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Bills Officially Announce Rex Ryan Hired as Coach

January 12th, 2015
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) by JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have officially announced they've hired Rex Ryan to take over as coach. The announcement was made in a release issued by the team...

Luck Leads Colts to Upset of Manning and Broncos 24-13

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January 11th, 2015
(AP photo) DENVER (AP) -- Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and the Indianapolis Colts upset Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 24-13 Sunday in the AFC playoffs. The Colts (13-5) advanced to the AFC conference championship next...

Falcons Edge Devils 2-1

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January 11th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons hosted the Albany Devils at the MassMutual Center on Sunday afternoon. The Falcons fell behind early in the second period, but would rally late in the game. Springfield scored two...

Davis’ late FTs seal UMass’ 66-62 win over George Mason

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January 11th, 2015
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Trey Davis hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points to lead Massachusetts over George Mason 66-62 on Sunday. Jabarie Hinds had 11 points for UMass (9-7, 2-1 Atlantic 10) and Cady Lalanne added 10. The Minutemen won...

Packers Rally to Beat Cowboys 26-21

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January 11th, 2015
(AP photo) GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay rallied from an 11-point deficit as Aaron Rodgers threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Dallas 26-21 Sunday in an NFC divisional-round playoff. The Packers (13-4), helped immensely by a...

Locals React to Patriots’ Win

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January 10th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Fans rallied all over New England on Saturday, as the Patriots entered their first playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens. Western Massachusetts' very own Joel Crouse sang the National Anthem, before play got...

Falcons Topped By Wolf Pack, 4-3 in Overtime

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January 10th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons were topped by the Hartford Wolf Pack, 4-3, in overtime tonight at the MassMutual Center. The Falcons held the lead at three separate occasions, but the Wolf Pack constantly battled back to...

Patriots Take Late Lead in First Playoff Win

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January 10th, 2015
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WGGB) -- Football fans waited patiently for the New England Patriots' first playoff game. Expectations ran high with the Patriots holding the best record in the AFC. They were ready to face their familiar rival, the Baltimore...

Bruins Top Flyers 3-1 for 3rd Straight Win

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January 10th, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rookie David Pastrnak scored his first two career NHL goals to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Chris Kelly added a short-handed goal for Boston, which won its third...

FALCONS RALLY PAST BRUINS, 2-1

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January 9th, 2015
Providence, R.I​. – The Springfield Falcons rallied past the Providence Bruins, 2-1, tonight at the Dunkin' Donuts Center The victory kicks-off the Falcons' seventh three-in-three of the season and advances the team to 25-10-2-0. Springfield...

Celtics pull Jeff Green from lineup amid trade rumors

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January 9th, 2015
(AP Photo/Jim Mone)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Boston Celtics have pulled forward Jeff Green from their starting lineup amid rumors he would soon be dealt to Memphis. Green is averaging a team-best 17.6 points. He had started each of the Celtics'...

NHL Motion to Dismiss Concussions Suit Heard in Court

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January 8th, 2015
By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The NHL's motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries has been heard by the federal judge assigned to the case. Attorneys for...

Athlete of the Week: Longmeadow Swimmer Jerrica Li

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January 8th, 2015
Longmeadow, MA (WGGB)-----"You are always in the pool," said Longmeadow Junior Jerrica LI.  "You live and breathe chlorine. You are working as hard as you can and you form a special bond because every time when you swim you are giving a little...

Bruins Snap Losing Streak, Top Penguins 3-2 in OT

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January 8th, 2015
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Patrice Bergeron scored twice, including a deflection past Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury 2:43 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Penguins on Wednesday night. Bergeron got just enough of Milan...

Celtics Beat Nets 98-81, Snap Three-Game Skid

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January 8th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- Avery Bradley scored 21 points, and the Boston Celtics snapped a three-game losing streak with an 89-81 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Tyler Zeller added 18 points for the Celtics, who won for just the second...