Canucks 6, Bruins 1

Bruins trip and fall badly in Vancouver

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, of Finland, sits on the bench to start the second period after being pulled after allowing four Vancouver Canucks goals during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP

Goaltender Tuukka Rask allowed four goals on eight shots in the first period.


// Dustin Pedroia says Red Sox don’t have a leadership void

The second baseman is at the front of a multiplayer effort when it comes to team leadership.


// Jackie Bradley Jr. has learned from his ups and downs

The Red Sox center fielder is more focused on winning than slumps and trade rumors.


// Kyrie Irving is just being himself

Making his “Uncle Drew” movie (due out June 29th) was an opportunity Irving couldn’t resist.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: LeBron James #23 of Team LeBron is introduced for for the upcoming 2018 NBA All-Star game during practice at the Verizon Up Arena at LACC on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)



LeBron James fires back at Laura Ingraham

“Shut up and dribble,” the Fox News host admonished James and Kevin Durant in response to their outspokenness.

Bob Ryan

// The 3-pointer has taken over the NBA

I think it has distorted the game at every level, but it ain’t going anywhere.


// Managerial rankings start with Astros’ A.J. Hinch

Arizona’s Torey Lovullo jumped from the bottom to No. 5 in his second year on the list.

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Washington State quarterback Luke Falk warms up for an NCAA college football game against Montana State in Pullman, Wash. Falk won the Burlsworth Award, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, given annually to the top college football player who began his career as a walk-on. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

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Washington State QB Luke Falk may be Patriots’ best fallback plan

Look for New England to select a quarterback in the second or third round of the draft.

Bruins notebook

// Brad Marchand points out his deficiencies

The Bruins forward has failed only twice to get on the scoresheet in 2018, going 6-16—22 in 14 games


// Crazy bounces bring Danton Heinen home

The Bruins rookie was 15 and in the stands when his Canucks lost the Stanley Cup in 2011.


// Craig Kimbrel balancing family needs and baseball

The Red Sox closer’s 3-month-old daughter will undergo a heart procedure at the end of the month.

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 04: Eduardo Nunez #36 of the Boston Red Sox returns to the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park on August 4, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)


Eduardo Nunez visits Red Sox, but deal not yet finalized

Nunez made clear that he would like to return to the team with whom he finished the 2017 season.


// Players keep it short but Dave Dombrowski checks in with coaches

The Red Sox president of baseball operations held court with coaches involved with pitching and catching.


// Dustin Pedroia isn’t putting a target date on his return

He will stick to the rehab plan as he recovers from offseason surgeries on his left knee and fibula.

1-16-2002:Boston,MA:All Star Antoine Walker of the Celtics was all smiles during the pre game warmup.

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Antoine Walker wonders what life would have been like had he stayed with the Celtics

The former All-Star forward wishes he could have played his entire career in Boston.


// Brandon Carlo’s varied projections could put him in play for trade

Being dealt from the Bruins is unlikely, but a high opinion could pry the defenseman loose.

// Rob Gronkowski might be offered deal by WWE, report says

The Patriots tight end took part in Wrestlemania last year, and Hollywood is reportedly wooing him.


// Bogaerts, Betts acknowledge dysfunction on 2017 Red Sox

The veterans spoke of tension in the locker room, a lack of bonding, and other issues to put behind them.

Chestnut Hill MA 02/17/18 Boston College Eagles Jerome Robiinson reacting after he was called for a foul against Norte Dame Fighting Irish during second half action at Conte Forum. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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Notre Dame 84, BC 67

Notre Dame rolls over Boston College

Matt Farrell scored 37 points, including 10 3-pointers, to lead the Fighting Irish over the Eagles.


// Vasa Pusica’s buzzer-beater lifts Northeastern

Pusica scored 19 points, including a last-second layup that gave the Huskies a victory over William & Mary.

Harvard 64, Yale 49

Harvard tops Yale for fifth win in a row

Chris Lewis had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high tying 4 blocks for the Crimson.


// Lab director admits doping coverup in Russian soccer

Grigory Rodchenkov told the Associated Press that instructions came from then-sports minister Vitaly Mutko.

Golf roundup

// Bubba Watson trades jump shots for putts — and third-round lead at Riviera

Watson started with a tap-in eagle and finished with a 6-under 65 for a one-shot lead over Patrick Cantlay

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// Darrell Wallace Jr. tops speed chart in final practice

The first black driver to start the Daytona 500 since 1969 continues to blaze a trail at Speedweeks.

Marcel Hirscher wins Olympic giant slalom for 2nd gold medal

Ted Ligety, the 2014 Olympic champion and a three-time world champ, finished outside the top 10

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 17: John-Henry Krueger of the United States celebrates after winning the silver medal during the Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1000m Final A on day eight of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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Olympic medals roundup

American John-Henry Krueger stuns with silver in speedskating

Krueger captured the first US speedskating medal of these Games.

Olympic notebook

// Lindsey Vonn made a costly mistake early, too

Vonn said a late mishap cost her a super-G medal, but she lost time earlier in the race that was just as damaging.


// Why isn’t America winning more medals at the Olympics?

The US did not expect to be in single digits at the midway point of the Games.

Matt Pepin

// US confident despite being outclassed by team from Russia in men’s hockey

The Americans lost, 4-0, and now must play Tuesday in an elimination game.

Rachel G. Bowers

// Annalisa Drew is bringing a bit of Boston to the Olympic halfpipe

Drew’s mom and dad, brother and sister, cousin and aunt will all be at the bottom of the pipe in PyeongChang.


// After disappointing result in slopestyle, Vermont’s Devin Logan pivots to halfpipe

Despite her less-than-ideal result in slopestyle, Devin Logan said she is still “ecstatic” to showcase her skillset once again at the Games.


// Nathan Chen redeems disastrous short with stupendous long program

The US skater landed an Olympic-record six quadruple jumps.

// Hanley Ramirez believes he can shoulder the load this season

After a subpar season and surgery, he adopted a new regimen regarding conditioning and nutrition.

// Mistake near the end costs Lindsey Vonn a super-G medal

The 33-year-old American had a fast run going before struggling on one of her final turns.

// Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu repeats as men’s figure skating champion

Hanyu became the first to win back-to-back Olympic titles in the sport since Dick Button in 1952.

US Lindsey Jacobellis (L) and Canada's Tess Critchlow compete the women's snowboard cross quarter-final at the Phoenix Park during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 16, 2018 in Pyeongchang. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

Olympic notebook

Lindsey Jacobellis misses golden opportunity again

The 32-year-old American had the lead in the final of women’s snowboardcross, but finished fourth.

Boston Red Sox second baseman Eduardo Nunez prepares to hit during batting practice for Game 1 of baseball's American League Division Series against the Houston Astros, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


Breaking down the potential impact of an Eduardo Nunez addition

Not only did he provide an instant offensive spark last year, but his presence would allow everyday players to rest.

Kevin Paul Dupont

// Trade rumors swirl as Bruins land in Vancouver

The Bruins appear interested in Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh, 28.