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UConn Women Earn 8th-Straight Trip to Final Four

March 31st, 2015
(AP Photo/Tim Roske) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Getting to the Final Four never gets old for Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national...

Celtics Gain Ground in Playoff Race with 116-104 Win

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March 31st, 2015
(AP Photo) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Avery Bradley says despite a season of ups and downs, he never stopped believing the Boston Celtics were a playoff team. If the Celtics continue to play the way they have in recent weeks, Bradley might be...

Tom Brady Scares Fans with Cliff Jump in Costa Rica

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March 30th, 2015
Tom Brady leaps from a cliff during a vacation in Costa Rica (Courtesy: Tom Brady/Facebook) (WGGB) -- Tom Brady can do no wrong in the eyes of many Patriots fans. But his recent stunt while on vacation in Costa Rica have some questioning his...

Bruins Top Hurricanes 2-1, Extend Lead for Final Playoff Spot

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March 30th, 2015
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- David Pastrnak scored on a nice centering pass from Carl Soderberg at 4:23 of overtime, giving the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. The win put the Bruins three points ahead of Ottawa and four...

Clippers Win 7th-Straight 119-106 Over Celtics

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March 29th, 2015
(AP Photo/Winslow Townson) BOSTON (AP) -- J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 119-106 on Sunday for their seventh consecutive win. Blake Griffin had 21 points...

Patriots LB Hightower Out 6-7 Months after Surgery

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March 27th, 2015
(AP Photo) FOXBORO (WGGB) -- Linebacker Dont'a Hightower was key to the Patriots run defense in their Super Bowl season, but New England may have to do without him at the start of the 2015 season. His status for opening weekend is in question...

Ducks Rally Past Bruins with 3-2 Overtime Win

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March 27th, 2015
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Getzlaf, who also assisted on Corey Perry's tying goal late in the third period,...

Patriots’ Formation Leads to NFL Rule Change

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March 26th, 2015
PHOENIX, Arizona (WGGB) -- There will be one less play in New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick's bag of tricks in 2015. His deceptive formation that garnered attention during their playoff victory over the Ravens last season has been...

Injury-Riddled Heat Top Celtics 93-86

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March 26th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Goran Dragic had 22 points and seven assists, and the banged-up Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-86 on Wednesday night. Luol Deng scored 15 points for Miami, and Udonis Haslem had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Henry Walker and...

Judge Lets ex-NHL Player Lawsuit Over Concussions Continue

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March 25th, 2015
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The NHL's motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries was largely rejected Wednesday by a federal judge, allowing the claims to move forward. The plaintiffs have been...

NASCAR Issues Penalties to No. 33 Cup Team, Xfinity Team

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March 25th, 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR has fined and suspended the crew chief of a Richard Childress Racing-affiliated team. The sanctioning body fined Slugger Labbe $50,000, suspended him the next three races and placed him on probation until Dec....

Jets File Tampering Charges Against Patriots

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March 25th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) (WGGB) -- The New York Jets are stoking the fire in their rivalry with the New England Patriots, filing a tampering charge against the team. It's focused around Patriots owner Robert Kraft's comments about former...

NFL Unveils Plans to Mark League’s 50th Super Bowl

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March 24th, 2015
(Logo Courtesy: NFL) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) -- The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration. The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high...

UMass Basketball Player Derrick Gordon to Transfer

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March 24th, 2015
Amherst, MA (WGGB)----UMass Basketball player Derrick Gordon announces he will be transferring schools at the end of the semester. Gordon made headlines earlier this season as he became the first openly gay player in NCAA Men's...

UMass Names Ryan Bamford New Athletic Director

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March 24th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass Amherst has named Ryan Bamford as their next athletic director. The university made the announcement Monday afternoon. Bamford had spent the last previous four years at Georgia Tech, with the last two years as the...