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04/29/2010 - 11:18am
Chara on D&H: Savard's return 'a big boost'

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara joined the Dale & Holley show Thursday morning to talk about the Stanley Cup playoffs. Chara said he watched Wednesday night's Montreal-Washington Game 7, in which the eighth-seeded Canadiens upset the top-seeded Capitals 2-1 to win their first-round series behind a solid performance from Chara's Slovakian Olympic teammate, goalie Jaroslav Halak. "It was a crazy game," Chara said. "I obviously was a little surprised by how well defensively Montreal played. I knew Halak would have an outstanding game, but I never thought that [Washington] would have such a tough game to really put the puck in the net."

 

Looking back at the Bruins' first-round series win over the Sabres, Chara said: "I think the special teams were really big and obviously Tuukka [Rask] played really big for us. When you really look at it, every game somebody really made a difference, somebody stepped up."

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04/29/2010 - 10:18am
Report: WR Galloway signs with Redskins

Former Patriots wide receiver Joey Galloway signed a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Galloway, 38, started last season with New England but was let go after three games in which he had seven catches for 67 yards and no touchdowns. He joined the Pittsburgh Steelers but did not get into a game for them.


04/29/2010 - 10:09am
Nielsen: Sox second most hated MLB team

Based on an Internet algorithm created by the Nielsen Co., the Red Sox are the second most hated team in Major League Baseball, trailing only the Indians. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Nielsen formula uses various keywords to find out whether people have positive, negative or neutral reactions to different brands and products. Following the Red Sox on the list are the Reds, Astros and fifth-place Yankees. The teams ranking the most popular are the Giants and A's.


04/29/2010 - 9:32am
Dates set for Celtics-Cavs series

The NBA has set the dates for the Celtics' conference semifinal series with the Cavaliers. Most of the times are still to be determined. The Celtics get a bit of a break with three days off between Games 2 and 3.

 

Game 1: Saturday, May 1: Boston at Cleveland, Time to be determined

Game 2: Monday, May 3: Boston at Cleveland, TBD

Game 3: Friday, May 7: Cleveland at Boston, TBD

Game 4: Sunday, May 9: Cleveland at Boston, 3:30

*Game 5: Tuesday, May 11: Boston at Cleveland, TBD

*Game 6: Thursday, May 13: Cleveland at Boston, TBD

*Game 7: Sunday, May 16: Boston at Cleveland, 3:30

* if necessary


04/29/2010 - 9:25am
Rivers on D&C: 'We'll be ready' for Cavs

Celtics coach Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about the C's second-round playoff series against the Cavaliers, set to start Saturday. Rivers said he does not believe LeBron James' elbow injury will slow down the superstar. "I don't think it will have any effect on him," Rivers said. "I think he'll be fine. If he shoots Games 1, 2, 3, 4 left-handed, then I would say something's wrong. Other than that, he'll be fine."

 

Rivers said even if LeBron James is slowed due to his sore elbow, the Cavaliers have enough other weapons to pick up the slack. "They're a very deep basketball team. They have a lot of different guys," Rivers said. "We have to guard the 3-point line against these guys. LeBron does what he does. But when all those guys -- [Anthony] Parker, Mo Williams, Delonte West, Jamario Moon, [Antawn] Jamison -- when they're standing behind...

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