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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.

January 22, 2014 - 11:53 pm
Throughout the offseason, we’ll check in frequently on New England’s free agent class. Here’s the first look at the group of players who were with the Patriots in 2013 but aren’t under contract to the team going forward, as well as a thumbnail sketch about their respective situations and their...
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January 21, 2014 - 8:15 am
At times, it's seemed like Ben Cherington could be the subject of an episode of "Hoarders" for the fashion in which he's clung to his inventory of upper-levels starting pitchers. A survey of the Red Sox general manager's wealth of arms that are considered to be close to big league-ready reveals an...
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DJ Bean
January 20, 2014 - 9:29 pm
Sunday and Monday could have been an ugly stretch for the Bruins, and considering that they lost Adam McQuaid in the second period in Chicago, the Bruins should feel pretty good about coming out of a back-to-back against the last two Stanley Cup champions with three points to show for it. David...
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January 20, 2014 - 1:41 am
DENVER -- Bill Belichick didn’t want to stop talking. In the media workroom at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in the moments after Sunday’s 26-16 loss to the Broncos , the postgame press conference involving the Patriots coach had ground to an awkward halt, and Patriots PR chief Stacey James...
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Mike Petraglia
January 20, 2014 - 12:31 am
DENVER -- It hasn't happened often in their 15 epic encounters, but Peyton Manning outplayed Tom Brady , and it was the difference in the AFC championship game. Before Sunday, it had happened only once in the playoffs -- the 2006 AFC championship game, when Manning engineered a dramatic second-half...
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DJ Bean
January 19, 2014 - 5:06 pm
CHICAGO -- In the middle of December, Brad Marchand couldn't buy a goal as a slump dating back to last year's Cup finals continued. The only way he would get into the highlights was for acting like a punk against the Canucks and ticking off the Flames with a bad hit. In the 14 games since, the...
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DJ Bean
January 18, 2014 - 6:12 pm
CHICAGO – The Bruins were hurt by their loss to the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals and still are. One can’t help but wonder what things would have been like if they weren’t so hurt at the time. If only Zdeno Chara ’s hip weren’t so messed up. If only they had Gregory Campbell . If only Nathan...
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DJ Bean
January 17, 2014 - 3:39 pm
CHICAGO – Ryan Spooner is waiting, but then again he’s patient. That’s a useful asset as the skilled center looks for both his first goal and a future in the Bruins’ lineup. Spooner has been the Bruins’ third-line center since Dec. 8, but with Chris Kelly getting closer to a return, there’s no...
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DJ Bean
January 17, 2014 - 2:23 am
DALLAS – Tyler Seguin has been compared to other scorers since he got into the NHL : first Taylor Hall , then Phil Kessel . He’d rather not add Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith to the list. “I don't think you can label it on one season or one game. It's generally over time,” Seguin said Thursday. “I...
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January 17, 2014 - 12:38 am
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady healed up pretty quickly from whatever bug was bothering him over the last week or so -- after being listed on Wednesday’s injury report with “right shoulder/illness,” his name disappeared from Thursday’s report completely. Maybe he realized he was facing a Jack Del Rio defense...
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