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04/16/2010 - 10:12am
Cameron diagnosed with kidney stone

Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron was diagnosed with kidney stone on Thursday in Minnesota, his agent, Mike Nicotera, confirmed in a text message. (The news was first reported by ESPN’s Gordon Edes.) Nicotera said that Cameron, who is back in Boston, will receive a “full workup today” and that more about his prognosis (including his expected duration on the sidelines) will be known once that evaluation is complete. For more, click here.

 

With Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury (sore ribs) ailing, the Red Sox may need to dip into the minor leagues for a replacement as they prepare to host the Tampa Bay Rays in a four-game series. Click here to read about one of the candidates, Pawtucket Red...

04/16/2010 - 7:45am
Mashup: Big Ben on trade block?

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't talking, but there are reports that they are listening to trade requests for troubled quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Get more details on that and other stories around the web, plus videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.


04/16/2010 - 7:25am
Report: Another BC player to transfer

Freshman Brady Heslip reportedly joined Rakim Sanders on the list of Boston College basketball players planning to transfer after the team's coaching change. Heslip, A point guard from Canada who enrolled at BC midseason, Heslip will visit Boise State this weekend, according to a report in The Boston Globe.

 

Sanders appears headed for Fairfield to join former BC assistant coach Ed Cooley, although the Rhode Island native also reportedly expressed interest in Providence and URI, where Jim Baron received a one-year contract extension this week that locks him up through 2013-14.

 

Read more BC news at The BC Blog.


04/15/2010 - 10:30pm
Source: Sox expect Embree to delay opt-out

Though reliever Alan Embree had an April 15 opt-out date in the minor league contract he signed with the Red Sox last month, a source familiar with discussions between the sides expects the pitcher to stay with the Sox for "a few more weeks." Embree made his third appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, tossing a scoreless inning of relief while getting a pair of flyouts and a groundout.

 

Embree has tossed shutout innings in three of his four appearances, though he got touched for three runs in one-third of an inning in his other outing. In his four appearances, Embree has allowed three runs on two hits and five walks in 3.1 innings while striking out three.


04/15/2010 - 9:35pm
Miller leads Sabres past Bruins in Game 1

Buffalo endured a Bruins storm in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals to take the series lead after a 2-1 win at HSBC Arena in Buffalo on Thursday. Tuukka Rask made his first career playoff start and allowed two goals on 32 shots in the loss. Sabres goalie Ryan Miller stood tall against heavy Bruins pressure, making 38 saves in the win.

 

Thomas Vanek opened the playoff scoring with a strike in the first period and Sabres captain Craig Rivet added the game-winner in the second period. Mark Recchi scored his 51st career playoff goal on the power play in the second period.

 

For more on how the game played out, visit the Big Bad Blog.


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