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04/05/2010 - 1:28pm
Rask named NHL's Third Star of the Week

The NHL announced on Monday that Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was named the NHL's Third Star of the Week. Rask posted a 2-1 record with a .055 goals-against average, .977 save percentage and had one shutout in four appearances. Rask shutout the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday and claimed and overtime win against Toronto on Saturday for the two wins. Rask leads all NHL goaltenders with a 1.96 goals-against average and .931 save percentage.

 

Montreal's Jaroslav Halak was named the First Star and Anaheim's Saku Koivu picked up the Second Star.

 

For more Bruins news, please visit the Big Bad Blog.


04/05/2010 - 12:07pm
Sox, Beckett to announce 4-yr, $68M deal

The Red Sox will hold a press conference this afternoon at 3 p.m. to announce a four-year, $68 million deal for pitcher Josh Beckett. Beckett will receive a $5 million signing bonus and annual salaries of $15.75 million over the 2011-2014 seasons. 

 

For more on the implications of the deal, click here.


04/05/2010 - 9:34am
Brady texted Stallworth after DUI accident

In Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback at SI.com, former Patriots wide receiver Donte' Stallworth recounts the events of March 14, 2009, when he hit a man with car, causing the man's death. Stallworth, who was charged with DUI, served a brief jail sentence and received a one-year suspension from the NFL. Stallworth says that he did not feel like he was driving impaired, and he explains in detail what happened when he saw the man was crossing the busy highway.

 

Stawllworth also says he received a text from Tom Brady on the day of the accident. It read: "A lot of people know the kind of person you are. You're a good person."

 

For more on this story and other Patriots news, check the It Is What It Is blog.


04/05/2010 - 7:57am
Mashup: Story behind Sox' 'Miracle' kid

We've got a video-heavy Mashup for you, starting with the background on the 5-year-old who delivered the "Miracle" speech for the Red Sox Sunday night before the Sox beat the Yankees. We've also got clips of a college baseball pitcher making a gritty play after having his kneecap busted on a liner back to the mound, and a few trick basketball shots from the Dude Perfect guys. Find it all at Monday's Morning Mashup.


04/05/2010 - 7:12am
B's Stuart out after surgery on finger

Bruins defenseman Mark Stuart had surgery on his finger Sunday and is expected to miss at least two weeks, according a statement from the Bruins. Stuart, who was diagnosed with cellulitis, an infection of the skin, that did not improve with antibiotics, missed the B's game Saturday in Toronto to have the finger examined. He returned to Boston and had the surgery that is expected to sideline him for the rest of the regular season and into the postseason, should the B's qualify.


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