Morning Sports Update: ‘Things just seem to be a little harder’ for free-falling Bruins

The B's are reeling after their fifth straight loss

Torey Krug looks on in the third period of the Bruins' 4-1 loss.
Torey Krug looks on in the third period of the Bruins' 4-1 loss. –AP

The Bruins lose their fifth straight game (and lose a goal that should have counted), the NCAA Tournament kicks back up for another weekend, and the NFL’s lawyers are being pressed to tell the truth.

Bruins suffer fifth straight loss:  “There’s times where you go through a season where things just seem to be a little harder,” [Bruins head coach Claude] Julien said. “We’re definitely not scoring at the pace that we [were] and certainly not a good time for that to happen. At the same time, we’re certainly not getting any breaks that are going to help us either.” (Boston Globe)

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Joe Kelly pitches Red Sox past split-squad Mets: Joe Kelly pitched seven strong innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the split-squad New York Mets 4-1 on Thursday. Kelly gave up one run and five hits, striking out six and walking one. (Boston.com)

NFL’s lawyer in Brady appeal is pressed to correct misstatements to Court: New York Law School professor of law Robert Blecker, who previously submitted a “friend of the court” brief attacking the league’s handling of the Brady case, submitted a letter to the appeals court on March 17 detailing the misstatements of fact made by [NFL counsel Paul] Clement on behalf of the NFL. (ProFootballTalk)

Patriots sign wide receiver Nate Washington: New England announced the addition Wednesday. The 32-year-old played last season with the Texans and was an unrestricted free agent. (Boston.com)

BC football passes on a return to Fenway:  The Sox have proposed that BC shift its scheduled home game against UConn Nov. 19 from Alumni Stadium to Yawkey Way, but BC has rejected the plan. Terms of the offer were not disclosed, but BC athletic director Brad Bates indicated the school has no interest in foregoing anymore home games in Chestnut Hill. (Boston Globe)

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Former Patriots fullback Kevin Turner dies at 46 after battling ALS:  Former NFL and Alabama football player Kevin Turner has died after battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 46. (Boston.com)

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