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Auburn Redshirt Freshman Jakell Mitchell Shot and Killed

December 14th, 2014
AUBURN, Alabama (AP) -- Auburn freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell has been shot and killed at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus. Auburn Police Capt. Will Matthews tells The Associated Press that police...

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

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December 13th, 2014
SOURCE: USA TODAY Sports NEW YORK (AP) -- Marcus Mariota has won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first Oregon player to earn college football's top individual honor. A pinpoint passer with wide-receiver speed, Mariota came into his junior...

Esho Scores 20, UMass Beats Canisius 75-58

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December 13th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Maxie Esho had 20 points and nine rebounds on Saturday, and Massachusetts ended a three-game losing streak with a 75-58 victory over Canisius. UMass (6-4) led by 15 with four minutes to go in the first half and the made its...

Senators Beat Bruins 3-2

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December 13th, 2014
   BOSTON (AP) -- Dave Cameron earned his first win as an NHL coach when Bobby Ryan and Mikka Zibanjad scored in a shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators over the Boston Bruins 3-2 Saturday. Cameron took over the team after Paul MacLean was fired...

Falcons Back to Winning Ways, Defeat Admirals 3-1

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December 12th, 2014
Norfolk, VA (WGGB)---- The Falcons got back to their winnings ways Friday night with a 3-1 victory over the Norfolk Admirals. Springfield had an 11-game win streak broken on Wednesday in a 2-0 loss to the Syracuse Crunch but rebounded well...

Red Sox Agree with RHP Masterson on 1-Year Deal

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December 12th, 2014
(Ctsy. MGN Online) BOSTON (AP) — Justin Masterson and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a one-year contract. The team announced the free-agent signing Thursday night. Masterson made 25 starts for Cleveland and St. Louis last season, going a...

Athlete of the Week: Belchertown Basketball Captain Téa Spellacy

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December 11th, 2014
"I've personally never been to the Cage and I've been on this team for four years," admitted Téa Spellacy.  "So it is a big deal for me and I need to go." "The Curry Cage at UMass plays host to western mass high school basketball championship...

AP Source: Red Sox Agree to Cespedes-Porcello Swap

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December 11th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) by RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Rick...

Red Sox Bolster Rotation, Acquire Lefty Wade Miley

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December 11th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: ESPN) BOSTON (WGGB) -- Less than 24 hours after losing out on the sweepstakes for fan-favorite Jon Lester, the Red Sox quickly went back to work to improve their rotation. They acquired left-hander Wade Miley from the Arizona...

Crunch End Falcons’ Record-Long Win Streak with 2-0 Win

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December 10th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons' franchise-record streak of 11 straight wins came to an end on Wednesday night. The Syracuse Crunch spoiled things for the home crowd, coming away with a 2-0 win. While Falcons goalie Anton...

Celtics Offense Stalls in 96-87 Hornets Win

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December 10th, 2014
(AP Photo/Chuck Burton) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Al Jefferson finally quit thinking about what he wanted to do with the ball on the court, and just started doing it. That showed in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics, as Jefferson...

Panthers’ Cam Newton Discharged from Hospital

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December 10th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online) by STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton says Cam Newton has been discharged from the hospital following a two-car crash that left the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback...

LeGarrette Blount in Deal to Dismiss Pot Charge

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December 10th, 2014
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) By JOE MANDAK, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-area judge says he'll dismiss a marijuana possession charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount if Blount completes 50 hours...

Jon Lester Chooses Cubs Over Red Sox in Six-Year Deal

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December 10th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Wikimedia Commons / Keith Allison) CHICAGO, Ill. (WGGB) -- The Boston Red Sox and their fans were hoping that the deadline deal that sent Jon Lester to the Oakland A's back in July was not a permanent departure....

Panthers QB Cam Newton Suffers Back Fractures in Crash

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December 9th, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Keith Allison / Flickr) By TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers say quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures in his lower back in a car crash in Charlotte. Panthers...