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Nationals Manager Matt Williams Benches Bryce Harper For ‘Lack Of Hustle’ (GIF)

Nationals Manager Matt Williams Benches Bryce Harper For ‘Lack Of Hustle’ (GIF)

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Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams made an example out of star outfielder Bryce Harper during Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Harper was benched prior to the seventh inning for “lack of hustle,” Williams told reporters after the game. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Harper hit a routine groundball back to pitcher Lance Lynn, who fielded the ball cleanly and with plenty…

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Milan Lucic Fined $5K By NHL For Spearing Red Wings’ Danny DeKeyser

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milan-lucic1Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic was fined $5,000 by the NHL for spearing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser at the end of the second period of Detroit’s 1-0 Game 1 victory.

Lucic was skating behind DeKeyser when the incident occured. He speared him in the groin as the period was coming to a close, but there was no penalty. ESPN Boston reported that Lucic was apologetic after the…

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Bruins Must Win Patrice Bergeron-Pavel Datsyuk Matchup To Even Series

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Patrice BergeronBOSTON — The key matchup in the Bruins and Detroit Red Wings first-round series is a battle of two elite centers in Patrice Bergeron and Pavel Datsyuk.

These former Selke Trophy winners do a little bit of everything. They provide leadership, play on special teams, score clutch goals and dominate defensively.

Bergeron called his matchup with Datsyuk a “great challenge” prior to Friday night’s…

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TV Graphic Blooper Refers To Blackhawks As ‘Chicago Unsportsmanlike’ (Photo)

TV Graphic Blooper Refers To Blackhawks As ‘Chicago Unsportsmanlike’ (Photo)

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The Chicago Blackhawks fell to the St. Louis Blues in triple overtime during Game 1 of their first-round playoff series, but the Chicago Unsportsmanlike are undefeated so far in the postseason.

Prior to Saturday’s Game 2 at the Scottrade Center, CBC Sports showed an awesome accidental graphic that swapped out “Blackhawks” for “Unsportsmanlike.” While the reigning Stanley Cup champions could…

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Clippers’ Jamal Crawford Sinks Incredible Half Court Buzzer-Beater (Video)

Clippers’ Jamal Crawford Sinks Incredible Halfcourt Buzzer Beater (Video)

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The rivalry that’s been developing between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors makes their Round 1 playoff series must-see television, and Jamal Crawford proved that on Saturday.

The Clippers guard took a shot from half court with a little over a second left in the first quarter, and he sunk it, making the L.A. crowd go wild. Amazingly, he did this at the Staples Center earlier in…

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Red Sox, Orioles Involved In Benches-Clearing Incident At Fenway Park

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BOSTON — The benches cleared in the seventh inning of Saturday’s Red Sox-Orioles game at Fenway Park.

Red Sox catcher David Ross and Orioles starter Bud Norris were at the center of the incident, which occurred when Ross attempted to drop down a sacrifice bunt following a leadoff walk by Mike Carp. No punches were thrown, and each team quickly returned to its respective dugout after a brief…

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Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri Shouts Expletive At Brooklyn Nets, Apologizes

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masai ujiriToronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri had to apologize at a halftime press conference on Saturday after he called out the Brooklyn Nets at a pregame fan rally.

Ujiri shouted “F— Brooklyn!” outside Air Canada Centre before the Raptors took on the Nets in their first-round game of the Eastern Conference playoff series, ESPNNewYork.com reported.

Ujiri met with reporters at halftime to…

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Tom Caron, Tim Wakefield Talk Xander Bogaerts’ Day Off (Video)

Tom Caron, Tim Wakefield Talk Xander Bogaerts’ Day Off (Video)

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After playing the last 17 games, Boston Red Sox rookie shortstop Xander Bogaerts is out of the lineup for Saturday’s day game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Bogaerts has had a solid start to the season, batting .271 with 2 2B, 3 RBI and 11 BB. Perhaps a day off will give the 21-year-old a chance to regroup and get back on the field.

Check out what Tom Caron and Tim Wakefield…

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Bruins Practice Report: Kevan Miller, Matt Bartkowski Return; Chris Kelly Absent

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Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron,  Dougie Hamilton,  Brad MarchandThe Boston Bruins returned to practice Saturday afternoon looking for ways to generate more scoring chances against a stingy Detroit Red Wings defense that kept the B’s scoreless by clogging the middle of the ice and dominating puck possession.

The shutout loss was Boston’s first in the playoffs since Game 1 of the 2011 first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens.

Game 2 of the series is…

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Giancarlo Stanton’s Walk-Off Grand Slam Makes Red Sox Fans Drool (Video)

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Many Red Sox fans have fantasized about Boston landing Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Those fantasies heightened a bit Friday.

Stanton launched a walk-off grand slam against the Seattle Mariners, giving him six home runs and 26 RBIs through 17 games. Stanton’s blast also prompted many Red Sox fans — as well as fans of other teams — to hop on Twitter and profess their love for the…

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