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Morning Sports Update: Dustin Pedroia says Red Sox ‘have the pieces’

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Dustin Pedroia listens to instructions from third base coach Brian Butterfield during spring training. Patrick Semansky

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Dustin Pedroia sounds optimistic about Red Sox’ personnel, Avery Bradley blocks Gordon Hayward in the final seconds of the Celtics’ 100-95 win over the Jazz, and the Bruins acquire two veterans at the trade deadline.

Dustin Pedroia says Red Sox ‘have the pieces’: “We have the pieces,’’ he said. “It’s a matter of playing well. It’s time to win again. With all these young guys we have, their mind-set is in the right place. Everyone is going in the right direction.’’ (The Boston Globe)

Avery Bradley elevates for a game-saving block: “I love to take that challenge, to be able to get a stop for our team, because I want to win the game that bad,’’ Bradley said. “I’ll guard anybody for my team.’’ (


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Bruins acquire veterans John-Michael Liles, Lee Stempniak at NHL trade deadline: “The Boston Bruins acquired a pair of veterans before the NHL trade deadline passed on Monday afternoon, dealing for defenseman John-Michael Liles from the Carolina Hurricanes and forward Lee Stempniak from the New Jersey Devils.’’ (

Bruins and Loui Eriksson will reportedly continue to negotiate a new deal: “According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the Bruins did not trade Loui Eriksson at the trade deadline and will continue to work on an extension for the player.’’ (

Tom Brady jabs at Julian Edelman in Leap Day celebration:


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Isaiah Thomas laughs off CSNNE Gary Tanguay’s critical comments: “That guy is funny,’’ Thomas said. “The funny thing about it, he’s going back on everything he’s saying because he knows he’s wrong. I don’t know him, but he’s got some bad rap on social media, so that says a lot about him. But it is what it is. I told you: They’ll find something to say.’’ (

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