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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.

Scott McLaughlin
February 01, 2014 - 10:50 pm
A month ago, it would have been easy to understand if Chad Johnson was lacking confidence. He hadn't played much during the first two months of the season, and when he finally got more playing time in mid-December, he struggled in back-to-back games and gave up a pair of soft wraparound goals. Then...
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DJ Bean
January 31, 2014 - 6:01 pm
Players leave teams all the time, and then they play those teams. In today's world of heavily turned-over rosters in professional sports, it's nothing new. The second week of November saw plenty of that happen, as former Bruins Tyler Seguin , Rich Peverley , Tim Thomas and Phil Kessel all came to...
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January 31, 2014 - 2:49 pm
By the time the Seahawks and Broncos take the field for Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday in North Jersey, it will have been two weeks since the Patriots’ last game of the season, so you can pardon local football fans if they’ve checked out mentally over the last 14 days. While the prospect of having to...
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DJ Bean
January 31, 2014 - 2:37 am
The Bruins hadn't played from behind in a long time, so maybe that's why they were so bad at it Thursday. There were plenty of things that stood out in their disappointing loss to the slumping Canadiens, from the breakaways and odd-man rushes allowed to the lack of quality chances against Peter...
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Mike Petraglia
January 30, 2014 - 12:53 pm
NEW YORK -- Just think of it -- Richard Sherman talking everyone up in Foxboro. It's just what the Patriots need. The perfect blend of swagger, confidence and skill in the secondary. Think of the possibilities of Sherman in the AFC East. Sherman calling Miami's Mike Wallace mediocre and overpaid...
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Kirk Minihane
January 29, 2014 - 11:57 pm
And now we're back in the tall grass with David Ortiz and his never-ending quest for respect and another contract. A return to the weeds. The debate is endless, really, and we get lost in all the stuff that doesn't matter and forget the one thing that does. We can talk and write and tweet and argue...
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January 29, 2014 - 11:54 am
And so it begins. Again. David Ortiz , in the middle of one contract, expresses his desire for another. Members of the public and media polarize, splitting over the question of whether Ortiz should be given a blank check or whether the Red Sox should dare him to test the market in a year. The Sox...
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DJ Bean
January 29, 2014 - 12:59 am
After Ryan Spooner’s three-point, six shot-on-goal performance Dec. 23 in Nashville, it appeared inevitable that Spooner would become the next young player with whom Bruins fans would become enamored. It seemed that when the day came for Spooner to be moved either out of the lineup or back to...
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January 29, 2014 - 12:55 am
This Sunday, Wes Welker has the chance to forge a unique path. The list of veterans who have been discarded by Bill Belichick and the Patriots over the years reads like a who’s who of the franchise’s elite players: Mike Vrabel , Drew Bledsoe , Lawyer Milloy, Ty Law , Willie McGinest , Asante Samuel...
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Mike Petraglia
January 28, 2014 - 10:10 pm
NEWARK -- Pete Carroll deflected the question at first. How has the past made him a better coach? That past, as it relates to his NFL head coaching career, began just up the Jersey Turnpike in 1994. That year the current Seattle head coach spent a ill-fated season guiding the Jets to a 6-10 record...
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