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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 18, 2019 - 10:54 am
One of the characteristics that defines Dennis Eckersley throughout his extensive profile in Boston Globe Magazine is his humility. The man remains cordial with the ex-teammate who stole his wife, never mind Eck’s friendship with Kirk Gibson, who hit one of the most famous home runs in baseball...
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Jim Hackett
July 18, 2019 - 12:17 am
After reading Chad Finn’s article on Dennis Eckersley I felt good, dare I say, uplifted. Eck’s story is a great one, featuring highs and lows, successes, failures, redemption, glory and the ongoing battles of life’s journey. His is a story of real human interest, inspiration and endless intrigue...
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Alex Reimer
July 17, 2019 - 11:19 am
It is tough to pick just one sequence that embodies the Red Sox’ disenchanting championship defense. But somebody named “Josh Smith” relieving Andrew Cashner and promptly firing a pick-off attempt down the right field line in the middle of an interminable three-hour, 45-minute loss to the lowly...
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Bruce Cassidy Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 11, 2019 - 1:49 pm
The market has been set for them, so the Bruins may have no choice but to sign coach Bruce Cassidy to an extension that pays him beyond the first half of the upcoming decade. But they won’t be wrong if they’re hesitant to go beyond signing Cassidy to a contract similar to the three-year one St...
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Alex Reimer
July 11, 2019 - 1:28 pm
We lost a member of the WEEI family this month. He was not a host, writer, or producer. In fact, none of us even know his real name. But his impact on the station, in conjunction with numerous other Internet People of Mystery, has been indelible. Farewell, “Stolen Valor Callahan,” or “SV” for short...
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Rob Bradford
July 10, 2019 - 7:49 am
Chris Sale sat at his makeshift locker in the Red Sox' makeshift clubhouse in London ready to reflect. In just more than a week, he would be watching the All-Star Game from home for the first time in eight years. The rearview mirror had never been a more welcome notion. This all hadn't been part of...
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Alex Reimer
July 07, 2019 - 11:47 pm
Megan Rapinoe is a great American, and the success of the U.S. women’s team is a great American story. They supported their biting off-field candor with on-field dominance, taking home their fourth World Cup title with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands in Lyon Sunday. Rapinoe, who drew the...
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Charlie Coyle Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 04, 2019 - 7:30 am
When general manager Don Sweeney brought up the idea that Charlie Coyle, a Bruins trade pick up from Minnesota days before the NHL trade deadline last February, could be looked at as an offseason addition because he wasn’t a rental, he may have elicited an eyeroll or two. But when you dig into the...
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Alex Reimer
July 02, 2019 - 1:58 pm
We hold many sacred traditions around these parts: spending our Fourth of July in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Bourne Bridge, drinking iced coffee year-round, and castigating our superstar athletes on their ways out of town. Few stars have experienced the lattermost tradition more than Kyrie...
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Charlie Coyle Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
July 01, 2019 - 7:33 pm
There are teams that are in precarious positions under the NHL salary cap ceiling that should feel shame. Imagine being up against the cap ceiling and being the Chicago Blackhawks, who missed the playoffs last season, of the Pittsburgh Penguins or Vegas Golden Knights, who both lost in the first...
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