general en Bruins Center Ryan Spooner talks about the surging B's, 4-1-15 <!--paging_filter-->Ryan Spooner joined the show to talk about the B's turning it around as of late, how he lost the fear to make a mistake, the chemistry he's experiencing with the other young players, and more. <br/><br/><b>[0:03:48]</b> ... for Ian I could keep up. Erotica chemistry so important for each <b>individual</b> <b>line</b> is that the review imposter not in blue you guys hang out. Just outside of practice and he goes to is eat ... <br/><b>[0:04:36]</b> ... bit of loot. He had a candidate. Thank you depend on the <b>ninth</b> <b>circuit</b> that we play. Public record gives and it turned from the night. So I saw everybody every so the bill comes you ... <br/><b>[0:05:09]</b> ... to Oprah. Iran we hear so much about. In closest to the <b>senate</b> <b>position</b> got a lot on his plate right defensively and what was like for you to be up here now and two to maybe talk or seat as a <b>Patrice</b> <b>Bergeron</b> now preachy tone back in just how much does that help. Also ought to mean. They bitterly for awhile and you know ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:55:00 +0000 1076806 at Three For All - Christian prank calls a friend, 4-1-15 <!--paging_filter-->Since it's April Fools day, it would make sense to have Christian prank call a friend about his gun ownership. <br/><br/><b>[0:00:50]</b> ... I did try to call out we set this whole thing with <b>Kevin</b> <b>Gregg</b> yesterday that was horribly wrong that we're not like it's just bad. So like I was living it up to what to ... <br/><b>[0:01:32]</b> ... a guy. A buddy of mine. Was trying to get permits for <b>concealed</b> <b>weapons</b>. Rights as all these guns Andy's been talking to you via the sheriff's department. Pants over at the back story is you know listen he's kind of a hot head solves like OK let's get this got pissed off like you know Q Kirsten <b>yelled</b> <b>screamed</b> at me. And and the fact that. He was etiquette was gonna get the night seat the lights so we've ceased crank ... <br/><b>[0:06:53]</b> ... weapons. For Malia for sexual no is it illegal to impersonate a <b>police</b> <b>officer</b> Christian. Not what are dead as Louisiana where you're 116 police don't yet have a multiple. Mobile family members who work for. ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:53:00 +0000 1076811 at For April Fools’ Day: Jim’s best pranks on Dwight from ‘The Office’ <!--paging_filter--><p>In honor of the sacred tradition that is April Fools&#8217; Day, I present the best work done by the greatest practical joke perpetrator/victim combo in sitcom history, Jim Halpert and Dwight Shrute of &#8220;The Office.&#8221; Lord how I miss this show:</p> <p><strong>10. Jim encases Dwight&#8217;s stapler in Jello.</strong></p> <p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>It would have been higher on this list were it not for the fact this one came directly from the British version. It&#8217;s still funny, though.</p> <p><strong>9. The gift-wrapped desk.</strong></p> <p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Simple and perfect. And it revealed the time and effort Jim was willing to put into the tasks.<span id="more-2118"></span></p> <p><strong>8. Jim puts all of Dwight&#8217;s things in the vending machine. </strong></p> <p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>It starts out funny and goes next level when his wallet is J1.</p> <p><strong>7. Dwight&#8217;s doppleganger.</strong></p> <p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.</p> <p><strong>6. Dwight gets the anonymous gift of Gaydar.</strong></p> <p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Even with the lousy quality of this video, the part where it goes off next to Dwight&#8217;s crotch is gold.</p> <p><strong>5. Jim convinces Dwight he&#8217;s a vampire.</strong></p> <p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>The fact that it was directed by the creator of &#8220;Buffy the Vampire Slayer&#8221; and Geek Culture hero Joss Whedon puts this way up on the list.</p> <p><strong>4. Jim gradually replaces himself with his Asian friend.</strong></p> <p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>&#8220;Congratulations to you for not seeing race!&#8221;</p> <p><strong>3. Jim frames Dwight for murder.</strong></p> <p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>I don&#8217;t know what was funnier, Erin pinning herself to the wall or the idea of &#8220;Luwanda at The Alcohol Club.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>2. Dwight gets secretly recruited by the CIA.</strong></p> <p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>One of the best &#8220;rolling credits&#8221; endings in the show&#8217;s history.</p> <p><strong>1. Future Dwight.</strong></p> <p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Simply the best.</p> <p><em>@JerryThornton1</em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src="" alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em>Enter the DraftKings $2.2 million fantasy golf contest before next Thursday&#8217;€™s tournament tee off and you could win $1 million! <a href="">Click here</a>. </em></p> Blog general Other Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:57:46 +0000 1076476 at NESN's Andy Brickley talks about the Bruins win over Florida, 4-1-15 <!--paging_filter-->The picked up an important win last night over the Panthers, keeping ahead of Ottawa for the 8th seed. Andy Brickley called the game last night for NESN and talks about Tuukka's performance and some other items he picked up. <br/><br/><b>[0:00:10]</b> ... didn't get online but he hit somebody or final middle of the <b>road</b> <b>trip</b>. I was highly entertained at some of the footage that I saw. Some of the things that we talked about prior to a Christian. I thought were pretty obvious that the stuff on the I agent going to be hard for yet. And Ed I think you let me get a greater accretion reachable it takes to play that position by the same time sugar is letting result. Yeah yeah you know and what not to <b>Coretta</b> <b>Scott</b> left the game for dehydration and who exactly he was talking about. Because I almost felt like I was gonna pass out ... <br/><b>[0:06:51]</b> ... quoted an and I think that's a good baseline and I mean <b>Marc</b> <b>Savard</b> had to learn that when he played truckload at least open up ninety points a year. You know there are there are ... <br/><b>[0:09:38]</b> ... drug crate she was centering the Swedes. Copied both Soderbergh on the <b>left</b> <b>wing</b>. There well I just think it's it limiting per him in an idol. Comfortable there and you know and I hate usually ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:21:00 +0000 1076331 at Analyzing Robert Kraft's testimony, 4-1-15 <!--paging_filter-->Robert Kraft answered a lot of questions yesterday in his testimony for the Aaron Hernandez murder trial. We talk about some of the highlights and how, if at all, it affected the chance of a conviction. <br/><br/><b>[0:00:00]</b> ... Second are mid days than it below Maloney to advance <b>Christian</b> <b>Fauria</b> that's better than which would have gotten on the stand anyway today as far as testimony goes from the built. Wait is ... <br/><b>[0:06:28]</b> ... Florida about how we had a a very quick temper could kill <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> up that don't spend. That's right it was walker you don't hit story about him going into that. As a rookie going ... <br/><b>[0:11:43]</b> ... he's the first player to bring it peppering it's about team that <b>Roy</b> <b>Williams</b>. There's something that you look at a little bit more. I lost patience fans which they've craft on the stand yesterday what ... <br/><b>[0:20:02]</b> ... to get to something it's sort of on the field legacy of <b>Tom</b> <b>Brady</b> with ESPN that went badly during the offseason I think they missed the mark again. With this list of the top athletes last twenty years Chris Stewart all of this I'm gonna get <b>Tom</b> <b>Brady's</b> back on this one and you're gonna go the other way I think. 97 W media of love. ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:13:00 +0000 1076336 at Tuukka Rask calls out team for poor effort in 2nd period, 4-1-15 <!--paging_filter-->The B's scored late in the 3rd to get the win over Florida, but after the game, goalie Tuukka Rask called out his teammates for a poor showing in the 2nd period. <br/><br/><b>[0:02:02]</b> ... How this season was going to go. Ameritech quote it was a <b>Tennessee</b> <b>Titans</b> week. When everybody was hurt and no one thought we're gonna beat <b>Tennessee</b> <b>Titans</b> were through which ended up being <b>Steve</b> <b>McNair</b> and the MVP Cole VP that season. Walking off the field with hombre is saying while this is what we needed this ... <br/><b>[0:05:44]</b> ... it goes back to the whole Philly doing the patrons who bull <b>Bill</b> <b>Belichick</b> came in certain age you know those guys out Philly party planned out their parade route which you guys didn't. He's hit ... <br/><b>[0:07:20]</b> ... 01 goal lead in the second period gave up two goals the <b>Florida</b> <b>Panthers</b> and looked dire their permitted to with a ruins this is Tuukka Rask after the game talking about what went wrong second ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:12:00 +0000 1076321 at Report: Rest of world is laughing at Bostonians for not wanting Olympics <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_2115" style="width: 410px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href=""><img class="size-full wp-image-2115" src="" alt="If Boston 2024 thinks Bostonians care what other cities think, they're going about it all wrong. (Getty Images)" width="400" height="302" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Boston 2024 thinks Bostonians care what other cities think about us, and they couldn&#8217;t be more wrong. (Morry Gash/IOPP Pool/Getty Images)</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Boston Globe </a>&#8211; <em>[T]hese days, it seems like whatever Boston 2024 says or does is the absolute wrong thing. Spruce up Franklin Park? No! Deval Patrick as global ambassador? Not for $7,500-a-day?#$! Sponsor a referendum? Those guys are co-opting the ballot process!</em></p> <p><em>It&#8217;s as if we&#8217;re witnessing the last stages of a broken marriage.</em></p> <p><em>Now, we can sit here, Bostonians being Bostonians, and have a good chuckle. But know this: We&#8217;ve become the laughingstock of the world. Papers in <a class="a" href="" target="_blank">France, Italy and Germany</a> are having a field day chronicling Boston&#8217;s self-implosion. Respected Olympic watcher Alan Abrahamson posted a scathing <a class="a" href="" target="_blank">piece on Monday titled</a> &#8220;Boston 2024 is doomed: be done with it,&#8221; urging the United States Olympic Committee to give the Games to LA. &#8230;</em></p> <p><em>At stake is nothing less than Boston&#8217;s reputation. So far the world knows we&#8217;re great at taking people down, making sure nobody gets too big. Instead we should be showing how a city that pulled off the Democratic National Convention is now emerging as a life sciences capital and undergoing a wholesale makeover of its skyline.</em></p> <p><em>With this Olympic civil war, we risk damaging our city on a rise, not so much with the possible decision to bid on the Games but in the way we go about it. We&#8217;re at an important moment here, bigger than any one person.</em></p> <p>Once again the Globe proves it&#8217;s got its thumb firmly on the pulse of its readership. Nobody gets us like the Globe does. It&#8217;s not even like the Globies can read our thoughts; it&#8217;s more like an Elliot-E.T. relationship where they feel our feelings. And now they&#8217;re using that emotional/psychic connection to try to shame us into wanting this Olympic boondoggle.</p> <p>Because nothing hits a Bostonian where he lives like the opinions of people from other cities. <em>Wait, you mean they&#8217;re saying snarky things about us in Le Monde? We&#8217;re being mocked in L&#8217;Osservatore Romano? Der Bild is having a laugh at our expense? Please! By all means let&#8217;s rehire Deval Patrick and double his pay! Get the backhoes rolling so we can get to work on that 80,000-seat stadium! Get a move on; that brand new water polo pool and state-of-the-art fencing venue aren&#8217;t going to build themselves!!!</em></p> <p>Riddle me this, though: Where were all these Europeans whose opinions we&#8217;re supposed to care so much about and respected Olympics watchers (now there&#8217;s an occupation I&#8217;d like to see listed on a 1040A form) when we were getting repeatedly bent over and violated by the well-connected, influence-peddling bandits that will be making a killing off of Boston 2024?</p> <p>Of course I&#8217;m talking about the Big Dig, but it goes way beyond that particular money grab. The same system that awards projects and hands out jobs to the relatives and friends of politicians around here is what&#8217;s going to run the Olympics. Because it&#8217;s the only way business has ever been done around here.</p> <p><span id="more-2106"></span></p> <p>And the International Olympic Committee might be the only organization in the world more corrupt than FIFA. The IOC makes the government of the Commonwealth look like the Jedi Council. Invite them into our world, mix the two together, and you&#8217;re just begging them to rip you off.</p> <p>Boston 2024 organizers want us to trust them because they&#8217;re not like all the others? Tell it to the people who were forced to trudge in the snow up train tracks because so many <a href="" target="_blank">T employees were banging in sick to work on snowy days</a>. They want us to believe it won&#8217;t be a huge inconvenience? Try to convince the working people who were trapped in their cars for hours by a dozen or so patchouli-soaked narcissists who brought the city to its knees with some 50-gallon drums and cement mix. They&#8217;ll assure us all the jobs to be had will strictly be a meritocracy. Which is what they said about the court&#8217;s probation department right up until the head of it was convicted of corrupt hiring practices.</p> <p>The bottom line is if the people like those with Boston 2024 and The Boston Globe want us on board with this thing, they&#8217;re doing a pretty piss-poor job of convincing us. They&#8217;re giving us zero assurances this will be anything other than all the other fiascos we&#8217;ve had to endure. And if they think we care what any other city thinks &#8212; beyond just the satisfaction of knowing all the championships we win drive them freaking insane &#8212; then they haven&#8217;t the first clue what Bostonians are all about.</p> <p><em>@JerryThornton1</em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src="" alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em>Enter the DraftKings $2.2 million fantasy golf contest before next Thursday&#8217;s tournament tee off and you could win $1 million! <a href="">Click here</a>. </em></p> Blog general Other Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:11:00 +0000 1076316 at Bruins get another 2 points in win over Florida, 4-1-15 <!--paging_filter-->The Bruins have now won 3 straight games. They're now 3 points up on Ottawa and just two back of Detroit for 3rd place in the division. They could escape the wild card with a strong finish, but as a result, could end up facing Montreal in the first round. <br/><br/><b>[0:00:05]</b> ... bore a hole. We're like me get behind the hole. Race the <b>Boston</b> <b>Bruins</b> playoff run. That's that's that's judo and yes we years freedom race. <b>Boston</b> <b>Bruins</b> and the Celtics. Oh I've always embraced the salty Imus I don't know Grasso the guys I grew up the Celtics fan ... <br/><b>[0:09:20]</b> ... you look at announce what the hell you guys that get. Oh <b>Chris</b> <b>Kelly</b> was up they're playing with loot the time where the hell was right supporter and you know Andy get off to a bad start in Providence and he was a mass that tried him on the wing and there was some injuries so I think that probably played into it. But good god you see him now would rather have him out <b>Chris</b> <b>Kelly</b>. Bullock is a lesson perhaps forced on Claude Julian but maybe it's great that you learned it now. If they be back ... <br/><b>[0:11:42]</b> ... always for the love of god this every single player cannot be <b>Patrice</b> <b>Bergeron</b>. It is every single player. You. He he loves. <b>Gregory</b> <b>Campbell</b>. It's like he would love <b>Gregory</b> <b>Campbell</b> more than a forty goal score <b>Gregory</b> <b>Campbell</b> defensively is responsible. And it's almost like it seems they got an off you'd eat if if that's really how would feel ... <br/><b>[0:18:06]</b> ... Lucic at that just. It is it can't happen Ambien look Nick <b>Gregory</b> <b>Campbell</b> 1119 rights Bourque Paul sixteen. Cost they're not 1007. Even ice time 1007. I think that's the lowest one of of anyone ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:06:00 +0000 1076341 at Tom Brady wins April Fools’ Day <!--paging_filter--><p><!--RCL failure--></p> <div id="fb-root"></div> <p><script>// <![CDATA[ (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//;version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); // ]]&gt;</script></![cdata[></script></p> <div class="fb-post" data-href="" data-width="500"> <div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"> <blockquote cite=""><p>Jordan&#8217;s crossover is no joke!</p> <p>Posted by <a href="">Tom Brady</a> on <a href="">Wednesday, April 1, 2015</a></p></blockquote> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I want to be mad about this. Not because I got fooled, mind you, even with visions of Tom Brady cliff diving still dancing in my head. You&#8217;re a dope if you believe anything you read on April 1. No, I want to be mad because this is exactly what my nightmares look like. It&#8217;s the adult version of those dreams when I was a kid where I was being chased by an evil clown and my feet were sinking in the mud and I tried to scream but no sound came out. And no joke is worth dredging this up from my subconscious.</p> <p>But how can you be mad? Tom Brady is doing the impossible: He&#8217;s dominating social media the way he dominates the football field. And this picture is the Facebook equivalent of his two-touchdown fourth quarter vs. Seattle. You keep doing you, TB12.</p> <p><em>@JerryThornton1</em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src="" alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em>Enter the DraftKings $2.2 million fantasy golf contest before next Thursday&#8217;€™s tournament tee off and you could win $1 million! <a href="">Click here</a>. </em></p> Blog general Other Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:58:18 +0000 1076096 at Gaylin is not a fan of Gerry 4-1-15 <!--paging_filter-->A caller strongly disagreed with Callahan on Indiana's RFRA law. <br/><br/><b>[0:00:00]</b> ... Talked to plug Galen. It <b>East</b> <b>Hampton</b> hey Galen. And I may go on good morning good. I'm hurt the comic that they thought you get started trudging on ... <br/><b>[0:01:12]</b> ... do raise money that's all points of charity. The title and not <b>pay</b> <b>taxes</b> that's one thing but they don't. It's not it's not a government entity. I don't think so I mean that you tax ... <br/><b>[0:02:08]</b> ... give money to be different. And rather than the end and succumbing <b>Catholic</b> <b>Charities</b> closed shop. Well I get your leg at a terrible people need to raise their own money and not use tax dollars. ... <br/><b>[0:04:06]</b> ... to impregnate me so we had to go in another room. Wasn't <b>David</b> <b>Crosby</b> is it just say it was <b>David</b> <b>Crosby</b>. It wasn't <b>David</b> <b>Crosby</b>. Harmonized broadened it. That's I'll ask what's it but I think there's some. Eczema and companies that don't conflict that. Why would ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Dennis & Callahan general Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:58:00 +0000 1076081 at Headlines, Headlines, Headlines:Bruce Jenner boob job 4-1-15 <!--paging_filter-->The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. <br/><br/><b>[0:07:17]</b> ... Then yeah it was a comedian Jimmy fought just throw rocks out <b>Jamie</b> <b>Foxx</b> made. Jokes about Bruce Jenner which any normal human being is gonna do but I Avian media that is hate corrupt. You ... <br/><b>[0:08:04]</b> ... right she's good person I don't think it's right we have been <b>Jamie</b> <b>Foxx</b> and. We got some ground breaking performances she had to tonight we got Bruce Jenna will be geared towards the musical performances. ... <br/><b>[0:13:18]</b> ... Monday may eleventh. Shotgun start 1030 at the international pines course longest <b>golf</b> <b>course</b> in North America all for the Jimmy Fund in the tigers dot org. That's what you get and we're still waiting for ... <br/><b>[0:13:49]</b> ... this thing. I'm Mike. With the world what my agreement with the <b>Henry</b> <b>Fonda</b>. Yeah you're director <b>Henry</b> <b>Fonda</b> <b>Jack</b> <b>Klugman</b> is over their. I would rather be. Right the popular acute as the plane into the crowd pandering as usual. I am ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Dennis & Callahan general Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:58:00 +0000 1076086 at Boston's Olympic bid in peril 4-1-15 <!--paging_filter-->The guys opened the show by discussing the latest news on Boston 2024. <br/><br/><b>[0:07:23]</b> ... admit it never. We get the surely long or laying it from <b>Boston</b> <b>Globe</b>. My partners help you with that we just at the stage by saying my heart's award yesterday. When I heard the US ... <br/><b>[0:08:05]</b> ... is where you're in rusher Sochi. The public support doesn't matter now <b>North</b> <b>Korea</b> it matters here right absolutely I mean the public support matters even fish is good news. And they have polls I assume ... <br/><b>[0:10:54]</b> ... Is the absolute wrong thing. Spruce up Franklin park. Oh exclamation point <b>Deval</b> <b>Patrick</b> as global ambassador not for 7500 a day. Sports or referendum these guys are cooped in the ballot process. Was of that ... <br/><b>[0:11:58]</b> ... how a city that pulled off the democratic convinced him. And the <b>Big</b> <b>Dig</b> is now emerging. As a life sciences capital and undergoing a wholesale make over of its sky line. This woman's insane look ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Dennis & Callahan general Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:54:00 +0000 1076091 at test <!--paging_filter--><p><iframe src="" width="600" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Blog general Other Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:13:56 +0000 1075966 at Mashup: UConn to boycott Final Four in Indy <!--paging_filter--> <p>Welcome to Wednesday&#8217;s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our <a href="" target="_blank"> home page</a> or <a href="" target="_blank">click here for the top stories from our news wire</a>.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> general Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:18:29 +0000 Jerry Spar 1075836 at Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: UConn coaches to skip Final Four due to Indiana’s ‘religious freedom’ law <!--paging_filter--><p>Welcome to Wednesday&#8217;s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our <a href="" target="_blank"> home page</a> or <a href="" target="_blank">click here for the top stories from our news wire</a>.</p> <p><strong>WEDNESDAY&#8217;S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:</strong><br /> NBA: Pacers at <a class="r_lapi" href="">Celtics</a>, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)<br /> NBA: Nets at Knicks, 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)<br /> NBA: Clippers at Trail Blazers, 10 p.m. (NBA TV)<br /> <a class="r_lapi" href="">College basketball</a>: CBI finals, Loyola (Chicago) at Louisiana-Monroe, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)<br /> High school basketball: McDonald&#8217;s All-American Game, 9 p.m. (ESPN)<br /> <a class="r_lapi" href="">NHL</a>: Flyers at <a class="r_lapi" href="">Penguins</a>, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)<br /> <a class="r_lapi" href="">NHL</a>: Avalanche at Sharks, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN)<br /> MLB exhibition: Blue Jays at <a class="r_lapi" href="">Red Sox</a>, 1 p.m. (NESN)<br /> MLB exhibition: Cardinals at Mets, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)<br /> MLB exhibition: Brewers at Cubs, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)<br /> MLB exhibition: Pirates at Orioles, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)</p> <p><strong>AROUND THE WEB:</strong></p> <div id="attachment_35958" style="width: 160px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href=""><img class="size-full wp-image-35958" src="" alt="Kevin Ollie" width="150" height="212" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Kevin Ollie</p></div> <p>&#8212; UConn is taking a stand against Indiana&#8217;s new &#8220;religious freedom&#8221; law, as the Huskies coaching staff will <a href="" target="_blank">skip the Final Four in Indianapolis</a> along with the National Association of Basketball Coaches convention that is held at the same time.</p> <p>Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy banned state-funded travel to Indiana in response to the new law that critics say legalizes discrimination, but because coach Kevin Ollie and his assistants already had paid for their trip, the school was given the choice how to handle it.</p> <p>&#8220;In support of Gov. Malloy&#8217;s travel ban to the state of Indiana, Kevin Ollie and other members of the UConn men&#8217;s basketball staff will not travel to Indianapolis for the <a class="r_lapi" href="">NCAA</a> Final Four and events surrounding it,&#8221; UConn president Susan Herbst said Tuesday in a statement. &#8220;UConn is a community that values all of our members and treats each person with the same degree of respect, regardless of their background and beliefs and we will not tolerate any other behavior.&#8221;</p> <p>Earlier Tuesday, USC athletic director Pat Haden, whose son is gay, announced that he would <a href="" target="_blank">boycott the College Football Playoff committee meetings</a> this week in the Hoosier State.</p> <p>Tweeted Haden: <em>I am the proud father of a gay son. In his honor, I will not be attending the CFP committee meeting in Indy this week. #EmbraceDiversity</em></p> <p>Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who previously dismissed opposing views of the bill, took a more open stance Tuesday, saying that he has been meeting with lawmakers and wants new legislation by the end of the week that clarifies that the new law does not open the door for people and businesses to legally discriminate.</p> <p>&#8220;It certainly wasn&#8217;t my intent,&#8221; Pence insisted.</p> <p>&#8212; An <a href="" target="_blank">arrest warrant was issued for former NHL player Andre Deveaux</a> in Sweden after he attacked an opposing player during warmups before a playoff game last week.</p> <p>Deveaux played for Rogle BK, a second-tier team from the southern Sweden town of Angelholm, but the Canadian&#8217;s contract was terminated Monday after video of the incident went viral. In the video, Deveaux &#8212; apparently upset about a hit earlier in the series &#8212; can be seen skating out from the bench and immediately heading for VIK Vasteras captain Per Helmersson. Skating up from behind, Deveaux raises his stick and, with two hands, swings it at Helmersson&#8217;s skate and then jumps on top of the surprised player.</p> <p><span id="more-35956"></span></p> <p>VIK Vasteras reported the incident to police Monday, and authorities decided to take action.</p> <p>&#8220;He is wanted for suspicion of assault,&#8221; prosecutor Margareta Danielsson-Olvon said. &#8220;An investigation is ongoing. We don&#8217;t know where he is and have put out a warrant for his arrest.&#8221;</p> <p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>&#8212; For the third time in four days, an Alabama football player was arrested. Reserve running back Tyren Jones <a href="" target="_blank">was kicked off the team</a> by coach <a class="r_lapi" href="">Nick Saban</a> after his arrest for marijuana possession.</p> <p>Saban had suspended Jones on Feb. 10 for &#8220;conduct not the standard of the Alabama football program,&#8221; and Tuesday&#8217;s arrest was the final straw.</p> <p>&#8220;Tyren Jones was indefinitely suspended from the football program early in the semester,&#8221; Saban said in a statement. &#8220;He was given an opportunity academically and from a team rules standpoint, but he failed to do any of the things necessary to comply with the rules of the Alabama football program. He was dismissed from the team when he refused to follow the parameters given to him for reinstatement.&#8221;</p> <p>Jones rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns as a redshirt freshman last season.</p> <p>Safety Geno Smith and defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor also were arrested in the past few days. Taylor, who had been dismissed from Georgia last July following his arrest for domestic violence and transferred to Alabama, was booted this week after his arrest on another domestic violence charge.</p> <p><strong>ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below):</strong> On April 1, 2003, in the second game of the season, which <a href="" class="r_lapi">Red Sox</a> newcomer hit a home run in the 16th inning for a 9-8 victory over the <a class="r_lapi" href="">Devil Rays</a> in Tampa?</p> <p><strong>QUOTE OF THE DAY:</strong> &#8220;I understood there was an incident that had transpired, and I wanted to know whether he was involved, and if he was, any player that comes into our system, I consider part of our extended family, and I wanted to get him help. &#8230; He said he was not involved. That he was innocent and that he hoped that the time of the murder incident came out because he said he was in a club.&#8221; <em>&#8211; Patriots owner Robert Kraft, <a href=";ref=hea&amp;tm=&amp;src=" target="_blank">testifying in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial</a> about his conversation with Hernandez two days after the death of Odin Lloyd</em></p> <p><strong>STAT OF THE DAY: 20 &#8211;</strong> Goals this season for Loui Eriksson, who scored in the first period of the <a href="" target="_blank">Bruins&#8217; 3-2 victory over the Panthers</a></p> <p><strong>&#8216;NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos):</strong> Heat guard <a class="r_lapi" href="">Mario Chalmers</a> nails a shot from beyond midcourt just before the halftime buzzer.</p> <p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>Capitals forward <a class="r_lapi" href="">Alex Ovechkin</a> fires a quick wrist shot past Hurricanes goalie <a class="r_lapi" href="">Cam Ward</a> for his 50th goal of the season.</p> <p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><strong>TRIVIA ANSWER:</strong> Kevin Millar</p> <p><strong>SOOTHING SOUNDS:</strong> Jimmy Cliff was born on this day in 1948.</p> <p><object width="600" height="360"><param name="movie" value=";version=3" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed src=";version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="360" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" /></embed></object></p> Blog general Other Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:16:00 +0000 1075851 at