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06/21/2012 - 8:06am
Mashup: Hockey players take shots at LeBron

LeBron James might have won over some fans for fighting through leg cramps in the final minutes to help the Heat defeat the Thunder in Tuesday night's Game 4 of the NBA finals, but some hockey players were not impressed.

Tweeted Ducks center Nick Bonino: We get it Lebron, it doesn’t hurt when you’re running around but it looks unbearable when the cameras are close up during the timeouts.

Added Capitals minor leaguer Ryan Potulny: Lebron James is embarrassing himself and the NBA or actually all athletes.

Predators minor leaguer Scott Valentine tweeted with sarcasm: If Lebron somehow manages to pull off winning a ring after fighting through a thigh cramp.. it will be a story I tell my children’s children.

James, whose Heat look to close out the series Thursday night in Miami, hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:51 remaining and finished with 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds.

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06/21/2012 - 12:00am
Wild Bard blows save for PawSox

Daniel Bard was summoned to preserve a 4-3 lead with four outs to go for Triple-A Pawtucket against Syracuse. Instead, he suffered his first blown save since being sent to the minors.

Bard entered in the bottom of the eighth with runners on first and second and two outs. He retired the first batter he faced on a pop-out, but then gave up a double (to Chris Marrero, cousin of Red Sox 2012 first-round pick Deven Marrero) and single with a pair of wild pitches en route to a two-run yield over four outs. In addition to uncorking the pair of wild pitches, Bard threw just 11 of 22 pitches for strikes, threw a first-pitch ball to five of the six hitters he faced and got one swing and miss in the outing.

Though the PawSox had scored an insurance run for him after the eighth, Bard's two-run yield tied the game and ultimately permitted Syracuse to claim a 6-5 walkoff win in 11 innings.

The outing represented something of a reversal, as Bard...

06/20/2012 - 11:11pm
Chara named second-team All-Star
By: DJ Bean

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was named a second-team NHL All-Star Wednesday, marking the sixth time he's been named an All-Star for a full season. 

It's Chara's fourth time being named to the second team, as he's been a first-team All-Star twice in his career. He had a career-best 52 points (12 goals, 40 assists) during the regular season with a plus-33 rating to lead all defensemen. 

The first team consists of Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, James Neal, Shea Weber, Erik Karlsson and Henrik Lundqvist. Joining Chara on the second team are Steven Stamkos, Ray Whitney, Marian Gaborik, Alex Pietrangelo and Jonathan Quick.

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins


06/20/2012 - 10:24pm
Hot salami: Ortiz powers Sox with slam

David Ortiz launched his 10th career grand slam and Daniel Nava collected four hits as part of a 16-hit attack in a 15-5 Red Sox romp over the Marlins Wednesday night at Fenway Park for their fourth straight win. The offense was more than enough support for lefty starter Felix Doubront, who earned his eighth victory of the season, matching Clay Buchholz for the team lead on the staff. 

With the thermometer reading 96 degrees at first pitch, Doubront labored early, allowing single runs in each of the first two innings before the Red Sox offense exploded. Mike Aviles got things started in the second when he belted his ninth homer of the season, a three-run shot with two outs off Marlins starter and loser Ricky Nolasco. Cody Ross, who homered in Tuesday night's win, came through again on Wednesday, clearing the bases with a three-run double in the third to put the Red Sox up, 6-2. 

After the Marlins scored twice in the fourth against...

06/20/2012 - 8:19pm
Finally: Bergeron wins Selke Trophy
By: DJ Bean

Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron won the Frank J. Selke Trophy Wednesday night, earning for the first time in his career the coveted awarded for the forward “who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.” Bergeron beat out St. Louis' David Backes and three-time winner Pavel Datsyuk. 

During the regular season, Bergeron led the NHL in plus/minus (plus-36) and was second in faceoff percentage (59.3). He has never won the Selke in his career.

Bergeron becomes the fourth winner of the award in the last seven seasons: Rod Brind’Amour twice, Datsyuk in three straight seasons and Ryan Kesler in the 2010-11 season.

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


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