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Final Four Preview: Patience Makes Perfect For BU, Providence

For Providence College hockey, patience is key. Patience, however, was likely the last thing the team expected to need when they began their 2014-15 campaign. With a roster comprised of four impact seniors and 12 juniors, the Friars have slowly risen into college hockey’s upper echelon of greatness, and this season was to be the icing on the cake. Patience was to be the name...
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Penguins’ 3-1 Loss To Islanders Increases Bruins’ NHL Playoff Chances

PITTSBURGH — John Tavares broke a tie with his 37th goal of the season early in the third period and the New York Islanders pulled away to beat the reeling Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 on Friday night. Tavares beat Marc-Andre Fleury on a rebound 2:46 into the third and Michael Grabner added his eight of the season with less than 4 minutes remaining to help...
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Celtics Take Down Shorthanded Cavaliers, Move Step Closer To Playoffs

LeBron James did not decide to take Friday night off, but that ultimately did not matter for the Boston Celtics, who knocked off James’ Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena to take another huge step toward securing a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The 99-90 victory did, however, come against a Cleveland team that was without starting point guard Kyrie Irving and...
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High-Fiving Tom Brady, Hooded Bill Belichick Among SI’s Sports Emojis (Photos)

Apple made headlines earlier this week when its new iOS 8.3 software update included a bunch of new emojis for the iPhone. Looks like they missed a couple. The new release didn’t have too many emojis in the sports department, especially when it came to specific teams and players. So the folks at Sports Illustrated took it upon themselves to design their...
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How Boston Bruins Can Clinch Spot In 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Boston Bruins do not control their own destiny in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but it’s still mathematically possible for the Original Six club to secure a spot in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Bruins have to win Saturday’s regular-season finale against the Tampa Bay Lightning to have any chance of reaching the postseason. Even though the Lightning have already...
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Affleck, Damon to make wife-swapping Yankees film

By Darren Hartwell. Two famous Boston Red Sox fans are doing everything they can to make a movie about the New York Yankees. That may sound a bit strange, as actor/filmmakers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, — who both grew up near Boston — are among the Red Sox’s most ardent supporters. Yet the two still have plans to produce a movie based on a 1973 incident in which two Yankees...
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Jon Lester: Rick Porcello’s Contract Extension ‘Awesome’ For Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Jon Lester is at peace with how everything turned out. A reasonable knee-jerk response earlier this week after the Boston Red Sox signed Rick Porcello to a four-year contract extension reportedly worth $82.5 million was to wonder how Lester took the news. Lester, of course, failed to reach an agreement with Boston before signing...
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Daniel Nava Wants To Open A Sushi Restaurant In ‘Red Sox All-Access’ (Video)

Daniel Nava knows a thing or two about preparation. The 32-year-old Red Sox outfielder finally made his major league debut at the age of 28 when he hit the first big league pitch he’d ever seen into the bleachers for a grand slam. The switch-hitter has largely been the team’s go-to substitute for the better part of five seasons. His job, at times, is harder than most; despite...
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Buchholz receives letter from MLB about batter’s box violation

By Ricky Doyle David Ortiz had a good laugh at Clay Buchholz’s disposal Friday. Buchholz received a letter from Major League Baseball regarding a batter’s box violation in the Boston Red Sox’s Opening Day win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The right-hander apparently stepped out of the batter’s box in his second-inning at-bat, which, according to the league, violated its...
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Alex Rodriguez’s Return Could Add Life To Calm Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry

This embed is invalid" /> NEW YORK — Go ahead and cringe, Boston Red Sox fans. Alex Rodriguez is back in pinstripes, if you haven’t heard. A-Rod, of course, returned to the New York Yankees this season after missing all of 2014 because of a performance-enhancing drug suspension. It’s an unsettling reality for many Major League Baseball fans,...
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Watch Boston Celtics-Cleveland Cavaliers Game Online (Live Stream)

The Boston Celtics travel to Cleveland on Friday to take on LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET, and NBC Sports Live Extra is streaming the game online and through its app for Xfinity and Time Warner Cable customers. You can watch it by clicking the photo below. Photo via Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports ImagesFiled under: Live Stream
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Steve Lyons: Wade Miley Has ‘Weapons’ To Be Great Pitcher For Red Sox (Video)

Wade Miley has plenty of tools at his disposal. Now it’s time to build. The left-handed pitcher will make his first start as a member of the Boston Red Sox when he takes the hill against the New York Yankees on Friday night. Miley currently is the fourth man in Boston’s pitching rotation, but he still comes with high expectations. In just his second year as a pro, Miley won 16...
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Danny Ainge Wonders Whether Rajon Rondo’s Talent Is Worth Headaches

In a lengthy profile of Rajon Rondo published earlier this week, ESPN.com’s Baxter Holmes illustrated something Boston Celtics fans have known for years: The four-time All-Star point guard isn’t always the easiest guy to deal with. Holmes’ piece — which opens with an anecdote about Rondo, now with the Dallas Mavericks, angrily throwing a water bottle at a television and...
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Matt Barnes Says Allen Iverson Used To Spend $40K At Strip Clubs

It didn’t take long for Matt Barnes to have his welcome-to-the-NBA moment. The current Los Angeles Clippers forward spent a brief stint with the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2005-06 season, catching Allen Iverson in the final year of his first tenure with Philly. In an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard, Barnes revealed a pretty amazing...
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Avery Bradley: My Defense Deserves Recognition; ‘I Know I’m The Best’

Avery Bradley set a goal for himself at the beginning of this season: He wanted to earn a spot on the NBA’s All-Defensive first team for the first time in his career. Speaking with MassLive.com on Friday in Cleveland, the Boston Celtics guard conveyed his belief that he’s done more than enough to at least be considered for that honor. “I think I should make the defensive...
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Koji Uehara Could Return For Red Sox’s Home Opener At Fenway Park

This embed is invalid" /> NEW YORK — The ninth inning could belong to Koji Uehara on Opening Day at Fenway Park. The Red Sox have not ruled out Uehara potentially returning for Monday’s home opener in Boston, manager John Farrell said before Friday’s game against the Yankees in the Bronx. Uehara, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury,...
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Frozen Four Awards: Boston University’s Jack Eichel Named 2015 Hobey Baker Award Winner

Jack Eichel has won college hockey’s most prestigious award. The Boston University freshman is the 2015 Hobey Baker Memorial Award. Eichel, a native of Chelmsford, Mass., is the second freshman to ever win the award and was the first freshman nominated for the award in 12 years after scoring 70 points (26-44-70) in 39 games. Eichel captained the U.S. World Junior team, and led...
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LeBron James To Play Friday Vs. Celtics: ‘I Was Never Sitting Out’

Despite speculation to the contrary, the Boston Celtics will have to deal with LeBron James on Friday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers star announced to reporters Friday morning that he would suit up for the Cavs’ home date with Celtics. LeBron James says he'll play tonight vs Boston. "I was never sitting out tonight. I never had that in my mind."— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April...
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Cavs’ Kendrick Perkins Gets Away With Absurd Nine-Step Travel (Video)

We’ve seen plenty of NBA players get away with travels. But Kendrick Perkins might have just re-invented the game. During an April 2 contest against the Miami Heat, the Cleveland Cavaliers big man received a pass at the top of the post. He then proceeded to pack his bags, hop on a plane and fly to China and back. Allow Shaquille O’Neal to do the honors on his show, “Shaqtin’...
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Brad Stevens: Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas Should Be NBA Sixth Man Of The Year

Isaiah Thomas has provided a big-time boost for the Celtics since arriving in Boston less than two months ago, and his coach believes the point guard deserves some recognition. “The (NBA) Sixth Man of the Year, I think Isaiah should be it,” Stevens told reporters Friday in Cleveland, via MassLive.com. “I don’t know who else is even up for it. I don’t really pay attention...
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Daniel Nava Replaces Shane Victorino In Red Sox’s Lineup Vs. Yankees

After starting the 2015 season against the National League, the Boston Red Sox are returning to familiar territory to take on the rival New York Yankees. The Sox travel to the Bronx on Friday night to kick off a weekend series against the Yankees. They’ll do so without the services of right fielder Shane Victorino, who will get the night off for the...
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Tom Caron Is Playing DraftKings Fantasy Baseball, So Try To Beat Him

Today’s the big day: You can beat Tom Caron in a daily fantasy baseball league on DraftKings. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against TC in the sport he knows...
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Stevan Ridley Gets Massive Jets Logo Tattooed On His Forearm (Video)

Stevan Ridley hasn’t even practiced with the New York Jets, but he’s already getting their logo permanently inked onto his arm. Ridley posted an Instagram video getting a giant Jets logo tattooed on his right forearm. Ridley signed with the Jets on Wednesday. This embed is invalid" /> The tattoo appears to be around the same spot that he already...
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Penalty Phase To Begin One Day After Boston Marathon

The penalty phase of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial will start Tuesday, April 21 — the day after this year’s race — the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said. The announcement came two days after a jury found Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts, following two days and over 11 hours of deliberation in U.S. federal court...
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Report: Patriots Expected To Target Receiver Early In 2015 NFL Draft

The New England Patriots might have shown their hand based on attendance at college pro days. The Patriots are expected to select a wide receiver early in the 2015 NFL draft because “their presence at Pro Days that featured receiver prospects was clearly noticed by their counterparts around the league,” CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Friday. Belichick was in attendance...
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