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Wolf Pack Skirt Past Falcons, 3-2

February 20th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Hartford Wolf Pack skirted past the Springfield Falcons, 3-2, in overtime tonight at the MassMutual Center. Springfield and Hartford have required extra time in four of six contests this season. The Falcons...

NASCAR Suspends Driver Kurt Busch Just Before Daytona 500

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February 20th, 2015
(AP Photo/John Raoux) by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch on Friday, just two days before the Daytona 500, hours after a Delaware judge said the former champion committed an act of...

Celtics Acquire PG Isaiah Thomas from Suns at Deadline

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February 20th, 2015
(AP Photo) BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Celtics have acquired point guard Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns for a first-round draft pick and guard Marcus Thornton. The deal was made on a busy day at the NBA's trading deadline. Thomas, 26,...

Colts Talked to League About Balls Before AFC Title Game

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February 19th, 2015
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- General manager Ryan Grigson said Thursday that the Colts had contacted NFL officials before last month's AFC championship game about their concerns with New England's game balls. Grigson...

Athlete of the Week: Longmeadow Girl’s Basketball Captain Ally Mishol

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February 19th, 2015
LONGMEADOW, MA (WGGB)----The Lady Lancers of Longmeadow are preparing for another postseason run after making it all the way the state championship game last year. If there is truly something to be said for playing to the level of your...

AP Source: Garnett Returning to Minnesota in Deadline Deal

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February 19th, 2015
In this March 18, 2007, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Garnett (21) goes to the hoop in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Garnett is coming back to the place it all began. A...

Rhode Island Halts UMass Win Streak with 75-59 Victory

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February 19th, 2015
KINGSTON, R.I. (WGGB) -- In what may have been their biggest game of the season, the UMass Minutemen fell short of their seventh-straight win, and a season sweep of the Rhode Island Rams. Both teams were tied in the Atlantic 10 standings going...

Former Red Sox, Giants 3B Coach Wendell Kim Dies at 64

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February 17th, 2015
AP Photo/File BOSTON (AP) -- Former Boston and San Francisco third base coach Wendell Kim has died. The Red Sox say he died at the age of 64 after a struggle with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Kim spent 30 years in professional baseball,...

A-Rod Makes Vague Apology, Turns Down News Conference

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February 17th, 2015
(Courtesy MGN/Wikipedia via Keith Allison) NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez has issued a handwritten apology "for the mistakes that led to my suspension" but has turned down New York's offer to use Yankee Stadium for a news conference and has...

Goal in Final Seconds of OT Lifts Flames Past Bruins

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February 17th, 2015
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh) CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- TJ Brodie scored with 2 seconds left in overtime, and the Calgary Flames rallied from a three-goal deficit for a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night. As Brodie...

Yankees to Retire Numbers of Pettitte, Posada and Williams

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February 16th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankees are retiring the uniform numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams and will honor the trio with plaques in Monument Park this season along with Willie Randolph. Pettitte (46), Posada (20) and Williams...

Las Vegas Strip to Dim Lights for Jerry Tarkanian Tribute

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February 16th, 2015
In this March 1, 2014, file photo, Jerry Tarkanian is escorted by his son, Danny, during halftime ceremonies honoring the former basketball coach at Fresno State University in Fresno, Calif. Family members say Hall of Fame basketball coach...

Falcons Topped By Phantoms, 5-4, In Overtime

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February 15th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Falcons were outdone by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in overtime on Sunday at the MassMutual Center. The Falcons are now 29-18-5-0 and finish the two-game season series with the Phantoms with a 1-0-1-0...

STCC Hosts Northeast Wrestling Championships

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February 15th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It's an opportunity that only comes around every five or six years to Western Mass. Springfield Technical Community College hosted the Northeast District One Wrestling Championships on Sunday morning. Wrestlers...

Calipari, Mutombo, Kevin Johnson Hall of Fame finalists

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February 14th, 2015
Photo Cred: AP NEW YORK (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and four time Defensive Player of the Year Dikembe Mutombo are among the finalists for this year's Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame...