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Bruins Officially Activate Loui Eriksson Off of Injured Reserve, Assign Justin Florek to Providence

Bruins coach Claude Julien said all along that forward Loui Eriksson wouldn’t return to game action until he was completely ready, both physically and mentally. Eriksson is apparently ready. The Bruins announced Saturday night that Eriksson had been officially activated from injured reserve. Eriksson was placed on IR after suffering a concussion in Boston’s win over the Pittsburgh...
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2014 Frozen Fenway: Maine Defeats Boston University 7-3 With Impressive Special Teams Performance

Great special teams play has been an integral part of Maine’s success this season and it was the deciding factor in its decisive 7-3 victory over Boston University during Saturday’s Frozen Fenway doubleheader. The Black Bears entered the matchup as the only Hockey East squad ranked in the top five of power-play percentage and penalty killing success, and it wasn’t hard to see...
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Report: Red Sox, Twins Interested in Korean Pitcher Suk-Min Yoon

The Red Sox certainly have been keeping an eye on the Asian pitching market. The Red Sox and Twins are interested in Korean pitcher Suk-Min Yoon, according to Peter Gammons. Yoon, who is a Scott Boras client, has spent his professional career pitching for the Kia Tigers of the Korea Baseball Organization. Yoon has been both a starter and a reliever during his pro career. His best...
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Corey Crawford Makes Incredible Pad Save to Rob Montreal’s Lars Eller (Video)

Corey Crawford was considered by some to be a candidate for Team Canada’s third goalie. That job, however, went to Mike Smith, and Crawford was left to wait another four years for his next chance. He’s handling that snub pretty well so far, if Saturday night is any indication. Crawford turned in arguably the best save of his career on Saturday night on a pretty big stage. The...
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Blake Griffin’s Dunk on Kris Humphries Joins Clippers Forward’s Greatest Poster Jobs on Timofey Mozgov, Kendrick Perkins (Video)

Is it a dunk if your hand never touches the rim? Kris Humphries was asking that question after Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin put him on a poster on Wednesday. The jury is out in Humphries’ mind, but the Internet has spoken and in its mind, it counts. Sorry, Kris. Humphries may go down as more than just another innocent victim of Griffin’s, though. The NBA posted...
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Tim Thomas Left Looking Like Turtle on Its Shell After Allowing Goal to Michael Ryder (Video)

The Tim Thomas style of goaltending is never boring and always adventurous. That was on display yet again Saturday night. The Florida Panthers goalie was left flopping all over the ice on Saturday during a game with the New Jersey Devils. The veteran goalie lost track of the puck behind the Florida net as the Devils worked behind the cage. Devils forward Ryane Clowe outworked a Florida...
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Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch Rumble Past Saints 23-15 to Advance to NFC Championship Game

SEATTLE — Marshawn Lynch overpowered the New Orleans Saints in the postseason — again. Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Steven Hauschka kicked three field goals in blustery conditions and Seattle’s defense flustered Drew Brees and New Orleans in a 23-15 victory Saturday in the NFC divisional playoff game. The top-seeded Seahawks advanced to the NFC championship game...
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Report: Red Sox Invite Japanese Reliever Hideyoshi Otake to Minor League Spring Training

The Red Sox have invited Japanese pitcher Hideyoshi Otake to minor league spring training, according to WEEI.com’s Alex Speier. Otake is the second Japanese pitcher to sign with the Red Sox this offseason, as Boston also inked Shunsuke Watanabe to a minor league contract back in December. Otake spent last season pitching for the Toyama Thunderbirds of Japan’s independent Baseball...
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Report: Masahiro Tanaka’s List of Three Preferred Cities Includes Boston

Masahiro Tanaka apparently wants to play in a big market. Tanaka’s three preferred destinations at this point are Boston, New York and Los Angeles, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. Tanaka is free to sign with any Major League Baseball team, although Shea’s report suggests that the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and Los...
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Marques Colston throws terrible lateral on final play of Saints' season

“D’oh.” That might as well have been what New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston was thinking or saying in the final seconds of his team’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday afternoon as he completed one of the season’s most unintelligent plays. The Saints, trailing 23-15, recovered an onside kick in the game’s final moments. They started to move the ball...
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Seahawks Fans Make it Rain Skittles After Marshawn Lynch’s 15-Yard Touchdown Run (GIF)

Thanks to the generosity of Seattle’s 12th man, Marshawn Lynch tasted the rainbow on Saturday night. The Seahawks running back and Skittles aficionado helped his team jump out to a 13-0 lead over the New Orleans Saints after scoring a 15-yard touchdown early in the second quarter. The crowd at CenturyLink Field didn’t think cheers were enough to show their appreciation for the...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Loui Eriksson, Shawn Thornton Return As Bruins Try to Salvage Finale of Trip

This three-game swing through California has not been a fun road trip for the Bruins. They’ll get one more chance to salvage a win out of the trip, and they will have some additions to the lineup when the puck drops Saturday in San Jose. the B’s will welcome back forwards Loui Eriksson and Shawn Thornton to the lineup on Saturday night as they wrap up the Cali swing against the...
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Brian Bosworth Shows Support for Seahawks by Rocking Throwback Seattle Jersey (Photo)

The Boz is jacked and pumped. Brian Bosworth showed support for his former team via Twitter on Saturday. The former Seattle Seahawks linebacker tweeted a photo of himself rocking a throwback ‘Hawks jersey, while declaring that he still supports the organization 15 years after his retirement. Bosworth, who was drafted first overall in the 1987 NFL Supplemental Draft, played three...
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Russian Goaltender Removes Jersey to Reveal Full Muscle Suit During KHL All-Star Competition (Video)

It didn’t take long for things to get weird during the KHL All-Star skills competition Saturday. During the one-on-one shootout portion of the event, former Boston Bruin Miroslav Satan skated in on Ak Bars Kazan goaltender Konstantin Barulin and scored with relative ease. The score didn’t sit well with the man between the pipes, however, and he took it upon himself to really...
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Jimmy Graham, Bruce Irvin Add to Saints-Seahawks Rivalry With Pregame Confrontation (Photos)

The New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks have an NFC rivalry brewing. The two NFC powerhouses clashed in Seattle on Saturday, and the drama started well before the opening kickoff. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham had a couple of heated confrontations with several Seahawks players, including Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner and Richard Sherman. Saturday’s first altercation came hours...
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Shaquille O’Neal Takes Devils Zamboni for Spin With Team’s Mascot (Video)

Well Shaquille O’Neal went down to the local arena and asked to see the manager man. He came from his office said “Shaq, can I help you?” He looked at him and said “Yes you can.” One could say that Shaq wanted to drive the Zamboni. OK, so that’s not quite how it went, but regardless, the NBA legend found himself atop the New Jersey Devils’ ice resurfacing machine on...
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Will Join Bruno Mars During Super Bowl Halftime Show

Bruno Mars will not be alone when he takes the stage during the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show on Sunday, Feb. 2. The pop singer has invited the Red Hot Chili Peppers to join him in East Rutherford, N.J. during his set. The announcement was made during FOX’s broadcast of the Seattle Seahawks-New Orleans Saints NFC Divisional Round playoff game on Saturday. The Chili Peppers were...
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Richard Sherman, Seahawks Argue With Jimmy Graham As Tensions Run High Before NFC Playoff Game (GIFs)

There was plenty of drama before the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks played a single down in Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff game. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham exchanged words with several Seahawks players, including linebackers Bruce Irvin and Bobby Wagner, prior to Saturday’s pregame warmups. Graham ripped a knit cap off Irvin’s head and the two sides eventually...
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Saints Punter Thomas Morstead Takes Snap to Groin After Ball Slips Through His Hands (GIF)

New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead discovered that his hand warmer is actually multifunctional during Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, With wind and heavy rain making things tricky for both squads at CenturyLink Field, Morstead had some trouble handling the snap during the first punt of the game. The ball slipped right through his hands and...
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Jimmy Graham Exchanges Words With Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner, Other Seahawks Before NFC Playoff Game (GIFs)

It didn’t take long for New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham to start ruffling feathers Saturday. Graham exchanged words with several Seattle Seahawks players, including linebackers Bruce Irvin and Bobby Wagner, prior to pregame warmups. The two sides needed to be separated, creating even more tension in advance of Saturday’s Saints-Seahawks NFC divisional playoff game....
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Percy Harvin Takes Vicious Hit to Head by Rafael Bush (GIF)

Welcome back, Percy Harvin. The Seahawks wide receiver, who played just one game in 2013 due to a hip injury, was back on the field for Seattle’s divisional playoff game with the Saints. The Saints, however, did their best to put him back on the sidelines. In the first quarter of the Saints-Seahawks game on Saturday afternoon, Harvin took a vicious hit to the head by New Orleans...
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U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Scrimmaging Against Dexter Southfield, Other Boys High School Teams Ahead of Sochi

Just call it a spirited battle of the sexes. The U.S. Women’s hockey team’s preparation for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia is in full swing, but instead of practicing against teams their own size (and gender), the squad has been scrimmaging against high school boys hockey teams across the Northeast for the last few weeks. Team USA is ranked No. 1 in the world, but...
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WATCH: High schooler shatters backboard with vicious alley-oop

Either they don’t make basketball hoops like they used to, or this high school player just waited until his senior year to bust out the big guns. Panther Creek High School senior Nubian Spann had a career night Friday when his team took on Apex High School — Spann scored on the first dunk of his career and it was a doozy. In a transition play, Spann received a timely alley-oop...
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Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Releases Statement on Passing of 17-Year-Old Sam Berns

The New England Patriots will be playing with a heavy heart against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. Sam Berns, 17, lost his battle with progeria, a rapid aging disease, on Friday night. Berns had been an inspiration for the Patriots, and especially owner/CEO Robert Kraft, this season. Kraft released a statement on the passing of Berns. In it, he mentioned that the team had invited...
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Frozen Fenway Live: Boston University, Maine Square Off In Iconic Outdoor Setting

The Boston University Terriers and the Maine Black Bears will conclude Frozen Fenway 2014 with a fantastic matchup featuring two of Hockey East’s top programs. This is the first time these two schools have played since Maine defeated BU 7-0 on home ice in mid-November. At 7-10-2 (2-4-1 in Hockey East), Saturday afternoon’s game is incredibly important for the Terriers as they...
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