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03/25/2012 - 5:29pm
Valentine: Bard 'looked like' a starter

After Daniel Bard's six-inning outing against the Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla. Sunday -- in which he surrendered five runs on six hits while striking out five and walking three -- Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine had praise for his pitcher.

"Overall, I liked everything," Valentine told reporters following the Blue Jays' 6-5, 10-inning win. "Had some tough breaks, I thought. Worked his way out of jams. Had some pitches that could've been called strikes, didn't let it affect him. Threw all of his pitches today. His changeup at times was devastating. His slider was sharp at times. What was there not to like other than the five runs on the board? And I think some of them could've been prevented."

Bard was equally as optimistic, having pointed out the ability to use his changeup (which he threw approximately 10 of) and two-seam fastball. This after throwing just one changeup in his last outing.

"Yeah, I think a lot of good...

03/25/2012 - 1:50pm
Jenks issues statement regarding arrest

Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks issued a statement through the team Sunday regarding his arrest on DUI/hit-and-run charges early Friday morning.

“I am embarrassed by the situation and apologize to my teammates and to the Red Sox organization for any distractions I may have caused.  I still need to let the legal process run its course and until it does, I will not be able to make any further comment.”

To see the complete arrest report, click here.

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


03/25/2012 - 1:41pm
Report: Ochocinco restructures contract

Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has redone his deal for the 2012 season, lowering his base salary from $3 million to $1 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ochocinco, who had 15 catches for 276 yards and one touchdown in his first season with New England, is part of a crowded wide receiver picture with the Patriots, as New England has added Brandon Lloyd, Anthony Gonzalez and Donte Stallworth this offseason to a group that includes returnee Deion Branch and (provided he signs his franchise tender) Wes Welker.

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


03/25/2012 - 7:13am
Salty: Adderall played key role in career

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia suggested that the prescription drug Adderall has made a "significant difference" in allowing him to develop as a baseball player. Though Adderall is a banned stimulant under Major League Baseball's drug policy, Saltalamacchia has applied for and received a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) to take the drug since 2008. 

Saltalamacchia, who was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in grade school, had stopped taking Ritalin for the issue while in high school. However, he received a prescription for Adderall in 2008, and suggests it has made a significant difference in his career.

“It’s been a significant difference in being able to focus, calling pitches behind the plate, scouting reports, doing my routine,” said Saltalamacchia. “It’s been a world of difference. … There’s guys who are way worse off than I am. [The...

03/24/2012 - 11:46pm
Thomas comes up big, B's beat Kings
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins maintained their two-point lead on the Senators Saturday night thanks to a 4-2 victory over the Kings in Los Angeles. 

Patrice Bergeron scored a shorthanded goal 5:18 into the second period to give the B's a 1-0 lead, but Colin Fraser's second goal of the season tied it later in the period. The Bruins would increase their lead to 3-1 thanks to goals from Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly, but a Slava Voynov goal with 5:14 left in regulation made it a one-goal game. The B's would hang on to win after killing off a Jordan Caron penalty with 4:03 remaining in regulation. Brad Marchand scored an empty-netter in the final second of the game. 

The Bruins' victory broke a six-game winning streak for the Kings, who are fighting for one of the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference. 

Tim Thomas played in his 15th consecutive game for the Bruins and made 40 saves on 42 shots in the victory. The win was the Bruins and...

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