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Bruins-Capitals Notes: Boston’s Offense Struggles; Braden Holtby Ties Team Records

The Boston Bruins’ offense was shut out by the Washington Capitals for the third time this season in a 3-0 loss Wednesday night. Boston tallied 27 shots and created 25 scoring chances, per War on Ice, but Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby made several tremendous saves to earn his ninth shutout of the season (third against the B’s) and improve his career record versus the Bruins to...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Explains Red Sox-Phillies Comments In Strange Way

This embed is invalid" /> PHILADELPHIA — Did you really think Jonathan Papelbon would offer a normal explanation? Papelbon was asked after earning a save Wednesday against Boston about his pregame comments, in which he suggested that the Red Sox will always be a part of him and that he still doesn’t feel at home four years after signing with the...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas Hitting Full Stride At Perfect Time For Surging Celtics

Isaiah Thomas has been very good since the day he first slipped on a Boston Celtics uniform. On a number of occasions, you could even say he’s been great. But as the Celtics close in on the final week of the regular season, Thomas has been something else entirely: a full-blown offensive juggernaut. The point guard, who’s led the Celtics in scoring since joining the team at...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Cracks Jokes, Hits The Cage In ‘Red Sox All-Access’ (Video)

After a dismal 71-win season in 2014, the Red Sox decided they might need a few Kung Fu lessons. Enter Pablo Sandoval. The three-time World Series champion brings his broad array of talents to Boston this season, not the least of which is his infectious laugh and personality. On NESN’s new feature, “Red Sox All-Access,” the Panda gives Red Sox fans a glimpse of the tremendous...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Surprised Red Sox Grand Slam Bid Didn’t Leave Ballpark

This embed is invalid" /> PHILADELPHIA — Wednesday’s game against the Phillies was Hanley Ramirez’s 58th career contest at Citizens Bank Park. He is very familiar with how the ballpark plays. So, when Ramirez crushed an 0-1 slider from Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon to left field with the bases loaded in the eighth inning of the Red Sox...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks Unveil Plans For $500M Downtown Arena, Complex (Photo)

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks unveiled a preliminary architectural design Wednesday for a $500 million arena, which they hope will spur another $500 million in downtown development by creating an entertainment district that draws people to “live, work and play.” The Bucks owners revealed the design renderings for about 30 acres of largely vacant land next to the existing...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals, Braden Holtby Sweep Season Series Versus Bruins With 3-0 Win

The Boston Bruins’ five-game win streak ended Wednesday night with a disappointing 3-0 loss to the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center. The victory gives Washington a sweep of the season series by a combined score of 9-0. Boston continues its road trip Thursday night against the Florida Panthers. Here are three takeaways from Bruins-Capitals. 1. Bad First Period Puts Bruins...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: C’s Could Avoid LeBron James In Key Weekend Vs. Cavs

This weekend might not be quite as daunting for the Boston Celtics as the schedule would suggest. The Celtics on Wednesday moved into seventh place in the Eastern Conference with a 113-103 win over the Detroit Pistons, and they now face a home-and-home series against a Cleveland Cavaliers team many expect to represent the East in this year’s NBA Finals. Those Cavs might be without...
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Red Sox Wrap: Hanley Ramirez, Boston Come Up Just Short In 4-2 Loss

This embed is invalid" /> PHILADELPHIA — What a difference two days make. The Boston Red Sox were a runaway freight train Monday, rolling right through the Philadelphia Phillies for an 8-0 win on Opening Day. On Wednesday, the train came to a screeching halt, as the Red Sox’s offense struggled for much of the contest en route to a 4-2 loss at Citizens...
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John Cena Admits He Almost Turned Heel In WWE Feud With The Rock

In the world of professional wrestling, it’s not uncommon to see the good guys go bad. While sometimes the turn comes as a shock, true fans know it’s never quite out of the realm of possibility. Some of the sport’s biggest names — from Kane and The Undertaker to The Rock and CM Punk — have turned heel at one point of another. But one big name...
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Red Sox Prepare For Big Stretch Against Yankees, AL East Opponents

The Boston Red Sox lived up to their current position as the American League team with the best odds to win this year’s World Series in their season opener, handing the Philadelphia Phillies an 8-0 beating on Monday. The Red Sox, who sit alongside the Seattle Mariners at 6-1 odds to win the World Series at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, open...
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Giancarlo Stanton Makes Crazy Diving Catch, Doubles Off Runner (Video)

Giancarlo Stanton is used to making highlight reels. But they usually involve him circling the bases, not throwing runners out at them. The Miami Marlins slugger led the National League last season with 37 home runs, but the 25-year-old took some time during Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves to show off a few of the other skills that make him a five-tool player...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas Carves Up Pistons; Boston Takes Down Detroit 113-103

The nation got its first glimpse of Isaiah Thomas in a Boston Celtics uniform Wednesday night, and the point guard did not disappoint. Thomas racked up a season-high 34 points in the first nationally televised game of the season for the Celtics, and Boston kept the Detroit Pistons at bay down the stretch to secure a 113-103 win. FIRST-QUARTER FIRE Pistons big men Greg Monroe...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Phillies To Rock Retro Hats Commemorating 1915 World Series (Photo)

The Red Sox and Phillies are taking Throwback Thursday to a whole new level. The teams will wear retro hats commemorating their 1915 World Series clash, which the Red Sox won in five games. At the time, the title was Boston’s third World Series championship, and the first of back-to-back titles they would win. The Phillies & Red Sox will wear retro...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon doesn't 'feel much like a Phillie'

By Ricky Doyle PHILADELPHIA — Four years later, Jonathan Papelbon’s heart remains in Boston. Papelbon is in the midst of his fourth season with the Phillies after spending his first seven major league campaigns with the Red Sox. The 34-year-old closer still is adjusting to life in Philadelphia, as the transition hasn’t been quite as smooth as he perhaps anticipated upon signing...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods Lets Daughter Putt For Him At Masters Par 3 Contest (Video)

On paper, Tiger Woods’ Masters Tournament weekend got off to quite the ominous start. In reality, it couldn’t have began any better. For the first time since 2004, Woods participated Wednesday in the historic tournament’s annual Par 3 Contest. In a touching moment, the 39-year-old golfer allowed his two young children, Sam and Charlie, to tag along as caddies. Things were...
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Jon Lester: Talk Of ‘Yips’ With Cubs Is ‘Blown Out Of Proportion’

This embed is invalid" /> Jon Lester has no time for “yips” chatter. Lester, who hasn’t attempted a pickoff throw since 2013, has long struggled with throwing to bases. The left-hander was pressed on the topic Wednesday and responded by downplaying the issue. “It must have been a slow news day and they wanted to talk about it,” Lester told...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Henderson Welcomes Newborn, Leads LFC Past Blackburn On Same Day

Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson is a double-winner at this moment in time. Brendan Rodgers recounted how Henderson navigated the busiest of schedules in order to help Liverpool defeat Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday. Henderson dashed back-and-forth between Liverpool’s hotel (near Blackburn) and his partner’s bedside...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Copeland Stabbing Shocked Former Pacers Teammate Evan Turner

News of Chris Copeland’s stabbing early Wednesday morning came as a surprise to many around the NBA, including Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner. “That was psycho, man,” Turner said of his former Indiana Pacers teammate, via MassLive.com. “I’m glad he’s doing alright.” The two were not teammates for long — Turner played just 27 games with the Pacers before joining...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

BU, Providence Not Buying Into ‘Home Ice Advantage’ For Frozen Four

This year’s Frozen Four being at TD Garden gives Boston University and Providence somewhat of a home ice advantage, but the two teams certainly aren’t looking at it that way. It took the Friars a whole 50 minutes to get to Boston ahead of practice Wednesday, while the Terriers are just a hop, skip and a jump away from Causeway Street. BU and Providence...
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Rick Porcello, Hanley Ramirez Highlight Tom Caron’s DraftKings Lineup (Video)

The 2015 MLB season got off to a smashing start Monday. So did Tom Caron’s DraftKings lineup. The “Red Sox Gameday Live” host brought the heat on the website for one-day fantasy baseball games. He selected Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, who each launched two home runs in the Boston Red Sox’s Opening Day win over the Philadelphia Phillies. For pitching, Caron went with...
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Red Sox Reflective In Wake Of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Boston Marathon Verdict

This embed is invalid" /> PHILADELPHIA — Word reached the visitors’ clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of all 30 charges he faced in the Boston Marathon bombing trial. The verdict offered a moment of reflection for the Boston Red Sox, who played an instrumental role in helping the city heal in the...
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Report: Stevan Ridley Signing With Jets; Patriots Allow Another Free Agent To Walk

Stevan Ridley is leaving the New England Patriots for an AFC East rival. Ridley is signing with the New York Jets, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Ridley took visits with the Jets, Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins. Ridley originally was drafted in the third round of the 2011 NFL draft by the New England Patriots. He tore his ACL in Week 6 last season after starting...
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Dennis Eckersley: Rick Porcello’s Contract Good Deal For Red Sox (Video)

The Boston Red Sox lost Jon Lester to free agency. They’re not about to let the same thing happen to Rick Porcello. After the Red Sox’s Opening Day win over the Philadelphia Phillies, the team rewarded Porcello with a four-year contract extension reportedly worth $82.5 million. That might seem like a hefty sum for a player who has yet to throw a pitch in a Boston uniform. Yet...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Boston Bruins-Washington Capitals Game Online (Live Stream)

The race for the playoffs is heating up and it continues Wednesday night in Washington when the Capitals host the Boston Bruins at the Verizon Center. The Capitals are aiming to secure the best possible playoff seed after already clinching a postseason berth, while the Bruins are still trying to earn a spot with their magic number at four. Puck drop is scheduled for shortly after...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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