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Officials Sat Loss of PawSox will Devastate City

February 24th, 2015
By AMY ANTHONY, Associated Press PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Local officials in Pawtucket, Rhode Island say moving the Pawtucket Red Sox to the state's capital will devastate the smaller city's economy. Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino...

Red Sox Acquire Cuban Infielder Yoan Moncada

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February 24th, 2015
(Courtesy: Twitter) BOSTON (WGGB) -- The off-season was a busy one for the Boston Red Sox, as they hoped to once again build a winning team in 2015. Monday's deal, however, was focused on the future. The Red Sox agreed to a deal with...

Thomas Sparks Celtics 115-110 Victory Against Former Team

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February 24th, 2015
(AP Photo/Matt York) PHOENIX (AP) -- Avery Bradley scored 23 points, Isaiah Thomas burned his former team with eight critical points in the last two minutes, and the Boston Celtics held off the Phoenix Suns 115-110 Monday night. Boston made a...

Investors Purchasing Pawtucket Red Sox, May Move the Team

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February 23rd, 2015
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says he is looking forward to working with new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox to consider moving the team to a few miles south to Rhode Island's largest city. Elorza issued a statement...

Falcons Surpass Devils, 4-2

February 22nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons surpassed the Albany Devils, 4-2, Sunday at the MassMutual Center. The Falcons advance to 30-19-6-0 with 66 points and hold a 3-1-2-0 record in the eight-game season series with the...

Bergeron has goal, 2 assists as Bruins rout Blackhawks 6-2

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February 22nd, 2015
CHICAGO –  Patrice Bergeron opened the scoring with his 200th goal, then added two assists in Boston's four-goal second period and the Bruins snapped a season-high six-game losing streak with a 6-2 rout of the Chicago Blackhawks on...

Graham’s 24 Lead No. 25 VCU Past UMass 78-72

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February 21st, 2015
By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Treveon Graham scored 24 points and No. 25 VCU rebounded after blowing all of a 16-point lead, beating Massachusetts 78-72 on Saturday. JeQuan Lewis added 15 and Moe Alie-Cox had 12...

Wolf Pack Skirt Past Falcons, 3-2

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February 20th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Hartford Wolf Pack skirted past the Springfield Falcons, 3-2, in overtime tonight at the MassMutual Center. Springfield and Hartford have required extra time in four of six contests this season. The Falcons...

NASCAR Suspends Driver Kurt Busch Just Before Daytona 500

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February 20th, 2015
(AP Photo/John Raoux) by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch on Friday, just two days before the Daytona 500, hours after a Delaware judge said the former champion committed an act of...

Celtics Acquire PG Isaiah Thomas from Suns at Deadline

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February 20th, 2015
(AP Photo) BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Celtics have acquired point guard Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns for a first-round draft pick and guard Marcus Thornton. The deal was made on a busy day at the NBA's trading deadline. Thomas, 26,...

Colts Talked to League About Balls Before AFC Title Game

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February 19th, 2015
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- General manager Ryan Grigson said Thursday that the Colts had contacted NFL officials before last month's AFC championship game about their concerns with New England's game balls. Grigson...

Athlete of the Week: Longmeadow Girl’s Basketball Captain Ally Mishol

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February 19th, 2015
LONGMEADOW, MA (WGGB)----The Lady Lancers of Longmeadow are preparing for another postseason run after making it all the way the state championship game last year. If there is truly something to be said for playing to the level of your...

AP Source: Garnett Returning to Minnesota in Deadline Deal

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February 19th, 2015
In this March 18, 2007, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Garnett (21) goes to the hoop in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Garnett is coming back to the place it all began. A...

Rhode Island Halts UMass Win Streak with 75-59 Victory

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February 19th, 2015
KINGSTON, R.I. (WGGB) -- In what may have been their biggest game of the season, the UMass Minutemen fell short of their seventh-straight win, and a season sweep of the Rhode Island Rams. Both teams were tied in the Atlantic 10 standings going...

Former Red Sox, Giants 3B Coach Wendell Kim Dies at 64

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February 17th, 2015
AP Photo/File BOSTON (AP) -- Former Boston and San Francisco third base coach Wendell Kim has died. The Red Sox say he died at the age of 64 after a struggle with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Kim spent 30 years in professional baseball,...