The Bruins came one step closer to surrendering the Northeast Division lead after getting shelled by the Lightning, 6-1, Tuesday night in Tampa.
With the loss, the Bruins' third in a row, the B's remain at 83 points -- just two points ahead of the Senators, who will face the last-place Canadiens Wednesday night.
With Tim Thomas having played in the last nine games for the Bruins, backup Marty Turco was given his first start as a member of the team, but three quick Lightning goals from Tom Pyatt, Nate Thompson and Ryan Shannon in a matter of 4:31 led to the B's yanking Turco in favor of Thomas. Turco returned to the game 3:06 into the second period after Steven Stamkos made it 5-0. Thomas also allowed an unassisted goal to Victor Hedman late in the first period.
The Bruins finally got on the board 1:55 into the third period, when a Johnny Boychuk shot went off Jordan Caron in front and past Lightning goaltender Dustin...
Felix Doubront continued to make a strong bid to earn the fifth spot in the Red Sox rotation, allowing just two hits and no runs while striking out three over four innings in the Sox' 1-0 win over the Yankees Tuesday night in Tampa.
Michael Bowden also continued his strong spring, following up Doubront by striking out the side in the fifth inning (although he did allow his first hit of the exhibition season). The righty was followed by Vincente Padilla, who pitched three scoreless frames, fanning four. Junichi Tazawa finished off the shutout, striking out the side in the ninth while allowing a hit.
The game's lone run came in the ninth when Pedro Ciriaco came all the way around on a single after two fielding errors. It was the second straight game Ciriaco claimed the game-winning RBI in the final inning.
The Red Sox managed just four hits on the night, two of which came against Yankees starter Ivan Nova, who lasted four innings. Besides...
Syracuse declared center Feb Melo ineligible for the NCAA tournament Tuesday due to an unexplained eligibility issue.
Coach Jim Boeheim offered little to an Associated Press reporter as he left the bus in front of the team hotel in Pittsburgh, where the East top seed Orange (31-2) play 16th-seeded North Carolina-Asheville Thursday.
"All we can do is be ready to play with the guys we have," Boeheim said, adding, "That's all we can do. There are injuries, things happen during a season. We'll be ready to play and we'll go play."
Melo, who hails from Brazil, was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year. He averaged 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while racking up 88 blocks. He missed three games earlier in the season due to academic issues, and the Orange lost one of those games (at Notre Dame).
This is the third major controversy for Syracuse this season. Last week, the school revealed that it had self-reported possible...
Sophomore point guard Chaz Williams scored 28 points and UMass opened play in the NIT with a 101-96 double-overtime victory over Mississippi State Tuesday night in Starkville, Miss.
Senior forward Sean Carter added 20 points for the Minutemen (23-11), who advance to play Seton Hall in Round 2.
Arnett Moultrie scored 34 points for the Bulldogs (21-12).
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The Patriots have re-signed free agent linebacker Niko Koutouvides. According to NFLPA records, Koutouvides has inked a one-year deal worth $825,000. The 30-year-old linebacker out of Purdue was mainly used as a special teamer with New England over the course of the 2011 season, his first with the Patriots and his eighth in the league. The news was first reported by ESPN.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Mayor Marty Walsh is promoting equal rights for transgenders at City Hall. A woman was struck and killed by a Duck Boat. Bernie Sanders wants free tuition for all public colleges.
A 19 year old football player, in Mesa, Arizona, is facing 69 counts of indecent exposure, for showing his genitalia in his team photo with the football team.
Piggy-backing on the news of Pablo Sandoval's surgery, the guys take a look at some of the all-time worst contracts in MLB history.
Hanley Ramirez hasn't been hitting and Red Sox fans are just fine with it.
Pablo Sandoval is scheduled for shoulder surgery. What does this mean for his season and his future with the Red Sox?
The guys start the show discussing David Price's not great start to the year.
We discuss Pablo's surgery, rumors of weight loss and a renewed focus, and ultimately if the Red Sox will be able to get anything from Pablo, be in on the field or via trade.
We discuss the missed call to close out the Spurs-OKC game last night and it ultimately spins into a conversation about which league does the best job of refereeing their games.
We close out the Dale and Holley show with the best soundbites of the day.
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
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Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
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