EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Sports

April 15, 2013

No Headline Provided

TRADITION COMING CHEAPER

Remember when Patriots Day tickets for the Red Sox were nearly as tough to get as opening day?

That’s not the case anymore.

A trip to Redsox.com found that there were plenty of sensibly and not so sensibly priced ticketing options available for the fan seeking to take in today’s 11 a.m. battle featuring Ryan Dempster on the hill for the Sox and Jeremy Hellickson going for the Rays.

A pair of “Monster” seats could be had for $350 total, with seats available all over the park. Stubhub.com had tickets in the grandstand as low as around $50 apiece.

OPP CASHES

Andover’s Rob Oppenheim returned to the Web.com Tour this week after missing the last event with an ailment.

While he showed some fire in making the cut at 70-71, Oppenheim struggled over the weekend at 76-77, finishing at the back of the pack that made the weekend.

It was Oppenheim’s second made cut of the season.

KATIE STILL CRUSHING

Salem’s Katie Bettencourt ended the weekend with another huge Sunday at the plate in UMass’ doubleheader sweep at Charlotte.

Bettencourt finished the day 5 for 7 with a homer, a double, and six RBIs, adding a pair of sweet catches in the outfield.

TALKING RASSLIN’

Interesting conversation in The Eagle-Tribune’s sports department the other night. A colleague asked me to name my top five professional wrestlers of alltime.

Now remember, I go back 40 years, back to the days when Classy Freddy Blassie, Lou Albano and The Grand Wizard were the top managers in the game.

I go back to Monday night wrestling during summers at the Frolics at Salisbury Beach.

I go back to the WWWF.

Couldn’t limit it to 5, sorry. So my top six wrestlers of alltime?

6. HHH - He is the game. The Nashua High product was one of the best phone interviews I ever had. A giant talent in the ring and out. Love the guy.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports

Local Sports Videos
Sports Videos
Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent First impressions of Giants' new up-tempo offense Athletic Gaines: Where LeSean McCoy, Kenjon Barner, and more prepare for NFL season Jack White's Cub Face How Emmanuel Mudiay Ended Up in China Sterling says he's not trying to block Clippers sale Selig: MLB 'more popular today than ever' Eli, Giants learning new offense Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Longhorns Coach Disses Texas With Compliment - @TheBuzzeronFOX How Will Wiggins Deal Impact Potential Love Trade? Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Dareus fails conditioning test, Watkins lifts spirits Clay Travis On Mettenberger Punch & "Dumbest Fanbase" - @TheBuzzeronFOX Bowlsby talks cheating in NCAA Kluwe: How can Tony Dungy advocate felons, not Michael Sam SNC Minute: Phils lose; Lee set to return Eagles less than a week away from training camp Could Cliff Lee's health affect trade value?
Boston Sports
Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child Who will Brady turn to if Gronk can’t stay healthy? Gronkowski cleared to participate in Patriots training camp Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent First impressions of Giants' new up-tempo offense Athletic Gaines: Where LeSean McCoy, Kenjon Barner, and more prepare for NFL season Shaughnessy: Dont count out the Sox just yet Blakely: Projecting the Celtics roster Daopolous: How will NFL cracking down on Defensive holding affect games? Jack White's Cub Face How Emmanuel Mudiay Ended Up in China Sterling says he's not trying to block Clippers sale Selig: MLB 'more popular today than ever' Eli, Giants learning new offense Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Longhorns Coach Disses Texas With Compliment - @TheBuzzeronFOX How Will Wiggins Deal Impact Potential Love Trade? Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Dareus fails conditioning test, Watkins lifts spirits Clay Travis On Mettenberger Punch & "Dumbest Fanbase" - @TheBuzzeronFOX