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Report: Mariners Nearing Contract with Nelson Cruz

December 1st, 2014
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) SEATTLE (AP) -- The Mariners are on the verge of landing the right-handed slugger they were seeking for the middle of their batting order. Free agent slugger Nelson Cruz and Seattle are nearing agreement on a...

Longtime Red Sox Spokesman Bresciani Dead at 76

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December 1st, 2014
(Ctsy. MGN Online) BOSTON (AP) -- Longtime Boston Red Sox head of public relations Dick Bresciani has died at age 76. The Red Sox say he died Saturday of complications from leukemia Known as "Bresh," Bresciani spent 42 years with the...

Rams: Players Will Not Be Disciplined For Gesture

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December 1st, 2014
By JOE HARRIS Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams say the team and the NFL will not discipline the five players who stood with their hands raised in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters before Sunday's game. Rams...

Belichick, Kraft May Testify in Hernandez Trial

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December 1st, 2014
By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft are listed as possible witnesses by prosecutors in the upcoming murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron...

Goaltender of the Month Honors for Falcons’ Forsberg

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December 1st, 2014
Springfield (WGGB) -- Anton Forsberg of the Springfield Falcons has been selected as the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for November. After making his NHL debut with the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 1, Forsberg returned to the Falcons on...

Exam Will Look at Brain of Ohio State Player

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December 1st, 2014
source: AP COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A county coroner says a special examination will look for signs of traumatic brain injury in an Ohio State athlete found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Dr. Anahi Ortiz of Franklin County...

Packers Hold Off Patriots 26 to 21

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November 30th, 2014
(AP photo) GREEN BAY, Wis. (WGGB) -- The two best teams squared off at Lambeau Field on Sunday night. This match up had it all, starting with the two best quarterbacks. It was the first time Tom Brady and Aaron Rogers faced off in their...

Falcons Defeat Monarchs, 4-1

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November 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Falcons defeated the Manchester Monarchs, 4-1,  Saturday night at the MassMutual Center to tie the franchise’s longest winning streak of nine consecutive games. The victory snaps Manchester’s nine-game...

Falcons Tie Franchise Longest Winning Streak of Nine Games with 4-1 Win

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November 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) --THe Springfield Falcons got a 4-1 win over the Manchester Monarchs Saturday night to stretch their winning streak to nine games. The streak ties a franchise record for the longest winning streak in club history. The...

UMass Football Drops Season Finale To Buffalo, 41-21

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November 28th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) – A bad Black Friday for UMass as the Minutemen drop their season finale against the Buffalo Bulls. The Bulls rushed for nearly 300 yards, while their quarterback Joe Licata threw four touchdown passes - leading the Bulls...

Friday Football Fever: Thanksgiving Special

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November 27th, 2014
(WGGB)---Another season of high school football comes to a close with classic rivalry matchups on Thanksgiving Day. An unusual year in that regard as half of the scheduled games were postponed due to snow, but those that did play enjoyed a picture...

Springfield Falcons Defeat Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 3-2

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November 26th, 2014
ALLENTOWN, PA (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons took their seventh straight win as they defeated the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 3-2, Wednesday at the PPL Center. The victory keeps the Falcons on top of the Northeast Division and gives them sole...

UMass Beats Previously Unbeaten Northeastern 79-54

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November 26th, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Jabarie Hinds scored 14 points and had five assists to lead Massachusetts to a 79-54 victory over Northeastern in the Hall of Fame Tip Off Classic on Wednesday. UMass (5-1) opened on a 9-2 run and never trailed. The...

Chicopee Comp/South Hadley Game Moved to Saturday

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November 26th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- The inclement weather has caused a Thanksgiving game in Chicopee to be postponed. City officials say that the match-up between Chicopee Comp. and South Hadley has been postponed until 12 p.m. Saturday. As of...

Red Sox Finalize Agreement with Sandoval

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November 25th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MLB.com / Boston Red Sox) BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox have finalized their five-year contract with third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the first of two big signings aimed at boosting Boston's offense after a last-place finish in the AL...