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Rajon Rondo Breaks Hand in Fall

September 26th, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Boston Celtics announced Friday that point guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery to repair a broken left hand and will miss the start of the regular season. According to ABC News, Rondo underwent a surgical fixation...

NBA Dealing with Domestic Violence Case, as Hornets’ Taylor Banned

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September 26th, 2014
(AP Photo/City of East Lansing) CHARLOTTE (WGGB) -- The Hornets have announced Jeffery Taylor will not be participating in any team-related activities while the NBA investigates the third-year forward's arrest on domestic assault charges. In...

Jeter Walks Off With a Win in Bronx Finale

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September 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NEW YORK (AP) -- The perfect script. Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest storybook moment in a charmed and illustrious career, to...

Athletes of the Week: Chicopee QB Tony Slaughter & Chicopee Comp QB Mike Whitsett

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September 25th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Ma (WGGB)----"This game is a huge tradition," explains Chicopee Comp quarterback Mike Whitsett.  "I love it. Everybody leaves their houses. Everybody comes to the game. The town is empty. Everyone just loves to come and support their team...

Jeter Poised for One Final Game in Pinstripes

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September 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) By HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- When Derek Jeter puts on New York's navy pinstripes Thursday for one final home game, it won't matter to a packed Yankee Stadium that there's no postseason play on...

Red Sox Rookies Shine, as Boston Tops Tampa Bay 11-3

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September 25th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (AP) — Anthony Ranaudo and a lineup loaded with rookies gave the Boston Red Sox reason to be optimistic for next season. Starting seven rookies for the first time since 1971, when Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk...

ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons After Simmons Dares ESPN to Punish Him For His Anti-NFL Remarks

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September 24th, 2014
Bill Simmons ESPN suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks on Wednesday in response to comments Simmons made during Monday's edition of his podcast, in which he blasted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a profanity-laced...

NASCAR’s Tony Stewart Will Not Face Charges in Deadly Crash

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September 24th, 2014
(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File) by JENNA FRYER and CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in...

Rays Rally to Beat Red Sox 6-2

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September 23rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Alex Cobb pitched seven strong...

Bruins Fall to Canadiens in Preseason Opener

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September 23rd, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) MONTREAL (AP) -- Drayson Bowman scored with 48 seconds left to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night in the preseason opener for both clubs. Christian Thomas set up...

Paul Oliver’s Family Sues NFL Over His Suicide

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September 23rd, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver sued the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his suicide last year. The suit was filed Monday in Los Angeles County...

Blue Jackets, Falcons Extend Affiliation Agreement

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September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Hockey will remain in Springfield through at least the end of the 2015-2016 AHL season. The Springfield Falcons and the Columbus Blue Jackets announced Tuesday an extension to their affiliation agreement through...

Silver: NBA will Review Domestic Violence Policies

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September 22nd, 2014
By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says his league will "take a fresh look" at its domestic violence procedures in the wake of the NFL's rash of incidents. Silver said Monday the league has...

Kelly Sharp on the Mound; Sox Beat Orioles 3-2

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September 21st, 2014
(AP photo) BALTIMORE (AP) -- Joe Kelly pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the Boston Red Sox got home runs from Mookie Betts and David Ross in a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Boston took two of three from the...

Patriots’ Sluggish Offense Beats Raiders 16-9

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September 21st, 2014
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass, Stephen Gostkowski kicked three field goals and the sluggish New England Patriots held on to beat the Oakland Raiders 16-9 when defensive tackle Vince Wilfork intercepted a pass near his...