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BSJ Weekend Briefing 03.09.18: Brown OK after scary fall, Marchand leads Bruins (again)

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Welcome to Friday morning! A few quick notes before we get into the news of the day:

Jaylen Brown is OK. After that nasty fall last night in Minnesota, he walked off the court under his own power, and flew back to Boston with the team.

Brad Marchand is amazing, as he netted his third-straight game winner Thursday night, this one against the Flyers. Guy is playing lights out right now -- without Patrice Bergeron, Charlie McAvoy (lower-body injuries) and David Backes (three-game suspension) in the lineup, he's given the Bruins everything they've needed.

Login issues: DK had this note in Pittsburgh and it applies to us as well since we have the same platform:

Repeated logins have become less and less of an issue, though we still hear from some readers about them. We’re working toward a permanent solution, but it won’t be quick as it goes to the very foundation of the site.

That said, here are two common specifics that cause this:

1. Make sure your mobile browser is set to accept cookies. Our app is rooted in a browser. If cookies are shut off, repeated logins will be a must.

2. If you share your subscription with someone else — and I heard yet another example of this just yesterday — you’ll get logged out every time they get logged in, and vice versa. The only solution for that, obviously, is for the other person to get their own subscription.

A couple of other notable developments:

BSJ Analytics: We have debuted a new feature at BSJ that I want to get rolling on and expand: BSJ Analytics. The first installment was on why the Bruins should target Ryan McDonagh at the trade deadline. Ideally, we'd have a weekly column on each of the four sports. So if this is your area and you'd like to get involved, send us samples of your writing and ideas for future columns to

New England Revolution: The Revolution have started their season, but we're still going over our options on them. No, this isn't ideal, but it's a very long season and we're not going to rush anything to cover soccer in March. If you're interested in covering them for us, send me an email with your resume, clips and ideas for coverage to

And away we go...



Grading the 2017 Patriots: Offense overcame defense, personnel decisions
BSJ Live Q&A: Bedard on Patriots/NFL & BSJ, 4 p.m.
First and 10: With Aqib Talib going to LA, Patriots left to pursue Richard Sherman?
Report: CB Aqib Talib dealt to Rams
Salary cap recap 03.08.18: Patriots end day with $22,671,063 in cap space
What could ultimately tilt the scales when it comes to decisions for Richard Sherman and Aqib Talib?
Were the Patriots in on Seahawks end Michael Bennett?
ST Brandon King returns to Patriots on a two-year deal
First and 10: Thoughts on Richard Sherman, Aqib Talib, Michael Bennett and the Patriots

Red Sox

Red Sox notes: Nunez brings the energy (and a rebuilt knee); 3 things we learned
Video: Spring Training Diary, Day 24
Alex Cora wants Red Sox to rein in their aggressiveness on the bases
Live Coverage: Red Sox 6, Rays 6


Bruins rookie defenseman Matt Grzelcyk doing the hometown proud
BSJ Game Report: Bruins 3, Flyers 2 — Brad Marchand does it again
Live Coverage: Bruins 3, Flyers 2 
Charlie McAvoy discusses knee injury and rehab process
David Backes reacts to three-game suspension


BSJ Game Report: Celtics 117, Wolves 109 — Jaylen’s fall overshadows tough win
Jaylen Brown appears to dodge serious injury after ugly fall
Live Coverage: Celtics 117, Wolves 109 — C’s clinch a playoff spot



Noon: Bruins practice, TD Garden
1:05 p.m.
: Red Sox at Marlins, WEEI (McAdam)
2 p.m.: Men's CBK — A-10 Tournament: VCU vs. Rhode Island (NBCSN)
6:30 p.m.: Men's CBK — Big East Tournament: Providence vs. Xavier (FS1)
4 p.m.: BSJ Daily Live Q&A — Greg Bedard on Patriots/NFL & BSJ.
7 p.m.: 
Men's CHK — ECAC quarterfinals: Dartmouth at Harvard (NESN)


11 a.m.: Men's CBK — America East: UMBC at Vermont (ESPN2)
1 p.m.: 
Blackhawks at Bruins, NESN (McDonald)
1:05 p.m.
: Red Sox at Twins, NESN Plus (McAdam)
1:30 p.m.: MLS — Colorado at Revolution (NBCSB)
7 p.m.: Men's CHK — ECAC quarterfinals: Dartmouth at Harvard (NESN)


12:30 p.m.: Bruins at Blackhawks (NBC)
1:05 p.m.
: Orioles at Red Sox, NESN Plus (McAdam)
7:30 p.m.: Pacers at Celtics, NBCSB (Robb)


It's Marchy's world, the rest of us are just renting...


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