Boston Bruins Parade, Rory McIlroy, US Open 2011 and Today's Sports News

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Boston Bruins Parade, Rory McIlroy, US Open 2011 and Today's Sports News
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Boston Bruins Parade 2011 kicked off today at 11 a.m. EST, starting at TD Garden, and it reportedly drew more than a million spectators.

The Bruins, coming off a Stanley Cup title, paraded throughout the streets, where people ranging from New Hampshire to Maine to Vermont to Connecticut joined in on the festivities.

Boston police have said they hope it to be a peaceful parade, and all signs thus far is it has been. Given the riots in Boston following the Bruins' Game 7 victory, let's hope that holds up.

About 18 vehicles reportedly swept through the streets of Boston, complete with the players, team owners Jeremy and Charlie Jacobs and team president Cam Neely. Joining the Jacobses and Neely were team captain Zdeno Chara and goaltender Tim Thomas on the first vehicle.

In golf news, 22-year-old up-and-comer Rory McIlroy is once again making waves in 2011. At the U.S. Open thus far, McIlroy has recorded the best 36 holes in the major's history.

But how will the promising youngster finish?

That is the question. Of the six rounds between the 2011 Master and the current U.S. Open, McIlroy has led or been tied for the lead in five rounds.

Of course, the one round he didn't win was his epic collapse in the final round of the Masters.

Here's hoping that doesn't happen again in the Open. McIlroy is good for the game of golf, a game reeling from Tiger Woods' decline the last two years. He's been absolutely magnificent through two rounds of the Open.

McIlroy currently has an 11-under-par 131. Y.E. Yang will try to catch him in the final two rounds. Yang is at five-under-par 137.

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