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NFL Union Wants Change on Personal Conduct Policy

November 13th, 2014
By BARRY WILNER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL players' union wants to negotiate with the league in changing the personal conduct policy. In a memo sent to each NFLPA player representative and executive board member, and...

Defense Shines as UMass Beats Ball State 24-10

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November 12th, 2014
AMHERST (WGGB) -- While the UMass offense has hardly missed a beat in the 2014 season, their defense allowed opponents to score 40 or more points in half of their games. Wednesday night was a different story, however, as the Minutemen held Ball...

Maple Leafs Rout Bruins on Four Goals in Second

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November 12th, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette) TORONTO (AP) — Phil Kessel scored twice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs netted four goals during a nine-minute stretch to chase Vezina Trophy-winner Tuukka Rask and rout the Boston Bruins 6-1 on...

Jackson’s 28 Lift Thunder Past Celtics 109-94

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November 12th, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) — Reggie Jackson stood at his locker, getting dressed in Oklahoma City Thunder colors with orange pants and a blue sweat shirt. His teammates were long gone. The way the Thunder have been going so far...

UMass to Name New Basketball Practice Facility After Longtime Supporter

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November 12th, 2014
A rendering of the John Francis Kennedy Champions Center for UMass Basketball slated to open in Spring of 2015 (Courtesy: UMass Athletics) AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- In 2013-14, the UMass Minutemen put themselves on the map in the college...

Late Surge Lifts Sharks Over Falcons 4-2

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November 12th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- In a mid-week match-up at the MassMutual Center, the Springfield Falcons looked as if they would be able to continue their recent hot-streak, as they held a 1-0 lead against the Worcester Sharks through two periods. However,...

Showalter, Williams voted MLB Managers of the Year

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November 11th, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baltimore's Buck Showalter was voted AL Manager of the Year for the third time, edging the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Scioscia and Kansas City's Ned Yost. Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by...

Griffith’s Circus Shot Lifts Bruins Past Devils 4-2

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November 10th, 2014
Boston Bruins center Seth Griffith, left, skates backwards as he pokes the puck between his legs, which then slid through the pads of New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston,...

Players Union Files Grievance vs. NFL to Reinstate Peterson

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November 10th, 2014
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance with the NFL to reinstate Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The NFLPA cited Monday "explicit language in a signed agreement" from Sept. 18, when Peterson...

Abreu, deGrom Voted MLB’s Rookies of the Year

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November 10th, 2014
(AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File) NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has been voted NL Rookie of the Year, joining AL winner Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox. DeGrom received 26 of 30 first-place votes and 142 points in voting...

Falcons Fall to Monarchs 2-1

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November 8th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Falcons fell short of a win against the Manchester Monarchs Saturday night at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Springfield's goalie Scott Munroe managed to stop 27 out of 29 shots on goal, while Manchester's goaltender...

Friday Football Fever: Playoff Edition

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November 8th, 2014
(WGGB) -- The high school football playoffs officially got underway in Western Mass. on Friday night. The region's top teams were tested in the semifinals, as they fought for a chance to play in their respective title games. One of the...

NFL says Peterson Must Wait for Review Process

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November 7th, 2014
(AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Billy Smith II) By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Write MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If Adrian Peterson is allowed to return to the Minnesota Vikings this season, the reunion probably won't happen swiftly. The NFL...

Devon Still’s Daughter Applauded Watching Father Play in Bengals Game

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November 7th, 2014
(AP Photo/AJ Mast) CINCINNATI (AP) -- Defensive tackle Devon Still's 4-year-old daughter got one of the biggest cheers on a cold, windy night Thursday at Paul Brown Stadium. Leah Still was on the field after the first quarter when the...

Bruins Rally Past Oilers 5-2

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November 6th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) -- Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists during a third-period flurry that sent the streaking Boston Bruins to a 5-2 win over the skidding Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. The Bruins scored three times...