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Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics pull off rare feat, all losing on the same day

Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics pull off rare feat, all losing on the same day

The Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, and Boston Bruins pulled off a rare feat on Saturday.

The Bruins dropped a 4-1 afternoon game to the Florida Panthers. The Celtics dropped an early-evening game to the Brooklyn Nets, 110-96. And the Red Sox' comeback bid came up short in the 9th inning against the Seattle Mariners, dropping the game 6-5. 

Per Boston Sports Info, this was the first time that all three teams had lost on the same day since 2013. It was only the fifth time this has happened since the turn of the century.

To examine just how rare this feat, let's take a look back at how different the teams were the last time that this happened, April 23, 2013.

On that day, the Celtics lost to the New York Knicks, 87-71. Paul Pierce (18) led the Celtics in scoring while playing alongside Kevin Garnett, Brandon Bass, Avery Bradley, and Jeff Green in the starting lineup. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks in scoring with 34 points.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox trotted out Alfredo Aceves as their starter and dropped a game to the Oakland Athletics who got a seven-inning effort out of Bartolo Colon. Only one member of the Red Sox's starting lineup, Dustin Pedroia, is still with the team.

The Bruins team is the most unchanged -- five players from 2013 are still on the team today -- but they still have some names that are blasts from the past. Notably, Wade Redden had a goal on which Jaromir Jagr had an assist. Meanwhile, Anton Khudobin and Tuukka Rask combined to allow five goals to the Flyers.

There are only a small number of days where something like this could happen in a given year, but it's still impressive that it has happened so infrequently in the past 20 years. It points to the success that these three Boston sports teams have found during the past two decades.

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A Boston sports fan's guide to Amazon Prime Day

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A Boston sports fan's guide to Amazon Prime Day

It's the most wonderful time of the year for online shoppers. On Monday and Tuesday, Amazon Prime members will find exclusive discounts on items. Among those Prime members, assuredly, are many Boston sports fans on the prowl for some deals.

Here are some of our favorite picks for New England fans for this annual shopping holiday:

1. Patriots tailgate tent
$107.99 with 20% Prime Day discount

In the dog days of July, Pats diehards can not only daydream about tailgate season, they can also prepare. This nine-by-nine cover provides 81 square feet of shade and one reviewer raved about how easy it is to assemble. It looks perfect for Sunday afternoon tailgating and, until the NFL season begins, family trips to the beach. 



2. Red Sox helmet desk caddy
$23.18 with 20% Prime Day discount

In The Office, Michael Scott loves to spice up his Dunder Mifflin desk with toys. In New England, regional managers — or anyone with a desk — can decorate their desks, show off their Boston sports pride and organize their pens in one item. The handy desk caddy also has a slot to hold business cards. As Michael Scott once said, "nifty gifty!"

 

3. Boston Bruins logo evolution banner
$18.74

Through the years, the Bruins have sported several different team logos. From the block letters to today's stoked "B," this tasteful banner takes a look at the Original 6 franchise's historic logos. Though it's not technically a Prime Day deal, Prime members still get seven dollars (28%) off the original price. 

4. Patriots officially licensed backpack
$24.06 with 47% Prime Day discount

Amazon is giving Pats fans a massive discount on this sweet backpack. The bag's original listing price is $45 and is officially licensed with the NFL, so we know it's legit. 35 customer reviews gave it a 3.9 out of 5 stars, and one customer called it a "Very nice clean design and quality material. Great gift for anyone at any age."

5. Kyrie Irving mini hoop
$12 with 20% Prime Day discount

Just kidding. Now that Kyrie Irving has ditched Boston for Brooklyn, we're honestly surprised it's not more marked down. Perhaps if you're a Brooklyn Nets fan, this could be an opportunity for a gag gift for your die-hard Celtics friend. 

6. Fenway Park wall art
$35.95 with 22% Prime Day discount

Fenway Park and Boston are inseparable. This 11-by-14 print provides a cool take on the ballpark's relation to the city, as the Boston skyline above Fenway is replaced with a map of Boston. The photo also comes ready to frame. 

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Watch Jimmie Johnson's impressive finish at 2019 Boston Marathon

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Watch Jimmie Johnson's impressive finish at 2019 Boston Marathon

Jimmie Johnson wasn't messing around at the 2019 Boston Marathon.

The seven-time NASCAR Cup champion vowed back in February to not only participate in the 123rd running of the Boston Marathon but complete the 26.2-mile race in under three hours.

Johnson nearly hit his goal Monday, crossing the finish line with an unofficial time of 3 hours, nine minutes and seven seconds.

That's a pace of seven minutes, 13 seconds per mile, a remarkable performance for a NASCAR driver participating in his first marathon ever -- just two days after competing in the Toyota Owners 400 in Richmond.

After Johnson crossed the finish line, former Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi presented the 43-year-old with his medal.

Despite his impressive effort, Johnson still was a good hour behind the men's winner, Kenya's Lawrence Cherono, who defeated Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa in a thrilling finish.

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