FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After kicking off his spring training with a three-run home run in the Red Sox' exhibition game against Northeastern, Saturday at JetBlue Park, Adrian Gonzalez proclaimed his right shoulder "100 percent," and said he is playing with no limitations this spring.
"My shoulder, I've been saying it all along, feels great," Gonzalez said. "It's 100 percent and I've been able to get that high finish and do everything I want to do when I'm at the plate. So I'm happy about that."
Gonzalez explained that he is in a much better place this spring compared to last March, when he didn't get into a game until March 12.
"This year I'm definitely more relaxed," he said. "I feel better overall and I'm not rehabbing, I'm not getting acquainted with new people and going through all that stuff. It's a pretty big difference from last year to this year."
Gonzalez offered some insight as...
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask left Saturday's game against the Islanders with an apparent lower-body injury suffered in the second period. Neither nor injured defenseman Andrew Ference will make the team's upcoming two-game road trip to New York and Toronto, coach Claude Julien said after the game.
According to the Patriot Ledger's Mike Loftus, Rask left TD Garden on crutches.
The Bruins recalled Providence goaltender Michael Hutchinson and forward Lane MacDermid. Julien did not offer an update on Daniel Paille, who left the game after getting tripped by Steve Staios, but the MacDermid callup is seemingly to fill Paille's spot should the fourth-liner be unable to go.
Rask hurt himself stretching out to make a save on Islanders forward Matt Martin. He went down after the play, at which point defenseman Joe Corvo got the attention of the officials and the play was blown dead. Rask remained down on the ice while examined by...
The Bruins lost more than a winnable game against a non-playoff team Saturday, as they lost goaltender Tuukka Rask to injury and fell to the Islanders, 3-2, at TD Garden.
Rask left the game in the second period with a lower-body injury and was replaced by Tim Thomas. For more on the injury, click here.
The Bruins got on the board in the first period when Milan scored on the power play, a goal assisted by Brian Rolston for the veteran forward's first point since returning to the Bruins. The Islanders tied it late in the first on a Josh Bailey goal.
After Thomas took over for Rask in the second period, Matt Moulson gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead on the power play. Tyler Seguin tied the game 7:29 into the third period, but the Islanders would regain the lead in the final five minutes on John Taveres' 26th of the...
WALTHAM – The Celtics will at least have one, if not both, of their recently sidelined guards back in action for their showdown Sunday afternoon against Jeremy Lin and the Knicks.
Following the Celtics' walk-through on Saturday afternoon, Doc Rivers said Ray Allen (who missed Friday's win over the Nets due to illness) is probable to return to the lineup against New York. Meanwhile, after Rivers initially said Avery Bradley was doubtful because of a mild ankle sprain suffered in Friday night's win, Bradley said on Saturday that he will definitely playing. Neither guard participated in Saturday's practice.
“I think [Allen] is probable, but again he is still not feeling great,” Rivers said. “They think he is no longer contagious.”
Bradley admitted that there had been some swelling in his ankle, but that it had subsided to the point where he had no doubts about the fact that he would be on the court on Sunday....
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Speaking before his team's first spring training game at JetBlue Park against Northeastern Saturday, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said that a platoon in right field with Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ross once Carl Crawford is healthy shouldn't be assumed.
"When the game starts that might be exactly the way it works, so they understand where they are. But as the game progresses, when I say strict platoons, if it’s the fifth inning and we’re up 5-0 and they bring in a left-hander I expect Sweeney to hit," he said. "When they bring in a right-hander I expect Ross to hit. If it’s one of those situations where one guy should be resting regardless of who’s pitching the next day, that guy will probably rest."
The subject came up when talking about Sweeney, a left-handed hitter who has shown little power despite an athletic 6-foot-4, 225-pound frame. The 27-year-old has never hit more...
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Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
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Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.
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The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.
Gary Tanguay, Gerry Callahan, and Kirk Minihane discuss the intel from TurtleBoySports.com which describes awkward judicial relationships between an Uxbridge judge, his daughter Ashley Losapio, and Losapio's boyfriend Giancarlo Zambrano, twin brother of cop killer Jorge Zambrano
A report says that late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle exaggerated his accomplishments during the Iraq War. Does it affect hero status for one of Gerry's all-time favorite people?
The guys discuss the absolute thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Toronto Raptors last night.
Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.
Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.
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Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
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