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Canadiens Earn Season Sweep of Bruins with 3-1 Win

February 8th, 2015
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) BOSTON (AP) — Four games, four wins and rare season sweep for the Montreal Canadiens over the Boston Bruins. Carey Price made 34 saves to lift the Canadiens to a 3-1 victory Sunday night, giving Montreal wins in all...

Dean Smith, North Carolina Coaching Great, Dies at 83

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February 8th, 2015
(AP Photo/Phil Coale, File) (AP) -- Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach. Yes, the retired Hall of Famer left North Carolina as the winningest coach in men's history after capturing two national titles along with the 1976 Olympic...

UMass Wins Fourth-Straight, 66-59 Over La Salle

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February 8th, 2015
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Donte Clark scored 16 of his 23 points in the first half and Massachusetts held La Salle at bay in the second for a 66-59 win on Sunday. UMass (14-9, 7-3 Atlantic 10) matched its largest lead of 12 points at 48-36 with...

Falcons Top Crunch 2-1

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February 7th, 2015
SYRACUSE, New York (WGGB) -- The hometown hockey club was in upstate New York on Saturday night to take on the Syracuse Crunch. Friday night, the Springfield Falcons beat the Albany Devils to snap a 7-game losing skid. And their good fortune...

Knight, Bucks hold on for 96-93 win over Celtics

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February 7th, 2015
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brandon Knight scored 26 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 96-93 on Saturday night for their sixth win in seven games. Milwaukee went more than...

Falcons Snap Seven-Game Slump

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February 6th, 2015
Springfield, Mass. – The Springfield Falcons snapped a seven game skid and toppled the Albany Devils, 4-1, tonight at the MassMutual Center. The Falcons pick up their first victory since Jan. 11 and move to 27-16-4-0 on the season. They also...

Jared Sullinger Leads Celtics Past 76ers, 107-96

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February 6th, 2015
By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Jared Sullinger led six Boston players in double figures with 22 points, adding eight rebounds and seven assists to send the Celtics to a 107-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday...

Rodriguez Plans to Meet with Yankees Ahead of Spring Training

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February 6th, 2015
(Courtesy MGN/Wikipedia via Keith Allison) NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez plans to meet with New York Yankees' officials before reporting to spring training. Having served a one-season suspension for violations of baseball's drug agreement...

NFL Fines Gronkowski, Hoomanawanui, 2 Others for Super Bowl Shoving

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February 6th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for his role in a scuffle with 18 seconds left in the Super Bowl. Three other players received lesser fines. Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett and...

Miley Agrees to $19.25 Million, 3-Year Deal with Red Sox

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February 5th, 2015
(Ctsy: MGNOnline, peteaylward) BOSTON (AP) -- Left-hander Wade Miley and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $19.25 million, three-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Miley gets a $500,000 signing bonus as part of Thursday's...

Obama calls Patriots Coach Belichick after Super Bowl Win

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February 5th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is congratulating New England Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick on his team's victory in the Super Bowl. Obama called Belichick on Thursday. The White House says Obama...

First Public Meeting on Boston Olympics Draws Big Crowd

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February 5th, 2015
By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) -- Residents of Boston are getting their first chance to hear about the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics. Hundreds of people crowded into a meeting at Suffolk Law School on a frigid night for a...

Tiger Woods Withdraws Because of an Apparent Back Injury

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February 5th, 2015
By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) -- In his only his second tournament of the year, Tiger Woods has widthdrawn from the Farmers Insurance Open because of an apparent back injury. Before putting on the 12th hole -- the par-3 third...

Athlete of the Week: West Springfield’s Catie Lipscomb

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February 5th, 2015
West Springfield, MA (WGGB)---Catie Lipscomb makes it look easy but as a student athlete with a 3.9 GPA, all her success has come as a result of hard work. Most recently Catie's soccer team went undefeated en route to a state title with Catie acting...

UMass Holds off Fordham, 78-72, Wins Third-Straight

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February 5th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- Trey Davis converted 10 straight free throws in the final minute as UMass held off Fordham for a 76-72 Atlantic-10 victory Wednesday night. The Minutemen, now winners of three straight, took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by...