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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.

January 25, 2014 - 12:48 am
It’s always a pleasure to get some additional insight into the game from a scout -- they offer a perspective on life in the NFL that we rarely see. With that in mind, we asked an NFC scout who watched plenty of Patriots’ games this year about some points of emphasis for New England heading into the...
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January 24, 2014 - 1:14 pm
The NBA season has inched past the midway point, but since the league just announced the All-Star Game starters , now’s as good a time as any to hand out Celtics midseason grades. We’ll give Joel Anthony , Jerryd Bayless, Vander Blue and Chris Johnson a pass, since they essentially transferred to...
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DJ Bean
January 24, 2014 - 9:10 am
Zdeno Chara ’s father used to push him to the point of tears as he would train the growing teenager to become a professional hockey player. Now 36, the Team Slovakia captain returned the favor last week when he informed his father that the land in which he trained, and the country they had seen go...
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Rob Bradford
January 23, 2014 - 7:45 am
The man who got Larry Bird to Barcelona has gone a long way to bringing a former All-Star outfielder to Boston. A few weeks ago, the likelihood of Grady Sizemore jetting into Logan Airport -- just ahead of Tuesday night's snowstorm -- seemed unlikely. And to think that the 31-year-old might...
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Kirk Minihane
January 23, 2014 - 12:29 am
Now that we are 90 or so hours removed from Broncos 26, Patriots 16, it seems temperatures have cooled enough to allow a somewhat measured (and, really, who can't get enough measured opinion about sports?) look at the two criticisms being tossed at Bill Belichick . First: The accusations made by...
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January 22, 2014 - 11:53 pm
Throughout the offseason, we’ll check in frequently on New England’s free agent class. Here’s the first look at the group of players who were with the Patriots in 2013 but aren’t under contract to the team going forward, as well as a thumbnail sketch about their respective situations and their...
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January 21, 2014 - 8:15 am
At times, it's seemed like Ben Cherington could be the subject of an episode of "Hoarders" for the fashion in which he's clung to his inventory of upper-levels starting pitchers. A survey of the Red Sox general manager's wealth of arms that are considered to be close to big league-ready reveals an...
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DJ Bean
January 20, 2014 - 9:29 pm
Sunday and Monday could have been an ugly stretch for the Bruins, and considering that they lost Adam McQuaid in the second period in Chicago, the Bruins should feel pretty good about coming out of a back-to-back against the last two Stanley Cup champions with three points to show for it. David...
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January 20, 2014 - 1:41 am
DENVER -- Bill Belichick didn’t want to stop talking. In the media workroom at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in the moments after Sunday’s 26-16 loss to the Broncos , the postgame press conference involving the Patriots coach had ground to an awkward halt, and Patriots PR chief Stacey James...
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Mike Petraglia
January 20, 2014 - 12:31 am
DENVER -- It hasn't happened often in their 15 epic encounters, but Peyton Manning outplayed Tom Brady , and it was the difference in the AFC championship game. Before Sunday, it had happened only once in the playoffs -- the 2006 AFC championship game, when Manning engineered a dramatic second-half...
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