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Hawks hand Celtics ninth-straight loss

April 9th, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jeff Teague scored 19 points, Kyle Korver added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks helped their playoff chances with a 105-97 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. With four games remaining in the regular season,...

Ortiz Homer leads Red Sox to 4-2 Win over Rangers

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April 9th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz hit a three-run homer high over the Pesky Pole in the eighth inning, helping the Boston Red Sox rally for a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Ortiz's second homer was heading...

UMass Basketball’s Derrick Gordon Comes Out as Gay

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April 9th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File) AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball. Gordon made the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports on Wednesday. Gordon...

Former Pro Wrestler Ultimate Warrior Dies at 54

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April 9th, 2014
(Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE, File) (AP) -- The Ultimate Warrior, one of the most colorful stars in pro wrestling history, has died, the WWE said. He was 54. The WWE said Warrior, who legally changed his name from James Hellwig to his...

8-Year-Old Girl Befriended by College Hoops Star Dies

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April 9th, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy) by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) - Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old girl with cancer who befriended Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne and inspired the team to make her happy by playing well,...

Parade for UConn Basketball Teams Set for Sunday in Hartford

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April 9th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says a parade for the University of Connecticut men's and women's national championship basketball teams will be held in Hartford on Sunday. Malloy announced...

UConn Students Celebrate Second Championship in Two Nights

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April 9th, 2014
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Partying on the UConn campus started Monday and regained momentum Tuesday following a second national championship title in less than 24 hours. The women's basketball team beat Notre Dame 79-58 in Nashville, Tenn.,...

Deadline for Northwestern to Appeal Ruling on College Athlete Unions

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April 9th, 2014
(AP PhotoPaul Beaty) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Northwestern University faces a Wednesday deadline to appeal a ruling by the Chicago-region director of the National Labor Relations Board that its football players are employees of the school and...

Wild Finish Gives Wild 4-3 Shoot-Out Win Over Bruins

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April 9th, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild found out during the second intermission their spot in the playoffs was secure. Satisfaction came only after they won their way in with a strong finish. Mikko Koivu had the only score in the...

UConn Celebrates Again as Women’s Team Wins 9th Title

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April 8th, 2014
(AP Photo/Nati Harnik) STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- It was deja vu for Husky fans. Students stormed the court at Gampel Pavilion for a second consecutive night as the Husky's women basketball team joined the men as national champions. About...

Rangers’ 5-Run 3rd Sparks 10-7 Win over Red Sox

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April 8th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Robinson Chirinos started a five-run third inning with his first homer of the season and the Texas Rangers won 10-7 as the Boston Red Sox hit into five double plays Tuesday night. The Red Sox scored three runs in the ninth against...

Southwick Man to Run One Last Marathon for Seriously Ill Children

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April 8th, 2014
SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) -- For the last few months, the winding roads along Congamond Lake have become Vinny Caruso's home away from home. Vinny is training for the Boston Marathon. He's been there before, but this year it's...

Thousands of UConn Students Celebrate National Championship

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April 8th, 2014
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Ecstatic UConn fans have been celebrating the Huskies' men's national basketball title on the campus in Storrs, Conn. -- breaking street lights, smashing at least one campus window and overturning furniture inside the...

UConn Wins Fourth National Championship 60-54 Over Kentucky

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April 7th, 2014
(AP Photo/Eric Gay) ARLINGTON, Texas (WGGB) -- The 2014 National Championship was a match-up between the two teams with the most championships in the last 18 years, but with the highest combined seeding of any title game in NCAA Tournament...

4th-Grade Girl Not Allowed to Participate in Boy’s Basketball Tournament

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April 7th, 2014
NEW MEXICO (WGGB) -- On the court, 10 year-old Jaelyn Bates is nearly unstoppable, whether she's playing with her male or female teammates. That's why she began playing on the boys team in her local league in New Mexico. "If there's not...