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02/24/2010 - 6:52pm
B's recall goaltender Dalton

The Bruins have recalled goaltender Matt Dalton from the Reading Royals of the East Coast Hockey League on an emergency basis. Dalton will practice with Boston while Tim Thomas is with the United States Olympic team in Vancouver. The 23-year-old has appeared in 36 games for Reading this year with a 16-18-2 record, 9.05 save percentage and 3.54 goals against. Dalton has also played four games for the Providence Bruins with an 0-4-0 record.

 

The Bruins will resume practice tomorrow at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington.

 

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02/24/2010 - 6:31pm
Kraft optimistic about Wilfork deal

Patriots owner Robert Kraft told reporters Wednesday that the team is “very close” to a contract with Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork and sounds optimistic that negotiations will wrap up soon. “We have a budget we've set for next year. Our first priority is with Vince,” Kraft told the Boston Herald from the NFL Scouting Combine. “I think we’ve had some positive discussions. We're very close. I hope we can conclude it soon.” Wilfork was franchised earlier this week, but when the decision was announced, both sides expressed hope they could ultimately reach a long-term deal. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
 


02/24/2010 - 6:07pm
Parise's two goals lifts USA

Zach Parise scored two goals, including an empty-netter with 12 seconds remaining, to help lift the United States Olympic men's hockey team past Switzerland, Wednesday. The U.S. managed to get off 44 shots on Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller, while United States netminder Ryan Miller made 19 stops in earning the shutout. For a complete recap click here.


02/24/2010 - 5:15pm
Teen claims to be David Ortiz' son

According to a report on the Dominican website noticiassin.com, a 16-year-old Dominican boy believes David Ortiz is his father and he wants the Red Sox slugger to take a paternity test to confirm it. Edward Bonifacio, who said he has been training in hopes of making the big leagues himself, told the website he heard people make comments about Ortiz being his father, and he confronted his mother. He said she admitted that the man he thought was his father was in fact his stepfather. Bonifacio, who insists his interest is not financial, said he has never had any contact with Ortiz but he has contacted people close to the slugger to ask him to take a paternity test. He said he went public with his situation because he has not been able to get a response from Ortiz.


02/24/2010 - 4:18pm
Adrian Gonzalez: No talks yet

Speaking to the North County (CA) Times, Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said that he hasn't engaged in any contract talks with San Diego to date (“There hasn’t been any talks about anything," he said), and that whatever deal he signs to extend beyond the 2011 season won't include any hometown discount. “At the time you take the security. … The next one is where I look for what I deserve.” The Red Sox has been identified as one of the teams thought to be interested in Gonzalez if the slugger becomes available.


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