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Chara, Campbell out against the Kings

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Chara, Campbell out against the Kings

The Bruins are officially getting slapped with the midseason injury bug, and the win over Columbus last weekend seems to have come at a cost.

Zdeno Chara (lower bodyknee) and Gregory Campbell (fractured foot) have both been ruled out for tonights game against the Los Angeles Kings after suffering some bumps, bruises and strains over the weekend. Young D-man Steve Kampfer will step into the lineup as the sixth defenseman for the Bruins, but Chara will accompany the team on their upcoming two-game road trip through Ottawa and Philadelphia.

Thats big shoes to fill if youre asking a spare guy to come in and replace him, said Claude Julien of Kampfer. Its a group thing to come in and do the job. Weve got some guys that have big minutes like Seidenberg, who has done a good job. I think Andrew Ference and Johnny Boychuk can do it too. I think there are a lot of guys I can lean on for some big minutes to fill Zees spot.

Campbell has been diagnosed with a fracture in his foot after blocking a shot while killing a penalty against the Blue Jackets, and has had his foot placed in a walking boot over the last couple of days. The fourth line center is officially out for both the back-to-back games against the Kings and Senators, and then will be reevaluated on Thursday. Julien said he wasnt sure whether Campbell would accompany the team at the beginning of the road trip, or remain back in Boston to get treatment and potentially meet the team on the road.

Hes still dealing with that foot injury. There was a fracture in the foot. So not tonight and probably not tomorrow, but from there on in hell be day-to-day, said Julien. Campbell is still a question mark as to whether hell be traveling with us to Ottawa or not.

Zach Hamill was at morning skate as an emergency call-up and looked like hell be centering Shawn Thornton and Jordan Caron while Daniel Paille also took part in fourth line rushes while awaiting the results of his neuro-psych test. If Paille plays, it will likely be in place of Caron on the left wing.

Red Sox can't solve Leake, lose to Mariners, 7-2

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Red Sox can't solve Leake, lose to Mariners, 7-2

BOSTON - Mike Leake pitched eight shutout innings, Mitch Haniger drove in three runs and the Seattle Mariners snapped a season-high five-game losing streak with a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

Nelson Cruz had three hits and scored twice a night after hitting two homers and driving in seven runs for Seattle, which went on its skid after beating Boston two straight at home last weekend.

Leake (8-4) gave up three singles, struck out five and walked two six days after he allowed five runs and took the loss against the Red Sox at Safeco Field. Edwin Diaz gave up two runs in the ninth.

J.D. Martinez had two singles for Boston after going 4 for 5 with five RBIs when the Red Sox collected a season-high 20 hits in a 14-10 victory Friday.

Eduardo Rodriguez (9-2) gave up five runs, four earned, in four innings, snapping his personal six-game win streak. The Red Sox were 13-1 in his starts this season.

Playing on a cool, misty night, the Mariners managed to close out the Red Sox after blowing two five-run leads during their slide, including Friday.

Seattle broke it open with three runs in the fourth. Haniger made it 4-0 with a two-out, two-run double off the Green Monster. He scored from second on Kyle Seager's infield hit when Rodriguez slipped covering first and turned late for the plate.

Haniger also had an RBI double in the first.

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Patriots rookie Sony Michel buys his parents new cars

Patriots rookie Sony Michel buys his parents new cars

Patriots first-round draft pick Sony Michel surprised both of his parents with new cars.

Michel told the NBC Sports Boston Camera Guys all about it, saying "It's my obligation to take care of my parents. That's always been my goal, to take care of everything they need from here on out."

Michel posted photos on Friday of his parents posing next to their new rides:

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