Michael Ryder and Patrice Bergeron each scored their 16th goals of the season and Mark Recchi moved into a tie for 22nd on the NHL's all-time goal scoring list with his 560th career goal as the Bruins ended their season-long seven-game road trip with a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh on Tuesday night. Bergeron had to be helped from the ice with just under three minutes left after taking a Mark Stuart slap shot to the inside of the right knee. For more, visit the Big Bad Blog.
UConn survived a major scare from visiting Northeastern but held on to win 59-57 in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament Tuesday night. Matt Janning led Northeastern with 17 points, while UConn's Jerome Dyson had a game-high 18 points. Late in the contest, fifth-seeded NU pushed out to a six-point lead (54-48) when Chaisson Allen hit 1-of-2 free throws, but fourth-seeded UConn went on an 11-3 run to take command. A late 3-point attempt from Northeastern's Baptiste Bataille was off the mark at the buzzer, ending the upset bid. For more, click here.
The Red Sox issued the following release about the surgical procedure performed on 19-year-old Ryan Westmoreland to remove a cavernous malformation in his brain:
According to the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Red Sox minor league outfielder Ryan Westmoreland today underwent successful surgery to remove a cavernous malformation in his brain. Dr. Robert Spetzler performed the surgery. The announcement was made by general manager Theo Epstein. Following the five-hour procedure, Westmoreland remains in the intensive care unit but has come through the surgery well. Due to the complexity of this surgery, Ryan will face a difficult period initially before beginning his recovery.
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Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland underwent brain surgery on Tuesday morning at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. A team source told ESPN.com that initial indications were that the surgery "went well," though a full prognosis is not expected for a few days.
The 19-year-old Westmoreland left minor league camp on March 4. He was diagnosed on March 5 with a cavernous malformation in his brain (click here for a full explanation of the condition).
Members of the Red Sox organization spent Tuesday anxiously awaiting the results of the surgery. First baseman Anthony Rizzo, who considers Westmoreland a close friend, noted that even the months of chemotherapy that he underwent after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease paled in comparison to the uncertainty that Westmoreland faced entering his surgery.
According to a report on ESPN.com, Patriots defensive end Ty Warren skipped a voluntary offseason workout program -- and a $250,000 bonus -- to continue his studies at Texas A&M in hopes of earning his degree.
"I try to put the kids in the best educational system possible and I think there is something to be said for their father, who has been blessed to play in the NFL and do something he's loved to do, going back and finishing what he started," Warren told ESPN. "In the big picture, I think it's important for me to do what I'm doing. I can sacrifice that bonus for that."
Warren, an agriculture leadership and development major, is on pace to walk in graduation in the spring of 2011, according to ESPN.
Mike Klis discusses Brady vs. Manning, Welker and Belichick, and the rest of the Pats-Broncos story lines.
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the big showdown between the 6-1 Denver Broncos and the 6-2 New England Patriots and the 16th edition in the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning rivalry.
Chris Price, WEEI.com, joins the show to talk about the Patriots upcoming game against Denver. Chris got in the the DB match-ups with Denver's receivers, some ideas on how to blitz Peyton, Welker's impact, and a prediction.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Mut, Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back and talking not only Red Sox, but MLB Hot Stove. They talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, and take some phone calls about some of the Red Sox potential moves.
Mut, Rob Bradford, and Alex Speier talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. Ben addresses some questions regarding Will Middlebrooks, Rusney Castillo, as well as Yoenis Cespedes' future with the club.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and the big blow to the defense with Torey Krug's injury.
Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
John Buccigross discussed the World Series with the guys. Also, does he cry at movies?
The guys opened the show discussing the Giants 3rd World Series win in 5 years.
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We listen to a tribute to the late great Mayor Thomas Menino who passed away at the age of 71. Produced by Joe Zarbano.
Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the struggling Bruins.
Dale and Greg Dickerson try and find new and exciting ways to discuss Manning vs Brady 16, including how each QB fares in adverse weather conditions.
Dale and Greg Dickerson take a few minutes to remember Tom Menino.
We look at four free agents the Sox might have an eye on, two on the mound, two at third base.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin is joined by Joe Meloni of College Hockey News on the first episode of the College Puckcast. They talk about the wrist injury that will sideline Boston College defenseman Steve Santini until at least January, as well as the good start for Boston University and its star freshman, Jack Eichel. Other topics include fast starts for Vermont and UMass-Lowell and slow starts for Providence and Northeastern.
The morning show was having another great podcast, until the whole thing came to screeching halt. Halloween, Asian strippers and proctologists.
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