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David Ortiz Dealing With Calf Issue But Absence A ‘Planned Down Day’

BOSTON — David Ortiz might not be 100 percent. But the slugger’s absence from the Red Sox’s starting lineup Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers isn’t because of any physical ailment, according to Boston manager John Farrell. Ortiz recently has been dealing with a calf issue, thus raising some eyebrows when his name wasn’t penciled into Saturday’s lineup. Farrell said...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy calls David Backes 'gutless' for incident

The St. Louis Blues were dominated by the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, and their frustration was evident throughout the third period. Blues center David Backes took a perfectly clean hit by Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon and proceeded to go after the 18-year-old forward and bring him down to the ice. It also looked like Backes threw a few jabs after dropping...
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Grady Sizemore Leads Off For Boston Red Sox Against Milwaukee Brewers

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s lineup card for Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers includes a few interesting twists. David Ortiz is out of Boston’s lineup. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before the game that Ortiz has been dealing with some calf tightness but insisted the slugger’s absence from Saturday’s lineup is actually a “planned down day.” The Red Sox...
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Ole Miss Hits Walk-off Home Run On Intentional Walk Attempt (Video)

No one likes being intentionally walked, especially when it happens multiple times in the same game. It happened to Ole Miss third baseman Austin Anderson on Friday night when he received two free passes during an SEC college baseball game against Auburn. With two men on base in the 12th inning and the scored tied 5-5, Auburn was ready to intentionally walk Anderson again as he...
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Bruins Forward Loui Eriksson Hitting Stride At Perfect Time

BOSTON — This is the player that the Boston Bruins thought they were getting when they traded away a potential franchise cornerstone in Tyler Seguin over the summer. This is the Loui Eriksson they have been waiting to see. Eriksson’s first season with the Bruins has been tumultuous at times, but the winger had arguably his finest game on Saturday afternoon as he recorded four...
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Red Sox-Brewers Live: David Ortiz Out Of Boston’s Lineup Against Milwaukee

5:10 p.m.: David Ortiz is absent from the Red Sox’s lineup. Ortiz’s absence is a “planned down day,” according to John Farrell. The slugger has been dealing with a bit of a calf issue, though, so it’s certainly something to monitor. Daniel Nava will slide down into the No. 3 spot in Ortiz’s absence. Grady Sizemore, who picked up his first stolen base of the season in...
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Kyrie Irving: ‘Nonsense’ Reports About Wanting Out Of Cleveland Make Him ‘Sick’

Kyrie Irving and his “camp” don’t appear to be on the same page. ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst was not saying anything new Friday when he reiterated that Irving’s “camp” wants him to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving, who made his second All-Star appearance this season, is eligible for a maximum early-Bird extension this summer, if he chooses to re-sign with the Cavs...
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Bruins Debut New Player Of The Game Jacket Courtesy Of Johnny Bucyk (Photo)

BOSTON — The Bruins, like many NHL teams, have made a habit of handing out some sort of trinket to the player of the game following wins. The B’s don’t do it all season, but the in-house award usually debuts just in time for the postseason. The B’s gave the first look at this year’s player of the game prize on Saturday after a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at TD...
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Celtics-Pistons Live: Brad Stevens Plays Lineup Roulette With Slim Roster

3 p.m. ET: A skeleton crew for the Boston Celtics makes a pit stop in Motown on Saturday. With Rajon Rondo serving his usual rest on the second leg of a back-to-back and Avery Bradley missing his third straight game with a strained Achilles, the Celtics (23-53) are already shorthanded. It won’t help that Kris Humphries stayed in Boston with a strained right patellar tendon, leaving...
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David Krejci Scores Off Rebound In Bruins-Flyers Matchup (Video)

David Krejci put the first points on the board in the Boston Bruins-Philadelphia Flyers matchup on Saturday afternoon. The Bruins center scored on a rebound after left winger Loui Eriksson’s goal careened off Flyers goalie Ray Emery. Krejci put himself in perfect position after assists from Eriksson and Milan Lucic. Check out a breakdown of Krejci’s goal in the Berkshire Bank...
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LeBron James Wears Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Hat In Post-Loss Interview (Photos)

Twitter exploded Friday night when LeBron wore a peculiar hat during a postgame interview. The Miami Heat lost 122-121 to the Minnesota Timberwolves in double overtime, and King James was clearly upset over the game’s final score. Defeat wasn’t the only thing that looked strange on James, though, as he wore a hat similar to one recently made famous by music icon Pharrell and...
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Milan Lucic Scores To Put Boston Bruins Ahead Of Philadelphia Flyers (Video)

Milan Lucic put the Boston Bruins ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 just 19 seconds after Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds tied the game up. Lucic was fed by David Krejci and Loui Eriksson on the goal. The Flyers’ Jay Rosehill tied up the game again less than two minutes later. Check out Lucic’s goal in the video above.Filed under: Amica Coverage Play of the Week, Boston Bruins...
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Sam Moose Advances To TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 Final (Video)

Sam Moose Hockey defeated the New Hampshire Avalanche to advance to the championship game of the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 in the boys’ 10-under bracket. Sam Moose shooter Gabriel Poirier scored two goals against Avalanche goalie Parker Taylor, who made some nifty saves earlier in the matchup. Sam Moose goalie Joshua Girard did a nice job defending Avalance Shooter Ben Steeves, who...
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Dining Playbook Review: Stadium Sports Bar & Grill (Video)

This week’s “Dining Playbook” review features Stadium Sports Bar & Grill, which has three locations in South Boston, Quincy and Downtown Boston. Stadium provides the desired game-viewing experience without the budget-breaking ticket prices. Perfect for a night out with a group of friends, Stadium offers a selection of wings, burgers and pizzas. They even have a chocolate...
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Dining Playbook Training Camp With Retired Bruin Bob Sweeney (Video)

On this week’s edition of “Dining Playbook”, Billy met up with retired Boston Bruins center Bob Sweeney in the kitchen to talk hockey and cooking. The two made a pork tenderloin seasoned with rosemary and garlic while chatting about Sweeney’s NHL career and current position as director of development with the Boston Bruins Foundation. Check it out in the video above.Filed...
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John Lackey Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week Honors For Six-Strikeout Start

John Lackey started off the season right for the Boston Red Sox. The righty earned Amica Pitcher of the Week honors for his season-debut performance on Wednesday. Lackey earned the win after striking out six batters and allowing just three hits and one walk in six innings against the Baltimore Orioles. Lackey had a bounce-back season in 2013, when he had a 3.52 ERA while striking...
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Bruins Forward Reilly Smith Wins NESN’s 7th Player Award

BOSTON — Reilly Smith was named the 7th Player Award winner on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. The 7th Player Award is given to the Bruins player that exceeded expectations. Smith was recognized prior to the Bruins-Flyers game. Smith has had an impressive first season with the Bruins. He’s scored 19 goals and added 30 assists in his first full season with the Black and Gold...
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Brad Marchand: Bruins Staying ‘Down To Earth’ Heading Into Playoffs

The Boston Bruins are on a two-game losing streak as they try to clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Bruins left winger Brad Marchand said the Bruins to trying to stay “down to earth” as they try to right the ship before the postseason. Watch NESN’s Jamie Erdahl discuss with Marchand what Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers means to the Bruins.Filed...
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Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Jarome Iginla, Kevan Miller Out Against Flyers

BOSTON — The Bruins will take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden, and they will do so without two of their regulars. Jarome Iginla and Kevan Miller are both scratches for the B’s as the resting process has apparently begun. Iginla missed Wednesday’s game in Detroit with what the team called a lower body injury. He was back in the lineup the next night...
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Coppa In Boston’s South End Offers Savory Meals In Small Setting (Video)

NESN’s “Dining Playbook” sends two lucky diners out on the town each week to check out what some of the best restaurants in Boston have to offer. On this week’s edition of VIP Seat, two diners sat down for a meal at Ken Oringer’s Coppa in the South End. The small setting offers flavor-packed dishes such as a Salumi platter of various meats and local Fluke served with caviar...
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North Street Grille, Ticos Among Johnny Boychuck’s Best Boston Restaurants (Video)

Having played with the Boston Bruins organization since 2008, defenseman Johnny Boychuk knows his way around Boston bars and restaurants. Whether it’s drinks at Five Horses Tavern or a full-course meal out on the town, Johnny Rocket spends his time off the ice enjoying the many dining experiences that Beantown has to offer. He opts for Maggiano’s or Dominos for some classic...
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Bruins Could Be Eager To Clinch No. 1 Seed With Road Trip Ahead (Video)

The Boston Bruins have a chance to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference on Saturday afternoon against the Philadelphia Flyers, and with it could come some much-needed rest. The Bruins travel to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday and the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. It might be wise to leave some players home as the Bruins travel north. Watch Dale Arnold, Billy Jaffe and...
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Masahiro Tanaka Surrenders Leadoff Home Run In Yankee Debut Win

TORONTO — Masahiro Tanaka knew the English words to answer a question about the last time he’d been this anxious before a big game. “Japan Series,” Tanaka said, referring to last season’s championship in which he saved the clinching seventh game. Nerves were an issue for Tanaka in the early innings of his major league debut for the New York Yankees, but the right-hander...
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TJ Oshie still missing luggage from the Sochi Olympics

Team USA hockey star and St. Louis Blues winger T.J. Oshie is still without a bag from his Winter Olympics trip. Assistant director of media relations for the St. Louis Blues Dan O’Neill alerted the media on Friday that previously misplaced bags belonging to players David Backes and Alex Pietrangelo had been located and returned. Oshie’s USA bag, however, is still missing in...
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Derek Jeter Plays Keep Away With Greedy Adult, Gives Ball To Young Fan (Video)

New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter recently handed a baseball to a cute little girl after warding off a seemingly greedy Houston Astros fan. The interaction occurred during Thursday night’s Yankees-Astros matchup in Texas, when Jeter attempted to hand off the baseball to a young fan wearing his jersey. A woman clearly itching for some soon-to-be-priceless Jeter memorabilia tried...
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