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Boston Globe - Sports

MICHAEL SILVERMAN -- Behind the scenes with player agent Scott Boras at baseball's Winter Meetings -- In San Diego this past week, Boras completed a three-client, $814 million trifecta. He is at the top of his game.

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PETER ABRAHAM | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES -- Final thoughts from baseball's Winter Meetings -- New Cubs manager David Ross believes Mike Napoli is an important addition to his coaching staff.

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY -- Where do Patriots 'rule benders' end up? -- "We call it the Jerod Mayo Zone, as in Area 51,'' said Jimmy Hotfingers (a.k.a. "the Deflator"). -- an hour ago

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BEN VOLIN | SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES -- Final game at Oakland Coliseum brings the end of an era -- The Raiders host the Jaguars, closing the book on one of the NFL's more colorful stadiums with its one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

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MATT PORTER | SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES -- NHL players mighty particular when it comes to their sticks -- By the time most players reach the pros, they are loathe to mess with success.

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GARY WASHBURN | SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES -- Joel Embiid hears the criticism, and knows how to deal with it -- The 76ers superstar is trying to find the delicate balance between being a team player and being more of a dominant force.

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ALEX SPEIER -- Why David Price still seems the likeliest Red Sox pitcher to get traded -- The Sox aren't going to give away the lefthander, but several factors make him a viable candidate to go as they look to cut payroll.

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CHAD FINN | UNCONVENTIONAL PREVIEW -- Patriots will snap losing streak but won't solve all their problems when they visit 1-12 Bengals -- The Patriots are the most frustrating 10-3 team you'll ever see. Expect a win, but not a lot of solutions.

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Michael silverman -- Major League Baseball threatens to create new minor league system -- Involved in a bitter debate taken public, MLB may let the agreement with the minor leagues end in September.

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Minors leadership swings back at MLB after Winter Meetings

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PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK -- Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu questionable for Sunday's game -- The wide receivers are among seven Patriots listed as questionable to play against the Bengals.

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PATRIOTS -- On offense, says Tom Brady, 'We've got to maximize our potential' -- The Patriots quarterback has no problem with the team's work ethic, but the results have to be better.

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RED SOX -- A closer look at Martin Perez and Jose Peraza, the newest players on the Red Sox roster -- The Red Sox signed a pitcher and a utility infielder as Winter Meetings wound down.

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Kevin Paul Dupont -- How a devastating concussion changed ex-Bruin Tim Thomas's life: 'I couldn't follow the game anymore' -- The former goalie said a puck to the head led to an arduous struggle with psychological and neurological problems.

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CELTICS -- Enes Kanter's minutes may be down, but he's making the most of them -- Thursday's game against the 76ers was a good example, as the Celtics center matched up well against Joel Embiid.

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MATT PORTER -- As Bruins falter, even the top line isn't immune from a scoring slump -- David Pastrnak has one goal in the last six games, and Brad Marchand is 0 for December.

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY -- Why this could be the worst Red Sox offseason ever -- Instead of talking about star ballplayers, we're inundated with luxury tax permutations — and it's, well, taxing.

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Gary Washburn | On Basketball -- It was nothing but love for Al Horford in his return to Boston -- Despite being inactive, the well-liked and respected former Celtics center was warmly received at TD Garden in his first trip back as a 76er.

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PATRIOTS -- Tom Brady wants to race Lamar Jackson — as long as Jackson wears rollerblades -- The Patriots quarterback couldn't help sending out a few tweets during Thursday's Ravens game.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Jeff Hafley officially announced as new Boston College football coach -- Hafley is currently the Ohio State defensive coordinator. He will coach with the Buckeyes through the remainder of the college football playoffs.

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL -- Kristen McDonnell a winner in her debut coaching Norwood boys' basketball team -- The former Braintree girls' coach wants the season to be about basketball, not a woman coaching a boys' team.

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SPORTS BUSINESS NOTEBOOK -- Serving up some leftovers from the business side of the Winter Meetings -- Scott Boras stole the show with three huge contracts, but other notable parties were heard from too.

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BOSTON COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Rich Gunnell's opportunity a motivating force for Boston College players -- Just a decade removed from his days as a star Eagles receiver, the interim coach has drawn raves from players for his relatability.

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NFL notebook -- New York Giants have had enough of Janoris Jenkins -- Coach Pat Shurmur made it clear that the injured cornerback's actions on social media played a major role in the decision to release him.

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GOLF -- US team in a hole after morning session at Presidents Cup -- Abraham Ancer won with his third partner as the International team built a 9-5 lead over the United States after three sessions.

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Nora Princiotti -- The Patriots value their special teams units, and the players appreciate it -- New England scouts and coaches identify players' special teams skills and work to get the most out of them.

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Sports Log -- Former NBA commissioner David Stern hospitalized with brain hemorrhage -- The 77-year-old, who led the league for 30 years, underwent emergency surgery.

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COLLEGE HOCKEY -- Boston College hockey team hits its stride with nine straight wins -- Coach Jerry York credits veteran leadership and a talented freshman goalie for the Eagles' hot streak.

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RAVENS 42, JETS 21 -- Ravens clinch AFC North title with record-breaking performance by QB Lamar Jackson -- Jackson ran for 86 yards (on eight carries) to break Michael Vick's single-season rushing record for a quarterback.

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Box score: Ravens 42, Jets 21

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NFL -- 10 ex-NFL players accused of defrauding league's health-care program -- The players, including former Patriots receiver Reche Caldwell, allegedly filed false claims and collected $3.4 million.

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FANTASY FOOTBALL -- Time could be right to put these players in your fantasy football lineup -- Here are a few possible additions and suggestions for your playoff matchup.

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Peter abraham | on baseball -- Winter Meetings weren't so sleepy at all — unless you were the Red Sox -- The top free agents signed quickly — and for big money — as baseball's usually sleepy meetings made headlines for a change.

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Red Sox sign Martin Perez, add Jonathan Arauz and Jose Peraza

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Matt Porter -- Observations from the Bruins' 3-2 loss to the Lightning -- Boston had its share of chances but came up empty down the stretch.

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Bruce Cassidy wants better out of Bruins' second power-play unit

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Box score: Lightning 3, Bruins 2

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BASEBALL HALL OF FAME -- Late Globe writer Nick Cafardo wins baseball's J.G. Taylor Spink Award -- The honor recognizes meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Cafardo will be celebrated in July in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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HIGH SCHOOLS -- Staying power: Arlington High coach John Messuri and his son, Anthony, prove true to their school -- When the Spy Ponders host Melrose Saturday, Anthony Messuri will be the only MIAA senior with a Div. 1 college commitment (Northeastern).

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Roller-coaster game ends just like last year's: Prep atop Division 1 -- There were seven turnovers in the final of six Super Bowls at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, but the Eagles avenged their only loss of the season.

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Vinnie Holmes, defense shine as Mansfield wins D2 Super Bowl -- The victory makes it eight championships under Mike Redding for the Hornets.

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West's best rules again as Springfield Central routs Duxbury -- Freshman quarterback William Watson accounted for five Golden Eagles touchdowns, building on the title Central won a year ago.

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Melrose tops Plymouth South to capture second Division 4 title in three years -- Brendan Fennell, Matt Hickey, and Will Pesce paced undefeated Melrose.

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Swampscott shuts down Amherst for D5 title -- The Big Blue (10-3) limited the unbeaten Hurricanes to 12 yards rushing in winning first Bowl since 2007.

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Ashland tops Bishop Fenwick in a thriller to win D6 title -- Dom Cavanaugh threw three touchdown passes for the Clockers as they won their first title since 1995.

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Will Klein powers Abington football to first Super Bowl title since 2014 -- The senior running back closed out his career with a 207-yard, two-touchdown performance.

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St. Bernard's rolls to second straight Super Bowl victory -- Four rushing touchdowns and a shutdown defense gave the Bernardians more than enough in the first of eight championship tilts at Gillette Stadium.

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RED SOX -- Rick Porcello agrees to one-year, $10 million deal with the Mets -- The righthander went 73-55 in his five-year Red Sox career and won a Cy Young Award in 2016.

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Ben Volin | On Football -- Patriots' 2019 draft class is floundering, which has been a pattern for the team -- WR N'Keal Harry, DB Joejuan Williams, and RB Damien Harris have not have not had an impact this season.

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STAN GROSSFELD -- Fitting 7-foot-5-inch Tacko Fall for a tuxedo is no small feat -- When the Celtics center was asked to guest-conduct the Boston Pops, it set off a whirlwind of activity to get him properly outfitted.

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Bostonians of the year -- The Celtics' Enes Kanter stands tall for human rights -- The center is an outspoken, sometimes lone voice for liberty in his native Turkey and beyond.

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Meet the Bostonians of the Year

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Starting at second base for the Red Sox? TBD -- The Sox lack an obvious in-house second base option with big league experience. Michael Chavis is the closest thing, but with questions on both sides of the ball.

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Giving Bobby Dalbec shot to start at first base makes sense

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Christian Vazquez is the established starter, but who will be his backup?

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How should Chaim Bloom approach changing the Red Sox bullpen?

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It's all about the rotation if Red Sox hope to rebound in 2020 -- Eduardo Rodriguez had a breakout season in 2019. As for the rest of the rotation, it was a long, forgettable year.

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Statewide tournament proposal heads to member-school vote after MIAA Board of Directors approves -- The MIAA is aiming to implement the new system by the 2021-22 school year.

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Observations from the high school Super Bowls -- He scrambled to complete a 16-yard pass that kept Prep on its way to a critical score.

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MIAA fall state championship scoreboard -- Longmeadow (D1), Winchester (D2), Belchertown (D3), and Bromfield (D4) captured boys' soccer titles, while Bishop Feehan (D1), Holliston (D2), South Hadley (D3), and Millbury (D4) ruled the girls' field.

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BOB HOHLER -- There's a shortage of high school game officials, and abusive fans are at fault -- Verbal attacks and unruly behavior have contributed to a shortage of officials, who are deciding it's just not worth it.

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Why I stopped officiating high school soccer

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Tara Sullivan -- The story of Hank Smith, former Emerson College basketball coach who built an unlikely pipeline to the NBA -- Nine of Smith's former players work in the NBA, including Sam Presti, the executive VP and general manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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BOB HOHLER -- Still a field of schemes in Dominican baseball -- A decade after scandals surfaced involving abuses in the MLB talent feeder system in the Dominican Republic, improvements have come slowly. Young prospects continue to be exposed to improprieties, including a dangerous health risk, in an effort to make themselves appealing to scouts, according to a Globe review.

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Contact the high school sports desk

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