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04/06/2011 - 10:39pm
Red Sox still winless after latest loss to Tribe

 CLEVELAND -- The Red Sox remained winless for the 2011 season, dropping a 8-4 decision to the Indians. It marks just the second time since 1966 that they have began a season going 0-5, having done it last in ’96. The Red Sox have gone 0-6 three times in franchise history, not having fallen in such a hole since ’45.

The biggest blow Wednesday night came in the sixth inning, when Asdrubal Cabrera broke open a two-run game with a three-run homer off of Sox reliever Dan Wheeler.

Daisuke Matsuzaka turned in a decent start for the Red Sox, although, like Josh Beckett the night before, he wasn’t able to go past five innings. The Sox starter gave up three runs over his 96-pitch outing.

The Red Sox lineup continued to struggle, with Jacoby Ellsbury (0-for-5) dropping to .143, and Kevin Youkilis' batting average landing at .133 after an 0-for-4 performance. 

Adrian Gonzalez (double, two-run HR) and Carl...

04/06/2011 - 9:25pm
Red light special: Thornton scores, B's win

Shawn Thornton scored with 00.1 second left in the first period while Dennis Seidenberg and Gregory Campbell scored just 78 seconds apart in the second to snap a 1-1 tie and help the Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Islanders Wednesday night at TD Garden. It was Thornton's first game back since receiving 40 stitches on March 29 to close a gash in his forehead above his right eye. 

Tim Thomas made 30 saves to win his 34th game of the season, two shy of his career high set two seasons ago. The Bruins limited the Islanders to just four shots in the third period. 

Having already clinched the Northeast Division title and home ice in the opening round of the playoffs, the win pushed the Bruins over the 100-point plateau for the second time in three seasons. With 101 points, the Bruins trail Pittsburgh by just one point and the Atlantic Division-leading Flyers by two points. 

The Bruins, who would currently play the Canadiens in the...

04/06/2011 - 7:15pm
Bruins hand out regular season awards
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins gave out their regular season awards prior to Wednesday night’s game. They are as follows:

Eddie Shore Award (exceptional hustle and determination): Shawn Thornton

Elizabeth Dufresne Award (outstanding performance in home games): Tim Thomas

John Bucyk Award (greatest off-ice charitable contributions): Andrew Ference

Three stars:

1. Tim Thomas

2. Patrice Bergeron

3. Milan Lucic

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04/06/2011 - 5:44pm
Tito: 'I don't think we're going to pack it in'

CLEVELAND -- Speaking before his team's game with the Indians Wednesday afternoon, Red Sox manager Terry Francona reiterated that he and his coaching staff are intent on maintaining a consistent approach despite losing their first four games.

"We've got 158 left, so I don't think we're going to pack it in," Francona said. "I think it means we've had four bad first days of the year.

"Regardless of what my personality is, or the coaches, if we don’t maintain some consistency, I think that’s going to send a red flag out of the clubhouse," he added. "I think that’s the best thing we can do, is just be consistent. The players know we want to win. I know they want to win.”

Later Francona spoke about the urge for fans to over-react because it is the first week of the season. "That's the one thing we talk about in our meeting, is everything gets overblown and overanalyzed the first two weeks...

04/06/2011 - 5:12pm
Judge: A 'couple weeks' to decide NFL case

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson said Wednesday that she will take "a couple of weeks" before she will ultimately rule on the NFL players' request to lift the lockout. Nelson did say that while he takes the matter under advisement, the two sides should return to the bargaining table — specifically, federal mediation under her supervision — in hopes of ending the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987

According to those who were on the scene, Nelson heard roughly five hours of arguments from lawyers for the players and the owners during Wednesday's session. Lawyers for the players argued in favor of lifting the lockout because it is causing them "irreparable harm," while the owners maintain Nelson does not have the jurisdiction to issue an injunction because their complaint regarding how the players negotiated is currently before the National Labor Relations Board.

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