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03/12/2011 - 6:14pm
Ellsbury remains hot in Red Sox win

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On a day most notable for the Red Sox debut of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, it was the players hitting in front of him in the lineup who proved most impressive. While No. 2 hitter Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-3 (all singles), leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury proved even more torrid in the Red Sox' 9-2 exhibition win over the Marlins.

 

Ellsbury went 3-for-3 with two doubles -- one ripped down the right-field line leading off a game, another lined into the left field corner -- and a home run to deep right. He is now hitting .440 this spring, including an 8-for-13 run in his last four games. Given that he missed most of last season due to his rib fractures, the absence of rust has been noteworthy. If his hot start has defied anyone's expectations, however, Ellsbury has not been among them.

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03/12/2011 - 5:02pm
Bruins assign Bartkowski to Providence
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins assigned defenseman Matt Bartkowski to Providence of the American Hockey League Saturday. The 22-year-old has appeared in six games with the Bruins this season, compiling no points and four penalty minutes. His latest stint with the B's was his third of the season, having been most recently recalled from Providence on March 4. 

 

With the P-Bruins this season, the Pittsburgh native skated in 55 games, totaling five goals and 16 assists to go along with 38 penalty minutes. It has been just over a year (March 3) since Bartkowski was acquired by the Bruins from Florida along with Dennis Seindenberg for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and a 2010 second-round draft pick. 

 

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03/12/2011 - 3:55pm
Gonzalez on Sox debut: 'I felt great'

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- He didn't miss a beat.

 

Adrian Gonzalez made his Red Sox spring training debut on Saturday a successful one. Placed in the third spot in the lineup against Marlins ace Josh Johnson, Gonzalez took almost no time to show that his rehab from surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder will not hinder him at the plate. Gonzalez jumped on the first pitch he saw -- a fastball up and away -- and lined it into left field for a single in the bottom of the first. He then drove in his first run with the Sox in the second inning, lining a 1-2 pitch to center for a sacrifice fly.

 

He only saw fastballs on Saturday, and so he is eager to see more breaking pitches in subsequent games. Even so, the first baseman was able to take an important step forward, on a recovery path that he insists will have him ready for Opening Day on April 1.

 

"It felt great," said Gonzalez, who will...

03/12/2011 - 3:18pm
Kraft issues statement on stoppage

On Saturday afternoon, Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft issued the following statement on the labor situation:
 
“Going into these union negotiations, I was very optimistic that an agreement could be reached before the end of December if both sides were committed to the negotiations. The same was true as we approached the end of the NFL calendar year. We are fortunate to be operating in an industry that is thriving and I know that there was a deal to be done that was a win-win for both sides. I know that Commissioner Goodell and his staff invested a tremendous amount of time and resources to negotiate an agreement that would benefit both parties and allow the league to continue to build for the future without interruption. I remained in constant contact with Roger and the members of the CEC this week and fully supported the proposal we made to the players' union on Friday. I...

03/12/2011 - 3:18pm
Holland carries BU into NCAAs

John Holland hit two free throws with 2.4 seconds left to cap a 15-point second-half comeback and lift Boston University past Stony Brook, 56-54, in the championship game of the America East tournament at Agganis Arena. With the win, BU clinches its first NCAA tournament berth since 2002.

 

Holland, the America East Player of the Year and tournament MVP, finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds. He forced a jump ball with 31 seconds left to get BU possession, setting up his winning free throws.

 

Stony Brook's Bryan Dougher took a running 3-pointer at the buzzer and it hit the back left iron before bouncing away. The BU faithful stormed the court to celebrate, and coach Patrick Chambers stood on the press table and fired up the crowd.

 

The celebration seemed unlikely in the first half. BU (21-13) missed its first seven shots and 16 of its first 19. The Terriers had three points after 12 minutes of play and...

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