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Athlete of the Week: Westfield Hockey Captain Chris Sullivan

February 12th, 2015
Westfield, MA (WGGB)---You'd be hard pressed to find a more hockey-centric town in Western Mass than Westfield, and for senior captain Chris Sullivan he wouldn't have it any other way. "As a kid I would come to games and watch the'Big, Bad...

Sign of Spring: Red Sox Equipment Truck Heads to Florida

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February 12th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) — Take heart, winter weary New Englanders, spring can't be far away if the Boston Red Sox equipment truck is on its way to Florida. The truck left Boston on its 1,480-mile trip to the team's spring training home in Fort Myers at...

Hinds’ 3-Pointer Pushes UMass Past Bonnies, Extends Streak

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February 12th, 2015
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) -- Jabarie Hinds hit a 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining to give Massachusetts a 55-53 victory over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night for the Minutemen's fifth consecutive win and a four-way tie for first place in...

Celtics Rally to Beat Hawks on Turner’s Buzzer-Beater

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February 12th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Evan Turner made a running scoop shot with 0.2 seconds left to give Boston its only lead of the game, and the Celtics sent the Atlanta Hawks to just their third loss of the calendar year, 89-88 on Wednesday night. Jared Sullinger...

Tiger Woods Takes Leave of Absence From PGA Tour

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February 11th, 2015
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Tiger Woods said Wednesday his game is "not acceptable" to compete in tournaments and he will return when he thinks it is. Hopeful of having injuries behind him, Woods made a horrific start to the new year. He shot a...

Son: Hall of Fame Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Dies at 84

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February 11th, 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...

Chicago’s Little League Championship Team Stripped of Title

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February 11th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) CHICAGO (AP) — Little League International has stripped Chicago's Jackie Robinson West of its national title after finding the team falsified its boundary map. The league made the announcement Wednesday...

Hartford Reaches Deal with Minor League Stadium Developer

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February 10th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Softball World) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The city of Hartford says it has reached an agreement with the owner of the New Britain Rock Cats and a developer on a final plan to put a new $56 million minor league...

Falcons Players Take Part in Cooking Challenge

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February 10th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons took part in a cooking challenge today at the MassMutual Center. Three players had to cook a chicken-based dish created by a chef from Centerplate. After a demonstration, the players...

Super Bowl Hero Malcolm Butler Gets New Truck

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February 10th, 2015
(AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — Malcolm Butler has intercepted the delivery of Tom Brady's new truck. Brady earned the prize for winning the Super Bowl MVP for the third time. He led the Patriots to a 28-24 victory over the...

Maze Captures Alpine Combined Title for 3rd Medal at Worlds

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February 9th, 2015
(AP Photo) By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) -- Tina Maze of Slovenia has captured gold in the Alpine combined, earning her third medal of the world championships on a warm afternoon when Lindsey Vonn failed to finish...

Canadiens Earn Season Sweep of Bruins with 3-1 Win

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February 8th, 2015
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) BOSTON (AP) — Four games, four wins and rare season sweep for the Montreal Canadiens over the Boston Bruins. Carey Price made 34 saves to lift the Canadiens to a 3-1 victory Sunday night, giving Montreal wins in all...

Dean Smith, North Carolina Coaching Great, Dies at 83

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February 8th, 2015
(AP Photo/Phil Coale, File) (AP) -- Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach. Yes, the retired Hall of Famer left North Carolina as the winningest coach in men's history after capturing two national titles along with the 1976 Olympic...

UMass Wins Fourth-Straight, 66-59 Over La Salle

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February 8th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Donte Clark scored 16 of his 23 points in the first half and Massachusetts held La Salle at bay in the second for a 66-59 win on Sunday. UMass (14-9, 7-3 Atlantic 10) matched its largest lead of 12 points at 48-36 with...

Falcons Top Crunch 2-1

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February 7th, 2015
SYRACUSE, New York (WGGB) -- The hometown hockey club was in upstate New York on Saturday night to take on the Syracuse Crunch. Friday night, the Springfield Falcons beat the Albany Devils to snap a 7-game losing skid. And their good fortune...