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The pendulum started with the Yankees up and the Red Sox down. It’s now swung the other way. The weight that is pulling New York down is none other than its well-staffed starting rotation. “It’s a friggin’ mess right now,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com on Sunday. Coming out of …

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The overtime drama continued in the NHL playoffs Sunday, but this time it was between Philadelphia and New Jersey. The Devils thought they had escaped a scare in overtime after a Flyers goal was called back, but Philadelphia then scored for good. Here are the recaps from the games that took place Sunday, April 29. …

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Kobe Bryant may be the man with five championship rings, but Andrew Bynum was the guy making history Sunday afternoon. On the second day of the NBA playoffs, Bynum put up the first triple-double for the Lakers in 21 years as Los Angeles ripped past the Denver Nuggets in the first game of their opening-round …

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Game 1 of the playoffs didn’t go very well for the New York Knicks. In addition to getting pounded 100-67 by the Miami Heat, the Knicks lost guard Iman Shumpert for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Jeremy Lin knows the Knicks will need his help if they want …

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If defeat wasn’t bad enough, now the chatter starts about what will happen to the Bruins in the offseason. Tim Thomas is the No. 1 man in question, but plenty of other Boston players need their contract situations worked out if they’re going to stay with the B’s. NESN Daily offers an inside look at …

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Game over, Hawks win 83-74: Pierce closed things out by missing a wide-open layup. The way these proceedings went, that seemed just about right. Garnett found his stroke late and ended up tying Rondo for the team lead with 20 points, but the Celtics did not do nearly enough offensively or defensively to win this …

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Josh Beckett anchored the starting staff during the Red Sox’ recent road trip. Despite the loss Sunday, Beckett had a solid outing. He had a 1-2 record with a 5.03 ERA heading into the trip to Minnesota and Chicago, but by the end of the seven-game stint, the right-hander collected one more victory and lowered …

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Cody Ross had Boston’s lone RBI in the Red Sox’ loss in Chicago on Sunday, but he wasn’t too down afterward. That’s because the Red Sox won the other six games of the road trip. Boston looks to bring that success back to Fenway for the next homestand, starting Monday against the A’s.

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Final 9th, Red Sox 1-0: It was a pitcher’s duel from the beginning with Jake Peavy and Jon Lester looking nearly unhittable. But credit has to go to the Red Sox bullpen. They’ve been maligned all month long, but the group steadied the ship for two innings en route to solidify Jon Lester’s first victory …

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The Red Sox bullpen has been maligned for much of April. During Saturday’s 1-0 victory, the group earned redemption. Once starter Jon Lester exited after seven scoreless frames, the combination of Franklin Morales, Vicente Padilla and Alfredo Aceves protected the lead in remarkable fashion. A week ago, the trio was among the relievers that had …

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