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BST PODCAST: Tatum vs. Fultz
Our crew on BST discuss Markelle Fultz and Jayson Tatum going up against each other and debate who seems like the better pick so far. 
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Bird 'pretty surprised' to make NBA debut
Jabari Bird serves as one of the key contributors to the Boston Celtics' 102-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers
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Jayson Tatum rejects Markelle Fultz
Multiple views of Jayson Tatum blocking the shot of number one overall pick Markelle Fultz.
Boston Bruins rookie Anders Bjork is congratulated after a goal.
Bergeron’s return also a boost for Bjork
Rookie Anders Bjork (two goals, three points in the victory over the Canucks) may have benefitted the most from Patrice Bergeron coming back into the Bruins’ lineup.  
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Dion Lewis - Protect and swerve
Bill Belichick has said it many times, though in not so many words: This is a meritocracy. Opportunities go to those who deserve them. Playing time is earned.
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Belichick: Patriots preparing for everything from slumping Julio Jones
Julio Jones is looking for his first touchdown this season. Will it come against the Patriots? 
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Bergeron returns as game-changing force for Bruins
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the presence of Patrice Bergeron is a major game-changer for the Boston Bruins. 
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Talking points: Bjork begins to emerge in Bruins' win
Here are the talking points from the Boston Bruins' 6-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
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QUICK SLANTS PODCAST: Patriots' locker room chemistry altered?
On this episode of Quick Slants the Podcast with Tom Curran and Tom Giles discuss if there is an issue inside of the Patriots locker room and how the chemistry has been altered by a few missing pieces.
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Haggerty: 'Goalie controversy' could start to swirl
Joe Haggerty talks about how with Tuukka Rask out and Anton Khudobin playing well, there could be a goalie controversy in Boston.
CELTICS TALK PODCAST: How will C's evolve without Hayward?
On this episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast, Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely discuss Gordon Hayward’s injury, the emotional letdown, and the magnitude of well-wishes he received. 
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Daniels: Patriots locker room has been a lot different
Marc Daniels joins BST to discuss why the Patriots locker room has had a different vibe to it this year compared to other seasons.
Are the Celtics back at square one without Hayward?
Kyle Draper, Mike Felger, Trenni Kusnierek and Gary Tanguay talk about the future of the Celtics without Gordon Hayward.
Opportunity knocks for Bademosi
Johnson Bademosi is intent on proving he’s more than a niche player. With injuries piling up, he may have the perfect opportunity against Julio Jones.
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Agostino looking forward to 'the right opportunity' with the B's
Kenny Agostino will get his chance now with injuries and ineffectiveness creating an opening for him on the Boston Bruins.
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Auston Matthews coming into his own
With the start the Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews is off to, Sidney Crosby might be about to have company as the best player in the East.
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving on opening night vs. the Milwaukee Bucks.
Time to develop continuity, fast
Even before the injuries hit, the Celtics knew the start of the season would be challenging. They'll need to get to know each other quick.
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Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora.
Do Red Sox have their man?
While industry sources expect Alex Cora to be their choice – ‘Not a doubt it is him,’ says one – the Red Sox are expected to wait until after the ALCS to name their new manager.  
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving loses the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks.
'We've got to fix it'
Brad Stevens doesn't sugarcoat it. The reason the Celtics are 0-2 is that they've been outplayed, particularly in the fourth quarter.
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Losing the turnover battle
Bill Belichick has long been a proponent of altering the Patriots' DNA from year to year. But last offseason's moves may have done more harm than good, at least to this point.
'Twinkle Toes' Gronk? In Belichick's eyes, anyway
Rob Gronkowski has plenty of nicknames. But his newest one, courtesy of Bill Belichick, isn't exactly the symbol of intimidation.
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Agent: Hayward unlikely to return this season
While there was hope Gordon Hayward could return, his agent told Adrian Wojnarowski that he is unlikely to play for the remainder of the season.
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PODCAST: Celtics drop back-to-back games
Michael Holley, Tom Giles and Kayce Smith give their thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s struggles, not having Gordon Hayward, and the Celtics losing for the second time in as many nights.
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'Don’t have time to go back to square one'
Kyrie Irving says the Gordon Hayward-less Celtics, now 0-2 on this young season, are going to have to remake themselves on the fly.
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Bucks capitalize on Celtics mistakes
The number of new faces in the Celtics rotation created some problems with players not consistently being where they were supposed to while in the game.
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Irving: We got to be able to have that 'hit-first mentality'
Kyrie Irving talks after the loss about players being in different roles now that Hayward is out and needing to have a 'hit-first' mentality during the game.
Scalabrine: Hayward message to fans really special moment
Brian Scalabrine talks about what happened before the game as Gordon Hayward had a message for the Celtics fans at the TD Garden.
Stevens: Bucks turned it up to a level we couldn't match
Brad Stevens talks with Abby Chin about what he saw in the Celtics' loss to the Bucks.
Gordon Hayward has message for Celtics fans at TD Garden
In a video played at TD Garden during the Celtics' home opener, Gordon Hayward thanks fans for their support.
B's shuffling the deck looking for answers
With the Bruins ranking among the league’s worst just a handful of games into the season, they are both introducing a few new forwards to the mix
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Gronk tells Hayward to "dominate" rehab
Rob Gronkowski has gone through serious injuries in the past and come back from them. He had some advice for Gordon Hayward as he stares at a lengthy recovery period.
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New England Patriots RB James White scores the winning TD in Super Bowl 51 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Are the Falcons over it?
As the Atlanta Falcons head to Foxboro, you may recall that they blew a hefty lead on the way to NOT winning their first Super Bowl title. 
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Inconsistent B's hope to settle in at home
The Bruins' level of play has been all over the map in the first part of the season. They hope to find some consistency in their upcoming four-game homestand.
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Butler never flips 'off' switch, even in locker-room games
Malcolm Butler's competitive streak, which Bill Belichick says is evident even in 'trash ball in the locker room,' has helped him rebound from a shaky start to the season.
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LeBron on Kyrie: 'You automatically think about the moments'
LeBron James discusses Kyrie Irving returning to Cleveland and what it was like to play against his former teammate.
Jayson Tatum on LeBron: 'He's way bigger than I thought'
Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum got his first look at LeBron James, and he wasn't what he expected.
George, J.J. Watt among many sending Hayward wishes after gruesome injury
Gordon Hayward suffered one of the more disturbing pro sports injuries in recent memory. Those who have had similar luck were quick to send their well wishes. 
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Belichick ignoring noise? Or changing narrative?
Why has Bill Belichick been so surprisingly positive of his team’s performance in tight wins?
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Solder: Still regretting a couple plays even in the win
Patriots left tackle Nate Solder talks about being happy to get the win vs. the Jets but is still regretting a couple of plays from the game.
It's on me, says Tuukka, not the team
Tuukka Rask tries to clarify his comments after the Bruins' loss in Vegas. "I definitely wasn’t mad at our team. I was more mad at myself, so that’s that," he says.  
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New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler defends New York Jets receiver Robby Anderson.
Can this defense be fixed?
With breakdown after breakdown week after week, this Patriots defense is a long way from championship caliber. It's on the players to get it right.
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Have the offseason changes negatively affected the Patriots locker room?
Mike Giardi and Dan Koppen look at a number of issues still remaining for the Patriots (despite upping their record to 4-2) in a new episode of "The Ex-Pats Podcast"
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Patriots linebacker spot about to get a boost?
The Patriots could add some depth to the second level of their defense if they get one player off of injured reserve in the coming weeks.
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A winning, if worrisome, performance
There remain plenty of things for the Patriots to fix, but -- unlike some other teams in the league -- they still came away with a victory Sunday. Here's how they graded out.
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PODCAST: Unfair to expect same greatness from Pats?
Tom E. Curran, Kayce Smith and Michael Holley talk about Bill Belichick saying it’s “incomprehensible” that people expect the Patriots to be on the same level as last year.
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New Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving at his introductory press conference.
MacMullan: Irving's tough enough to handle Boston
Jackie MacMullan and Gary Tanguay discuss whether Kyrie Irving is ready to be the man for the Celtics.
Sox interview Ausmus, but lean to Cora
Brad Ausmus is the second person to interview to replace John Farrell as Red Sox manager, but more and more, it sounds like the Sox already know who they want.
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Smart 'not worried' about lack of extension
For the third year in a row, a first-round pick of the Celtics is unable to come to terms on a contract extension prior to the deadline.
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Celts' theme song may be 'Getting to know you'
The Celtics return only four players -- and just one starter -- from last year's team. So the process of learning to play together will continue well into the season.
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Start of something big
Jayson Tatum, starter? It may have seemed far-fetched not too long ago, but it appears the Celtics' No. 1 draft choice will be in the starting lineup Tuesday.
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Belichick: 'Incomprehensible' expectations for '17 Pats
Bill Belichick knows big things were expected from his team this season, but he gives a long explanation for how those expectations should have been tempered headed into 2017.
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Malcom in the middle keeps Jets grounded
The Patriots held the Jets to only 74 rushing yards Sunday and third-year defensive lineman Malcom Brown was a big reason why.
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Trouble's Bruin after only five games
Yes, the Bruins have only played five games. But already it seems like their season is danger of going off the tracks.
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Esiason on Kaepernick's chances of joining Packers
Boomer Esiason joined Toucher & Rich to talk about Colin Kaepernick, and whether the Packers should sign him after losing Aaron Rodgers. Esiason goes on to discuss Kaepernick's collusion claim.
All's well that ends well . . . or not
'All’s well that ends well' isn’t really what the Patriots 16-season run of success has been about, and that’s why this win comes with caveats and yeah buts.
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Talking Points: Tuch, Subban lead way for Vegas
Joe Haggerty hands out his superlatives following the Bruins 3-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights
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Alan Branch sees 22 snaps after being benched last week
Alan Branch says he had a pretty significant change in 'mentality' Sunday from the one he took into his team's last game down in Tampa. 
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Curran's Patriots-Jets preview/review
What predictions did Tom E. Curran get right? Find out in his preview/review on Sunday's game between the Patriots and Jets
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Bademosi did 'tremendous job' filling in for Gilmore on short notice
Instead of turning to Jon Jones to take the majority of snaps in Stephon Gilmore’s absence, the Patriots looked to special teams whiz Johnson Bademosi
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Gillislee strong start stopped short after second career lost fumble
Mike Gillislee came out of the gates with power and speed. But his day came to a screeching halt when he fumbled in the first quarter.
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You can hate the rule, but not the call
The Austin Seferian-Jenkins touchdown that was overturned and became a death-blow dealing touchback on Sunday is the latest example of this rule that PFT’s Mike Florio calls the worst in the NFL.
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Gronk return provides immediate shot in the arm for Patriots
Rob Gronkowski re-joined the Patriots offensive huddle at MetLife Stadium and provided an immediate boost
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Head referee says Jets touchdown-turned-fumble call was 'pretty obvious'
NFL referee Tony Corrente explained what went down on the field when Austin Seferian-Jenkins was ruled to have fumbled out of the end zone for a touchback.
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Game Story: Patriots hold on to beat the Jets, 24-17
Our postgame live crew reacts to the questionable call by the refs overturning a late Jets TD, and how they felt about the Patriots efforts on Sunday.
Brady picks up record-breaking win, but isn't thrilled
Tom Brady set a record, surpassing Brett Favre and Peyton Manning's mark for regular-season wins in a career, yet he wasn't all that thrilled with how it happened.
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Lewis makes his case, helps Pats running attack vs. Jets
For the first time in 2017, and maybe since 2015, Dion Lewis was the focal point of the offense and the media's attention.
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Did the refs get the Austin Seferian-Jenkins call right?
Our Postgame Live crew debates whether the officials got the Austin Seferian-Jenkins call right.
Boston Celtics Gordon Hayward (left) Al Horford (center) and Kyrie Irving.
New-look C's ready to get down to business
The Celtics haven't gone into a season with this level of excitement and heightened expectations in years. But they'll have to work to achieve the success everyone anticipates.
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Tom Brady reacts to Aaron Rodgers injury 'that sucks'
Tom Brady reacts to hearing the news about Aaron Rodgers injured shoulder.
Weis: Despite win, I leave this game with an empty feeling
Former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis says the team's failure to cleanly close out the victory made him uneasy.
Curran: Patriots able to keep the heat off Brady
Tom E. Curran discusses how the Patriots' offensive line was able to keep the pressure off Tom Brady and open holes for Dion Lewis.
For Patriots, best is better
The Patriots had their hands full with the surprising Jets, but came away with a 24-17 victory that gave them sole possession of first place in the AFC East. Here's a quick look at today's scoring plays.
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Bruins' best come through in must-have win over Coyotes
The Boston Bruins were in a situation this weekend where they needed their best players to step up and earn a win. That's exactly what happened on Saturday night.
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Best and Worst: Patriots 24, Jets 17
Tom E. Curran highlights the best and worst moments from Sunday's game between the Patriots and Jets
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Bjork hoping to build on first NHL goal
In a rookie season that’s been a little turbulent through the first four games, Anders Bjork certainly had a performance to build on in Saturday night’s win.
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New Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris, formerly with the Detroit Pistons.
'Approach the game as a pro'
Marcus Morris wants to be a starter -- he hasn’t come off the bench in a regular-season game since March 9, 2015 -- but he understands that a reserve role may be best for him right now.
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Khudobin's on horse, not under it
Anton Khudobin is overjoyed after helping lead the Bruins to a 6-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes in his first start of the season.
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Chara rises to occasion vs. Coyotes
Joe Haggerty hands out his superlatives following the Boston Bruins' 6-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes
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Belichick doesn't think Patriots have fully utilized any of their backs yet
The Patriots haven't gotten a 100-yard rushing performance yet this season.
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Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum.
What should we expect from Tatum?
He's drawn raves from teammates, coaches and scouts. Now, the work truly begins for Celtics top draft pick Jayson Tatum as he embarks on his rookie season.
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McCourty appreciates safety shift
As Duron Harmon has become more of an every-down option as the team's free safety, Devin McCourty has been freed up to play a little more free safety
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Youkilis: New manager must 'handle media'
Kevin Youkilis thinks both Alex Cora and DeMarlo Hale would be great fits to replace John Farrell because of their experience in the market.
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Shaughnessy: I'd choose Alex Cora to be next Red Sox manager
Dan Shaughnessy discusses the candidates to replace John Farrell as the next Red Sox manager and how he would choose Alex Cora for the role.
Brown knows his role with Celts' Big Three
While Jaylen Brown has the potential to eventually be a go-to guy, he's content now learning to fit in as a starter with Celtics All-Stars Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford.  
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A rush on trade questions
If it's Friday, that means it's time for the #FridayBag . . . led by the never-ending query of whether the Pats should trade Jimmy Garoppolo for defensive help.
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Getting back in the middle of things
Dont'a Hightower thinks missing the chance to build defensive cohesion was the biggest downside of his injury-induced layoff. But his return to middle linebacker is bringing the unit together.
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Keuchel, Yankee slayer, seems destined to pitch in major market
Dallas Keuchel, a free agent after the 2018 season, could easily be in a Yankees or Red Sox uniform after next year.
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Future shock for Sox
Evan Drellich would take Yankee GM Brian Cashman over Dave Dombrowski 'any day of the week' and says New York is better positioned in every way -- personnel, farm system and money -- in the years ahead.
C's still take 3s, except now they hit them
The Brad Stevens Celtics have always relied on the 3-pointer as a big part of their attack. Now, however, they have the shooters who can make them more consistently.
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Irving not going to get emotional about return to Cleveland
'Personally, it’s just basketball,' Kyrie Irving said when asked about how he'll handle playing his old team in his old city on Opening Night.
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Don't panic yet over young, banged-up B's
Relax, Bruins fans; consecutive losses to Colorado don't spell crisis for the Bruins, especially considering how young they are and who they're currently missing.
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Ainge describes recruitment of Hayward
Danny Ainge joins our Celtics Season Preview show to give some detail of how he and Brad Stevens recruited Gordon Hayward over the summer.
'This is what stinks about the job'
Isaiah Thomas says he may never speak to Danny Ainge again, and Ainge is sorry . . . but 'sometimes you have to do tough things.' Besides, 'I've had my children tell me worse things.'
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What? A LeBron-less opener?
No LeBron for the Celtics-Cavs season opener? It's a possibility. Here's what's good -- and bad -- about that from a Celts' point of view.  
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A lot more missing from Bruins than Bergeron
Not only are the Bruins without their best player in Patrice Bergeron, but a second loss in a row to the Avalanche shows they're lacking a lot more. 
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What does Jermaine Kearse have up his sleeve for Patriots as a Jet?
Jermaine Kearse was the near villain of Super Bowl 49 for Patriots fans with his miracle catch. Now he'll put those talents on display Sunday with the Jets.
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Quickness, extended plays leading to hits? Brady says no, 'I am what I am'
Is Tom Brady getting hit more this season because he's using his quickness to extend plays? Yeah ... no.
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What we learned in a perfect preseason
It isn't so much that the Celtics won all four of their exhibition games. It's that we saw the things -- better shooting, a deeper bench, star power -- that will bode well in the regular season.
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Belichick compares Amendola return to Brown's in 2001
Bill Belichick has had some fun with his all-22 breakdowns on Patriots.com this season. 
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Talking Points: Ugly again
The Bruins lay another egg against the Avalanche, this time in Colorado.
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Sox must aim high in search for manager
The Red Sox' manager's job is a destination position. In seeking to fill it, there's no reason for Dave Dombrowski to settle for anything but the best. By Evan Drellich.
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Was firing Farrell the right move?
Michael Holley, Lou Merloni and Kayce Smith discuss if it was the right move to fire John Farrell and why they think he was let go.
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Drellich and Merloni pick the next manager
Bruce Bochy? Gabe Kapler? Alex Cora? Evan Drellich and Lou Merloni debate who the Red Sox should be pursuing as their new manager.
Stars, studs and duds: Room to grow
The Celtics' 108-100 victory over the Hornets enables them to complete the preseason with a 4-0 record, but Marcus Smart makes it clear 'we still have a lot to learn.'
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Celtics Rewind: Kyrie handles past Howard
Kyrie Irving shows off his handle to get the layup.
Irving happy to play in a 'real, live sports city'
Kyrie Irving already seems pleased with the transition from Cleveland to Boston.
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CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Stevens and Scal discuss NCAA scandal
NBC Sports Boston analyst Brian Scalabrine sits down with Celtics coach Brad Stevens to talk about a number of topics, including the NCAA scandal.
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Brady offers some protection for Patriots offensive line
Tom Brady takes a proactive approach to protecting his offensive line on Wednesday. 
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Ainge on Isaiah's comments: That's the hard part of the job
After Isaiah Thomas said that he might never talk to Danny Ainge again, Ainge says that he still loves Isaiah, and making trades like that is the hard part of the job.
Shaping Sox' -- and Dombrowski's -- future
Whoever Dave Dombrowski chooses to be the next manager of the Red Sox may also prove whether Dombrowski himself was really the right hire. By Evan Drellich.
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Know Thine Enemy: Jets weren't supposed to do this
They were the consensus pick to be the worst team in football. Instead, the Jets host the Patriots Sunday with an identical record as their longtime rival.
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Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand.
Marchand looking to turn things around
Some of it is missing Patrice Bergeron or perhaps it's just his usual slow start, but Brad Marchand has been frustrated in the early going.    
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Blakely: Isaiah has all the love for Boston, none for Danny
When Isaiah Thomas has been traded away in the past, he had disdain for his old team. This time, his ire is directed at one person, Danny Ainge.  
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Dombrowski's criteria for new manager
In the midst of his long press conference Wednesday, Dave Dombrowski gave hints as to what he's looking for in the Red Sox' new manager.
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Looking at potential candidates for Red Sox manager
Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday that the Red Sox’ search for their next manager will begin immediately. Here are some names you might hear in the coming days and weeks. 
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: How concerning is Brady's injury?
Tom Curran, Michael Holley and Kayce Smith discuss the level of concern over Tom Brady having a left shoulder sprain and why he is getting hit more than ever this season.
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First week in the books
The NHL season is underway and teams are rising and falling in the NHL Power Rankings
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Working man
Terry Rozier put in quite a bit of work this summer in preparation for what he anticipates will be a breakout season.
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QUICK SLANTS PODCAST: Why's Brady getting hit so much?
Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry and Jerod Mayo discuss the reasons why Tom Brady is getting hit so much. Plus, they look ahead to this week vs. Jets
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Feeling the pain of poor protection
The fact that Tom Brady's hurt can't be a surprise to anyone who's seen the fearsome beating he's taken so far this year. It's not a surprise to the Pats, who know they need to protect him better.
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Curran: Patriots need to figure out how to protect Tom Brady
Tom Curran discusses how Tom Brady had a MRI on his left shoulder and says the Patriots need to figure out how to protect their quarterback soon.
B's rookies 'looking for a bounce-back game'
It wasn’t a particularly enjoyable video session for Jake DeBrusk and his fellow young players on Tuesday morning ahead of Bruins practice.
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Five takeaways from C's-76ers
Here are five takeaways from Monday’s win over Philadelphia.
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Phil Perry's report card: Just good enough
It wasn't an honors performance, but the Patriots managed to make the grade in last Thursday night's victory over the Buccaneers.
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EX-PATS PODCAST: Takeaways from the Pats win over Bucs
Mike Giardi and Dan Koppen discuss their takeaways from the Patriots win over Bucaneers and discuss how long Tom Brady can keep taking hits at this pace
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Haggerty: Bruins still a work in progress
After an opening night where everything went swimmingly, the Bruins show that there's still learning to do with their young lineup.
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Krug 'okay' in return after fractured jaw
There weren’t many bright spots for the Bruins in a shutout loss to the Avalanche, but the presence of a healthy Torey Krug represents one of the few.
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Drellich: Firing Farrell alone won't fix Sox clubhouse problems
Although it may disappoint many Red Sox fans to hear this, firing John Farrell may not be the quick fix they imagine.
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Stars, studs and duds: C's do it all
Terry Rozier is the biggest star on a night when the Celtics attack the Sixers in waves and coast to an easy preseason victory.
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Scal: Rozier delivers when given opportunity
Brian Scalabrine talks about what Terry Rozier's success against the 76ers means for his role on the Celtics.
Solder's struggles tied to missing camp?
Nate Solder essentially missed all of training camp and the preseason, yet when they kicked off the season he assumed his normal spot at left tackle and stayed there.
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Cassidy: 'Young, old, in-between' failed vs. Avs
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy spread out the blame evenly to pretty much everyone and everybody, including himself
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McDaniels: Ealy 'big part of challenge'
Kony Ealy said that he "definitely" expects to be ready to face the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium.
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Talking Points: Varlamov outplays Rask
Joe Haggerty hands out his superlatives following the Bruins loss to the Colorado Avalanche
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Down and out
Five quick thoughts from Game 4, in which the Red Sox carry a 3-2 lead into the eighth but lose the game -- and the ALDS -- when Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel allow three runs in the final two innings.
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New England Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers.
Trey Flowers has been iron man for Patriots
It really hasn't mattered what the situation is. The Patriots have had Trey Flowers out there and in a variety of roles.  
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QUICK SLANTS PODCAST: Special guest Bill Burr rants on "Deflategate"
Comedian Bill Burr talks with Tom Curran about the double-standard regarding the Patriots and "Defaltegate", and how the Giants and Colts seem to not be punished
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By avoiding sweep, did Farrell save his job?
Tony Massarotti, Lou Merloni, and Trenni Kusnierek discuss the Red Sox victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS.
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Drellich: Sox must follow Price's lead
David Price is doing his part out of the bullpen. Now the Red Sox need their starters to show up from the get-go
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On Price, Devers, Betts and a Papi impersonator
The Red Sox rally from another first-inning deficit to win 10-3 over the Astros in Game 3 on Sunday afternoon, forcing a Game 4 that's scheduled for a rainy Monday at Fenway Park.
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Morris taking it slow, steady before debut
The debut of Marcus Morris with the Boston Celtics may once again be delayed. 
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Are Pats conserving Lewis for long haul?
Among the questions Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry and Mike Giardi tackle: Are Patriots protecting Dion Lewis for later in the season?  Have defensive communication issues been solved?
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New...and improved
Preseason game No. 2 showed the Celtics getting better on both sides of the ball as they continue to get to know each other.
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'Kid' Krejci
With three assists on opening night, David Krejci, 31, has the spring in his step of the younger Bruins, who drew most of the postgame attention.
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New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola looks for yardage after making a catch against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Keeping Amendola was best offseason move
With injuries at wide receiver, how smart do the Patriots look now for retaining the services of Danny Amendola?  
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QUICK SLANTS PODCAST: Breaking down Patriots win vs. Buccaneers
Can the Patriots defense build off Thursday's win against the Buccaneers? Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down the victory.
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Tatum felt 'way more comfortable' against Sixers
Jayson Tatum is up to the challenge of being in the starting lineup, helping get Boston off to a fast start and pull away for a 110-102 win over Philadelphia.
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Heinsohn reacts to his comments about Baynes going viral
Tommy Heinsohn responds to the internet going crazy over his comments about Aron Baynes on Monday.
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Five thoughts from Game 2
The Red Sox look and appear small and feckless, shriveling in Houston as they stand one game away from getting swept out of the ALDS for the second season in a row.
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New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Gilmore (left) and QB Tom Brady in action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Curran: Butler dishes it out, Brady takes it
Among the afterthoughts from the Patriots' escape from Tampa Bay: Notice the way Malcolm Butler hits and the way Tom Brady gets hit.
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Sale unlikely for Game 4; Red Sox consider how to avoid future fatigue
With the question of whether fatigue has led to his ineffectiveness coming up, the Red Sox likely won’t bring Chris Sale back for a potential Game 4.  
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Boston Bruins rookie forward Jake DeBrusk.
A heartwarming debut
Rookie Jake DeBrusk’s first NHL goal on opening night was made even more special by having his dad, former NHLer Louie, witnessing it in the crowd.  
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Boston Bruins rookie Jake DeBrusk celebrates his first NHL goal with teammates.
Haggerty: Young B's draw opening raves
The Bruins set the bar up fairly high for the next 81 games with a strong effort out of the gate with their youth and speed on display.  
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Five things you’re probably not thinking about tonight
All eyes will be on the first of many Jayson Tatum-Markelle Fultz matchups, but here are some other items to keep an eye on as the Celtics and Sixers meet in a preseason game.  
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Perry: For a night, Patriots don't care they won ugly
Thursday's win wasn't pretty, but inside the Patriots locker room, there is a sense of relief, a sense of pride for having responded after being backed into a corner.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Patriots cling to 19-14 win over Bucs
Mike Felger, Troy Brown, Albert Breer, and Charlie Weis break down the Patriots win over the Bucs, and more.
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DeBrusk, McAvoy and Bjork all kick off B's careers with a bang
If the Bruins were trying to get all of the firsts out of the way in their season opener, they did a pretty good job of it in Thursday night’s win over the Predators. 
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Celtics-76ers preview: Irving and Fultz face off in Philly
The Celtics take on Markelle Fultz and the 76ers in their second preseason contest.
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Gilmore: 'I was out to prove something'
Stephon Gilmore discusses being able to cover Mike Evans 1-on-1 and said he was out to prove something this week.
Game Story: Patriots hold on to beat Buccaneers, 19-14
Mike Felger, Troy Brown, Albert Breer, and Charlie Weis break down the Patriots holding on to victory against the Buccaneers to improve to 3-2 on the season.
Talking Points: Big night for the young Bruins
Joe Haggerty hands out his superlatives following the Boston Bruins victory over the Nashville Predators on opening night
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Drellich: Red Sox bullpen must be ready to empty tank in Game 2
John Farrell is wise to not touch the prime pieces of a bullpen envisioned as a newly improved difference maker
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Drellich: Nunez has more to lose than Red Sox if knee is further damaged
Carried off the field Thursday at Minute Maid Park, Eduardo Nunez has more to lose than the Red Sox do in these rushed attempts to come back from a knee injury.
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Breer: People in Buffalo not shocked by Gilmore's struggles
Albert Breer says that his sources in Buffalo are "0% shocked" in Stephon Gilmore's struggles with the Patriots.
Five thoughts from Game 1
How terrible was Game 1 of the American League Division Series for the Red Sox? There is a reason to mention Pablo Sandoval.
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Sale allows seven earned runs in rough postseason debut
If you go by earned runs allowed, Chris Sale’s postseason debut Thursday afternoon was one of the eight worst starts of his career.
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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart reacts with the crowd in Game 1 against the Washington Wizards.
Blakely: Four reasons C's could improve defensively
There are clear and undeniable signs that, despite the loss of Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder, the Celtics' defense may not be as bad as feared. Here's why.
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From best to bust
Last December, Bill Belichick was lauding Alan Branch as the Patriots' top defensive lineman. Tonight, he won't even be in Florida when the Patriots face the Bucs.
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Haggerty: Youth will be served
The influx of young talent will serve the Bruins well this season, and may pay off handsomely in years to come. 
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It's a plan: E-Rod in 'pen, Fister in rotation
The Boston Red Sox appear to have taken the conservative route with their rotation. The important thing is that all five starters are available, and that John Farrell operates with a short leash.
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The footsteps of Father Time
The Bruins may be without an injured Patrice Bergeron at the start of a season for the second straight year, and, at age 32, the wear and tear of 14 seasons may be beginning to take their toll.
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CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Interviews with Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford
Abby Chin and Brian Scalabrine bring you exclusive interviews with the Celtics new big 3, Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, and Al Horford.
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Curran's Patriots-Buccaneers preview/review
What predictions did Tom E. Curran get right? Find out in the Patriots-Buccaneers preview/review.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Previewing Sox playoffs, Bruins opener, Pats vs. Bucs
The BST crew previews all of the big games that will take place Thursday.
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Vatrano looking to bounce back from a subpar training camp
Frank Vatrano might have been the 14th and final forward to crack the NHL roster for the Bruins coming out of training camp after a so-so performance during the preseason.
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What are the expectations for the Bruins this season?
Joe Haggerty joins BST to talk about his expectations for the Bruins as they open the season on Thursday night.
Who has the edge in Game 1: Sale or Verlander?
Tom Giles, Michael Holley and Evan Drellich discuss which pitcher has the advantage in Game 1 of the ALDS.
Leon's firsthand look at Astros could benefit Sale
Sandy Leon, who’s been with Sale for all but one start this year, will handle the pre-game planning meeting just like he always does.
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Gary DiSarcina honored to hear name mentioned as potential manager
Gary DiSarcina's stock has risen through his first year in Boston.
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Draper and Tanguay argue whether Celtics have a new 'Big 3'
Gary Tanguay and Kyle Drper argue whether the Celtics have a new big 3 or not.
Gasper: I refuse to believe the Patriots defense is this bad
Chris Gasper explains why he is not ready to lose faith on the Patriots defense.
Drellich: Sale's a success, no matter what
In Boston, postseason failure erases memories of regular-season success; just ask David Price. But Chris Sale's level of excellence shouldn't be forgotten if he loses in the playoffs.
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Haggerty's NHL power rankings
With the NHL preseason in the books, it’s on to the games that really count in the 2017-18 regular season.
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It's looking like a three-peat
The Bruins are looking good for a playoff appearance and some individual honors, but in the end the Cup may be carried by some very familiar faces.
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Celts play follow the leader with Irving
Some lead by talking, others by their talent. In his short time with the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving thus far has shown a willingness to do both.
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Bean: Pats no strangers to recovery missions
This isn't the first time the Pats have started 2-2 while allowing a lot of points in the Brady Era, and they've always recovered. The question this year: How much will they improve? And how soon?
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Alan Branch: Let me lend a hand
After a rugged performance in the season opener, Alan Branch has seen his playing time decrease. He calls it 'upsetting,' and hopes to work his way back into the lineup.
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Great insight from Mayo on defensive woes
Jerod Mayo talks with Tom E. Curran about what problems he is seeing the Patriots defense have on the field, and what can be done to fix it by Thursday.
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Same look, different philosophies
The Red Sox and Astros definitely have similarities in their rosters, but their leaders are polar opposites in the way they constructed them.
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Buckley: Benintendi is poised for promising playoff run
Steve Buckley explains why he thinks Andrew Benintendi could be the surprise offensive weapon for the Red Sox.
Jerod Mayo: There's a lack of communication
Jerod Mayo breaks down the communication issues he is seeing on the Patriots defense.
Five takeaways from C's preseason opener
There were very specific aspects of the Celtics' preseason opener that, as they go forward, can be seen as building blocks towards better play. Here are five of them.
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What is the communication issue with the Patriots defense?
Trenni Kusnierek and Marc Bertrand discuss why everyone seems to keep bringing up a 'communication' issue with the Patriots defense.
Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel throws a pitch
Sox notes: Farrell must be liberal in usage of Kimbrel
John Farrell must be willing to use Craig Kimbrel before the ninth inning when necessary.
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Celtics encouraged by Theis' impressive debut
Daniel Theis turns heads with a standout performance in his Celtics debut Monday night.
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At a loss
The truly scary thing about the Pats' dismal defensive showing Sunday? The players had no real answers for why things were so bad. And bad they were, as the grades will show.
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THE EX-PATS PODCAST: How has the Patriots defense changed so much in one season?
Mike Giardi and former Patriots center Dan Koppen breakdown the Patriots last second loss to the Carolina Panthers 33-30, as the defense once again was a major concern.
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Curran: Will Patriots actually benefit from short week?
Tom E. Curran explains why he thinks the Patriots could actually benefit from having a short week, and getting right back to work.
Benintendi was nearly on the other side
As the Astros rebuilt their farm system, they were very close to selecting a player who is now a key part of the '17 Red Sox. . . Andrew Benintendi
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Jaylen Brown comes off the curl and throws it down
Jaylen Brown throws down a dunk against the Charlotte Hornets.
Kyrie Irving's first dunk in a Boston Celtics uniform
Kyrie Irving throws down his first dunk in a Boston Celtics uniform.
Reporting From Foxboro: Pats defense confident it will improve
Phil Perry reports from Foxboro, where he discusses the Patriots defensive players remaining confident they can turn things around.
Drellich: A change for the better
Makeovers don’t usually await a group that has been so reliable for so long. But that's been the case for a David Price-reinforced Red Sox bullpen as they head into the playoffs
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