Patriots fans have cast their votes. Today, the Patriots announced that fullback Jim Nance has earned the honor of becoming the 14th player and the first running back to be inducted into the team’s hall of fame. Nance played for the Patriots from 1965-1971, and was named to the Pro Bowl twice. He finished his [...]
Game 7 of the Magic-Celtics series is the most-viewed NBA second-round playoff game ever on cable. TNT says Orlando’s 101-82 win Sunday was watched by 8.41 million viewers. The previous record was 7.65 million for Game 6 of Spurs-Lakers in 2004.
Niklas Backstrom of the Minnesota Wild, Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins are the finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender. The league announced the finalists Monday. The winner, voted by general managers around the league, will be revealed June 18 at the NHL [...]
Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins, Mike Green of the Washington Capitals and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings are finalists for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman. The league announced the finalists Thursday and the winner will be revealed June 18. Lidstrom is seeking his seventh Norris and fourth in a [...]
Boston left winger Milan Lucic was suspended for a game by the NHL on Sunday for a blow to the head on Montreal’s Maxim Lapierre in the Bruins’ Game 2 victory Saturday night in Boston. Lucic was assessed a match penalty for high-sticking with 4:32 left in the game. “While it is unclear whether Lucic’s [...]
The NBA has suspended Boston guard Ray Allen one game without pay for elbowing Cleveland forward Anderson Varejao in the groin. The players got tangled under the basket after a free throw with 5:05 remaining in the third quarter of the Cavaliers’ 107-76 victory on Sunday. Varejao flung Boston’s guard to the floor, and Allen [...]
The Boston Red Sox placed shortstop Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left wrist before their game against the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Lowrie was sent to Boston for tests to determine the extent of the injury. “We want to be more conclusive with what’s going on,” Red Sox manager [...]
Grammy Award winner Seal will sing the national anthem at the Boston Red Sox season opener. The Red Sox take on the AL champion Tampa Bay Rays on Monday at Fenway Park. According to the AP, Seal is in town that day as part of his North American tour in support of his latest album [...]
Maine’s new NBA Development League team has a name: the Maine Red Claws. The name, true to the state’s lobster tradition, was announced Thursday by team president and general manager Jon Jennings on The Big Jab sports radio station. The Red Claws plan to unveil their logo in the near future. Reaction: I guess it [...]
Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft has inducted the franchise’s original owner, Billy Sullivan, into the Patriots Hall of Fame as a contributor, according to Patriots.com Sullivan is the first contributor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, which was previously comprised of 13 players, with a 14th to be selected by fans in [...]
The NBA’s referees union has criticized the league for fining an official who was involved in a dispute with Celtics coach Doc Rivers. Rivers was fined $25,000 Thursday for his postgame rant against Bill Kennedy, and the league also docked Kennedy an undisclosed amount. Rivers complained afterward that Kennedy goaded him into receiving a second [...]
Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler said last night that he will not report to the team’s first meeting today and has formally asked to be traded, ESPN.com reported last night. He said a Saturday meeting with first-year coach Josh McDaniels ended badly. “I went in there with every intention of solving the issue, being a [...]
After suffering three concussions in less than a month, Celtics forward Brian Scalabrine has been diagnosed with postconcussion syndrome and will need at least the rest of the month to recover, coach Doc Rivers said. Reaction: I’d be worried if the Celtics didn’t sign Mikki Moore, so at least Scal has time to recover and [...]
Maine’s largest city was awarded a franchise in the NBA Development League on Wednesday, with the team likely being affiliated with the Boston Celtics. Members of a Maine investment group, NBA Development League President Dan Reed and the president of the Boston Celtics were on hand for the announcement, which was made in front of [...]
Former Red Sox second baseman Jose Offerman was sued Thursday in a bat-wielding attack at a minor league game that injured two opposing players. Bridgeport Bluefish catcher John Nathans filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, seeking $4.8 million in damages. He says the attack left him with permanent, career-ending injuries.