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Streaking Pats Easily Beat Lions, 34-9

November 23rd, 2014
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a blowout win over a top team. Throw in a defense that held the Detroit Lions...

West Springfield Girls Win State Soccer Championship, Other Western Mass Teams Fall Short

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November 23rd, 2014
Springfield, MA (WGGB)----MIAA state soccer championships were held Friday and Saturday at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Western Mass was well represented. The West Springfield Terriers took home their first state title in school history in...

Notre Dame Scores 50 in 2nd Half, Beats UMass 81-68

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November 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Jessica Hil) UNCASVILLE, Conn. (WGGB) -- 90 points were scored in the second half of Saturday's match-up between the UMass Minutemen and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Unfortunately, the Irish accounted for 50 of those points, as they...

Falcons Throttle Sound Tigers, 5-2

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November 21st, 2014
Springfield, Mass. – The Springfield Falcons throttled the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 5-2, tonight at the MassMutual Center. The victory extends the Falcons winning streak to four games and ties them for first in the Northeast Division with 21...

Patriots RB Jonas Gray Sent Home After Reportedly Over-Sleeping

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November 21st, 2014
(AP Photo/AJ Mast) BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray was sent home Friday after he allegedly overslept and arrived late to the team facility. WMTW-TV reports that Gray's phone died and his alarm didn't go...

RB Blount Rejoins Patriots after Being Cut by Steelers

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November 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File) FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — LeGarrette Blount's teammates are glad to have him back in a New England Patriots uniform. Which one he wears, though, is still up in the air. Some players had trouble recognizing...

Bills’ Home Game Against Jets Relocated to Detroit

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November 20th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Twitter / Buffalo Bills) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The NFL has decided to move the Bills' home game against the New York Jets to Monday night in Detroit after a severe winter storm pounded western New York. League...

Athlete of the Week: Monson Soccer Captain Lauren Libiszewski

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November 20th, 2014
Monson, MA (WGGB)----In this edition of Athlete of the Week we recognize not only just one athlete but the entire community of Monson. Both boys and girls soccer teams participated in the MIAA state semifinal games on Wednesday and there were plenty...

Sabres Home Game Against Rangers Postponed by NHL

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November 20th, 2014
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL has postponed the Sabres' home game against the New York Rangers on Friday night due to a severe lake-effect storm hitting the Buffalo region. The league made the announcement Thursday and said a makeup date has...

Monson Soccer Splits Semis, Girls Advance and Boys are Eliminated

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November 19th, 2014
Westfield, Ma (WGGB)----It was a split for Monson in the Division IV state soccer semifinals as the girls advanced and the boys were eliminated. Both games required extra time as the girls got a lift from captain Lauren Libiszewski who found the...

Celtics Keep 76ers Winless with 101-90 Victory

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November 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon Bass and the Boston Celtics didn't take the winless 76ers lightly. Bass scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and Boston sent Philadelphia to its 11th straight loss to start the season...

Collins, NBA’s 1st Openly Gay Player, to Retire

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November 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Collins, the first openly gay man to play in the NBA, announced Wednesday his retirement from the league. The 35-year-old Collins made the announcement in a first-person story for...

Three Western Mass Soccer Teams Advance to State Finals

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November 19th, 2014
REGION (WGGB)----It was a good day to be from Western Mass as Amherst boys, Belchertown boys, and West Springfield girls soccer teams all advanced to their respective state championship games. Amherst boys routed Central Mass champs Algonquin...

Akron Slows UMass Offense, Wins 30-6

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November 18th, 2014
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Kyle Pohl passed for 277 yards and two touchdowns and Akron beat UMass 30-6 on Tuesday night. Pohl had touchdown passes of 7 yards to L.T. Smith in the first quarter and 12 yards to Conor Hundley in the second quarter. Those...

Rask, Bruins Shut Out Blues 2-0

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November 18th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) -- Tuukka Rask made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Boston Bruins snapped a six-game home losing streak against St. Louis with a 2-0 win over the Blues on Tuesday night. Patrice...