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The burden of being Patrice Bergeron -- which, really, would be an impossible ask in this case -- may fall in Game 6 to Chris Kelly. While the Bruins are remaining extremely tight-lipped about the injury that sent [Bergeron] to the hospital from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals, a source close to Bergeron confirmed that the injury "isn't a ruptured spleen." Bergeron flew back to Boston with the rest of the Bruins on Sunday morning. He wouldn't have flown with the team if he had sustained a ruptured spleen, the source said. There had been specultation that a spleen rupture is what sent Bergeron from the United Center in an ambulance while his Bruins teammates were losing Game 5. According to coach Claude Julien, he is considered "day-to-day" for Game 6. (CSNNE.com)Comment
Among teams on a bubble, of sorts -- the buy-or-sell bubble -- Philadelphia could very well blow its roster up down the stretch. [Suitors should first call the Phillies to see if Cliff Lee would] consider waiving the 21-team no-trade clause that includes Boston and, in all likelihood, Detroit. ... The team with the greatest incentive among the buyers to chase Lee is Boston, particularly in light of Jon Lester's struggles, Clay Bucholz's flagging health and the inconsistency of Ryan Dempster and Felix Doubront that has left -- gulp -- John Lackey as the team's most consistent starter at the moment. Boston certainly has the prospects to pry Lee from the Phillies, even if GM Ruben Amaro Jr. says he isn't available, which strains credulity. (Yahoo! Sports)Comment
It seems just about everyone in Philly has a take on who should start under center in 2013 -- but not LeSean McCoy. [McCoy] is sitting out of the Eagles' quarterback debate, declining to weigh in on who should win the starting quarterback spot and when a starter should be named. He's focusing instead on his touches. "That's why they pay Chip Kelly the big bucks, to pick the quarterback," McCoy said. "Whoever he picks, I'm fine with. As long as I get my carries, I don't care who they pick." McCoy spoke before his second annual charity softball game. It benefits the LeSean McCoy Foundation, which raises funds to battle ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). His grandmother died from the effects of ALS in 2010. (Philly.com)Comment
Ken Duke celebrates after beating Chris Stroud in two playoffs during the final round of the 2013 Travelers Championship. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Wimbledon kicks off today, marking 10 years since Roger Federer beat Mark Philippoussis to win his first Grand Slam in 2003. Here are some highlights from that men's final.
Game To Watch
Chicago Blackhawks at Boston Bruins, 8 p.m. ET
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This Day in Sports
- 1995 -- The New Jersey Devils sweep the Detroit Red Wings in four games to win their first Stanley Cup.
- 1979 -- Rickey Henderson makes his debut for Oakland and steals his first of 1,406 career stolen bases.
- 2003 -- San Francisco's Barry Bonds becomes the first baseball player to reach 500 home runs and 500 stolen bases.