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Kelly’s OT goal lifts Bruins over Capitals
BOSTON – Center Chris Kelly scored 3:39 into overtime and defenseman Zdeno Chara scored two goals to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in a preseason game last night.
Kelly scored on a rebound of a shot from the left point by defenseman Matt Bartkowski.
The Bruins outshot the Capitals 38-14. Goaltender Tuukka Rask made 12 saves, while Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots for Washington.
Connor Carrick scored 11:16 into the second period to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead on their second shot of the night.
Chara scored the game’s next two goals, at 18:22 of the second period and 22 seconds into the third period on a 5-on-3 power play. Martin Erat tied the game for Washington at 6:38 of the third period.
Arizona’s Johnson shrugs off loss of fingertip
BRADENTON, Fla. – Arizona Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson lost more than a football game in New Orleans.
The tip of the middle finger on his left hand departed there, too.
Johnson displayed the reduced digit to reporters when the team gathered in Florida, where it will practice in preparation for next Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.
Johnson removed his glove after a tackle and found the top of his finger was still in the glove, which was drenched in blood. Now the index finger and middle finger are about the same length.
Johnson joked that the finger “probably wouldn’t have been used for anything good anyway.” Doctors shaved down the damaged finger and Johnson says he might be able to play next Sunday.
Bengals’ Jones arrested again
CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was accused of making offensive comments while drunk and has been given a disorderly conduct citation.
Ohio State Patrol Lt. Anne Ralston says Jones was arrested just after 2:30 a.m. yesterday after the vehicle he was in was pulled over for speeding.
The driver was cited for drunken driving while Jones was cited for disorderly conduct. Both charges are misdemeanors.
Jones and the driver were released and have court hearings set for Friday.
Jones’ agent and his attorney haven’t returned phone calls seeking comment.
Jones has had a spate of legal troubles and most recently was arrested on an assault charge in June after being accused of hitting a woman at a nightclub. He has pleaded not guilty.
Machado leaves on stretcher with knee injury
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was taken off the field on a stretcher yesterday after injuring his left leg running out an infield single.
Machado’s leg buckled when he reached the first-base bag in the seventh inning of yesterday’s 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay.
Machado was in obvious pain while being treated on the infield dirt near first by team trainers and stadium medical officials.
Baltimore Manager Buck Showalter patted Machado several times near the shoulder before the stretcher was moved from the playing field.
Twins shut Mauer down for rest of season
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins shut down All-Star catcher Joe Mauer for the rest of the season while he recovers from a concussion.
The Twins made the decision yesterday before starting the final seven-game homestand of the season. General Manager Terry Ryan and Mauer both said that the former AL MVP is making progress. But they don’t want to take any unnecessary risks with the Twins far out of contention in the AL Central.
Mauer hasn’t played since Aug. 19. He was injured while catching when he took a foul tip off of his mask.
Mauer said he is disappointed that he won’t be able to finish the season on the field. But he said he still plans on playing catcher as his primary position.