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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.

Rob Bradford
March 21, 2014 - 9:54 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- He was hesitant to reveal his secret, but Xander Bogaerts couldn't help himself. "Yeah, man. Mentally, man, you hit anything to me, I'm ready. I have something that I think God always gave me," he said. "I have in my mind, 'Bogaerts, move a bit to the right, he's going to hit a...
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March 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
Are the Patriots better now than they were at the start of free agency? As the first wave of this portion of the team-building comes to a close, they've certainly shown improvement -- particularly when it comes to their secondary -- but at the same time, it’s important to remember that the process...
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Kirk Minihane
March 20, 2014 - 11:16 pm
I watched all 48 minutes of Celtics-Heat Wednesday night (what a hero, huh?), soup to nuts -- saw Rajon Rondo play his best game in almost a year, saw Avery Bradley outplay Dwyane Wade , plus good stuff from Brandon Bass and (in spots) Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger. Celtics 101, Heat 96. Sure, no...
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Scott McLaughlin
March 20, 2014 - 3:50 pm
Zdeno Chara turned 37 on Tuesday, and he’s still one of the best defensemen in the NHL . Considering how long he’s been one of the best, it’s kind of amazing that he’s only won one Norris Trophy (in 2009). He’s continued to be as good as anyone every season since then, but he hasn’t won another for...
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Mike Petraglia
March 20, 2014 - 12:46 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jake Peavy firmly believes he still has a lot of good pitches left in his right arm. That's a funny thing to say about a pitcher who is still in his prime, albeit perhaps past his physical peak. But Peavy is trying to change the perception that he is a crafty veteran who has to...
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Rob Bradford
March 20, 2014 - 2:15 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- First, the latest on Grady Sizemore … - He is scheduled to play Thursday night against the Yankees , completing another round of back-to-back appearances. - There is an intention to run Sizemore out there three days in a row for the first time this spring, potentially playing...
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March 20, 2014 - 2:02 am
The Celtics will answer few questions in the final 13 games, but Danny Ainge must solve one: Are Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley the starting backcourt of the future? “I think that’s the key question,” admitted Celtics coach Brad Stevens . If Wednesday’s performance against the Heat was any...
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March 19, 2014 - 6:00 am
Has too little been made of the challenge the Red Sox face in trying to replace Jacoby Ellsbury and fellow departed free agents Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Stephen Drew ? There was no residue of shock or hurt feelings when the Red Sox encountered longtime staple Ellsbury in enemy territory on Tuesday...
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DJ Bean
March 19, 2014 - 1:13 am
Peter Chiarelli had a busy offseason last summer, and by the looks of it, the Bruins appear to be in for a busy postseason. Yes, the Bruins are an annual Cup contender and were there in the days leading up to that offseason, but this season’s team didn’t just fall into Chiarelli’s lap as a...
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Rob Bradford
March 17, 2014 - 11:57 pm
"It's been a while since I've felt good enough to do something like that. It's a good feeling." -- Grady Sizemore FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Days like Monday at JetBlue Park make you remember ... and forget. What you're remembering is how good Grady Sizemore can be. The recollection this time came...
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