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Thousands Cheer for Patriots at Super Bowl Sendoff in Boston

January 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) -- Several thousand fans have gathered at City Hall Plaza in Boston to give the New England Patriots a raucous send-off to the Super Bowl. Mayor Marty Walsh sported a No. 12 Tom Brady jersey as he and other...

Providence Bruins Slip Past Springfield Falcons 2-1

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January 24th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons faced the Providence Bruins on Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd at the MassMutual Center. The Falcons were able to match the Bruins 1-1 in the second period, but would fall early in the...

Belichick on Deflated Balls: ‘We Try to Do Everything Right’

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January 24th, 2015
by JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is defending the way his team preps its game balls and said his team earned its spot in the Super Bowl fairly. Belichick gave an...

NFL Says No Conclusion Yet on Pats’ Deflated Footballs

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January 23rd, 2015
by HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL says it is still investigating how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in its last game but has no conclusions yet and no timetable for resolving the cheating...

Turner Hits Game-Winner in Final Seconds, Celtics Top Blazers

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January 23rd, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Evan Turner was confident from the moment the shot left his hands. With just 1.9 seconds left and trailing the Portland Trail Blazers 89-87, Turner launched a shot from about 23 feet out. It fell, giving the Boston Celtics...

Athlete of the Week: Cathedral Girl’s Hockey Katelyn Joyal

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January 22nd, 2015
Springfield, Ma (WGGB)---The history of hockey at Cathedral is well-known throughout the state especially here in Western Mass. While most of the focus goes to the boys dominant play but the girls team is quietly making some noise of their...

Seattle CB Lane Doesn’t Worry About Gronkowski

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January 22nd, 2015
photo MGN-Online By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Seattle Seahawks nickel cornerback Jeremy Lane said Thursday he doesn't think New England All-Pro Rob Gronkowski is that good and being physical with the tight end is...

Gasol Brothers to Start NBA All-Star Game; Lowry Gets Spot

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January 22nd, 2015
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Pau and Marc Gasol have been voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game, while Toronto's Kyle Lowry made a late surge in fan balloting and will start for the Eastern Conference. Lowry...

Lakers Say Kobe Bryant has Torn Rotator Cuff

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January 22nd, 2015
(AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant has a torn right rotator cuff, the Los Angeles Lakers say. The Lakers made the announcement Thursday. Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers' loss at...

Brady Says He Didn’t Touch Footballs After Choosing Them

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January 22nd, 2015
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WGGB/AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he didn't touch or think about the footballs used to get his team into the Super Bowl after he picked out the ones he wanted to throw. Brady said Thursday that he didn't...

AP Source: NFL Fines Lynch $20,000 for Obscene Gesture

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January 22nd, 2015
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with...

Martinez’s Hall of Fame Plaque to Have Red Sox Cap

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January 22nd, 2015
(Image Courtesy: Andrew Malone / MGN Online) COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Pedro Martinez's Hall of Fame plaque will have the cap of the Boston Red Sox and John Smoltz's will have the Atlanta Braves. The Hall of Fame made the announcement...

NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to Retire after 2015 Season

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January 22nd, 2015
(AP) Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon says he will retire as a full-time driver after 2015 season. The 43-year-old Gordon has 92 career Sprint Cup wins and won championships in 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2001. He's coming off one of his best...

UMass Falters in Second Half, Falls to St. Joseph’s 62-56

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January 21st, 2015
PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (WGGB) -- The UMass Minutemen have now lost more regular season games than they did all of last year, and Wednesday night's loss may be the hardest to swallow. The Minutemen faltered in the second half and could not come back,...

New England Patriots Send-Off Scheduled for Monday

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January 21st, 2015
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- There will be a send-off rally for the New England Patriots on Monday at the City Hall Plaza in Boston. According to a posting on the New England Patriots website, the send-off will occur at...