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Wojciech Szczesny, Olivier Giroud Apologize For Arsenal’s ‘Embarrassing’ Defeat By Liverpool

Wojciech Szczesny and Olivier Giroud couldn’t run away and hide while Liverpool was trouncing Arsenal for 90 minutes on Saturday, and they didn’t sulk in the quiet corner after game either. The Arsenal duo used social media to apologize to Arsenal fans for the 5-1 defeat their team suffered against Liverpool. Liverpool stunned visiting Arsenal with an early game barrage of goals...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin Skrtel Hails Liverpool’s ‘Perfect Win’ Against Arsenal

To say Martin Skrtel achieved his aim of helping Liverpool “start the game well” when it hosted Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal on Saturday would be quite the understatement. Before the Gunners had the chance to catch their collective breath during a blistering first 10 minutes at Anfield, the Slovakian defender had twice guided the ball expertly beyond Arsenal goalkeeper...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

USA Bobsled Teammates Both Soldiers In Army National Guard

Olympic athletes are usually at their peak of physical fitness and toughness, but few will be tougher than U.S. bobsled teammates Nick Cunningham and Dallas Robinson. The U.S. Olympic selection committee announced Saturday that Cunningham and Robinson will paired for the two-man bobsled competition in Sochi, set to kick off on Feb. 16. Olympinc bobsled dreams are not the only thing...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Seidenberg Injury Among Bruins’ Defining Moments From Pre-Olympic Schedule

The Boston Bruins took a huge hit on Dec. 28, and it was a hit that some think will end up coming back to hurt the B’s when it really matters most. Boston saw one of its most important players go down late in a blowout win over the Ottawa Senators when Dennis Seidenberg got tied up with Cory Conacher behind the Bruins net. It was a seemingly harmless play, but the result was anything...
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New Hampshire Native Hannah Kearney Settles For Bronze In Sochi

The most decorated freestyle skier of all time stumbled her way to a bronze medal in the moguls competition in Sochi. Hannah Kearney said her bronze medal in women’s moguls “represents a battle, more than an accomplishment” and that it felt like she gave away gold, according to The Boston Globe. The New Hampshire native took home the gold medal four years ago in Vancouver,...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Three Stars: Reilly Smith’s Emergence Puts Him Among Top Performers

The Boston Bruins don’t have high-end star power. They don’t have anyone who’s going to crack the top 10 in scoring, and they don’t have anyone who’s going to make the highlight reels every night, but that’s part of what makes the B’s so impressive. The Bruins are heading into the league’s two week Olympic break as one of the best teams in all of hockey. They’re...
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Texas Tech Fan Who Taunted Marcus Smart: ‘I Said Something I Shouldn’t Have’

Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart let his emotions get the best of him Saturday night when he fell into the stands and shoved a Texas Tech fan who taunted him after the fall. The All-American was given a technical foul with six seconds left in the game, and Jeff Orr — the reported fan who had been taunting Smart — admits he said something inflammatory to the guard that set him...
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Snowboarder Jamie Anderson Takes Gold, U.S. Sweeps Slopestyle In Sochi

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Jamie Anderson stood atop the podium and lifted her arms in triumph, her long and sometimes draining quest for Olympic glory finally complete. The American star ran into some unusual friends at the top. Anderson gave the United States a gold-medal sweep in the first Olympic slopestyle snowboarding competition on Sunday, while Jenny Jones took bronze to...
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Celtics-Mavericks Live: Rajon Rondo, Celts Aim To Stay Hot

8 a.m. ET: Winners of three straight games with reinforcements on the way, the Boston Celtics are suddenly in a somewhat advantageous position. Rajon Rondo expects to be back in the starting lineup when the Celtics (18-33) host the Dallas Mavericks (30-21) on Sunday. Avery Bradley is questionable with a sprained ankle, but the fact that the Celtics were able to extend their winning...
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2014 Winter Olympics Schedule: Full Listing Of Events For Feb. 9

The Olympics certainly delivered on Day 1, and Day 2 is primed to be just as exciting, with plenty of exciting events on tap. Gold medals will be on the line for eight of the events on Sunday, and you better not blink because most of them involve high rates of speed. Jamie Anderson and Karly Schorr will look to take home two of those medals when they compete in the women’s slopestyle...
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Oklahoma State Guard Marcus Smart Goes Into Stands, Shoves Texas Tech Fan (Video)

Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart shoved a fan in the waning seconds of Saturday night’s 65-61 loss at Texas Tech. With six seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the Cowboys were down by three when Smart went flying into the stands after making a block. As he stumbled to regain his balance, a man in the crowd appeared to have said or done something that prompted Smart to lose...
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Patrice Bergeron Modestly Attributes Success Against Senators To ‘Puck Luck’ (Video)

The Boston Bruins will head into the Olympic break feeling pretty good about themselves after trouncing the Ottawa Senators 7-2 on Saturday afternoon. In what was a full-team effort, seven different Bruins recorded two points on the day, while Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron each contributed three. Although right now everyone on the Bruins appears to be hot, the Milan Lucic-David...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Joel Sells Out June 26 Fenway Park Show In Five Minutes

It took just five minutes for Billy Joel to sell out Fenway Park on Saturday. Tickets for the six-time Grammy winner’s June 26 performance went on sale at 10:00 a.m. this morning, and by 10:05 a.m. Boston had claimed them all. The highly-anticipated show marks the first time Joel will play at Fenway Park, and it will also be his first solo headlining concert in Boston in five years...
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Kris Humphries Reveals His Top-Five Favorite Restaurants In Boston (Video)

Boston Celtics forward Kris Humphries hasn’t been in Boston for long, but he certainly could pass for a Beantown regular with his knowledge of the restaurants around town. Humphries revealed his favorite Boston restaurants in this week’s edition of Five For Five on Dining Playbook. From his North End go-to Trattoria Il Panino to the chic Scampo, located inside the Liberty Hotel...
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TD Garden Chef Kevin Doherty Shows Off Exquisite Creations (Video)

The TD Garden isn’t home to just top-notch entertainment, but it also boasts some of the best food that the city of Boston has to offer. Dining Playbook host Jenny Johnson sat down with Kevin Doherty, the executive chef of the Garden, to talk about what a typical day for him consists of and, of course, to try out some of his tasty creations. In addition to attempting to feed around...
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Ward 8, Cask ‘n Flagon Among Best Spots To Hit Before, After Games (Video)

If you’re ever wondering where to eat, drink and hang out before, during and after a game, Dining Playbook has got you covered. In this week’s episode, hosts Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson suggest heading to Ward 8 near the TD Garden, which offers a specialty drink named the “Tom and Gisele.” But don’t worry if you don’t have tickets this summer because the Cask ‘n Flagon...
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Stephi’s In South Boston Offers Delicious Food, Great Place To Watch A Game (Video)

Jessica and Matt Ristuccia took over the VIP Seats in this week’s edition of the segment on Dining Playbook. The couple tried out Stephi’s, located in South Boston, and the two gave rave reviews of the restaurant to host Billy Costa. The Ristuccia’s described the great atmosphere of Stephi’s as well as the wonderful food they had, all the way from appetizers to desserts...
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Legendary Bruin Ray Bourque Shows Off His Skills In The Kitchen (Video)

Legendary Boston Bruins defenseman Ray Bourque has traded in his sweater for a chef’s jacket in his post-playing days. At least for a few moments for Dining Playbook, anyway. The Hall of Famer, who is now the co-owner of Tresca in the North End, showed off his skills in the kitchen with host Billy Costa. The two made a dish overflowing with calories that Bourque nicknamed “the...
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Max Pacioretty Leaves Game With Injury, Leaves Olympic Status In Doubt (Video)

Montreal Canadians forward Max Pacioretty left Saturday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes after colliding into a net post during the first period. Pacioretty was driving hard to the net when Hurricanes defenseman Brett Bellemore checked him into the post. The big winger remained on the ice for several moments before being he headed to the dressing room, appearing to favor...
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Patrick Sharp Says Goodbye To Daughter While Sporting Matching Hairstyle (Photo)

Patrick Sharp does goodbye’s in style — fancy hairstyles, anyway. Before the Chicago Blackhawks forward heads to Sochi to represent Team Canada in his first ever Olympic Games, he had to get one last hug and goodbye in with his daughter, Madelyn. The priceless picture also features Sharp rocking a look that would be difficult to sport with a helmet on — a ponytail that matches...
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Vote: Should The New England Patriots Draft A Tight End?

One of the New England Patriots’ biggest strengths in years past has been their strength and dominance at the tight end position. But in 2013, it became one of their biggest weaknesses, so should the Pats draft a tight end? The days of the Rob Gronkowski-Aaron Hernandez tandem are long gone, and with injury concerns surrounding Gronkowksi, another weapon will need to be added at...
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Bruins In Great Spot Heading Into Olympic Break After Dismantling Senators

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins went into Saturday’s game on a clear mission. The objective was to get one more win before the two-week Olympic break. The fact that the Ottawa Senators were apparently already on their vacation made it that much easier for the B’s. The Bruins took full advantage of a Sens team that slept-walked its way through a 7-2 dump-trucking from the Black and...
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Claude Julien: ‘Nice To See Our Team Leave On A Real Positive Note’ (Video)

It would’ve been really easy for the Boston Bruins to come out sluggish and unfocused against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. With Zdeno Chara already in Sochi and four more members of the team heading there after the game, it would’ve been understandable if their heads weren’t completely in it against the Sens, but instead, the Bruins came out and played some of their best...
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Ashley Wagner Goes From Ecstatic To Disgusted When She Sees Her Score (Photos)

American figure skater Ashely Wagner blew past McKayla Maroney’s not-impressed face and dove right into the complete and utter disgust look during her Olympic debut. The 22-year-old was all smiles after she completed her short program at Saturday’s team figure skating event, but her excitement quickly faded away when her scores were shown. Wagner joined her team, looking confident...
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Team USA Goalie Ryan Miller Lets His Dog Puck Model Olympic Mask (Photo)

Buffalo Sabres netminder Ryan Miller loves his dog Puck so much that there is an illustration of him on the backplate of his goalie mask. Today, though, Puck is the one wearing the mask. Puck is helping me pack before starting the journey to @Sochi2014 this afternoon. http://t.co/gRgiKLu1nE— Ryan Miller (@RyanMiller3039) February 08, 2014 Dressed in what looks like his own jersey...
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