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Morning Sports Update: Chris Long tweets he’s ‘so thankful’ for opportunity with Patriots

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Chris Long warms up before a game against the Seattle Seahawks. Steve Dykes/Getty Images

The Patriots trade defensive end Chandler Jones and sign free agent Chris Long, and the Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics all suffer losses on Tuesday.

Chris Long on signing with the Patriots: ‘I am so thankful’

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Patriots reportedly sign Chris Long to a one-year deal: “The Patriots continue their turnover in the trenches. The Patriots signed defensive end Chris Long to a one-year deal on Tuesday evening, according to ESPN’s Trey Wingo.’’ (Boston.com)

Patriots trade Chandler Jones to Cardinals: “The New England Patriots traded defensive end Chandler Jones to the Arizona Cardinals for guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round selection in the 2016 NFL draft on Tuesday.’’ (Boston.com)

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David Price racks up six strikeouts in four innings in Red Sox’ 6-3 loss to Yankees: “David Price got his first taste of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry Tuesday night, striking out six over four innings for Boston during its 6-3 loss to New York.’’ (Boston.com)

Bruins lose 3-2 at Sharks despite goals from David Krejci, Loui Eriksson: “Joonas Donskoi scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 13:23 remaining after an offensive zone penalty by Boston’s Jimmy Hayes and the San Jose Sharks beat the Bruins 3-2 on Tuesday night.’’ (Boston.com)

Celtics miss Jae Crowder in 103-98 loss to Pacers: “When they are whole, the Celtics are a handful. They are a team capable of throwing various lineups at an opponent and challenging them to untangle the havoc they create. They are deep and they are relentless.’’ (The Boston Globe)

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