When the Bruins won the Stanley Cup last June, many on the team pointed to how the team came together during its long season-opening trip to Europe. The bonds formed in Belfast and Prague helped bring a tight-knit team even closer together, and that chemistry and camaraderie was a big part of their success. The …

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BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia dove down, snagged a grounder and fired a pinpoint throw to first base. It was a defensive masterpiece, one that retired Detroit’s Danny Worth and ended the fifth inning. But it also resulted in an injury. Following the play in Monday’s 7-4 victory, the Red Sox second baseman left the game …

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Adem Ljajic’s principles have cost him a place on Serbia’s national team. The 20-year-old forward refuses to sing the country’s national anthem, which violates team rules set by newly installed head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic. The Telegraph reports Ljajic, a Slav Muslim from an ethnically mixed region of Serbia, will not budge on the issue, and …

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Editor’s note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. Ryan Sweeney’s bright Hollywood smile said more about the outfielder’s excitement to be back in the Red Sox …

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There’s not a lot going on in the hockey world as the anticipation builds for the start of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, but one big story could be developing in Montreal. A report by Fred Poulin of TheHockeyWriters.com has the Canadiens finally ready to name their new coach. If the report is accurate, …

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Fourth quarter, 10:13, Heat 76-61: In order for the Celtics to win against the Heat, we predicted the Celtics would have to do three things. 1. Pierce would have to play James to a standstill. 2. Allen would have to find some way to slow down Wade. 3. Garnett and Rondo would have to dominate …

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Her Majesty isn’t messing around when it comes to this summer’s Olympics. She’s called on none other than Agent 007 himself. James Bond will help launch the summer games by appearing in a video with Queen Elizabeth II, who is 85 years old, at Buckingham Palace, then parachuting into the Olympic stadium at Stratford, East …

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SHAWINIGAN, Que. – The long wait is over for the Shawinigan Cataractes. Anton Zlobin scored 17:51 into overtime Sunday, and the Cataractes were crowned MasterCard Memorial Cup champion for the first time in franchise history after a 2-1 victo…

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SHAWINIGAN, Que. – There was a point in the 2011-12 season that the London Knights weren’t sure whether to buy or sell at the Ontario Hockey League’s trade deadline. Their decision to add Austin Watson and Greg McKegg to their young team paid…

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SHAWINIGAN, Que. – If Sunday night is the last time Michael Chaput suits up for the Shawinigan Cataractes, he certainly ended his Quebec Major Junior Hockey League career with a bang. On top of being a member of the Memorial Cup champions aft…

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