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Looking at the Patriots' offseason

As a result of Deflategate, New England doesn't have a first-round pick in April's draft, but it doesn't have many holes to fill either. LeGarrette Blount and Jonathan Freeny are the Patriots' most prominent free agents.

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Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski is visiting patients at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center today. Here, he signs his autograph for Drew Celli, 15, of Stoneham, Mass.

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Turner makes Lowe's unique squad

Celtics guard Evan Turner is a starter on Zach Lowe's fifth annual Luke Walton All-Stars. It's a roster created from players who have contributed in unexpected ways this season. Luke Walton All-Stars

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East Coast bias: #BadValentineIn5Words

Nothing to do with the Red Sox's former manager, Bobby. But it's a hashtag you could lose an hour scrolling through and the Yankees get in on the fun.

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Tom Brady is near the top

Brady is poised to once again be one of the top fantasy quarterbacks in 2016. But should fantasy owners wait to draft a quarterback with so many great options at the position? Way-too-early fantasy rankings

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Stacking the NFL's offseason agenda

The NFL has a stacked offseason to-do list. With Super Bowl 50 now behind us, let's run through the top priorities.

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Cal: Best argument for Running Back U?

The Broncos' C.J. Anderson became the third running back with Cal roots to win a Super Bowl over the past three seasons.

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Power, and poise, in Vermont Academy's Bruce Brown

Boston native and Miami signee Bruce Brown continues to be a force for Vermont Academy. His coach says, "He's got that Russell Westbrook mentality."

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BC stuns BU with OT winner to claim 20th Beanpot

Boston College goalie Thatcher Demko turned away 30 Boston University shots, and the Eagles got an OT winner from Alex Tuch to capture their 20th Beanpot championship with a 1-0 victory.

Can Boston go from fifth place to first?

Dave Dombrowski's offseason moves suggest he believes the Red Sox can win with the lineup they already have. So what will it take for the Sox to grab the AL East crown? MLB rumors roundup

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David Ortiz vs. everyone

Big Papi's career winds down in 2016, so let's enjoy all of his at-bats. Five pitchers he's faced are already in the Hall of Fame: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Tom Glavine. Hitter vs. pitcher matchups to watch

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Top 25 MIAA Boys Basketball Poll: Feb. 8

Winners of 11 of their last 12, the Brockton Boxers move up nine spots to No. 6 this week. They're one of the state's hottest teams right now.

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