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04/12/2014 - 3:13pm
B's beat Sabres to clinch Presidents' Trophy
By: DJ Bean

Patrice Bergeron hit the 30-goal-mark and the Bruins clinched the Presidents’ Trophy Saturday with a 4-1 win over the Sabres.

The B’s, who sit at 117 points (54-18-9) with one game to play, will finish with the most points in the NHL for the first time since the 1989-90 season.

Bergeron got to 30 goals for the second time in his career when he took a pass from Brad Marchand and sent a one-timer past Matt Hackett to give the Bruins a 3-0 lead in the second period. Bergeron’s other 30-goal season came in 2005-06, when he had 31.

Bergeron left the game after the second period, though he played the first two periods and...

04/12/2014 - 2:01pm
Red Sox plan to re-evaluate Uehara Sunday

NEW YORK — John Farrell said prior to his team’s game Saturday that the Red Sox‘ plan to see how Koji Uehara comes out of a throwing program Sunday before making any further decisions on the closer.

Uehara reported stiffness in his throwing shoulder prior to Friday night’s game. It’s an issue he experienced during the 2012 season while with the Rangers, having it linger for more than two months after a setback while on the 15-day disabled list.

“Anytime you’ve got a pitcher unavailable, there’s immediate concern,” Farrell said. “We’re also getting to know — this is the first time we’ve had to deal with him being unavailable. We’ve got to respect how he reacts to the discomfort that’s there,...

04/12/2014 - 1:38pm
Source: Lester offer 4 years, $70 million

NEW YORK — According to a major league source, the Red Sox‘ most recent offer to Jon Lester was for an extension of four years, $70 million. FoxSports.com was first to report the offer, suggesting the money would be between $70-80 million.

Per the source, at this point there are no plans to rekindle talks regarding a new deal during the current season.

Lester is in the option year of what had been a five-year, $30 million deal. He is being paid $13 million for the 2014 season.

Here is what Lester had to say to reporters after the Red Sox‘ loss to the Yankees Saturday afternoon:

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04/12/2014 - 11:46am
Kelly to miss final two games of regular season
By: DJ Bean

Bruins forward Chris Kelly will not play in the last two games of the regular season, Claude Julien said prior to Saturday’s game against the Sabres.

Kelly played one shift in the third period and did not play in overtime of the team’s shootout loss to the Wild Tuesday due to back spasms. He was kept out of Thursday’s game against the Jets and will is not expected to play Saturday against the Sabres or Sunday against the Devils.

Julien said that the team expects him to be ready for the playoffs, which are expected to begin Thursday at TD Garden. With Kelly not playing the last two games of the regular season, the Bruins’ usual third line of Carl Soderberg between Kelly and Loui Eriksson will not...

04/12/2014 - 10:09am
Lineup: Pedroia in leadoff spot against Kuroda

NEW YORK — Red Sox manager John Farrell has inserted Dustin Pedroia into the leadoff spot for his team’s game against righty starter Hiroki Kuroda and the Yankees Saturday afternoon.

It is the first time this season Pedroia will be hitting leadoff, a spot he manned 11 times in 2013. While hitting in the top spot last season, the second baseman hit .327 with an .835 OPS. Pedroia has gone hitless in back-to-back games for the first time this season, going 0-for-4 Friday.

Here is the Red Sox’ lineup:

Dustin Pedroia 2B

Daniel...

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