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2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Schedule: TV Info, Dates For Every First-Round Series

The challenge of winning the greatest trophy in sports starts Wednesday when the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs opens with eight teams and four matchups on the schedule. This postseason figures to be more unpredictable than in years past because there’s no clear favorite in each conference and seven teams have earned a spot after missing the playoffs last season. That includes the...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon, Cubs Say They Aren’t Worried About Jon Lester’s Throwing Yips

Jon Lester has a case of the yips, but the Chicago Cubs aren’t worried — at least not yet. The Cubs spent a lot of money this winter to sign the left-handed ace to a long-term contract. They did so, however, knowing what many around baseball have known for the past few years, which is Lester struggles mightily with throwing to bases. The issues have manifested in a couple different...
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Schilling writes powerful letter about dangers of tobacco

By Mike Cole Curt Schilling now realizes a decision he made as a 16-year-old kid was one of the worst of his life. Schilling’s known for many things at this point in his life. He’s known for being a bulldog of a pitcher, unafraid to take the ball in - and usually win - any big game. He’s known as a failed businessman for what happened with his video game company in Rhode...
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Soldier Surprises Parents With Return Home At Coyotes Game (Video)

The best thing that happened Saturday night at the Arizona Coyotes-Anaheim Ducks game occurred before the puck was dropped. The Coyotes and Ducks played a relatively meaningless game in the desert, a game that was overshadowed by a very special return. U.S. Army Sergeant Dan Urman stole the show as he made a surprise return home and did so in spectacular fashion. Urman’s parents...
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Greg Norman feels 'sorry' for Tiger Woods

By Mike Cole Greg Norman just can’t help but feel sorry for Tiger Woods. It’s unlikely that Woods, a 14-time major winner will add to his legendary resume this weekend at the Masters, where he’ll enter the final round Sunday 10 strokes behind leader Jordan Spieth. Barring a miracle, Woods will remain shut out at golf’s biggest tournaments since winning the 2008 U.S. Open...
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Frozen Four Notes: Jon Gillies, Jack Eichel Headline All-Tournament Team

BOSTON — Providence toppled Boston University in a thrilling national championship game Saturday night, scoring the final two goals to seal a 4-3, come-from-behind victory at TD Garden. The tight nature of the contest was reflected in the All-Tournament team, which was evenly split between PC and BU. Goalie Jon Gillies (the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player), forward Mark...
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Jon Gillies Backstops Providence To First Title, Denies BU In Final

BOSTON — The Providence College Friars were the final team to earn entry into the 2015 NCAA tournament. Then, they went ahead and won the whole darn thing. When the clock hit triple zeros Saturday night at TD Garden, the scoreboard read: Providence 4, Boston University — and its haul of trophies, and its lofty ranking, and its Jack Eichel — 3. “We beat a terrific opponent...
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2015 Stanley Cup Playoff First-Round Matchups Set

The 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs begin Wednesday, April 15, and there are several exciting first-round series for NHL fans to follow over the next few weeks. The Western Conference is quite hard to predict because there is no clear favorite. The Anaheim Ducks secured the No. 1 seed on the final day of the regular season, but questions at the goaltender position and the blue line are...
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Providence Celebrates National Title, Sings ‘We Are The Champions’ (Video)

The Providence Friars are the champions of the world. Well, maybe not the world. But who cares? Outside of going to Disney World, this might be the best way to celebrate a title in sports. Sing away, Providence. Thumbnail image via Youtube/Mike McMahon h/t to Mike McMahonFiled under: Hockey, Hockey East, Pat Bradley, Top Stories
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Jimmie Johnson Wins Duck Commander 500, Earns Fifth Sprint Cup Victory

FORT WORTH, Texas — Jimmie Johnson led 128 laps in the Duck Commander 500 to get his fifth career NASCAR Sprint Cup victory at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Johnson also won in November at Texas, where all four of his previous wins had been in fall races. Kevin Harvick, the series points leader who has already won twice this season, finished...
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Matt O’Connor Believes BU Deserved Better After Goaltending Gaffe

BOSTON — Boston University’s dream season ended in heartbreak Saturday at TD Garden, and no Terriers player took the loss harder than Matt O’Connor. The junior goaltender surrendered two third-period goals in the national final against Providence, allowing the Friars to rally from a goal down to stun the Terriers 4-3 and claim the first national championship in program history...
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Providence National Champs T-Shirts, Pucks Among Items Already On Sale

Eat your hearts out, Providence fans. Actually, why not wear your heart on the sleeve of your brand new 2015 Providence College Division I national champions gear? The NCAA Championship Store is already selling all of the merchandise you could desire. There are five different t-shirts, two different hats, several bumper stickers, hockey sticks, and much more already on sale. Here’s...
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Frozen Four Trophy Presenter Screws Up, Mistakes Providence For BU (Video)

Providence College shocked everybody with its 4-3 win over Boston University on Saturday night. Including, it seems, the Frozen Four trophy presenter. The Friars used an absurdly brutal BU own goal and a fantastic save from their own goaltender Saturday night at TD Garden to win their first Division I national championship in school history. It was a stunning result, to say the least...
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Jay Baruchel Says ‘Goon’ Sequel ‘Goon 2′ Starts Filming This Summer

Goon 2 is happening. After the cult sensation became the highest grossing English-language Canadian film in 2011, producer Jay Baruchel says the movie’s sequel is well on its way “after a very long time, a lot of hard work and blood, sweat and tears.” The film will shoot in Toronto, Ontario this summer, according to Global News. The original was shot...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Entire Bruins Team Accountable For Missing Playoffs (Video)

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Boston Bruins are on the outside looking in. The Bruins lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in a shootout Saturday night, eliminating any chance of earning the final Wild Card spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. It’s the first time since the 2006-07 season that Boston has failed to reach the postseason. After a disappointing end to...
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Providence’s Gillies Makes Sprawling Save In Final Minute Vs. BU (GIF)

When did it become legal for Tim Thomas to go back to college? Oh, right. That’s just Providence College goaltender Jon Gillies doing his best imitation of Thomas’ sprawling save in the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs. After Providence tied the game on an ugly Boston University own goal and then took the lead shortly thereafter, the Terriers came about as close to burying a game-tying...
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Watch Frozen Four Final Postgame Press Conference Online (Live Stream)

The Frozen Four is in the books. Providence College has won the 2015 Division I men’s hockey championship. The Friars shocked Boston University 4-3 at TD Garden in an all-Hockey East final Saturday night to win their first NCAA title in school history. For a complete reaction from both teams and coaches at the postgame press conference, check out the live stream above. Thumbnail...
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2015 Masters Tee Times, Pairings: Spieth, Rose Tee Off Last On Sunday

If there’s any pressure in going last, it didn’t affect Jordan Spieth on Saturday. The 21-year-old has led from the get-go, and now sits just 18 holes away from fulfilling his dream. Spieth also set another record Saturday, this time setting the new mark with a 16-under 200 at Augusta National through 54 holes. He’s paired with Justin Rose, who sets...
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Bruins Lose To Lightning, Miss Stanley Cup Playoffs For First Time Since 2006-07

The Boston Bruins failed to qualify for the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday night. Boston lost 3-2 in a shootout to the Tampa Bay Lightning, but before that game ended, the B’s fate had already been sealed as a result of the Pittsburgh Penguins defeating the Buffalo Sabres 2-0. Earlier on Saturday, the Ottawa Senators clinched a playoff spot with a win over the Philadelphia...
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WATCH: BU goalie allows terrible own goal in title game

By Darren Hartwell Matt O’Connor is going to have nightmares about this one for a long time. Boston University had a one-goal lead over Providence College in the Division I men’s hockey championship game at TD Garden Saturday night. The Terriers appeared to be in control of things when Friars defenseman Kyle McKenzie dumped a harmless shot towards the net. O’Connor calmly...
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Bruins’ Puck Movement Created Quality Scoring Chances Vs. Lightning

Despite not finding the back of the net in the first period Saturday, the Boston Bruins put plenty of pucks in front of it. The B’s outshot Tampa Bay 10-6 in an opening frame that saw the team play with as much energy as they’ve shown all season. NESN’s Billy Jaffe praised Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and Reilly Smith for their first period efforts against the Lightning...
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Georgia Puts Masters On Jumbotron At Its Spring Football Game (Photo)

It’s a known fact that Georgia residents love their college football. They also love their golf. This weekend, they decided to just combine the two. Saturday marked the date of University of Georgia’s annual spring football game, held “between the hedges” at Sanford Stadium in Athens. Less than 100 miles to the east, the world’s best golfers...
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Jordan Spieth Breaks Another Masters Record, Holds Four-Stroke Lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth set another Masters scoring record Saturday, shooting a 2-under 70 that gave him the lowest 54-hole score in tournament history and sends him to the final round with a four-stroke lead. Spieth’s total over three mostly brilliant days at Augusta National was 16-under 200, breaking the mark of 201 set by Raymond Floyd in 1976...
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Bobby Shuttleworth’s Third Shutout Helps Revolution Tie Crew 0-0

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Bobby Shuttleworth had his third shutout in six games and New England played to a scoreless draw with Columbus on Saturday. New England (2-2-2) is unbeaten in four games after losing its first two. Columbus (1-2-2) was held scoreless for the second time. The Revolution’s Juan Agudelo drew three defenders at the corner of the 18-yard...
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Andy Brickley: Bruins Must Play With Emotion, Focus Vs. Lightning (Video)

The Boston Bruins are down. But they’re certainly not out. The B’s will take the ice Saturday night for a must-win road game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Not only do they need a victory, but they also need the Pittsburgh Penguins to lose to the Buffalo Sabres in order to earn the final Wild Card spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. Boston has had a frustrating last two...
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