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Falcons Beat Pirates 5-2 at Home

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...

Bruins falter late, lose to Jets in shootout

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April 10th, 2014
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Bryan Little scored in the shootout to give the Winnipeg Jets a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in their last home game of the season Thursday night. Little beat Chad Johnson with a low shot between his pads,...

Pineda powers Yankees past Red Sox

April 10th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox, Michael Pineda won while pitching with some noticeable substance on his hand, and the New York Yankees beat Boston 4-1...

Ellsbury Faces Former Roommate for First Time

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April 10th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jacoby Ellsbury is getting his first look at the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry from the New York side. The star outfielder left Boston in the offseason and signed a $153 million, seven-year contract with the Yankees. Ellsbury played...

Hawks hand Celtics ninth-straight loss

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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...