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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Hurricanes

The Boston Bruins will aim for back-to-back wins for the first time since March 12 and March 14 when they take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night. Boston has a 1-point lead over the Ottawa Senators for the second wild-card playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Ottawa, which also has a game in hand on Boston, plays the Florida Panthers on Sunday night. Tuukka Rask will start...
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Freddy Adu Agrees To Contract With KuPS, Joining 11th Team In 11 Years

Freddy Adu has resurfaced in Finland, of all places. Time will tell whether his soccer career finds firm footing in Northern Europe. Adu is set to join Kuopion Palloseura as a free agent after agreeing to sign a one-year contract with the Finnish club Saturday. Adu still must complete a physical examination before signing the contract, according to the...
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David Ortiz: I Only Think About Hall Of Fame When Asked About Subject

This embed is invalid" /> David Ortiz’s focus is on continuing to produce at age 39 — not Cooperstown. Ortiz wrote in a recent essay for Derek Jeter’s website, The Players’ Tribune, that he’s unsure whether performance-enhancing drug suspicions will prevent him from someday entering the Hall of Fame. The Boston Red Sox slugger isn’t worried...
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Salvadorans Stunned By Wrong Anthem Played At FedEx Field (Video)

Try again, FedEx Field. Organizers of an exhibition game between El Salvador and Argentina at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., botched one of soccer’s hallowed traditions Saturday when they played the wrong anthem for El Salvador minutes before kickoff. The playing of the wrong anthem stunned Salvadoran players and fans, who expressed their disapproval throughout the song, which...
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Ex-NHL player viciously attacks opponent before game

The scene prior to a recent professional hockey game in Sweden was shocking, to say the least. Former Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers enforcer Andre Deveaux went off the deep end prior to a playoff game when he attacked an opponent before a game. Seemingly out of nowhere, Deveaux sprinted from the boards to center ice where he unleashed a vicious slash before jumping on...
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Ryan Hanigan Ready To Step In As Boston Red Sox’s Starting Catcher

This embed is invalid" /> Ryan Hanigan is ready. Christian Vazquez’s elbow injury could sideline the 24-year-old catcher for an extended period, which would force Hanigan into a starting role for the Boston Red Sox. The 34-year-old backstop is prepared to embrace the challenge in his first season with the club. “I always train to come in to be...
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Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez Nears Mexico’s Goal Record (Video)

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez found himself in select company and close to a place in history when he finally ended his goal drought. Hernandez scored the only goal in Mexico’s 1-0 win over Ecuador on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Hernandez, 26, moved into second place on Mexico’s all-time leading goal scorers’ list with a superb solo effort that reminds his legions of...
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Koji Uehara Not Likely To Be Ready For Boston Red Sox For Opening Day

This embed is invalid" /> The ninth inning probably will look a little different to begin the season. Koji Uehara, who has been battling a hamstring injury, is “not likely” to be ready for Opening Day, according to Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell. While Uehara hasn’t officially been ruled out for the Red Sox’s April 6 opener, Farrell indicated...
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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

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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