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Building a bullpen is an inexact science. It also can be the difference between fielding a legitimate World Series contender and sitting at home come October. The Red Sox’s relief corps, fairly or unfairly, was criticized ad nauseam in 2019 following the offseason departures of closer Craig Kimbrel and setup man Joe Kelly. One could …

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To the outside world, it’s probably assumed the New England Patriots have had the same exact roster for the last decade or so. And to some degree, that isn’t too far off base. The Patriots have experienced a surprising amount of continuity over their second dynasty. But they’ve had considerable turnover over the last two …

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The Bruins are in a bit of a slump. Boston is 0-2-1 in its last three games, including a loss against the lowly Detroit Red Wings. There is some good news, though. The top line still is racking up points game in and game out, with David Pastrnak leading the way with 30 points (15 …

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A lot can happen in a year — just ask the Boston Red Sox. At this time last year, the Red Sox were still basking in the glow of a fourth World Series title in less than 15 years. The confetti was still being cleaned off the duck boats as Dave Dombrowski and the club’s …

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Even when the New England Patriots don’t play, they stay winning. While the Patriots were enjoying their Sunday away from the football field, some of their biggest competition were dropping like flies. The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills both lost their respective contests, helping to pave the way to the top spot in the …

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The Boston Celtics kick off a brief two-game homestand beginning Monday against the Dallas Mavericks, and their injury report is noticeably smaller. The Celtics have recalled Romeo Langford from the Maine Red Claws, deeming him probable for Monday night’s contest at TD Garden. Enes Kanter, who has been out since bruising his left knee on …

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How do the New England Patriots typically perform after their annual bye week, which they enjoyed this weekend? Remarkably well, in fact. Since 2001, the Patriots boast a 14-4 record in games following their bye, tied with their upcoming Week 11 opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles, for the second-best mark in the NFL. The only team …

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Either Liverpool or Manchester City will win the 2019-20 Premier League title. That’s a near certainty after roughly one-third of the campaign. The teams currently are unquestionably English soccer’s two best as Manchester City vies to become the first side since 2001 to win three consecutive Premier League titles and Liverpool, the reigning UEFA Champions …

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It hasn’t been Cam Newton’s season, to say the very least. The Carolina Panthers quarterback was placed on injured reserve Nov. 5 with a lingering foot issue. Newton hadn’t played in a game since Week 2. The signal caller originally planned to rest and rehab his foot. But now with his season all but over, …

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Patrice Bergeron has been very good for a very long time. The Boston Bruins center was unable to find the back of the net in the team’s 3-2 shootout loss against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night, but he provided a positive impact on the squad. Bergeron finished the night with two shots on net …

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