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Patriots 2011 Running Backs Preview: Green-Ellis, Woodhead, etc.

Since Corey Dillon’s retirement after the 2006 season, the Patriots have adopted an unofficial implementation of running back-by-committee that has supported some of the most potent and productive offenses that the NFL has seen. The 2011 season is shaping up to feature the most versatile group yet. They are also poised to take on a […]

Kendrick Perkins Arrested in Texas: What Happened?

Former Celtics star Kendrick Perkins was arrested Saturday morning, in relation to a drunken altercation at a club in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas. Perkins was there to host for his annual youth camp and foundation fundraiser, aiming to help kids learn life skills and to raise drug-awareness. Perhaps this is not the best approach. […]

Yankees Edge Red Sox 3-2, Take AL East Lead

Heading into this season, as the Red Sox reigned supreme in free agency and seemingly had the rest of the A.L. East in a headlock, the one thing the Yankees still had was a better bullpen. And not-so-ironically, it served it’s purpose tonight. Reliever Boone Logan struck out Adrian Gonzalez with the bases loaded to […]

The Patriot Way: The “Brilliant” Trade for Albert Haynesworth

When I first woke up to Toucher & Rich on my iHome talking about the Patriots offer of a 2013 5th round draft pick to acquire the eponymous Albert Haynesworth in a trade with the Redskins, I was a little wary. Not only has he been unproductive in his two years in Washington, he has actually gone so […]

Red Sox Sweep O’s, Lead AL East at All-Star Break

The Red Sox completed their sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, beating them 8-6 and gaining their sixth win in a row. They head into the All-Star Break with a one-game lead over the Yankees in the AL East. The Orioles, meanwhile, lost their seventh in a row. Starting pitcher Kyle Weiland made his major […]

Bruins Acquire D-Man Joe Corvo; Kaberle Signs With Carolina

Shortly after the Carolina Hurricanes closed a deal with former Boston Bruins’ defenseman Tomas Kaberle for 3 years/$12.75 million, the Bruins acquired the Hurricanes’ defesneman Joe Corvo in a trade, sending Carolina a 2012 fourth round pick. Corvo comes to Boston after having a career year with the ‘Canes, playing in all 82 games for the […]

Beckett Leads Sox to 2-1 Win to Complete Sweep of Astros

Recently named American League All-Star Josh Beckett proved his mettle once again Sunday afternoon as he helped lift his team to 49-34 on the season, completing the three-game sweep of the Astros. Beckett (7-3) pitched 8 innings, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits, no walks and accumulating a season high 11 strike outs. He also […]

Cliff Lee Shuts Out Red Sox 5-0; Ortiz to Play 1st Base Tonight?

Cliff Lee pitched a complete game shut out of the Red Sox to give the Phillies a decisive win in Tuesday night’s interleague matchup between the two World Series favorites. The game was billed as a pitching duel between aces Josh Beckett and Lee, but only one of them turned in an ace-worthy performance. In […]

Pump the Tires on the Duck Boats: Bruins Top Canucks 4-0, Win 1st Stanley Cup In 39 Years

The Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on Wednesday night at the Rogers Arena, quieting the city while igniting their own; 2,504 miles away. Conn Smythe winner Tim Thomas achieved the first Game 7 shutout in Stanley Cup history, leading his team to their first Championship since 1972. With a 1.15 GAA in the Finals, Thomas’ […]

Bruins Back Home for Game 6 as Canucks Look to Seal the Deal

Home ice advantage remained as potent as ever in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Friday night, as the Vancouver Canucks edged out the Boston Bruins 1-0 to reclaim the series lead at 3-2. Fortunately for the B’s, they have one more chance to tie up the series and force a Game 7 when […]

Bruins-Canucks Game 3 Rewind: Thomas Deserves Conn Smythe

Here’s some additional thoughts on Monday night’s 8-1 win for the Bruins in Game 3. Thomas For MVP? Tim Thomas finished Game 3 with 40 saves on 41 shots, with Vancouver edging Boston for shots on goal 41-38. He seems to only get better as the pressure has built, and I tweeted last night that […]

Bruins Triumph in 8-1 Bashing of Canucks in Game 3

The Boston Bruins created a whole new meaning for the term “home ice advantage” on Monday night in an 8-1 bashing of the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. This game was labeled a must-win for the B’s, as they were staring down the possibility of a 3-0 series deficit if […]

Red Sox Survive Shaky Start, Roar Back for 8-6 Win Over A’s

Clay Buchholz had another mediocre showing on the mound but was bailed out with major run support from his Red Sox teammates, who managed to break their 4-game losing streak with an 8-6 win over the Athletics on Friday night. Coming back from a 4-0 deficit after the top of the 1st inning, the Sox […]

Horton’s Game 7 Series-Clinching Goal Sends Bruins to Stanley Cup Finals

The Boston Bruins will compete in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 21 years after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. This marks the 9th time since 2002 that Boston will be represented in a Championship game in one of the four major professional […]

Video: Nathan Horton Sprays Water Bottle On Lightning Fan

Sometimes the pressure cooker that is the NHL playoffs is thrilling. It’s inarguable that the games are some of the best competition you’ll see in American sports. And sometimes it turns grown, grisly men -some of the toughest athletes in the world- into petulant children.