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Mariners Prospect Victor Sanchez Dies Six Weeks After Boating Accident

CARACAS, Venezuela — Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died Saturday night from head injuries he suffered in a boating accident last month, his Venezuelan team announced. The Caracas Lions issued a statement saying the 20-year-old player died after being in a coma 42 days. Sanchez was swimming on Feb. 14 when he was struck in the head...
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Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez To Visit Dr. James Andrews For Elbow Injury

This embed is invalid" /> The concern regarding Christian Vazquez’s elbow injury certainly elevated Sunday. Vazquez will visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion Wednesday, according to Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell. The catcher’s MRI revealed “something,” though it’s unclear at this point how long he’ll be sidelined or whether...
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Brazil’s Roberto Firmino Scores No-Look Goal In Win Over Chile (Video)

The limelight didn’t blind Roberto Firmino when he entered it; probably because he was looking away. Firmino scored a unique no-look goal Sunday in Brazil’s 1-0 win over Chile in an exhibition game at the Emirates Stadium in London. It was the exciting attacking midfielder’s second international goal in five games. Firmino broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute when he ran...
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Bruins-Hurricanes Preview: B’s Continue Playoff Push Vs. Carolina

The Boston Bruins collected three of a possible four points in their last two games against Stanley Cup contenders the Anaheim Ducks and New York Rangers. Good goaltending, quality special teams and scoring production up-and-down the lineup are positive signs for the Bruins as they continue their push for a playoff spot Sunday evening against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes...
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Miami Defenseman Dives To Save Goal In Ultimate Example Of Hustle (Video)

Louie Belpedio did not want his season to end. Belpedio is a defenseman for the University of Miami (Ohio) hockey team, and he showed Saturday night one of the most incredible displays of hustle we’ve ever seen. With the RedHawks trailing Providence College 6-5, Miami decided to pull the goalie for the extra skater. The Friars eventually gained the puck in the neutral zone and...
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WATCH: Kris Letang hospitalized after hit from Shane Doan

It’s been a rough year for Kris Letang. The Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman suffered yet another health scare Saturday afternoon when he was hospitalized following a scary-looking hit from Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan. The hit wasn’t the sort of high hit to the head or boarding we’ve come to expect when talking about injury-inducing plays. However, the scariest part...
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Red Sox Manager John Farrell Names Clay Buchholz Opening Day Starter

It shouldn’t come as much surprise, but Clay Buchholz will get the ball to start the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox. Red Sox manager John Farrell made the seemingly inevitable announcement Sunday morning, confirming Buchholz will make the start on Opening Day when the Red Sox face the Philadelphia Phillies on April 6. Buccholz is easily the longest...
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Reporter Whines About Aaron Rodgers At Wisconsin Game, QB Fires Back

Dennis Dodd got to see one of the best college basketball games of the year Saturday night, but he couldn’t stop complaining about something that happened after the game. Actually, complaining might be too kind of a word. Perhaps “whining” works a little better. Dodd, who is a national college football writer for CBS Sports, was in Los Angeles to cover the University of Wisconsin’s...
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CC Sabathia goes off about spring training stats

  CC Sabathia is having a brutal spring, but he certainly isn’t concerned about what that might mean for his regular season.   Sabathia was knocked around Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor-league affiliate, the latest in a growing line of disappointments this spring for the New York Yankees left-hander. Sabathia’s spring numbers are not pretty. Sabathia’s...
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Red Sox Notes: Koji Uehara Not Ruled Out For Opening Day After Bullpen Session

The Boston Red Sox’s offense finally came alive Saturday, but off-field developments took up a majority of the focus. The Red Sox smacked 10 hits en route to a 9-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park in Saturday afternoon’s Grapefruit League matchup. While Boston was rounding the bases, Red Sox closer Koji Uehara participated in his...
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NCAA Tournament Roundup: Kentucky Survives Notre Dame’s Upset Bid, Wins 68-66

The University of Kentucky still is unbeaten. But it certainly isn’t untested. After demolishing West Virginia in the Sweet 16, the top-seeded Wildcats got all they could handle in an Elite Eight matchup with No. 3 seed Notre Dame. Yet Andrew Harrison hit two free throws to break a deadlock with six seconds remaining and Jerian Grant’s desperation...
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Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky Breaks It Down After Beating Arizona (Video)

Call him the Big Dance. We’ve learned in this NCAA Tournament that Frank Kaminsky is quite the character. So when his top-seeded Wisconsin Badgers finished off an 85-78 win over Arizona in Saturday night’s Elite Eight matchup, the big man celebrated in the best way he knew how: Breaking it down. This embed is invalid" /> That right there is a man...
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Tom Brady, Michael Jordan Play Pickup Basketball In The Bahamas (Video)

Tom Brady is having the best offseason ever, and it’s really not close. A video surfaced Saturday of the New England Patriots quarterback jumping off a cliff in Costa Rica, just days after getting buried in the sand by his kids. So how did Brady top all that? Oh, just by playing some pickup with the greatest basketball player of all time. This embed is invalid" />...
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WATCH: Russell Wilson smashes HR in Rangers BP

Russell Wilson passed on his baseball career to play in the NFL, but make no mistake. He still can rake. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback, who excelled in both sports at NC State, recently stopped by Texas Rangers training camp for the second straight year to take a few swings during batting practice. .@DangeRussWilson getting back into the swing of things. http://t.co/qPiO2PECpv...
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Kelyn Rowe Scores Twice In Revolution’s 2-1 Win Over Earthquakes

FOXBORO, Mass. — Kelyn Rowe scored twice and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday in steady snow and hail for their first victory of the season. New England (1-2-1) got its first goal of the season in the 21st minute. A turnover created a chance for Rowe, whose blast from 17 yards deflected off the head of defender...
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NCAA Hockey Tournament Roundup: Denver Gives BC Early Exit In 5-2 Win

After getting bounced in the quarterfinals of the Hockey East tournament, Boston College entered the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship searching for redemption. But Denver had other plans. The second-seeded Pioneers scored three goals in the third period and held off a late comeback to hand the third-seeded Eagles a 5-2 loss in the opening round...
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Bruins’ Milan Lucic Scores Twice In Quality Performance Vs. Rangers

BOSTON — Milan Lucic has the ability to be one of the toughest players in the NHL to play against with his combination of size and skill. The frustrating part of his game is he’s too inconsistent, but his recent offensive production is an encouraging sign as the Bruins continue their push for a playoff spot. Lucic played one of his best games of the season in Saturday afternoon’s...
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Bruins coach suits up as backup goalie

The teacher had to play the role of student Saturday afternoon.   Bob Essensa has been the Boston Bruins’ goaltending coach since 2003, so he’s no stranger to dishing advice to B’s netminders. Yet when Tuukka Rask left Saturday’s game against the New York Rangers just 10 seconds into the second period, backup Niklas Svedberg was forced into action. The problem? Boston...
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Tanner Glass Receives Major Penalty, Game Misconduct For Butt Ending Adam McQuaid (Video)

BOSTON — New York Rangers forward Tanner Glass received a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for butt ending Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid after the final buzzer in Saturday afternoon’s game at TD Garden. Glass was on the receiving end of a hard hit along the end boards by Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski earlier in the third period. Rangers forward James...
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Claude Julien: Tuukka Rask ‘Fine’ After Leaving Bruins-Rangers Early

BOSTON — Bruins fans had cause for concern when goaltender Tuukka Rask left Saturday’s game against the New York Rangers just 10 seconds into the second period. Rask took himself out of the game and didn’t return after stopping all 14 shots he faced in 20:10 of ice time. Luckily for the Bruins, Rask didn’t suffer an injury and head coach Claude Julien said the Finnish goaltender...
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Claude Julien Pleased With Bruins’ Performance Against NHL’s Elite (Video)

To be the best, you often need to beat the best. The Boston Bruins aren’t near the top of the heap this season, but they proved they still could hang with the NHL’s top teams in a pair of impressive performances. After taking the Western Conference-leading Anaheim Ducks to overtime Thursday night, the B’s took care of business Saturday against the East’s top squad with a...
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Stellar First Period Helps Bruins End Losing Skid With 4-2 Win Over Rangers

BOSTON — The Bruins ended their 6-game losing skid Saturday afternoon with a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers at TD Garden. Three first-period goals and quality goaltending helped Boston secure two much-needed points in the playoff race. The B’s have moved one point ahead of the Ottawa Senators for the second wild-card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa plays the...
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Bruins Explode For Three Goals In First Period Against Rangers (Video)

The Boston Bruins turned Henrik Lundqvist’s return into a nightmare for the New York Rangers goaltender Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. Lundqvist, who had been sidelined since Feb. 2 due to a vascular injury, started between the pipes against the B’s and they didn’t make life easy for him. The Bruins’ offense came alive to the tune of three first-period goals to build a...
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Will Ferrell Responds To John Madden’s Spring Training Criticism (Video)

Will Ferrell made a lot of people happy with his spring training stunt, but John Madden was certainly not one of them. The actor suited up for 10 different teams and played in five separate Cactus League games earlier this month, raising nearly $1 million for cancer research during the highly entertaining day. But Madden didn’t find Ferrell’s time on the diamond so funny. The...
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Torey Krug, Ryan Spooner Set Up Milan Lucic’s Second Goal Of Game (Video)

Have a day, Milan Lucic. The Boston Bruins winger had just one goal in his previous 11 games, but he came alive during Saturday’s matinee matchup against the New York Rangers. Lucic tallied two goals in the first period alone, and while his first score had to be reviewed, there was no doubt his second was a good one. The beauty of a goal started back in the B’s own zone, as Torey...
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