FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Adrian Gonzalez took another step in his rehabilitation from off-season shoulder surgery, taking batting practice on Sunday morning for the first time this spring.
The first baseman took 25 swings in his five rounds of batting practice, and showed power to all sides of the field. He hit three balls over the right field fence in his final five swings. Pawtucket manager Arnie Beyeler did the pitching to Gonzalez, who was being closely observed by trainer Mike Reinold and hitting coach Dave Magadan.
"I was feeling good the whole time, and it felt good to get out there," said Gonzalez. "It was good, it really was."
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Dustin Jeffrey scored his second goal of the game at 1:52 of overtime to lead the Penguins to a 3-2 win over the Bruins Saturday night at TD Garden, snapping Boston's season-long winning streak at seven games. The seven-game run was Boston's best since winning 10 straight from Dec. 12, 2008-Jan. 1, 2009.
David Krejci scored with an extra attacker with 32.5 seconds remaining to force overtime, just moments after Tomas Kaberle blocked Matt Cooke's shot on an empty net. Jordan Staal and Jeffrey scored 70 seconds apart in the second period to erase a one-goal deficit.
Zdeno Chara snapped a 19-game drought when he scored his first goal since a hat trick on Jan. 17 on wrister from between the circles that beat Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury up top. The goal at 7:26 of the second period gave Boston a 1-0 lead they would hold for only two and a half minutes.
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Kyle Casey scored 24 points and Harvard held off Princeton, 79-67, Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion to secure at least a tie for the Ivy League title for the first time in school history.
Princeton (23-6, 11-2 Ivy) closes out the regular season Tuesday night at Penn. A Princeton loss would give the Crimson (23-5, 12-2) the title outright an a berth in the NCAA tournament. If the Tigers win Tuesday, that would force a one-game playoff to decide the league's NCAA representative.
Casey, from Medway, scored 17 of his points in the first half and was a force down low for the Crimson before fouling out with 1:36 remaining. Also for Harvard, Oliver McNally scored 15 points while Keith Wright contributed 13 points and six blocks.
The sellout crowd rushed the court after Harvard completed a perfect 14-0 home slate. The Crimson have won 17 straight at Lavietes dating back to last season. That and their 23...
Tim Thomas led the Bruins out onto the ice Saturday night, meaning he will be between the pipes vs. the Penguins. The status of the starting goaltender was unclear throughout the day, as the B's held an optional morning skate.
Thomas is 29-8-6 this season with a league-best 1.95 goals against average and a .940 save percentage. He allowed one goal in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Lightning. The Bruins have won seven in a row.
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Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled Saturday against the Marlins, while Alfredo Aceves was strong against the Orioles on a busy Saturday for the Red Sox.
Matsuzka allowed six hits and seven runs over three innings against Florida. He struck out one, walked two and allowed a two-run homer to DeWayne Wise.
Aceves, meanwhile, allowed just an unearned run against the Orioles in a game the teams would eventually tie, 4-4. The lone run came in his fourth and final inning of work. Oscar Tejeda had his second straight game with a two-run triple (for more on Tejeda, click here).
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FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Dickerson and Price discuss the RB position and who will get a majority of the workload. They also talk about missing Revis and the CB position. The boys also get into more Deflategate discussions with callers.
Dickerson and Price are live from Fenway today and kick off NFL Sunday discussing some of the events at Pats training camp this week. Then they get into the court battle between Brady and Goodell and where we go from here? The guys give their predictions on just how many games Brady will in fact sit out. They get into the Chris Mortenson situation after he backed out of the D&C interview. Finally, Trags (Mike Petraglia) of WEEI.com joins the boys live from training camp.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Rob Bradford is joined by Weei.com’s John Tomase to talk about what the Red Sox might do now that Sam Kennedy has been named President of the team. Tomase raises the very interesting possibility of the Red Sox bringing in a veteran executive to call the shots when it comes to player acquisition.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
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Chris Price reports from Foxboro about some of the battles at Training Camp.
Mike Napoli remains a member of the Red Sox, as the team did very little at the July 31st deadline.
Mikey rants about Sandoval's weight, his lack of extra base hits, and his overall poor production in the month of July. Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani join in.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
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