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Bruins’ Loui Eriksson Excited For First Playoff Game Since 2008

BOSTON — Loui Eriksson was among the best Bruins after the Winter Olympic break, and he will enter his first playoff run since 2007-08 playing his best hockey of the season when the Black and Gold take on the Detroit Red Wings in Friday night’s Game 1. “It’s definitely been a challenging season for me, especially in the beginning with the injuries and concussions and everything...
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Bruins Podcast: Jack Edwards Breaks Down B’s-Red Wings First-Round Series

At long last, the wait is over. Boston Bruins playoff hockey is about to start. The Bruins’ dominance in the final couple of months of the regular season has had fans clamoring for what could be come playoff time. Well it’s finally playoff time, and after a long break, the B’s will finally hit the ice on Friday night in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the...
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Patriots Have Countless First-Round Options In NFL Draft (Podcast)

New England Patriots fans need to learn to expect the unexpected when it comes to Bill Belichick’s draft strategy. Anytime it seems that Belichick has been figured out, he changes the script. No one expected the Patriots to trade up to grab defensive end Chandler Jones in 2012, and after years of selecting short, shifty cornerbacks, the Patriots shocked the world by taking 6...
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New Boston Bruins Playoff Commercial Will Get Fans Ready For Playoffs (Video)

The Boston Bruins released a new playoff commercial Wednesday, and it’s enough to make any hockey fan hyped up for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, which for the Bruins begins on Friday at the TD Garden. The video features footage of the Bruins walking through the team tunnel and some regular season highlights set to a voice-over of Rudyard Kipling’s poem “The...
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Bruins Win Stanley Cup In Michael J. Fox’s ‘Puck Cakes’ Bracket (Photo)

Score another one for the Boston Bruins. Just two days after EA Sports’ “NHL 14″ video game simulator predicted a Stanley Cup victory for Boston in this year’s playoffs, Michael J. Fox followed suit by picking the B’s to defeat the Anaheim Ducks and take home the hardware in 2014. This is how it's gonna go. @NHL #PuckCakes http://t.co/p5ddyl5xy5— Michael J. Fox (...
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Sepp Blatter: Fight Racism In Soccer By Deducting Points, Not Closing Stadiums

Sepp Blatter has problems with soccer’s strategy for combating racism. The FIFA president says partial- or full-stadium bans amount to an “excessive” and “collective” punishment of innocent fans. “Football without a crowd is like a concert without sound,” Blatter wrote in his column in FIFA Weekly, according to Sky Sports. “Games behind closed doors are also included...
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Jarome Iginla On Stanley Cup Pursuit: This Is As Good A Chance I’ve Had

Jarome Iginla has accomplished pretty much everything an NHL player could imagine. He’s scored more than 500 goals, won two Olympic gold medals, is adored by legions of fans throughout the league and will one day be enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. The one goal he hasn’t been able to reach in his 17-year is winning the Stanley Cup, but the 37-year-old forward feels that...
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Lightning Stanley Cup Playoff Video Features Pool Parties, Sun (Video)

With the Stanley Cup playoffs officially underway, heart-thumping pump-up videos and montages have sprung up across the country to get fans ready for the action. Most of these videos are chock-full of highlights and on-ice heroics of the NHL’s star players. This Tampa Bay Lightning music video is not. The video, which features the rapper Jinx and a large number of dancing...
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Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool Trying To Win Championship ‘The Right Way’

Winning is neither everything nor the only thing to Brendan Rodgers. The Liverpool manager certainly wants the Reds to win the 2013-14 Premier League title, but he says it’s important that they do it in a way that promotes sportsmanship and uphold’s the club’s reputation, according to the Mirror. “We will try to do it in the right way,” Rodgers said. “I take great pride...
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Curt Schilling Returns Home From Hospital After Cancer Treatments (Photo)

After more than a month in the hospital, Curt Schilling is finally home. Schilling’s wife, Shonda, tweeted out the good news Friday afternoon, along with a sign welcoming the former Boston Red Sox pitcher back. 39 days later and he is home!!! http://t.co/m4YLvxVYUk— Shonda Schilling (@ShondaSchilling) April 17, 2014 Schilling, 47, announced in early February that he had been...
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Red Sox To Pay Tribute To 2013 Boston Marathon Tragedy Sunday Night

The Red Sox will pay tribute to last year’s marathon tragedy in a ceremony before their 7:05 p.m. game this Sunday, April 20, at Fenway Park. The brief tribute is set to begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. ESPN is scheduled to televise the game. The club intends to acknowledge the support that has come to Boston from across the nation in the aftermath of the tragedy, illustrate how...
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Rajon Rondo Hopes To Have Input On Celtics’ Future Personnel Moves

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo did not exactly go out on a limb Wednesday, after he was asked if he’d like to see the Celtics make some additions this offseason. “We finished the season with 10 guys,” Rondo cracked. “So hopefully we can get, like, five more guys, a strong group of 15.” Technically, the Celtics finished the season with eight guys, as the undrafted trio of Joel...
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Roberto Luongo live-tweets his untangling of daughter's toy

Roberto Luongo pretty much gave up on the prospect of playoffs when he was traded back to the Florida Panthers last month. So, with the Panthers now done for the summer, how has Bobby Lu been spending his offseason? Well, judging by the goalie’s always stellar Twitter account, it’s been pretty eventful so far. First, he took some time Tuesday night to live tweet the NHL draft...
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PawSox To Honor Fire Department With Special Uniforms At Upcoming Game

The Pawtucket Red Sox will honor their local police and fire departments in a special way next Saturday. When the PawSox travel to Allentown, Pa. to take on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on April 26, they will also participate in “Heroes Night,” in which both teams will pay tribute to local fire, police and EMS personnel. The festivities kick off with an exhibition softball...
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Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson Signs With CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

Chad Johnson might need to change his last name to “Huitcinq” now that he’s playing north of the border. The wide receiver formerly known as Chad Ochocinco signed with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, according to the league’s official Twitter account. And here is @ochocinco signing with the Montreal Alouettes....Oh, Canada. http://t.co/SVS5uYgD6H— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
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Soccer Fans Create Ring of Fire, Delaying Greek Cup Kickoff (Video)

It’s fine to use one road flare during an emergency or a celebration. A few of them can be a nuisance. Lighting several hundreds or even thousands is awesome, as the soccer world discovered Wednesday. Fans of home team A.S. PAOK Thessalonki delayed the start of their team’s Greek Cup semifinal against Olympiakos by creating a ring of fire at PAOK’s Toumba Stadium. As the teams...
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Bruins Practice Report: Kevan Miller Returns; Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly Absent

BOSTON — The Bruins’ blue line was bolstered at Thursday’s practice by the return of Kevan Miller after a two-day absence, but two forwards and a defenseman were still unable to take the ice. Third-line center Chris Kelly, fourth-line winger Daniel Paille and young D-man Matt Bartkowski were absent from Thursday’s skate, and Bruins head coach Claude Julien didn’t say whether...
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Duke’s Jabari Parker Officially Declares For 2014 NBA Draft

It’s official: Jabari Parker is headed to the pros. Parker, long considered one of college basketball’s top prospects, declared for the 2014 NBA draft on Thursday, announcing his intention to forego his final three years at Duke in an article for Sports Illustrated. “This past year at Duke has been a cherished chapter in my life,” Parker wrote. “I’m very fortunate to...
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WATCH: Yu Darvish's 'Bloody Belt' recalls 'Schilling's Sock'

One delivered a heroic performance on an injured ankle in a clutch playoff game to help his team defeat it’s biggest rival. The other cut his finger. The circumstances were different, but the images were similar for Curt Schilling and Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, who put his own twist on Schilling’s “Bloody Sock” Wednesday with the “Bloody Belt.” In the seventh...
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Logan Mankins On Brandon Spikes Guaranteeing Wins: ‘Spikes Being Spikes’

Logan Mankins isn’t spending too much time worrying about the comments Brandon Spikes has made since parting the New England Patriots. Spikes has been tweeting up a storm since signing with the Buffalo Bills, and one of the linebacker’s more controversial social media posts involved him guaranteeing two wins over the Patriots this season. it's icing on my cake to hand the...
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Aaron Hernandez Associate Arrested, Charged With Lying To Grand Jury

BOSTON — An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to a federal grand jury. Oscar Hernandez Jr. was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in Boston. Authorities say he is not related to Aaron Hernandez. Aaron Hernandez and two other men are charged in the June 17 shooting...
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Milan Lucic, Zdeno Chara Land On NHL’s Top-Selling Jerseys List

The NHL released its list of the 25 top-selling player jerseys for the 2013-14 season, and two Boston Bruins players made the cut. The sweaters of Milan Lucic and Zdeno Chara ranked 11th and 13th, respectively, in sales on Shop.NHL.com, with former Bruins Joe Thornton (10th), Phil Kessel (12th) and Tyler Seguin (18th) also landing in the top 25. The typical names dominated the list...
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New England Patriots Open Preseason Schedule Aug. 7 At Redskins

The New England Patriots’ preseason schedule is set. The Patriots will open their preseason schedule on Thursday, Aug. 7 on the road against the Washington Redskins. Week 1: Thursday, Aug. 7 at Washington Redskins Week 2: Friday, Aug. 15 vs. Philadelphia Eagles Week 3: Friday, Aug. 22 vs. Carolina Panthers Week 4: Thursday, Aug. 28 at New York Giants The Patriots’ regular season...
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Jim Rome Is Still Getting Paid For His Brief ‘Space Jam’ Cameo (Photo)

Remember Jim Rome’s big role in the classic movie “Space Jam”? Yeah, neither do we. Here’s a refresher: Yes, that’s Jim Rome coming live from Michael Jordan’s living room, ripping Jordan for his unsuccessful foray into professional baseball. The talk show host’s brief cameo is apparently still paying off nearly twenty years later, as Rome tweeted a picture Wednesday...
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Red Sox’s Win Brings Back Memories Of Jose Canseco’s Pitching Ordeal (Video)

Position players taking the mound is always an adventure. Sometimes, it works out (Red Sox fans likely remember Baltimore Orioles slugger mowing down Boston batters in 2012). More often than not, it doesn’t. The latter was the case Tuesday night, when the Chicago White Sox were forced to hand the ball to utility infielder Leury Garcia in the 14th inning of a 6-4 loss to the Red...
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