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Penn State Powers Past UMass, 48-7

September 20th, 2014
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Belton and Zach Zwinak rushed for a pair of touchdowns each, Christian Hackenberg threw for 179 yards and Penn State defeated Massachusetts 48-7 on Saturday. Penn State (4-0), which needed late-game drives to win...

Friday Football Fever: Week 3

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September 20th, 2014
(WGGB) -- A full slate of high school football action was highlighted by a match-up between the top two teams in the AA Conference. #1 Central High School and #2 East Longmeadow High School squared off in Springfield, but the Golden Eagles'...

Florida State Extends Winston’s Suspension to Full Game

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September 20th, 2014
(AP Photo/John Raoux, File) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletics director Stan Wilcox have announced that quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for the entire game against Clemson on...

Goodell: ‘Same Mistakes Can Never Be Repeated’

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September 19th, 2014
by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. At a news conference Friday, Goodell made his first public statements...

After NFL, Baseball Addresses Domestic Violence

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September 19th, 2014
By EDDIE PELLS and HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writers The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players' union to open talks about the way that...

Pirates Edge Red Sox for Workman’s 10th Loss

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September 19th, 2014
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant...

Athlete of the Week: Longmeadow Field Hockey’s Jessie Moriarty

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September 18th, 2014
Longmeadow, MA (WGGB)---The field hockey star that almost wasn't. Jessie Moriarty is a Springfield resident who attends high school in Longmeadow. She played  soccer for much of her childhood, but picked up a field hockey stick and found a new...

Gatorade Pays Tribute to Derek Jeter with New Ad

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September 18th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: YouTube/Gatorade) NEW YORK (WGGB) -- Gatorade is paying tribute to longtime Yankee and team captain Derek Jeter, as he heads toward the end of a 20 year career. The 90 second black-and-white ad, which according to AdWeek...

Tom Brady Dusts Off His ‘Old Resume’ and Shares It on Facebook

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September 18th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: facebook.com/TomBrady) (WGGB) -- Tom Brady has dusted off his resume and shared it on social media. In honor of the social media phenomenon 'Throwback Thursday' - or #TBT - the Patriots quarterback shared a picture of his...

Castillo Debuts, Pirates Overwhelm Sox 9-1

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September 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) — There used to be a time — any year really between 1993-2012 — when reaching 81 wins would be cause for celebration for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Not anymore. These days the certainty of a...

Cardinals RB Arrested On Assault Charges

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September 17th, 2014
Photo Courtesy ABC News PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in late July involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old...

Panthers Remove DE Greg Hardy from Active Roster

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September 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Dave Martin, File) by STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved. Carolina general...

NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy, HGH Testing

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September 17th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing. The league said Wednesday that under the new...

Vikings Reverse Course, Suspend Peterson Amid Charges

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September 17th, 2014
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child...

FIBA Rules Players Can Wear Religious Headgear

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September 17th, 2014
(Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir is a former Springfield basketball stand-out, who chose not to pursue a professional basketball career due to FIBA’s rule on headscarfs during games.) (AP) -- International basketball's governing body said Tuesday that...