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01/28/2010 - 12:36pm
Sturm, Ference skate at B's practice

Injured Bruins players Marco Sturm and Andrew Ference skated Thursday morning at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington. Ference has been out of the lineup since injuring his groin on Jan. 5 against Ottawa while Sturm has not played a game since he was hurt on Jan. 14 against San Jose.

 

Ference was worked out by Bruins strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides. He did some light skating and shooting drills and left the rink before the full team practice. Sturm came out with the rest of the squad and skated on a line with Patrice Bergeron and Byron Bitz.

 

For more from Thursday's practice, visit the Big Bad Blog.


01/28/2010 - 9:11am
Mashup: Yanks move on from Damon

Red Sox fans can sit back and enjoy the situation in New York, where the Yankees and Scott Boras are trading barbs over the discussions regarding Johnny Damon. On Wednesday, New York agreed to a deal with free agent outfielder Randy Winn, seemingly putting the final nail in the coffiin regarding Damon's possible return to the Bronx. Read more about that, plus get links to the day's top stories, videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


01/27/2010 - 7:53pm
Report: Welker settles on surgery

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker will have surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee and will undergo the operation Tuesday at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to a Boston.com report. Welker suffered the injury in the regular-season finale against the Texans. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


01/27/2010 - 6:36pm
Ainge shoots down rumors

Celtics boss Danny Ainge appeared on The Big Show Wednesday afternoon and shot down the rumored Ray Allen for Monta Ellis deal. "There’s one little rumor, that’s made up by the way, that gets reported that actually ends up being a story every day for a couple of weeks," Ainge said. Read the full transcript on the Green Street blog.

 

 


01/27/2010 - 6:10pm
Arenas, Crittenton suspended for year

NBA commissioner David Stern suspended Wizards guards Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton without pay for the remainder of the 2009-10 season, the league announced on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by the NBA:

 

“The NBA has conducted a thorough investigation of events relating to this matter.

 

“It is not disputed that, following an argument on the team’s flight home from a game in Phoenix, both Mr. Arenas and Mr. Crittenton brought guns to the Verizon Center locker room and — with other players and team personnel present or nearby — displayed them to one another in a continuation of their dispute. The players engaged in this conduct despite a specific rule set forth in the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the Players Association prohibiting players from possessing a weapon at an NBA facility, and reminders of this prohibition given annually by the NBA to...

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