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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.

Mike Petraglia
February 10, 2014 - 1:46 pm
Enough with the games. Danny Ainge, the man charged with presiding over the most successful franchise in Boston sports, will be busy listening to offers for valuable pieces on his roster over the next week, leading up to the NBA trade deadline of Feb. 20. Since coming back to Boston in 2003, Ainge...
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February 09, 2014 - 11:59 pm
So, what really changed Sunday night? Prior to Sunday, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam was thought of as a relatively highly regarded prospect. The reigning SEC Defensive Player of the Year, the 6-foot-2, 255-pounder finished the 2013 season with 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss, and he...
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Rob Bradford
February 09, 2014 - 10:57 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- And so it begins for Grady Sizemore . He walked into JetBlue Park at approximately 9:30 a.m. Sunday, looking for direction. Where was his new clubhouse? Who should he see to get set up? Where was the Red Sox ' medical staff? Four hours later, Sizemore walked out of the complex...
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Scott McLaughlin
February 09, 2014 - 2:08 pm
The men's Olympic hockey tournament gets started on Wednesday, with Team USA opening group play on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. ET against Zdeno Chara and Slovakia. The Americans will then face host Russia on Saturday morning before closing out group play against Slovenia on Sunday. The winner of each of...
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DJ Bean
February 08, 2014 - 7:41 pm
With 57 games in the books and the Olympic break upon them, the Bruins should feel pretty good with where they stand – in the Eastern Conference, at least. As currently constituted, the Bruins (37-16-4; leading the Atlantic Divison and second in the Eastern Conference) are good enough to make...
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DJ Bean
February 07, 2014 - 1:48 am
Encouraging losses are usually associated with bad teams. If a squad with no hopes of the postseason can hang around with an annual Cup contender, maybe it softens the blow and builds some confidence. The Bruins are not a bad team, but without Zdeno Chara , they certainly aren’t the best team in...
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February 05, 2014 - 8:27 am
With fewer than 10 days until pitchers and catchers report, Stephen Drew remains a man without a country. While he remains a possibility to return to the Red Sox so long as he remains on the market, it's worth noting that, even with his slow-developing market that could suppress his eventual...
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DJ Bean
February 05, 2014 - 1:05 am
The Bruins have asked for a lot out of their system’s young defensemen and have gotten a lot this season. For the next two games, they’ll be asked to do something especially tough: look like the Bruins without Zdeno Chara . With Chara missing the final two games before the Olympic break to carry...
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DJ Bean
February 03, 2014 - 4:03 pm
WILMINGTON -- When Brad Marchand taunted a Canucks team that was routing the Bruins in December with Stanley Cup-themed gestures, one of the many issues that people took was the fact that Marchand hadn't moved on. The Bruins beat the Canucks three seasons ago and were still flaunting it. Without...
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February 03, 2014 - 12:16 am
Jimmy Johnson. Barry Switzer. Pete Carroll ? With apologies to Sesame Street, one of these things is not like the other. On Sunday, Carroll became just the third coach in football history to win a national championship in college and a Super Bowl , joining Johnson and Switzer. He’s also the first...
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