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Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Lays Out To Make Save On Gustav Nyquist (Video)

The Boston Bruins took a big 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, and Tuukka Rask was a huge part of that. The Bruins goaltender turned in a 35-save performance in Boston’s comeback victory, and one in particular was a sight to see. Detroit brought its A-game in the first period, and if it wasn’t for Rask, Boston likely would not have entered...
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Zach Trotman’s First Career NHL Goal Gives Bruins 3-2 Win Over Red Wings (Video)

The Boston Bruins didn’t play particularly well Thursday night, but a three-goal third period and stellar goaltending from Tuukka Rask propelled the Original Six club to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Boston has moved into a third-place tie with the Red Wings in the Atlantic Division as a result of the victory. The B’s also have won four straight games...
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Jonathan Papelbon Wears Carlos Ruiz’s Phillies Jersey To Mound (Video)

Jonathan Papelbon apparently is looking to start an annual tradition. Papelbon took the mound Thursday for the Philadelphia Phillies wearing teammate Carlos Ruiz’s jersey. It’s the second time the veteran closer has pulled such antics, as he also donned Ruiz’s No. 51 during a spring training appearance last year. Perhaps it’s an inside joke. Maybe it’s a coincidental...
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Mike Napoli Absolutely Destroys Home Run In Red Sox-Twins Game (Video)

Mike Napoli probably could snap off a tree branch on his way to the ballpark and use it to launch a moon shot right about now. Napoli, who has been locked in this spring training, absolutely demolished a home run Thursday in the Boston Red Sox’s Grapefruit League game against the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium. Napoli crushed the ball way beyond the left field fence...
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Bruins Make Adjustments, Deliver Strong Penalty Kill Vs. Red Wings (Video)

The Detroit Red Wings outplayed the Boston Bruins in the first period of their matchup, but that doesn’t mean the B’s made it easy. The two teams headed down the tunnel during the first intermission locked in a scoreless tie, and that was thanks in part to the Bruins’ strength on the penalty kill. The Red Wings’ 66 power-play goals led the NHL heading into Thursday’s...
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David Ortiz Touches On Every Topic Imaginable With Kevin Millar (Video)

It’s always a barrel of laughs when David Ortiz and Kevin Millar get together. Ortiz checked in with Millar this week on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk.” The former Boston Red Sox teammates discussed pretty much every topic imaginable over the course of their roughly 10-minute conversation. It was entertaining, to say the least. Ortiz shared his thoughts on Rusney Castillo’s...
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David Ortiz: Hanley Ramirez ‘A Beast,’ Primed For ‘Hell Of A Year’

This embed is invalid" /> Hanley Ramirez sure looks the part. Ramirez showed up to spring training in great shape, featuring muscles that amazed his Red Sox teammates. David Ortiz is expecting big things from Ramirez in his first season back with Boston. “That kid, man, he wants to get things done,” Ortiz recently told MLB.com in Fort Myers, Fla...
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Billy Jaffe: Bruins’ Loui Eriksson Having ‘Understated’ Season (Video)

Loui Eriksson might never win the approval of some Boston Bruins fans for being involved in the trade that sent Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars, but this season should help change their minds. In what has proved to be a rather tumultuous season, the Bruins winger’s play on the third line has stood out. Eriksson has 20 goals in 76 games — both highs...
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Rob Gronkowski: Tom Brady Gives Me Expletive-Ridden Congrats After TDs

Have you ever wondered what Tom Brady is screaming at his New England Patriots teammates after big touchdowns? Wait no longer. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski disclosed what the legendary quarterback says while congratulating teammates, but it took some pushing from Jim Rome. Gronkowski originally said that Brady is “fired up,” that it’s a “natural reaction” and says...
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Brendan Rodgers: Raheem Sterling Developing By Playing Number Of Positions

Raheem Sterling is uncomfortable playing out of position, but Brendan Rodgers thinks it will help him in the long run. Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo on Thursday Sterling’s versatility helps Liverpool in the present, and he’ll reap the benefits of playing a number of positions in the future. Sterling, 20, has played as wing-back in Liverpool’s last...
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Ben Cherington: Christian Vazquez Faces ‘Good’ Odds In Surgery Recovery

This embed is invalid" /> Christian Vazquez’s recovery officially is underway. Vazquez underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday on his injured right elbow. The 24-year-old could miss up to a year, but the Boston Red Sox are hopeful he’ll rebound despite the major setback. “All we can do is work with Christian to try to attack the rehab in the best...
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Phillies Introduce 2,200-Calorie ‘Wayback Triple Triple’ Burger (Photo)

Headed to Philadelphia for the Boston Red Sox’s Opening Day matchup with the Phillies? Then do we have a 2,200-calorie snack for you. Wayback Burgers is opening in Citizens Bank Park this season, and there’s one item on the menu that certainly wouldn’t be recommended for anyone who’s trying to keep their cholesterol down. Holy burger. Wayback burger is new to the ballpark...
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Pablo Sandoval Jokes Around With Teammates On ‘Red Sox All-Access’ (Video)

Pablo Sandoval doesn’t just bring strong offensive numbers to the Boston Red Sox. He also brings a laid-back personality, great leadership skills and a rather infectious laugh. The new Red Sox third baseman has a career .294 average with 106 home runs over seven seasons, but his clubhouse presence could be what makes the difference as Boston looks to...
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Liverpool-Arsenal Preview: Reds Face Gunners With Top-Four Hopes In Balance

If ever there was a time for Liverpool to “go again,” it’s now. Liverpool visits Arsenal on Saturday in a crunch Premier League game between two contenders for a top-four finish. Six points separate Fifth-placed Liverpool from third-place Arsenal in the Premier League standings with only eight games remaining in the 2014-15 season. Liverpool and...
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Rusney Castillo’s Demotion Doesn’t Impact Red Sox’s Long-Term Outlook

This embed is invalid" /> There were only so many tickets to go around. The Red Sox optioned Rusney Castillo to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, ending the 27-year-old’s late push to crack Boston’s Opening Day roster. The demotion shouldn’t be viewed as a knock on Castillo, though. The club’s outfield guest list simply was too extensive for...
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Bruins Prospect Zane McIntyre Among 2015 Hobey Baker Award Finalists

North Dakota goaltender Zane McIntyre, Boston University forward Jack Eichel and Harvard forward Jimmy Vesey are the three finalists for the 2015 Hobey Baker Award, which is given annually to college hockey’s best player. McIntyre, who was selected by the Boston Bruins in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL draft, led North Dakota to a Frozen Four appearance with a 29-9-3 record, a...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Red Wings

The Boston Bruins could unveil some different lines in Thursday night’s road game against the Detroit Red Wings. Brett Connolly, who the B’s acquired at the trade deadline, could make his debut for the team. Head coach Claude Julien told reporters “we’ll see” on Thursday morning when asked if Connolly would play against Detroit. The 22-year-old right winger said after...
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Sealver Siliga Signs Patriots’ Exclusive-Rights Free-Agent Offer

The New England Patriots locked up a promising young nose tackle Thursday. Sealver Siliga signed the Patriots’ exclusive-rights free-agent tender, according to the NFL’s transaction wire. The Patriots tendered Siliga before free agency began March 10. The terms of his contract have not been disclosed. The fourth-year pro had 32 tackles and 2.5 sacks in just seven games and five...
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Gronkowski says he'd choose a concussion over knee injury

By Sam Galanis Concussions are a huge problem in the NFL, but apparently not for Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots tight end appeared on “Jim Rome on Showtime” on Wednesday, and it was entertaining, to say the least. But he also said something that might give Patriots fans a bit of a scare. Rome asked Gronkowski if he’d rather blow out his knee or suffer a concussion...
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Buchholz refuses to let Schilling’s criticism bother him

By Ricky Doyle Clay Buchholz’s mild-mannered approach doesn’t fit Curt Schilling’s definition of an ace. Different strokes for different folks. Schilling expressed doubt Wednesday over whether Buchholz wants to be the Boston Red Sox’s ace, citing a lack of commitment mentally and physically. Buchholz was asked about the harsh criticism Thursday, and the right-hander offered...
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Celtics’ Tyler Zeller Used To Dominated Cody Zeller In Nerf Basketball

Charlotte Hornets big man Cody Zeller has gotten the better of his big brother so far at the NBA level, with his team winning six of eight games against Tyler Zeller’s over the past two seasons. But as the younger Zeller detailed Thursday in a column for The Players’ Tribune, their childhood matchups were a different story. “A lot of people want to make the sibling rivalry...
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Raheem Sterling’s BBC Interview Adds To Confusion Over LFC Contract Saga

Raheem Sterling had one goal in mind Wednesday when he granted the BBC an exclusive interview about his future. He missed the target. Sterling wanted to clear the air about his ongoing contract saga and tell fans why he hasn’t committed his future to Liverpool yet. However, Liverpool didn’t authorize Sterling’s interview with the BBC’s Natalie...
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Rusney Castillo, Jackie Bradley Jr. Optioned To Pawtucket By Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox’s outfield has taken shape. The Red Sox optioned Rusney Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket before Thursday’s spring training game, meaning Boston likely will open the season with Hanley Ramirez, Mookie Betts, Shane Victorino, Allen Craig and Daniel Nava as part of its outfield mix. Shortstop Deven Marrero, right-handed pitcher Dalier Hinojosa...
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UFC Fight Night Fairfax Picks: Dan Downes Previews Mendes-Lamas Headliner

UFC/WEC veteran Dan Downes talks strategy and predictions for UFC Fight Night Fairfax: Mendes vs. Lamas, taking place Saturday, April 4. That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another matinee edition of the Downes Side! While it may not be as majestic or carry the same heft as a manatee, at least it will still give you enough time to meet your grandma for a late lunch...
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Red Sox 2016 Roster Projection: Will Cole Hamels Ever Land In Boston?

This embed is invalid" /> Boston Red Sox roster projections have been all the rage with Opening Day looming. Let’s really party. Why settle for predicting the Red Sox’s 2015 Opening Day roster — still a mystery, to some extent — when we can kick things up a notch and try to figure out what Boston’s 2016 roster will look like? It’s a crazy...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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