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Morning Sports Update: Bill Belichick says respect for Peyton Manning was ‘second to none’

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Peyton Manning and Bill Belichick speak after the AFC Championship game in in Jan. 2016. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Peyton Manning will reportedly announce his retirement on Monday, and Bill Belichick and Tom Brady share their thoughts on Manning’s career.

Bill Belichick congratulates Peyton Manning on ‘tremendous career’: “It is with great admiration that I congratulate Peyton Manning for his tremendous career in the National Football League,’’ Bill Belichick said. “Peyton raised the bar as a performer and as a competitor and with a personal class in which he carried himself off the field.’’ (ESPN.com)

Tom Brady says Peyton Manning ‘set the standard’ for quarterbacks: “Who has lived up to the expectations year after year after year as well as Peyton?’’ says Tom Brady. “He’s done it so gracefully, so admirably. He set the standard for how to play the quarterback position.’’ (MMQB.com)

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John Farrell praises Hanley Ramirez’s hard work as a hitter: “It’s more of a line-drive approach,’’ Farrell said. “You look at the way he finishes swings, more of a two-handed finish than the release of the top hand. It’s enabled him to be more compact.’’ (The Boston Globe)

Revolution draw Dynamo with final-minute goal in 2016 season-opener: “Daigo Kobayashi scored on a header in the final seconds of second-half stoppage time and the New England Revolution tied the Houston Dynamo 3-3 on Sunday in an MLS season opener.’’ (Boston.com)

Clay Buchholz has rough spring debut, but Red Sox beat Orioles, 8-7: “Clay Buchholz was shaky in his spring debut for Boston, giving up three hits and three walks in 1 1/3 innings as the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-7 Sunday.’’ (Boston.com)

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Patriots have tendered offensive tackle Cameron Fleming:

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The Red Sox 40-man squad

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