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Koffee Kup Cupcakes Part of AFC Title Game Bet Between Governors Baker & Pence

January 16th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Governor Charlie Baker has made his first friendly sports wager with another state's governor. It's over Sunday's AFC championship game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts - and once again,...

Rask, Bruins Shutout Rangers 3-0, Win 5th-Straight

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January 16th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots for his second shutout, Patrice Bergeron scored a first-period goal, and the Boston Bruins won their fifth straight by beating the New York Rangers 3-0 on Thursday night. The Rangers have lost 3-0 in...

Athlete of the Week: Chicopee Basketball’s Darrick Boyd

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January 15th, 2015
Chicopee, MA (WGGB)---Switching schools is never an easy transition, certainly not your senior year of high school. For former Cathedral star Darrick Boyd, he decided after his junior year that he needed a change. "It's not everything I wanted...

Century-Old Baseball Cards Fetch $200K in Maine

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January 15th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Softball World) BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) -- The first batch of century-old baseball cards from the so-called "Portland trove" has fetched about $200,000 at auction in Maine. Bidders flew in to Biddeford from as far...

Muhammad Ali Back in Hospital for ‘Follow-Up Care’

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January 15th, 2015
photo MGN-Online LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great is back in the hospital for follow-up care related to a urinary tract infection. Ali family spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday that the former...

Springfield College Students to Help Run Hoop Hall Classic

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January 15th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Learning the business side of sports is the aim of the Sport Management program at Springfield College. This week, students will soon get a unique lesson in preparing a sporting event. Kevin McAllister, chair...

Umass Downed by Davidson, 71-63

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January 14th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Tyler Kalinoski scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and finished with six assists as Davidson topped Massachusetts 71-63 on Wednesday night. UMass closed the opening half with a 9-2 run, and Davidson led by just...

Falcons Fall to Devils, 2-1

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January 14th, 2015
Albany, NY(WGGB)– The Albany Devils came back from a 1-0 deficit to down the Springfield Falcons, 2-1, in overtime Wednesday night. By reaching overtime, the Falcons pick up one point and maintain the lead of both the Northeast Division and...

Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Josh McNary Charged with Rape

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January 14th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in Indianapolis have filed charges of rape, criminal confinement with bodily injury and battery resulting in bodily injury against backup Colts linebacker Josh McNary. Peg McLeish,...

Heisman Winner Marcus Mariota Says He’s Going to the NFL

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January 14th, 2015
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) by ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer (AP) -- Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota has declared his eligibility for the NFL draft. The Ducks quarterback announced on Oregon's website on Wednesday that he would...

Report: Jets Close to Hiring Cardinals’ Bowles as Head Coach

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January 14th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the situation says the New York Jets are close to an agreement with Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles to make him their head coach. Bowles told ESPN that he was taking the job, but the...

Celtics Trade Jameer Nelson for Nuggets’ Nate Robinson

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January 13th, 2015
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski) DENVER (AP) -- The Denver Nuggets traded backup point guard Nate Robinson to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday for guard Jameer Nelson. Robinson was a member of the Celtics for parts of 2009-10 and '10-11. He averaged...

Rookie Pastrnak Nets Two in Bruins 4-3 Win Over Lightning

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January 13th, 2015
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) -- Rookie David Pastrnak scored twice for the second straight game and Milan Lucic had a goal and an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 Tuesday night for their fourth straight...

Red Sox Promote Ferreira, MLB’s 3rd Female Baseball Ops VP

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January 13th, 2015
(Ctsy. MGN Online) BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have promoted Raquel Ferreira to vice president of baseball administration, making her the third woman to be a VP in a major league baseball operations department. Ferreira is a native of...

Ohio State Football Revelers Set Fires, Tear Down Goal Post

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January 13th, 2015
(AP Photo/Paul Vernon) By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Fans took to the streets after Ohio State's football championship victory early Tuesday, yelling and screaming in delight, setting nearly 90 fires and in...