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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.

DJ Bean
February 28, 2014 - 9:53 pm
WILMINGTON – Chris Kelly knows that Peter Chiarelli has a knack for diagnosing what player his team needs and then going out and getting him. He probably knows that as well as anyone, as Kelly was a trade deadline acquisition back in 2011. “I might be a little biased,” Kelly admitted as he sang the...
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February 27, 2014 - 5:49 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- While the shape of the Red Sox roster seems largely settled, there are some players with quite a bit at stake with spring training games ready to get underway. For veterans who are certain of everyday jobs and rotation regulars, games represent an exercise in nothing more than...
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February 27, 2014 - 2:50 am
You can feel the disdain for Rajon Rondo from a media horde awaiting the Celtics captain’s emergence from behind a closed door in the corner of the locker room, where a clock just passed an hour since the final buzzer on a win over the Hawks. It’s a nightly ritual passed down from Kevin Garnett ,...
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DJ Bean
February 27, 2014 - 12:25 am
One day, the Bruins will be able to look back on Wednesday’s overtime loss to the Sabres and laugh. In the meantime, they should probably work on that not happening again. Though the two-week Olympic break should undoubtedly benefit them in the long run, the Bruins looked every bit the part of a...
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DJ Bean
February 25, 2014 - 8:54 pm
As the Bruins return from the Olympic break, they find themselves in the stretch run of the NHL season with the trade deadline just days away and 25 games remaining on the schedule. Maybe they add something between now and the rest of the season, and they can only hope that they don’t suffer any...
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Mike Petraglia
February 25, 2014 - 3:30 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Don't worry about Jackie Bradley Jr. On the verge of his first spring training as the starting center fielder on the defending World Series champions, the 23-year-old outfielder carries himself as a calm, cool and collected player ready to fill the shoes of a highly successful...
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February 25, 2014 - 6:45 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Forget for a second what you think you know about Felix Doubront and focus instead on what is fact. Here's the profile: -- He's had health problems that have limited him on the mound to about 160 innings in each of the last two years. -- Despite some strong runs, he's produced...
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DJ Bean
February 24, 2014 - 8:27 pm
The coming months will tell us whether the NHL's days of sending players to the Olympics are over for the time being. If the owners get their way and cut off the NHL /Olympic connection, it will be just another bad move from a group that’s had no trouble making bad decisions for its league over the...
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February 24, 2014 - 6:57 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Dalier Hinojosa welcomes the request. "Good -- finally. My first interview," he says with a laugh in Spanish. "The first of many." His is a story worth telling. --- Here are the basic elements that convinced the Red Sox to sign Hinojosa to a $4 million minor league contract last...
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February 23, 2014 - 7:26 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- You might have heard: David Ortiz wants to tack a season onto his current two-year, $30 million deal that is set to expire after the 2014 season, and the Red Sox hope to extend the one player who was present for each of the team's three title runs since 2004. The fact that Ortiz...
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