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Boston University Holds Off North Dakota In Wild Third Period (Videos)

BOSTON — If you flipped away from Thursday’s Frozen Four semifinal between Boston University and North Dakota before the final horn, shame on you. Sure, the outcome wouldn’t have been a surprise — BU won 5-3 at TD Garden and will play Providence on Saturday for the national championship — but these teams packed enough action and drama into the final seven minutes to fill...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Shows He’s Red Sox’ Utility Man On And Off The Field (Video)

Brock Holt endeared Red Sox fans last season when he thrived after being thrust into a full-time starter’s role. Though Holt’s production dipped slightly towards the end of his first full season’s worth of work, he proved an invaluable piece of the organization both on and off the field. Holt, who batted .281 in 106 games in 2014, is the ultimate competitor, as seen when...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Rejoins Red Sox Fraternity Bearing Recipe For Success

This embed is invalid" /> PHILADELPHIA — Thank you, sir. May I have another? Justin Masterson rejoined the Boston Red Sox fraternity Thursday with six solid innings in a 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The right-hander’s performance was full of encouraging signs, and you can bet the Sox would gladly accept similar...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Troy Polamalu, Steelers Icon, Retiring After 12 NFL Seasons

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — Troy Polamalu’s iconic football career is over. The Uniontown Herald-Standard reported Thursday night that the eight-time Pro Bowl safety told Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney he will retire rather than return for a 13th season. “Maybe it was a sign for me to retire when I chase my kids around and couldn’t catch them,”...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Frozen Four Notes: Ryan Massa Shines In Net For Omaha In College Swan Song

BOSTON — Ryan Massa did everything but earn a win Thursday in his final collegiate hockey game. The Nebraska-Omaha senior goaltender recorded 44 saves to keep his team competitive throughout what ultimately ended up being a 4-1 loss to Providence at TD Garden in the opening semifinal of the 2015 Frozen Four. PC bombarded the Omaha net throughout the evening but was unable to...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Poor Third Period Doomed Bruins In Loss To Panthers (Video)

The Boston Bruins got off to a strong start, but in the end, they just ran out of steam. In a critical matchup against the Florida Panthers with playoff implications on the line, Patrice Bergeron gave Boston the initial lead Thursday night with a power play goal in the second period. After that, it was all Panthers. Florida poured in three goals in the third period en route to a...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tiger Woods cusses, calls himself names at Masters

Today was not Tiger Woods’ best. The 39-year-old’s struggles continued Thursday on Day 1 of the Masters, and Woods’ body language — and actual language — reflected that. Woods was at times seen throwing his clubs after frustratingly bad shots. After one particular slice, TV announcers proclaimed “his long game and his short game appear not to want to be on the same...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Lose 4-2 To Panthers, Fall Out Of Eastern Conference Playoff Picture

The Boston Bruins lost 4-2 to the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, which drops the Original Six club outside the Eastern Conference playoff picture with one game left in the regular season. The two teams were tied 1-1 going into the second intermission, but the Panthers controlled play in the third period and capitalized on their scoring chances with three goals on nine shots...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Patrice Bergeron Scores Textbook Goal In Bruins’ Win Over Toronto (Video)

No one ever accused the Bruins of being prolific offensively this season. But in the Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind, Andy Brickley breaks down what the Bruins need to continue doing well to succeed. In the video above, Patrice Bergeron gets his own rebound and buries a goal high corner through Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer. While the tally was...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Xander Bogaerts, Boston Ride One Huge Inning To 6-2 Win

PHILADELPHIA — The Red Sox stressed the importance of winning each series in 2013. It was a productive goal, as Boston won 97 regular-season games en route to a World Series title. Boston is on the right track to begin the 2015 season. The Red Sox defeated the Phillies 6-2 on Thursday to take two of three from Philadelphia in the teams’ season-opening series at Citizens Bank...
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Alex Rodriguez Hits First Homer Since 2013 For Yankees Vs. Blue Jays (Video)

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez has hit his first home run since serving a yearlong drug suspension. The three-time MVP connected Thursday night off Toronto Blue Jays rookie Daniel Norris, leading off the sixth inning by launching a high fastball deep into the left-field seats for his 655th career homer. Rodriguez, moved up to second in the New York Yankees’ lineup against a lefty...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Trevor Mingoia’s Frozen Four Dagger Puts Providence One Win From Glory

BOSTON — Last April, Trevor Mingoia was watching his former Union College teammates claim their first NCAA championship. Now, his new school will have the chance to do the same. Mingoia, a Providence College junior who spent his freshman year playing with the Dutchmen, scored the game-sealing goal Thursday in the first semifinal of the 2015 Frozen Four, helping push his Friars...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Masters Tee Times And Pairings: Jordan Spieth Tees Off At 9:57 A.M. Friday

Day 1 of the Masters did not disappoint. Texas native Jordan Spieth birdied nine holes en route to an astounding 8-under 64 at Augusta National on Thursday. Spieth tees off in one of the earlier groups of the day and hopes to continue his domination on Day 2. Four golfers are tied for second place behind Spieth at 5-under — Charlie Hoffman, Justin Rose...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam McQuaid, Alex Petrovic Drop Gloves For Entertaining Fight (Video)

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid and Florida Panthers defenseman Alex Petrovic dropped their gloves for an entertaining fight during the second period of Thursday night’s game at BB&T Center. Both players landed several punches and showed tremendous stamina. The fight was preceded by McQuaid and Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau getting into a scrum in front of...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Billy Jaffe: Bruins Getting Too Close In Front Of Net Vs. Panthers (Video)

Sometimes, a small step back can lead to a big leap forward. In their crucial matchup against the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, the Boston Bruins did a good job in the first period of getting in front of goaltender Roberto Luongo to create scoring chances. And most of the time, getting up close and personal to screen the goalie is what you want. As NESN’s Billy Jaffe explains...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Omaha’s Ryan Massa Makes Spectacular Save In Frozen Four Loss (Video)

BOSTON — Providence sent Nebraska-Omaha packing Thursday in the opening game of the 2015 Frozen Four, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort by Mavericks goaltender Ryan Massa. Massa, playing in what would be his final collegiate game, finished with 46 saves in the 4-1 loss, and none were prettier than the move he pulled to deny Friars winger Nick Saracino late in the third period...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth Dazzles, Nearly Breaks Record On Masters Day 1

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth was already the hottest player on the PGA Tour. He kept right on going at the Masters. The 21-year-old Texan turned in a brilliant opening round at Augusta National, challenging the major championship scoring record on the way to an 8-under 64 Thursday. Spieth birdied eight of the first 14 holes, his shots so precise that...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Sent Text Message To DeMarco Murray About Philadelphia

This embed is invalid" /> PHILADELPHIA — Shane Victorino’s worlds recently collided. Victorino, a lifelong Dallas Cowboys supporter, watched as running back DeMarco Murray signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. The football fan in Victorino was disappointed, but the outfielder who fell in love with Philadelphia during his seven-plus seasons with...
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Amy Reimann Dispels Rumors Of Secret Beach Wedding To Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. can’t even go to the beach anymore. He and longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann recently went on a nice beach vacation together, and Reimann — a social media fiend — was sure to document the trip by uploading tons of photos to Twitter of the couple’s romantic getaway. Apparently some fans took those pictures as meaning the couple was...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Andy Brickley: Bruins Should Embrace Moment In Big Game Vs. Panthers (Video)

Make no mistake about it. The Boston Bruins are fighting for their playoff lives. The B’s have a lot at stake in Thursday’s game against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center. Boston enters the contest hanging onto the final Wild Card spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference with two games remaining, but is tied with the Ottawa Senators and could lose that spot with a loss. No...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey, J.D. Martinez Carry Tom Caron’s DraftKings Lineup (Video)

After skyrocketing in the first two games of the 2015 fantasy baseball season, Tom Caron’s DraftKings squad got a bit of a reality check Thursday. The “Red Sox Gameday Live” host participated in a day-game only league on the one-day fantasy baseball site. The limited options didn’t treat him very well. After selecting Red Sox in each of his first two competitions, Caron...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Dennis Eckersley Unsure What To Expect From Justin Masterson In Debut (Video)

Another night, another debut for a new Boston Red Sox pitcher. Wednesday night saw Rick Porcello take the hill for the first time in a Red Sox uniform against the Philadelphia Phillies. Thursday night will see the return of Justin Masterson, who will make his 2015 debut in the series finale. Masterson had a productive spring training, posting a 3-1 record with a 3.52 ERA in six starts...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Papelbon: I wants to enter Hall of Fame a member of Red Sox

By Ricky Doyle PHILADELPHIA — Jonathan Papelbon’s life, career and reputation changed forever after the 2011 season. Papelbon left the Boston Red Sox to sign a four-year, $50 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. It’s been a bumpy ride ever since despite the veteran closer still getting the job done between the lines. Papelbon made noise before Wednesday’s game...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Hope Solo, Team USA Primed For 2015 Women’s World Cup Glory (Photos)

Hope Solo has been in the public eye for the better part of the last eight years but she often grabs headlines for doing something other than what she does best: play soccer. Solo could change that dynamic for a few weeks this summer at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. Solo likely will be the starting goalkeeper for the United States women’s...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Frozen Four Live: BU, North Dakota Face Off In Matchup Of Top Programs

6:30 p.m.: It’s not very often you get a Frozen Four matchup like the one between Boston University and North Dakota. North Dakota and the Terriers represent two of the best college hockey programs in the country and were ranked second and third in the tournament, respectively. It won’t be surprising if the winner of this semifinal game at TD Garden on Thursday skates away as...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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