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Red Sox Land Cuban Outfielder Rusney Castillo

August 22nd, 2014
(Ctsy. MGN Online) BOSTON (WGGB) -- The Boston Red Sox have landed some much-needed help in the form of a highly-touted talent out of Cuba, Rusney Castillo. The 27 year-old outfielder agreed to a seven-year, $72 million contract on Friday,...

Mo’ne Davis, Philadelphia Bounced by Chicago in LLWS

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August 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) WILLIAMSPORT, Penn. (WGGB) -- The star little leaguer that captured the attention of the entire nation saw her team's run come to an end Thursday night. Mo'ne Davis and her Philadelphia team lost to Chicago 6-5 in...

Angels Complete Sweep of Sox with 2-0 Win

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August 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) -- Rookie Matt Shoemaker didn't allow a hit through 6 2-3 innings and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, completing a four-game sweep at Fenway...

Angels’ Richards Out for Season after Injury at Fenway

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August 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels are going to be without Garrett Richards for a playoffs run. One of the AL West leader's top starters sustained a serious knee injury, tearing his left patellar tendon Wednesday...

Two Storied Teams Face Off in LLWS Thursday Night

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August 21st, 2014
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo'ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series on...

Hamilton Drives in Three, as Angels Top Red Sox Again, 8-3

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August 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead on Wednesday...

Bills Legend Jim Kelly Cancer-Free after Latest Exam

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August 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert) BUFFALO, New York (AP) -- Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly received encouraging news in his battle with cancer. An initial physical exam showed no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the former Buffalo Bills...

Tony Stewart Skipping Bristol After Ward’s Death

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August 20th, 2014
(AP Photo) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr....

Patriots Valued at NFL Second-Best $2.6 Billion

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August 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (WGGB) -- The New England Patriots are worth more than all but one NFL team, according to the latest Forbes valuations. The Dallas Cowboys were valued the highest of any team in the league at a staggering $3.2...

Hoyer Named Browns Starting QB Over Rookie Manziel

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August 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk, File) BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer barely held on to the starting job. Johnny Manziel may have let it slip off his finger. Hoyer will open the season as Cleveland's starting quarterback after winning his...

Curt Schilling: Chewing Tobacco Led to Mouth Cancer

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August 20th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images) BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling has revealed that he is battling mouth cancer and he blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on...

NFL Requests Payment from Candidates for Super Bowl Halftime Show

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August 20th, 2014
(Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)(WGGB) -- For years, artists performing during the halftime of the Super Bowl have not been paid for their performance, due to the overwhelming exposure it provides. Now, the NFL is taking that logic even...

Calhoun’s Catch Fuels Angels Comeback in 4-3 win Over Sox

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August 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night. Brennan...

NY Islanders Owner Announces Sale

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August 19th, 2014
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon...

MAC Commissioner: ESPN Deal Brings Stability

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August 19th, 2014
By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Sports Writer BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain...