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Marshawn Lynch at Media Day: “I’m Here So I Don’t Get Fined”

January 27th, 2015
PHOENIX (AP) -- Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch constantly repeated "I'm here so I don't get fined" for five minutes before leaving the podium at Media Day. About 200 reporters crowded around Lynch's podium for at least 15 minutes...

Patriots Move Past “Deflate-Gate” on Super Bowl Media Day

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January 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) PHOENIX (AP) -- Patriots owner Robert Kraft's pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it. Not only was the topic rarely raised in...

Prince Helps Celtics Edge Jazz, 99-90 in Utah

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January 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics held off the Utah Jazz for a 99-90 victory on Monday night. Tyler Zeller had 14 points and seven rebounds for Boston, which grabbed...

Red Sox All-Star Pitcher Bill Monbouquette Dies at 78

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January 26th, 2015
(AP Photo, File) BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown team, has died. He was 78. The team says in a news release Monday that Monbouquette...

Patriots Owner Makes Strong Defense of Team

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January 26th, 2015
by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a strong defense Monday night of his team's actions and integrity regarding the NFL's investigation into under-inflated footballs...

Thousands Cheer for Patriots at Super Bowl Sendoff in Boston

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January 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) -- Several thousand fans have gathered at City Hall Plaza in Boston to give the New England Patriots a raucous send-off to the Super Bowl. Mayor Marty Walsh sported a No. 12 Tom Brady jersey as he and other...

Providence Bruins Slip Past Springfield Falcons 2-1

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January 24th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons faced the Providence Bruins on Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd at the MassMutual Center. The Falcons were able to match the Bruins 1-1 in the second period, but would fall early in the...

Belichick on Deflated Balls: ‘We Try to Do Everything Right’

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January 24th, 2015
by JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is defending the way his team preps its game balls and said his team earned its spot in the Super Bowl fairly. Belichick gave an...

NFL Says No Conclusion Yet on Pats’ Deflated Footballs

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January 23rd, 2015
by HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL says it is still investigating how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in its last game but has no conclusions yet and no timetable for resolving the cheating...

Turner Hits Game-Winner in Final Seconds, Celtics Top Blazers

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January 23rd, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Evan Turner was confident from the moment the shot left his hands. With just 1.9 seconds left and trailing the Portland Trail Blazers 89-87, Turner launched a shot from about 23 feet out. It fell, giving the Boston Celtics...

Athlete of the Week: Cathedral Girl’s Hockey Katelyn Joyal

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January 22nd, 2015
Springfield, Ma (WGGB)---The history of hockey at Cathedral is well-known throughout the state especially here in Western Mass. While most of the focus goes to the boys dominant play but the girls team is quietly making some noise of their...

Seattle CB Lane Doesn’t Worry About Gronkowski

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January 22nd, 2015
photo MGN-Online By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Seattle Seahawks nickel cornerback Jeremy Lane said Thursday he doesn't think New England All-Pro Rob Gronkowski is that good and being physical with the tight end is...

Gasol Brothers to Start NBA All-Star Game; Lowry Gets Spot

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January 22nd, 2015
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto's Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference. Lowry...

Lakers Say Kobe Bryant has Torn Rotator Cuff

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January 22nd, 2015
(AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant has a torn right rotator cuff, the Los Angeles Lakers say. The Lakers made the announcement Thursday. Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers' loss at...

Brady Says He Didn’t Touch Footballs After Choosing Them

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January 22nd, 2015
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WGGB/AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he didn't touch or think about the footballs used to get his team into the Super Bowl after he picked out the ones he wanted to throw. Brady said Thursday that he didn't...