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KWBG Sports for February 5th

Posted on 05 February 2015 by KWBG

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University has banned its men’s basketball team from all postseason competition, including the ACC tournament next month, as part of its case pending before the NCAA Committee on Infractions. The school initiated the case when it self-reported potential athletic department violations to the NCAA in 2007, including academic infractions. School […]

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KWBG Sports for February 4th

Posted on 04 February 2015 by KWBG

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Andrew Harrison and Karl-Anthony Towns combined for 38 points and scored key baskets down the stretch to help top-ranked Kentucky survive pesky Georgia 69-58. The Wildcats are 22-0, the lone remaining undefeated Division I men’s team. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut women’s coach Geno Auriemma (aw-ree-EH’-muh) has reached the 900-victory plateau […]

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KWBG Sports for February 3rd

Posted on 03 February 2015 by KWBG

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons’ search for a new head coach is over following the hiring of Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. He replaces Mike Smith, who was fired last month following a 6-10 season. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press earlier Monday that Quinn agreed to a five-year contract. […]

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KWBG Sports for February 2nd

Posted on 02 February 2015 by KWBG

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — New England coach Bill Belichick (BEHL’-ih-chik) and quarterback Tom Brady are now four-for-six in Super Bowls in this century. Brady engineered a fourth quarter comeback from 10 points down and hit Julian Edelman with a 3-yard TD with 2:02 left as the Patriots beat defending NFL champion Seattle 28-24 in Super […]

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KWBG Sports for January 30th

Posted on 30 January 2015 by KWBG

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have a five-game winning streak and a two-game lead over Houston in the NBA’s Southwest Division. Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds as the Grizzlies smothered Denver 99-69. Jeff Green added 13 points for the Grizzlies, who were never threatened after building a double-digit lead in […]

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KWBG Sports for January 29th

Posted on 29 January 2015 by KWBG

UNDATED (AP) — Kyrie Irving more than made up for the absence of LeBron James when the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 99-94 last night. Irving posted the greatest scoring performance of his four-year NBA career, shooting 11-for-19 from 3-point range while scoring a league season-high 55 points. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — […]

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KWBG Sports for January 28th

Posted on 28 January 2015 by KWBG

PHOENIX (AP) — Super Bowl media day offered little in the way of substance as the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots fielded questions in Phoenix yesterday. Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch constantly repeated “I’m here so I don’t get fined” for five minutes before leaving the podium at Media Day. Patriots coach Bill Belichick […]

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KWBG Sports for January 23rd

Posted on 23 January 2015 by KWBG

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England coach Bill Belichick and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said yesterday they have no explanation for how footballs used in the AFC championship game were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch. Brady said he has not been contacted by the NFL, even as league officials investigate whether the team […]

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KWBG Sports for January 22nd

Posted on 22 January 2015 by KWBG

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks tied a franchise record with their 14th straight victory, routing the Indiana Pacers 110-91 behind 17 points apiece from DeMarre (duh-MAH’-ray) Carroll and Jeff Teague. The Hawks improved to a stunning 35-8 and Mike Budenholzer clinched a spot as the Eastern Conference coach in next month’s All-Star Game in […]

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KWBG Sports for January 21st

Posted on 21 January 2015 by KWBG

UNDATED — The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing following a report Tuesday night that claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated. ESPN cited anonymous league sources saying 11 of the Patriots’ 12 allotted game footballs were under-inflated […]

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