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Red Sox Host Nationals for Opening Day at Fenway Park

April 13th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A day sports fans in New England have been waiting for has finally arrived: Opening Day at Fenway Park in Boston. Many people consider it the unofficial start of spring. Opening Day in Boston is a whole lot...

A-Rod, Yankees Break Out in 14-4 Rout of Red Sox

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April 13th, 2015
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez had a three-run double in a seven-run first-inning outburst, and the New York Yankees broke out the bats and avoided their worst start in more than 25 years with a 14-4 victory over the...

Celts Close in On Playoffs, Rout Cavaliers 117-78

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April 12th, 2015
By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas scored 17 points and the Boston Celtics moved closer to a playoff berth with a 117-78 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers without LeBron James and three other starters Sunday. The...

Jordan Spieth wins Masters at 21 with record-tying score

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April 12th, 2015
Photo Cred: NY Times AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Jordan Spieth romped to his first major championship with a record-tying performance at the Masters on Sunday, shooting an 18-under 270 to become the first wire-to-wire winner of the green jacket since...

Red Sox Outlast Yankees 6-5 in 19-Inning Classic

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April 11th, 2015
(Ctsy: MGNOnline, peteaylward) By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- In one of the classic games of their long and illustrious rivalry, the Boston Red Sox finally outlasted the New York Yankees 6-5 in 19 innings early...

Jordan Spieth’s 130 Breaks Floyd’s 36-Hole Record at Masters

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April 10th, 2015
(AP Photo/Chris Carlson) By PAUL NEWBERRY, Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth has set a 36-hole scoring record at the Masters. The 21-year-old Texan turned in another dazzling round Friday, going to the weekend with a...

Lauren Hill Dies After Fighting Tumor to Play College Hoops

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April 10th, 2015
(AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File) by JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill spent her final year polishing a layup and inspiring others to live fully. She succeeded at both as she fought an inoperable brain tumor. The...

Panthers Put Bruins on Brink of Missing the Playoffs

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April 10th, 2015
(AP Photo/Terry Renna) SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Roberto Luongo earned his 401st career win and Jaromir Jagr got his 1,800th career point Thursday night, helping the Florida Panthers beat Boston 4-2, damaging the Bruins' playoff hopes. The Bruins...

Athelte of the Week: West Springfield Volleyball’s Temi Bailey

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April 9th, 2015
West Springfield, MA (WGGB)---The golden rule of participating in youth sports is always to have fun and that's something West Springfield's Temi Bailey has never forgotten. The senior middle blocker is fearsome to opponents on the court but...

Bogaerts, Masterson Lead Red Sox Over Phillies

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April 9th, 2015
(AP Photo/Chris Szagola) PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Xander Bogaerts had three hits and three RBIs to back Justin Masterson, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 Thursday night. Masterson (1-0) allowed two runs and three hits in...

Report: Steelers Safety Troy Polamalu Retiring

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April 9th, 2015
(AP Photo/Don Wright) PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Troy Polamalu's iconic football career is over. The eight-time Pro Bowl safety told the Uniontown Herald-Standard he informed Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney on Thursday night he will retire...

BU Hockey Holds off North Dakota 5-3 in Frozen Four

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April 9th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) -- Jack Eichel scored two goals and Boston University held off North Dakota 5-3 on Thursday night in the Frozen Four to advance to the championship game. The Terriers (28-7-5) will face Hockey East rival...

Red Sox Fall to Phillies 4-2 in Porcello’s Debut

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April 9th, 2015
(AP Photo/Chris Szagola) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeff Francoeur wanted to stick around baseball badly enough that he even tried pitching in the minors. His bat and glove got him back to the majors. Francoeur hit a three-run homer, Aaron Harang...

Bruins Blanked by Capitals 3-0

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April 9th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Braden Holtby made 27 saves while shutting out the Boston Bruins for the third time this season, Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals defeated the Bruins 3-0 on Wednesday night. Holtby earned...

Celtics Eliminate Pistons from Playoff Race with Win

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April 9th, 2015
(AP Photo/Duane Burleson) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Isiah Thomas had more than a few great games during the Pistons-Celtics rivalry of the 1980s and 1990s. Wednesday, his namesake had his turn. Isaiah Thomas had a season-high 34 points as the...