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PRESS BOX: Maple Leafs GM hospitalized

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Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis was hospitalized during Saturday night's 5-4 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators.

Nonis was feeling ill during the second period and was examined by team physicians at Air Canada Centre before being taken to a hospital.

"As a precaution, (Nonis) was asked to go to the hospital for further testing," the team announced in a press release Sunday. "He has progressed very well overnight and is expected to be discharged today."

Nonis, 47, is in his second season as the Maple Leafs' general manager.

MLB

---Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price vented his frustration over Saturday's loss to the Boston Red Sox by going after critical members of the media via Twitter.

The 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner referred to TBS analysts Dirk Hayhurst and Tom Verducci as "nerds" in a postgame tweet.

"Dirk Hayhurst...COULDNT hack it...Tom Verducci wasn't even a water boy in high school...but yet they can still bash a player...SAVE IT NERDS," Price wrote.

NBA

---Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant did not inform coach Mike D'Antoni that he left for Germany to have a medical procedure, according to the New York Daily News.

The team announced last week that Bryant left the country to have an unspecified medical procedure not related to his torn Achilles tendon.

Bryant reportedly only told longtime team trainer Gary Vitti that he was going to Germany for a second round of "Orthokine" for his right knee.
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