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04/03/2012 - 12:16pm
Sox send Cook to Pawtucket

The Red Sox re-assigned pitchers Aaron Cook and Ross Ohlendorf to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday.

Cook had a 1.88 ERA in 14.2 innings pitched this spring for the Sox. He signed a minor league contract in the offseason and could opt out of his contract if he's not on the Sox 25-man roster by May 1. If Cook is summoned to the big leagues under the contract, he will receive a prorated $1.5 million salary. 

Ohlendorf -- also signed to a minor league deal in the offseason -- struggled this spring, allowing 13 hits, six walks and six runs in 11.1 innings pitched. 

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04/03/2012 - 12:07pm
Thomas not dressing, Krug making debut
By: DJ Bean

With their seed in the playoffs clinched, the Bruins will begin trying out some different lineups designed to rest some players while getting others experience. That will start Tuesday night against the Penguins, with No. 1 goaltender Tim Thomas not dressing for the first time this season. 

Marty Turco will get the start, with recently recalled Anton Khudobin serving as the backup. Defenseman Torey Krug will make his NHL debut, while defenseman Adam McQuaid will remain out with a swollen eye. 

Offensively, center Gregory Campbell will make his return to the lineup after missing Sunday's game. Jordan Caron is sick, dealing with a flu/bug situation and will not play after being advised to stay away from the team. 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins


04/03/2012 - 9:15am
Beckett in Cleveland for 'peace of mind'

According to a source, Josh Beckett will be in Cleveland Tuesday to visit hand specialist Dr. Robert Graham at the Cleveland Clinic. The trip, according to the source, is for "peace of mind" for the pitcher regarding his right thumb. Monday, Beckett saw hand specialist Dr. Mark Bagg in San Antonio to examine the thumb.

Both Beckett and the team still expects the pitcher to make his scheduled start in Detroit, Saturday.

Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com was first to report the Cleveland visit.

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


04/03/2012 - 8:02am
Mashup: Fires set, man shot in Kentucky

A man was wounded by gunfire and dozens were arrested in Lexington, Ky., as fans celebrated Kentucky's national championship Monday night and early Tuesday morning. No immediate arrest was made in the shooting, which involved multiple shots being fired. The wounded man was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Police around the campus reported arresting dozens of people only a few minutes after the end of the game, as revelers set fires to couches and and least one car. Police had said they would be more prepared following the mayhem Saturday night, when fans set small fires and turned over cars in celebration of the semifinal victory over rival Louisville.

"I think that we're taking a more zero-tolerance approach," police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. "That has a part to play in it, but also people started celebrating much earlier than they did on Saturday. The amount of time to become intoxicated and the amount of...

04/03/2012 - 7:38am
Report: Koppen slated to visit with Titans

According to The Tennessean, free agent center Dan Koppen is scheduled to visit with the Titans as early as Wednesday.

Koppen, who was drafted by the Patriots out of Boston College in 2003, spent most of last year on injured reserve after suffering a broken ankle in the season opener. 

The Titans' starting center in '11, Eugene Amano, still has three years left on his current deal. Tennessee has also brought in free agent centers Jeff Saturday, Scott Wells and Chris Myers this offseason, with all three ultimately all signing elsewhere.

For more Patriots news, go to the team page at weei.com/patriots.


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