Just moments after he fell on the back of Fernando Pisani's skate blade, ripping open his forehead above the right eye, Shawn Thornton said Blackhawks players were taunting him from their bench. Thornton sustained a nasty gash that required 40 stitches on the inside and outside of his skull. He did not return following the injury in the second period.
"If I ever find who it was, I'll deal with it my own way," Thornton said.
Cameras showed Thornton shoving and nearly punching referee Don Van Massenhoven, who was actually trying to stand between Thornton and the Chicago bench.
"He was [ticked], too," Thornton said. "He yelled at their bench. I really appreciated that."
Thornton said he was prepared to return to the game with a visor but because the medical staff was concerned about a concussion and the 40 stitches opening up, he was held back and not permitted to return. For more,...
Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk scored just over two minutes apart in the second period to break a scoreless tie while Tim Thomas recorded his ninth shutout of the season to lead the Bruins to a 3-0 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks Tuesday night at TD Garden.
Tim Thomas made 32 saves for his 26th career shutout and his 33rd win this season. Thomas, who leads the NHL in goals against and save percentage this season, is now just three wins shy of matching his career-high total of 36 two seasons ago.
Chara wristed a shot from the top of the left circle through traffic and past Hawks goalie Corey Crawford at 12:02 of the second. Two minutes and 20 seconds later, it was Boychuk who released his shot from the right point through traffic to beat Crawford.
Nathan Horton also continued his outstanding play, scoring on a flashy deke in front of Crawford early in the third for his 24th of the season. Horton has...
The Red Sox acquired catcher Mike McKenry from the Rockies on Tuesday for right-handed reliever Daniel Turpen. McKenry, 26, hit .265 and caught 94 games at Triple-A Colorado Springs last year and appeared in six games with the big league club at the end of last season. Turpen, 24, an eighth-round pick of San Francisco in 2007, was originally acquired last year when Boston sent righty reliever Ramon Ramirez to the Giants. He was selected by the Yankees in the Rule V Draft during the winter but was later returned to the Red Sox. He split time between the Giants and Red Sox organizations in 2010, finishing with a combined 4.50 ERA in 69 relief innings in Double-A.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hit his second homer of the spring (and second in three games), a towering solo shot to left, in the final game of Grapefruit League play, as the Sox and Rays played to a 1-1 nine-inning tie Tuesday. After the contest, Gonzalez -- who finished the spring with a .308 average in 10 games spanning 26 at-bats -- said that the spring had gone as well as he could have hoped as he recovered from the surgery to repair his right shoulder labrum.
"I think so," Gonzalez said when asked if his spring went perfectly according to blueprint. "Coming here, I knew that if everything came out as planned I would be ready for Opening Day. Then I came here and I was ready earlier than I’d hoped, I got more at-bats than I thought I was going to get, and I feel really good going into the season."
Gonzalez appeared to build progressively into comfort at the plate. He got enough at-...
In an interview on The Big Show, commentator and radio host Stephen A. Smith said that he's not overly concerned with the Celtics recent struggles as long as Shaquille O'Neal is able to come back from his Achilles injury. "I'm really not worried about them," Smirh said. "As long as Shaquille O'Neal comes back like he says he's going to [in early April]. I love him. I've known him for years but I'm getting annoyed at him with this nonsense. The Celtics or him, somebody's got to do something because he hasn't played in quite a long time. He needs to get some wind under him and get back on that basketball court because the Boston Celtics are not winning a world championship without him."
Smith thinks that the Celtics main problem is their lack of size inside. "The fact is they really don't have a frontline to speak of," Smith said. "They're a little bit older, we all know that. But if you tell me that I get to have KG...
Butch and Price discuss how Belichick and the Pats manipulate the roster with cuts, injuries, practice squad etc. - it's a complicated subject! They then move on to the improving play of QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Butch and Price start salivating over the thought of regular season football being less than 2 weeks away and discuss some early intriguing matchups.
Butch is in for Dickerson on NFL Sunday and he and Chris get into the victory over Carolina and their take-aways - the receivers could be in trouble if they don't get healthy with Wayne struggling and Boyce not contributing at all, Scott Chandler is a beast that could be a huge redzone threat with Gronk on the field and more. They talk about the offense and break down the running back depth chart. Then Trags gives them a call to give his take on the roster and their play so far.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.
On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.
We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.
We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.
We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.More from this show
The advance guard is all set up in St. Louis as D&C opened up the show from Busch Stadium. On the menu: Another homer from Ortiz, the return of Beltran, and a big mistake from Breslow.More from this show