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BSJ Daily Briefing 3.15.21 – Busy week ahead for Patriots; Celtics rout Rockets

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Good afternoon!

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

Brace yourselves, Patriots fans — the new NFL league year in nearly upon us. And the Patriots have plenty of work to do. Greg breaks down New England's top needs in what should be a pivotal offseason.

New England traded Marcus Cannon to the Texans. 

The Celtics blew out the Rockets on Sunday, with Robert Williams playing a key role in the C's much-needed rout. 

MLB is looking to tinker with its rule book, and is using the minor leagues as its laboratory. 

What can NHL fans expect in 2021-22 from a new ESPN/ABC deal?

Celtics need to find some cohesion between Tatum, Walker and Brown. 

Nathan Eovaldi regularly hit 100 mph with his fastball in his last start. Not too shabby.

A. Sherrod Blakely thinks we've hit the dog days of the 2021 NBA season. 

Saturday might have been rock bottom for an inconsistent Bruins team. 

Franchy Cordero is looking for a clean slate with the Red Sox. 

New Patriots pod. 

Is Lonzo Ball a legitimate trade target for the Celtics? 

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Time to hit the links…

PATRIOTS

NFL Notebook: Patriots’ needs and how to fill them heading into the new league year
Patriots trade Marcus Cannon to the Texans for pick swaps
Podcast: Bedard Patriots Pod – The ins and outs of Cam Newton’s return

CELTICS

Karalis: How Robert Williams keyed the game-changing run that triggered a blowout
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 134, Rockets 107- Tatum, Brown power much-needed blowout win
Celtics Notebook: Finding a flow between Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown, & Jayson Tatum
NBA Notebook: C’s fans, brace yourselves for the Stand-Pat-and-Puke portion of the season
Karalis: Lonzo Ball could be an intriguing trade target for Danny Ainge

RED SOX 

MLB Notebook: With minor leagues as its laboratory, MLB experiments with some new rules
Red Sox Notebook: Brasier (finger fracture) won’t be ready for opener; Eovaldi flashes heat
McAdam: Delayed by COVID, Cordero eager to make up for lost time
Red Sox Notebook: Bogaerts sees first game action; Sawamura debuts; Richards rebounds
McAdam: The one constant for the ’21 Red Sox OF will be change

BRUINS

NHL Notebook: What can fans expect from NHL in 2021-22 & beyond?
Ryan: Saturday’s snoozer might have been rock bottom for Bruins’ listless offense
BSJ Game Report: Rangers 4, Bruins 0 – B’s lifeless as Rangers punch back
Bruins Notebook: More tough luck for Zach Senyshyn after encouraging debut; Rask out again Saturday

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ON TAP

1 p.m.: MLB — Red Sox at Rays, NESN
6 p.m.: NCAA WBB — NCAA Selection Show, ESPN
7 p.m.: NHL — Bruins at Penguins, NESN
7 p.m.: NHL — Flyers at Rangers, NBCSN
8 p.m.: NBA — Knicks at Nets, ESPN
10:30 p.m.: NBA — Lakers at Warriors, ESPN

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PARTING THOUGHT

https://twitter.com/Patriots/status/1370143637099720704

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