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06/11/2012 - 5:34pm
Hill diagnosed with strained flexor muscle

MIAMI -- According to Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, reliever Rich Hill has been diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle in his left elbow and surmised the lefty could be out "a month or more."

Hill was examined by Dr. James Andrews Monday, with the examination including an arthrogram (an MRI in which dye is injected in the area in question).

"He'll have some time to rest that and get it back," Valentine said prior to his team's game against the Marlins Monday night. "He threw 94 mph his last game and threw his breaking ball and felt a little stiffness. That stiffness was not in the ligament, luckily. They feel it was in the flexor muscle."

Hill last pitched June 8, and has only appeared in two games during June. Since returning from Tommy John surgery, the reliever has made 17 appearances, totaling a 2.63 ERA over 13 2/3 innings.

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06/11/2012 - 5:31pm
Report: Bruins re-sign Kelly, Campbell
By: DJ Bean

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie on Twitter, the Bruins have re-signed centers Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell to multi-year deals. McKenzie reports that Kelly's deal is for four years and $12 million while Campbell will get three years and $4.8 million. 

Kelly is coming off a career year offensively, as he reached the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career and put up a personal-best 39 points. He is an alternate captain for the Bruins, sharing the team's second 'A' with Andrew Ference. 

Campbell, who was acquired from Florida in the June 2010 trade that brought Nathan Horton to Boston, has totaled 45 over his two seasons with the B's. 

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06/11/2012 - 4:44pm
Patriots add winner of reality show to roster

The Patriots signed wide receiver/special teamer Jesse Holley, offensive lineman Mike Ingersoll and rookie free agent tight end Tyler Urban on Monday.

Holley has a fascinating backstory -- the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder was the winner of Michael Irvin's reality show "4th and Long," which earned him an invite to Cowboys' camp in 2009. Holley spent the entire 2009 season and the first part of the 2010 season on the Dallas practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster. He finished the 2011 season with seven catches for 169 yards. The 28-year-old is a graduate of North Carolina, and has played in 28 NFL games over the course of his career.

Ingersoll, 24, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs out of North Carolina last season. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder was released by Kansas City after training camp and was signed to the Tampa Bay practice squad in December for the final month of the...

06/11/2012 - 4:18pm
Ochocinco works out with Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins confirmed on Monday that the club has held a tryout for wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.

CBS Sports reported last week that Ochocinco, released last Thursday by the Patriots after one season in New England, coveted a chance to play in Miami. Ochocinco was born and raised in Miami and owns a home in South Beach. The 34-year-old Ochocinco, a six-time Pro Bowl selection with the Bengals, caught just 15 passes for 276 yards and one touchdown in 2011 with the Patriots.

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06/11/2012 - 4:04pm
Report: Allen to have surgery Wednesday

According to a report from Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, Ray Allen will have surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle on Wednesday morning at New England Baptist Hospital.

Allen, who missed 15 regular-season games as well as two playoff games with the injury, told the media after Saturday's Game 7 loss to Miami that he was looking to have surgery as quickly as possible.

“That’s my first priority, just going into surgery sometime,” Allen said. “If I could do it tomorrow, I would do it tomorrow. That’s probably my main concern right now, taking care of that."

Allen is a free agent, having just finished the final season of a two-year, $20 million contract. He struggled in the postseason, shooting 39.5 percent from the floor and 71.1 percent from the free-throw line in 18 games.

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