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Bruins Clean Up Some Areas In Win Over Rangers, But Still Have Work To Do

The best news for the Boston Bruins is that they were able to get back in the win column on Sunday night against the New York Rangers. That has to be worth something, even more than the two points that comes with the team’s first win in its three post-Olympic break games. The Bruins were able to get themselves a 6-3 win on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. In the process,...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Soldier surprises brothers during contest at Pacers game

Two brothers at the Indiana Pacers game Sunday night thought they were having a pretty great night when they were chosen to participate in an in-game contest. But that was just the beginning of it. After winning $300 in the shooting contest, the two young Pacers fans were surprised by their brother, a soldier who had just returned home from Afghanistan. During the timeout, two @PacersG2...
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Tuukka Rask’s Incredible First Period Paves Way For Bruins’ Win

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask gave up three goals when it was all said and done Sunday night, but the work that he did in the first period should overshadow anything in the postgame stat line. The Bruins completed a season sweep of the New York Rangers with a 6-3 win at Madison Square Garden, but the game was more than in doubt just moments after the opening faceoff. The Rangers...
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Tigers Catcher Bryan Holaday Poses In Woman’s Swimsuit With Kate Upton (Photo)

Kate Upton might have some unlikely competition for a spot in Sports Illustrated’s 2015 swimsuit issue. The supermodel joined her boyfriend Justin Verlander at spring training in Florida this week, but it’s Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday who she was posing with. Relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain, who joined Detroit this offseason, captured the special moment as Holaday struck...
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Roberto Luongo Looked Wildly Unhappy At Heritage Classic (Photo)

On the eve of the 2014 Heritage Classic, Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo didn’t hide his disappointment about not getting the start between the pipes. On Sunday, Luongo’s body language proved he still wasn’t pleased with John Tortorella’s decision. With rookie backup Eddie Lack getting the nod against the Ottawa Senators at BC Place, Luongo had plenty of time...
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Report: Peyton Manning scheduled to undergo neck exam Monday

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will undergo his postseason neck exam Monday, ESPN’s Jeff Legwold reports. The Broncos don’t anticipate any issues with the exam as Manning has already passed the required exit physical that was given to all of the members of the team in the days following their Super Bowl loss to the Seattle Seahawks, according to Legwold. During the...
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Daniel Sedin Leaves Heritage Classic After Crashing Into Boards (Video)

Vancouver Canucks winger Daniel Sedin left in the second period of Sunday’s Heritage Classic after colliding with Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot. About five minutes into the second period, Sedin crashed awkwardly into the boards, with Methot’s elbow appearing to hit his head as he fell to the ice. Sedin also clutched his leg in obvious pain, but the Canucks have not released...
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Jake Peavy Scratched From Start After Cutting Finger With Fishing Knife

Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy was removed from Monday’s lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates after cutting his left index finger at his Florida residence on Saturday, manager John Farrell said, according to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston. Peavy reportedly suffered the accidental laceration of his finger while using a fishing knife. The injured pitcher underwent a procedure on...
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Vote: What Was The ‘Best Picture’ Of 2014?

The Oscar for best picture will be presented at Sunday’s 86th annual Academy Awards, but in the meantime let’s take a look at some actual photographs that defined Boston sports in the past year. In arguably the most stunning comeback Tom Brady orchestrated all season, the Patriots quarterback connected with Kenbrell Thompkins with only five seconds remaining against the New Orleans...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Bruins Look To Ruin Henrik Lundqvist’s Birthday

The Boston Bruins haven’t been very good since returning from the Olympic break, and they’ll have to solve one of the Games’ most valuable players if they’re going to break through. The B’s are in New York on Sunday night where they will take on the Rangers for the third time this season. Despite the fact that Henrik Lundqvist started Saturday against Philadelphia, the...
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Texas Rangers To Sell Russell Wilson Merchandise At Camp, Team Stores (Photo)

The Texas Rangers announced Friday they would be selling Russell Wilson merchandise over the weekend in advance of the Super Bowl champion quarterback’s arrival at spring training. The Seahawks signal caller is expected to suit up for the Rangers’ Cactus League game on Monday, and it appears he won’t be alone in rocking a Wilson jersey. Wilson isn’t expected to see any action...
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Bruins-Rangers Live: B’s Look To Snap Mini Skid With Trip To Big Apple

4:30 p.m.: Before the two-week break for the Winter Olympics, the Boston Bruins were one of the NHL’s hottest teams. In the two games since coming back from the break, however, they’ve been “meh” at best. The B’s will look for their first post-win break on Sunday night when they travel to New York to take on the Rangers. The Bruins have already dropped their first two games...
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Jimmy Butler Makes Hustle Play, Sprints Through Crowd To Get Back In Game (Video)

Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler proved his hustle knows no bounds on Sunday afternoon against the New York Knicks. During the first quarter, Butler dove into the stands to save a loose ball to give his team possession. The extra effort left him trapped between the first two rows of seats, though, so Butler opted to take a less conventional route back onto the court. Giving plenty...
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Revolution To Host Season Opener Watch Parties In Boston, Providence

Revolution fans have the chance to congregate and share their excitement about the 2014 Major League Soccer season this week. While the Revolution open their 2014 MLS campaign on the road against the Houston Dymano on Saturday, they will host two season opener parties — one in Boston, Mass., and one in Providence, R.I., — to allow local fans cheer them on. The Boston watch party...
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Marc-Andre ter Stegen Takes Eye Off Ball, Scores Comical Own Goal (GIF)

Marc-Andre ter Stegen will probably want to forget his first Bundesliga goal as soon as he can. Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper ter Stegen, 21, scored an unfortunately comedic own goal on Saturday in his team’s 1-1 draw against Eintracht Braunschweig. Ter Stegen is one of European soccer’s hottest goalkeeping properties, but he didn’t look like it for one fateful moment...
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Canadiens Forward Dale Weise Gets Stitches After Taking Skate To Face (Photo)

Candiens forward Dale Weise was on the receiving end of a gnarly injury Saturday night when the skate of Tonronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri came down on Weise’s face while he was down on the ice. Thing could have turned out way worse than they did, and Weise got stitches to close up the gash on his upper lip. Maybe Weise will take up the #MustacheMarch cause as a cover. Check...
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Roberto Luongo not happy he's not playing in Heritage Classic

Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie lack will get the start between the pipes Sunday night when his team takes on the Ottawa Senators in the 2014 Heritage Classic, and the Canucks’ primary starting goalie — Roberto Luongo — is none to pleased that he won’t be playing in the outdoor game. Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province reported on Luongo’s thoughts before the game...
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Gabi Scores Long-Range Goal For Atletico Madrid Against Real Madrid (Video)

In recent years, games between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid feature some of Spanish soccer’s biggest stars, but Gabi, Atletico Madrid’s relatively unheralded captain, produced the finest moment of Sunday’s Madrid derby. Just before halftime, Gabi unleashed a right-footed rocket from 35 yards out, which seemed to gather speed in flight before beating Real Madrid goalkeeper...
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Ryan Reed Finishes 22nd at Phoenix International Raceway

PHOENIX — Roush Fenway Racing’s Ryan Reed finished 22nd after a race ending single-car accident in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. “We knew the race was coming and we were faster than the guys in front of us and running them down,” said Reed.  “On the replay we could see drops on the windshield.  It was a perfect situation...
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Red Sox-Orioles Live: Felix Doubront To Start, Jonny Gomes Leadoff

11:45 a.m. ET: After losing their first two official spring training games to the Minnesota Twins, the Red Sox are hungry for a win against Baltimore this afternoon at JetBlue Park. Today’s Sox lineup is mostly regulars but features rookie Bryce Brentz batting ninth. Brentz scored one of the Sox’s two runs with his homer against the Twins on Friday. Sunday’s complete lineups...
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Liverpool Defeats Southampton, Moves Up To Second Place In Premier League

Luis Suarez and Raheem Sterling celebrated Barclays Premier League milestones with a goal apiece, as Liverpool stormed to second spot in the standings with a 3-0 triumph at Southampton. The English top-flight’s most prolific player this season broke the deadlock at St Mary’s on his 100th appearance in the competition — a stadium where history heavily counted against the Reds...
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Paula Creamer Wins HSBC Women’s Champions On Unbelievable 75-Foot Putt (Video)

Paula Creamer won the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore with the most incredible putt of the year. Creamer was on the second playoff hole Sunday against Spain’s Azahara Munoz, when she found the green on of the par-5 18th in two shots, but faced a seemingly impossible 75-foot putt for eagle. The shot had to go up and over a ridge in the center of a severely sloping green for...
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Mark Cuban: NBA Prospects Better Off Playing In D-League Than College

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, unsurprisingly, has a strong opinion on the NCAA and men’s college basketball, and it actually makes some sense. Cuban told ESPN that it would be better for NBA prospects to play in the NBA’s developmental league, rather than play one year of NCAA hoops before jumping ship to the big leagues. “The NCAA rules are so hypocritical, there’s...
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Capital One Cup Final Live: Sergio Aguero Returns To Manchester City Lineup

8 a.m. ET: Manchester City and Sunderland face for the right to lift the Capital One Cup into the London air and claim the first major trophy of English soccer’s 2013-14 season. While Manchester City is the consensus favorite, Manuel Pellegrini’s players will be keen to avoid an upset. After all, this Manchester City team is largely made up of the same players who suffered a...
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Grady Sizemore Still Playing Aggressively And Other Red Sox Spring Training Notes

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox are playing catch-up in this year’s Chairman’s Cup (formerly known as the Mayor’s Cup) series. The Red Sox dropped their second straight game to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Allen Webster struggled out of the gate for Boston, and Chris Parmelee’s three-run homer provided some breathing room as the Twins cruised to a 6-2 victory...
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