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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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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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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Bills Hall Of Famer Jim Kelly ‘Praying For A Miracle’ Entering Chemotherapy

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is asking for prayers. The retired QB has spent the past month at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where he is preparing to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment, ESPN.com reported. Kelly was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer in his maxillary sinus and adjacent tissues last month. Kelly left the hospital Friday to spend the weekend...
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Report: DeSean Jackson Cussed Out Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly In 2013

DeSean Jackson was far from a model citizen during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles. More details are surfacing on why the Eagles decided to release the All-Pro wide receiver March 28, and apparently it has little to do with his reported “gang ties.” Jackson was “not very well liked by teammates” and “blatantly insubordinate” during the 2013 season, sources told...
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WATCH: Nick Swisher does Ohio State cheer after homering

Nick Swisher showed off his Buckeye Pride on Friday night. Swisher led his Cleveland Indians to a 7-2 home-opener win against the Minnesota Twins on Friday with a two-run home run in the sixth inning. The first baseman celebrated his homer with an Ohio crowd favorite, the O-H-I-O cheer for ”THE” Ohio State University. Undrafted out of high school, Swisher played with the...
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Bill Belichick’s Goal-Post Proposal Causing Problems For Manufacturers

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick isn’t only causing headaches for opposing head coaches this offseason. Belichick’s approved proposal to raise goal posts by five feet has manufacturers scrambling. “It’s actually pretty significant,” director of sports construction sales at Sportsfield Specialties David Moxley told azcentral sports. “It isn’t as easy as...
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Bruins-Flyers Live: B’s Return To Garden For Penultimate Home Game

9 a.m.: This is, quite truly, the home stretch. The NHL regular season ends one week from Sunday, and the Boston Bruins will play five games in the season’s final eight days. That stretch begins Saturday afternoon where the Bruins will take on the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. The rivalry matchup marks Philly’s first and only trip to Boston this season. The two teams have...
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Brandin Cooks, Kyle Van Noy Receive Pre-Draft Interest From Patriots

The New England Patriots have done their homework on first-round wide receivers in the 2014 NFL draft. Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks told NFL Network on Friday night that the Patriots visited and worked him out. Cooks, who said he can be better than DeSean Jackson, is expected to be selected in the first round of May’s NFL draft. The Patriots held combine interviews...
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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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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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