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03/04/2011 - 8:15am
Mashup: HS hoopster dies after game-winner

A few high school sports stories headline Friday's Morning Mashup. In Michigan, a basketball player collapsed and died after celebrating his game-winning shot that capped an undefeated regular season. In New York, Manny Ramirez' former high school coach is planning legal action after being suspended for the season for violating the league's prohibition on recruiting. In Southern California, two girls are set to become the first females to start against each other on the mound in a high school varsity baseball game. And the University of Oregon football team is taking heat for paying two scouting services, including one run by a former University of New Hampshire gridder, that allegedly had ties to high school players now playing for the Ducks.

 

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03/04/2011 - 8:05am
Ortiz: Clearing mind of 'personal stuff' key

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Speaking prior to the Red Sox' spring training game against the Phillies Thursday at City of Palms Park Thursday, David Ortiz explained that a big reason for his early success is that his "mind is free right now." The Sox designated hitter went on to explain that he prioritized taking care of "personal stuff" in the offseason so that nothing would be a distraction heading into 2011.

 

"I haven't felt like this for a while," he told WEEI.com. "There were a lot of things that I had to correct, and I did in the offseason.

 

"It wasn't anything related to baseball. When you're playing baseball you can't be thinking about some other things. Baseball is a very complicated business, so you have to make sure your mind is clear so you can think about what you're doing. So this offseason I tried to fix everything that I could think of."

 

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03/03/2011 - 11:18pm
Kampfer to be reevaluated Friday
By: DJ Bean

Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Lightning that rookie defenseman Steven Kampfer "got his bell rung" before leaving the game in the second period.

 

"The doctors wanted to be cautious and kept him off," Julien said. "He'll be reevaluated tomorrow and we'll see how he feels."

 

Despite not playing in the third period, Kampfer played a key role in the game. His failure to successfully get the puck out of the offensive zone resulted in the Lightning's lone goal, and he made up for the play by scoring his fifth goal of the season. 

 

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03/03/2011 - 10:28pm
Late Lucic tally leads B's past Lightning
By: DJ Bean

Milan Lucic kept up his recent hot streak and improved the Bruins' win streak to seven games by scoring the game-winning goal at 16:18 of the third period in a 2-1 victory over the Lightning at TD Garden. 

 

Lucic, who had eight points over the B's recent six-game road trip, fired a wrist shot past a mess of bodies, including Lightning goaltender Mike Smith, to give him his 28th goal of the season and the Bruins a big victory. With the win, the Bruins lead the Lightning by two points for second place in the Eastern Conference. 

 

Eric Brewer opened the scoring in the game, beating Tim Thomas at 4:04 of the second for his ninth goal of the season. Steven Kampfer responded with his his fifth of the season at 6:06. Kampfer would later take a big hit in the corner from Mattias Ritola and not return to the game. 

 

Tim Thomas picked up the victory, improving to 29-8-6 on the season.

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03/03/2011 - 8:43pm
Page, Green-Ellis tendered by Pats

The Patriots announced Thursday evening that they have extended tenders to restricted free agents BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Jarrad Page. In addition, the team said cornerback Kyle Arrington was tendered an exclusive rights free agent.

The tenders for Green-Ellis and Arrington were already reported, but the decision to tender Page is an indication that the Patriots like what they have in the defensive back, who was hindered by a calf injury for much of the 2010 season, his first in a New England uniform. In all, Page played in 10 games.

If another club signs either Green-Ellis or Page to an offer sheet, the Patriots have seven days to match the offer. If they choose not to match, New England will receive the appropriate compensation from the respective club — reportedly a second-round pick.

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