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Who Is The Last Bruins Player To Score 30 Goals In The Regular Season?

For the 12th time in his career, Jarome Iginla reached the 30-goal plateau when he buried his second of two goals against the Washington Capitals on March 29. While that may not be the biggest deal personally for the Boston Bruins’ winger (who has hit the 50-goal mark twice career), it is a big deal for the franchise, which hasn’t seen many 30-goal scorers lately. Who is the...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens: Marcin Gortat Sneaking Into Celtics Huddle ‘Not A Huge Concern’

BOSTON — Oftentimes, the things that draw the most attention on social media barely register with folks in the real world. So while Twitter went ablaze with jokes and chastisements of Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat, who sneaked into a Boston Celtics player huddle in the third quarter of Wednesday’s game, Celtics coach Brad Stevens didn’t even catch Gortat’s stunt...
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David Ortiz ‘Surprised’ By MVP Ring; Other Red Sox Home Opener Notes

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s 2014 season is in full swing. The Red Sox, who took two of three from the Baltimore Orioles in their season-opening series at Camden Yards, fell to the Milwaukee Brewers in Friday’s home opener at Fenway Park. The day was much more about the Red Sox’s World Series ring ceremony, though, as it was a special occasion that offered Boston one last chance...
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Rajon Rondo, Celtics In Danger Of Straying From Course As End Of Season Nears

BOSTON — The best way to describe Rajon Rondo and Brad Stevens’ demeanors late Friday night was this: They boiled. After a dispiriting 111-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers that marked a new low point in the Boston Celtics’ season, the team’s captain and coach, respectively, demonstrated an outward calm while clearly simmering underneath. That much was clear after Stevens...
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Brad Stevens Dwells On Defeats; Impressions From Celtics’ Loss To Sixers

BOSTON — Brad Stevens has suffered through 53 losses this season as head coach of the Boston Celtics, with at least a few more likely to come before he wraps up his rookie campaign. Each defeat has shaken him, but his mood after dropping Friday’s game to the Philadelphia 76ers hit a new low. Stevens took an unusually long time to arrive for his postgame press conference following...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Aiming To Bounce Back Against Flyers Following Loss To Leafs (Video)

The Boston Bruins have suffered back-to-back losses and are looking to return to the win column when they host the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon. Boston can clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a victory over the Flyers. The Bruins are also in a good position to win their first Presidents’ Trophy since 1989-90. The B’s are tied with the St....
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Colorado Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez Swallows Dip, Has To Leave Game

Mark this one down in the “reasons not to dip” category. Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez left Wednesday night’s game against the Miami Marlins because of dizziness after he swallowed his chewing tobacco, says Brandon Maloy of Sports Illustrated. While many players dip with regularity, its pretty rare — and strongly suggested against — to turn it into a meal...
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Red Sox’s Aggressive Style Doesn’t Work In Opening Day Loss To Brewers

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox were aggressive last season. They are going to be aggressive again this season. It really didn’t take four regular-season games to figure that out, as their style is more about a specific mindset than anything else. The Red Sox have played aggressively in the early going this season, though, and Friday’s 6-2 home opener loss to the Milwaukee Brewers...
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Seattle Mariners Create Macklemore Bobbleheads (Photo)

Bobblehead collectors in Washington state will want to arrive early to the New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners game on June 12. The Mariners plan to give out Macklemore bobbleheads to the first 20,000 fans that arrive to the game. The hip-hop artist is originally from Seattle, so his bobblehead should prove to be pretty popular with Mariners fans. The team is also enjoying its first...
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Pirates Fan Makes Epic Foul Ball Catch With His Popcorn Bucket (Video)

The 2014 baseball season is still very young, but we already have a nominee for catch of the year. A fan watching the Pirates take on the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Friday night made a remarkable catch with his popcorn bucket. The fan didn’t have a hat or a glove handy, so he did the next best thing and used his popcorn to catch the foul ball. The bucket exploded...
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Devils’ Patrik Elias Checked Into Stanchion By Capitals’ Tom Wilson (GIF)

A scary scene developed in New Jersey on Friday night when Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson checked Devils forward Patrik Elias into the stanchion between the benches. Elias immediately left the game and didn’t return for the second period. There is no status on his condition at this time. Elias looks unsteady as he coasts off ice and then heads off to locker room.— Tom...
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Yasiel Puig Benched For Dodgers’ Home Opener After Arriving Late To Ballpark

Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig made headlines for the wrong reasons again on Friday when he arrived late to Dodger Stadium for the team’s home opener against the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m. local time. As punishment, manager Don Mattingly benched the young star and started veteran Andre Ethier in right field. Mattingly explained in his postgame press conference...
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Eagles’ Evan Mathis Shares $0 Signing Bonus Check On Instagram (Photo)

Signing bonuses are important to NFL players because contracts in professional football aren’t fully guaranteed. Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Evan Mathis, who will enter the third year of a five-year, $25.5 million deal next season, posted a picture of a signing bonus check he received from the team to his Instagram on Friday. He also included a caption that read “Hell...
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Red Sox’s Emotional Ring Ceremony Overshadows Loss In Home Opener

BOSTON — In five years, those who suited up for the Boston Red Sox on Friday probably won’t remember which team won the 2014 home opener at Fenway Park. In 10 years, the Red Sox might even think they emerged victorious. In 20 years, heck, the Red Sox probably will think they won in blowout fashion. No, it won’t be a case of organizational amnesia. It’ll simply be because...
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Creighton’s Doug McDermott Wins Wooden Award

Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott won the John R. Wooden Award on Friday, which is one of most prestigious player of the year honors handed out each season. Another #McTrophy: With the Wooden Award, McDermott has now received 11 different Player of the Year honors. #BIGEAST— BIG EAST MBB (@BIGEASTMBB) April 04, 2014 Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker and Louisville senior...
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Red Sox’s Nine-Game Home Opener Win Streak Snapped (Video)

The Boston Red Sox celebrated their 2013 World Series triumph on Friday afternoon at Fenway Park and received their championship rings during a beautiful ceremony. Once the game started, the visiting Milwaukee Brewers quickly opened the scoring with a two-run home run from Jonathan Lucroy in the second inning. The Brewers would add four more runs over the next seven innings en route...
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Report: Chris Johnson Targeted By Three AFC East Teams Before He Was Cut

The Tennessee Titans released running back Chris Johnson on Friday after they were unable to trade him, but that’s not because of a lack of interest. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Johnson drew interest from four teams, including three from the AFC East. No, not the New England Patriots. Four teams that discussed a potential trade for RB Chris Johnson, but ultimately declined...
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Seahawks Lock Up Head Coach Pete Carroll With Contract Extension

SEATTLE — The first major contract extension finalized by the Seattle Seahawks following their Super Bowl title was a commitment to coach Pete Carroll – and to an ideology that finally proved successful at the professional level. While getting stars such as Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman locked up remains important, the focus for the Seahawks was making sure Carroll was sticking...
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Watch Boston Red Sox World Series Ring Ceremony At Fenway Park (Video)

Before playing their first home game of the 2014 season, the Boston Red Sox were awarded their 2013 World Series championship rings. The ceremony included an array of Boston heroes, from survivors and heroes of the Boston Marathon bombings to Jason Varitek, Mark Recchi and Troy Brown. Lots of championship hardware was on display too, with an array of trophies from the New England...
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Alex Ovechkin Responds To Coach’s Claim He Quit On A Play During Recent Loss

Alexander Ovechkin finally responded to his head coach Adam Oates’ recent remarks about how the Washington Capitals captain quit on Dustin Jeffrey’s goal during a 5-0 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. Ovechkin told NHL.com’s Dan Rosen on Friday that he hasn’t discussed the matter with Oates, and that he thinks the entire team quit on that goal. "Of course I get the blame...
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Blues Star T.J. Oshie Opens Up About Newborn Daughter’s Birth Defect

T.J. Oshie is in the midst of a very successful NHL season, both individually and from a team perspective as his St. Louis Blues are among the favorites to win the Stanley Cup. It’s also been an eventful year off the ice for the United States Olympian, who rose to national fame for his performance in the Americans’ shootout victory over Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics....
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MLB Expanded Replay: Ian Desmond’s Inside The Park Home Run Overturned

The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves game on Friday became one of the first to use the new replay system that’s available this year. In the fifth inning, the Nationals’ Ian Desmond roped a liner down the third base line that ended up stopping underneath the padding against the wall in left field. Braves’ outfielder Justin Upton threw both his hands up to signal a ground...
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Wisconsin A Good Upset Pick In Final Four Tilt vs. No. 8 Seed Kentucky

The Wisconsin Badgers are used to being overlooked. They’re one of the very best teams in college basketball, and they’re the No. 2 seed in Saturday’s National Semifinal matchup (April 5, 8:49 PM) with the No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats. However, it’s the Wildcats who have been named 2-point favorites at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This kind of thing happens a lot to Wisconsin...
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Patriots’ Alfonzo Dennard Released From Jail After Serving 35 Days

New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was released from a Nebraska jail Friday at 1 p.m. after serving 35 days, Boston.com reported. Dennard previously was handed a 60-day sentence for violating probation tied to his 2012 conviction for felony assault on a police officer. Friday was the first day Dennard was eligible for release from jail. The defensive back is entering...
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Celtics Coach Brad Stevens To Receive Honorary Doctorate From Butler University

BOSTON — Come next season, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens can ask to be addressed as “Dr. Stevens.” The request might not be fulfilled, but he can ask, at least. Butler University will present Stevens with an honorary doctorate at the school’s commencement ceremony on May 10, according to a Butler press release. The doctorate will recognize Stevens’ contributions to...
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