NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston Bruins put the New York Rangers on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series last night. Boston leads the best-of-7 series 3-0 and can advance to the conference finals as early as tomorrow at Madison Square Garden.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 last night. Jose Quintana took a no-hitter into the seventh before David Ortiz broke it up with a one-out broken-bat single. The White Sox will try to complete the sweep against Clay Buchholz tonight.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Boston Red Sox held Shane Victorino out of last night's lineup against the Chicago White Sox because of tightness in his left hamstring. Manager John Farrell says he was still feeling some tightness after leaving Monday's game and is day to day.
BOSTON (AP) - The 50th Super Bowl will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area. NFL owners voted yesterday for the 49ers' new stadium as host of the 2016 game. That facility in Santa Clara, California, is due to open for the 2014 season.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Rob Gronkowski's agent says the tight end is unlikely to have another forearm surgery. The New England Patriots' star had his fourth surgery on Monday on the left forearm that he broke on November 18th while blocking for an extra point against the Indianapolis Colts. He broke it again early in the Patriots' first playoff game, a win over the Houston Texans.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Danny Amendola leads a revamped group of wide receivers at the New England Patriots' offseason workouts. Only 3 of the 12 on the roster are holdovers from last year. Gone are Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd and Deion Branch. After yesterday practice, Amendola said the receivers are working together to help each other learn the complex playbook.
NEW YORK (AP) - ESPN says it's cutting its workforce, the latest Disney division to reduce staff. The company would not say how many jobs are being eliminated, but they include unfilled positions. ESPN has about 7,000 employees worldwide, with about 4,000 at its headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tedy Bruschi has been elected by fans to the New England Patriots team Hall of Fame. The team says the linebacker and 3-time Super Bowl champion will be inducted along with broadcaster Gil Santos at a ceremony August 11th.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
Boston (Buchholz 6-0) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 5-2), 8:10 p.m.
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