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Late Goal Helps Red Wings Beat Bruins

Brad Stuart scored midway through the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 exhibition victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Henrik Zetterberg, Brett Lebda and Cory Emmerton also scored for Stanley Cup champion Detroit (1-0-1). P.J. Axelsson, Jeremy Reich and Martin St. Pierre tallied for Boston (1-1-1).

Bergeron Scores in First Game in 11 Months

Boston forward Patrice Bergeron had a goal and three assists in his first game since suffering a severe concussion almost 11 months ago as the Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 8-3 in a preseason game Monday night.

Red Sox acquire RHP Byrd from Indians

Soft-tosser comes to aid the Sox The Boston Red Sox bolstered their rotation Tuesday, acquiring veteran righthander Paul Byrd from the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named or cash considerations. The 37-year-old Byrd is 7-10 with a 4.53 ERA this season. But he has won all four of his starts since the All-Star […]

Bruins Re-sign Defenseman Dennis Wideman

The Bruins signed defenseman Dennis Wideman to a multi-year contract extension on Wednesday. Wideman had career bests last season with 13 goals and 23 assists in 81 games with Boston. He was the No. 2 scoring defenseman to captain Zdeno Chara and sixth overall on the team. He had three assists in six playoff games […]

Nick Kaczur Drug Details Revealed

Patriots offensive lineman Nicholas Kaczur had 202 Oxycontin pills imprinted with letters indicating they were Canadian-made stuffed in his pocket when he was arrested by New York State Police in April, according to police reports. He’s currently facing just one charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, which is just […]

Red Sox Sign Draft Pick Kelly

The Red Sox have signed their first-round pick Casey Kelly, a combination shortstop and pitcher. Kelly will be assigned to the Rookie League Gulf Coast Red Sox. GM Theo Epstein said that Kelly will start as a shortstop in the minors and eventually be eased in as a pitcher.

Ortiz Homers in Rehab Start

David Ortiz homered in his rehab debut at Triple-A Pawtucket tonight as he continues to work his way back from a wrist injury that has kept him out of the lineup since May 31. The crowd began chanting “Papi!” and Ortiz responded, slamming a 1-2 pitch into the visitors’ bullpen. Ortiz popped up to shortstop […]

Bruins Ink Rookie Forward Blake Wheeler

The Boston Bruins signed free agent rookie forward Blake Wheeler on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wheeler was drafted fifth overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2004, but didn’t sign. He then attended the University of Minnesota, where he played the last three seasons. Last season, he led the Gophers in scoring […]

Jarvis Green Undergoes Minor Surgery

Defensive end Jarvis Green, coming off one of the best seasons in his six-year career, had minor offseason shoulder surgery that has limited his participation in on-field workouts this spring, according to a source familiar with the situation. Green finished with 39 tackles and 6.5 sacks last season, starting 10 games during the Patriots’ 16-0 […]

Rondo Skips Practice with Ankle Injury

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo isn’t practicing because of a left ankle bone bruise. Rondo says he’ll continue to get treatment on the ankle, and he expects to play in Game 4 on Thursday night. Rondo says he rolled his ankle in Tuesday night’s NBA finals game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Celtics […]

David Ortiz Sprains Left Wrist

David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox left Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning after sustaining a left wrist sprain while fouling off a pitch. Oritz had X-rays taken last night that turned out to be negative. Ortiz is not in today’s lineup.

Charity Offers Dinner With Matsuzaka

Dinner with Dice-K can be yours — sushi included — if you’re willing to write a big check to his chosen charity. Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is auctioning off a sushi dinner for five — including him and his wife, Tomoyo — to benefit a children’s charity, Good Sports. The opening bid for the […]

Bruins Make Deal With Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday acquired defenseman Jonathan Sigalet from the Boston Bruins in exchange for the rights to left wing Matt Marquardt. A fourth-round pick of the Bruins in 2005, the 22-year-old Sigalet has appeared in just one NHL game.

Bruins Re-sign Aaron Ward

The Boston Bruins re-signed veteran defenseman Aaron Ward to a multiyear contract extension. Ward, 35, had five goals and eight assists in 65 regular-season games for the Bruins last year, as well as one assist in six playoff games. He has 40 goals and 88 assists in a 13-year career with five teams. Ward was […]

Masterson, Colon to Start this Week for Sox

To give starters their regular rest, the Sox plan to call up Justin Masterson for a Tuesday night start against the Kansas City Royals. He will be sent down, and the next night Bartolo Colon is scheduled to make his Red Sox debut. Reliever Chris Smith was called up to give the Sox an extra […]