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Boston Celtics Unveil New ‘Alternate’ Logo

July 21st, 2014
(Image Furnished by the Boston Celtics) BOSTON (WGGB) -- One of the most iconic logos in basketball is taking on a new, fresh spin. The Boston Celtics have announced a new alternate logo, called the "Lucky Alternative", is what the team calls...

PHOTOS – Red Sox World Series Trophies Visit ABC40

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July 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- They have made over 400 stops since last October, and today, the 2004, 2007, and 2013 Red Sox World Series Trophies came to ABC40. Today marks the first day of the 40 Force School Drive. We're working to collect school supplies -...

Longtime UMass Men’s Soccer Coach Dies

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July 21st, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts men's soccer coach Sam Koch, who led the Minutemen to a berth in the 2007 College Cup, has died after a two-year battle with sinus cancer. The university said in a statement that Koch died Sunday at his...

Red Sox Complete Sweep of Royals with 6-0 Win

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July 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (AP) — Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later. Red Sox fans showed appreciation for his latest brilliant outing with loud...

Rory McIlroy Wins British Open for 3rd Major

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July 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Rory McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the British Open to capture the third leg of the career Grand Slam. McIlroy led by six shots going into the final round and never let...

Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

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July 18th, 2014
HOYLAKE, England (AP) -- Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command...

Gomes’ pinch HR lifts Red Sox over Royals 5-4

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July 18th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night. The Red Sox maintained their...

Bill Russell hospitalized, OK after scare

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July 17th, 2014
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada (AP) -- Basketball legend Bill Russell was hospitalized Thursday after feeling faint while giving a speech in Nevada, the Boston Celtics said. Russell, 80, left the event at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline...

Texas Girl Makes Stop in Chicopee to Raise Awareness for Youth Bowling

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July 17th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- A young girl from Texas makes a stop in Chicopee as part of her first-ever nationwide bowling tour. Ten-year-old Natalie Savant is bowling in every state to promote the sport, especially to young people. Savant...

All Eyes on Tiger, as Open Championship Gets Underway

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July 17th, 2014
Tiger Woods of the US watches his shot off the 2nd tee during the first day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Thursday July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) HOYLAKE, England (AP) —...

Jeter, Trout Lead AL to 5-3 All-Star Game Victory

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July 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star...

Bruins Sign First-Round Pick Pastrnak; Re-sign Bartowski

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July 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum) BOSTON (WGGB) -- The Boston Bruins signed their 18 year-old first-round draft pick, David Pastrnak, to an entry level deal on Tuesday. The native of the Czech Republic had a strong showing during development camp and...

New Debate Focuses on Soccer Concussions

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July 15th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- A play during Sunday's World Cup Final is sparking a new debate about concussions. Germany's Christoph Kramer took a jarring hit to the left side of his head. After being checked by medical staff, he decided to keep...

FOX Replaces Oliver with Andrews on NFL Sidelines

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July 15th, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fox Sports says longtime reporter Pam Oliver is being "elevated" to senior correspondent and Erin Andrews will take her place as the sideline reporter for the network's top NFL announcing team. Fox Sports president Eric...

Baseball’s Best Gather for Tuesday’s All-Star Game

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July 15th, 2014
By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League's All-Star starter. There was his own Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis Cardinals ace with a 12-4 record and a 1.83 ERA. And there...