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Tonight Marks a New Season of Friday Football Fever!

September 5th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Football is back across the country and that means one thing here in Western Mass - the return of Friday Football Fever. Western Mass powerhouse Central took on Eastern Mass powerhouse Everett, East Longmeadow showed off at...

Bengals Re-Sign Cut Player to Help Pay for Daughter’s Cancer Treatment

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September 5th, 2014
CINCINNATI (WGGB) -- The end of the preseason is a difficult time for many players fighting to make their respective NFL teams. Defensive tackle Devon Still was one of the hundreds of players who saw their dreams dashed this summer. But Still...

Seahawks Dominate Packers 36-16 in 2014 NFL Opener

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September 5th, 2014
(AP Photo/Scott Eklund) SEATTLE (AP) -- Marshawn Lynch rushed for 110 and two touchdowns, Russell Wilson threw a pair of touchdown passes and the Seattle Seahawks started defense of their Super Bowl title with a 36-16 win over the Green Bay...

Yankees Walk Off with 5-4 Win Over Red Sox

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September 4th, 2014
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley hit solo home runs off Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees stunned the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night to bolster their slim playoff hopes. New...

UConn Coach Auriemma’s Call to Mo’ne Davis Deemed Violation

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September 4th, 2014
(AP Photo) STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The NCAA has determined that Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma committed a secondary rules violation when he made a phone call congratulating Little League pitching star Mo'Ne Davis last...

Yankees Answer with 5-1 Win Over Red Sox

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September 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NEW YORK (AP) — Brian McCann homered among his career high-tying four hits and the New York Yankees bounced back to end a three-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Wednesday night. McCann homered a day...

NFL Says Concussions Dropped in 2013

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September 3rd, 2014
SEATTLE (AP) -- The NFL says concussions decreased by 13 percent overall during the 2013 season from the previous year, and the number of concussions coming from helmet-to-helmet contact was down 23 percent. Those are the findings of the NFL's...

Serena Williams Moves on to U.S. Open Semifinals

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September 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke) NEW YORK (AP) -- After a bad-as-can-be start, dropping the first three games, Serena Williams quickly turned things around and stretched her U.S. Open winning streak to 19 matches to get back to the...

Comcast to Sponsor NASCAR’s Nationwide Series

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September 3rd, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Comcast Corp. has signed a 10-year agreement with NASCAR to replace Nationwide Insurance as the title sponsor of the second-tier series. The series will be known as the NASCAR Xfinity Series through 2024. The deal...

Michael Sam Added to Cowboys Practice Squad

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September 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/L.G. Patterson) by SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — Michael Sam's second chance will be with the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the league's first openly gay player will be added to...

Michael Sam to Take Physical to Join Cowboys Practice Squad

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September 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File) DALLAS, Texas (WGGB) -- Michael Sam is Dallas for a physical on Wednesday, as he hopes to take his second shot at making an NFL roster. If Sam passes the physical, he will be signed to the Dallas Cowboys...

Bogaerts, Betts Power Red Sox Past Yankees 9-4

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September 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NEW YORK (AP) — Xander Bogaerts homered among his four hits and fellow rookie Mookie Betts also went deep during a big night at the plate to power the Boston Red Sox past the New York Yankees 9-4 on Tuesday. Daniel Nava...

Denver Broncos’ Wes Welker Suspended 4 Games

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September 2nd, 2014
DENVER, CO. (WGGB) -- Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended four games for use of amphetamines, according to multiple media reports. Welker tested positive from a sample taken shortly after he attended the Kentucky...

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Suspended 6 Games, Fined $500,000

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September 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy) By RICK CALLAHAN, Associated Press NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- The NFL has suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct...

Poulter, Westwood, Gallacher Picked for Ryder Cup

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September 2nd, 2014
Ian Poulter, of England, checks his notes on the 15th hole during the second round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Paramus, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — European captain Paul McGinley...