Morning Sports Update: Patriots reportedly reached out to Rishard Matthews

Good morning, sports fans

The Patriots’ free agent targets are starting to become clear. Wideout Rishard Matthews is reportedly a player of interest. Jim Davis/The Boston Globe

Brad Marchand scores a game-winner in the Bruins’ 1-0 overtime win against the Lightning, NFL free agency officially opens at 4 p.m. Wednesday, and Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez returns to baseball after Tommy John surgery.

Patriots reportedly reach out to RB Bilal Powell, WR Rishard Matthews:

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Watch Brad Marchand’s game-winning goal seconds into overtime:

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Christian Vazquez returns to Red Sox action after year-long injury recovery: “Yet here was Vazquez, 341 days after undergoing the procedure typically reserved for pitchers and with a rehabilitation of 12-15 months, behind the plate for the Boston Red Sox and catching lefty Roenis Elias for two innings of a spring training game against Wieters and the Orioles.’’ (

Isaiah Thomas wants to sit down with Tom Brady to pick his brain on leadership, greatness: “Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas is striving to become one of the best little men ever to play in the NBA, and he isn’t shy about seeking out advice.’’ (

BC ends losses, 88-66, to FSU, finishes the season 0-19: “Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton can empathize with Boston College’s Jim Christian, whose Eagles wrapped up the first 0-19 season in ACC men’s basketball with a conference tournament loss to the Seminoles.’’ (

36 images that will remind you how tough the ‘Big Bad Bruins’ were

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