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NESN 30: Brad Marchand’s OT Goal Gives Bruins Game 1 Win Over Rangers (Video)

The Boston Bruins earned a Game 1 victory in their 2013 second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the New York Rangers with an overtime goal from Brad Marchand. Patrice Bergeron entered the attacking zone with speed down the boards and sent a fantastic cross-ice pass to Marchand, who was crashing the net hard. The Bruins winger calmly beat Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie McGinest: Patriots made the word ‘team’ sexy in the NFL

FOXBORO, Mass. — Before 2002, Super Bowl teams typically introduced their players one by one, letting each player jog out of the tunnel individually while fans cheered. The New England Patriots changed all that. The Patriots chose to be introduced as a team that day, and after their 20-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, a legend was born. The legend said that...
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NFL Releases Walk-Up Music For Every Prospect At 2014 Draft

Perhaps one of the more interesting changes to this year’s NFL Draft was the league allowing the prospects to choose their own walk-up music. While many were curious as to what the draftees would pick, NFL.com released all of the song choices for each prospect just prior to the first day of the draft Thursday. While most of them went for your standard pump-up music, there were...
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VIDEO: Hockey Night In Canada’s Fantastic Bruins-Canadiens Game 4 Montage

The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will meet at the Bell Centre on Thursday night for Game 4 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series. The Bruins need a victory or they will trail the series 3-1 heading into Saturday’s Game 5 at TD Garden. Boston hasn’t fallen behind 3-1 in a postseason series since the 2009 Eastern Conference semifinals against the Carolina Hurricanes...
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Seahawks’ Richard Sherman: The NFL Wouldn’t Have Banned Donald Sterling

Love him or hate him, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is an extremely intelligent man and can talk about racial issues in a way that no other professional athlete can. So it’s not surprising that he’s chiming in on the issue of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist remarks. In an interview with Time Magazine, Sherman said although he obviously thought...
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Willie McGinest Questions Jadeveon Clowney, Wary Of Value As No. 1 Draft Pick

Jadeveon Clowney is widely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, but that wouldn’t be the case if Willie McGinest was making the first selection. “No, I wouldn’t,” McGinest said definitively when asked Thursday evening whether he would take Clowney with the top pick, if he were the Houston Texans. McGinest, the New England Patriots’ first draft pick...
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Bruins Need A Strong Start In Game 4 To Beat The Canadiens (Video)

The Boston Bruins haven’t necessarily been playing their best hockey at the start of their second-round playoff games against the Montreal Canadiens, and the Bruins know as well as anyone that that can’t be the case against the Habs. “I think we’ve all seen it this series where when time’s running out, and we’re down, you see the team pick it up and get to another gear...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Matt Bartkowski, Matt Fraser In Bruins Lineup For Game 4

The Boston Bruins are making some lineup changes for Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens. The B’s are down 2-1 in their second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series with the Habs, and they’ll try a new look on Thursday night in Game 4 at Bell Centre. Winger Matt Fraser and defenseman Matt Bartkowski are in the lineup for what’s as close to a must-win as it gets for the B’s...
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NFL Draft live blog!

6:55 p.m.: The Houston Texans will be on the clock at 8 p.m., and they’re still not giving any hints about who they will select No. 1 overall. The New England Patriots are in talks about trading quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Texans for a third-round pick, according to a league source, and if that deal goes down, Houston’s need for a quarterback will be lessened. The Texans...
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Jimmy Fallon Tries Out 40 Yard Dash With Jadeveon Clowney (Video)

Top prospect Jadeveon Clowney has the potential to be the first pick at the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday, but the South Carolina defensive end got a taste of fame Wednesday night. Clowney appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to discuss his college career, the draft and what he’s going to buy with his first big paycheck (Clowney said he’d buy his mom a new house). But...
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Patriots Mock Draft: New England Trades Down To Pick Tight End, Fill Needs

The New England Patriots must like their multitude of options in the 2014 NFL draft. Bill Belichick and the Patriots can move up, trade back or stay put at No. 29 overall, since they can choose between a running back, wide receiver, tight end, offensive lineman, defensive lineman, linebacker or safety to draft with their first pick. There’s no clear No. 1 need, but there are a...
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Danny Ainge Holds No Shortage Of Options With Celtics This Offseason (Poll)

The rebuilding process got started last June, when Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge shipped two all-time great players in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets. Immediately, the Nets got better while the Celtics got worse. As evidence, only one of those two teams is currently playing right now in the NBA playoffs. Hint: It is not the Celtics...
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Montreal Elementary School Cancels ‘Canadiens Jersey Day’ To Avoid Bruins Gear

Elementary schools in Canada take the Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens rivalry very, very seriously. According to CBC News, a Montreal grade school had planned to host a Canadiens jersey day on Thursday to support the home team as they take on the Bruins in Game 4, but ultimately decided to cancel it to prevent students from wearing B’s gear and inciting trouble. “We don’t...
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Former Fulham Owner Blames Team’s Relegation On Michael Jackson Statue Removal

Fulham’s disappointing English Premier League season will end Sunday, and the club won’t be back in the top flight next year after being relegated for placing in the bottom three of the 2013-14 standings. What’s to blame for the team’s struggles? Former Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed says the removal of a Michael Jackson statue outside the club’s stadium Craven Cottage is...
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Neymar: World Cup Selection Is ‘Realization Of A Dream’ (Video)

Neymar was never going to be omitted from Brazil’s 2014 FIFA World Cup squad, but he’s still thankful he made the cut. Brazil head coach Luis Felipe Scolari named his 23-man squad during a live broadcast Wednesday. Like the rest of his compatriots, Neymar was watching the proceedings live. Watch the moment Neymar learned he would be going to the World Cup below. After Scolari...
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Report: Ryan Mallett Trade In Works Between Patriots, Texans

The first draft-day trade involving the New England Patriots could take place before the draft even begins. Ryan Mallett could be on his way to the Houston Texans for a third-round pick in a deal that could be completed “soon,” reports Tom E. Curran of CSNNE. Acquiring Mallett would give the Texans the quarterback they sorely need and allow them to draft defensive lineman Jadeveon...
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Matt Cooke’s Suspension Ends; Ready To Return For Blackhawks-Wild Game 4

We haven’t seen the last of Matt Cooke in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Minnesota Wild forward is expected to return to his team’s lineup for Game 4 of its second-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night after missing the last seven games due to suspension. The veteran winger was given the ban for a dangerous and dirty knee-to-knee hit on Colorado Avalanche...
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Eric Ebron Proposes To Girlfriend Just Hours Before NFL Draft (Photo)

NFL draftee Eric Ebron is primed for a life-changing night, but his afternoon wasn’t too shabby either. The former North Carolina tight end, who is expected to be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, proposed to his girlfriend on top of the Empire State Building just hours before he’ll be walking across the stage at Radio City Music Hall. Ebron proposed...
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TE Eric Ebron Propoes To Girlfriend Hours Before NFL Draft (Photo)

NFL draftee Eric Ebron is primed for a life-changing night, but his afternoon wasn’t too shabby either. The former North Carolina tight end, who is expected to be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, proposed to his girlfriend on top of the Empire State Building just hours before he’ll be walking across the stage at Radio City Music Hall. Ebron proposed...
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Yankees Prospect Plays ‘The Show’ As Himself, Gets Real-Life Injury In Game

It’s not a secret that pro athletes like to play their sport’s respective video games as themselves. It’s probably fun to see yourself at the top of your game, even if it isn’t real. But New York Yankees prospect Ty Hensley got a sad reminder of real life while playing “MLB 14 The Show.” Hensley, a 20-year-old pitcher who was a first-round draft pick in 2012, hasn...
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Randy Carlyle Gets Two-Year Extension From Toronto Maple Leafs

Randy Carlyle will remain the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs after receiving a two-year extension, the team announced Thursday. Carlyle’s future with the team was up in the air after the Leafs collapsed down the stretch and failed to make the playoffs after dropping 12 of their last 14 games, in addition to the hiring of new team president Brendan Shanahan. “It was important...
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Browns Coach: ‘Very Difficult’ For Draft Pick To Beat Out Brian Hoyer

The 2014 NFL draft is not thin on high-profile quarterbacks, nor does it lack teams with high picks and holes to fill under center. One of those teams is the Cleveland Browns, who will pick fourth overall Thursday night, but first-year head coach Mike Pettine isn’t ready to hand the job over to a rookie just yet. In fact, Pettine said Thursday that it will be a tall task for...
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Shelly Sterling wants to maintain ownership of Clippers

LOS ANGELES — An attorney representing the estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling said Thursday that she will fight to retain her 50 percent ownership stake in the team. “She will not agree to a forced or involuntary seizure of her interest,” said Shelly Sterling’s attorney, Pierce O’Donnell. “As her lawyers we will fight vigorously to defend her...
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NBC Sports Network To Air Sunday’s Liverpool-Newcastle Game

Soccer fans in America won’t have to do much searching in order to watch Liverpool’s final game of the 2013-14 Premier League season. NBC Sports Network will broadcast Liverpool’s game against Newcastle United at 10 a.m. ET, giving the Reds a prime spot on its “Championship Sunday” lineup. NBC Sports is airing all 10 games of the Premier League’s final round simultaneously...
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Red Sox To Host Mother’s Day ‘Walk In The Park’ On Sunday

The Boston Red Sox are once again hosting the annual Mother’s Day “Walk in the Park” event Sunday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free celebration gives fans the opportunity to walk around the warning track, sit inside both the visitor and home dugouts, get autographs from Red Sox alumni Ted Lepcio and Bob Montgomery, as well as participate in other family-friendly activities...
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