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02/07/2012 - 3:00pm
UPDATE: Bruins send Hamill to Providence
By: DJ Bean

[UPDATE: 2:00 p.m.] WILMINGTON -- The Bruins assigned forward Zach Hamill to Providence Tuesday, hours after he cleared waivers. The B's had placed Hamill, their 2007 first-round pick, on waivers Monday.

In 16 NHL games this season, Hamill has no goals and two assists. The eighth overall pick in 2007, Hamill has yet to score an NHL goal in his career. 

With Hamill not on the NHL roster, Jordan Caron will continue to be the team's extra forward, though Caron will remain in the lineup with Nathan Horton still dealing with a concussion. 

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02/07/2012 - 2:51pm
Faulk says he's undecided on retiring

Patriots running back Kevin Faulk, who has spent all 13 of his NFL seasons with the Patriots after being selected by the team in the second round of the 1999 draft, said (via twitter) that he has not decided yet whether he will retire.

Tweeted Faulk: Good afternoon everyone, been seeing the question thrown around if I m retiring. As right now can t say yes and can t say no.

Faulk, who was inactive for the Super Bowl, rushed 17 times for 57 yards and caught seven passes for 34 yards in 2011, a season in which he returned from a torn ACL. In his Patriots career, he has rushed for 3,607 yards and 4.2 yards per carry, caught 431 passes for 3,701 yards and he ranks as the all-time franchise leader in all-purpose yards with 13,338.

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02/07/2012 - 2:40pm
Truck Day is coming on Feb. 11

The annual departure of the Red Sox equipment truck from Fenway Park to Fort Myers -- an event popularly referred to as Truck Day -- will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11, at approximately noon. The truck will then undertake a 1,480 mile drive to Southwest Florida, making a maiden voyage to JetBlue Park, the team's new spring training home in Fort Myers. The reporting date for Sox pitchers and catchers is Feb. 19, with the first workout slated for Feb. 21. 

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02/07/2012 - 9:01am
Source: 'No traction' in Red Sox, Oswalt fit

According to a major league source, there is 'no traction' in talks between the Red Sox and free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt. While there always remains a possibility the two sides could come to an agreement, such a scenario doesn't seem likely at this point.

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington stated at last week's Town Hall even in Worcester that adding another pitcher like Oswalt was unlikely and that there was a good chance the current group of starters would be what the Red Sox roll out when pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 19.

"We wouldn’t rule out adding a starter, but I think it’s unlikely at this point," Cherington told reporters. "I think we’re going to keep looking for ways to improve the team, including the pitching staff, but I wouldn’t expect any major changes between now and the [spring training] report date."

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02/07/2012 - 8:54am
Mashup: Knicks coach D'Antoni rips NY fans

Knicks fans have found a hero in Harvard product Jeremy Lin, who scored 28 points Monday night in his first career start and led his shorthanded team past the Jazz.

But New York coach Mike D'Antoni was not pleased with the Madison Square Garden faithful, who booed Jared Jeffries on an inconsistent night for the Knicks forward who was filling in for Amar'e Stoudemire (with his family in Florida after the death of his brother).

"Indulge me for a second, anybody who boos Jared Jeffries has got to reexamine their life a little bit," D'Antoni said after Jeffries scored 13 points while shooting 3-for-9 and missing a couple of layups in the process. "I love our fans and I like Madison Square Garden, the arena, but here's a guy who came back to us, minimum contract. He could've gone to a lot of other teams. He plays as hard as anybody could possibly ever play, with injuries, everything you ask him. He takes every charge, every dirty play,...

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