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Niklas Hjalmarsson Feels Full Pain Of Huge Zdeno Chara Slapshot (Video)

We know an NHL player’s job description includes blocking shots. But Niklas Hjalmarsson really should have just gotten out of the way. The Chicago Blackhawks defenseman was in rather unfortunate position Sunday when Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara wound up for a monster slap shot from the top of the circle. Chara let loose, and Hjalmarsson paid the full price. This...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Goalkeeper Fires Home Last-Minute Goal In German Soccer Game (Video)

Marwin Hitz is capable of making an impact at both ends of the soccer field. Hitz, a goalkeeper for German club Augsburg, scored the game-tying goal in his team’s 2-2 draw with Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday in Bundesliga (Germany’s first division) play. Hitz became just the third goalkeeper in Bundesliga history to score from open play. Leverkusen was leading in the 94th minute...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brendan Rodgers Hails Liverpool Defense After Southampton Win

Liverpool temporarily set aside its penchant for champagne soccer, and that’s A-OK with Brendan Rodgers. Rodgers credited Liverpool’s defense for its 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday, according to Sky Sports. The Reds’ overall performance in the rain-soaked Premier League game might not have satisfied those who prefer style over substance, but...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Hangover’ Actor Pulls A Joe Namath In Brutally Awkward Interview (Video)

MSG reporter Jill Martin finally found Doug during a New York Knicks game Sunday, but she probably wishes she didn’t. Martin scored a sideline interview with actor Justin Bartha — best known for his role as the missing friend Doug in “The Hangover” — during the Knicks’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. What Martin didn’t know, though, is that Bartha planned on making...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Blackhawks Notes: Patrice Bergeron, Fourth Line Impress In 6-2 Win

The Boston Bruins needed their best players to show up in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks and Patrice Bergeron rose to the challenge at both ends of the ice. He opened the scoring in the first period with the 200th goal of his NHL career and also earned two assists, one on Dougie Hamilton’s power-play goal and the other on Reilly Smith’s tally. Bergeron...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas Not Worried About Fitting In With New-Look Celtics

This embed is invalid" /> Isaiah Thomas has yet to play a game for the Celtics, but the man running the show in Boston has had his eye on the 26-year-old point guard since Thomas’ college days at the University of Washington. That man would be Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, who finally landed Thomas in a trade-deadline deal with the...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: John Farrell Pinpoints Second Tier Of Starting Pitchers

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — And then there was one. With Allen Craig reporting to camp Sunday, only one of the 57 players invited to Boston Red Sox major league spring training has yet to arrive: David Ortiz. The full squad isn’t scheduled to report until Tuesday, with the first official full-squad workout scheduled for Wednesday...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers Game Online (Live Stream)

Boston Celtics fans will get their first look at newcomers Isaiah Thomas, Jonas Jerebko and Luigi Datome when the C’s visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through their app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Undergoes Surgery On Foot, Expected To Return This Season

This embed is invalid" /> OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant had surgery Sunday to alleviate pain in his right foot, and the Oklahoma City Thunder expect him to return during the regular season. A screw was replaced from his October operation for a broken bone in the right foot. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said the star forward will be evaluated again within...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Offense Explodes In 6-2 Rout Of Blackhawks To End Six-Game Skid

The Boston Bruins gave one of their most impressive performances of the season Sunday afternoon in a 6-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. The victory ended Boston’s six-game skid (0-4-2) and ensured it didn’t end the five-game road trip without a win. The Bruins will return to TD Garden for a Tuesday night matchup with the Vancouver Canucks. Here are three...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Glove used to catch 1996 Derek Jeter homer sells for $22K

The glove Jeffrey Maier used to pull Derek Jeter’s famous home run over the wall during the 1996 American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles has been sold at auction for $22,705. Heritage Auctions says the glove was purchased by an anonymous collector Saturday night, with no mention of what the buyer plans to do with it. When Heritage...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Worcester City’s Shab Kahn Bodyslams Opponent In English Game (Video)

Of the many ways to react to a hard foul, Shab Kahn should have chosen another one. Kahn, a player on Conference North (English lower leagues) club Worcester City, nearly sparked a brawl Saturday when he bodyslammed an opponent in his team’s 2-0 win over Stockport County. Stockport midfielder Charlie Russell floored Kahn with a heavy challenge on the sideline with five minutes...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam McQuaid, Daniel Carcillo Engage In Lengthy Second-Period Fight (Video)

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid and Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo dropped the gloves for a second-period fight in Sunday afternoon’s game at the United Center. After circling the ice for a bit, both players engaged and attempted a ton of punches. McQuaid started to take over as the fight drew to its conclusion, which prevented the Blackhawks from gaining any...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Logano wins first career Daytona 500 under caution

Joey Logano, the driver who seemed washed up at 22 years old, has won his first career Daytona 500. Logano took the lead in the white-knuckle race following a restart with 19 laps remaining on Sunday. Once out front, his Ford was stout and he seemed to have the race in control until a caution with three to go at Daytona International Speedway stopped the race. NASCAR needed nearly...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz: Starting Opening Day For Red Sox Would Be ‘An Honor’

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Someone needs to fill Jon Lester’s shoes come Opening Day. Enter Clay Buchholz. While Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell wasn’t ready to announce his Opening Day starter Sunday (one day after pitchers and catchers officially reported to camp), it’s possible that Buchholz, the third-longest tenured...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool-Southampton Verdict: Reds Take Risks, Rewarded With Ugly Win

Liverpool now is demonstrating that it isn’t a one-trick pony. Liverpool beat Southampton 2-0 on Sunday in wet and windy conditions at St. Mary’s Stadium. The victory was far from Liverpool’s prettiest of 2014-15 but it was among the most significant, as it gave the Reds three more points in the Premier League standings and consigned the Saints...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves’ B.J. Upton Will Go By Melvin Upton Jr. During 2015 Season

B.J. Upton hasn’t fared too well for the Atlanta Braves, but maybe Melvin Upton Jr. will be able to hit above the Mendoza line. The struggling Braves outfielder will go by his birth name in 2015 — which his representatives confirmed to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman — and will wear Upton Jr. on his jersey. The nickname B.J. is short for Bossman Jr., a nod...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron Scores 200th Goal Of NHL Career (Video)

Patrice Bergeron has been the Boston Bruins’ best forward this season and he reached an impressive milestone Sunday afternoon against the Chicago Blackhawks. He scored the 200th goal of his NHL career to give the Bruins an early 1-0 first-period lead. It also was Bergeron’s 17th goal of the season, tying him with linemate Brad Marchand for the team lead. The veteran center also...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell Deflects Red Sox ‘Ace’ Talk: ‘I Think We Have Five No. 1’s’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — No ace? No problem, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Farrell was asked (again) Sunday about Boston potentially opening the season without a clear-cut No. 1 starter. The skipper downplayed the severity of the issue, instead focusing on the current rotation, which he previously labeled both “talented” and “deep.” “In the short response, I’m...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen Craig: I Have Something To Prove During Red Sox Spring Training

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Allen Craig already has a leg up on last year. While Craig arrived at spring training Sunday with uncertainty surrounding his role with the Boston Red Sox, the veteran slugger expressed optimism regarding the upcoming season. Craig is coming off a healthy and productive offseason, unlike last year, which could help him bounce back from a dismal 2014. “It...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arizona upsets Rice with walk-off steal of home plate

There are embarrassing ways to lose a game, and then there’s how Rice lost to Arizona on Saturday. The No. 17-ranked Owls were leading the Wildcats 6-5 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, but four errors and two outs later, things were all tied up. Then, with runners on second and third, Rice closer Matt Ditman lost the game simply by winding up, as shortstop Kevin...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Philippe Coutinho’s Long-Distance Goal Helps LFC Beat Southampton (GIF)

Either through magic or sheer graft, Philippe Coutinho scored one of the best goals of his Liverpool career. Coutinho scored in the third minute of Liverpool’s Premier League game against Southampton on Sunday. Coutinho’s long-range strike ultimately stood as the game-winner, as Liverpool earned a 2-0 win over the Saints at Saint Mary’s Stadium. Coutinho’s goal was a solo...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Porto Alegre: Silva-Mir Official Weigh-In Results

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the heavyweight bout between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Frank Mir and the lightweight bout between Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Ginasio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 6 p.m. ET, and the first...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Blackhawks

The Boston Bruins conclude a five-game road trip Sunday afternoon still searching for their first win. Boston has lost all four games of its games on this trip (0-2-2), most recently a 5-1 defeat Friday night to the St. Louis Blues despite giving up just 15 shots and playing an excellent first period. The Bruins’ next opponent is the Chicago Blackhawks, one of the NHL’s deepest...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Pitchers Field Comebackers At Spring Training (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox pitchers and catchers went right back to work Sunday. The Red Sox, whose hurlers and backstops officially reported to camp Saturday, spread across the back fields at JetBlue Park on Sunday to participate in several drills. One drill was geared toward preparing the team’s pitchers for comebackers they’ll inevitably face on the mound this season...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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