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Bruins Practice Report: Lines, Pairings Unchanged After Loss To Ducks

BOSTON — The Bruins didn’t make any changes to their lines and pairings at Friday’s practice following a disappointing 3-2 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. Brian Ferlin was not among the extra forwards because he was assigned to the Providence Bruins on Friday morning. Ferlin played in six straight games from February 20 through March 5, but he did not...
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Patriots Mailbag: Cornerback, Defensive Tackle Are Team’s Biggest Needs

Bill Belichick never ceases to amaze. The New England Patriots received two compensatory selections in the 2015 NFL draft despite signing Darrelle Revis last offseason. Revis was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so he didn’t count in the formula that decides compensatory picks, which balances free agents lost and gained. One might assume that Revis wouldn’t count toward next...
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David Ortiz Dishes On PED Tests: ‘I Never Knowingly Took Any Steroids’

This embed is invalid" /> David Ortiz will always face questions regarding performance-enhancing drugs. And the Boston Red Sox slugger will always offer the same response. “I never knowingly took any steroids,” Ortiz wrote in an essay published Thursday on Derek Jeter’s website, The Players’ Tribune. Ortiz’s enthralling essay touches on several...
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Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy Swings Flaming Bat For MLB Promotion (Photo)

We’ve heard of swinging a hot bat, but Jonathan Lucroy takes it to another level. The Milwaukee Brewers catcher was out taking batting-practice swings this week when his bat, possibly due to the friction of the ball against the wood caused by all his stinging line drives, burst into flames. A photographer was thankfully able to capture the moment before...
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2015 NESN Clubhouse Sweepstakes

NESN is looking for youth baseball and softball teams to be part of a live studio audience for our commercial-free Red Sox pre-game show for kids called NESN Clubhouse…where kids run the show! Enter the NESN Clubhouse Sweepstakes and your son’s or daughter’s team will be NESN’s in-studio audience before select Sunday road games. The experience includes a pizza party before...
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Roger Goodell, NFL Blow Chance To Add Credibility To Replay System

The NFL had a chance to get it right. As much as the league loves to preach about doing things the right way, passing on a chance to expand the video replay system was more than just a missed opportunity. It was a failure to uphold the “integrity” of the game commissioner Roger Goodell often cites, former NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga writes on FootballbyFootball.com. “A team...
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Olivia Munn, Aaron Rodgers Cheer On Wisconsin In Sweet 16 Win (Photos)

The Badgers had the support of some Wisconsin royalty during Thursday’s Sweet 16 victory over North Carolina. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed some love for his current hometown team, as he and girlfriend Olivia Munn were on hand at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to watch the Badgers beat North Carolina 79-72. While Rodgers went to Cal, the QB has been backing...
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David Krejci On Return To Bruins: ‘I Felt Better And Better’ As Game Went Along

BOSTON — David Krejci made his much-anticipated return to the Bruins lineup in Thursday night’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks after missing the previous 15 games with a partially torn left MCL suffered on Feb. 20. The veteran forward played on the wing for the first time all season and also received ice time at the left point on the first power-play unit. Krejci finished...
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Kentucky’s Devin Booker Makes WVU Look Even Sillier After Blowout Win

So, maybe it’s not the best idea in the world to trash-talk Kentucky. The University of West Virginia learned this lesson the hard way Thursday night, as they were demolished by the top-seeded Wildcats 78-39 on Thursday night. The Mountaineers couldn’t have been feeling too good after that beatdown, but it was a different story prior to the Sweet 16 matchup. Freshman guard...
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NCAA Tournament Roundup: Kentucky Crushes WVU 78-39 To Remain Unbeaten

Daxter Miles Jr. probably wishes he could take back what he said Wednesday. The University of West Virginia freshman told reporters that unbeaten Kentucky would be 36-1 after the No. 5 Mountaineers were finished with them. Instead, Miles watched his team get absolutely demolished by the top-seeded Wildcats by a score of 78-39. Star point guard Juwan Staten...
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Claude Julien Pleased With David Krejci In First Game Back With Bruins (Video)

David Krejci returned from a five-week absence Thursday, and he certainly showed up to play. The Boston Bruins dropped their sixth straight game to the Anaheim Ducks in a 3-2 overtime loss, but if there were any positives, the way the forward played after a partial MCL tear was one of them. Krejci finished the game with assists on both of the Bruins...
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Bruins’ Young Defensemen Show Inconsistency In Offensive Zone (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ defensemen haven’t been as productive in the offensive zone this season, and a big part of that is their lack of aggression. Well, not for everyone. Boston has had to rely on plenty of young D-men during its injury-riddled season, and they sometimes show a reluctance to take the puck to the net. Thursday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks at TD...
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Claude Julien: ‘No Doubt Goalie Interference’ On Corey Perry’s Tying Goal

BOSTON — The Bruins nearly won in regulation Thursday night, but the Anaheim Ducks forced overtime when Corey Perry deflected a shot from the point past Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask with 39 seconds remaining in the third period. Bruins head coach Claude Julien wasn’t happy the goal was allowed and cited goaltender interference as the reason why. The replay shows that Perry does...
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Red Sox Notes: Koji Uehara Takes Sizable Step Forward In Injury Battle

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox really want that Chairman’s Cup, apparently. OK, the annual award given to the winner of the spring training series between the Red Sox and Minnesota Twins probably wasn’t on Boston’s mind as Thursday’s Grapefruit League game progressed at JetBlue Park. But the Red Sox still pulled out a dramatic...
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Bruins’ Losing Skid Reaches Six Games With 3-2 Overtime Loss To Ducks

BOSTON — The Bruins gave up an important point in the playoff race when they couldn’t hold a 2-1 lead over the Anaheim Ducks in regulation Thursday night. The B’s led 2-1 in the final minute, but Ducks right winger C0rey Perry scored on a deflection with 39 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. Anaheim secured two points when captain Ryan Getzlaf scored on a great...
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Tuukka Rask Makes Pivotal Stop On Nate Thompson In Bruins’ Loss To Ducks (Video)

Even when the rest of the Boston Bruins struggle, Tuukka Rask usually finds a way to stand out. The Finnish goaltender made 29 saves against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday in his career-high 62nd game of the season, and one of them was particularly commendable. During the third period, Anaheim drove toward the net after a Bruins turnover and had a particularly...
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Poll: Which Boston Red Sox Injury Is The Biggest Cause For Concern?

The Boston Red Sox have remained relatively healthy throughout spring training, but the few injuries that have cropped up are to some core members of the team. Starting pitcher Joe Kelly was one of the first Red Sox to go down, though the biceps soreness he experienced in his throwing arm initially was written off as a simple dead arm issue. But on Tuesday...
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Ducks’ Patrick Maroon Avoids Matt Bartkowski, Scores On Bruins (Video)

It took a period and a half before any pucks found the back of the net during Thursday’s Boston Bruins-Anaheim Ducks game, but Patrick Maroon certainly made a statement when he got the visitors on the board. The Ducks winger was speeding through the neutral zone when he beat Matt Bartkowski. Once he got past the young Boston defenseman, the only man...
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Pedro Martinez: Rose should be allowed in Hall of Fame

Pedro Martinez will be enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer. He’d like for Charlie Hustle to join him in Cooperstown.   Martinez, who was just hired as an analyst for MLB Network, said Wednesday he thinks Pete Rose should be allowed into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rose, of course, has been banned from Major League Baseball since 1989 for betting on games. ...
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Lack Of Desperation, Defensive Breakdowns Part Of Bruins’ Recent Struggles (Video)

Before the NHL season began, the Boston Bruins didn’t look like a team that would be struggling to make the playoffs in the final days of the regular season. But as it stood before Thursday’s matchup against the Anaheim Ducks, the B’s were on the outside of the playoff picture by just one point thanks to a five-game skid and some stellar play by the...
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Pablo Sandoval 'cut things off at the root' with Giants

      This embed is invalid   " /> Pablo Sandoval isn’t big on living in the past.   Sandoval recently said leaving the San Francisco Giants to sign with the Boston Red Sox in free agency over the offseason wasn’t a difficult decision, which created plenty of buzz given his successful, and seemingly amicable, tenure in the Bay Area. The third baseman...
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Youth Soccer Team Over-Celebrates, Concedes Wacky Goal (Video)

A high-profile youth soccer tournament in South Africa produced one of the strangest goals we’ve ever seen. Mozambican club Ferrovario Maputo took the lead over Zambian club K-Stars in the Future Champions Tournament on Tuesday in stunning fashion but gave its advantage away in an even crazier manner, according to the Mail. Ferroviario celebrated Dos Santos Adriano’s free-kick...
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MLB Preview 2015: Big Moves, X Factors, Predictions For Each Division

Winter, spring, summer or fall. It’s not just a James Taylor lyric. That’s when stuff — really, really big stuff — can happen across Major League Baseball and completely alter the league’s future. Teams always are looking to improve, and this past offseason featured several moves that could have wide-ranging ramifications in 2015. Jon Lester is in Chicago trying to end...
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Andres Guardado Enjoying PSV, Wants Valencia To Sell Him To Dutch Club

Andres Guardado finally has found a suitable home away from home and he wants to stay. Guardado said Wednesday he is enjoying his loan spell at PSV Eindhoven so much he wants parent club Valencia to sell him to the Dutch club this summer, according to Voetbal International. “From the moment I arrived in Eindhoven, I noticed the people love me,” Guardado...
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Nik Stauskas Now ‘Sauce Castillo’ Thanks To Closed Captioning Error

During Tuesday night’s Sacramento Kings-Philadelphia 76ers broadcast, one of the greatest athlete nicknames was born. Kings rookie shooting guard Nik Stauskas hit a 3-pointer during the game, prompting the Sixers announcer respond, “Stauskas, hitting the three.” Pretty mundane, right? It would have been, but whoever was doing the closed captioning...
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