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03/30/2010 - 8:32pm
Bergeron boosts Bruins in OT
By: DJ Bean

Patrice Bergeron scored the game's only goal with 19 seconds remaining in overtime as the Bruins beat the Devils, 1-0, in New Jersey on Tuesday night. Tuukka Rask got the start in net and made 21 saves in a shutout, stealing the limelight from Martin Brodeur's 33-save performance. For more on the Bruins check the Big Bad Blog


03/30/2010 - 8:32pm
Red Sox sign Cuban outfielder

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- According to a source familiar with the situation, the Red Sox have come to terms with Cuban outfielder Jorge Padron to a minor league contract that will include a signing bonus of $350,000. The signing was first reported by the El Nuevo Herald. The 22-year-old Padron, who left Cuba, following Cuba's 2009 season. According to the Web site ScoutingBook.com is "a stocky contact bat who hits from the left side." The left-handed hitting Padron is reportedly a spray hitter who is tough on right-handed pitching. He had been playing left field for Pinar del Rio, manning the team's leadoff spot for the 2007-08 seasons.


03/30/2010 - 6:59pm
NFL will unveil preseason sked Wed.

The NFL announced Tuesday afternoon that they will release the 2010 preseason schedule on Wednesday at 3 p.m. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


03/30/2010 - 4:10pm
Source: Pats 'love' DT Odrick
By: DJ Bean

A league source told WEEI.com on Tuesday that the Patriots, who hold the 22nd overall pick in next month's NFL Draft, "love" Penn State defensive tackle Jared Odrick. The 6-foot-5, 304-pound Odrick played the 3-technique under Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson's 4-3 but figures to play the 5-technique end role in the Patriot's 3-4 scheme. Odrick is a projected first-round pick and has drawn comparisons to former Patriot defensive end Richard Seymour. Whether or not the Patriots have held a private workout with Odrick has yet to be confirmed. For more on Odrick, check out the Potential Patriots series in the It Is What It Is blog.


03/30/2010 - 3:30pm
Beckett: Shoulder, talks not concerns

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Speaking after his Tuesday morning workout at City of Palms Park, Josh Beckett said that he has not heard from his agent, Michael Moye, that any agreement on a contract extension is imminent. The Red Sox' Opening Day pitcher explained that he has put a system in place throughout negotiations that doesn't allow Moye to weigh the hurler down with information regarding talks unless information is needed or a deal is imminent.

 

Beckett said as of Tuesday early afternoon he was unaware of many of the specifics cited in an ESPN report stated a deal might be a nearing, or other reports that the suggest the Sox have offered the hurler a four-year deal and that the team was wary of offering a fifth year due to concerns regarding his right shoulder.

 

"It forces me not to speculate. I let other people speculate. I don't speculate. I go off of what I know and I don't know anything," Beckett said. "I...

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