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Felix Doubront’s New Pace, Poise Reasons For Red Sox To Be Optimistic

The old, slow-working, tightrope-walking Felix Doubront was replaced by a new, quick-dealing, clutch version of the left-hander Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Doubront lasted into the seventh inning while surrendering just one run on seven hits. He gave the Red Sox exactly what they needed to take down the Twins 9-4, and he gave Boston a glimpse of what could...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dennis Seidenberg Might Have Played In Next Round And Other Game 7 Notes

BOSTON — The Bruins could have used Dennis Seidenberg in their second-round Stanley Cup playoffs series against the Montreal Canadiens. If the B’s advanced to the Eastern Conference finals, they might have had the veteran defenseman at their disposal. The Bruins didn’t reach the conference finals, of course, as they dropped Game 7 on Wednesday night 3-1 in front of their home...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Examining Positives From Bruins’ 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Run

BOSTON — The Bruins’ season ended Wednesday night with a disappointing 3-1 Game 7 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at TD Garden, and even though it might be difficult to think about them right now, there were several positives from this playoff run that will give fans reasons to be excited for next season. Let’s look at four from the first two rounds. Dougie Hamilton Was Outstanding...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Doomed By Another Slow Start In Disappointing Game 7 Loss

BOSTON — The Bruins talked and talked about how important it was for them to have a good start in Game 7 against the Montreal Canadiens. Then the puck dropped, and all of that talk was, well, just talk. The B’s picked a pretty inopportune time to play one of their worst periods of the season, as they were flatter than a piece of paper in the opening minutes. That slow start is...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Goes Deep Twice As Red Sox Top Twins (Video)

The Boston Red Sox knew they needed to bounce back after dropping their series opener against the Minnesota Twins in walk-off fashion, and they did just that Wednesday night. David Ortiz, who went deep twice in Tuesday’s loss, went yard two more times en route to Boston’s 9-2 win in Minnesota. The run support was more than enough for Felix Doubront, who allowed one run on seven...
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Dale Weise Accuses Milan Lucic Of Threatening Him In Handshake Line (Video)

BOSTON — The handshake line is one of hockey’s time-honored traditions, and it’s supposed to be a goodwill sign of sportsmanship and all of that mumbo-jumbo. That’s a funny concept when you consider it attempts to bring together a bunch of grown men who tried to beat the tar out of each other for the last couple of weeks. The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens had a handshake...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens Down Bruins 3-1 In Game 7, Advance To ECF (Video)

The Montreal Canadiens stunned the Boston Bruins in Game 7 Wednesday night at TD Garden, defeating the Black and Gold 3-1 to advance to the Eastern Conference final. Carey Price made 29 saves for the Habs and Max Pacioretty scored the winner midway through the second period to eliminate the league-leading Bruins from the playoffs. Dale Weise and Daniel Briere also scored for Montreal...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Top Line Outplayed When It Mattered Most Against Canadiens

BOSTON — The Bruins didn’t get enough scoring production from their top-six forwards, and that combined with their inability to shut down the Montreal Canadiens’ top line was the difference in the teams’ second-round Stanley Cup playoff series. Led by their first line, the Canadiens defeated the Bruins 3-1 in Wednesday night’s Game 7 at TD Garden to advance to the Eastern...
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David Ortiz Carrying Boston Red Sox’s Offense With Trademark Power Surge

If, as David Ortiz suggests, there’s a direct correlation between Big Papi’s production and the temperature, teams across Major League Baseball could be screwed this summer. Ortiz launched two more home runs Wednesday in the Red Sox’s 9-4 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field, where the game-time temperature was 54 degrees. Ortiz is locked in offensively, and the nine...
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P.K. Subban Seems To Blow Kiss At Shawn Thornton In Handshake Line (Video)

A handshake line between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens after a tough seven-game playoff series seems dangerous, but it’s an unavoidable NHL formality. The Bruins and the Habs had their fair share of fighting during the matchup, and pesky Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban was at the center of much of it. So, it’s not surprising that he would use the handshake line to...
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Cleveland Browns Limiting Media Access To Johnny Manziel During Minicamp

BEREA, Ohio – The Browns are tackling Manzielmania. Containing it could be a lot tougher. In an effort to minimize the frenzy around quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Browns are limiting media access to the first-round draft pick’s appearance this weekend at the team’s rookie minicamp. The Browns are only allowing only local reporters — and maybe some select national ones...
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Former Giants Safety Tyler Sash Tased, Arrested After Drunken Scooter Chase

Most police chases don’t involve a former NFL player drunk on a scooter, but this was the situation Tyler Sash put himself in over the weekend. The former Iowa Hawkeyes product and New York Giants safety was arrested early Saturday morning after leading Oskaloosa, Iowa, police on a scooter chase and being shot with a Taser. The sixth-round pick in 2011, who spent two seasons...
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David Ortiz Passes Jim Rice On Boston Red Sox’s All-Time Home Run List

David Ortiz continues to climb the Boston Red Sox’s all-time home run list. Ortiz blasted his 383rd home run as a member of the Red Sox in the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The homer moved Ortiz ahead of Hall of Famer Jim Rice and into sole possession of third place on the Red Sox’s all-time home run list. Ortiz now trails only...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks Fans Get To Name D-League Team, Call Them The Knicks (Photo)

After suffering a sub-par 2013-14 season, New York Knicks fans who watched all of the losses can certainly call themselves loyal, but they can’t call themselves creative. The team held a fan vote to name their Developmental League team, and they went with, of all things, the Knicks. The logo also appears to be a Knickerbocker, which was a member of Manhattan’s aristocracy in...
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Trey Ball, Red Sox First-Round Pick, Placed On DL By Greenville Drive

Trey Ball, who was drafted in the first round by the Boston Red Sox in 2013, was placed on the disabled list Wednesday by Single-A Greenville. Ball was placed on the DL because of strep throat, according to WEEI.com’s Alex Speier. The left-hander reportedly had several days of inactivity and missed a side session due to his ailment, prompting the Drive to make a roster move before...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Steve Kerr Accepts Five-Year, $25M Offer To Become Warriors Coach

The New York Knicks will be forced to continue their search for a head coach because Steve Kerr has accepted a five-year, $25 million offer to become the Golden State Warriors’ next coach, according to ESPN. com, per multiple sources. It was largely assumed that Kerr would join new team president Phil Jackson in New York, especially given their relationship. But the Warriors...
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VIDEO: Jarome Iginla Scores Bruins’ First Goal Of Game 7 Against Canadiens

BOSTON — Jarome Iginla injected some life in the Bruins and the TD Garden crowd with a goal in the second period of Wednesday’s Game 7 against the Montreal Canadiens. The Bruins were being totally outplayed for most of the first 40 minutes, but they were finally able to score when a Torey Krug wrist shot was deflected past Canadiens goaltender Carey Price by Iginla. It’s the...
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Montreal Fans Refused To Eat Boston Cream Donuts At Bell Centre (Photo)

Montreal Canadiens fans’ hatred of Boston reached a new high during Game 6 of their second-round playoff series at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Tim Horton’s is to Canada what Dunkin Donuts is to New England, so of course there’s a Tim Horton’s located in the Bell Centre. And like most coffee and doughnut shops, Tim Horton’s also sells Boston cream doughnuts. But Habs fans...
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Bill Murray Channels Harry Caray To Promote ‘Ghostbusters’ Night (Video)

The Toledo Mud Hens know how to generate some serious buzz for an event. The Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers will host “Ghostbusters” night on May 30, so they brought in none other than Bill Murray — aka Dr. Peter Venkman –to star in a promo for the event. But Murray added a nice little baseball touch to the video, impersonating Harry Caray throughout the entire...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Giggs To Accept Louis Van Gaal’s Offer As Manchester United Assistant Manager

Ryan Gigs is staying at Manchester United after all. Giggs is set to become Louis van Gaal’s assistant manager once he accepts the Dutchman’s offer of a senior role on his staff, according to the Guardian. “While Giggs could yet decide to refuse the offer from Van Gaal, if he did so this would represent a major surprise as the Welshman is keen to remain at Old Trafford,”...
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Fans Fill Bell Centre In Montreal For Deciding Game 7 In Boston (Photo)

Montreal Canadiens fans filled the Bell Centre on Wednesday for the deciding Game 7 of the second-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins. You read that right. The Bell Centre in Montreal was packed with over 20,000 fans. For Game 7 at the TD Garden in Boston. It’s actually not as strange as it sounds. The Habs sold tickets for $10 for fans to watch the game on the scoreboard...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Look To Bounce Back Against Twins After Walk-Off Loss (Video)

After dropping a tough one against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox will look to bounce back in the second game of their three-game set. The Red Sox rallied from a 5-1 deficit to tie the game at six in the seventh inning, but their comeback fell short as the Twins won in walk-off fashion. It was a heartbreaker, but Boston isn’t dwelling on the loss and they’ll...
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John Farrell Agrees With MLB’s Decision To Award David Ortiz A Single

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell agrees with Major League Baseball. MLB on Wednesday changed the official scoring on David Ortiz’s controversial blooper in the seventh inning of the Red Sox’s 8-0 loss to the Texas Rangers on Friday at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The play was changed from en error — which kept Rangers starter Yu Darvish’s no-hitter intact until Ortiz’s...
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John Farrell On Struggling Youngsters: ‘These Are Our Guys’ (Video)

The Boston Red Sox youngters have struggled to find consistency at the plate this season, but manager John Farrell is showing some patience with his budding stars. Xander Bogaerts, Will Middlebrooks and Jackie Bradley Jr., have failed to find their groove in the early going, but the growing pains were expected and Farrell added that their potential and respective work ethics make...
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Sevilla Tops Benfica In Europa League Final, Prolongs Eagles’ Curse

TURIN, Italy — Sevilla beat Benfica 4-2 in a penalty shootout to win the UEFA Europa League after a 0-0 draw in the final on Wednesday, claiming another international title for Spanish soccer. Sevilla goalkeeper Beto saved two penalty kicks from Benfica forwards Oscar Cardozo and Rodrigo who failed to deceive with stutter-step approaches to the ball. Kevin Gameiro stepped up to...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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