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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.

April 09, 2014 - 7:40 am
In spring training, it was an either/or. That's not necessarily the case anymore. The time may be coming when we see Shane Victorino and Grady Sizemore flanking Jackie Bradley Jr. Disclaimer: Things can change. The Red Sox ' evaluation of their team could change -- potentially significantly --...
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April 08, 2014 - 10:41 am
When even the coach is admitting some Celtics may be mailing in the remaining five games, it’s hard to ask a serious question without receiving quips like, “Is it possible for them to go 0-6?” or “Can they sign Walter McCarty to a 10-day contract?” Like it or not, the Celtics have to play out the...
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April 08, 2014 - 8:14 am
Most kids daydreamed in their backyards about hitting baseballs impossibly far. Jackie Bradley Jr. spent his formative baseball years intent on running impossibly far to catch them. "I would see those 'Top 10' plays and I would always try to work on that -- making diving plays, over-the-shoulder...
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DJ Bean
April 07, 2014 - 5:25 pm
Andrej Meszaros is good enough to play for a lot of teams, but he understands the chances of him being a seventh defenseman on a Stanley Cup favorite. A little over a month after being acquired by the Bruins at the trade deadline, Meszaros is in a battle for a regular spot in the Bruins' lineup...
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April 07, 2014 - 7:16 am
Unfamiliar adversity has come early. It took all of one week for the Red Sox to find themselves in the sort of uncomfortable position that rarely characterized their 2013 title march. A year ago, the team used a strong start as a springboard to a methodical steamrolling through the season. The club...
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DJ Bean
April 06, 2014 - 1:19 am
The Bruins have the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, so who’s No. 8? Though the potential opponents vary in degrees of difficulty, there really isn’t a first-round scenario that should scare them as long as they don’t suffer any injuries in the next four games. In other words, the Bruins can...
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Scott McLaughlin
April 05, 2014 - 6:19 pm
It’s already being called his best game as a Bruin, and rightly so. Playing on the top line in place of a banged-up Jarome Iginla, Loui Eriksson registered a career-high four assists and a game-high seven shots on goal (which is also a season high for him) in the Bruins’ 5-2 win over the Flyers...
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Mike Petraglia
April 05, 2014 - 5:53 pm
Lyle Overbay saw it coming all along. When all the prognosticators were picking the 2013 Boston Red Sox to struggle to break even after a 69-win season the year before, it was the journeyman first baseman/outfielder who saw the potential for really big things. After all, Overbay had seen enough up...
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April 05, 2014 - 6:44 am
For years, the Red Sox have tried to feature a bullpen with multiple experienced closers in order to ensure nightly length and structure for their bullpen. And for years, they've struggled in that undertaking. It's been an inglorious few years for the back end of the Red Sox bullpen. Bobby Jenks...
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Rob Bradford
April 04, 2014 - 7:10 am
Stop for a minute. Forget about Jon Lester's contract, the Milwaukee Brewers or any fretting that goes with knowing Xander Bogaerts still will be represented by Scott Boras six years from now. Stop the discussion regarding Fenway Park improvements, or why parking costs so much. No complaining about...
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