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Jarome Iginla, Kevan Miller Miss Bruins Practice, But Will Make Road Trip

BOSTON — The Bruins were without forward Jarome Iginla and defenseman Kevan Miller at practice on Monday, but there doesn’t seem like much worry about their statuses moving ahead. Iginla and Miller also missed Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers, but Bruins head coach Claude Julien says both players have been held out for precautionary reasons more than anything...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Expected To Give Players Some Rest With Top Seed Locked Up (Video)

The Boston Bruins have the luxury of being able to take it easy over the regular season’s final week. Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Flyers clinched the Eastern Conference’s top seed for the Bruins, who will now be able to rest up some of their workhorses in preparation for what they hope will be another long playoff run. Defenseman Zdeno Chara, who has played in 75 of...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Sturridge Schools Kids On Signature Goal-Celebration Dance (Video)

It’s no secret that Daniel Sturridge has class on the soccer field, but did you know that he recently taught a class off it? Dance class, that is. In the latest episode of LFC TV’s “Kop Kids,” Sturridge makes a surprise visit to Anfield Junior School in Liverpool, England. Sturridge quickly learns that he has many young fans at the school, so he decides to help out in the...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fans To Receive Cool Big Papi Bobblehead Monday Night (Photo)

Regardless of the outcome, Boston Red Sox fans won’t leave Fenway Park empty-handed on Monday night. The Red Sox have announced that Monday night’s contest against the Texas Rangers is “David Ortiz Bobblehead Night,” meaning that every fan in attendance will receive a mini-likeness of the beloved slugger. Check out a picture of Big Papi’s bobblehead likeness below. Don...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brad Marchand Wins Amica Coverage Play Of The Week

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday morning at 10 a.m. ET and conclude on Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and enter to win a $100 gift certificate to the Pro Shop at TD Garden. Voting begins every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and ends Monday...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dedicated Kentucky Fan’s Tattoo Earns Him Free Tickets To Title Game

University of Kentucky fan Tyler Austin Black got a tattoo in March that promised the Kentucky Wildcats would win this year’s NCAA national title. Now, his extreme act of devotion is paying off. After being interviewed by CBS last week, Black was informed by the network that he had scored free tickets to Monday’s championship game between the Wildcats and the University of...
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Old Men Create Hilarious Remake Of Paulina Gretzky Cover Shoot (Photo)

Paulina Gretzky’s Golf Digest cover shoot has caused quite the stir in the past few days. This photo should add some fuel to the fire. After a scantily-clad Gretzky angered many, including several LPGA members, by appearing on the cover of the May issue of Golf Digest, Orlando-based photographer Cy Cyr called upon several middle-aged males to recreate the model’s controversial...
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Mother, Daughter Fighting Through Boston Marathon Injuries, Memories

Celeste and Sydney Corcoran nearly lost their lives when two homemade bombs transformed the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon into a scene of chaos and confusion. Celeste, Sydney’s mother, lost both of her legs as a result, and Sydney suffered a hole in her right foot and had to have a vein graft to repair a torn femoral artery. While the Corcoran family is still learning...
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Brad Stevens: Return To College Coaching Not On Radar, Committed To Celtics

Brad Stevens has taken this season about as well as he could be expected. The Boston Celtics coach hasn’t lashed out publicly at his players or at management, has redirected blame for all 54 losses onto himself. Yet he breaks a cardinal rule of coaching or any profession: He takes bad days at the office home with him. At the same time, he hasn’t given up on his rookie season...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Red Sox Agree To Terms With Infielder Ryan Roberts

The Boston Red Sox added some infield depth to their roster Monday morning. Former Tampa Bay Rays utility infielder Ryan Roberts has agreed to terms on a major league contract with the Red Sox, according to a tweet from his agency. The team has not yet confirmed the signing. The 33-year-old has seen action at six different positions during his eight years in the majors, with the...
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Joel Anthony Giving His All To Celtics While Former Heat Squad Preps For Playoffs

BOSTON — For some people in Joel Anthony’s position, these last three months might have been the longest in their lives. Almost literally overnight — in reality, over the course of an afternoon — Anthony went from chasing a championship with the Miami Heat to playing out the string with the draft lottery-bound Boston Celtics. Instead of gearing up for a potential third-straight...
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WATCH: A's pitcher Sonny Gray gets assist from 1st base bag

Oakland A’s pitcher Sonny Gray received an unexpected assist en route to picking up a 6-3 win against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. In the 6th inning, Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager ripped a line drive down the first base line that looked destined for extra bases. Miraculously, though, the ball hit the first base bag, bounced up in the air and landed in the glove of Gray...
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Dodgers Fan Fails To Catch Ball, Tumbles Down Flight Of Stairs (GIF)

One Los Angeles Dodgers fan squandered his 15 seconds of fame in the worst way Sunday evening. Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke showed off his skills with the bat against the San Francisco Giants, smacking a ground-rule double that made a beeline right for one lucky spectator’s outstretched glove. The guy had the souvenir right in his webbing, but he couldn’t stick the landing. He...
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TD Garden To Undergo $70M Renovation, ‘Complete Refurbishment’

TD Garden will be getting quite the facelift this summer. A privately funded, two-year, $70 million renovation project is set to begin at the home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics. Among the changes in store for the 19-year-old arena are “a relocation and expansion of the Bruins’ Proshop, an overhaul of the concourses on levels four and seven, and renovations of the Garden’s...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn Routs Stanford In Final Four, Will Face Notre Dame For National Title

For the UConn men’s basketball team, a trip to the NCAA title game was a major shock. For the women, it was all part of the plan. The undefeated and top-seeded Huskies (39-0) crushed No. 2 seed Stanford 75-56 in the Final Four on Sunday, setting up a battle with a fellow unbeaten, 37-0 Notre Dame, in Tuesday night’s national championship game. It’ll be the first women’s...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant surpasses Michael Jordan's 25-point scoring streak

Kevin Durant is quickly becoming one of the best scorers in NBA history. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward scored 38 points in his team’s 122-115 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. It was his 41st consecutive game with 25 or more points, which surpasses Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan’s mark of 40 that was set in 1986-87. Jordan didn’t win the MVP that season, and...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zac Rinaldo ejected for intent-to-injure hit penalty

Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo was ejected from Sunday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres and will likely face further discipline from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. Rinaldo received a match penalty (five-minute major) for an elbow to the head of Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel in the third period. Buffalo scored on the ensuing power play to trim Philly’s...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Surpasses Paul Molitor For Eighth On All-Time Hits List

New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter picked up two hits in Sunday’s win against the Toronto Blue Jays, moving his career total to 3,320 and pushing him to eighth place on the all-time hits list. Jeter surpassed Baseball Hall of Famer Paul Molitor’s tally of 3,319. “It’s special. I grew up watching Paul,” Jeter said via Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. “I have a lot of respect...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Changes To NESN’s Night Schedule For April 6, 2014

Due to some technical difficulties, a few changes have been made to NESN’s television schedule for the night of April 6, 2014. The new schedule is listed below. 7:30 p.m. — Charlie Moore Outdoors 8 p.m. — Dining Playbook with Billy and Jenny 8:30 p.m. — Wicked Bites 9 p.m. — The New England Traveler 9:30 p.m. — The Ultimate Red Sox Show 10 p.m. — NESN Sports Today Live...
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Red Sox Shortstop Xander Bogaerts Continues Strong Start To Season (Video)

The Boston Red Sox lost their third straight game on Sunday afternoon to the Milwaukee Brewers, but the impressive play of rookie shortstop Xander Bogaerts is an encouraging sign. He tallied another hit on Sunday to increase his batting average and on-base percentage, while also making a bit of history. Bogaerts is the 1st AL player age 21 or younger to reach base 11+ times over...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote: What Do You Think Of The MLB Replay System So Far?

Major League Baseball introduced an expanded replay system for the 2014 season. In addition to home runs still be reviewed if necessary, several new changes were made, including a manager’s challenge system where certain plays, such as close calls at first base, can be reviewed and possibly overturned if there’s enough evidence. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell made his first...
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Charity Hockey Game Between NYPD, FDNY Involves Bench-Clearing Brawl (Videos)

The annual charity hockey game between the Fire Department of New York City’s Bravest and the New York City Police Department’s Finest at the Nassau Coliseum turned aggressive when a bench-clearing brawl erupted with the score tied 3-3. The referees’ efforts to mediate the fight proved futile as dozens of firefighters and police officers relentlessly punched and wrestled...
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Allen Iverson Congratulates UConn Coach Kevin Ollie On Final Four Win

Retired NBA player Allen Iverson sent a congratulatory message to University of Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie following the Huskies’ impressive Final Four victory over the top-seeded Florida Gators on Saturday night. “Congratulations K.O. this couldn’t happen to a better person,” Iverson wrote on his Instagram page. “I’m very excited about you being in the National...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Must Turn Page On Ugly Series With Margin For Error So Thin

BOSTON — A weekend that started with jubilation for the Red Sox ended with repeated doses of agony. The Red Sox dropped three straight to the Milwaukee Brewers following Friday’s World Series ring ceremony at Fenway Park. The unexpected sweep shouldn’t cause any hysteria in Boston, but lackluster play simply won’t cut it at a time when the Red Sox’s margin for error is...
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Norwich City Fires Manager Chris Hughton, Hires Neil Adams As Replacement

NORWICH, England — Norwich City FC sacked manager Chris Hughton and his backroom staff Sunday and replaced him with former player Neil Adams in a bid to keep the club in the Premier League next season. The decision came a day after a 1-0 home loss to fellow struggler West Bromwich Albion, which left Norwich in 17th in the Premier League standings, just five points above the relegation...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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