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac's legacy alive. James Irsay's donation is the...

Heat Snap 5-Game Home Slide, Top Celtics 100-84

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December 21st, 2014
MIAMI (AP) -- Luol Deng scored 23 points, James Ennis scored 10 of his 16 in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat ended a five-game home losing streak with a 100-84 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. Norris Cole scored 15 and Mario...

Pats Edge Jets 17-16, Clinch 1st-Round Playoff Bye

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December 21st, 2014
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter after the Patriots intercepted Geno Smith, and New England clinched a first-round playoff bye with a 17-16 victory over the New York...

Falcons Down Bears 2-1 in Overtime

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December 21st, 2014
HERSHEY, Pa. – The Springfield Falcons downed the Hershey Bears, 2-1, in overtime Saturday night at the Giant Center. The victory increases the Falcons to 20-9-1-0 on the season and keeps the team on top of the Northeast Division with 41...

Muhammad Ali Hospitalized with Pneumonia

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December 20th, 2014
(AP photo) LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) -- A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight boxing champion has been hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia. Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Saturday night that the 72-year-old boxing great...

Falcons Nudge Senators, 6-5

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December 20th, 2014
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Springfield Falcons nudged the Binghamton Senators, 6-5, tonight at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. The victory advances the Falcons to 19-9-1-0 and keeps the team on top of the Northeast Division with 39...

Marathon Runner Jeptoo’s ‘B’ Sample Positive

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December 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) By TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's athletics federation says marathon runner Rita Jeptoo's "B" sample has tested positive, confirming an earlier test that found traces of a banned...

Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty to DUI

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December 19th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) -- Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Baltimore almost three months after he was arrested. Phelps entered his...

Rondo-to-Mavs Deal Nearly Completed

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December 18th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Boston Celtics are in the process of finalizing a deal to send point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks. According to ESPN, the Celtics and Mavericks have an agreement in principle to send Rondo to Dallas...

Athlete of the Week: Putnam Basketball Captain Jonathan Garcia

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December 18th, 2014
Springfield, Ma (WGGB)---Very rarely do we find an athlete of the week candidate as deserving as Putnam basketball's Jonathan Garcia. An honor roll student, Garcia is a part of the scholar athlete after-school program, an ambassador to "project...

Woman Sues Over Elevator Shaft Fall at Fenway Park

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December 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured in May is suing the owner of the Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, New Jersey, filed suit...

Report: Celtics Discussing Rondo Trade with Mavericks

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December 18th, 2014
BOSTON (WGGB) -- Recent struggles by the Boston Celtics have Danny Ainge and his staff looking towards the future. Unfortunately, serious growth could mean parting ways with some major star power. According to a report from ESPN.com, the Celtics...

Eriksson’s Overtime Goal Gives Bruins 3-2 Win Over Wild

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December 17th, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Loui Eriksson's goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six. Carl Soderberg, who...