PITTSBURGH, Pa. – As the Pittsburgh Penguins embark on an off-season that figures to include significant changes, coach Dan Bylsma insists the goalie position won’t be one of them. Bylsma called Marc-Andre Fleury “a franchise goalie . . . thi…

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Maybe in an alternate universe Brian Scalabrine could make the cover of NBA 2K14 over LeBron James. It seems that alternate universe is in Scalabrine’s head. James was given the honor of appearing on his first video game cover on Thursday when it was announced that he would grace the cover of the newest installment …

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Just about everyone in Boston is fired up for the Bruins’ Stanley Cup Final — and that includes members of the other professional Boston sports teams. The Red Sox are getting in the Stanley Cup spirit and showed it on their chartered flight to St. Petersburg, Fla. where they will match up against the Rays …

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The current Boston Celtics team as fans know it remains in limbo. Amid reports that veteran Paul Pierce could be bought out of his contract with the Celtics, and that Kevin Garnett‘s future with the team hinges on Pierce’s status, the Celtics have one more major question mark when it comes to next year’s team. Head …

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There is a saying out there that Chipper Jones might want to remember the next time he goes on Twitter — think before you tweet. The former third baseman for the Atlanta Braves sent out a tweet Saturday afternoon pondering whether or not alligators can be used to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the American-Mexican …

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BOSTON — It’s easy to forget that Jarrod Saltalamacchia led the Red Sox in home runs last season. Then again, that forgetfulness sums up Salty’s presence within Boston’s potent lineup. Saltalamacchia, who drilled two home runs in the Red Sox’ 10-5 victory over the Angels on Sunday, is one of the most gifted offensive catchers …

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Pitching a no-hitter in your big-league debut would be a pretty big deal. Detroit Tigers pitcher Jose Alvarez carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning of his first big league start, but Cleveland Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn rained on Alvarez’s parade, knocking a solo home run into left field to end the no-no bid. Tigers …

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Final, Red Sox 10-5: Andrew Bailey recorded the final three outs in the ninth inning, and Red Sox fans go home happy on a beautiful day at Fenway. Jarrod Saltalamacchia crushed two home runs as part of Boston’s 11-hit attack. David Ortiz and Mike Carp each went deep as well, and the Red Sox take …

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Boston Marathon bombing victim, Karen Rand, threw out the first pitch at U.S. Cellular Field before the White Sox- Athletics game on Saturday afternoon thanks to a little help from President Barack Obama. Rand, who had to have the lower part of her left leg removed as a result of her injuries, was one of …

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Ryan Dempster hit a notable achievement on Sunday afternoon. Dempster recorded his 2,000th career strikeout in the top of the sixth inning. Alberto Callaspo was Dempster’s 2,000th victim. Dempster now has 83 strikeouts on the season. His single-season high came in 2000 with the Marlins when the 16-year veteran recorded 209 strikeouts. He’s on pace …

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