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BSJ Daily Briefing 12.28.20: Patriots host Bills with Newton, Celtics drop 2nd straight, Sox lose out on RHP

Good morning!

Your daily rundown of what's going on with the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Revolution, and what's about to happen...

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Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

NFL Notebook: What does Bill Belichick really want in the next quarterback?
Bedard: Where the Patriots’ offensive depth chart stands for 2021 – Who’s the next QB?
Completed Q&A: Bedard on Patriots, NFL 12.26.20

CELTICS

Questionable crunch-time habits resurface for Jayson Tatum against Pacers
BSJ Game Report: Pacers 108, Celtics 107 – Tatum, C’s fall short in crunch time
NBA Notebook: How a wave of extensions impacts 2021 free agency outlook for Celtics
Celtics legend KC Jones passes away at age 88
Robb: Reinforcements will be needed for Celtics to hang with Nets

RED SOX

MLB Notebook: A look at the pros and cons of various Red Sox free agent pitching targets; Duran’s winter league performance
McAdam: Updated – Red Sox lose out in bid for RHP Kohei Arihara
New England Roots: Rich Hill on pickup games in Milton, the Park League & the fandom that never leaves

BRUINS

NHL Notebook: 20 players to watch during World Juniors; why Kucherov injury could actually benefit Lightning
Podcast: Poke The Bear, Ep. 23 – Making way-too-early predictions for 2021 Bruins season

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ON TAP

6 p.m.: NHL — World Juniors: Sweden vs. Austria NHL Network
7 p.m.: WCBK — Morgan St. at Syracuse ACC Network
7 p.m.: MCBK — Illinois St. at Loyola Chicago CBSSN
7 p.m.: MCBK — Maryland at Wisconsin FS1
7 p.m.: MCHK — Providence at New Hampshire NESN
7:30 p.m.: NBA — Memphis at Brooklyn NBATV
8 p.m.: MCBK — Michigan St. at Minnesota Big Ten Network
8 p.m.: WCBK — Northwestern St. at Texas A&M SEC Network
8:15 p.m.: NFL — Buffalo at Patriots Ch. 5, ESPN
9:30 p.m.: NHL
— World Juniors: Germany vs. Slovakia NHL Network
10 p.m.: NBA
 — Portland at LA Lakers NBATV

NOTE on National college basketball schedule. There are so many channels (what the heck is FloHoops?) and Covid cancelations, we simply can't list every game that's on. Haven't really found a good list, but the NCAA daily schedule is here.

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PARTING THOUGHT

RIP, KC Jones ... the coach of my childhood.

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