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03/04/2013 - 1:53pm
Bergeron named No. 2 star of week
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON — Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was named the NHL’s No. 2 Star of the Week ending on March 3, the league announced Monday.

Bergeron had points in all four games he played, registering two goals and five assists over the span. The reigning Selke winner also had a plus-6 rating. On the season, Bergeron leads the Bruins in both assists (13) and points (18) and is tied with linemate Tyler Seguin with a plus-15 rating.

The first star of the week was Max Pacioretty (four goals, three assists), with Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom getting third star honors.

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.


03/04/2013 - 1:40pm
Reed: BB 'good' but I plan to stick with Ravens

On “NFL AM” Monday morning on the NFL Network, Ravens cornerback Ed Reed — who is set to hit free agency later this month — was asked about his feelings for Bill Belichick and the Patriots.

“They win [Super Bowls]. At the Super Bowl, I was asked if I would play for Coach Belichick and my answer was: ‘What player wouldn’t play for Coach Belichick?’ He is a good football coach, has a great mind for football. I met Coach Belichick at a Pro Bowl. He is a great guy, great competitor and seems to understand his players.  I was just asked the question at the time [but] I am a Raven, plan on being a Raven. I couldn’t see myself anywhere else, but if it happens, I am a football player, I can adapt to any situation.”

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


03/04/2013 - 1:38pm
Julien: 'I didn't say anything wrong'
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON — Bruins coach Claude Julien said Monday that he doesn’t regret Sunday’s comments about the Canadiens embellishing, though when speaking about it Monday, he steered away from singling out the Habs.

“I didn’t say anything wrong,” Julien said. “I didn’t blame the refs, I didn’t blame [anyone]. I said the embellishment puts refs in a tough position because they call it, it’s one thing, but if they call it and the guy’s really injured, it makes them look bad. We’re not helping the referees by embellishing. It makes it tough for them. It’s not as easy to correct as it seems because there’s consequences if they make a mistake on calling an embellishment.”

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03/04/2013 - 11:12am
Patriots announce release of Hix, Larsen

The Patriots on Monday announced that they have released offensive lineman Kyle Hix and fullback Spencer Larsen.

Hix, 24, spent the last two seasons on injured reserve. The 6-foot-7, 315-pounder originally joined the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Texas in 2011.

Larsen, 28, joined the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent from Denver on March 30, 2012. He spent last season on injured reserve with a knee injury.


03/04/2013 - 10:07am
Sox send Marrero, two others, to minors

The Red Sox made three roster moves Monday, optioning pitcher Drake Britton to Double-A Portland, while reassigning infielder/outfielder Justin Henry and shortstop Deven Marrero to minor league camp.

The moves leave the Red Sox with 57 players in big league camp, including 17 non-roster invitees.

Marrero, the Red Sox’ first-round pick of a year ago, got in three spring training games, going 1-for-2. Henry saw action in seven games, notching one hit in eight at-bats.

Britton made two relief appearances, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks over 3 1/3 innings.

For Marrero, who was the first Red Sox position player since Scott Hatteberg to be invited to big league camp the year after being drafted, the experience was invaluable.

“It being my first camp,...

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