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Bruins Top Flyers 3-1 for 3rd Straight Win

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...

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...