BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 2 today. Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period. Game 3 of the best-of-seven series between the top-seeded Bruins and eighth-seeded Red Wings is set for Detroit on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL has fined Boston forward Milan Lucic $5,000 for spearing Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser during their opening playoff game. Lucic was fined for spearing DeKeyser in the second period of the Red Wings' 1-0 victory on Friday night. No penalty was called on the play. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
BOSTON (AP) -Jake Peavy gets the call tonight as the Red Sox host the Orioles in Game 3 of a four-game set. Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and scored on Jonathan Herrera's suicide squeeze, lifting the Sox over Baltimore 4-2 yesterday. The Red Sox win snapped Baltimore's three-game win streak. The Orioles send Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound tonight.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is among those mentioned as possible suitors for the Buffalo Bills franchise. The Bills are on the market following owner Ralph Wilson's death last month. Forbes valued the Bills last year at $870 million, but the sale price could go higher given the number of expected bidders and the scarcity of NFL teams on the market.
BOSTON (AP) - Dejen Gebremeskel defended his title at the B.A.A. 5K yesterday as thousands of runners took to the streets in Boston two days before the marathon. The 2012 Olympic 5,000-meter silver medalist from Ethiopia edged Maine's Ben True in a photo finish, setting a race record of 13 minutes, 26 seconds. Rhode Island's Molly Huddle came from behind to win the women's race in 15:12.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Birhanu Tadesee won the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon yesterday in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 54 seconds. Australian Trent Morrow prepared for tomorrow's Boston Marathon by finishing in 5:17:16, placing 1,746th. The Guinness World Record holder for most marathons in a year will run his 200th race since January 1st, 2013, and 165th in the past 365 days.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
Baltimore (Jimenez 0-3) at Boston (Peavy 0-0), 7:05 p.m.
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