After Pérez’s shoe delay, León and Boston sock it to Indians

Sports 05/27/19, 20:12

Cleveland reliever Oliver Pérez broke a spike loose on his shoe, and three batters later, the Boston Red Sox broke the game open.Sandy León hit a three-run homer off Pérez after he caused an odd stoppage asking for new footwear, J.D. Martinez homered twice and the Red Sox beat the ...

Famed Boston maestro’s statue sports giant Bruins helmet

Sports 05/27/19, 14:48

Count the late conductor Arthur Fiedler among the Boston Bruins' fans as they skate into the Stanley Cup Final.The nonprofit Esplanade Association has installed a giant Bruins helmet atop a statue of the beloved conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, just in time for Game 1 against the St. Louis ...

NBC, NHL encouraged about ratings heading into Cup Final

Basketball 05/26/19, 15:19

The television ratings for this year's Stanley Cup playoffs have been steady despite many top markets not having teams qualify and finalists from the past two years eliminated in the first round.Going into the start of Monday's final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins, television ratings for all ...

Was There: Game 4 of 1970 Blues-Bruins for Stanley Cup

Sports 05/26/19, 14:46

EDITOR'S NOTE — On May 10, 1970, the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 29 years. The Bruins won it at the expense of the St. Louis Blues, who were swept in the final for the third straight year.The Game 4 win at the Boston ...

Update: Bruins’ Cassidy says Marchand will play Game 1

Hockey 05/26/19, 11:04

The Latest on media day at the Stanley Cup Final (all times Eastern):11:55 a.m.Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy says Brad Marchand took a maintenance day off from practice and is good to go for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday against the St. Louis Blues.Marchand did not ...

Marchand misses Bruins’ last practice before Cup Final

Sports 05/26/19, 10:36

Brad Marchand was not on the ice for the Boston Bruins' last full practice before the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues.Marchand injured his left hand in the team's intrasquad scrimmage Thursday but practiced Saturday. Karson Kuhlman skated in Marchand's place on the Bruins' top line with Patrice ...

Gyorko homers as Cardinals rally past Braves 6-3

Baseball 05/25/19, 21:24

Pinch hitter Jedd Gyorko connected for a three-run homer during St. Louis' four-run eighth inning, helping the Cardinals top the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Saturday night.Paul Goldschmidt and Matt Carpenter each had three hits as St. Louis improved to 7-15 in May. The Cardinals (26-25) were in danger of falling ...

Crusaders, Jaguares, Brumbies lead Super Rugby conferences

Sports 05/25/19, 13:37

Defending champions the Crusaders likely sealed first place in the New Zealand conference, the Jaguares took a surprise lead in the South African conference, and ACT Brumbies are top in Australia on Saturday with just three rounds of Super Rugby's regular season remaining.The Christchurch-based Crusaders, the two-time defending champions, cemented ...

On the rebound: coaches Cassidy, Berube in Stanley Cup Final

Hockey 05/25/19, 12:08

Bruce Cassidy has come a long way from writing his first NHL practice plan on a napkin.Craig Berube hasn't changed a bit from the moment he was fired from his first NHL head coaching job.Two roads diverged in a crazy world of hockey and brought them to this Stanley Cup ...

After half-century of frustration, Blues can exorcise demons

Sports 05/25/19, 10:24

Stanley Jackson and buddy Steven Crow can be excused if they tend to watch their beloved St. Louis Blues with their hands over their eyes, just waiting for the next thing to go wrong.So when the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 to earn their first berth ...

Home sweet home: NHL execs flock back to familiar franchises

Hockey 05/24/19, 16:05

Martin Brodeur has been back with the New Jersey Devils for eight months and only walked by his statue once. It's harder to avoid his banner hanging from the arena rafters.Brodeur returning to the place he spent the majority of his career sparked a recent run of executives going home ...

Bruins’ veteran quintet could be key in latest Cup bid

Hockey 05/24/19, 15:40

When the Boston Bruins take the ice against the St. Louis Blues, they will do it with a core group of veterans who know what it's like to hoist the Stanley Cup — and have it slip from their fingers.Patrice Bergeron can still remember the instant euphoria and accompanying adoration ...

O Canada: Hockey hotbed now produces tennis players, too

Sports 05/24/19, 01:36

It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants.What's not typical is that they have simultaneously broken into the world's elite ranks of tennis players — and will all be worth watching when the French Open begins Sunday.The 20-year-old Shapovalov burst onto the ...

Marchand appears to avert injury scare in Bruins Cup tuneup

Hockey 05/23/19, 19:11

Boston Bruins leading scorer Brad Marchand returned without missing a shift after appearing to hurt his left hand Thursday night when the team held an intrasquad scrimmage to tune up for the Stanley Cup Final.The Bruins will have 10 days off between their sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the ...

Arbitrator upholds Voynov suspension but says he served half

Hockey 05/23/19, 17:49

An arbitrator upheld Slava Voynov's one-season NHL suspension Thursday but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19.Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the upcoming season and the 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence. The NHL Players Association ...

Bruins’ Backes must face Blues buddies for Stanley Cup

Sports 05/23/19, 17:13

David Backes waited his entire career to play for the Stanley Cup, and now he's going to have to do it against some of his best friends in hockey.The former St. Louis captain will face his old team with the NHL title on the line, starting Monday night when the ...

Modano returns to NHL roots in Minnesota, as Wild adviser

Hockey 05/23/19, 15:38

Mike Modano has decided to return to his NHL roots in Minnesota.The Hall of Fame center was named Thursday as the executive adviser to Wild owner Craig Leipold and president Matt Majka, a newly created position that Modano will assume on Sept. 1. Leipold and Modano often communicated by text ...

Contract extension in hand, Edelman can get down to business

Football 05/23/19, 13:51

On the day after his 33rd birthday, a newly enriched Julian Edelman was doing what he loves best: practicing with his fellow New England Patriots."We got something done," the veteran wide receiver said Thursday after the Patriots concluded an organized team activity on the practice field behind Gillette Stadium. "Business ...

/CP survey: Players say NHL making progress on concussions

Sports 05/23/19, 12:19

Jason Dickinson was angry the moment he was pulled from a game to be checked for a concussion.On the receiving end of a hit that warranted a second look, the Dallas Stars forward later realized the precaution wasn't such a bad thing."Today's game they're doing a lot, and they are ...

Islanders agree to terms with Brock Nelson on 6-year deal

Hockey 05/23/19, 12:08

Less than a year after losing John Tavares, the New York Islanders re-signed new No. 1 center Brock Nelson before he could even test free agency.Nelson on Thursday agreed to terms on a six-year contract through the 2024-25 season. Nelson scored 25 goals and set career highs with 28 assists ...

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