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First Public Meeting on Boston Olympics Draws Big Crowd

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...

Rangers’ Talbot Steps in to Lead 3-2 Victory Over Bruins

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February 5th, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -Cam Talbot made 18 saves in place of the injured Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash had a goal and an assist, and Derek Stepan snapped a second-period tie to lift the New York Rangers to their third straight win, 3-2 over the Boston Bruins...

Patriots Fans Brave Cold and Snow for Championship Parade

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February 4th, 2015
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) Boston, MA (WGGB)----After a fairly calm winter by New England standards, Boston was dumped with snow over the last week.   That caused numerous closings and delays including the Patriots' championship parade being...

Syracuse Self-Imposes Men’s Basketball Postseason Ban

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February 4th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University announced Wednesday that it has instituted a self-imposed postseason ban for the current men's basketball season as part of its case pending before the NCAA Committee on...

NFL: Seattle’s Lynch Won’t Face Fines for Super Bowl Week

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February 4th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online / ESPN) NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch fulfilled all his media obligations during Super Bowl week and will not be fined. NFL spokesman Michael Signora said in a statement that Lynch...

Patriots Draw Wild Cheers from Giddy Fans at Boston Parade

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February 4th, 2015
by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are making their way through the snowy streets of Boston, and they're drawing wild cheers from giddy fans. Well-wishers pumped their fists...

Auriemma Reaches 900 Wins, as UConn Women Top Cincinnati

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February 4th, 2015
(AP Photo/Jessica Hill) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Geno Auriemma reached 900 victories faster than any other college coach when No. 2 UConn routed Cincinnati 96-36 on Tuesday night. Auriemma needed just 1,034 games to reach the milestone. The...

Lineup Change Helps Celtics Snap 3-Game Skid Against Knicks

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February 3rd, 2015
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) -- Avery Bradley scored 26 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and the Boston Celtics snapped a three-game losing streak with a 108-97 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. Bradley shot 11 for 14...

Penguins Shut Out Falcons, 4-0

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February 3rd, 2015
WILKES-BARRE, PA (WGGB) -- The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins shut out the Springfield Falcons for the third time this season. Falcons goaltender Scott Munroe stopped 22 of 26 shots in defeat. Penguins' Matt Murray registered another shutout...

Patriots Special Teams Coach Scott O’Brien Retires

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February 3rd, 2015
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- New England Patriots special teams coach Scott O'Brien is retiring after 24 seasons in the NFL. Joe Judge will replace him. He had been O'Brien's assistant since 2012. The team made the announcement on Tuesday, two...

Cuban Players Draw Dozens of MLB Scouts to Caribbean Series

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February 3rd, 2015
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Dozens of major league baseball scouts are in Puerto Rico to get a look at Cuban talent at the Caribbean Series being played in the U.S. territory. It is the first time that top Cuban players are competing in Puerto...

Brady: ‘I Would Love to’ Give Malcolm Butler MVP Truck

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February 3rd, 2015
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens) BOSTON (AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he "would love to" give the truck he got for winning his third Super Bowl MVP to defensive back Malcolm Butler. Butler made the game-saving interception at the goal...