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Bruins Notes: Niklas Svedberg Plays Well, Earns Second Win Over Sabres

Boston Bruins backup goaltender Niklas Svedberg didn’t face many shots in Thursday’s matchup with the Buffalo Sabres, but he made several important saves that helped keep his team in the game and avoid a second consecutive defeat. Svedberg improved his record to 2-2-0 on the season in Boston’s 3-2 overtime win over the Sabres. He made 13 saves through 61:20 of ice time. It...
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Timberwolves Fan Posts Free Ticket On Telephone Pole With Funny Note (Photo)

It’s not really surprising that Minnesota Timberwolves fans aren’t too excited about the 2014-15 NBA season. After trading away Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers, it’s likely that the T-Wolves are headed for a 10th straight losing season. Apparently, that’s enough for fans to give away their tickets on the street. Everyone looks to be excited for the Timberwolves home...
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Red Sox’s World Series Win Fitting End To Tom Menino’s Tenure As Mayor (Video)

The city of Boston lost a great man, but he left behind an enduring legacy. Thomas M. Menino passed away Thursday at age 71 following a bout with cancer. Elected as Boston’s mayor in 1993, Menino was the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history and had a deep passion for the city’s sports teams. He witnessed many timeless moments in Boston sports, including an unprecedented...
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Brad Marchand: Bruins Earned ‘Good Character Win’ Vs. Sabres (Video)

The Boston Bruins needed a win, and they got one Thursday. With a little help from Brad Marchand’s late-game heroics, the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in overtime to get themselves back to the .500 mark. Marchand scored the equalizer in the third period as well as the game-winner, and he notched an assist on Adam McQuaid’s second-period goal. Marchand said it was just...
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Red Sox Notes: Boston Planning Pursuits Of Jon Lester, Andrew Miller?

The Boston Red Sox have begun working their way down the checklist. The Red Sox made their first significant move of the offseason Thursday by re-signing Koji Uehara to a two-year contract reportedly worth $18 million. The deal ensures Boston will enter 2015 with a viable closer, but it only was a small step — albeit an important one — toward building a roster capable of contending...
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Alex Rodriguez Back On Yankees’ Roster After Serving Suspension

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez’s season-long suspension formally ended Thursday, a day after the World Series ended. The New York Yankees reinstated the third baseman from the restricted list. Rodriguez was suspended by Major League Baseball for violations of the sport’s drug agreement and labor contract and lost just over $22 million of his $25 million salary. The three-time AL...
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Brad Marchand Scores Twice As Bruins Earn 3-2 Overtime Win Over Sabres

Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand has struggled to score goals this season and was demoted to the third line to start Thursday night’s road game against the Buffalo Sabres. The 26-year-old responded with his best performance of the season to help the B’s mount a third-period comeback and secure two much-needed points in a 3-2 overtime win. Trailing 2-1 with nearly 15 minutes...
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David Ortiz: All Of Red Sox Nation Will Miss Former Mayor Tom Menino

The Boston sports world remembered former Mayor Thomas Menino, who died Thursday after a long battle with cancer, and the news hit hard for Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. “I was very sad to hear about the passing of Mayor Menino,” Ortiz told NESN. “He was a good man and a great friend who did a lot of unbelievable things for our city. I am thinking of his family...
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Bruins’ Defense Shows Improved Puck Support In 3-2 Win Over Sabres (Video)

The Boston Bruins struggled defensively in the third period of Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. They rectified those struggles Thursday. The B’s limited the Buffalo Sabres to two goals and got an overtime goal from Brad Marchand to earn a 3-2 win at First Niagara Center. Key to Boston’s defensive effort was its improved puck support, as all five players on the ice...
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LeBron James: Cavaliers’ Opener ‘One Of The Biggest Sporting Events Ever’

There have been a lot of pretty big professional sporting events recently, but none of them can compare to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ regular season opener against the New York Knicks. It’s hard to find anyone who would endorse that statement, but that’s apparently what LeBron James thought Thursday night. “For me, I know all of us shouldn’t take this moment for granted...
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Vince Wilfork Looks At Broncos, Sees Perfect All-Around Football Team

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are going out of their way to prove they’re the masters of anti-bulletin-board material. Vince Wilfork gave the Denver Broncos the ultimate form of praise, one day after Rob Gronkowski called them “the best team in the NFL right now.” “When you draw up a perfect football team, you draw up the Denver Broncos all-around — special...
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Koji Uehara’s New Contract A Big Win For Red Sox Despite Any Concerns

The Boston Red Sox are counting on Koji Uehara to age well. The Red Sox on Thursday re-signed Uehara to a two-year contract reportedly worth $18 million. Uehara endured a late-season rough patch and will turn 40 before Opening Day, but Boston made a sensible decision in inking the veteran closer to a two-year pact, as the potential reward far outweighs the risk. Plain and simple...
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LeBron James’ Chalk Toss Wasn’t As Cool As It Was Hyped Up To Be (Video)

LeBron James’ chalk toss was almost as highly anticipated as his first game back in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform, but it didn’t wind up being as impressive as it was hyped up to be. The Cavs handed out bags of confetti to fans at Thursday’s matchup against the New York Knicks with the plan that they’d throw it in the air at the same time that James threw his chalk. Cool...
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Adam McQuaid Puts Bruins On Board With Second-Period Goal Vs. Sabres (Video)

The Boston Bruins were in need of a score after they allowed the Buffalo Sabres to score their first power-play goal of the season Thursday, and Adam McQuaid delivered. The Bruins had the puck in the neutral zone midway through the second period, and some nice positioning put McQuaid in the right place at the right time. Carl Soderberg drove toward the net, which allowed McQuaid...
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Mass. Judge Denies Aaron Hernandez’s Request To Move Murder Trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. — A Massachusetts judge on Thursday denied a request from former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to move his trial in the fatal shooting of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd to a different county. In Fall River Superior Court Thursday, Hernandez’s lawyer, Michael Fee, urged a judge to move the trial out of Bristol County, citing what he...
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Ben Cherington: Koji Uehara Signing ‘Important First Step’ For Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox wasted no time in rolling up their sleeves. The Red Sox on Thursday re-signed closer Koji Uehara to a two-year contract reportedly worth $18 million. The move, which was announced just hours after Uehara officially became a free agent, signaled the first major transaction of what figures to be a very active offseason for Boston. “We certainly won’t stop. There...
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Wes Welker: 'I feel like the weak link' in Broncos' loaded offense

Wes Welker has played in his fair share of powerful offenses during his career, and he’s been a major contributor in all of them. Yet the 33-year-old wide receiver hasn’t exactly been a pass-catching machine in 2014. Which is fine, because on the Denver Broncos’ offense, he doesn’t need to be. The Broncos are among the NFL’s leaders in passing with 2,079 yards and 22...
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David Warsofsky, Joe Morrow Could Be Solid Replacements For Torey Krug (Video)

The Boston Bruins’ blue line has caught the injury bug. Torey Krug became the third Bruins defenseman to go down after he suffered a broken finger Tuesday. Krug joins Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller on the sidelines. So how will the Bruins make up for that loss? The B’s recalled D-men David Warsofsky and Joe Morrow from Providence on Wednesday, and either could prove to be...
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Milan Lucic, Chris Stewart Engage In Entertaining Fight During Bruins-Sabres (Video)

Milan Lucic and Chris Stewart dropped their gloves for a fight just 51 seconds into Thursday night’s game between the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center. Stewart appeared to initiate the fight, and after Lucic agreed, both players attempted and landed several punches. Stewart handled himself quite well — Lucic is one of the toughest players to...
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Magic, Mia Hamm among owners of new MLS franchise

LOS ANGELES — Major League Soccer’s new franchise in Los Angeles has no official name, colors, logo or stadium just yet. What the club has are deep-pocketed owners with boundless ambition and plans to build a soccer-specific stadium for a passionate fan base before it joins the league in 2017. The ownership group behind the tentatively named Los Angeles Football Club held its...
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Former Patriots Lineman Matt Light Terrifies People In Hotel Lobby (Video)

Former New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light is already an imposing figure at 6-foot-4, 305 pounds, but Courtyard by Marriott made him downright frightening for a Halloween prank. The hotel chain used Light for a “Courtyard Camera” advertisement, where they had him stand in the lobby of the Courtyard in Foxboro, Mass., and act as a mannequin. When guests came...
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NFL Week 9 TV Schedule: Patriots-Broncos Showdown Dominates Late Slot

Week 9 of the NFL season is upon us, and there’s one game on the schedule that stands out above all the rest. The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots will meet at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon in a rematch of the 2013 AFC Championship game that pits quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady against each other for the 16th time. As expected, the 4:25 p.m. kickoff of that...
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Bruins-Sabres Live: Brad Marchand A Game-Time Decision Vs. Buffalo

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Daniel Sturridge Reflects On ‘Most Difficult Time,’ Defends Mario Balotelli

Daniel Sturridge is hurting right now. Injuries have prevented Sturridge, 25, from helping Liverpool for most of 2014-15, and he calls this recent spell on the sidelines the most challenging period in his career. “I’ve genuinely missed playing so much,” Sturridge told talkSport on Wednesday. “It’s been the most difficult time for myself. It’s been mentally difficult to...
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St. Louis Cardinals Exercise John Lackey’s Major League Minimum Option

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals have exercised their 2015 contract option on pitcher John Lackey, which is at the major league minimum. The right-hander agreed to an $82.5 million, five-year contract with the Boston Red Sox in December 2009 that contained a provision for a conditional team option at the minimum if he missed a season due to specified injury. Lackey did not pitch...
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