Red Sox, Bruins postpone games
The Red Sox and Bruins postponed their games from last night.
The Bruins game with the Penguins has been tentatively rescheduled for tonight at 7:30 p.m. while the Red Sox are schedule to play at 1 p.m. today.
With Boston in lockdown last night, the status of those games is still tentative.
The Celtics opening round playoff game with the New York Knicks, at Madison Square Garden, will be played at 3 p.m. today on ABC (Ch. 5). The Knicks are expected to have a short ceremony before the game in honor of the victims from the Boston Marathon explosions.
Bills receiver sorry about Tweet
Buffalo Bills receiver Stevie Johnson tried to be funny earlier this month in a Twitter post when he asked North Korea to bomb Foxborough, Mass., home of the New England Patriots.
Johnson was roundly criticized immediately following the tweet. Then on Monday, his tweet became even more controversial after the Boston Marathon explosions and killing of the three spectators and the estimated 170 people that were injured.
He apologized earlier this week.
“No Twitter, no games, no jokes, none of that. But at the end of the day, I feel just how everybody else felt when they see those bombs go off.”
Cannons scrimmage still on tonight
The Boston Cannons are expected to complete their final weekend of training came with a scrimmage with the CroART Lacrosse All-Stars at Harvard Stadium tonight at 6 p.m.
The scrimmage is free to the public and will be used to raise money for The One Fund, to support the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions.
The Cannons are one of the favorites to win the Major League Lacrosse championship this year.
Former Masconomet Regional star, Craig Bunker, an All-American at Colby College, made the Cannons final 25-man roster and will be one of the faceoff guys in the scrimmage tonight.
Sabres players touched by game
According to the Buffalo Sabres Blog at www.buffalonews.com, several Sabres were touched greatly by the outpouring of support and pride at the game on Wednesday night at the TD Garden.
Here are comments from a few of their players:
Steve Ott: “It was probably the most emotional game I’ve ever been a part of for so many reasons. The way the Boston fans and community with what they’ve been going through, it’s obviously been a horrific 2-3 days now. For them to come out there and cheer and put some smiles on their faces for a couple hours is the least we could do to try to battle for the fans and show the pride of both teams.”
Brian Flynn (Lynnfield native): “I had chills just looking around (during the national anthem). I don’t think there was one person in the stands that wasn’t singing.”
Interim coach Ron Rolston: “It was an amazing night. It was a great tribute for the people of Boston. I know for our guys and certainly the staff, it was really a great event to be part of.”
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Bryant helps honor the fallen
North Andover resident Britt Hart, one of the top pitchers at Bryant College, was still talking about its softball game with Boston University earlier this week.
BU put out a request with Bryant to see if they would participate in honoring the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions before the game with a moment of silence. And, of course, Bryant joined the cause.
“It was an honor to play for the victims and come together as one in the midst of the tragedy,” said Hart, who is a hard-luck 6-9 with a 5.18 ERA. “When you first hear of events like what happened on Monday, your heart sinks. It is impossible to imagine what those people went through.”
Both teams wore blue and yellow hair ribbons, the colors of the Boston Marathon.