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WEEI's coverage of the latest news and rumors about the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.

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Alex Reimer
July 30, 2019 - 1:15 pm
The $240 million Red Sox just took three of four games from the vaunted Yankees and finally appear ready to mount a legitimate World Series defense. The only thing standing in their way is their dearth of good pitchers in the bullpen. We’re not asking for Mariano Rivera, but how about Edwin Diaz?...
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Tuukka Rask Jaroslav Halak Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 29, 2019 - 2:07 pm
The Tampa Bay Lightning signed Andrei Vasilevskiy to an eight-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $9.5 million starting in 2020-21 on Monday. This will be a $9.5M AAV, with almost $45M in bonuses https://t.co/imL5pN2g51 — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 29, 2019 And the...
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Patriots team at training camp
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Ryan Hannable
July 29, 2019 - 7:40 am
FOXBORO — Football is a competitive sport and competition is really the only way to get better, both individually and as a team. Over the summer, without actual games internal competition may be the No. 1 way to improve and prepare for the regular season, and this year might the most we’ve seen in...
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Nick Caserio
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Ryan Hannable
July 27, 2019 - 12:58 pm
FOXBORO — It’s pretty unusual for Nick Caserio to address the media, especially during the regular season. Typically, he’s available before and after the draft, but that’s it. That changed last year during Super Bowl week, which got the antennas of many up. Was this a way to get his name out there...
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Bill Belichick, Tom Brady
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Alex Reimer
July 25, 2019 - 11:48 am
So far this year, two of our biggest sports stars have launched petulant crusades against members of the media, blaming them for stoking division among teammates and spouting ad hominem attacks. An aggrieved Kyrie Irving dedicated his last act in Boston to lambasting the NBA press, from insulting...
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Jim Hackett
July 25, 2019 - 9:28 am
The Yankees are in town. The defending Super Bowl Champion Patriots have started training camp. The MLB Trade Deadline looms and Tom Brady remains unsigned beyond this season. With so much to cover I’m going to use this space to serve up a little bit about all of it. So here we go ... Red Sox vs...
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Stephon Gilmore, Devin McCourty
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Ryan Hannable
July 24, 2019 - 10:34 pm
FOXBORO — In what was a fairly eventful offseason when it came to off the field news, the Patriots will get back on the field Thursday morning for the first time as a complete group since Super Bowl LIII against the Rams. Even though the first two training camp sessions are held without pads, the...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2019 - 11:56 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In many ways, there is no better representative of the Red Sox' lot in life than Rick Porcello. The expectations. The roller coaster of a season. The contract talk. And now the trade-deadline uncertainty. Welcome to the world of the Red Sox and the pitcher who may have a...
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Ryan Hannable
July 22, 2019 - 11:35 am
Sony Michel had a very productive rookie season with the Patriots , and that came following missing the vast majority of training camp and entire preseason because of a knee injury. The Georgia product finished with 931 yards rushing and six touchdowns in 13 regular-season games, and had an even...
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Alex Reimer
July 20, 2019 - 10:46 am
One of the prevailing explanations from our trusted NFL Insiders about why the league didn’t suspend Tyreek Hill for his involvement in a child abuse case involving his three-year-old son is that the full secretly recorded conversation between the wideout and his then-fiancee exonerates him –– or...
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