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Bruins’ Solid Defense Leads To Good Breakout Opportunity (Video)

The Boston Bruins were all over the Washington Capitals during the first period on Saturday afternoon, holding them scoreless through the first 20 minutes of play. On one sequence in particular early on, the B’s had all five guys back on defense with Jarome Iginla aware of where Alex Ovechkin was on the ice at all times while Milan Lucic was busy cutting off shooting lanes. The...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Jarome Iginla Is NHL’s Best Free-Agent Acquisition From 2013 Offseason

Jarome Iginla is the model of consistency. The Boston Bruins forward strengthened his Hall of Fame resume in Saturday afternoon’s 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals with two second-period goals, increasing his team-leading total to 30. Iginla has become the B’s third 30-goal scorer in the Claude Julien era, joining Phil Kessel (36, 2008-09) and Milan Lucic (30, 2010-11). It’s...
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Brad Marchand Explains Importance Of Practice During Pee Wee Saturday (Video)

The WHK Hawks stopped by the NESN studio for Pee Wee Saturday on “WB Mason Bruins Face-Off LIVE” before the Black and Gold took on the Washington Capitals in a matinee matchup. The young hockey players came prepared with questions for their favorite Bruins as their regular season begins to wind down. Brad Marchand, Shawn Thornton and Johnny Boychuk fielded the playoff-themed...
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Kevin Ware Transferring From Lousiville To Finish Career

Kevin Ware will not finish his college basketball career at Louisville. Ware, who gained national attention nearly a year ago to the day when he suffered a gruesome broken leg in a win over Duke in the Elite Eight, is transferring to another school to finish his last year, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. “We wish Kevin Godspeed,” Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. Ware returned...
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Boston Bruins Clinch Atlantic Division Title With Win Over Capitals

The Boston Bruins clinched the Atlantic Division title with a 4-2 victory against the Washington Capitals on Saturday afternoon at the Verizon Center. The division championship is the Bruins’ fourth since 2008, and it guarantees them home-ice advantage in at least the first two rounds of the postseason. Boston will enter Sunday’s slate of games with a nine-point lead over...
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Red Sox Release Pitcher Francisco Cordero

Boston Red Sox executive vice president/general manager Ben Cherington announced a number of roster moves on Friday. The Red Sox released right-handed pitcher Francisco Cordero and reassigned left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne, right-handed pitcher Brayan Villarreal, outfielder Corey Brown, and infielder Mike McCoy to minor league camp. Following the moves, the Red Sox now have 25 players...
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Report: Ray Rice Gets Married One Day After Indictment On Assault Charge

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fiancee got married on Friday, just one day after Rice was indicted on charges of third-degree aggravated assault. Rice and Janay Palmer married Friday night in a ceremony that was a few weeks in the making, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The union comes just under two months after Rice and Palmer got into an altercation at an...
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BC Men’s Hockey To Honor Boston Fire Department With Special Helmet Sticker (Photo)

The Boston College Eagles will begin their journey toward a Division I championship on Saturday when they take on Denver in the first round of the Northeast regional of the NCAA Tournament. The Eagles will also wear a special sticker on their helmets to honor the Boston Fire Department. Lt. Ed Walsh and firefighter Michael Kennedy died Wednesday while battling a nine-alarm fire in...
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Red Sox-Twins Live

Top 2nd, Twins 1-o: Trevor Plouffe pops out to shortstop Bogaerts. Two out. Top 2nd, Twins 1-o: Josh Willingham homers on a fly ball to left field. Jason Kubel grounds out. One out. Bottom 1st, 0-0: Daniel Nava and Shane Victorino ground out and Dustin Pedroia flies out to centerfield to end the first inning. Today’s lineup for the last game of spring training. RED SOX Nava LF...
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Zac Brown Band Adds Second Fenway Park Show

The Boston Red Sox and Live Nation announced that due to overwhelming demand, Zac Brown Band has added a second date at Fenway Park on Friday, June 27, 2014. The band’s June 28 show sold out within minutes of Saturday morning’s sale. Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music’s most heralded acts. The band’s three platinum...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Bruins To Start Chad Johnson Against Capitals

The Boston Bruins have taken their 14-game point streak to the nation’s capital, where they will take on a Capitals team fighting for its playoff life on Saturday afternoon. B’s head coach Claude Julien has decided to give No. 1 goaltender Tuukka Rask a day off and will start backup Chad Johnson, who has dominated in the month of March with a 5-0-0 record and a .945 save percentage...
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Bruins-Capitals Live: Boston Aims To Extend Point Streak To 15 Games

12:10 p.m.:The Boston Bruins can clinch their first Atlantic Division title with a point against the Washington Capitals on Saturday afternoon or a Buffalo Sabres victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning later in the evening. Boston is also aiming to extend its point streak to 15 games after an impressive 3-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at TD Garden on Thursday. The Capitals...
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Donte’ Stallworth, Derrick Ward Defend DeSean Jackson On Twitter

NFL players Donte’ Stallworth and Derrick Ward took to Twitter on Friday to comment on the Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to cut DeSean Jackson. Jackson’s release comes after NJ.com reported that the Eagles were troubled by the wide receiver’s “continued association” with gang members. Jackson denies these allegations himself, but Stallworth and Ward rushed to support...
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UConn Basketball Coach Playfully Slaps Player After Interview (Video)

UConn beat Iowa and earned a spot in the Elite Eight on Friday night, so CBS Sport’s Allie LaForce interviewed UConn coach Kevin Ollie after the game. But a few of Ollie’s players decided to have some fun with the moment. During Ollie’s interview, a couple of UConn players videobombed their coach’s interview. Freshman guard Terrence Samuel tried to inconspicuously make himself...
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Fan Critically Injured In Fall At Olympic Stadium

MONTREAL — Police say a man is fighting for his life after falling from the stands at Olympic Stadium during an exhibition game Friday night Police spokesman Danny Richer says the approximately 40-year-old man fell 10 to 15 yards to the ground behind the perimeter fence in center field near the end of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets. The man was rushed...
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San Francisco 49ers’ Chris Culliver Arrested After Hit-And-Run Incident

Chris Culliver is facing felony charges after fleeing a hit-and-run in San Jose, Calif. Television station KTVU-TV reports that the San Francisco 49ers cornerback hit a bicyclist with his white mustang Friday morning and then drove away from the scene. The bicyclist sustained minor injuries. Police officers then tracked down Culliver with the help of a witness and arrested him on...
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Kate Upton, JoAnna Garcia Swisher Among Notable MLB WAGs (Photos)

As the saying goes, behind every great man there’s a great woman. New faces on the mound, MVP prospects and rejuvenated lineups are all signs that the start of another MLB season is finally upon us. Major leaguers everywhere are preparing for Opening Day while their wives and girlfriends, or WAGS, prepare to cheer their beaus through what hopefully will be a successful season...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Hockey Tournament: Northeast Regional Preview (Video)

Hockey East will be well represented when play begins in Worcester for the Northeast regional bracket in the 2014 NCAA hockey tournament. The No. 1 seed Boston College Eagles face off against Denver at 4 p.m. on Saturday. No. 2 UMass Lowell will take on Minnesota State-Mankato following the BC-Denver game, with the puck set to drop at 7:30 p.m. Boston College will look to continue...
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Bruins Still Riding Momentum As Regular Season Winds Down (Video)

The Boston Bruins are playing their best hockey of the season and will be a very tough match-up for whoever they take on in the playoffs. With their 3-0 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday, the Bruins extended their point-streak to 14 consecutive games. The team is playing well at the right time, having already clinched a playoff spot with the regular season winding down. Much of...
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‘Charlie Moore Outdoors’ Hat Trick Features Three Hockey-Themed Episodes (Video)

The hockey theme will continue even after the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals wrap things up on Saturday afternoon with the “Charlie Moore Outdoors” hat trick. Following the game, stay tuned on NESN for three great hockey-themed episodes of “Charlie Moore Outdoors.” First, the Mad Fisherman hangs out with longtime NHL coach and Massachusetts native, Peter Laviolette...
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College Football Category Gives Jeopardy! Contestants Trouble (Video)

Sports categories aren’t common on the famous game show Jeopardy!, but when they do appear, it often leads to some funny and embarrassing moments. Earlier this week, we saw a contestant give a hilariously bad answer to an easy NHL question on the show. We had a similar situation on a recent episode, but this time, a whole category stumped the contestants. The category was “college...
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Katherine Webb: Auburn Graduate, Miss Alabama and Future Wife (Photos)

Katherine Webb is officially off the market and AJ McCarron is a very lucky man. The former University of Alabama quarterback proposed to Webb on Friday and got the response he was looking for. While his draft stock still remains somewhat murky, McCarron certainly improved the status of his relationship, at least. In honor of the newly engaged couple,  here’s a timeline of sorts...
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Mike Trout, Angels Agree To Six-Year Contract Extension

The Los Angeles Angels and superstar Mike Trout have agreed to a six-year contract extension, the team announced Friday night. #Angels and @Trouty20 have agreed to terms on a 6-year contract extension! Official announcement to come tomorrow.— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) March 29, 2014 The deal is expected to be worth approximately $144.5 million, Yahoo’s Tim Brown reports,...
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Brad Stevens: ‘Continuity,’ Along With Talent, Important To Rebuilding

As many as eight players on the Boston Celtics’ current roster could be let go at the end of the season, and in most cases, fans would hardly bat an eyelash. Whatever clears the books for the next era, whether it arrives right away or a season or two down the line, is fine with them. Celtics coach Brad Stevens doesn’t think it’s so simple. Like most folks who have to be around...
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Jerryd Bayless Gets Hot Too Late; Impressions From Celtics’ Loss To Raptors

On Friday, the role of Jared Sullinger was played by Jerryd Bayless. In an eerily similar script to their previous matchup, the Boston Celtics trailed the Toronto Raptors for most of the game before storming back in the final 12 minutes on the shoulders of a single player. On Wednesday, that player was Sullinger. This time, it was Bayless. Bayless scored 14 points in the fourth quarter...
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