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Morning Sports Update: Patriots safeties coach Steve Belichick says he wants to be just like his dad

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Steve Belichick is the Patriots' new safeties coach. Jim Davis/The Boston Globe

Pablo Sandoval will undergo shoulder surgery, Steve Belichick meets with the media after getting promoted to Patriots’ safeties coach, and Celtics coach Brad Stevens talks about losing to the Hawks in the playoffs.

Steve Belichick says he wants to be just like his dad: There were times when Steve Belichick looked and sounded like his father, Bill, when he sat down in front of a crowd of reporters for the first time since being named Patriots safeties coach. (CSNNE.com)

Pablo Sandoval to have surgery on left shoulder, could be out for season: Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval, a $95 million free agent who lost his starting job before going on the disabled list, will have exploratory surgery on his left shoulder to determine the source of the injury. (Boston.com)

NFL contests NFLPA and Tom Brady’s request for delay in Deflategate case: The National Football League wants the Deflategate saga over, and its legal team expressed as much in a court filing on Monday. (USAToday.com)

Bill Parcells compares new Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett to Tedy Bruschi, Willie McGinest: “He’s a Curtis Martin, Willie McGinest, Troy Brown type player. That’s the kind of guy he is. That’s what New England is getting,” Parcells said when reached yesterday. “Those kinds, those Tedy Bruschi types, those players who’ve been successful — he’s very similar in his personal life to those kinds of guys.” (Boston Herald)

Brad Stevens says ‘losing is like just the most brutal thing ever’: “The better season you had,” Stevens said, “the harder it is to watch.” (The Boston Globe)

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Fox Sports ‘passed’ on hiring Curt Schilling: “Curt’s camp reached out to us to gauge our interest and we passed,” a Fox Sports spokesman confirmed to Boston.com. (Boston.com)

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