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Athlete of the Week: Renaissance Soccer’s Sam Asomoah

September 11th, 2014
Springfield, MA (WGGB)-----For Renaissance soccer forward Sam Asomoah the soccer field serves as a getaway from the outside world. Like many players, soccer serves a greater purpose for him than just a sport. "Playing soccer will help you to get...

Tim Tebow to Join ‘Good Morning America’

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September 11th, 2014
(ABC/Ida Mae Astute) (WGGB) -- Quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has been named a contributor for Good Morning America. ABC News announced Thursday that Tebow will join the morning program on Monday, September 15. The network...

Former FBI Director to Probe NFL’s Handling of Rice Case

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September 10th, 2014
(AP Photo/File) NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. NFL spokesman...

Orioles Complete Sweep of Red Sox with 10-6 Win

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September 10th, 2014
(AP Photo) BOSTON (AP) — When Wei-Yin Chen saw right fielder Nick Markakis make a diving grab in the fifth inning, sure, he thought about a perfect game. Chen didn't permit a runner until the sixth, Adam Jones helped provide an early...

AP Source Says Rice Video Sent to NFL Months Ago

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September 10th, 2014
by ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see...

De Aza Leads Orioles Over Red Sox 4-1

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September 9th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (AP) -- Alejandro De Aza hit two homers, Adam Jones added another and the Baltimore Orioles won for the 10th time in 13 games with a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Chris Tillman (12-5)...

Sabres Owner Pegula Reaches $1.4 Billion Agreement for Buffalo Bills

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September 9th, 2014
(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File) ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula took a highly aggressive approach by bidding an NFL-record $1.4 billion to get the Buffalo Bills and keep them in western New York. A person with...

Goodell Says No One at NFL Saw Video Before Online

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September 9th, 2014
by ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As questions arose about the NFL's original investigation of Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, a just-released video...

Michael Schumacher Heads Home from Hospital

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September 9th, 2014
(AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong, File) GLAND, Switzerland (AP) -- Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital to continue his recovery at home. Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, says the seven-time champion from...

Gonzalez Helps Orioles Shut Out Red Sox 4-0

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September 9th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (AP) — Baltimore manager Buck Showalter was a 21-year-old minor leaguer in the Yankees' system in 1979, with a locker made of "two nails and a piece of tape." None of the players in his current clubhouse was even...

Obama Decries Domestic Violence After Rice Cut

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September 8th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is speaking out against domestic violence in the wake of Ray Rice's termination by the Baltimore Ravens. White House spokesman Josh...

NCAA Lifts Penn State’s Postseason Ban

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September 8th, 2014
by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer (AP) -- The NCAA has lifted the rest of the sanctions placed on Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban. Penn State was halfway through a...

Ravens Cut Ray Rice After Release of Video

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September 8th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) -- Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released that appears to show the running back...

Bautista’s Home Run Fuels 3-1 Blue Jays Win Over Sox

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September 7th, 2014
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) BOSTON (AP) — R.A. Dickey's knuckleball is proving to be quite elusive these days. Dickey pitched into the eighth inning and Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer, carrying the Toronto Blue Jays to a much-needed 3-1 win...

Serena Williams Wins 3rd Straight U.S. Open, 18th Grand Slam

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September 7th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mike Groll) NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday. Williams equaled Chris...