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Curry scores 37, leads Warriors from 26 down to beat Celtics

March 1st, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Stephen Curry scored 37 points, making four straight free throws to clinch it in the final seconds and the Golden State Warriors erased a 26-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 106-101 on Sunday night. Golden State won for...

Falcons Fall to Pirates, 2-1

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March 1st, 2015
PORTLAND, Maine – The Springfield Falcons fell to the Portland Pirates, 2-1, this afternoon at the Cross Insurance Arena.   The loss moves Springfield to 32-20-6-0 on the season. The team maintains their second place positioning in the...

Falcons Shut Down Sound Tigers, 3-0

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February 28th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons silenced the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the MassMutual Center on Saturday night. They took victories in back-to-back games against Bridgeport this weekend. Falcons goaltender Forsberg...

UMass edge Fordham 82-74

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February 28th, 2015
AMHERST, Massachusetts (AP) -- Derrick Gordon scored 20 points and Massachusetts edged Fordham 82-74 on Saturday. Maxie Esho had 17 points for UMass (17-12, 10-6 Atlantic 10), while Donte Clark added 15. UMass shot 47 percent and outrebounded...

Bruins win 4-1, send Coyotes to 9th straight loss

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February 28th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist, helping the Boston Bruins send the Arizona Coyotes to their ninth straight loss, 4-1 on Saturday night. Zdeno Chara added a power-play goal and an assist...

Knicks say Former Player Anthony Mason has Died

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February 28th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks say Anthony Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defensive force for several NBA teams in the 1990s, has died. He was 48. Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz confirmed Mason's death, which was first...

Celtics Rally from Big Deficit to Beat Hornets 106-98

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February 28th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points and the Boston Celtics recovered from a 16-point third-quarter deficit to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 106-98 on Friday night. It was the third straight win for the...

Spooner Scores 1st NHL Goal, Bruins Beat Devils in OT

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February 28th, 2015
by TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period...

Falcons Tame Sound Tigers, 5-3

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February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons tamed the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 5-3, tonight at the MassMutual Center. The win advances the Falcons to 31-19-6-0 on the season with 68 points. The Falcons also take a 4-0-1-0 lead in the...

Earl Lloyd, NBA’s First Black Player, Dies at 86

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February 27th, 2015
(AP Photo) (AP) -- Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington...

Athlete of the Week: South Hadley Basketball’s Sophie Gatzounas

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February 26th, 2015
SOUTH HADLEY, MA (WGGB)---- You can tell a lot about a basketball team from the approach they take on defense and South Hadley's dedication to the full court press puts opponents under a constant state of pressure. Leading the charge is sophomore...

Judge Rules for Adrian Peterson, Paving Way for Reinstatement

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February 26th, 2015
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) by DAVE CAMPBELL and JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writers A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order...

Former Louisville Guard Jones Charged with Rape, Sodomy

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February 26th, 2015
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Former Louisville guard Chris Jones has been charged with rape and sodomy, days after being dismissed from the team. An arrest warrant was issued, and the 23-year-old Jones was scheduled to appear Thursday in Jefferson...

FSU Freshman Scores 30 in Final 4:38 in Loss to Miami

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February 26th, 2015
CORAL GABLES, Fl. (WGGB) -- With four minutes and 40 seconds to play in Wednesday night's game between Florida State and Miami, FSU freshman Xavier Rathan-Mayes was a long way from his career high of 35 points. Having scored just 5 points all...

UMass Loses 3rd-Straight, Bembry’s 33 Lead St. Joe’s

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February 26th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- DeAndre Bembry scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Saint Joseph's over Massachusetts 82-71 on Wednesday night. Isaiah Miles added 15 points for the Hawks (12-15, 6-9 Atlantic 10), who snapped a...