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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.

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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Scott McLaughlin
February 22, 2014 - 3:43 pm
Let’s not sugarcoat this. Missing the podium is a major disappointment for the United States men’s hockey team. The days of just being happy to make the medal round are long, long gone. It might sound bold to say medals should be expected every Olympics, but when you look at the increasing number...
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DJ Bean
February 22, 2014 - 1:53 pm
WILMINGTON -- Adam McQuaid has been hurt enough this season, but in a campaign that's seen plenty of time in the trainer's room, the one thing he doesn't need is the wambulance. The Bruins' third-pairing blueliner has missed a combined 27 games this season due to multiple lower-body injuries,...
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February 22, 2014 - 7:10 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- By the time December rolled around, Mike Napoli had become not merely a first baseman but an unusual sort of civic institution. His face featured the landmark of the most audacious beard on the team. Twitter became crowded with blurry (bleary?) images of the first baseman...
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DJ Bean
February 22, 2014 - 2:14 am
If the Bruins have their druthers, Chad Johnson won't see any ice time during the postseason, but he might see quite a bit of it before then. Should the Bruins rest Tuukka Rask more over the final 25 games games of the regular season, it means they're asking to see more of Johnson. If that's what...
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February 21, 2014 - 10:48 pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- Like worshippers on a religious pilgrimage, young quarterbacks continue to seek out Tom Brady in hopes of finding out the secret to success in the NFL. Brady wasn’t at the combine on Friday, but his presence was still clearly in the air. For all the talk of the next generation of...
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Mike Petraglia
February 21, 2014 - 10:27 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Of the many pleasant and stunning surprises in the 2013 season for the Red Sox , the return of John Lackey to stopper form in the Red Sox rotation was right near the top of the list. So, the key questions coming into the title defense season of 2014 are: Can he do it again, and...
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Kirk Minihane
February 21, 2014 - 6:49 am
I spent all that time on the Trade Machine for nothing. In the end, it was all noise, an empty Twitter orgy with no payoff. Chandler Parsons. Jeremy Lin . Lottery-protected picks. Kevin Love . Kyle Lowry . Gordon Hayward. Cap relief, expiring contracts. We heard and read and wanted to only believe...
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February 21, 2014 - 6:00 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was a Carp Day celebration with a simple message: They're doing it again. Only this time, they're doing it with the benefit of the doubt. Exactly one year after they acquired Mike Carp for cash in a trade with the Mariners , the Red Sox agreed (pending a physical) to a one-...
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