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Behind the Scenes: UMass New and Improved McGuirk Stadium

August 14th, 2014
AMHERST, Ma (WGGB)----With college football returning to Western Mass, fans and players alike are excited to get a look at the newly renovated Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Fans will have to wait until homecoming on October 27th to see it in...

Hernandez Excused from Hearing in Boston Murders

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August 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) BOSTON (AP) -- Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been excused from a pre-trial hearing in a Boston 2012 double homicide case. Hernandez's defense team requested the judge waive his appearance...

AP source: Manfred Elected Next MLB Commissioner

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August 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/Reinhold Matay, File) by RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Rob Manfred has been elected baseball's 10th commissioner and will succeed Bud Selig in January. A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball...

Stewart Sitting Out Michigan After Dirt-Car Death

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August 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart says he will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a...

UMass Football Readies for 2014-15 Season

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August 14th, 2014
AMHERST, Ma (WGGB)----College football is right around the corner and locally UMass will be taking the field under new head coach Mark Whipple. Another big change this season for the Minutemen this season includes playing three of their six home...

Woods Pulls out of US Ryder Cup Consideration

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August 13th, 2014
Tiger Woods has removed himself from consideration for a U.S. Ryder Cup captain's pick because of back problems. Woods posted a statement on his website Wednesday, saying: "I've been told by my doctors and trainer that my back muscles need to be...

Sterling Loses Appeal to Block LA Clippers Sale

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August 13th, 2014
(AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File) LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California appeals court has shot down Donald Sterling's latest effort to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The 2nd Appellate...

Patriots Acquire DE Worthy in Trade with Packers

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August 13th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mike Roemer) FOXBORO (WGGB) -- The New England Patriots added some help to their defensive line on Tuesday, completing a trade with the Green Bay Packers for defensive end Jerel Worthy. The former second-round draft pick has not...

Westfield Babe Ruth Team Heads to World Series

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August 13th, 2014
Westfield, MA (WGGB)----One local Babe Ruth team is making their final preparations before heading south for the World Series. The 14-year-old Greater Westfield Babe Ruth team is heading out tomorrow morning to take part in the league World...

Red Sox Complete Comeback with 3-2 Win Over Reds

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August 12th, 2014
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. One pitch after ducking away from Jonathan Broxton's high-and-inside fastball,...

FCC’s Pai Supports Repeal of NFL TV Blackout Rules

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August 12th, 2014
by JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission says it's time to repeal NFL television blackout rules. Ajit Pai says the FCC needs to "be on the side of sports fans" regarding...

Clippers Sale to Steve Ballmer Goes Through

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August 12th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) by BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday after a California court confirmed the authority...

Capuano Takes Loss, as Orioles Pull Away from Yankees 11-3

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August 12th, 2014
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) BALTIMORE (AP) — It was a night when both teams lamented a potentially devastating loss. The satisfaction the Baltimore Orioles derived from beating the New York Yankees 11-3 Monday was dampened by the possibility...

Stewart Crash Probe Focuses on Lighting, Track

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August 11th, 2014
(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton) By JOHN WAWROW and DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writers CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) -- The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped...

Female Pitcher Leads Team to Little League World Series

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August 11th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Female pitcher Mo'Ne Davis led her team into the Little League World Series, throwing a three-hitter Sunday to lead Taney Youth Baseball Association Little League of Philadelphia to an 8-0 victory...