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Yankees Fan Returns Lost Red Sox World Series Ring to Fan

July 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Luigi Militello) NEW YORK (AP) -- A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan. The 2013 championship ring was misplaced Thursday night in a...

LeBron to Wear Number 23 in Return to Cavs

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July 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File) (AP) -- LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. James tweeted "23 it is! It's only right I go back. 2 3=6 We still family 6." The tweet included an Instagram post with photos of...

Sox End a Five-Game Losing Streak Sunday

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July 27th, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- David Ortiz's three-run home run helped the Boston Red Sox end a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Ortiz's 25th home run came off Chris Archer in the third inning after a...

Patriots DBs Train Together in Phoenix

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July 27th, 2014
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots fourth practice of training camp has ended with a heavy rain. Players left the field about two hours into the workout that was near its scheduled completion. Coach Bill Belichick is...

Vincenzo Nibali Wins Tour de France, 1st Italian Winner Since 1998

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July 27th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jerome Prevost, Pool) PARIS (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and...

Capuano Solid in First Start with Yankees

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July 26th, 2014
(AP Photo) NEW YORK, New York (WGGB) -- West Springfield native Chris Capuano impressed in his first start of the 2014 season on Saturday. Capuano let up just two runs over six innings and got a no-decision in the New York Yankees' 6-4 loss...

Report: Red Sox Trade Peavy to Giants

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July 26th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (WGGB) -- To say that Red Sox starter Jake Peavy had a disappointing first half of the 2014 season would be an understatement. The veteran went 1-9 with a 4.72 ERA before being traded to the San Francisco...

Price, Rays Beat Sox 6-4 for 8th-Straight Victory

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July 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays are on quite a roll. Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double, and the Rays earned their eighth straight victory by beating...

Yankees Put Capuano on Big League Roster

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July 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Chris Capuano has been put on the New York Yankees major league roster, a day after he was acquired from the Colorado Rockies. New York designated right-hander Chris Leroux for...

FIBA to Review ‘Discriminatory’ Ban on Headgear

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July 25th, 2014
(Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir is a former Springfield basketball stand-out, who chose not to pursue a professional basketball career due to FIBA's rule on headscarfs during games.) GENEVA (AP) — Basketball's governing body will review its ban on players...

West Springfield Native Capuano Acquired by Yankees

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July 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have acquired left-hander Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in their latest trade with a team from the NL West. The Yankees announced after Thursday's 4-2 win over Texas...

Ohio State Marching Band Director Fired Following Probe

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July 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Adam Cairns) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being...

Stroman Leads Way as Blue Jays Blank Red Sox 8-0

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July 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette) by IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Stroman and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, Juan Francisco drove in four runs and came within a double of the cycle and the...

Patriots Hold Opening Day of Training Camp Thursday

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July 24th, 2014
FOXBORO (WGGB) -- The march to Glendale, Arizona begins Thursday for the New England Patriots. Head Coach Bill Belichick knows better than anyone that a possible run to Super Bowl XLIX starts with a strong training camp. On 9:45 a.m. Thursday,...

Ray Allen Leaning Towards Following LeBron to Cleveland

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July 24th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Former Celtic and all-time great Ray Allen says he's hoping to return for his 19th season in the NBA in 2014. Sources tell ESPN.com that he's leaning towards doing so with his former teammate LeBron James and his new team, the...