Source: Bergeron 'fine' after upper-body injury


Source: Bergeron 'fine' after upper-body injury

Patrice Bergeron suffered an upper body injury over the last few days while playing in Switzerland for HC Lugano, but is physically fine according to a source close to the Bruins center.

The reigning Selke Trophy winner missed Wednesdays game for Lugano due to the injury, which has left him in a day-to-day situation while playing in Switzerland. But the injury appears to be minor in nature and should allow him to jump back into the lineup within the next few days as his status is day-to-day. Bergeron has six goals and five assists and is sporting a plus-13 after only five games with the Swiss-A club while tearing up the countryside with former Bs teammate Glen Metropolit.

Bergeron also scored a goal in Luganos victory over Tyler Seguins HC Biel squad when the two Bs linemates played against each other last weekend for the first time in their hockey careers.

Whatever ailment Bergeron is suffering from is the second injury to crop up for a Bruins player this week after Tuukka Rask exited a Czech League game with a tweaked groin muscle on Tuesday night. Bergeron battled through a torn oblique muscle during the final few games of the season that worsened during the playoff series against the Washington Capitals, but said that injury was 100 percent healed when he showed up in Boston for Bruins captains practice in September.

New photos show Sandoval has lost weight


New photos show Sandoval has lost weight

The last time a bunch of pictures of Pablo Sandoval made headlines, it was not a good sign for the Red Sox. The latest batch isn’t so bad. 

Sandoval became the story of spring training this season when photos -- specifically a Boston Globe one of him throwing -- revealed he’d gained significant weight. The veteran third baseman was surpassed by Travis Shaw for the starting job and began the season as a bench player. 

After three regular-season games, Sandoval was put on the disabled list with a shoulder strain. He was then shut down for the season in May due to shoulder surgery. 

In a tweet and story posted by FC Barcelona, a smiling -- and noticeably thinner -- Sandoval could be seen attending the club’s final training session. 

Sandoval, 30, is entering the third season of a $95 million contract. In his lone full season in Boston, 2015, Sandoval hit .245/.292/.366 with 10 homers and 47 RBI.

Obama’s Super Bowl pick: Patriots over Seahawks, again


Obama’s Super Bowl pick: Patriots over Seahawks, again

Tom Brady didn’t go to the White House after the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory over the Seahawks, but the President thinks the Pats will be visiting 1600 Pensylvania Ave. again to be welcomed by President Trump (does that mean Brady goes?) or Clinton in the spring of 2017.

In an interview on Sirus/XM Radio with Sway Calloway, Obama sees a Pats-Seahawks rematch in Super Bowl 51. And if he were a betting man, he’d be going with New England, again. 

“I’ve got to say at this point, you have to put your money on Brady again,” Obama said. “I don’t see any strong teams. Seattle and Patriots have a rematch. That’s my call.”

Obama and the nation will get a preview of his pick on Week 10 at Gillette Stadium when the Pats host the Seahawks.

Oh, and the President likes the Golden State Warriors, particularly with the addition of Kevin Durant, to reclaim the NBA title.