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Bruins’ ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Ways Cost Them in Game 6, Game 7 Against Toronto to Be True Toss-Up

The Bruins have no one to blame but themselves, and if they don’t figure it out quickly — in less than 24 hours — their season will be over. The B’s played an inexplicably ugly game Sunday night in Game 6 against the Maple Leafs, and Toronto took full advantage of it. The Leafs won the do-or-die affair 2-1, and they have forced Game 7 on Monday night back in Boston. Bruins...
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Bruins’ Team Plane Has ‘Malfunction,’ B’s Forced to Stay in Toronto and Fly to Boston on Monday

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Bruins on Sunday night in Game 6, and they’ll also beat the Bruins in the race to get back to Boston for Monday night’s Game 7. The B’s announced Sunday night shortly after their 2-1 loss to the Leafs in Game 6 that they would not be traveling to Boston after the game. The reason? They had airplane problems, which will force them to remain in...
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Toronto Gets Revenge on Bruins With ‘Thank You, Seguin’ Chants While Maple Leafs Force Game 7 (Videos)

Nothing’s ever easy in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and the Bruins are certainly no strangers to that after losing to the Maple Leafs in Game 6. That means that there will be a winner-take-all Game 7 on Monday night at the TD Garden, where the winner advances to the next round and the loser’s offseason starts earlier than they’d prefer. Phil Kessel scored another game-winning...
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Manny Ramirez Makes Awful Slide Attempt Breaking Up Double Play in Taiwanese League (Video)

Maybe Manny Ramirez will chalk this one up to poor depth perception. It was another case of Manny being Manny over in Taiwan during a game with the EDA Rhinos. In a video posted Friday, Ramirez took a lead off of first base and made his way toward second on the hit. The ground ball was fielded by the first baseman and thrown to second. Ramirez, in attempt to make it to second base...
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Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel Keeping Toronto’s Season Alive Among Best Images From Bruins’ Game 6 Loss (Photos)

Before this series, few people outside of Toronto and the Reimer household would have been able to pick James Reimer out of a crowd. Now the 25-year-old netminder is making himself an unwelcome household name in New England. Reimer came through with another stout effort in goal for the Maple Leafs on Sunday, stopping 29 of the 30 shots the Bruins put on goal. The Leafs’ 2-1 win...
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Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn Wants to Pass Act Stripping NFL of Tax-Exempt Status

It’s no secret that the NFL makes money. Lots of money. It pays its executives lots of money — Commissioner Roger Goodell made nearly $30 million in the year covered by the most recent tax filing. A lesser-known fact is that the NFL, as an organization, is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt organization. That means the league doesn’t have to pay federal income tax on its estimated $10...
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Tuukka Rask, James Reimer Both Raising Their Games As Both Teams Look for Any Advantage (Video)

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Better yet, what happens when two immovable objects meet up in an NHL playoff game? That’s what the Bruins and Maple Leafs are dealing with on Sunday night, as Tuukka Rask and James Reimer continue to one-up each other at opposite ends of the ice. The two goalies are locked in to an extent rarely seen, but the game...
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Lehigh Lacrosse Player Scores Impressive Behind-Back Goal in First Round of NCAA Tournament (Video)

The Lehigh University men’s lacrosse team was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA playoffs by No. 1 ranked UNC, but the Mountain Hawks didn’t go down without a SportsCenter-worthy highlight. Lehigh was unranked heading into the tournament, but toward the end of the first quarter, sophomore Patrick Corbett stepped up with a an impressive goal that put the Mountain Hawks...
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David Ortiz Honors Moms Everywhere on Mother’s Day, Welcoming Inspirational Women to Fenway Park (Video)

There is no disputing what David Ortiz has done for the Red Sox franchise and what he has accomplished during his time with the team. Big Papi has been part of two World Championship teams, is a nine-time All-Star and has become an important part of the community through his charitable work. Through it all, there is one person he wishes he could share his accomplishments with ...
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Bruins Looking Like Themselves Early in Game 6, Which Has Proven to Have Mixed Results in Past (Video)

The Bruins have a very unique style of play, and it becomes even more pronounced in the playoffs. They’re not a team that’s going to get into a fire-wagon race up and down the ice with opponents. Instead, they’re more likely to out-physical whoever’s in their way, ultimately finding a way to win thanks to gritty heroics. That’s proving to be a difficult recipe for success...
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Tiger Woods Wins Players Championship As Sergio Garcia Implodes on Famous 17th Hole at Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. —  Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday. Woods ended a weekend of words with Garcia by finding land on the final two holes for par to close with a 2-under 70. Garcia was tied for the lead as he stood on the 17th tee and stared at the island green. He hit into the water twice to make a quadruple...
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Red Sox Cap Off Frustrating Homestand in Ugly Fashion, Need to ‘Keep Grinding’ During Road Trip

BOSTON — The Red Sox’ ugly stretch got even uglier on Sunday, and things are only going to get tougher. The Blue Jays rolled into Sunday’s rubber match and blasted five home runs while throttling the Red Sox 12-4 in front of a stunned Fenway Park crowd. The Sox end their seven-game homestand with a dismal 2-5 record, which means they’ve now lost eight of their last 10 games...
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Ryan Dempster Confident Sox Can Bust Out of Rut, Get Back on Winning Track (Video)

The fun had to come to an end at some point, and after experiencing a successful April, the Red Sox have gotten their first few tests of the season. The Sox have won just four games in their last 12 dating back to May 1, a period in which they also suffered their first sweep of the season at the hands of the Rangers. On Sunday the Sox dropped a 12-4 decision to the Blue Jays. The...
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Bruins Know Winning Formula Against Maple Leafs for Game 6, But Following Plan Is Easier Said Than Done (Video)

There aren’t many surprises left for two teams after they play each other for six games in a row. By now, the Bruins know what they have to do against the Maple Leafs to win, and the fact they hold a 3-2 edge in the series is a testament to that. However, Toronto knows what it must do to keep the series alive — and the onus is now on the Bruins to prevent a winner-take-all,...
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Shane Victorino Getting Ribs, Back Checked Out at Hospital After Crashing Into Right-Field Wall

Knowing Boston’s appreciation for players who are “dirt dogs,” Shane Victorino probably made a lot of fans on Sunday. Victorino crashed into the right-field fence while trying to rob Toronto’s Emilio Bonifacio of a home run in the fourth inning. The play left Victorino laying on the ground in pain, but he got back to his feet and stayed in the game until manager John Farrell...
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David Ortiz Honors Mothers Everywhere on Mother’s Day, Welcoming Inspirational Women to Fenway Park (Video)

There is no disputing what David Ortiz has done for the Red Sox franchise and the accomplishments he has made in his time with the team. Big Papi has been part of two World Championship teams, is a nine-time all-star and has become an important part of the community through his charitable work. Through it all, there is one person he wishes he could share his accomplishments with...
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Report: Roberto Mancini to Be Fired as Manchester City Manager After Failed 2012-13 Campaign

Roberto Mancini was the king of Manchester, England, less than a year ago, but he will be shamed and run out of town in the coming days. Mancini will be fired from his job as Manchester City’s manager this week after failing to build on last season’s success. Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini is the overwhelming favorite to replace Mancini on the City bench, according to  the...
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Tom Thibodeau Fined $35,000 for Criticizing Refs Over LeBron James’ ‘Flop’

Tom Thibodeau spoke his mind about the NBA’s refs, and in return, the Bulls’ head coach’s wallet will be a little lighter on Sunday. The NBA fined Thibodeau $35,000 for comments that were critical of the refereeing in Game 3 of the Bulls-Heat series, according to the league’s official release. Thibodeau wasn’t happy with a call that got Nazr Mohammed ejected from the game...
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Mariano Rivera, Joba Chamberlain Make Up With ‘Tommy Boy’ Quote After Shushing Spat Saturday Night (Photo)

We know how worried you all were, but don’t worry, Mariano Rivera and Joba Chamberlain have hugged and made up. The two Yankees relievers got into a spat on Saturday night when Rivera shushed Chamberlain while Rivera was speaking with reporters and Chamberlain was talking with his family. Chamberlain confronted the closer about it in front of fans and the media in New York’s...
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Red Sox Could Use Jonathan Papelbon, But It’s Not Worth Complaining About Something That Made Perfect Sense

There’s way too much Monday morning quarterbacking going on in Boston these days. It needs to stop. Now that the Red Sox’ closer’s role has become somewhat of a revolving door, the cries for Jonathan Papelbon grow louder and louder each game. On Saturday, even Papelbon himself probably heard the shouts when he took the mound in Arizona. At the very least, his ears were ringing...
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Will Middlebrooks Tells Young Red Sox Fans Dustin Pedroia Is Team’s Biggest Prankster (Video)

Will Middlebrooks was in the hot seat this week on Red Sox Small Talk. And he took the tough questions from young Red Sox fans all over New England. Middlebrooks was taught the “Gangnam Style” dance by some of the youngsters. He also discussed who his favorite football players are, who the best dancer on the team is and he gives advice on how to talk to girls. Middlebrooks also...
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Lionel Messi Movie to Take ‘Rocky’-Style View of Soccer Star’s Life, Open Before 2014 World Cup

Lionel Messi‘s life story is set to hit the movie screens in time for the 2014 World Cup. Epic Pictures Group says it is financing and developing a Rocky-style film after buying the rights to dramatize a biography about the Barcelona soccer star. The Beverly Hills-based company says the biopic will chart Messi’s rise from a modest background in Argentina and how he ”overcame...
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Report: Titus Young Arrested Third Time This Week, Charged With Burglary, Assaulting Police Officer, Resisting Arrest

Back when Titus Young was drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions, the former Boise State wide receiver was likely envisioning himself breaking team or league records for his play on the field. Now his actions off the field have become far more notable. Young was arrested for the third time in less than a week late on Friday night, according to The...
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Erin Asselin Shares Her Mother’s Day Red Sox ‘Fan Story’ (Video)

Before she caught up with David Ortiz prior to the Red Sox game, Erin Asselin told her Red Sox “Fan Story” to NESN’s Jenny Dell down on the field at Fenway Park. Asselin is in Boston celebrating Mother’s Day with her family and their cancer survivor mom. Watch the video above to hear their story. Tune in to Red Sox postgame coverage and NESN Daily at 10 p.m. to hear more...
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David Ross Placed on Seven-Day Concussion Disabled List, Ryan Lavarnway Recalled From Pawtucket

Ryan Lavarnway will spend a week with the big league club. David Ross suffered a concussion during Saturday afternoon’s matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays. In the ninth inning he took two straight foul balls directly off his mask. Ross was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Lavarnway will take his place on the 25-man roster. Lavarnway spent April 25-27 with the Red...
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