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Falcons Fall 4-1 in Home Opener

October 19th, 2014
Springfield, Ma (WGGB) – The Springfield Falcons lost 4-1 to the Hershey Bears in the team's home opener at the MassMutual Center.  The Falcons now fall to 1-2-0-0 on the season. Falcons goalie Anton Forsberg recorded 26 saves. The Falcons...

UMass Tops Eastern Michigan 36-14

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October 18th, 2014
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- Shadrach Abrokwah had four rushing touchdowns to lead Massachusetts to a 36-14 win over Eastern Michigan Saturday. UMass scored the final 16 points to pull away. Abrokwah's 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter extended...

Friday Football Fever: Week 7

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October 18th, 2014
(WGGB) -- There were plenty of important match-ups across Western Mass. on Friday night. Some of those games were lob-sided on the scoreboard, while others came down to the final drive. Agawam was one of those teams that came away with a...

Celtics Acquire Bynum from Pistons

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October 17th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have traded center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for guard Will Bynum. Bynum averaged 8.7 points and 3.9 assists over 56 games last season, his seventh in the NBA. Anthony has averaged 2.3 points and...

Blocked FG Seals Patriots’ 27-25 win Over Jets

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October 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) FOXBORO (WGGB) -- The Patriots survived a rainy night at Gillette Stadium, as they extended the Jets' longest losing streak in 7 years. New England persevered through two major injuries to linebacker Jerod Mayo and...

Bruins Fall to Rival Canadiens 6-4

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October 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/ Paul Chiasson) MONTREAL (AP) -- Brendan Gallagher and P.A. Parenteau each had two goals and the Montreal Canadiens won their home opener, 6-4 over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Max Pacioretty had a goal and two assists, while...

Ishikawa’s Homer in 9th Sends Giants to World Series

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October 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday...

Athlete of the Week: Cathedral Soccer Captain Sara Rooke

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October 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Ma(WGGB)-----Though it has been over three years since the tornado tore through Western Mass its effects can still be felt by Cathedral student athletes. Sara Rooke hasn't let the lack of a home field diminish her enthusiasm for soccer...

Giants Edge Cardinals 6-4, Now One Win from World Series

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October 16th, 2014
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move...

Bruins Slip Past Red Wings in 3-2 Shoot-Out Victory

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October 15th, 2014
(Associated Press) DETROIT (AP) — David Krejci and Reilly Smith both scored in regulation and again in the shootout as the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 Wednesday night. The Bruins outshot Detroit 35-18 in regulation, and...

Royals Advance to First World Series Since 1985

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October 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Crown these Royals the American League champions. After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride all the way to the World...

West Springfield Volleyball Coach Placed on Leave

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October 15th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A West Springfield volleyball coach is on paid leave this afternoon. West Springfield School Superintendent Michael Richard confirmed that news for ABC40 late Wednesday morning....

Celtics-Nets to Play 44-Minute Game as Part of NBA Test

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October 14th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will play a 44-minute preseason game on Sunday as the NBA experiments with a shorter game. The contest will be four minutes shorter than the NBA's standard 48-minute game. The league says...

Police: Cowboys RB Randle Arrested on Theft Charge

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October 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/Scott Eklund) DALLAS (AP) — Police in suburban Dallas say Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested after taking underwear and cologne from a mall department store without paying. Frisco Police Sgt. Brad Merritt says...

Hearing Set for Removing Judge in Peterson Child Abuse Case

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October 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) CONROE, Texas (AP) -- A hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday on whether to remove the judge presiding over the felony child abuse case against Adrian Peterson. Assistant Montgomery County District Attorney Phil...