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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.

Wide receiver N'Keal Harry
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Ryan Hannable
May 10, 2019 - 9:20 am
FOXBORO — Patriots first-round pick N’Keal Harry had only been in New England a few short hours after taking a red-eye late Wednesday night, but in a short period of time he was able to make the organization and fan base feel good about their selection. The Arizona State wide out was introduced to...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 10, 2019 - 1:55 am
When Brad Marchand crosses, or even just comes close to the line with physical play or some tongue-wagging antics, pundits in two countries (and maybe more) clutch their pearls and call for suspensions, prison time and possibly sending him in a rocket to Mars. So if overreaction is the name of the...
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Alex Reimer
May 09, 2019 - 12:53 pm
Those who played basketball at the highest level blame Kyrie Irving for the Celtics’ pathetic season and think the team would be better off without him. We should listen to their wisdom. Throughout the entire season, and especially over the last week, multiple ex-NBA greats have ripped Irving for...
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Kyrie Irving
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Jim Hackett
May 09, 2019 - 7:47 am
Twelve championship titles since 2001, and you can add another five from our championship college hockey friends at BC and BU within that same period of time. Not to mention 17 conference or league championships at the professional level to boot. Yes, over the last two decades we have truly learned...
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Brad Marchand Boston Bruins
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Alex Reimer
May 08, 2019 - 1:34 pm
Electing to work in sports journalism is akin to spending life at the losers’ table. You dedicate your days to writing and talking about much more athletic –– and generally speaking –– attractive individuals who probably can’t even recall your first name. All they know is you usually stand next to...
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New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy
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Ryan Hannable
May 08, 2019 - 8:47 am
Over the years, Bill Belichick has been a master of landing players via exceptional deals for the team, whether in the draft or trade. Of course, Tom Brady at pick No. 199 is the best, but there are some others that have been outstanding as well. A good chunk of them have came in the middle of the...
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Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 07, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The Bruins are in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2013, but their success this postseason is a step forward in general manager Don Sweeney’s revitalization plan. The Bruins have now gone at least one round further than the previous season over the past three. Sweeney didn’t...
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Alex Reimer
May 07, 2019 - 12:30 pm
The Celtics have not responded to adversity all season long, so there is no reason to expect them to start now. The only appropriate end for this lethargic group of All-Stars that's slogged its way through a maddening season is an early playoff exit, which they are on the brink of achieving. The 60...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
May 07, 2019 - 12:26 am
“Probably, in this city especially, yeah. You’ve got certain positions on certain teams I guess, people judge you by whether you win or not. I haven’t won yet, but maybe this is the year.” -- Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to WEEI.com in early October Sports radio criticism of Tuukka Rask is almost...
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Alex Reimer
May 06, 2019 - 11:53 am
Hurricane Maria was one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history, killing nearly 3,000 Puerto Ricans and ravaging the poverty-stricken island. In response, President Donald Trump has insulted the territory’s political leaders , continually rebuffed relief efforts , lied about how much aid...
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