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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots waived CB Rashaan Melvin and LB James Vaughters on Monday. Both were longshots to earn roster spots. The team is making moves to clear room for some rookie free agents.

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Celtics must look different to move forward

Armed with plenty of draft picks, tradable young talent and salary-cap flexibility, the Celtics need to swing for the fences this summer.

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Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Video: Steve Belichick, promoted to safeties coach, talks about his relationship with his father and what he means to him.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Steve Belichick, son of Bill Belichick, addresses reporters about his promotion to safeties coach.

Red Sox rocket up rankings

Well hello, Boston. The Sox move from No. 17 to No. 8 in the rankings this week. An added bonus: Rick Porcello finally seems to be panning out. Week 4 Power Rankings

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'Playing with Boston is like a W.S. every day'

Red Sox C Christian Vazquez tells Buster Olney the story about how he became a catcher, proving himself to scouts, changing his diet, his connection to the Molina family, getting the opportunity to play with Boston, prepping for a start and much more.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Was that as hard as Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez has ever hit a baseball? "As far, yeah," he said.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Presumably to clear a roster spot for reliever Carson Smith to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday, Red Sox have optioned infielder Marco Hernandez to Triple-A.

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