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Morning sports update: How the Red Sox lineup looks with the inclusion of J.D. Martinez

J.D. Martinez in 2017. Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press/File

The Bruins found a 2-1 victory in overtime against the Flames on Monday night, while the Celtics enjoy their remaining time off during the All-Star break.

Here’s a look at a few other stories:

What the Red Sox lineup now looks like with the addition of J.D. Martinez:

Red Sox add J.D. Martinez to a team they already loved: The Red Sox’ signing of slugger J.D. Martinez makes them a theoretically more potent team than the one that won 93 games and the A.L. East a season ago. Of course, in a division that includes an upgraded “muscle-bound Yankees” roster, things might be a little more complicated. (Boston Globe)

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USA men’s hockey advances to quarterfinals: USA men’s hockey advanced to an Olympic quarterfinals matchup with the Czech Republic thanks to a 5-1 win over Slovakia. Garret Roe’s third period goal highlighted a quality team performance:

Kevin McHale’s conversation with Larry Bird is a worthwhile trip down memory lane: Two Celtics legends recently sat down for NBA TV’s Players Only conversation. The interview between Kevin McHale and Larry Bird was informal, and a must-watch for fans of Boston basketball. (Boston.com)

What Red Sox spring training was like 100 years ago: The 1918 Red Sox won the World Series. A century later, the 2018 Red Sox will be looking to do the same. Here’s a look at how things were for Boston’s team in spring training when there was no artisan gelato being served at “Fenway South.” (Boston.com)

Assessing the Patriots’ priorities at linebacker: The 2017 Patriots made the most of their abilities at linebacker, despite enduring crucial injuries to players like Donta’ Hightower. Heading into the offseason, the team has a number of questions at linebacker, and several possibilities for improvement. (NESN)

Patriots unlikely to use franchise tag in 2018 offseason: Tuesday is the first day that NFL teams can apply the franchise or transition tag. According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, the Patriots are unlikely or unable to apply a tag to any of their possible free agents.

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The Patriots haven’t used the tool since 2015, when kicker Stephen Gostkowski eventually signed an extension. The last Patriot to play out the season on a franchise tag was Wes Welker in 2012, who left as a free agent. (ESPN)

Daily highlight: Manchester City’s bid to win four major trophies in a single season was ended by an unlikely loss to Wigan Athletic in the F.A. Cup on Monday. Will Grigg scored for the third division side in a 1-0 win:

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