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Tuukka continues to be a brick wall for B's
The Bruins have been on fire lately, but they needed to lean on their goaltender Tuesday night. He got the job done.
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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: How much better are the Eagles than the Jaguars? What are the biggest threats to Patriots?
Jerod Mayo joins Phil Perry and Tom E. Curran to discuss the Patriots-Eagles Superbowl matchup.
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Hayward to start traveling with C's this spring
According to Celtics coach Brad Stevens, Gordon Hayward will start traveling with the Celtics in just a few months.
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Celtics are currently missing out on Lakers' pick
The Lakers have been bad, but not nearly bad enough for the Celtics to get their pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.
Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier.
Wobbly bench could use repair
The slumping Celtics may still have the best record in the East, but the shooting numbers from their bench signal problems ahead. Time for a deal, Danny?
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The Boston Bruins show off the Stanley Cup at a New England Patriots game in 2011.
Plenty of Pats fans in Black and Gold
Bruins young and old, and their coach Bruce Cassidy, are just like the rest of New England fans. They're in awe of the Patriots' success and aspire to reach that level.
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Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics drives to the hoop against the Los Angeles Lakers' Julius Randle.
A fast-break toward ending slide
The Celtics' ability to score in transition has been slowed in their three-game losing streak. They'll look to rectify that at the start of their West Coast trip against the Lakers.   
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Red, white or blue uniforms for Super Bowl 52?
The Patriots have had the most success wearing white uniforms in the Super Bowl, but is it the right choice this time?
'This is what I came here for'
Stephon Gilmore came here from Buffalo for a chance to go to the Super Bowl. He helped the Pats punch their ticket with one of his best plays of the year.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Eagles talking trash already about Patriots and Tom Brady
The Boston Sports Tonight crew discusses the Patriots' victory over the Jaguars, Tom Brady's scoreless Super Bowl first quarters, and Lane Johnson's trash talking.
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Marc Savard officially retires from NHL seven years after last game
Former Bruins stud Marc Savard retired on Monday after concussions had tragically cut his career short.
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EX PATS PODCAST: Recapping Patriots win in AFC title game over Jags
Mike Giardi and Dan Koppen get together to recap a great Patriots comeback victory against the Jaguars
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Celts youth working through growing pains
The Boston Celtics are a young team working through many issues, mostly caused by their lack of experience and depth.
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Cooks shines on his biggest stage yet
People have been wanting more from Brandin Cooks. On Sunday he delivered, making several key plays that paved the way to yet another trip to Super Bowl for the Pats.
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C's relying too much on Kyrie?
Here are A. Sherrod Blakely's takeaways from Boston’s 103-95 loss to the Orlando Magic.
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'We're playing the style of game that we want'
The extended run of dominance simply continues for the Boston Bruins with points in 16 straight games.
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Dose of West Coast could be what C's need
The Celtics have struggled lately, but they've also had success against the Western Conference this year. So maybe this West Coast trip is just what the doctor ordered.
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A fond Gillette farewell for Patricia
Matt Patricia was on his back, laying in confetti, his son sitting alongside, soaking up the last few moments of what was probably his last home game at Gillette Stadium.
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Boomer on refs: 'That's why you have home-field advantage'
Boomer Esiason joins Toucher & Rich and explains his "It's Gillette Stadium, so the flags have to come out" comment from the Patriots-Jaguars game.
11 slides of this one picture of the Stephon Gilmore play
Before we look ahead to the Eagles, let's look at this picture for a little while.
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Krug is in his groove
After going scoreless in the first five games in the month of January, Torey Krug has jumped back into his offensive groove.
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Brady thought injury 'was a lot worse'
Tom Brady's hand injury ended up being a non-factor in the outcome of Sunday's AFC title game. But the Patriots quarterback wasn't always so sure that would be the case.
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'Season can't end on a practice handoff'
There was a point in time during the week that Tom Brady wasn't sure he'd be able to play in the AFC title game.
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Amendola the definition of a good football player for Belichick, Patriots
Danny Amendola has turned himself into one of Tom Brady's most trusted receiver options. 
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In the end, they always get you
The Patriots' come-from-behind win over the Jaguars is another example of the grit, preparation and resourcefulness that New England loves and the rest of the country despises.
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Foles shocks Vikings to set stage for Patriots and Eagles in Super Bowl LII
Nick Foles reached deep down inside, way down, like, into the small intestine, to pull out a performance that had him looking like Foles of 2013.
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Not as planned, but as expected
It didn't go as anyone thought, but it ended as expected: With the Patriots winning the AFC Championship by defeating the Jaguars. Here's a look at what Tom E. Curran got right . . . and wrong.
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Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward.
Hayward back on the court, draining threes
In a short instagram post Sunday Night, Gordon Hayward posted a video of himself back in the gym.
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Belichick on Brady's hand: 'We're not talking about open-heart surgery here'
The Patriots got two fourth-quarter touchdown drives from Tom Brady, proving that his hand wasn't all that big a factor in how the game played out. 
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Mannix: Celtics are 'scouring the league' for scoring help
Chris Mannix on Sports Sunday says that the Celtics are looking around the league for more scorers.
Jags safety says Gronk hit was unavoidable
Barry Church, who knocked Rob Gronkowski out of the game with a helmet-to-helmet hit, says he had no way to avoid the collision.
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AFC Championship Game: The Patriots' celebration
A look at the New England Patriots' celebration of their record 10th AFC championship . . . and their record 10th trip to the Super Bowl.
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Brady and Amendola connection stronger than ever
Tom Brady and Danny Amendola meet in the middle of the field after the two helped lead the Patriots to a 24-20 victory over the Jaguars.
Winners, and still champions
The Patriots pull off yet another postseason rally, coming back from 10 points down in the fourth quarter for a 24-20 victory over the Jaguars and a trip to Super Bowl 52.
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Coming back and moving on
Here's a look at the best, and the worst, of the AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Jaguars.
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Five quick thoughts: Patriots vs. Jaguars
Here are five quick-hitting thoughts on what transpired between the Patriots and Jaguars during Sunday's AFC title game . . . 
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Weathering the storm
While it’s too soon to hit the panic button on the Boston Celtics’ season, Sunday’s 103-95 loss to Orlando is disturbing on multiple fronts. 
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C's drop third straight game
Here are A. Sherrod Blakely's stars, Studs and Duds from Boston’s 103-95 loss to the Orlando Magic which snapped the Celtics’ 13-game home winning streak against Orlando. 
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AFC Championship Game: Pregame sights at Gillette Stadium
A look at the sights in and around Gillette Stadium as the fans await the start of the AFC Championship Game.
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Morris looking forward to NFL conference championships games
Marcus Morris isn’t all that different than most football fans in New England as far as being excited about the games today that will decide who moves on to the Super Bowl. 
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Countdown to kickoff
All the information you need -- and some notes that may surprise you -- as you get ready for today's AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Jaguars.
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C's look to get back on track at home
Here are A. Sherrod Blakely's under-the-radar story lines heading into today’s game between the Boston Celtics and the Orlando Magic.
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B's put finishing touches on reeling Habs
The Bruins complete a three-games-in-eight-days sweep of Montreal, leaving the Canadiens 13 points out of a playoff spot and allowing them to focus on bigger and better things.
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Pastrnak takes over Bell Centre
The Bruins and Canadiens rivalry is long and storied, but a young 21-year-old was the story of the game on Saturday night. 
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Thornburg hopes for smooth sailing after turbulent year
Tyler Thornburg’ is optimistic he can have a regular spring training after undergoing surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome in June.
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AFC Championship Game Under-The-Radar-Storylines.
Who'll step into the spotlight?
It happens every year in big games - a not-necessarily-a-star emerges to play a key role. Here are five who could fill the role for the Patriots.
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A stronger encore for Sale?
Chris Sale has an explanation for his sub-par September and postseason: He was too amped up for his first year in Boston and wore down after coming out of the gate so strongly.
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Brady calls on Denzel for help with this hype video
Tom Brady's thumb is apparently feeling good enough for yet another pregame social media post.  
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Joe Haggerty's Midseason Bruins Report Card 2018
A strong marking period
The Bruins have reached the halfway point of the regular season and have been playing their best hockey for some time. Professor Haggerty's grades reflect that.
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'I can’t wait to show everybody that I’m back'
With injuries behind him, Blake Swihart heads to spring training prepared to make it a tough decision for the Red Sox. He's out of minor-league options so do they keep him or trade him?   
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Under pressure
Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski may not be looking closely at the Yankees' and Astros' rosters, but chairman Tom Werner appears to have peeked.
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What should Sox rename Yawkey Way?
Yawkey Way will not become David Ortiz Way, for those who may have been holding out hope for the street to be renamed after him, or any other recent star.
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Ortiz speaks out on slow offseason
David Ortiz has been a busy man in retirement, but he’s noticed the crawl of free agency.
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Cavs look to make big splash before deadline
Marc Stein of the New York Times reports that the Cavs are interested in pursuing a pair of separate deals involving the Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan and Sacramento’s George Hill. 
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C's weaknesses exposed
The two most recent Celtics losses exposed what are arguably some of the biggest weaknesses and concerns for a squad that boasts the best record in the Eastern Conference.
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady.
Could bum thumb end run?
Tom Brady's injury is real, and so is the Jaguars defense. They could each be factors that stand in the way of an eighth Super Bowl trip for the Belichick-Brady Pats.
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You can keep your hands to yourself
Mike Giardi tells a reader who graciously offered to donate his right hand to Tom Brady that it won't be necessary. It's the most colorful of an interesting line of questions in this week's #FridayBag.
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Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.
Staying the same just isn't good enough
We’re not exactly in Dan Duquette more-days-in-first-place territory, but Dave Dombrowski is trying to sell something that I’d be surprised to hear anyone is really buying.
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CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Conversation with Celtics fan and New York Times culture writer Sopan Deb
Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely talk with culture writer for the New York Times, comic, and big-time Celtics fan Sopan Deb. Plus, Brian Scalabrine sits down with Brad Stevens.
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The Boston Bruins celebrate a goal against the New York Islanders.
B's, as in one of the NHL's best
It's time to call the Bruins what they are after the two-month run they're on. This is one of the best teams in the NHL.  
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Looking for a second shot
The Celtics' weak offensive performance without Kyrie Irving shows their lack of a dependable No. 2 scorer . . . and their need for one.
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POLL: Where does Patrice Bergeron rank among all-time Bruins?
After netting his 2nd hat trick in the last couple of weeks, it had us thinking...where does Patrice Bergeron rank as far as all-time Bruins go?
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Celtics can't get it done without Kyrie
The BST crew discusses the Celtics' loss to the 76ers without Kyrie, Tom Brady missing practice on Thursday, and much more.
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Tip your hat to Bergeron
Patrice Bergeron, who's scored 11 goals in his last 11 games, notches his second hat trick in six games as he leads the Bruins to yet another victory.
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C's offense sputters in loss to Sixers
Marcus Smart says the Celtics 'became robots' offensively and adds, 'We just acted like we didn’t know what we were doing out there' in a 89-80 loss to the 76ers.
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Celtics honor Jo Jo White's legacy
The Celtics honor the life of Hall of Fame guard Jo Jo White, who died Tuesday. Tommy Heinsohn, who was White's coach from 1969-77, gives his reflections as well.
Return to health may mean a return to form
 Jackie Bradley Jr.'s offensive tumble in 2017 may have been due to injuries he never talked about. Now that he's healthy again, the Red Sox are hoping for a bounceback season.
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McCourty playfully ducks Brady questions
The Patriots probably made a wise choice in selecting a player to replace Tom Brady at the podium on Thursday. 
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McQuaid makes immediate impact
Adam McQuaid had to wait months to get healthy and weeks to finally push back into the lineup once he was over his broken leg. But that was all in the rear-view mirror when he made his return.
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New England Patriots backup QB Brian Hoyer at practice.
Next man up?
'If I don’t play, that’s good for our team' is the most honest assessment backup Patriots QB Brian Hoyer provides as he's thrust into the spotlight with Tom Brady's injury.
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'I want to strengthen our club this year'
Dave Dombrowski says the Red Sox haven't avoided a major signing in hopes of making a bigger splash for Bryce Harper or Manny Machado in 2019.
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The Boston Bruins celebrate a goal against the Montreal Canadiens.
How do you like me now, Claude?
Players former Bruins coach Claude Julien was critical of in his time in Boston stepped up and made sure the coach's return to the Garden with the Canadiens didn't go so well.
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Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone.
'I'm sure he could probably throw left-handed'
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone doesn't sound like he thinks Tom Brady's hand injury is going to be a problem for the Patriots QB. Neither do Brady's teammates. 
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For Celtics, comebacks = confidence
The Celtics have erased come back to win from nine double-digit deficits this year. They may not want to fall behind like that, but they've learned not to panic when they do.
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Gipson injury intensifies Gronk challenge
Rob Gronkowski is maybe the most difficult matchup in the NFL. How will the Jaguars try to check him? 
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A round of struggles
If the Jaguars are to pull off the upset, they need Tom Brady to . . . not be Tom Brady. And he's been less like Tom Brady in conference championship games than any other playoff round.
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Julien thankful for Bruins video tribute
Claude Julien appreciates the honor paid to him by the Bruins, and now he's ready to move on.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Brady injures right hand during practice
The BST crew discusses Tom Brady's hand injury, the ongoing video tribute saga between Isaiah Thomas and Paul Pierce, and much more.
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Spooner's strong play continues
The Bruins are in complete control against the Canadiens on Wednesday night as the Habs 'laid an egg' in Claude Julien's return to Boston.
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The video tribute drama continues. . .
Just when all the video tribute controversy between Isaiah Thomas and Paul Pierce seemed to be dying down, Jalen Rose heats it right back up.
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Bruins fans give Claude Julien standing ovation in return
In his return to Boston, former Bruins head coach Claude Julien gets a standing ovation for the crowd at the TD Garden.
Bortles quieting the critics
Blake Bortles doesn't care about what's said about him outside his locker room, and those in the locker room believe in their quarterback.
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Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?
Al Horford comments on what has been a bizarre week of fighting in the NBA.
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Mayo: Here's what Pats have to do against the Jaguars
From this week's episode of Quick Slants The Podcast, Jerod Mayo hits the whiteboard to go over some key X's and O's for the AFC Championship
Marrone says camp practices highlighted gap between Pats, Jaguars
The Patriots and Jaguars met at Gillette Stadium for a series of training camp practices last summer. Doug Marrone said they were beneficial in how they showed the Jags just how far off they were.
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Paul PIerce of the Los Angeles Clippers, in his final game at TD Garden, battles for a loose ball with the Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas.
Pierce: Isaiah 'punked' Ainge on video
Paul Pierce tells ESPN that after a meeting with Danny Ainge, they put a stop to plans to include a video to Isaiah Thomas on Feb. 11, the day Pierce's Celtics' No. 34 is retired.
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Getting ready for Sunday
GALLERY: A look at the Patriots as they begin preparation for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jaguars.
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Claude Julien returns -- where he ranks in Bruins history
Claude Julien makes his return to Boston to face his former club for the first time since being fired in February. Here's where Julien ranks in Boston's coaching history.
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Too much rest for the weary?
The Celtics welcomed the recent time off after a brutal first half of the schedule, but they look rusty rather than refreshed in Tuesday's loss to the Pelicans.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Pelicans snap Celtics 7-game win streak
The Boston Sports Tonight crew discusses the Celtics' overtime loss, Josh McDaniels apparently heading to the Colts, and the passing of Jo Jo White.
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Rondo on playing in Boston: It brings back memories
After the Pelicans' win over the Celtics, Rajon Rondo talks about how it feels to play in Boston once again.
A starry night for Davis against Celtics
Anthony Davis continues to show the basketball world why he's so highly regarded, scoring 45 as the Pelicans take down the Celtics.
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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: Mayo on how Pats should attack Jaguars defense
Jerod Mayo breaks down the upcoming Patriots-Jaguars matchup in the AFC Championship game.
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Some Bruins suffering from Claude fatigue
Seem like the Bruins are starting to get a little tired of tossing verbal bouquets at the guy who's now behind the Habs bench.
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IT: Don't play my video on Paul Pierce's day
Isaiah Thomas now says that, out of respect for Paul Pierce's jersey retirement ceremony, he doesn't want his tribute video played on Feb. 11.
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New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (left) and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.
'The culture is built'
Both Patriots coordinators, Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels, appear headed out the door. But the players say the system is bigger than any individual.
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Jags have Ramsey's back
Jalen Ramsey put a target on the Jaguars with his bold prediction of a Super Bowl victory, but he has the support of his teammates.
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The Case Against Anthony Davis to the Boston Celtics, by Max Lederman
Davis won't save us
OK, so the Celtics should absolutely try to get Anthony Davis. There are, however, more than a few arguments to be made against the trade for the Pelicans' superstar.  
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How would you look in green?
The Pelicans' Anthony Davis won't take the bait when asked about the Celtics' long-rumored interest in him.
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Will Jaguars defense give Pats trouble?
Mike Giardi and Dan Koppen discuss the Patriots advancing to their seventh consecutive AFC Championship Game, and whether or not Jacksonville's defense can give the Pats problems.
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Brady in a stew over tomato-can talk
The Patriots quarterback calls the Jaguars 'the best team we've faced all season' and warns the Pats won't get to the Super Bowl without 'our best' effort on Sunday.
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Trade imbalance bites Bruins again
The Tyler Seguin trade is old news, but on Monday he gives the Bruins yet another example of what they gave away.
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James White: Extra time helped me play my best
James White says that his time off to get better helped him play to the best of his abilities.
Seguin, slow start come back to bite B's in OT
A sluggish start cost the Bruins, who couldn't hold off the Stars in overtime after storming back from a 2-0 deficit.
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Star power
Kyrie Irving? Yes. Steph Curry? No. A. Sherrod Blakely had an All-Star vote this year, and he reveals what they were . . . and explains why he made them.
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Wise, Butler able to avoid rookie wall
When Deatrich Wise and Adam Butler celebrated a sack back in Week 16, their celebration gave away their age.
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Blake Bortles has been the league's punchline, until now
On Toucher & Rich, Albert Breer discusses how Blake Bortles has gone from a joke to a playoff performer.
International NBA draft prospect Luka Doncic of Slovenia.
If C's go the international route . . .
With a possible high first-rounder coming from the Lakers and their own pick late in the first, the Celtics could consider again looking internationally. Here's a few players to watch.
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Larry Nance Jr. continue to struggle.
Scouting the potential gift from Lakers
With Lakers losses continuing to mount, the chances of the Celtics landing pick No. 2 through 5 in the draft increase. A look at some potential draftees.
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Patiently waiting
Sitting out hasn’t been easy for Adam McQuaid, and likewise it’s been difficult for Bruce Cassidy to keep a trusted, tough defensive warrior on the sidelines.
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Pats don't need to apologize for anything
If the Patriots win the Super Bowl, it will be completely forgotten in just a few years that the last four quarterbacks standing in the 2017 playoffs were Tom Brady, Case Keenum, Nick Foles and Blake Bortles
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No Steelers round 2: Jags will face Pats
Round 2 of Patriots-Steelers will have to wait for the 2018 regular season after Jacksonville shocks Pittsburgh in the Divisional Round.
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Pats spied a plan for success vs. Mariota
The Patriots' plan of having a 'spy' on Marcus Mariota -- a defender dedicated to chasing him all over the field -- results in franchise-record eight playoff sacks.
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Cassidy shows why he's the one
The win against the Canadiens exemplified exactly why Brace Cassidy is now coaching the Bruins, and it just so happened to be in his first game against former boss Claude Julien.
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Even better than expected
Like everyone, Tom thought the Patriots would beat the Titans . . . but did it play out the way he forecast? Take a look at what he predicted, and how it came out.
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Ignoring the noise . . . and making some
The Patriots make a loud announcement that whatever's happening behind the scenes isn't harming the on-field product.
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From reliable to 'incredible'
Patriots players sing the praises of Danny Amendola for his performance in the Pats' divisional-round win over Tennessee.
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Brady on 7th straight AFC title game: It’s pretty incredible
Tom Brady talks after the win over the Titans about going to his 7th consecutive AFC championship game.
A scary moment in Montreal
It was a scary, sobering moment in Saturday night’s Bruins/Canadiens game when Habs winger Phillip Danault was hit in the head with a heavy, hard Chara slapper.
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Breer: Brady greatest of all time, now running up the score
Albert Breer talks about how Tom Brady is already the greatest quarterback of all time and now he is just running up the score.
Tennessee waltz
Phil Perry's quick thoughts about the Patriots' 35-14 romp over the Titans, which moves them into their seventh consecutive AFC Championship Game.
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Best and Worst: Patriots 35, Titans 14
Tom E. Curran chronicles the best, and worst, moments from the Patriots' victory over the Titans to advance to the AFC title game.
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Bruins extend point streak vs Canadiens
It took a shootout, but the Bruins defeated the Canadiens in what was a hard-fought battle on Saturday night.
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Does Allen want his number retired?
Ray Allen talks about the Celtics possibly retiring his No. 20, now worn by Gordon Hayward.  
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Allen on Pierce: 'Sad he didn't stay'
On the Celtics Talk Podcast, Ray Allen reflects on the career of his former Celtics teammate Paul Pierce.  
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Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum with his son, Jayson Jr.
Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum is a new father
Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum, 19, introduces his son to the world via an Instagram post.  
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Reports: McDaniels, Vrabel finalists for Colts job, Flores to Cards?
Bill Belichick could be losing his two coordinators and a linebackers coach as his Patriots assistants continue to be at the top of NFL head coaching candidate lists.
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Behind the B's surge: Offensive explosion
The Bruins have gone from having average offensive firepower, to absolute fireworks, in just one season's time.
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CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Ray Allen discusses surging C's, his past in Boston
Ray Allen joins the Celtics Talk Podcast and discusses various topics surrounding this year's surging Celtics, also looks back on his own time in Boston.
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The Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum looks to pass against the Philadelphia 76ers in London.
London's impact on All-Star hopes
As much as players for both Boston and Philadelphia wanted to win their Thursday afternoon matchup, there was more at stake for players with all-star weekend aspirations.
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Would Allen be in for a 2008 Celtics champs reunion?
Ray Allen discusses the 2008 championship, leaving Boston for Miami, and if he would go to a reunion for the 2008 team.
The Los Angeles Lakers bench.
The cure for tanking - relegation?
The Celtics trip to England got us thinking, wouldn’t the NBA adopting European soccer’s system of sending bottom-feeders to a lower league put a stop to tanking?
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How does McAvoy avoid 'rookie wall'?
Charlie McAvoy has already played more games with the Bruins than he did in a college season but he’s not concerned about fatigue in the second half. 
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Could the Titans pull off the upset against the Patriots?
Phil Perry joins Toucher and Rich to break down what the Titans would need to do to pull off the victory as underdogs against the Patriots.
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Healthy Pats have some choices to make
Who won't make the active list Saturday? Will the Patriots double Delanie Walker? Will Chris Hogan's return boost the offense? The crew answers your Pats questions on the eve of Saturday's playoff game.
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Remember the Titans could win...Really?
As we continue to focus on the Patriots' drama, are we underestimating the Titans? 
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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: Gotham Chopra on Brady’s motivation for documentary
Filmmaker Gotham Chopra sits down with Tom E. Curran to discuss working with Tom Brady on “Tom vs Time" documentary.  
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Celtics victorious across the pond
The Boston Sports Tonight crew talks about the C's victory over the Sixers, the confidence level for the Patriots in the divisional round, and much more.
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A healthy Morris makes all the difference
For weeks, Brad Stevens has talked about how important a healthy Marcus Morris will be to the Celtics. On Thursday in London, the C's got a glimpse of what Stevens is talking about.
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Brown comes up big in London
Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from Boston’s 114-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers which improved Boston’s winning streak to seven straight along with improving their East-leading record to 34-10.
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Brady: Consistency makes Belichick 'so great'
While last week ended with a report about how Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft were at odds, this week ended with Brady calling Belichick "great."
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Celtics third-quarter run overwhelms Sixers
The Celtics trailed by as much as 22 in the first half, but outscoring Philly 37-22 in the third quarter helped turn that around on the way to a 114-103 victory in London.
Boston Bruins goalies Tuukka Rask (left) and Anton Khudobin.
Goalie tandem fuels run
Tuukka Rask struggled out of the gate, but with a push from backup Anton Khudobin, the Bruins season turned around when their No. 1 netminder righted himself. Will it last?
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Tennessee view: Facing 'cheaters' at 'Death Star'
Tennessean columnist Joe Rexrode acknowledges the Patriots greatness but, in a familiar refrain, also calls them out as cheaters.
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Resting comfortably
A well-rested Celtics team has proven to be dangerous, and their trip to London has given them some downtime.
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Video essay: Rozier's opportunity knocks
Terry Rozier has solidified himself as a key part of the bench, and a big reason why the Celtics are one of the best teams in the NBA.
Ainge: Hayward out of the brace; what does it mean?
Danny Ainge talks with Toucher & Rich about the photo he Tweeted the other day of Gordon Hayward walking around without a brace, and how he is progressing in his recovery.
Both Celtics and 76ers 'trust the progress'
The Celtics and 76ers are two young, promising teams at different stages of development. Now an international audience gets to see how far they've come.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Matt Patricia the favorite for Giants head coaching job
The Boston Sports Tonight crew discusses Matt Patricia's future, the Bruins, and a skewed perception of Tom Brady.
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Why more interest in Matt Patricia than Josh McDaniels?
Mike Giardi joins Arbella Early Edition to discuss why there seems to be more interest in Matt Patricia now than Josh McDaniels.
Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (left) and Jaylen Brown.
Not finished with one-and-dones
The success stories of Celtics' Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and the Sixers' Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid has the NBA now embracing the "one-and-done" concept. 
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Casey could be handful for Patriots
It's a tale as old as time: Pressure Tom Brady up the middle and you'll have a chance.
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New England Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore (left), RB Rex Burkhead (center) and DL Lawrence Guy
Offseason spree pays postseason dividends
The Patriots' willingness to shell out for immediate help at expensive positions has been rewarded with another playoff berth, as it has for others willing to spend with the NFL's ever-growing salary cap.   
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Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson.
Pats draft success? Thank the Titans GM
Titans GM Jon Robinson was Bill Belichick's director of college scouting with the Patriots, where his recommendations led to a lot of keys to the Super Bowl run - including a certain tight end.  
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Boston Bruins defensemen Charlie McAvoy (left), Matt Grzelcyk (center) and Brandon Carlo.
D goes from weakness to strength
A couple of years ago the Bruins defensemen situation was the biggest thing holding them back, but shrewd drafting and development have quickly turned the back end into a key asset. 
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'It's going to bond us together'
Rob Gronkowski sticks with the Patriots "ignore the noise" mantra and says he's excited to be back in the playoffs after missing them last season with an injury.
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From classics to clunkers
The Snow Bowl. Beating Peyton Manning (again). The Benjamin Watson tackle. The "sorriest corner in the league." The divisional round once brought classics. These days? Meh.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: How does ESPN report damage Brady's character?
Tom Curran, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith discuss Tom Brady’s pushback on the ESPN report and if it will have any impact on him.
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Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics on what he told the British daily The Guardian.
Jaylen Brown speaking out
In an interview with the British daily The Guardian ahead of the Celtics game in London, Jaylen Brown goes beyond basketball to talk about racism and calls out President Trump as 'unfit to lead.'  
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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: Mayo on Pats ignoring the noise
Take it from someone who's been there: Jerod Mayo tells Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry that the Patriots are ignoring the noise and are focused on their playoff game with the Titans.
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Jerod Mayo says he could see Belichick coaching elsewhere
Jerod Mayo explains why he thinks Bill Belichick could leave the Pats to coach with another organization, and Tom E. Curran responds that he can't see it happening.
Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard.
Turning Brady into Bortles?
Titans All-Pro safety Kevin Byard says he's not intimidated by facing Tom Brady and that he wants to make him look like Blake Bortles on Saturday by intercepting the Patriots QB. 
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Tennessee Titans CB Logan Ryan, formerly of the New England Patriots.
Will ex-Pats CB Ryan reveal any secrets?
Logan Ryan returns to Foxboro to face his old team with plenty of inside knowledge of the Patriots secondary. Will it do any good?  
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Bracing for a return from Hayward?
A tweet from Danny Ainge includes a photo of Gordon Hayward without a brace on the ankle he injured five minutes into the NBA season. More progress toward returning this season?  
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Brad Stevens responds to Lavar Ball's criticism of Walton
Brad Stevens responds to Lavar Ball's criticism of Luke Walton and defends the job that the Lakers coach has been doing.
McCourty: Report has nothing to do with what we are doing
Devin McCourty joins Quick Slants to discuss the ESPN report and says that it has nothing to do with what they are doing as a team.
B's youngsters develop ahead of schedule
The Bruins young players have lived up to their advanced billing with Charlie McAvoy, Danton Heinen, Jake DeBrusk, Anders Bjork, Sean Kuraly and Matt Grzelcyk all playing big parts in the first three months
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Pats relying on old routine
Yes, it's the postseason. And yes, the Patriots haven't played the Titans in a while. But that doesn't mean that this is the time to shake things up when it comes to preparation.
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C's begin workouts; Jaylen shows off
Abby, Scal and Sherrod check in after the Celtics hold their first practice in London.
Why is Brady suddenly the bad guy?
The friction within the Patriots that was reported by ESPN has been discussed at length, but why hasn't anyone tried to look at it from Tom Brady's perspective? 
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Put heat on Brady, and cool him off
Mike Giardi's team of NFL scouts and executives were asked: How do you beat the Patriots? Their answers all revolve around disrupting Tom Brady's game.
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Gary Myers on what it would take for Giants to get Belichick
NY Daily News columnist Gary Myers joins Toucher & Rich to lend his insight on what compensation Robert Kraft would be looking for to let him leave New England.
Brady comes out swinging
In his weekly WEEI Radio appearance, Tom Brady refutes many of the points made in last week's ESPN article about dysfunction on the Patriots.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Belichick responds to ESPN report about Patriots
The Boston Sports Tonight crew responds and reacts to Bill Belichick's comments about the ESPN report about the Patriots.
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Curran: If Guerrero was a problem, he'd be out
Tom E. Curran thinks if Bill Belichick really had a problem with Alex Guerrero, he wouldn't quarantine him. He'd remove him from the team altogether.
Gallery: Patriots head coaching candidates
With talk of Bill Belichick eyeing the Giants, here's a look at who could coach the Patriots for the 2018 season.
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Celtics find themselves out of practice
The Celtics haven't had much practice time during the first half of the season. That's about to change, but it's not such an easy transition.
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Are we seeing a different Dave?
Unlike his days in Detroit, Dave Dombrowski isn't working with a get-this-done mandate from ownership. How the J.D. Martinez situation plays out will say a lot about his stewardship, and the Sox' future.
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Is Jayson Tatum the next Steph Curry?
Jayson Tatum's rookie season has been comparable to two-time MVP Stephen Curry's. In fact, it's been even more efficient.
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Patriots' defense gets in the zone
The Patriots' defense may bend between the 20s, but it rarely breaks once opponents get into the red zone. It's one of the secrets to New England's success.
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C's tough defense will only get tougher
A. Sherrod Blakely explains why all signs point toward the NBA’s top-rated defense being even better in the New Year.
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B's offense stays hot, but Rask goes cold
The Bruins put up a valiant effort vs the Penguins, storming back from a 3-1 deficit and scoring four goals in the second period, but in the end they fell just short in overtime.
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Dominant stretch has B's feeling good
The Bruins are running away with a playoff spot.
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Flores' hard work hasn't gone unnoticed
Currently the Patriots linebacker coach, Brian Flores is considered the odds-on-favorite to ascend to the role of defensive coordinator should Matt Patricia leave to run his own program.
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The Titans are coming to town
Here are a few quick-hitting nuggets for you to chew on as you get ready for a weekend of digesting the marquee matchup that is Mike Mularkey versus Bill Belichick.
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Patricia entering a whole new world
Until Matt Patricia actually gets named head coach by someone -- reportedly, the Lions seem ready to hire him -- it's impossible to know how he'll do in the big chair.
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Pastrnak's dry spell comes to an end
Once you’ve been through a 17-game goal-scoring drought, a 10-game stretch probably isn’t going to faze you all that much. It didn't for David Pastrnak . . . and now it's over.
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Tatum taking a shot at leadership
The more shots he attempts, the more successful Jayson Tatum is. And the Celtics reaped the benefts down the stretch against the Nets.
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A four-goal sign of Bergeron's greatness
In a 14-year career where Patrice Bergeron has won and accomplished just about everything, he manages to find a way to experience something new.
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Bruins unleash fury on Hurricanes
Patrice Bergeron put on a show, scoring a whopping four goals for the Bruins vs the Hurricanes on Saturday night.
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Horford-less C's embrace 'next man up'
The Celtics find a path to success in Brooklyn even with their defensive anchor, Al Horford, sidelined by a left knee injury. 
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Irving: Tatum has confidence to make the big play
Kyrie Irving talks about Jayson Tatum knocking down the big 3 pointer in the final minute and the confidence the rookie has.
Tatum carries C's in crucial moments
Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from Boston’s 87-85 win over Brooklyn.
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Boston Bruins interim coach Bruce Cassidy talks to his team during the game against the San Jose Sharks.
B's in good spot, but 'lot of hockey left'
The Bruins could play a little better than .500 hockey the rest of the way and likely be assured a playoff spot, but don't expect them to put things in cruise control.
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Website trolls Brady on his 'awards'
Normally a just-the-facts stat site, Pro-Football-Reference.com attempted to have a little fun with the controversy spawned by an ESPN.com story describing a Brady-Belichick rift.  
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Pastrnak: No worries over goal drought
Says David Pastrnak of going goal-less in his past 10 games: “[Winning] is way more fun than bringing yourself down about a scoring drought."  
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft shakes Pats coach Bill Belichick's hand after the Super Bowl.
Kraft fires back at ESPN report
Robert Kraft tells Peter King he 'absolutely' believes Bill Belichick will coach the Patriots next season and that an ESPN report describing Pats dysfunction is 'a total fabrication and fiction.'  
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Boston Celtics Jaylen Brown (left) and Kyrie Irving battle for a loose ball with the Brooklyn Nets' DeMarre Carroll.
After Brooklyn, London looms
The Celtics' minds may be on a game in London next week against the 76ers, but they can't look past the pesky Nets tonight in Brooklyn.  
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: More fallout from ESPN article on Pats
The Boston Sports Tonight crew weighs in on the controversy surrounding Seth Wickersham's ESPN.com story that chronicles a divide between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.  
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Boston Bruins prospect Trent Frederic at the World Junior tournament.
Sorry, no Charlie here
There were a couple of strong performances from Bruins prospects at the World Juniors, but it doesn’t seem like there's a Charlie McAvoy-type player among them.  
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Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens.
Rest gets them back on a roll
The Celtics make it five in a row with an NBA-leading 32nd win, and Brad Stevens credits a few breaks in the schedule that has given his team a little more bounce.
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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart drives to the hoop against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
A Smart turnaround...on offense?
Marcus Smart has never been known for his shooting prowess, but he gave the Celtics a much-needed lift on offense early in their fifth win in a row.
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Irving: Smart and Rozier 'change the flow of the game'
Kyrie Irving discusses how important Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier are and how they are able to change the pace of the game.

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