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Royals Advance to ALCS, as 8-3 Win Over Angels Clinches Sweep

October 5th, 2014
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals waited nearly three decades to return to the postseason. Now that they're here, they want to stick around for a while. Alex Gordon hit a bases-clearing double in the...

Orioles Complete Sweep of Angels with 2-1 Win, Advance to ALCS

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October 5th, 2014
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings) DETROIT (AP) — A runaway title in a division of behemoths, then an unexpected sweep against a trio of Cy Young winners. For Nelson Cruz, Buck Showalter and this unheralded bunch from Baltimore, the question now...

Giants 18-Inning Win Over Nats the Longest Postseason Game Ever

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October 5th, 2014
(AP Photo) WASHINGTON, D.C. (WGGB) -- Washington Nationals fans got their money's worth when they came to Nationals Park Saturday night to watch Game 2 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants. That is, until Brandon Belt's home run in...

Late Turnovers Doom UMass in 42-41 Loss to Miami (OH)

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October 4th, 2014
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Taking over inside of midfield after a fumble — one of two turnovers in the closing minutes — Andrew Hendrix quickly moved Miami (Ohio) to the 1, where he plunged over to cement a RedHawks' 42-41 comeback victory over...

Friday Football Fever: Week 5

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October 4th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Week 5 of the high school football season brought some excitement and some special performances from teams across Western Mass. The football action started early for some teams, whose schools moved up their games in observance of Yom...

Long-balls Fuel Orioles’ 12-3 Win over Tigers in ALDS Game 1

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October 3rd, 2014
(AP Photo/Nick Wass) BALTIMORE (AP) — Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles had the good fortune of avoiding Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer during the regular season. Or maybe it was the other way around. In his 2014 debut against...

Jim Calhoun to Join ESPN’s College Basketball Coverage

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October 2nd, 2014
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun will join ESPN's college basketball coverage this season. The 72-year-old Calhoun won three national championships at Connecticut in 1999, 2004 and 2011. He retired in 2012 after 26 years with...

Athlete of the Week: Minnechaug Volleyball Captain Paulina Modestow

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October 2nd, 2014
Wilbraham, MA (WGGB)----One of the hardest hitters in Western Mass doesn't play on the football field, but showcases her talents on the volleyball court. Minnechaug outside hitter Paulina Modestow credits her work ethic and playing style to her...

Bumgarner, Giants Silence Pirates in 8-0 Wild-Card Win

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October 2nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Gene Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brandon Crawford figured the San Francisco Giants needed one run, maybe two, the way ace Madison Bumgarner was dealing. A grand slam provided all that and more, silencing a revved-up crowd and...

Springfield Native Christian Wilkins Selected to All-American Football Game

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October 1st, 2014
SUFFIELD, CT. (WGGB) -- A Springfield native is making a name for himself nationally as a selection to the Under Armour All-American high school football game. Christian Wilkins is a defensive tackle for Suffield Academy in Connecticut but...

Springfield Falcons Host ‘Fan Fest’ at MassMutual Center

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October 1st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Fans encouraged to come down to the MassMutual Center for a festival in honor of the Springfield Falcons. The team says its excited to get back to playing in the regular season and they want the fans to get...

Trips to Mound Limited in Arizona Experiment

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October 1st, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / Softball World)NEW YORK (AP) — Teams will be limited to three trips to the mound by managers, coaches and catchers during a game, except for pitching changes, under experimental speedup rules to be used during the...

Two-Run 12th Inning Gives Royals 9-8 Win Over A’s to Advance

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October 1st, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to...

FCC Spikes Sports Blackout Rule

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September 30th, 2014
by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The FCC wants an end to sports blackouts. The Federal Communications Commission has voted to spike a decades-old rule preventing cable and satellite operators from airing sports...

Olympian Michael Phelps Arrested on DUI Charge

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September 30th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) BALTIMORE (WGGB/AP) — Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore...