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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: Jerod Mayo breaks down the best way for Patriots to attack Jaguars defense
Jerod Mayo breaks down the upcoming Patriots-Jaguars matchup looming in the AFC Championship game.
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Jags have Ramsey's back
Predictions of victory are not how the New England Patriots do business, but the aggressive and bold attitude has worked for other teams in the past.
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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, but there are more than a few arguments to be made against the trade.  
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Sounds like some Bruins players suffering from Claude fatigue
Seem like the Bruins are starting to get a little tired of tossing verbal bouquets at the guy that’s now behind the Habs bench.
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, preferring to talk only about tonight's game.
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New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins, forward Anthony Davis (23) and guard Jrue Holiday.
Challenges big and small await
The Celtics have New Orleans big men Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins to contend with but those two are surrounded by three guards who are tough to cover, too.   
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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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Anthony Davis talks about the Celtics' interest
During shootaround on Tuesday before the Pelicans face the Celtics, Anthony Davis answers questions from the Boston media on the Celtics reported interest in trading for him
C's need team effort to stop two Pelicans stars
Aaron Baynes has gone above and beyond his call of duty, but will have a unique challenge on his hand against Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Patriots advance to AFC title game vs. Jaguars
Tom E. Curran, Albert Breet, Michael Holley, Tom Giles and Kayce Smith discuss the upcoming AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and the Jaguars.
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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.
Marcus Smart: 'We put up enough bricks to build a house'
Marcus Smart scored a team-high 18 points in the Celtics' 91-84 victory over the Timberwolves.
Terry Rozier electric off the bench vs. Timberwolves
Terry Rozier spoke with Abby Chin following the Celtics 91-84 win over the Timberwolves, in which he scored 14 points and had nine rebounds off the bench.
Brad Stevens: 'That is a really hard win'
Brad Stevens talks with Abby Chin after the game about getting the win against the Timberwolves and the impact of Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier.
Tatum slams on KAT
Jayson Tatum makes a one-handed slams over Karl Anthony Towns
Guerrero statement: 'I have never tried to create divisiveness...'
Tom Brady's trainer Alex Guerrero releases a statement on TB12sports.com titled, "In My Own Words" in response to an ESPN story that claimed he was the source of conflict between Brady and Bill Belichick.
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PODCAST: Bill Belichick wouldn't be dictated to...by anyone
In a brand new episode of "Quick Slants The Podcast presented by Papa Gino's", Tom Curran weighs in on what his sources are telling about the ESPN story that chronicles a rift among Robert Kraft, Bill Belich
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Odds are Brady and Belichick are staying
First questions in the #FridayBag are about the current controversy, and Phil Perry's answers should soothe the angst of worried Patriots fans.
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Kraft, Belichick, Brady: 'We stand united'
Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick, and Tom Brady have released a joint statement in response to reports that there is a power struggle between the three mainstays of the Patriots organization.
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Confidence is key
Here are A. Sherrod Blakely's under-the-radar storylines heading into tonight’s game between Boston and Minnesota.
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Wickersham: Feeling is Belichick has "held things together"
ESPN's Seth Wickersham talks with Toucher & Rich about what the future could be for the Patriots 'Big 3', and a feeling around the building that Bill Belichick has "held the building together".
Wickersham: Belichick felt pressure to trade Jimmy G.
Seth Wickersham talks with Toucher & Rich about Bill Belichick meeting more frequently than prior years with Robert Kraft, and feeling the pressure to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.
Seth Wickersham: Bill Belichick doesn't trust Alex Guerrero
ESPN's Seth Wickersham talks with Toucher & Rich about Bill Belichick's feelings on Alex Guerrero
Seth Wickersham on how Tom Brady has changed
Seth Wickersham joined Toucher & Rich to discuss his column, and how Tom Brady has changed over the years, with the "TB12 Method" being a major driver for that change
Wickersham: "This has been brewing for a long time"
ESPN's Seth Wickersham talks to Toucher & Rich about his story on dysfunction among Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
Ex-C's assistant Thibodeau has T'wolves on right track
The Minnesota Timberwolves are doing the seemingly unthinkable when it comes to Tom Thibodeau-coached teams -- they’re getting buckets.
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Picking through Patriots' dysfunction
The impending doom ESPN is forecasting in Foxboro feels forced, but there are issues with the Patriots. Here's an informed opinion of what's going on.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Power struggle between Brady, Belichick, and Kraft?
Albert Breer joins Michael Holley, Tom Giles and Kayce Smith to discuss the ESPN report on troubles in the Patriots organization.
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Power struggle between Brady, Belichick, and Kraft?
ESPN releases a report on a 'power struggle' between Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and Robert Kraft. Albert Breer explains why he isn't surprised.
How will Belichick's tenure in New England end?
Michael Felger, Albert Breer, Gary Tanguay, and Trenni Kusnierek discuss how they believe Bill Belichick's career in New England will end.
'Merlot Line'? Not quite, but pretty close
The Bruins fourth line has inspired a sense of confidence for coach Bruce Cassidy this season, and is perhaps the best bottom group since the 'Merlot Line'.
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Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens.
Pushing the right buttons
A slight adjustment to the starting lineup created more opportunities for the bench, which proved to be the difference as the Celtics rolled the Cavs.
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Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown dunks in the snow.
Snow won't stop this Jaylen Brown dunk
"No Days Off" might be Bill Belichick's mantra, but the Celtics' Jaylen Brown wasn't going to be outdone in Thursday's snowstorm. 
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Pierce not thrilled sharing stage with I.T.
Paul Pierce: "I’m not sure I want to look up at the JumboTron and see Isaiah highlights" when his Celtics No. 34 is raised to the Garden rafters on Feb. 11 when the C's play the Cavs. 
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Are Colts McDaniels' best option?
After an interview with Indy that went "very well", Josh McDaniels will be wooed by the Bears and Giants, too. But the Colts just might be his best landing spot.
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Revs release 2018 schedule
The Revs open their season on March 3 in Philadelphia, and play their first home game the following Saturday against the Colorado Rapids.
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Boston Bruins prospect Danton Heinen.
Heinen gives B's another Calder hopeful
While Charlie McAvoy has gotten the most attention as a Calder Trophy candidate for the Bruins, rookie Danton Heinen merits some consideration with his strong start.
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Mannix: Sticking with pick of Celtics over Cavs in the East
Chris Mannix of Yahoo proclaimed the Celtics as the team to beat earlier in the season after their win over Golden St., and Wednesday's over the out-of-sync Cavs hasn't changed his mind
Ainge talks about his texting with Isaiah since the trade
Danny Ainge chronicles the numerous unanswered texts to Isaiah Thomas since the August trade, the two hugging it out on Wednesday, and how fond he (and his kids) are of Thomas
Ainge not concerned about playing I.T. video next game
Danny Ainge talks with Toucher & Rich about Isaiah Thomas asking the Celtics to NOT run his tribute video on Wednesday when he wasn't playing.
The snow is piled up outside Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, home of the New England Patriots.
Tough commute? Too bad
The foot of snow that's expected to blanket Foxboro and the rest of New England is no excuse for the Patriots to be late for practice.   
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Mannix: 'No doubt Boston uses DPE'; lists potential buyouts
Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports (and frequent NBC Sports Boston contributor) talks with Toucher & Rich about the Celtics' $8.4 million Disabled Player Exception and provides a list of potential targets.
BEST OF BST PODCAST: Celtics rout Cavs as Isaiah hears fans cheers
Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith discuss the Celtics big win against their Eastern Conference rivals, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Score one for Kyrie, but not with points
On a night when he scored just 11 points, Kyrie Irving shows his leadership abilities by knowing when to follow his new teammates past his old ones.
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Rozier: Happy Isaiah is on his way back so I can guard him
Terry Rozier talks about how much Isaiah Thomas helped him when he first came into the NBA and says he can't wait to guard him in the next matchup.
Stevens on what it was like to see Isaiah back in Boston
Brad Stevens talks with Abby Chin after the game about his team's win over the Cavaliers and what it was like to see Isaiah Thomas back in Boston.
Celtics players catch up with former teammate Isaiah Thomas
Celtics players catch up with former teammate Isaiah Thomas.
Jaylen Brown holds an in-game dunk contest vs Cavs
Jaylen Brown slams home the huge dunk
Former Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, now with the Cleveland Cavaliers, meets the media before the Cavs played in Boston.
'It's genuine love, and that's for the rest of my life'
Isaiah Thomas makes it clear in his return to Boston with the Cavs: "There's no hard feelings toward anybody in this city or to anybody in this organization."
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Give a shout to Bruins' fourth line
The Bruins have a fourth line that's stirring memories of the Merlot Line. It's one of the takeaways from Boston's 5-1 win over the Islanders on Tuesday.
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Different group, different results?
One of the benefits of the Celtics having so many new faces is they don’t have stinging memories of losing to the Cavaliers over and over and over again. 
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Who's next up on the Pats' coaching staff?
The Patriots are all about building organizational depth. And that doesn't mean just on the roster. 
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Cavs spark memories of season's low point
The season looked lost when Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury minutes into the opener at Cleveland. But the Celtics have rebounded, and now they face Cavs again.
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Mike Gorman: Who's better - Celtics or Cavs?
Mike Gorman weighs-in on which team he thinks is better - the Celtics or the Cavs.
Mike Gorman: Tired of the whole Isaiah drama
Celtics broadcaster Mike Gorman is done with all of the drama surrounding Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics, and has some pretty strong feelings on whether a video tribute should be played on February 11th (...
QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: What will Pats do without McDaniels and Patricia?
Jerod Mayo sits down with Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry and discusses the possibility of the Patriots losing Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia next season.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Isaiah asks Celts to postpone tribute video
Isaiah's request for postponement of his tribute video, likely jobs for McDaniels and Patricia, the Sox' offer to Martinez . . . it's all part of the Boston Sports Tonight discussion.
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Bruins finish strong once again
The Bruins have been rolling over anyone in their path lately, and it's been their deep and talented roster making the difference.
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Isaiah's back, and Celtics glad to see it
Isaiah Thomas makes his long-awaited return to the floor on Tuesday, and is successful on both an individual and team level.
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There has never been less certainty about Patriots offseason
Tom E. Curran explains why there has never been less certainty about the Patriots offseason and things may look very different come next September.
Can Celts finally beat the team to beat?
The Cavaliers are the one hurdle the Celtics haven't been able to get past, in either the regular season or the playoffs. Will that start to change tonight?
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Crowder deserves warm reception tonight
Jae Crowder should get a warm reception Wednesday night when he's introduced at TD Garden for the first time since being traded to Cleveland.
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No. 1 Star is great for Rask, but. . .
First off let’s congratulate Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask for nabbing the NHL’s No. 1 Star for the month of December.
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For Patriots, size matters at quarterback
The 6-foot-1 at which Baker Mayfield is generously listed might still make him too short for Bill Belichick.
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Personal touch gives Patricia upper hand
What kind of head coach will Matt Patricia be? Patriot defensive players say his ability to connect with them sets him apart from other Belichick assistants who couldn't transition to the big chair.
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B's finally reaping benefits of Backes
It took a season-and-a-half to get there, but David Backes is finally playing exactly like the productive, hard-nosed forward they were looking for.
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What's best for Bjork?
The Bruins aren’t overplaying their hand when it comes to 21-year-old rookie Anders Bjork, but it wouldn’t be very surprising to see the former Notre Dame standout get some development time at the AHL level.
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Donato headlines list of locals on Team USA
There’s going to be plenty of locals skating for Team USA against the rest of the world headlined by Massachusetts native and Bruins prospects Ryan Donato. 
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Give Matty P an 'A' for effort
On a day when Tom Brady and the offense struggled, Matt Patricia's defensive unit -- buoyed by the quickly-coached-up James Harrison -- came to the rescue against the Jets.
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Celtics bring 'A' game over first half
The Celtics have played well collectively in building the best record in the East. Here's how they've done individually over the first half of the season.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: 'Black Monday' leaves its mark on the NFL
The BST crew discusses where Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia could end up coaching, Isaiah Thomas' return to Boston, and much more.
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Blakely: Here's why Jayson Tatum will win Rookie of the Year
A. Sherrod Blakely breaks down his bold prediction on Jayson Tatum winning Rookie of the Year
Welcome back, Isaiah?
A. Sherrod Blakely joins Boston Sports Tonight to discuss what kind of reception he expects Isaiah Thomas to get from the Garden on Wednesday.
Krejci feels good, hopes to stay that way
David Krejci couldn’t help but give a rap to the top of his head in “knock on wood” fashion when asked about the Bruins' sudden good health.
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McDaniels, Patricia must move cautiously
There are plenty of head-coaching opportunities for both Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia, but they'll need to pick their spots carefully if they choose to leave Foxboro.
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The Celtics are on to 2018
As well as the Celtics have played thus far, they know Father Time’s flipping of the calendar means they too must move on and success isn't guaranteed in 2018.
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Spooner has revived his game
It’s the mark of somebody with true character and fighting spirit that they continue to grind, work and compete even when the odds seem continually stacked up against them.
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving embraces former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate LeBron James before the season-opener.
And now, Cleveland
After struggling to put away the Nets, the Celtics focus can shift to the much-anticipated rematch with their East rival, the Cavaliers.  
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New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis looks for more yardage against the New York Jets.
Carrying more than the ball
Is it heresy to say that, on an offense with two future Hall of Famers, Dion Lewis has kind of put the Patriots on his back lately? Probably not. 
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Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris tries to block a shot against the Brooklyn Nets.
Minutes restricted, but impact isn't
Marcus Morris is still limited in his minutes as he comes back from a knee injury, but his play proves vital as the Celtics hold off the Nets.
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Irving: Isaiah will get ‘nothing but love’ from Boston
Kyrie Irving talks about playing Cleveland on Wednesday and what Isaiah Thomas meant to Boston.
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady braves the elements in frigid Foxboro.
Can Brady heat up for playoffs?
It was more like TB minus 12 Sunday as Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense struggles at times but now have their usual two weeks to prep for the playoffs.
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Rex says AFC team offered 1st and 2nd rounder for Garoppolo
Our guys on Postgame Live talk about Rex Ryan saying that he knows that an AFC team offered a 1st and 2nd round pick for Jimmy Garoppolo.
McCourty: 'Harrison finished the game the way we want to'
Following the Patriots' 26-6 victory over the Jets, Devin McCourty spoke about the performance of the newest member of the Patriots defense, James Harrison.
Brady: 'Practicing in the cold was a real advantage for us'
Tom Brady spoke about the Patriots braving the extreme cold to come out with a 26-6 victory over the New York Jets to wrap up the regular season.
Curran: Dion Lewis showing 'Le'Veon Bell' type patience
Mike Giardi and Tom E. Curran discuss how Dion Lewis has been a key contributor to the offense and Curran says that Lewis is showing Le'Veon Bell and LeSean McCoy type patience.
Boston Celtics Jaylen Brown (left) and Marcus Morris.
C's get healthier heading into 2018
The Celtics are slowly but surely becoming relatively whole as Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris return to the lineup against the Nets.  
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Weis: Dion Lewis 'takes pressure off the passing game'
Charlie Weis says two of the most positive things to take away from this game was Dion Lewis and the Patriots defense.
Once again, Patriots are the tops
Five quick thoughts from the Patriots' 26-6 victory over the Jets, which enabled them to clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs for the fifth time in eight years.
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Best and Worst: Patriots 26, Jets 6
Tom E. Curran chronicles the best, and worst, moments from the Patriots' 26-6 victory over the Jets at frosty Gillette Stadium.
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Boston Bruins Ryan Spooner in Ottawa.
Spooner the homecoming king
Ryan Spooner burns his hometown Senators again, David Krejci's return boosts the power play and the Sens are reeling while the Bruins roll.  
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Patriots-Jets: Pregame sights at frigid Gillette
It's a brutally cold day at Gillette Stadium, but not cold enough to keep these Patriots fans from coming out for the regular-season finale.
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Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris vs. the Philadelphia 76ers.
Morris looks to get a rhythm and hit his stride
Establishing a role that both Marcus Morris and the Celtics can lean on, has not been easy this season, with sore left knee issues have kept him sidelined for long stretches.
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Celtics traded final Nets' pick at just the right time
The Brooklyn Nets are starting to win more games and the Boston Celtics couldn't be any happier about it.
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Bruins don't take foot off pedal vs. Sens
When all of the Bruins show up and roll, the other guys don't stand much of a chance, tonight's 5-0 blowout against the Sens serves as indisputable evidence
Coast clear for B's run to playoffs?
Look who's cracked our Top 10? The Bruins have earned it the past few weeks and another trip to the playoffs is looking like a certainty.  
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McAvoy keeping an eye on World Juniors
The Bruins' Charlie McAvoy is now an interested observer of a tournament he dominated in leading the U.S. to gold a year ago.  
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Kyrie’s pep talk
Was a message delivered in the locker room at halftime with the Celtics trailing by 24 inspirational? The results speak for themselves. 
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: End of 2017 and end of the Patriots?
The BST crew discusses whether this could be the end of an era for the Patriots, James Harrison's first day with New England media, and much more.
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Should Red Sox trade for Manny Machado?
Steve Buckley and Michael Holley debate if the Red Sox should trade for Orioles 3B/SS Manny Machado, who is entering the final year of his contract.
Maxwell: Marcus Smart is a 'primetime asset'
Cedric Maxwell joins Arbella Early Edition to show some appreciation for Marcus Smart.
Young guns prove to be valuable weapons
The Celtics have the best record in the Eastern Conference, doing so with a regular rotation that consists of four first or second-year players.
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Amica Game Recap: Celtics beat 76ers, 114-103

Mike Gorman and Brian Scalabrine break down the Celtics 114-103 win over the 76ers.

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Pats turn in a high-grade effort

A good game plan, executed well, is a recipe for success. And the Patriots certainly cooked up a winner Saturday against the Tita...

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The Pick Up: Scalabrine becomes Aron Baynes personal driver

Brian Scalabrine picks up Aron Baynes as they chat while they drive around the city.

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