NHL.com ran a bracket-style poll in which fans voted for their favorite Stanley Cup playoffs moment in history, and the two finalists were familiar to Boston fans. The winner was Bobby Orr winning the 1970 Cup with his overtime goal in Game 4 and then flying through the air. Coming in second was Ray Bourque celebrating a title with the Avalanche in 2001 after his long and distinguished career in Boston.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.
NEW YORK -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced following his team's 8-3 win over the Yankees Thursday night that catcher Luis Exposito would be sent back down to Triple-A Pawtucket, with reliever Michael Bowden being recalled.
Exposito had been promoted to the big leagues for the first time on Wednesday, after catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was hospitalized with an illness. The 24-year-old backstop, who had been hitting .223 with six homers and a .607 OPS with Pawtucket, didn't see action in either of his games with the Red Sox.
Bowden was 2-2 with a 3.86 in 20 relief appearances for the PawSox, having last pitched Wednesday. The righty previously had been recalled to the Red Sox on May 29 after the team placed pitcher Franklin Morales on the 15-day disabled list.
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NEW YORK -- For the first time in his career, David Ortiz was hit by a pitch against the Yankees when CC Sabathia plunked the designated hitter in the fourth inning of the Red Sox' 8-3 win over the Yanks Thursday night.
Many identified the cause for the hit by pitch as Ortiz flipping his bat following a home run in the first game of the teams' series, or the fact that the Red Sox pitchers hit five Yankees batters in the three games at Yankee Stadium (including three by Sox starter Josh Beckett in the series finale). But the Red Sox DH chose to pinpoint another cause for the fastball that found Ortiz' right thigh.
"I want to thank you guys -- not all of you, most of you -- for the stat today of me not getting hit by the Yankees. Finally got hit," Ortiz said after informing the media he would not be taking questions but simply giving his statement. "Hope you [expletives] are happy."
Beckett also chose to go down a similar...
NEW YORK -- The Red Sox exploded for seven runs in the seventh inning against Yankees starter CC Sabathia and reliever David Robertson on the way to an 8-3 win over the Yanks and a sweep of the teams' three-game series at Yankee Stadium.
The victory, which came after a three-hour, 27-minute rain delay, gives the Red Sox a two-game lead over the Yankees in the race for first place in the American League.
Earning the win for the Red Sox was starter Josh Beckett, who rebounded from giving up a a two-run homer to Curtis Granderson in the first inning to finish with another stellar outing. This time Beckett last seven innings, allowing just the two runs on four hits, striking out six and walking two.
Beckett, who threw 104 pitches, lowered his ERA to 2.06, while also giving him an ERA of 0.83 in three starts against the Yankees.
Sabathia, meanwhile, saw what was shaping up as an impressive outing go the other way in a hurry,...
Dirk Nowitzki submitted another masterful performance, and as a result the Mavericks are within one game of becoming NBA champions. Nowitzki had 29 points, including a dunk that put the Mavs ahead for good with 2:45 left, to give Dallas a 112-103 win over the Heat on Thursday night and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Mavericks can clinch their first championship in Game 6 Sunday night in Miami. Dwyane Wade, who battled a hip injury he suffered in the first quarter, ended up with 23 points, while LeBron James had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a losing effort.
Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
The stove is hot. Mut, Bradford and Tomase are talking about the reports of David Ortiz’ retirement announcement, as well as their thoughts on the trade the Red Sox made for closer Craig Kimbrel
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
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Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Mikey, Mut and Villani are talking about the NFL's version of a run-on sentence, Ray Lewis. More specifically his comments regarding Bill Belichick, Rex Ryan, Tom Brady, and Cam Newton.
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.
Glenn and Christian kick off the show playing some of the audio of Christian's call to a Vegan hotline last year around this time, and then the conversation turned to the importance of a 16-0 season now that big injuries have decimated the skill positions.More from this show
Before Monday night's game against the Patriots, Rex Ryan invited Ray Lewis to give the Bills a pregame "pump-up" speech.More from this show