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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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Cam Neely: Bruins’ OT Loss Vs. Ducks Was ‘A Man’s Game’ (Video)

The Boston Bruins might not have gotten the result they wanted in Thursday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks, but Cam Neely liked what he saw from his team. The Bruins president stopped by “Bruins Face-Off Live” prior to Saturday’s game against the New York Rangers, where he spoke highly of his team’s effort in the latest loss. While frustration is obviously setting...
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Patrice Bergeron, Bruins Putting Overtime Loss To Ducks Behind Them (Video)

The Boston Bruins are on to the New York Rangers. The B’ dropped their sixth straight game Thursday night with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks, but the Black and Gold aren’t hanging their heads. Patrice Bergeron and Torey Krug recently told reporters they’re putting the latest loss behind them and turning their focus to the New York Rangers who they’ll take on Saturday...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Rangers

BOSTON — The Bruins aim to end their six-game losing skid (0-3-3) Saturday afternoon at TD Garden against a talented and deep New York Rangers squad. The Rangers became the first Eastern Conference team to clinch a playoff spot with a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, but they still have something to play for. New York has a 1-point lead over the Montreal...
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Tom Brady Goes Cliff Jumping In Costa Rica, Gives Pats Fans A Scare (Video)

It’s OK, Patriots fans, you can breathe now. Tom Brady almost gave fans a heart attack Saturday morning when a video was posted to his Facebook page of him engaging in some daredevil activities. The New England Patriots quarterback, who is currently loving life on vacation in Costa Rica with the family, took a leap off a rather high cliff recently while his kids and wife Gisele...
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Christian Vazquez: MRI Reveals ‘Something’ In Elbow, Will Get Second Opinion

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez didn’t receive the news he was hoping for following an MRI on his throwing elbow Friday. The 24-year-old told reporters Saturday that an MRI “found something” in his elbow, but added no firm diagnosis has been made yet. “I hope it’s not bad,” Vazquez said, per the Boston Herald. Vazquez added he will seek a second opinion on...
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Winnipeg Jets prospect had a rough night on the ice

Ryan Olsen had a tough day at the office Friday. The Winnipeg Jets prospect and St. John’s IceCaps player confirmed what we all largely assumed: Taking a puck to the face after getting into a fight isn’t great for one’s face. Olsen showed off the damage after the game, and well, it wasn’t pretty. Fight in the first. Puck in the face in the second #hockey http://t.co...
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Who Served As Rangers Captain Between Mark Messier And Chris Drury?

Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh hasn’t donned the “C” for long, but he joins an elite group of leaders in the New York organization. The first-year captain was handed the reins after forward Ryan Callahan was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for veteran Martin St. Louis last season at the trade deadline. Callahan earned the “C” after Chris Drury — who served...
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Millionaire Blue Jays Pitcher Daniel Norris Lives In A Van Behind Wal-Mart (Video)

Just call him the man in the van. Daniel Norris is one of baseball’s top-ranked prospects, but he certainly doesn’t live like one. The 21-year-old Toronto Blue Jays pitcher signed to play with the organization out of high school, earning a $2 million signing bonus for inking the deal, yet he willingly calls a 1978 Volkswagen van home during the offseason. The Johnson City...
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2 Chainz ‘Served’ Dominique Wilkins In HORSE At Hawks’ 2 Chainz Night (Vide)

Every night should be 2 Chainz night at Philips Arena. After the Atlanta Hawks hosted a Tinder night back in January, the team continued its run of fantastic theme nights with one dedicated to the Atlanta-based rapper on Friday. While 2 Chainz performed before the game, at halftime and once more after the game, he also took some time to show off his basketball skills. It’s truuuuuu...
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