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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2018 - 9:11 pm
Monday was the first OTA session of the spring for the Patriots and Tom Brady reportedly was not present, which goes along with him missing all of Phases 1 and 2 of the voluntary offseason workout program. How much Brady's absence matters depends on who you talk to, but ESPN's Adam Schefter called...
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2018 - 8:43 pm
On the eve of the first OTA session open to the media, the Patriots announced the hiring of two assistant coaches. Cameron Achord is the new assistant special teams coach and Atif Austin has been brought on as a coaching assistant. Achord replaces Ray Ventrone, who is now in Indy. Achord joined...
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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2018 - 3:32 pm
Derek Jeter has been involved with more public relations fiascos in his eight months as Marlins owner than in his 20-year playing career. Since October, the Jeter-led Marlins have traded away almost all of their good players, fired an employee while he was in the hospital , cut ties with the...
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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2018 - 2:37 pm
The NFL announced Monday neither the Lions nor Matt Patricia will be subject to discipline over his 1996 sexual assault indictment, regardless of whether more information is revealed, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter . But that doesn't mean the story is over. The league’s personal conduct policy can’t be...
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2018 - 1:06 pm
It appeared Rob Gronkowski's antics this offseason centered around getting a new contract, and apparently it worked. According to NFL Media's James Palmer , a contract restructure with Rob Gronkowski is currently being worked on. The report notes Gronkowski can't receive a new contract until May 24...
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WEEI
May 21, 2018 - 12:42 pm
By JIM HACKETT There’s been no shortage of LeBron legacy chatter around here of late and it’s time to get the full story straight. I’m hearing lots of bits and pieces on-air from show to show that don’t really add it all up. In fairness, LeBron is a complex cocktail and it can be tough to get a...
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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2018 - 12:29 pm
The NBA playoffs are often hyped as a time ripe with buzzer-beaters and pulsating finishes. But this year, they’ve been all about blowouts. So far in the Eastern Conference Finals, the average game between the Celtics and Cavaliers has been decided by 22.6 points. The closest content was Game 2, in...
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2018 - 12:07 pm
When new Patriots defensive tackle Danny Shelton spoke to reporters last week, he noted how intense the offseason workouts were compared to the Browns. Apparently they were intense enough to cause a minor injury. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss , new defensive end Adrian Clayborn “tweaked” a...
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Alex Reimer
May 21, 2018 - 11:03 am
Brad Stevens joked over the weekend that Jayson Tatum should be leery of taking advice from Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. But Tatum did not heed his head coach’s warning. Tatum, 20, spoke to reporters over the weekend about Bryant’s critiques of his game . On Bryant’s film breakdown show, “The Detail...
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Ryan Hannable
May 21, 2018 - 10:16 am
The Patriots are holding their first voluntary OTA session of the spring Monday at Gillette Stadium. It appears not only is Tom Brady not in attendance , but also Rob Gronkowski. According to Pro Football Talk , the tight end may not be present Monday, but he will be there at some point. It's clear...
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