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Red Sox were in on Marcell Ozuna, have interest in Eduardo Nunez

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Before the Miami Marlins agreed to a trade involving Marcell Ozuna, an outfielder who hit .312 with 37 homers and 124 RBIs last year, they called the Red Sox.

Scott Boras praises potential Red Sox targets J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Scott Boras and the Red Sox should be talking frequently this winter, since the MLB super-agent represents both of the top hitters on the market, J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer.

Patriots place Marcus Cannon on injured reserve

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FOXBORO — The attrition along the right tackle position continues to take a hit, as the Patriots announced Wednesday that they placed Marcus Cannon on injured reserve.

Zdeno Chara feeling 'really good,' hoping for new Bruins contract

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DETROIT — Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was in an insightful and contemplative mood when he talked to reporters after today’s morning skate, speaking about his career, his age and his future.

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Tom Brady present, Rob Gronkowski returns to practice

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FOXBORO — Quarterback Tom Brady made a rare Wednesday appearance today at practice as the Patriots opened the week with a walkthrough in the bubble.

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Ex-NHL star's wife: Trump made advance on me in elevator

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NEW YORK — The wife of Hall of Fame hockey player Luc Robitaille has tweeted about an advance she says Donald Trump made on her more than two decades ago in an elevator at Madison Square Garden.

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Bruins face sputtering Red Wings

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DETROIT -- Winners of eight of their last 10 games, the Bruins tonight face a Red Wings club that has played better than its recent record (1-5-4) suggests. The B's will try to push their record on the road (now5-5-2) above. 500.

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Roster moves on the way as Bill Belichick showers praise on Steelers

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FOXBORO — With a trip to Pittsburgh coming up this Sunday in a game that has major ramifications for the top overall seed in the AFC playoffs, Patriots coach Bill Belichick is not standing pat, with sources saying he signed former Browns…

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Bruins notebook: Goalies Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin will split next two games

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After a three-day break, the Bruins get back to work in earnest when they play the Red Wings in Detroit tonight before returning home tomorrow against their nemesis, the Washington Capitals.

Ward wins 300th, Hurricanes top Golden Knights in shootout

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LAS VEGAS — On a night when top goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made his long-anticipated return to the Vegas Golden Knights, it was his Carolina counterpart who grabbed the headlines.

Randolph, Hill lead Kings to 99-92 win over slumping Suns

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — From the moment he signed with the Kings last offseason, Zach Randolph fully embraced his role as a veteran mentor in the locker room for a mostly young team.

Embiid scores 28 in return as 76ers top Timberwolves in OT

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MINNEAPOLIS — Joel Embiid was a spectator for two games, and that was long enough for the Philadelphia big man to get antsy.

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Kane scores in OT as Blackhawks beat Panthers 3-2

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CHICAGO — Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks found a way to eke out another victory despite another less-than-rousing performance.

Red Sox notebook: Alex Cora’s plans for closer Craig Kimbrel, lineup differ from John Farrell

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Just last week, former Red Sox manager John Farrell went on MLB Network and said his replacement, Alex Cora, was inheriting a “stacked team.”

Bulpett: Celtics a good regular-season team with so much more to prove

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It was a fairly straightforward question, but one that required a bit of nuance to answer. Chatting with an NBA scout a few days ago, he asked, “Have you figured out what they are yet?”

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Patriots notebook: Sources say wide receiver Kenny Britt signs two-year deal

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The Patriots signed wide receiver Kenny Britt yesterday, according to a source, just four days after he was cut by the Cleveland Browns.

Patriots Report Card: The joker’s on them

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DOLPHINS 27, PATRIOTS 20; The Joker was on the Patriots on Monday night, and it was no laughing matter.

Dave Dombrowski, Red Sox ready to swing into action at winter meetings

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Dave Dombrowski stuck his hand into his jacket pocket again, reaching for a new piece of paper.

Buckley: Patriots fans can’t be quite so confident against Steelers now

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Thank you, Miami Dolphins, for ramping up the volume to Sunday’s big Patriots-Steelers showdown at Heinz Field.

Silverman: New manager Alex Cora will take ‘hands-on’ approach with Red Sox

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The 2017 World Series was so very close, but the Astros came out on top because they absolutely destroyed — eight runs, nine hits in 31⁄3 innings — Dodgers starter Yu Darvish in Games 3 and 7.

Tuesday, Dec 12

Tom Brady: 'I've pretty much moved past' ugly loss to Dolphins

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The Patriots' flight home after their 27-20 loss to the Dolphins on Monday night was as dour as one would expect. But Tom Brady said he's already moved past the defeat and is focused on not letting it spiral. During his weekly interview on…

Guregian: Tom Brady main culprit in bad night for Patriots

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Tom Brady had his worst game of the year last night. In fact, he had his roughest outing in quite some time.

Howe: What went wrong for Tom Brady in loss to Dolphins

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Tom Brady was uncharacteristically off his game Monday night against the Dolphins, but squash the conspiracy theories.

Bulpett: Celtics are a good regular season team, but still so much more to prove

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It was a fairly straightforward question, but one that required a bit of nuance to answer. Chatting with an NBA scout a few days ago, he asked, “Have you figured out what they are yet?”

Monday, Dec 11

Giancarlo Stanton's agent: Red Sox had other priorities

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ORLANDO -- The largest baseball press conference of the year ended with a member of the New York Yankees public relations team speaking into the microphone, looking into the camera and telling Yankees fans, “I hope Giancarlo Stanton brings…

Five ways Red Sox can get down to business after Giancarlo Stanton

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The offseason didn’t end with the Los Angeles Angels signing Shohei Ohtani and the blockbuster that will have Giancarlo Stanton donning Yankees pinstripes today.

Guregian: It’s never easy for the Patriots in Miami

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Tom Brady didn’t have too much trouble conquering one of his personal demons earlier this season. He took down the Broncos at Sports Authority Field pretty easily, beating them by 25 and throwing for 266 yards and…

Silverman: Dave Dombrowski playing it a little too cool after Yankees’ big move

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Whatever gumbo recipe Dave Dombrowski’s using in that magic crock pot of his, it sure better come out lip-smacking, tummy-filling good.

Sunday, Dec 10

Silverman: Red Sox need to sign both Eric Hosmer, J.D. Martinez

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Forget about waiting to sign Bryce Harper or Manny Machado next year.

Boston College shocks No. 1 Duke behind Ky Bowman’s 30 points

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At halftime, their coach told them they were close to something magical. In the second half, the Boston College players made it a reality.

Buckley: With Giancarlo Stanton New York-bound, hate returns to Sox-Yankees rivalry

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All it took yesterday was a two-minute stroll through the Twitter forest to confirm the obvious: Reports that Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is being fitted for crisp, clean Bronx-issued pinstripes has folks in Boston clutching at…

Five things to watch as Patriots take on Dolphins

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Hello, old friends. The Patriots and Dolphins meet tonight for the second time in 15 days, and a national audience will be treated to yet another dose of the underwhelming hosts from South Beach.

Saturday, Dec 9

Jennings: It's not just Giancarlo Stanton that should worry Red Sox fans

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For the better part of three years, the Yankees prepared themselves for the out-of-nowhere move that made them the undisputed favorites in the American League East. And because of that calculated build-up to the big splash, the Red Sox…

Giancarlo Stanton on Yankees could mean big trouble for Red Sox

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The Red Sox’ biggest strength just got neutralized.

Buckley: Herald is lucky to be part of a two-newspaper town, and hopefully it stays that way

Every edition of every newspaper has a story you won’t find in the competing newspaper. It might be a major scoop, or a daring editorial, or an off-the-wall take by a columnist that’ll boil one reader’s blood while making another reader…

Danny Amendola poised to chip in with Rob Gronkowski out

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FOXBORO — On third down or down-a-Gronk, Tom Brady’s personal pick-me-up is at the ready.