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06/01/2011 - 3:44pm
Hill leaves game with left forearm injury

Red Sox left-hander Rich Hill grabbed his left elbow on the seventh and final pitch that he threw to White Sox slugger Adam Dunn, a full-count curveball that missed down and in for a walk. Red Sox trainers immediately went to the mound to visit Hill, who was promptly removed from the game. The Red Sox announced that he left the contest with a left forearm injury.

Dunn was the only batter whom Hill faced. The left-hander threw seven straight curveballs to the masher. Hill said in a conversation late last season that he experienced little to no stress on his arm when flipping curveballs.

“I don’t feel like it puts stress on my arm in any shape or form,” said Hill. “I could throw 100 pitches like that and it wouldn’t be a problem.”

It was the 15th appearance of Hill's Red Sox...

06/01/2011 - 2:58pm
Shaq posts video announcing retirement

Shaquille O'Neal posted a video on Tout, which indicates that he is ready to retire after 19 years in the NBA. "We did it, 19 years baby," O'Neal said in the video. "I want to thank you very much. That's why I'm telling you first: I'm about to retire."

O'Neal played 37 games for the Celtics in his one season with the team, but only appeared in one regular season game and two playoff games after February because of an Achilles injury.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


06/01/2011 - 2:03pm
Tito: Sox still waiting on 'scuffling' Drew

The first two months of 2011 haven't been the best for J.D. Drew, which is why Red Sox manager Terry Francona decided to give his right fielder the day off on Wednesday. 

"He's just been kind of scuffling a little bit," Francona said before Wednesday's matinee.

Josh Reddick started in place of Drew, who entered Wednesday batting just .228 with three homers and 10 RBIs in the final year of his five-year, $70 million contract. 

"Maybe Red will give us a little, sometimes day game after a night game you're looking for some energy, maybe Red will bump into one," Francona said of Reddick. "He's been playing pretty well, maybe just will give us a little boost."

As for Drew, he is just 3-for-19 in his last nine games, giving Francona a reason to sit his starting right fielder. 

"I think we keep waiting for that," Francona said, referring to Drew's usual mid-season hot streak....

06/01/2011 - 1:34pm
Brady leads Patriots in workout at BC

Tom Brady and Vince Wilfork led about 40 players in an informal 2 1/2-hour workout at Boston College's Alumni Stadium on Wednesday morning. Receivers Wes Welker, Deion Branch, Taylor Price and tight end Rob Gronkowski were among those working out with Brady, while Wilfork ran the defense.

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


06/01/2011 - 1:19pm
Poll: Who wins Stanley Cup finals?

OK, WEEI.com readers, let's see if you can continue your success predicing the Bruins' results in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Last week, you correctly predicted the Bruins would beat the Lightning in regulation in a close game in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Previously, you predicted the Bruins would beat the Lightning in the series (albeit you had the number of games incorrect).

And in Round 1 you had the Bruins beating the Canadiens in regulation in Game 7. They almost did, before settling for an overtime victory.

Now it's time to make your call on the Stanley Cup finals. Will the...

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