Bruins defeat Maple Leafs in an exhilarating Game 7

Boston- 04/25/18- Bruins vs Maple Leafs game 7- Bruins Torey Krug celebrates his 3rd period goal with Kevan Miller(rt) to tie the game, 4-4. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)


Jake DeBrusk’s second goal of the game, at 5:25 of third period, broke a 4-4 tie.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/26/ Bruins describe ‘insane’ atmosphere for Game 7 win

“You could barely hear yourself think out there the whole game,” said Brad Marchand.

Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run in his first at bat against the Toronto Blue Jays in first inning baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday April 25, 2018. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)


Mookie Betts puts a charge in slumbering Red Sox

The Red Sox right fielder slugged two home runs — the first on the third pitch of the game — to spark a 4-3 win over Toronto that snapped a three-game losing streak.

// Here is the Bruins’ schedule vs. the Lightning

Game 1 is Saturday at 3 p.m. in Tampa.


// Bucks need to be smarter about Smart . . . and other thoughts

The returning Celtics guard was a bundle of energy in Game 5, but he is wearing a splint.


// Rafael Devers turning up the defensive pressure

The 21-year-old third baseman made a splash last season with his bat and is working on improving his play in the field this year.


// Substantial amount of intrigue swirls around this NFL Draft

The No. 1 mystery is which QB the Browns will take — and they can’t afford to mess this one up.

// Robert Kraft criticized President Trump at covert NFL meeting in October

The meeting was called after Trump derided the NFL and its players over protests during the national anthem.

// What time will the Patriots make their first-round NFL Draft picks?

New England has two picks in Thursday’s opening round of the draft – No. 23 and No. 31

Boston- 04/25/18- Bruins vs Maple Leafs game 7- Bruins Jake DeBrusk kneels on the ice after scoring a 3rd period goal to put the Bruins ahead, 5-4 as Matt Grzelcyk(let) congratulates him., as Toronto's Jake Gardiner skates by. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)


Jake DeBrusk would not be denied

Overflowing with energy, DeBrusk scored twice, including the go-ahead goal at 5:25 of the third period.

// Maple Leafs were blown away by third-period fade

Bruins rallied for four goals in the third, including an empty netter, to send Toronto packing in Game 7.

// This NFL Draft is top-heavy in quarterbacks

The Patriots haven’t had to worry about drafting at that position in a while, but this year could be different.


// Here’s an educated guess at how the Patriots draft will go

New England goes into this year’s draft Thursday night with eight picks and plenty of needs.

// Celtics will have a game Saturday night at the Garden either way

They will play the Bucks in Game 7 that night or start the Eastern Conference semifinals against the 76ers.

Southern Cal’s Sam Darnold could be the next Browns quarterback.

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Ben Volin’s 2018 NFL mock draft

The teams are about to restock, and this is how our expert sees the first round going (trades included).

// Duron Harmon, Devin McCourty speak from the heart on social issues

The two Patriots, members of the Players Coalition, addressed prospective journalists at Walpole High Wednesday night.


// For NFL Draft coverage, fans can have their pick

This year, ESPN has even more competition in what will be an unprecedented amount of coverage.


// Reuben Foster’s accuser recants domestic violence accusations

A statement on behalf of Elissa Ennis said the injuries that led to the charges were not caused by Foster.

Toronto, Ontario - 4/23/2018 - (1st period) Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) tries to control the puck in front of Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) during the first period. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Boston Bruins in Game 6 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Kevin P. Dupont , Topic: 24Bruins-Leafs, LOID: 8.4.1712551683.

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Danton Heinen returns to Bruins lineup for Game 7

Coach Bruce Cassidy made just the one lineup change in an effort to generate a little more offense.

Sports Log

// Penguins star Evgeni Malkin out for Game 1 vs. Capitals

Malkin, who missed clinching Game 6 vs. Flyers, to sit with apparent leg injury.

// Harvard-Yale Fenway tickets go on sale Friday

“The Game” will be played at the historic baseball park for the first time this year on Nov. 17.


// Marcus Smart came back, and gave the Celtics exactly what they needed

After missing six weeks because of a thumb injury, Smart’s intensity helped the Celtics take a 3-2 playoff series lead.


// Cavaliers take 3-2 series lead on Lebron James’s buzzer-beater

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points as the Raptors beat the Wizards in Toronto to regain control of their series.

// Xander Bogaerts could return to Red Sox on Friday

The shortstop went 2 for 3 in a rehab game at Pawtucket and said after the game, “I think I’m ready.”

// Penn’s Justin Watson: Ivy Leaguer defying expectations

The NFL is one of the rare organizations where an Ivy League degree isn’t going to help you get a job.

// The ‘will-he, won’t-he’ game is over: Gronk is coming back

There’s no more ambiguity. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said that he’ll be on the field in 2018.

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, trains on the main track at Belmont Park on June 6, 2014 in Elmont, New York He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Gronkowski’s connections now aiming at Belmont

The colt is being treated for an infection, and his handlers believe he will be able to run in the June 9 Triple Crown race.