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04/04/2013 - 9:27pm
Jagr scores only goal in winning debut

Jaromir Jagr was the main attraction but Tuukka Rask stole the show.

Rask turned aside all 40 shots while Jagr scored the only goal in his Boston debut as the Bruins edged the New Jersey Devils, 1-0, Thursday night at TD Garden. The win was an important one for the Bruins, who improve to 24-8-4. Boston has 52 points and kept pace with first-place Montreal in Northeast Division. The Bruins trail the Canadiens by just one point heading into another showdown north of the border Saturday night.

Jagr finished with a team-leading five shots in 19 shifts, which including 19 minutes, 12 seconds of ice time. He also had one hit, one blocked shots and one giveaway in his first game with the Bruins since being acquired from Dallas on Tuesday. One game after allowing 47 shots on net in a 3-2 win over Ottawa, the Bruins allowed the Devils to fire 40 shots.

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04/04/2013 - 8:28pm
Drew goes hitless in rehab game

Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew, in the first game of a minor league rehab assignment that is expected to last four games, went 0-for-3 with a groundout to second, a line out to short and a strikeout looking in three trips to the plate for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs. Drew played in the field for five innings on Thursday, following games in which he played three and then four innings in extended spring training on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A rehab assignment for a player coming off the seven-day concussion DL can last up to five games, though the Sox have sketched out a four-game progression for Drew, so long as that proves manageable. When deemed ready to play, the Sox will activate him and insert him into the lineup as the everyday shortstop, replacing Jose Iglesias.

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04/04/2013 - 7:26pm
Farrell ready to be 'villain or bad guy' vs. Jays

NEW YORK — It is rare that the Bronx represents the calm before the storm for a member of the Red Sox. But that is precisely the circumstance in which Red Sox manager John Farrell now finds himself, given that the season-opening series against the Yankees is a prelude to his return to Toronto for the first time since the Blue Jays agreed to trade him to their divisional rivals.

The Blue Jays, of course, consented to deal Farrell. They acquired shortstop Mike Aviles in exchange for him. Even so, the fact that Farrell characterized the situation in Boston as a “dream job” struck a number of nerves among Blue Jays followers and players, particularly given that the Blue Jays struggled to a 73-89 record under Farrell in 2012.

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04/04/2013 - 4:09pm
Patriots unveil 2013 preseason schedule

The Patriots will play preseason games at Philadelphia and Detroit, and home against Tampa Bay and the New York Giants, it was announced Thursday afternoon.

While three of the official dates have yet to be announced, New England will host the Buccaneers on a nationally televised game on Fox on August 16 at 8 p.m., which is classified by the league as a Week Two matchup.

In addition, the Patriots will travel to meet the Eagles in Week One, journey to meet the Lions in Detroit in Week Three and then wrap up the preseason slate with a Week Four matchup against the Giants at Gillette Stadium.

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04/04/2013 - 3:57pm
Ross will start at catcher Thursday vs. Yanks

In Ryan Dempster‘s first start with the Red Sox Thursday night against the Yankees in New York, catcher David Ross will get his first career start behind the plate for Boston. In addition, Jonny Gomes is at designated hitter, a night after Daniel Nava was in the lineup at DH against New York.

The following is the Red Sox’ complete lineup, which will go against New York lefty Andy Pettitte.

Jacoby Ellsbury CF Shane Victorino RF Dustin Pedroia 2B Mike Napoli 1B Jonny Gomes DH Will Middlebrooks 3B Jackie Bradley Jr. LF David Ross C Jose Iglesias SS Ryan Dempster P

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