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12/11/2010 - 9:27pm
Wilhite, Pryor and Wright all out for Pats

As expected, on Saturday night the Patriots downgraded three players to out for Sunday's game against the Bears in Chicago — cornerback Jonathan Wilhite, as well as defensive linemen Myron Pryor and Mike Wright. All three have been hampered by injury issues over the last few weeks, with Wilhite dealing with a hip problem, Pryor with a back issue and Wright with a concussion he suffered late last month against the Colts. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


12/11/2010 - 7:38pm
Bruins actually trade Sturm to Kings
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins announced on Saturday that they have traded forward Marco Sturm to the Kings in exchange for future considerations. Sturm, who carries a salary cap hit and is nearing a return from a torn ACL and MCL, must pass a physical with Los Angeles.

 

General manager Peter Chiarelli said following the trade that the Bruins will actually receive nothing in the deal. Asked for clarification, Chiarelli said that "whenever you see 'future considerations,' it usually means 'nothing.'"

 

Sturm reportedly was nearly traded to the Kings last week and had to waive his no-trade clause to facilitate the deal. The 32-year-old had 106 goals for the Bruins over parts of four seasons with the club after being acquired in the 2005 Joe Thornton trade.

 

With the trade, the Bruins will not need to make further moves to settle their salary cap situation. 


12/11/2010 - 7:32pm
Seguin out for Bruins with flu-like symptoms
By: DJ Bean

Bruins rookie forward Tyler Seguin is out for Saturday night's game vs. the Flyers with flu-like symptoms. Seguin skated with the scratches on Thursday morning, and Danile Paille is in the lineup in place of the second overall pick.

 

Seguin has played in all 27 of the Bruins' games thus far, totaling five goals and five assists. For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins.  


12/11/2010 - 2:39pm
Tek: Crawford 'most athletic' in baseball

After Saturday's press conference and the news that Jason Varitek will be coming back to Boston in 2011, the Red Sox captain doesn't have to worry about throwing out Carl Crawford any more. 

 

“In my opinion, he’s probably the most athletic player that’s in the game," Varitek said. "Seeing him develop as a hitting, just being an athlete, playing more. Every year he just seems to get better. The dynamic, like Johnny Damon, his athleticism is his biggest attribute. Sometimes things happen at the plate that are so far against the book because he’s just an athlete. Him on the bases speaks for itself. Him running down balls speaks for itself. It’s a pretty interesting dynamic.”

 

Varitek has thrown out Crawford just once in his career - in 2004 - and Crawford was 62-for-66 in his career in steal attempts against the Red Sox. For more, visit the Red Sox team page at...

12/11/2010 - 2:34pm
Tito: Best lineup is Jacoby leading off

Red Sox manager Terry Francona has been asked one question over and over and over again in the last three days. What's your lineup going to look like?

 

“It’s a place where people care about their team," Francona said of the excitement in Boston. "That’s alright. They’re supposed to have fun with that. But you know, it’s probably getting a little ahead of ourselves, but it’s fun, they like their team and they’re supposed to. If they’re getting excited about what our batting order is in December, that bodes well for our team.”

 

Francona was asked if Crawford would bat second or third. That's when Francona reverted back to his more familiar form. “You’re getting a little ahead of it, but we’ll get it figured out,” he said.

 

He did say that he is definitely leaning toward Jacoby Ellsbury hitting leadoff. "If he's...

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