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06/09/2011 - 8:04pm
Pedroia has bone bruise on right knee cap

NEW YORK -- The Red Sox announced that after being examined by team medical director Dr. Thomas Gill, Dustin Pedroia has been diagnosed with having a bone bruise on his right knee cap. The second baseman will rejoin the team in Toronto Friday.

Pedroia, who had been complaining about the knee recently after initially hurting when falling to the ground May 16 in the Red Sox' game with the Orioles at Fenway Park, was sent to Boston for further examination Thursday. The trip was meant to ensure that the infielder could continue playing without further damaging any of the cartilage that had given him problems last season..

"That knee has actually been kind of sore, it was sore last year. When he broke his foot it kind of became a non-issue and got better because he rested it so much. It...

06/09/2011 - 7:45pm
Bergeron: 'We haven't done anything yet'
By: DJ Bean

VANCOUVER -- The Bruins have returned to Vancouver having tied the Stanley Cup finals after dropping the series' first two games and winning two at home. Though the 2-0 hole may have seemed insurmountable, the Bruins were able to overcome it for the second time this offseason. With the team still two wins away from their first Stanley Cup championship since 1972, center Patrice Bergeron said now is not the time for the B's to feel accomplished.

"We've done it against Montreal, when were down 2-0 [in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals], so we knew we could do it, but with that being said, we haven't done anything yet," Bergeron said Thursday at Rogers Arena. "Yes, we came back, but we need to make sure we're not stopping there."

The Bruins and Canucks will play Game 5 Friday night at Rogers Arena.

For more on the Stanley Cup Finals, visit weei.com/bruins.

 


06/09/2011 - 3:42pm
Lineup: Scutaro in for Pedroia

The Red Sox will start Marco Scutaro at second base and bat him second in the final game of their three-game series with the Yankees on Thursday in New York. Scutaro is in the lineup in place of Dustin Pedroia who returned to Boston to have his knee examined.

The Sox took the first two games of the series and have Josh Beckett on the mound for the finale against Yankee lefty C.C. Sabathia. Here is the rest of the Sox lineup:

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Marco Scutaro 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie SS
Carl Crawford LF
Mike Cameron RF
Jason Varitek C

For more Red Sox news visit the team page at weei.com/redsox


06/09/2011 - 3:40pm
Kraft optimistic, but 'a lot left to solve'

Patriots owner Robert Kraft sounded an optimistic note on Thursday afternoon regarding recent talks between the players and owners, but added that there’s still “a lot left to solve” when it comes to ending the lockout.

“We’re talking about how we improve the game and how we solve our problems and the only issue is how do we get football back, no other agendas,” he told reporters. “I think thats a very positive thing, but we still have a lot of hard work to do. A lot left to solve. At least we’re there talking to one another.

“The good news for me is both sides care about — having the union and the players involved there and the owners and the commissioner, we all care about the health of this game long term and thats our sole focus, so building on that is gratifying.”

The lockout, which will reach its’ 90th day on Friday, is the longest work stoppage...

06/09/2011 - 2:48pm
Ainge: 'We're as good' as teams in finals

The Celtics team twitter feed relayed several quotes from team president Danny Ainge and coach Doc Rivers on Thursday. "We're as good as the teams playing in the Finals right now," Ainge said. "We have a great chance (next season) with our guys right now." Ainge added, "Continuity breeds stability and success. We'll make subtle changes (to the roster)."

Rivers was also quoted as saying he liked the current makeup of the team. " I like our nucleus. It's getting old but they're really good players," Rivers said. "Next year we have another shot at it. I'm excited about 2011-12."

As for the upcoming draft, Ainge echoed what many observers have felt: This is not a strong class. "There's not a lot of players who could change a franchise," he said. "We need bigs more than we need smalls."

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at...

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