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Recap: Western Mass High School Basketball Championships

March 8th, 2015
Amherst, MA (WGGB)---Playoffs have arrived for high school basketball in the Bay State. The Curry Hick's Cage at UMass played host to the Division I Western Mass Title games on Friday and Divisions II, III and IV on Saturday. Two-time defending...

Falcons Downed by Bruins, 4-1

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March 7th, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WGGB) -- The Springfield Falcons were downed by the Providence Bruins, 4-1, tonight at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The loss moves the Falcons to 32-21-6-0 on the season and 5-4-0-0 in the 10-game season series. Springfield...

Minutemen Hold On For Win in Longest NCAA D1 Hockey History

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March 7th, 2015
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The UMass Minutemen hockey team is celebrating a big victory, but they had to play a marathon game to get there. In what turned out to be the longest game in NCAA Division I history, it came down to the fifth overtime period...

Marathon Volleyball Tournament at Ludlow High School Underway

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March 6th, 2015
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- Playing volleyball for 12 hours straight that's what some students at Ludlow High School are doing right now. "So basically every 10 minutes there's a new game. So there's about 10 teams in a bracket so we're looking at...

Gordon Wins 1st Pole at Las Vegas in Final Start at Track

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March 6th, 2015
By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Jeff Gordon has won the pole for Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is Gordon's first career pole at Las Vegas and 79th of his career. The four-time series champion has now won...

City Councilors Raise Concerns about Boston’s Olympics Bid

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March 6th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- City Council members raised concerns Friday about Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. During the first of what is expected to be a series of hearings on...

Syracuse Penalized by NCAA; Boeheim Suspended 9 Games

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March 6th, 2015
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- The NCAA has suspended Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim for nine games for academic, drug and gifts violations committed primarily by the men's basketball program. The governing body said Friday the school will be on...

`Informal’ Talks on Michael Phelps Competing at Worlds

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March 5th, 2015
(photo MGN/Tim Binning) By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Michael Phelps possibly could swim in this summer's world championships if his ban is overturned by USA Swimming. There have been discussions about Phelps' possible participation in...

Athlete of the Week: Hampshire Basketball’s Conor Cronin

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March 5th, 2015
WESTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB)---While it is hard to fly under the radar with an 18-3 record, Conor Cronin and the Hampshire Raiders managed to do that for much of this season. Quietly racking up wins en route to a top seed in the division III tournament....

Vince Wilfork: Pats Not Picking up Option

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March 5th, 2015
(AP Photo / Stephan Savoia) FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WGGB) - Beloved Patriots nose tackle Vince Wolfork broke the news Thursday that the team won't be picking up the "option" in his contract, setting the stage for the end of his eleven-year career...

Zeller’s Shot at Buzzer Lifts Celtics Past Jazz

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March 4th, 2015
By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 21 points, Jae...

MLS, Players Agree in Principle to 5-Year Deal

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March 4th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Major League Soccer and its players' union have agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a...

UMass to Retire Jersey in Honor of Fmr. Coach John Calipari

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March 4th, 2015
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) -- UMass Athletics plans to honor former coach John Calipari next season by retiring a jersey in his honor. The move will come as part of a 20th anniversary celebration of the men's...

Former Patriots QB Matt Cassel Traded to Bills

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March 4th, 2015
(AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills have agreed on a trade that will send quarterback Matt Cassel to the Bills next week and fetch the Vikings extra draft picks. Both teams announced the...

MLB Tries to Speed Game with Clocks in Spring Training

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March 4th, 2015
Digital clocks have been installed in ballparks throughout the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues to keep the action moving. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With large, glowing red numbers, the timer on the center-field wall at...