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Falcons Nudge Senators, 6-5

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...

Rondo Carries Celtics Past Magic, 109-92

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December 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) — When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn't hurt that they hardly missed any shots down the stretch, either. Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists...

Shoot-Out Goal Lifts Predators Over Bruins, 3-2

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December 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Derek Roy scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Mike Fisher and Mike Ribeiro had goals in regulation for Nashville,...

Alex Rodriguez to be the New DH for Yankees

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December 16th, 2014
  (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez's days as an everyday fielder are over and he hopes A-Rod will be New York's full-time designated hitter. Chase Headley will be the...

Olynyk Drops 30 in Celtics 105-87 Victory Over 76ers

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December 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens might talk to Kelly Olynyk about playing hard before every game. Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points after a pep talk from his coach, leading the Celtics to a...

Courthouse Bans NFL Gear During Hernandez Trial

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December 15th, 2014
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The Massachusetts judge overseeing former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's murder trial has banned all NFL gear from the courthouse once the trial starts. Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh's order, released...

Pats Clinch AFC East With 41-13 Win Over Dolphins

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December 14th, 2014
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots clinched the AFC East title for the sixth straight season as Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in a big third quarter that carried them to a 41-13 win over the Miami Dolphins on...

Auburn Redshirt Freshman Jakell Mitchell Shot and Killed

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December 14th, 2014
AUBURN, Alabama (AP) -- Auburn freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell has been shot and killed at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus. Auburn Police Capt. Will Matthews tells The Associated Press that police...