Sports briefs: Bruins, Stars swap 7 players
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NHL • The Boston Bruins are sending Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars for fellow forward Loui Eriksson as part of a seven-player trade.

In addition to Eriksson, the Bruins are also acquiring forwards Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and defenseman Joe Morrow in the deal announced Thursday. Dallas will receive Seguin, forward Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button.

Seguin, chosen with the No. 2 pick by Boston in 2010, led the Bruins in scoring during the 2011-12 season.

Eriksson, a 2011 All-Star, had 29 points in 48 games for the Stars last season.

Nebraska center to study concussions

sports safety • Concussion research will be one of the primary functions of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, which opens later this month at the University of Nebraska.

The center is housed in the $55 million building attached to Memorial Stadium that holds 38 luxury suites and 6,000 seats for the football stadium.

The center is the latest university-affiliated research facilities looking for better ways to diagnose and treat traumatic head injuries and make football and other sports safer.

Gay runs 9.79 to win at Athletissima

Sprinting • Tyson Gay ran the year's second-fastest 100 meters Thursday, finishing in 9.79 seconds in a victory at the Athletissima Diamond League meet in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Only Gay's world-leading 9.75 to take the U.S. nationals title has been faster this season. His latest effort comes five weeks before the world championships.

From wire reports