BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox wasted their most impressive (and indeed, first) comeback of the season, zooming back to tie the game, 4-4, in the top of the eighth after trailing by four runs only to see the game given back to the Orioles just as quickly in a 5-4 loss.
The Sox did nothing through seven innings, as Baltimore starter Jeremy Guthrie helped to shut down the Sox. But down 4-0, the Sox rallied for four straight hits in the eighth, the last a three-run homer to left by Kevin Youkilis to tie the contest.
That brought reliever Daniel Bard to the mound in the bottom of the inning. But Bard said that the game sped up a bit on him as he was suddenly thrust into a tie game. He gave up singles to each of the first three hitters he faced, missing his location badly. He also crossed signals with catcher Jason Varitek for a passed ball. Bard seemed poised to wriggle out of the jam, however, when with runners on second and third and no outs, a ball in the...
Nathan Horton blew a slapshot past Carey Price with 14:17 left in overtime to give the Bruins a 4-3 win over the Canadiens in Game 7 Wednesday night, sending the Bruins onto the Eastern Conference semifinals. With the win over the Canadiens at TD Garden, the Bruins advance to play the Flyers this weekend in Philadelphia in a rematch of their epic playoff meeting from last year.
The Bruins appeared headed to a playoff rematch with the Flyers in regulation when Chris Kelly put a backhanded shot behind Price with 10:16 left in the third to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead. With the crowd sensing victory, Patrice Bergeron took a high-sticking penalty with 2:37 left in regulation, setting up P.K. Subban's power-play score on a slapshot past Tim Thomas with just 1:57 left in the third.
It marked the first time in four tries that the Bruins won a Game 7 on TD Garden ice and was the first Game 7 win for the B's since beating the Canadiens in the...
U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson denied a request from the league for a stay in its case against the players on Wednesday evening, which maintains her ruling from Monday that lifted the lockout that was put in place by the owners last month. The owners are expected to appeal Nelson’s ruling to the 8th Circuit Court in St. Louis.
Nelson wrote that the NFL “has not met its burden for a stay pending appeal, expedited or otherwise.”
“In short, the world of ‘chaos’ the NFL claims it has been thrust into — essentially the ‘free-market’ system this nation otherwise willfully operates under — is not compelled by this court’s order,” Nelson wrote.
The league had wanted Nelson — who ruled earlier this month for the players — to keep the lockout in place while the ruling was appealed, saying that if the league began football activities, it...
It wasn't easy but the Celtics opponent in the conference semifinals is finally set as the Heat held off Philadelphia, 95-91 to win their first round series, 4-1. The Heat won the first three games of the series but lost Game 4 in Philadelphia on Sunday and had to sweat through a tough closing game. Chris Bosh scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds and Mario Chalmers made six 3-pointers.
Here's the schedule for the series:
Game 1: Sunday at Miami, 3:30 p.m.
Game 2: Tuesday at Miami, TBD
Game 3: Saturday May 7 at Boston, 8 p.m.
Game 4: Monday, May 9 at Boston, TBD
Game 5: Wednesday, May 11 at Miami, TBD
Game 6: Friday, May 13 at Boston, TBD
Game 7: Monday, May 16 at Miami, 8 p.m.
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Bill Belichick sat down with Stacey Dales of NFL.com for an interview on the eve of the 2011 NFL Draft. The Patriots own three of the top 33 picks in the draft -- and six picks in the first three rounds -- and with Belichick's recent history of dealing picks it's not a reach to think more moves might take place this year.
"I think it's pretty normal at this point -- a couple of days before the draft -- to have discussions with other teams, just to expedite the conversations on draft day if it were going to come to that," said Belichick. "Usually those picks are traded based on who is on the board, players that other teams want, or we want, that stimulates the conversation. ... It's very preliminary at this point.
"We've definitely had a lot of discussions, potentially, but those things don't crystalize until draft day or a lot of times when you are on the clock. It's very unusual to see these types of trades...
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.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with Chandler Jones after the Pats moved to 10-0. Plus a special brief appearance by Damion Easley.
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.
Kirk needs his some baked ziti.
The top stories of the day.
We remember Tiger's Thanksgiving many years ago.
LB came in the studio in between segments, and got Christian in a funny mood. His abilities to pronounced foreign names was put to the test. For the most part, he failed.
Before Monday night's game against the Patriots, Rex Ryan invited Ray Lewis to give the Bills a pregame "pump-up" speech.
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.
We close out the day with the best in sound
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.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak to Peter King of MMQB/SI.
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.
Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.
Tim discussed the Pats 10-0 start.More from this show
Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, joined the show to talk about last night's Patriots win, the inadvertent whistle, making officials accountable for mistakes, and Ray Lewis' ignorance about Bill Belichick.More from this show
Gene Steratore's crew had a rough time in Foxboro on Monday night, and the lowest moment came when an inadvertent whistle cost the Patriots a possible touchdown.More from this show
Danny Amendola went down last night with a knee injury last night. He'll get an MRI today, but in the meantime, the guys discuss who will have to step up as yet another skill position player gets injured.More from this show