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A-Rod Hits First Homer in Yankees’ 10-6 Loss to Red Sox

March 11th, 2015
by MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run since returning to the Yankees following a drug suspension and Chris Capuano was forced out in the first inning by a quadriceps injury in New York's 10-6...

NASCAR Reinstates Kurt Busch; Grants Him Waiver for Chase

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March 11th, 2015
(AP Photo/Terry Renna, File) By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR has lifted its suspension of Kurt Busch and says the former champion can compete in the championship Chase should he qualify. Busch missed the...

Putnam Boys and Central Girls Advance to Basketball State Championship

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March 11th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB)---Springfield schools made it a clean sweep in Division I Tuesday, as both the Central girls team and the Putnam boys advanced to their respective championship games. The Putnam Beavers are the two-time defending state...

Two Goals from Spooner Fuel 3-1 Bruins win Over Senators

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March 10th, 2015
(AP Photo/Sean Kilpatrick) OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Ryan Spooner scored his second and third goals of the season and Tuukka Rask celebrated his birthday by stopping 39 shots to help lead the surging Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Ottawa...

Agents: All-Pro Cornerback Darrelle Revis Returns to Jets

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March 10th, 2015
photo MGN-Online By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis is returning to the New York Jets, according to his agents. After winning the Super Bowl with the NFC East rival New England...

Saints Trade Jimmy Graham to Seahawks

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March 10th, 2015
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks' search for a tight end has landed Jimmy Graham. The Seahawks and New Orleans Saints agreed to a trade Tuesday sending Graham to Seattle in exchange for veteran center Max Unger, pending a physical. The...

Pats Pass on Revis’ Option, CB to Become Free Agent

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March 10th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) FOXBORO (WGGB) -- The Patriots have passed on a $20 million option in Darrelle Revis' contract, but the team is not done negotiating with the cornerback. Revis will become a free agent on Tuesday, after the Patriots...

Thomas Surges off the Bench, Lifts Celtics Past Heat

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March 10th, 2015
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI (AP) — Isaiah Thomas was in a considerable amount of postgame pain. He made the Miami Heat do some hurting as well. Thomas scored 25 points off the bench — one more than all of Miami's reserves combined...

ACLU Sides with Redskins, Permits Trademark on Team Name

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March 10th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is siding with the Washington Redskins in a court battle over the team's name. The ACLU filed papers last week supporting the team's position that...

Baker: Process, Not People the Key in Olympic Bid

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March 9th, 2015
BOSTON (AP) -- Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says when it comes to Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics, he's more concerned about the product than the people. Baker was asked Monday about the decision by Boston 2024, the nonprofit organization...

Patriots Re-Sign Safety Devin McCourty to 5-Year Deal

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March 9th, 2015
(AP Photo/Damian Strohmeyer) FOXBORO (WGGB) -- The New England Patriots locked up a critical piece of their defense Sunday, as they re-signed safety Devin McCourty. Fox Sports first reported the deal, which will keep McCourty from hitting...

Falcons Fall To Penguins, 4-1

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March 8th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Falcons fell to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 4-1, this afternoon at the MassMutual Center. This is the Falcons’ third straight loss and puts the team at 32-22-6-0 on the season and second in the...

Paille’s 2 goals lift Bruins past Red Wings, 5-3

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March 8th, 2015
AP Photo BOSTON — Daniel Paille scored two goals, one coming short-handed, and Brad Marchand added a short-handed goal to lift the Boston Bruins to a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. Boston, which is clinging the Eastern...

Recap: Western Mass High School Basketball Championships

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March 8th, 2015
Amherst, MA (WGGB)---Playoffs have arrived for high school basketball in the Bay State. The Curry Hick's Cage at UMass played host to the Division I Western Mass Title games on Friday and Divisions II, III and IV on Saturday. Two-time defending...

Falcons Downed by Bruins, 4-1

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March 7th, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons were downed by the Providence Bruins, 4-1, tonight at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The loss moves the Falcons to 32-21-6-0 on the season and 5-4-0-0 in the 10-game season series. Springfield...