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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.

March 27, 2014 - 7:37 pm
While it’s not officially a free agent signing, Thursday’s announcement that Vince Wilfork and the Patriots have agreed to a new deal brings an eventful two-plus weeks to a close for the franchise, and wraps an impressive free-agent period for New England that saw the Patriots address some serious...
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March 27, 2014 - 7:34 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- This is what a baseball player should look like. Grady Sizemore returned to the Red Sox clubhouse on Wednesday afternoon bathed in the dirt accumulated over nine eventful innings of a game played without restraint. He singled to right in the first inning and, when Orioles right...
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DJ Bean
March 27, 2014 - 12:24 am
As the regular season draws to a close, hockey writers must begin thinking about their ballots for the annual trophies that will be awarded to individual players. As usual, Bruins players should find themselves in the discussion. Things can change in the next couple of weeks, but Zdeno Chara should...
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March 26, 2014 - 7:24 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The year after: It can be an ugly place. There are horror stories about pitching staffs in the season following a World Series run. The extra month of baseball, and the additional stress of 20 to 30 innings pitched under the highest intensity imaginable, sometimes appears to...
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DJ Bean
March 25, 2014 - 9:37 pm
Chad Johnson doesn't want to be a journeyman backup goaltender anymore -- at least not for a while. The Bruins' No. 2 netminder is 27 years old (he'll be 28 in June) and is with his third organization in three seasons. Johnson, who came to Boston on the first day of free agency last summer on a one...
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March 25, 2014 - 6:17 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- That David Ortiz will finish his career with the Red Sox now seems virtually assured. The same is true of Dustin Pedroia . Jon Lester hopes to follow suit, with what appears to be at least a reasonable chance that the Red Sox will seek to advance that interest. Others want to do...
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DJ Bean
March 25, 2014 - 1:24 am
The win streak is over, and just like any of those 12 games, we won’t get carried away with the 13th. It was a regular-season game. That the Bruins lost wasn’t a big deal. Bruins fans should be annoyed, however -- not because of the streak, which we should now all be able to admit was actually...
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Kirk Minihane
March 24, 2014 - 11:57 pm
On its own, it is absurd to claim that someone should lose his job simply because of the misdeeds of an adult son or daughter. There is and should be, in the end, personal accountability. Jared Remy is the worst of the worst, the living, breathing advertisement for the death penalty. We knew, after...
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March 24, 2014 - 11:02 pm
ORLANDO -- In the words of Lloyd Christmas, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance.” The note of optimism sounded by Patriots owner Robert Kraft on the status of Wilfork should be taken as encouraging, even in the wake of a report Monday that Wilfork had cleaned out his locker and taken down his...
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Rob Bradford
March 24, 2014 - 2:07 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The argument is a convenient one for those believing Sunday’s news of David Ortiz ’s extension should have never come: Just let the designated hitter play out another season and worry about re-signing him after that. They will say, "He is 38 years old, so you need all the cost...
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