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UMass Basketball Player Derrick Gordon to Transfer

March 24th, 2015
Amherst, MA (WGGB)----UMass Basketball player Derrick Gordon announces he will be transferring schools at the end of the semester. Gordon made headlines earlier this season as he became the first openly gay player in NCAA Men's...

UMass Names Ryan Bamford New Athletic Director

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March 24th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass Amherst has named Ryan Bamford as their next athletic director. The university made the announcement Monday afternoon. Bamford had spent the last previous four years at Georgia Tech, with the last two years as the...

NFL Suspending TV Blackouts for 2015 Season

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March 23rd, 2015
by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer PHOENIX (AP) -- The NFL will not block any games from local television during the 2015 season. The league said Monday that team owners voted for a one-year suspension of the long-standing blackout...

Two-Seeds Toppled in Sunday Tournament Action

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March 23rd, 2015
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (WGGB) -- Two more major contenders in the NCAA Tournament were sent home on Sunday. For the second year in a row, Michigan State ended 2-seed Virginia's run, earning a 60-54 upset as the 7-seed. Once considered...

Falcons Defeat Wolfpack 2-1 in Shootout

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March 22nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) - The Springfield Falcons tamed the Hartford Wolf Pack, 2-1, in a shootout Saturday night at the MassMutual Center. The win advances the Falcons to 34-24-7-0 on the season with 75 points. Springfield also holds a 3-2-3-0 record...

NC State in Sweet 16 with 71-68 Stunner Over No. 1 Villanova

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March 21st, 2015
Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston (22) shoots over North Carolina State's Beejay Anya (21) during the first half of an NCAA tournament third-round college basketball game, Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by DAN...

Georgia State Stuns Baylor in NCAA Tournament

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March 19th, 2015
(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) by FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — R.J. Hunter's 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining capped a comeback from a 12-point deficit and lifted 14th-seeded Georgia State to a 57-56 opening-game...

Notre Dame Dodges Early Exit in 69-65 Win Over Northeastern

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March 19th, 2015
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zach Auguste scored 25 points, Jerian Grant added 17 and Notre Dame dodged a scare trying to erase its futile NCAA Tournament history with a 69-65 win over...

14th-Seeded UAB Blazers Upset No. 9 Iowa State 60-59

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March 19th, 2015
(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) by TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — William Lee scored the last four points for 14th-seeded UAB, and the Blazers upset ninth-ranked Iowa State 60-59 on Thursday in their opening game in...

Proposal to Create 9-Point Touchdowns in NFL Scoring

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March 19th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (WGGB) -- The ownership for the Indianapolis Colts want to turn "going for two" into "going for three." The team has proposed adding an additional field goal option, if a team successfully converts a two-point...

Patriots Sign Veteran Corners Bradley Fletcher, Robert McClain

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March 19th, 2015
Bradley Fletcher (24) pursues Dallas' Dez Bryant in a 2014 match-up (AP Photo/Michael Perez) FOXBORO (WGGB) -- Just one day after welcoming four veteran cornerbacks for tryouts, the Patriots added two of them to their roster. New England...

Westbrook’s 36 Help Thunder Past Celtics 122-118

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March 19th, 2015
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook scored 36 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Boston 122-118 on Wednesday night, snapping the Celtics' five-game winning streak. Westbrook, the NBA's leading scorer, also...

Hartford’s New Baseball Team to be the ‘Yard Goats’

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March 18th, 2015
HARTFORD, Conn. (WGGB) -- The Yard Goats are coming to Hartford. The Hartford Baseball Club made the announcement at a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Hartford for the name of the new capital city's new team, once the New Britain Rock...

Syracuse’s Boeheim to Retire in 3 Years Amid NCAA Punishment

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March 18th, 2015
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse University officials say coach Jim Boeheim will retire in three years and athletic director Daryl Gross has resigned following punishment from the NCAA for violations that lasted more than a decade. Chancellor Kent...

President Obama Predicts Kentucky to Win the NCAA Tournament

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March 18th, 2015
Image Courtesy: The White HouseWASHINGTON (WGGB/AP) — President Barack Obama is predicting that Kentucky will remain undefeated and take home the title in the NCAA Tournament. The basketball fan in chief says there's a good reason the...