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Celtics-Nets to Play 44-Minute Game as Part of NBA Test

October 14th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will play a 44-minute preseason game on Sunday as the NBA experiments with a shorter game. The contest will be four minutes shorter than the NBA's standard 48-minute game. The league says...

Police: Cowboys RB Randle Arrested on Theft Charge

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October 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/Scott Eklund) DALLAS (AP) — Police in suburban Dallas say Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested after taking underwear and cologne from a mall department store without paying. Frisco Police Sgt. Brad Merritt says...

Hearing Set for Removing Judge in Peterson Child Abuse Case

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October 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) CONROE, Texas (AP) -- A hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday on whether to remove the judge presiding over the felony child abuse case against Adrian Peterson. Assistant Montgomery County District Attorney Phil...

Patriots LB Mayo, RB Ridley Out for Season

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October 13th, 2014
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- The Patriots may have won this weekend's game against the Bills, but it looks like they've lost two key players in the process. According to NFL.com, both running back Stevan Ridley and linebacker Jerod Mayo...

ALCS Game 3 Postponed Because of Rain

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October 13th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy) by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Game 3 of the AL Championship Series has been postponed because of rain. The game was pushed back from Monday to Tuesday at 8:07 p.m. EDT. Game 4 was...

Briere’s Goal Beats Clock; Avalanche Beat Bruins 2-1

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October 13th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) by KEN POWTAK, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Daniel Briere scored off a rebound with four-tenths of a second left in the third period to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on...

Brady leads Patriots to 37-22 win over Bills

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October 12th, 2014
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes and posted his 60th career 300-yard game to lead the New England Patriots to a 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills on...

Kevin Durant Out Infdefinitely with Fractured Foot

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October 12th, 2014
(AP Photo/Alan Diaz) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant has a fractured foot and the Oklahoma City Thunder say they are not sure how long the NBA's MVP will be sidelined. General Manager Sam Presti said in a statement Sunday that Durant...

Bumgarner tames Cardinals, Giants take NLCS lead

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October 11th, 2014
By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants combined just enough hitting with a couple of defensive flubs by St. Louis to beat the Cardinals...

Royals beat Orioles 6-4 for 2-0 lead in ALCS

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October 11th, 2014
(AP Photo) By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) -- Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and the Kansas City Royals remained perfect in the playoffs,...

Capitals’ Ovechkin Shines, Beat Bruins 4-0

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October 11th, 2014
(AP Photo) By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin scored his first two goals of the season, Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots and Washington coach Barry Trotz earn his first win with the Capitals in a 4-0 victory over the...

UMass Snaps 12-Game Skid against Kent State

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October 11th, 2014
KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Blake Frohnapfel threw three touchdown passes and Lorenzo Woodley ran for 160 yards and a score on Saturday to help UMass beat Kent State 40-17 -- ending the longest active losing streak in the FBS at 12 games. Kent State (0-6,...

Friday Football Fever: Week 6

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October 11th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Many of the top teams in Western Mass. were tested on Friday night in Week 6 of the high school football season. Minnechaug traveled to Springfield to take on Central, in a match-up of two of the top three teams in the region. It was...

Ludlow Supt. Discusses Forfeiture of Boys Soccer Games

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October 10th, 2014
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Some bad news for the Ludlow High School boys soccer team as they face an 11 game forfeiture after a player was found to be ineligible. "We made a mistake. There's no way around that," says Ludlow School...

Fmr. UMass Basketball Star Lari Ketner Dies at 37

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October 10th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: UMass Athletics) AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- Lari Ketner, a star for the UMass Minutemen basketball program in the 1990's, has died following a battle with colon cancer at age 37. The UMass Athletic Department made that...