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06/19/2011 - 10:44pm
Seguin's shot broke Lucic's toe in practice
By: DJ Bean

Bruins left winger Milan Lucic admitted Sunday at the team's breakup day that Tyler Seguin broke his right big toe with a slap shot at a practice during the team's championship run. Lucic, who said he had played the end of the regular season and into the playoffs with a sinus infection, said it was painful for him to play through it but that he wanted to remain in the lineup. 

"Against Tampa, just before Game 2 at practice, Seguin hit me in the toe with a slap shot, so I had a broken toe for the last 13 games, which sucked big time -- which really, really sucked," Lucic said.

"You don't realize how much you actually push off it until you break it," he added. "I don't know if you guys had seen me limp a little bit, but I was limping a little bit. I definitely had to deal with that, especially in that Tampa series. That was kind of tough to deal with."

Lucic said the injury "heals on its own" and...

06/19/2011 - 10:16pm
Kaberle wants to return to Bruins
By: DJ Bean

Bruins defenseman Tomas Kaberle, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, said Sunday at TD Garden that his preference is to return to the Stanley Cup champions. 

Kaberle was acquired on Feb. 18 from the Maple Leafs in exchange for the Bruins' first-round pick, center Joe Colborne and a 2012 second-round pick. The defenseman struggled with the B's through the end of the season and into the playoffs but turned in a fine performance in the Stanley Cup finals vs. Vancouver and led all B's defensemen in playoff points.

"Obviously we’re going to talk the next few days," Kaberle said. "Everything was hectic the last couple of days. Hopefully we can sit down or we can talk to my agent and it will be nice to be back here."

Asked for clarification on whether Boston is his first choice, Kaberle responded, "Yes."

Kaberle had a $4 million salary cap hit last season.

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06/19/2011 - 7:44pm
A-Gon to Ellsbury: 'I have more triples'

When Adrian Gonzalez tripled to the center field triangle in the fourth inning of Sunday's 12-3 laugher over the Brewers, he collected career hit No. 1,000. He also earned his third three-base hit of the season, two more than the speedburner Jacoby Ellsbury, something he let Ellsbury know shortly thereafter. 

"I was telling Jacoby, 'I have more triples than you do. What's going on?' " Gonzalez told reporters afterward. "He just said, 'Hey, you're faster than me.' "

Gonalez said he never thought about what type hit it would take to reach the 1,000 plateau. 

"I've never drew it up," Gonzalez said. "It's something you never think you're even going to get close to. It's nice to get, nice to put it behind and focus on getting some more." 

Gonalez added hit No. 1,001 when he ripped a more routine RBI single to right in the seventh that scored Drew Sutton. The American League All-Star...

06/19/2011 - 6:50pm
Rory McIlroy cruises to U.S. Open crown

Roy McIlroy put the capper on a dominant performance Sunday, finishing 16-under for the tournament to win the U.S. Open title by eight strokes. The 22-year-old McIlroy's final round of 2-under 69 on the Congressional course in Bethesda, Md., was enough to finish the four rounds at 268, easily breaking the U.S. Open scoring record held by four players, including Tiger Woods. Jason Day was second at 8 under.


06/19/2011 - 3:23pm
Sounding off: Sox blow away Brew Crew

With the Stanley Cup serving as the special guest on the pitcher's mound during the ceremonial first pitch Sunday and a Bruins goal-scoring horn sounding off for each scoring play, the Red Sox blew away the Brewers, 12-3, to take the interleague series. 

Tim Wakefield (4-2) allowed just three runs on three hits over eight stellar innings to notch his 183rd win with the Red Sox and 196th of his career and was supported by an early offensive explosion. 

The Red Sox sent 11 batters to the plate in the first, scoring six times off Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo to put the game out of reach. The big play of the inning was Gallardo dropping a toss from Prince Fielder that would've retired Adrian Gonzalez at first. The next batter - Kevin Youkilis - smashed his 11th homer of the season over the Green Monster, a three-run blow that put the Red Sox up 4-0. Jacoby Ellsbury had both of his hits on the day in the six-run first while Dustin Pedroia went...

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