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Morning Sports Update: Patriots reportedly express interest in C.J. Anderson

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The Patriots are kicking the tires on C.J. Anderson. Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

The Patriots reportedly express interest in a number of free agents, the Celtics win their 14th straight at home, and Gronk and David Ortiz combine for more Dunkin’ Donuts hilarity.

Patriots express interest in running back C.J. Anderson: “Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Patriots, Dolphins, 49ers, and Bears already have expressed interest in [C.J. Anderson] who currently is the best tailback on the Denver roster.’’ (ProFootballTalk.com)

Celtics win 14th straight at home, beat Grizzlies 116-96: ‘‘It wasn’t brain surgery,’’ coach Brad Stevens said after the Celtics turned a three-point halftime deficit into a 16-point lead and coasted to a 116-96 victory over the short-staffed Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.’’ (Boston.com)

Brad Stevens’s halftime message was short, sweet, and apparently effective on Wednesday:

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Wideout Mohamed Sanu reportedly will visit Falcons, then Patriots:

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LeGarrette Blount says he wants to stay with Patriots: “Appearing on Periscope, the big back, who suffered a season-ending hip injury Dec. 13 against the Texans, told an inquiring fan, “I hope so’’ when asked if he would be back with the Patriots.’’ (The Boston Globe)

Rob Gronkowski and David Ortiz have a new hit single coming out:

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What position will Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada play? “The Red Sox have chosen to keep him at second base for comfort and convenience, but whether he stays there will depend on the progress he makes this season at Salem or Portland.’’ (The Boston Globe)

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