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Bruins Drop High-Scoring Match-Up with Sharks, 7-4

December 5th, 2014
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tyler Kennedy, fresh off the injured list, scored two goals — including the winner — and the San Jose Sharks beat the Boston Bruins 7-4 on Thursday night for their third straight...

Athlete of the Week: Longmeadow Senior Quarterback Connor Ostrander

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December 4th, 2014
Longmeadow, MA (WGBB)-----"Tradition doesn't graduate," is the motto that the Longmeadow Lancers football team prides themselves after. "We have really high expectations to live up to," said Connor Ostrander. "We grew up watching all those guys...

Iron Bowl Sets Viewership Record for ESPN

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December 4th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Alabama's win over rival Auburn was the most-viewed regular-season college football game on ESPN on record. The Crimson Tide's 55-44 comeback victory in the Iron Bowl on Saturday to avenge...

Celtics Snap Skid, Top Pistons 109-102 in Overtime

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December 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola) BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have struggled to finish off teams this season, blowing a 23-point lead against Atlanta one night before wasting an 11-point, fourth-quarter advantage against Detroit on...

Tony Stewart has 4th Surgery on Right Leg

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December 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Derik Hamilton, File) LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tony Stewart has undergone a fourth surgery on the leg he broke last year during a sprint car race in Iowa. Stewart was released from the hospital on Wednesday. He was then headed to Las Vegas...

Patriots-Packers is Highest-Rated Game in 3 Years

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December 3rd, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers' win over fellow Super Bowl contender New England at Lambeau Field was the highest-rated NFL regular-season game in almost three years. The first matchup between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady averaged a 17.6...

Injuries Forcing Lowly Giants to Make Many Changes

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December 3rd, 2014
photo MGN-Online By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- In his 19 seasons as an NFL head coach, Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants hasn't had one like this. It's not the losses that make this season different. It's...

Steelers’ Bell Seeks 1st-Offender Program for Pot

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December 3rd, 2014
photo MGN-Online By JOE MANDAK Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is applying for a first-offender's program on marijuana possession and driving under the influence charges, which could result...

UMass Alum Quick Stonewalls Bruins in 2-0 Kings Win

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December 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Quick made 31 saves in his 34th career shutout, carrying the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-0 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Tanner Pearson scored in the first period and Tyler...

Canadiens Legend Jean Beliveau Dies at 83

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December 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes) MONTREAL (AP) -- Former Montreal Canadiens captain Jean Beliveau died Tuesday. He was 83. The team confirmed the death of the Hall of Fame center and one of the most beloved players in Canadiens...

Gray’s 25 Points Lift LSU Past UMass 82-60

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December 2nd, 2014
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Josh Gray finally showcased his offensive skills in LSU's convincing 82-60 non-conference victory against Massachusetts on Tuesday night. Gray, who had averaged 35 points per game at Odessa (Tex.) College last season,...

Hawks Extend Celtics’ Slump, Escape with 109-105 Win

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December 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo/John Bazemore) ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks owned the fourth quarter again. Kyle Korver scored 24 points, and the Hawks rallied to beat the struggling Boston Celtics 109-105 on Tuesday night. Paul Millsap added 19 points...

Woods Returns With an Eye to the Past

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December 2nd, 2014
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods is returning to golf with a new teacher and an old swing. Woods is playing in his Hero World Challenge, which starts Thursday in his old neighborhood of Isleworth. It will...

Peterson Has Appeal Hearing in New York

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December 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Billy Smith II) NEW YORK (AP) -- Adrian Peterson's appeal hearing has ended after more than three hours. Peterson did not comment as he departed Tuesday. His attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, says only that the hearing...

Funeral Set for Ohio State Athlete Found Dead

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December 2nd, 2014
source: AP By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and RUSTY MILLER Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State football players, wrestlers and other athletes plan to attend the funeral service for a teammate found dead of an apparent self-inflicted...