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Boston Again Falls Victim To Replay Flub; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Loss

BOSTON — Fenway Park hasn’t been kind to the Red Sox so far this season. The Red Sox fell to 2-5 at home Friday by dropping the first game of a four-game set against the Baltimore Orioles. John Lackey struggled for the second straight start, and Boston saw its two-game winning streak snapped in its first game back at Fenway after a seven-game road trip. The Red Sox don’t have...
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MBTA Transit Officer Dic Donohue’s Recovery Aided By Boston Athletes (Video)

On the night of April 19, 2013, MBTA Transit Officer Dic Donohue took a bullet to his femoral artery during the chaotic gunfire that erupted in Watertown, Mass. during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. He almost bled out and suffered a long recovery. But Donohue and his wife Kim tell a story of how support from the city of Boston, its athletes in particular,...
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Pavel Datsyuk’s Late Third-Period Goal Powers Red Wings Past Bruins (Video)

The Boston Bruins fell to the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 in Game 1 of their first-round series at TD Garden on Friday night. Pavel Datsyuk scored the lone goal with 3:01 remaining in the third period to give the Red Wings the early series lead, but as NESN’s Jack Edwards said after the game, “this is why they play a best-of-seven series.” Detroit was on the receiving end of some...
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Jonny Gomes: Marathon Resilience Shows Boston ‘Not An Area To Mess With’

BOSTON — It didn’t take long for outfielder Jonny Gomes to learn an important fact about Boston. Gomes, who has been with the Red Sox less than two seasons, witnessed Boston bounce back stronger than ever after last April’s Marathon bombing. The veteran outfielder couldn’t help but marvel at the city’s resilience. “It’s not a real good area to mess with,” Gomes said...
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Brock Holt’s Red-Hot Bat Carries Over From Pawtucket To Boston (Video)

Brock Holt found out he had gotten the call to Boston around 2 p.m. today, which meant he didn’t arrive to Fenway Park until roughly about two hours before the first pitch of the series opener against the Baltimore Orioles. It was a hectic afternoon for the third baseman, but you wouldn’t have thought so given his cool and collected performance. Holt, who was called up from Triple...
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Ducks Forward Corey Perry Spears Jamie Benn Below The Belt (GIF)

The first-round playoff series between the Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars has been chippy to say the least in its early going. During the first period of Friday night’s game, Ducks forward Corey Perry only added to the heightened physical play when he took exception to a check from behind courtesy of Stars forward Jamie Benn. Perry wasted no time retaliating, as he delivered a...
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Ryan Getzlaf Sports Jaw Protector For Game Two Against Stars (Photo)

In Game 1 of the first round playoff series between the Dallas Stars and the Anaheim Ducks, Ducks’ star Ryan Getzlaf took a Tyler Seguin slapshot directly to the face. Getzlaf missed the waning moments of his team’s victory in the opening game, but he wouldn’t miss any more than that. He had the gash stitched up and should be no worse for wear when his team fights for a 2-0...
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Bruins’ Game 1 Loss To Red Wings Result Of Puck Possession Difference

BOSTON — It’s really not that hard to figure out how the Bruins dropped Game 1 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. The Red Wings were able to steal away home-ice advantage with a 1-0 win in the first game of the best-of-seven series. The game was tightly contested and likely the first chapter in what may become an epic first...
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Tom Caron And Tim Wakefield Talk Chris Tillman’s Dominance For Orioles (Video)

Chris Tillman has been dominant for the Baltimore Orioles so far this season, with a 1-1 record and 0.84 ERA in 21 1/3 innings before Friday’s game. Tillman only allowed one earned run against the Red Sox in Baltimore on Opening Day, and has been dealing ever since. In fact, last year he became the first Orioles pitcher to be selected to the All-Star Game since Mike Mussina in...
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Pavel Datsyuk’s Moment Of Brilliance Gives Red Wings Game 1 Win Over Bruins

Detroit Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk is a magician with the puck, and his ability to keep possession and create quality scoring chances for his teammates is remarkable. “Pavs is one of the best players in the world,” Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard said after earning a 25-save shutout in a 1-0 Game 1 victory over the Boston Bruins Friday night at TD Garden. “He’s so great at that...
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John Farrell Hoped Brock Holt Would Spark Red Sox Offense (Video)

The Boston Red Sox offense hasn’t found their spark in 2014 yet, but there’s still a lot of time left in the season for them to pick up their momentum. John Farrell made some changes to the lineup Friday that he hoped might get his team going. Infielder Ryan Roberts was designated for assignment, and Brock Holt got the start at third base with the hope that the hot bat he had...
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Brewers Backup Catcher Martin Maldonado Hits Cover Off Of Baseball (GIF)

It’d be easy to assume that if a baseball was hit so hard its cover tore off, it was probably headed for home run territory. In Friday night’s game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates, however, Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado tore the cover off a baseball with what appeared to be a pretty routine swing that resulted in a ground ball toward third base...
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Jonny Gomes and David Ortiz Reflect On First Home Game After Bombing (Video)

The Boston Red Sox’s homestand that begins Friday will be a reminder of the first game at Fenway Park following last year’s Boston Marathon bombing. Sunday is the anniversary of that game, and Monday, the final game of the Red Sox-Baltimore Orioles series, takes place during the 118th Boston Marathon. Jonny Gomes and David Ortiz talked about what that means to them before Friday’s...
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Columbus Zoo Hangs Blue Jackets Flag In Penguin Exhibit (Photo)

The Stanley Cup playoffs pit team against team, fan against fan, and city against city. This year, even a zoo is getting involved. The Columbus Blue Jackets are in the midst of a first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and although the Pens lead the series 1-0, it looks like a zoo in Columbus, Ohio wanted to clarify that some penguins actually are Blue Jackets fans. The...
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Canadiens’ Rene Bourque Dances Through Lightning Defense For Pretty Goal (Video)

Montreal Canadiens winger Rene Bourque had an unforgettable regular season, scoring just nine goals in 63 games, but Bourque made Habs fans forget about his lack of production with his prettiest goal of the season in Game 2 of the first-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. With Montreal leading 1-0 in the second period of Friday night’s game, Bourque sped through the neutral...
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John Farrell, Red Sox Challenge Call Vs. Orioles After One Pitch (Video)

BOSTON — It took just one pitch for Red Sox manager John Farrell to use his challenge Friday against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis jumped on John Lackey’s first pitch of the game and sliced a line drive down the left field line. The umpires ruled it landed in fair territory — leading to a double — but Farrell was skeptical and challenged...
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Pirates Acquire Ike Davis From Mets For Minor League Pitcher Zack Thornton

NEW YORK — The New York Mets traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, parting ways with a power hitter who proved to be too inconsistent at the plate. Pittsburgh sent minor league right-hander Zack Thornton and a player to be named to New York for the 27-year-old Davis. The Mets announced the deal just minutes before they played Atlanta...
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Pavelich to auction off 'Miracle on Ice' gold medal set

One of the “Miracle on Ice” gold medals will soon be up for auction. Mark Pavelich, who helped lead Team USA to Olympic ice hockey gold over the Soviet Union in 1980, is selling his medal through Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, as reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Bidding will start at $62,500, but it will likely fetch much more. This is actually the second “Miracle...
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Brandon Phillips Shows Athleticism, Photobombs U.S. Olympian (Photo)

The Cincinnati Reds visited the Chicago Cubs on Friday, and Brandon Phillips used some serious leaping ability to photobomb some fans. The Reds second baseman was able to jump in the air and spread eagle at the exact moment of the photo, making for a hilarious photobomb. Even more entertaining is the fact that one of the people having their picture taken was a U.S. Olympian. Molly...
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Denver Nuggets’ Ty Lawson Celebrates At Colorado Avalanche Game (Video)

Game 1 of the first-round Stanley Cup playoffs matchup between the Colorado Avalanche and the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night lived up to the expectations of what playoff hockey is supposed to be. The Avalanche overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period, with Paul Stastny scoring the tying goal in the final seconds of the game. Then, Stastny scored yet again in overtime to...
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Red Sox Shuffle Lineup; Brock Holt To Start At Third Against Orioles

The Boston Red Sox lineup will feature a new face at third base for this evening’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. Coming off of a series win against the Chicago White Sox, Boston is looking to string together a couple of series wins while a number of players recover from injuries. Check out the video above for the latest news on the Red Sox lineup for Friday night’s game...
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Fans Invited To Take Photos With Red Sox Players On The Field Before Saturday’s Game

The 2014 Boston Red Sox players will take photos with fans on the field from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. before Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. The invitation is open to fans of all ages attending the game. After entering Fenway Park, ushers will allow fans to step onto the warning track, where they will take photos with players. Fans are asked to bring...
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Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville Fined $25,000 For ‘Inappropriate Conduct’

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville was fined $25,000 for “inappropriate conduct” during Thursday’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the St. Louis Blues. The NHL has fined Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville $25,000 for inappropriate conduct.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 18, 2014 During the second overtime of Chicago’s 4-3 loss to...
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Brock Holt-Ryan Roberts Swap Is Attempt To Spark Red Sox’s Offense

BOSTON — The Red Sox swapped a couple of infielders before Friday’s series opener against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Ryan Roberts was designated for assignment and Brock Holt was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket in an attempt by the Red Sox to ignite Boston’s struggling offense. Roberts never got things going after signing with the Red Sox as a free agent on April...
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How Red Sox’s 2013 World Series Championship Banner Was Made (Video)

Boston Red Sox fans have been lucky enough to see three World Series championship banners unfurled on the Green Monster over the past decade. Now fans can see how much work goes into making such a massive banner, as well as all the hard work the Fenway Park grounds crew puts into making the field ready for play after winter. Hopefully the process has become quicker with all the repeated...
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