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Canadiens End Bruins’ Season with 3-1 Game 7 Victory

That’s all, folks. The Montreal Canadiens have ended the 2013-14 NHL season for the Boston Bruins, beating the B’s 3-1 in Game 7 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. After holding a 3-2 series lead, the Bruins couldn’t win either of the last two games to close out the series, getting trounced 4-0 in Montreal in Game 6 before […]

Bruins Even Series with Third Period Comeback vs. Canadiens

After Bruins killer Thomas Vanek scored his second goal of the game to put the Montreal Canadiens up 3-1 with 13:30 left in the third period, Bruins forward Shawn Thornton told his teammates they needed a goal every five minutes to tie up the game. They did a little bit better than that. Two better, to […]

Photos: Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork Hanging Out and Looking Fine at Kentucky Derby

Ah, the perks of being a professional athlete! No, I’m not talking about the fame, or the fortune, or the ability to turn both into an annual vacation to Churchill Downs as a guest of some famous horse breeder/owner. Whether it’s NBA players walking into the arena (Exhibit A: Westbrook, Russell), baseball players being hazed […]

Rays Complain About Doubleheader, then Brag After Sweeping Red Sox

Well, that backfired. After rain postponed Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox invoked an obscure rule that gives them (and the Chicago Cubs) the authority to schedule doubleheaders without their opponent’s consent. The Rays wanted to wait until their next visit to Fenway Park to make up the rain […]

Clippers Owner Sterling Banned for Life, Fined $2.5M

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver didn’t pull any punches during Tuesday’s press conference addressing Donald Sterling’s racist comments. Having confirmed that the man on the recording was indeed the Clippers owner, Silver handed out the harshest punishment possible, giving Sterling a lifetime ban from the NBA, fining him the maximum $2.5 million, and requesting that the […]

To Boo or Not to Boo? Ellsbury Returns to Boston with Yankees

To boo, or not to boo? That is the question Boston Red Sox fans are presented with as Jacoby Ellsbury makes his return to Fenway Park adorned in the pinstripes of the New York Yankees. On the one hand, he’s a Yankee. On the other, he helped bring two World Series trophies to Boston in […]

Video: Time-Lapse of LEGO Fenway Park Being Built

That’s right. I’m talking about a 12-foot LEGO model of Fenway Park, complete with hundreds of LEGO fans. I didn’t see any 2013 LEGO World Series banners, though, or bearded players for that matter. The question is, where was this when I was 12 years old? Actually, screw that, where can I find this right now? […]

2,014 Tasty Burgers Could Be Yours for Free

It’s a little late for lunch, but if you still need to grab a bite to eat, it seems Fenway Park is the place to be. Tasty Burger is handing out 2,014 free burgers up until 3pm today in honor of its new location at Fenway Park. If you can’t make it for Thursday’s free […]

Photo: Ellsbury Called “Trader” by Red Sox Fan in Houston

It’s unclear why this Red Sox fan felt the Houston Astros home opener was the appropriate venue to air her grievances with Jacoby Ellsbury’s change of allegiances over the offseason. But apparently she felt the need to tout “Elsbury’s” new side hustle working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Yes, she also […]

Photo: David Ortiz Takes Selfie with Obama, But Was It Staged?

If a regular, everyday picture is worth a thousand words, what is a #selfie of David Ortiz and POTUS Barack Obama worth? 2,000 words? 10,000 words? Several Bill Simmons mailbags? Mastercard priceless? Well, maybe not exactly priceless. It seems as if Samsung might have had a little skin in the game after signing a deal […]

Managing Expectations: A Red Sox Fan’s Guide to Overcoming the World Series Hangover

What do you do for an encore after winning the World Series? This is the question that has been nagging me more and more as the 2014 season rapidly approaches. (I guess it’s already here, but do games in a British penal colony really count? I say no.) Unless the Boston Red Sox pull a […]

ESPN Expert Predictions: Bogaerts to Win ROY, Red Sox Receive Just 2 Votes to Defend World Series

The 2014 MLB season is set to begin in earnest on Sunday night with its stateside Opening Day. However, that is just the preview of a full Monday slate that includes five nationally televised season openers on ESPN. Accordingly, ESPN has published its experts’ predictions for the upcoming MLB season in preparation for what should be […]

Victorino to Get MRI on Balky Hamstring

Don’t unpack in Pawtucket quite yet, Jackie Bradley Jr. You may be on your way back to Boston before you know it. On Saturday, in the final game of spring training for the Boston Red Sox, right fielder Shane Victorino tweaked his hamstring rounding first base against the Minnesota Twins. The likely #2 hitter for […]

Eagles Release WR DeSean Jackson; Should Patriots Sign Him?

Amid reports of his connections to gangs and other off-field and locker room issues, Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been released by the Philadelphia Eagles. The move comes after weeks of rumors and speculation, including a strangely playful photo from Jackson’s Twitter account of coach Chip Kelly (presumably to prove their wondrous relationship), […]

NFL to Flag Celebratory Goal Post Dunks

Starting next season, the NFL will no longer allow players to dunk the ball over the goal post crossbar in celebration of scoring a touchdown. Insert obligatory joke about the NFL standing for the “No Fun League” here. Awful acronym jokes aside, I am disappointed that I won’t be seeing any celebratory dunks this coming […]