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

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...

Esho leads UMass past La Salle 71-65 in A-10 play

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January 7th, 2015
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maxie Esho scored 19 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to lead UMass past La Salle 71-65 on Wednesday night. It was the redshirt senior's second career double-double and first this season. Derrick Gordon added...

Boxing Great Muhammad Ali Released from Hospital

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January 7th, 2015
(AP photo) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A family spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great has been released from a hospital after recovering from a severe urinary tract infection. Ali spokesman Bob Gunnell says the three-time world...

Community Remembers Local Coach Jay Fortier At Game

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January 6th, 2015
Easthampton, Mass. (WGGB) -- Tonight Western Mass. is paying tribute to a longtime and well-respected girls basketball coach who has passed away. It's an emotional night for many at games being played in the Pioneer Valley. A moment of...

UFC Champ Jon Jones Tests Positive For Cocaine

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January 6th, 2015
(Gregory Payan/AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has entered a drug treatment facility after testing positive for the main metabolite of cocaine. The UFC issued a statement supporting the 27-year-old Jones on...

Vets to Get Ringside Seats to Local Boxing Event

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January 6th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Western New England Golden Gloves tournament begins on Friday in Springfield for the first time and some local veterans will be sitting ringside. Golden Gloves officials visited the Vet Center today,...

Pedro Martinez Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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January 6th, 2015
(AP Photo/File) NEW YORK (WGGB/AP) — Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez is among four players heading to Cooperstown. Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio were also elected by the Baseball Writers's Association of America...

Chris Christie Loyal to Beloved Dallas Cowboys Despite Job as NJ Governor

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January 6th, 2015
(AP Photo/Mel Evans) By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Chris Christie loves the Dallas Cowboys. Not only is he not ashamed of it, he wants you to know it. Tossing any risks of political offense aside, the potential...

Walker’s 33 Lead Hornets Past Celtics 104-95

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January 6th, 2015
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON (AP) -- Kemba Walker scored 20 of his 33 points in the second half and Cody Zeller finished with a career-high 20 points on a perfect shooting night, carrying the Charlotte Hornets to a 104-95 win over the Boston...

Local Coach Jay Fortier Passes Away After Battle with Cancer

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January 5th, 2015
photo Facebook/Fightin it for Fortier SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The sports community here in western Mass. is mourning the loss of local basketball coach, Jay Fortier. Fortier had been battling throat and mouth cancer for some time.   He...

Springfield’s Christian Wilkins Announces Decision to Play College Football at Clemson

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January 5th, 2015
Springfield, MA (WGGB)----Springfield native Christian Wilkins has verbally committed to play collegiate football at the Clemson University next season. Wilkins tweeted a photo today on Twitter announcing his decision. Wilkins is currently a...

Report: St. Louis Rams Owner Plans to Build New Stadium in L.A.

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January 5th, 2015
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (WGGB) -- The St. Louis Rams have become the front-runner for what seems to be the inevitable move of an NFL franchise to Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times reports that Rams owner Stan Kroenke plans to build a stadium just...

Springfield Falcons Sneak in With 3-2 Win Over Monarchs

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January 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons played a matinee on Sunday, hosting the Manchester Monarchs at the MassMutual Center. The Falcons opened scoring nearly 9 minutes into the first period and carried their lead into...

Hurricanes top Bruins in shootout 2-1

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January 4th, 2015
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Eric Staal scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Sunday. Anton Khudobin got the start in goal for Carolina in place of Cam Ward, who had played the...

Stuart Scott, ESPN anchor, Dies at Age of 49

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January 4th, 2015
(Photo by Rich Arden / ESPN Images) BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Stuart Scott, the longtime "SportsCenter" anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, has died at age 49. The network says Scott died Sunday and had fought...