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Baseball’s Best Gather for Tuesday’s All-Star Game

July 15th, 2014
By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League's All-Star starter. There was his own Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis Cardinals ace with a 12-4 record and a 1.83 ERA. And there...

Kraft, Belichick Interviewed in Lloyd Probe

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July 15th, 2014
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick were both interviewed by police investigating a homicide in which former player Aaron Hernandez is a suspect. According to court documents, Kraft and...

Oakland’s Cespedes Repeats as Home Run Derby Champion

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July 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday...

A-Rod Sued by His Own Lawyer for Unpaid Legal Fees

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July 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez faces a new challenge: He is being sued by his own lawyer. Attorney David Cornwell's law firm filed papers Monday in Manhattan federal court saying the New York Yankees star owes more than...

Blue Sox Lose Third-Straight Game 4-2 to Swamp Bats

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July 13th, 2014
HOLYOKE (WGGB) -- The Valley Blue Sox dropped their third-straight game to finish the weekend, as they were unable to come back against the Keene Swamp Bats on Sunday. All of Keene's runs came in the fourth inning, but it was enough to secure at...

Red Sox Close First Half with 11-0 Win Over Astros

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July 13th, 2014
(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) HOUSTON (AP) — Clay Buchholz allowed three hits and struck out a career-high 12 in his fifth career shutout in the Boston Red Sox's 11-0 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday. Brock Holt had a career-best five hits,...

Carmelo Anthony Returning to New York Knicks

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July 13th, 2014
  (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony wanted to be a Knick a few years ago, and nothing has changed now. Anthony is staying in New York, announcing his decision Sunday in a posting titled "My City, My Heart"...

Jury Selection to Begin in Offerman Assault Case

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July 13th, 2014
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Jury selection is set to begin in a lawsuit against former major leaguer Jose Offerman for attacking another player with a baseball bat during a minor league game in Connecticut in 2007. Attorneys are scheduled to...

Babe Ruth’s Boston Contract Fetches $1M at Auction

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July 13th, 2014
(File, Associated Press) Ten Baseball Hall of Famers pose outside the museum in Cooperstown, June 12, 1939. Front row; Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack, Cy Young. Back row: Honus Wagner, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Tris Speaker, Napoleon...

Report: Former Celtic Paul Pierce to Sign with Wizards

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July 13th, 2014
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) WASHINGTON, D.C. (WGGB) -- Paul Pierce long ago solidified himself as a legend with the Boston Celtics franchise, but it appears the 36 year-old is not done yet. According to an Associated Press report, Pierce will...

Astros End Red Sox Win Streak with 3-2 Win

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July 13th, 2014
(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) HOUSTON (AP) -- Six-foot-four, 250-pound slugger Chris Carter isn't the kind of player who normally hits infield singles. On Saturday he got the first one he could remember in the eighth inning to drive home a run and lift...

President Plays Golf with ESPN Host Michael Wilbon

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July 12th, 2014
POTOMAC, Md. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is playing golf at a private club in Maryland with ESPN co-host Michael Wilbon. Obama played at a different club late last month with Tony Kornheiser, Wilbon's sidekick on the sports show "Pardon the...

Westfield National advances to 11/12 Sectional Round

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July 12th, 2014
WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- After erupting for a five-run sixth inning followed by a four-run fourth, Westfield National is on their way to the age 11-12 sectional round after defeating Agawam in the District II finals, 11-1 in four innings....

Red Sox over Astros

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July 12th, 2014
(Ctsy: MGNOnline, peteaylward)HOUSTON (AP) -- Rookie Christian Vazquez got his first three major league hits and drove in three runs, while David Ortiz had three RBIs to break open the game in the sixth inning and lead the Boston Red Sox to an 8-3...

LeBron James to Sign with the Cavaliers Again

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July 11th, 2014
(AP Photo/Larry W. Smith) By TIM REYNOLDS and TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writers CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James tells Sports Illustrated, that he's decided to go home. It's a move that would...