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BSJ Weekend Briefing 01.03.19: The end or a great run for Patriots? Celtics back-to-back, Bruins fall

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(Adam Richins for BSJ)

Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder how topsy-turvy this weekend is going to be...

Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Dr. Flynn: There’s little doubt Tom Brady is dealing with a physical issue, but that doesn’t explain everything
BSJ Live Q&A: Bedard on Patriots-Titans, 4 p.m. Saturday
The Quest for 7: Patriots H.O.F. News, Titans Insight, Links 1.3.20
View From Nashville: When the Titans’ offense became the Titans’ offense
Bedard: When it comes to bouncing back, Stephon Gilmore has it covered
Video: Tom Brady on possible last home game with Patriots
Video: Stephon Gilmore on bouncing back from loss, Titans challenge
View from Nashville: In Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown and Jonnu Smith, Titans have a trio no one wants to tackle

CELTICS

No excuses: Celtics are ready to tackle January gauntlet
Kemba Walker (flu) out against Hawks, Tremont Waters recalled

BRUINS

If Bruins want to be buyers at trade deadline, some serious cap maneuvers will have to be made
What the Bruins can learn from a gritty Blue Jackets club following another OT loss
BSJ Game Report: Blue Jackets 2, Bruins 1 (OT) – B’s relinquish 3rd-period lead, fall again in OT
Completed Q&A: Conor Ryan on Bruins/NHL – 1.2.20

RED SOX

Hot Stove Lunch: Report – Mega-deal brewing with Dodgers
Red Sox fill No. 2 catcher hole with signing of Kevin Plawecki
Hot Stove Lunch: Red Sox continue to pass up on bargain options

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ON TAP

Today

Daily college basketball TV Schedule
World Juniors TV schedule

6 p.m.: PGA — Tournament of Champions (Golf)
6 p.m.: WCHK — Union at Harvard (NESN Plus)
6:30 p.m.
: WCBK — DePaul at Providence (FS2)
7 p.m.: NBA
 — Atlanta at Boston (NBCSB)
7 p.m.:
MCHK — Yale at UNH (NESN)
7:30 p.m
.: NHL — Washington at Carolina (NHLN)
8 p.m.: NBA — Philadelphia at Houston (ESPN)
10:30 p.m.: NBA — New Orleans at LA Lakers (ESPN)

Saturday

9 a.m.: NHL — World Juniors Semifinals: Sweden vs. Russia (NHLN)
11:30 a.m.
: CFB — Armed Forces Bowl: Southern Miss vs. Tulane (ESPN)
1 p.m.: NHL — World Juniors Semifinals: Canada vs. Finland (NHLN)
1 p.m.: NHL — Edmonton at Bruins (NESN)
2 p.m.: MCBK — Providence at DePaul (FS1)
4 p.m.: MCBK — William & Mary at Northeastern (NESN Plus)
4 p.m.: NHL — St. Louis at Vegas (NHLN)
4 p.m.: PGA — Tournament of Champions (NBC)
4:30 p.m.: NFL — Buffalo at Houston (ABC/ESPN)
4 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — Bedard on Patriots-Titans
7 p.m.:
MCHK — Brown at New Hampshire (NESN)
7 p.m.
: NHL — Pittsburgh at Montreal (NHLN)
8 p.m.: NBA — Celtics at Chicago (NBCSB)
8:15 p.m.: NFL — Tennessee at Patriots (CBS)

Sunday

9 a.m.: NHL — World Juniors: Third-place game (NHLN)
Noon: MCBK — Navy at Holy Cross (NESN)
1 p.m.: 
NHL — World Juniors: Championship (NHLN)
1 p.m.: NFL — Minnesota at New Orleans (Fox)
2 p.m.
: WCBK — Hofstra at Northeastern (NESN)
4 p.m.: MCBK — UMass at Saint Louis (NBCSN)
4:40 p.m.: NFL — Seattle at Philadelphia (NBC)
5 p.m.: NHL — Florida at Pittsburgh (NHLN)
6 p.m.: PGA — Tournament of Champions (Golf)
7:30 p.m.: NHL — Detroit at Chicago (NBCSN)
10 p.m.: NHL — Nashville at Anaheim (NBCSN)

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PARTING THOUGHT(S)

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