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Bruins’ Torey Krug ‘Shocked’ By Dougie Hamilton, Milan Lucic Trades

Boston Bruins fans were stunned to see their team trade away two of its marquee players ahead of the 2015 NHL Draft. Torey Krug was right there with them. The Bruins on Friday dealt defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames and power forward Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings. Speaking at the Bruins’ draft night party a few hours after the trades were announced, Krug described...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Confederate flag 'offensive to an entire race’

By Pat Bradley Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, called the Confederate flag “offensive to an entire race” Friday while voicing his support for it being removed from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse. NASCAR this week said it backs South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds and noted that it bars the...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Isn’t Concerned With Anything But Contributing Now (Video)

Jackie Bradley Jr. only has appeared in seven games for the Boston Red Sox this season, but that isn’t dampening his spirit. The 25-year-old is just happy to be back in the majors. He caught up with NESN’s Guerin Austin on “Red Sox Gameday Live” before Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. “It’s always nice to be at the highest level,” Bradley said. “You definitely...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Expects To Remain With Red Sox Despite Trade Speculation

This embed is invalid" /> Clay Buchholz is still standing. One year ago, Buchholz watched as the Red Sox traded every member of the rotation besides him. Jake Peavy, gone. Felix Doubront, gone. Jon Lester, gone. John Lackey, gone. Just like that, Buchholz became the elder statesman of Boston’s pitching staff. Could the Red Sox complete the revamp...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Catcher Kevin Cash One Of Many Backstops To Become Manager (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash, hired last offseason to take over as manager of the club, is just the latest former MLB catcher to take on a manager’s role. The former Boston Red Sox backstop joined Mike Matheney (St. Louis Cardinals), Brad Ausmus (Detroit Tigers), Ned Yost (Kansas City Royals) and A.J. Hinch (Houston Astros) are among a handful of the managers across baseball...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Sweeney: Bruins Extended Dougie Hamilton Significant Contract Offer

The Boston Bruins made an effort to sign 22-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton before they traded him to the Calgary Flames for three draft picks on Friday. B’s general manager Don Sweeney told reporters at the 2015 NHL Draft in Sunrise, Fla., on Friday night that the team extended an offer to Hamilton. “We extended Dougie a very significant contract offer,” Sweeney said....
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Milan Lucic: Bruins-Kings Trade ‘Gives Me Another Chance To Win A Cup’

Did Milan Lucic throw shade at the Boston Bruins? Probably not. But that’s what some on Twitter began speculating immediately after the veteran forward commented for the first time on Friday’s trade to the Los Angeles Kings. Milan Lucic just got the call that he is an L.A King: "I'm thrilled. Gives me another chance to win a cup."— James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) June 26,...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Draft Tracker Live: Every First-Round Pick As It Happens

Draft night in the NHL is upon us. The first round of the 2015 NHL Draft will be held Friday night in Sunrise, Fla., with Rounds 2 through 7 following on Saturday. Follow along with each and every pick right here, beginning with the Edmonton Oilers at No. 1 overall. 1. Edmonton Oilers 2. Buffalo Sabres 3. Arizona Coyotes 4. Toronto Maple Leafs 5. Carolina Hurricanes 6. New Jersey...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Sepp Blatter Denies Resigning As FIFA President, Casts Doubts On Next Move

GENEVA — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has not made a U-turn on his plans to leave office, the governing body said Friday. FIFA responded after Swiss daily Blick reported comments made by Blatter late Thursday at an event to thank construction workers at FIFA’s new museum in Zurich. Blatter said that he technically did not resign on June 2 but had pledged to leave at a special...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Live Stream: Don Sweeney Discusses Bruins’ Dougie Hamilton, Milan Lucic Trades

Don Sweeney has been the Boston Bruins’ general manager for just five weeks, but he made quite the splash Friday. Sweeney traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames and gritty forward Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings, stockpiling picks before the start of the 2015 NHL Draft. Sweeney is scheduled to address the media in Sunrise, Fla., at 6 p.m. ET. You can watch...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton ‘Couldn’t Really Be Happier’ With Trade To Flames

The Boston Bruins dropped a bombshell Friday, trading promising young defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for a trifecta of picks in the 2015 NHL Draft. Hamilton spoke with the Flames’ official website shortly after the trade was announced, and it was clear the move had yet to fully sink in. “It’s almost feels like I’m going through the draft a little bit,...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Rocket Arm Analyzed With Statcast Metrics (Video)

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s arm passes the eyeball test. It’s also impressive when broken down with metrics. Bradley, well-known for his defensive prowess, fired an absolute strike to home plate Thursday in the ninth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 8-6 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. It prevented a sacrifice fly, completed a double play and offered a reminder of just...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Draft Reset: Recapping Boston’s Picks After Dougie Hamilton, Milan Lucic Trades

The Boston Bruins have added four picks in the 2015 NHL Draft through two trades made Friday. They sent 22-year-old first-pairing defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for three draft picks. Those picks are Calgary’s first-round pick at No. 15, its second-round pick at No. 45 and the Washington Capitals’ second-round pick at No. 52 that the Flames acquired in the...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg Resigns In Third Season

PHILADELPHIA — An emotional Ryne Sandberg resigned as Philadelphia Phillies manager in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in the major leagues. Sandberg quit Friday with a 119-159 career record over parts of three seasons leading Philadelphia. His only full season was in 2014, when the Phillies finished with a 73-89 record...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Team USA meets old foe China in World Cup quarterfinals

By Marcus Kwesi O'Mard The United States women’s national soccer team looks east for its next step toward a potential title in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Team USA faces China at Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa in the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals. The rivalry between the teams dates back to the 1990s — the earliest days of women’s soccer’s premier global competition...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Offered Advice To Eduardo Rodriguez After Red Sox’s Loss

This embed is invalid" /> Clay Buchholz can relate to Eduardo Rodriguez. Buchholz, an established veteran in the midst of his ninth major league season with the Boston Red Sox, once walked a mile in Rodriguez’s shoes. He, too, was a hot-shot prospect who found early success, only to then have his mettle tested after falling on hard times. So when...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins trade Lucic to Kings for draft pick, Jones

By Nicholas Goss The Boston Bruins have been busy in the trade market before Friday’s NHL Draft. First, the Bruins traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for three 2015 draft picks. Soon after, they reportedly dealt veteran winger Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings, per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times. Boston received...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Adam McQuaid, Bruins Agree To Four-Year, $11M Contract Extension

The Boston Bruins reportedly have locked up defenseman Adam McQuaid for the foreseeable future. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Friday that the Bruins and McQuaid have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension worth $2.75 million annually. Rick Curran, McQuaid’s agent, quickly confirmed the report, according to The Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin. The extension represents...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Out Of Red Sox’s Lineup For Series Opener Against Rays

This embed is invalid" /> Hanley Ramirez is out of the Red Sox’s starting lineup for the second consecutive day. Ramirez exited Wednesday’s game at Fenway Park with a left hand contusion after being struck by a batted ball while running the bases. Ramirez missed Thursday’s series finale against the Baltimore Orioles and will not start Friday’s...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Bruins Trade Dougie Hamilton To Flames Before 2015 NHL Draft

The 2015 NHL Draft is just a few hours away, but the Boston Bruins reportedly have already made a huge splash. The B’s traded Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames on Friday, according to multiple reports, including TSN’s Ryan Rishaug and Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Hamilton, a 22-year-old defenseman selected ninth overall by Boston in the 2011 NHL Draft, is a restricted...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

How To Watch First Round Of 2015 NHL Draft Online (Live Stream)

The day of the 2015 NHL Draft finally has come. This draft is going to change the fortunes of a lot of teams, even more so than previous years because there are more potential franchise cornerstone players in this draft class than just about every class in the last 25 years. Click on the photo below to watch the NHL Draft via a live stream from NBC Sports Live Extra. 2015 NHL Draft...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Rays Odds: Boston Pegged As Underdog In Tampa Bay Series Opener

The Boston Red Sox will look for their first series victory in Tampa Bay since 2013 when they face the Rays on Friday night in the first of three weekend matchups as +105 moneyline underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Red Sox’ season-long woes continued this past week, dropping two of three at home to the American League East rival Baltimore Orioles to remain...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Offered Hornets Multiple Draft Picks To Take Justise Winslow

The Boston Celtics wanted to be in a position to draft Duke swingman Justise Winslow during Friday night’s NBA Draft. Winslow surprisingly fell all the way to No. 10, where the Miami Heat were happy to take him and address a huge need on the wing. Before that, the Celtics, according to ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg, offered a substantial package to the Charlotte Hornets at No...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Portis once blasted Bulls, begs forgiveness after draft

By Justin Hathaway Bobby Portis joined fellow NBA draftee Larry Nance Jr. in learning an important lesson Thursday night. Tweets don’t go away. Ever. You see, Nance tweeted a tasteless Kobe Bryant rape joke three years ago — and then had some explaining (and deleting) to do when the Mamba’s team drafted him. Four years ago, Portis also threw some Twitter heat toward Pau...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony Unhappy With, Confused By Knicks’ Draft Night Moves

Carmelo Anthony apparently is like a lot of New York Knicks fans: He wasn’t thrilled with the Knicks’ moves on draft night. The Knicks had a busy night at the 2015 NBA Draft, taking Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 pick in the first round. It was a bit of a surprising pick, but it’s the ultimate risk-reward pick. Porzingis, according to some draft...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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