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Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press

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DETROIT (AP) - The Bruins look to take a 3 games to 1 lead on the Red Wings tonight in Game 4 of their best-of-seven series with Detroit. Detroit has to win Game 4 at home Thursday night to avoid facing elimination when the series shifts to Boston for Game 5. The Bruins have won the last two games by a combined score of 7-1.

DETROIT (AP) - Henrik Zetterberg may play for the Red Wings in a critical Game 4 against the Bruins. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock told reporters that doctors would ultimately decide if Zetterberg can play tonight for the first time since having back surgery February 21st. Zetterberg has been skating this week with his teammates. Detroit expects to be without forward Daniel Alfredsson for a second straight game because of his back injury.

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox host the Yankees tonight in the rubber game of a three-game set at Fenway Park. The Yankees took the first game before the Red Sox won 5-1 last night after Yankees pitcher Michael Pinenda was thrown out for using pine tar to help his grip. John Lackey allowed one run and seven hits in eight innings with 11 strikeouts and no walks.

BOSTON (AP) - New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he doesn't expect to be fined for pushing a television camera to keep it from aiming into the tunnel between the team's dugout and clubhouse. Girardi pushed the camera at the corner of his dugout after pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz says the network plans to review the situation with Major League Baseball.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The son of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs Sr. has told The Buffalo News his family has had discussions involving the Buffalo Bills, but adds it's premature to say whether it will make an attempt to buy the team. Jacobs Jr. says his family is using its resources and contacts to ensure the Bills stay in Buffalo. He says the family has been in contact with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

NEW YORK (AP) - Patrice Bergeron is a finalist for the NHL's Selke Trophy, awarded to the best defensive forward. Boston's Bergeron led the NHL in face-off wins with 1,015 - the most by any player in the past seven seasons. Anze Kopitar of the Kings and Chicago's Jonathan Toews are also finalists for the award.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - UConn center Amida Brimah has surgery scheduled to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and is expected to be sidelined for up to five months. The school says the 7-foot freshman from Ghana is undergoing arthroscopic surgery at the UConn Health Center in Farmington.



N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-2) at Boston (Doubront 1-2), 7:10 p.m.


Boston at Detroit, 8 p.m.

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