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NBA D-League Announces Sale of Springfield Armor

April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- After weeks of speculation, the Springfield Armor is officially leaving the Birthplace of Basketball for the Midwest. The NBA Development League, or D-League, announced Tuesday that the Armor have been sold to SSJ...

Olympic Great Michael Phelps Ending Retirement

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April 14th, 2014
By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer (AP) -- Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at...

Nova, Yankees Beat Red Sox 3-2 with Replay Help

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April 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) by MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another...

Red Sox Manager Ejected After Replay Dispute

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April 14th, 2014
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been ejected after arguing a call that was overturned on replay in favor of the New York Yankees. With runners at the corners and one out in the fourth inning...

Bubba Watson Wins Second Masters Title

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April 13th, 2014
Adam Scott, Bubba Watson American golfer Bubba Watson won his second Masters title Sunday at the Augusta National Golf Club, shooting a final round 69 to finish at 8-under-par 280.. Watson, 35, won by three shots over fellow American...

Falcons edge Bears to set franchise-record in wins

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April 13th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- After allowing scores on the first two Hershey shootout attempts, Mike McKenna stonewalled the final three attempts to anchor a 4-3 victory for the Falcons Saturday at the MassMutual Center. With the win,...

Olynyk’s career night lifts Celtics over Cavs

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April 12th, 2014
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-99 on Saturday night. Avery Bradley also scored 25 points for the Celtics, who built a...

Six Home Runs Power Yankees Past Red Sox 7-4

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April 12th, 2014
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) NEW YORK (AP) -- Brian McCann put an emphatic end to his season-opening slump, hitting his first two home runs for the New York Yankees to help beat John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Saturday. Carlos Beltran,...

Bruins Clinch League’s Best Record, Beat Sabres 4-1

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April 12th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Bruins clinched the NHL's best record and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs with a 4-1 win over the league-worst Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. It is the first time the Bruins have...

Sizemore, Gomes HRs Lead Red Sox Over Yankees 4-2

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April 11th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) NEW YORK (AP) -- Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox finally gave Jon Lester enough run support for his first win of the year, 4-2 over the New York Yankees on Friday...

Bradley Scores 22 as Celtics Top Bobcats 106-103

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April 11th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Avery Bradley scored 22 points, Phil Pressey had a career-high 13 assists and the Boston Celtics held off a late surge by the Charlotte Bobcats for a 106-103 win that snapped a nine-game losing streak on Friday night. Boston led...

Falcons Beat Pirates 5-2 at Home

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April 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The Springfield Falcons defeated the Portland Pirates 5-2 Friday night. The game was held at the MassMutual Center and it matched the franchise record for most wins in a season with 45. Their last regular season...

Springfield Falcons Presented with F. G. Teddy Oke Trophy

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April 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The Springfield Falcons were awarded with the F. G. Teddy Oke Trophy Friday night. This award is given to the Northeast Division’s champion, which the Falcons clinched on Sunday following a 4-3 loss by the Albany...

Pierce Becomes 18th Player to Reach 25,000 Points

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April 11th, 2014
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NEW YORK (AP) -- Paul Pierce has become the 18th player in NBA history to reach 25,000 points. Pierce reached the milestone on a 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining in the first half of Brooklyn's game against Atlanta on...

Athlete of the Week: Agawam’s Seamus Curran

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April 10th, 2014
AGAWAM, Mass (WGGB) -- 2013 was an up-and-down campaign for Agawam first baseman Seamus Curran who ultimately closed the season on a high with a torrent stretch in the final 10 games. In this week's edition of Athlete of the Week, Curran sits...