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Tim Tebow scenario won't faze Patriots' Tom Brady, unlike fragi…

Tim Tebow scenario won't faze Patriots' Tom Brady, unlike fragile Mark Sanchez

Bill Belichick isn’t the only one growing tired of talking about Tim Tebow. The Patriots coach, who has had to deal with Tebowmania for just 36 hours or so, has already cut short questions about everyone’s favorite backup quarterback.
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  • Aceves quiets Rays in latest stint with Red Sox

    Aceves quiets Rays in latest stint with Red Sox

    ESPN.com Jun 12, 2013
    Alfredo Aceves threw six solid innings, Daniel Nava homered and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.
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  • Watch: A look at Patriots wide receivers at minicamp

    Watch: A look at Patriots wide receivers at minicamp

    boston.com Jun 12, 2013
    The Globe's Ben Volin and Zuri Berry review the Patriots second minicamp practice.
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  • Ryan Mallett: Patriots have three great quarterbacks

    Ryan Mallett: Patriots have three great quarterbacks

    profootballtalk.com Jun 12, 2013
    Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett says he feels good about having Tim Tebow as a teammate, even though Tebow’s presence means Mallett has new competition for the No. 2 quarterback job behind starter Tom Brady. In fact, Mallett says he, Brady and Tebow a
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  • Doc Rivers is reportedly hesitant to return to coach the Boston…

    Doc Rivers is reportedly hesitant to return to coach the Boston Celtics, which makes sense

    One has to take a “source close to the situation” and a “source familiar with their line of thinking” with a rather large grain of salt, but it has been nearly six weeks since the Boston Celtics’ season has ended, and the team appears no closer
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  • No Longer Top Dog: Wes Welker was Tom Brady's go-to guy; now he…

    No Longer Top Dog: Wes Welker was Tom Brady's go-to guy; now he's ju…

    CNNSI.com Jun 12, 2013
    Wes Welker was Tom Brady's go-to guy; now he's just another option for Peyton Manning. Welker's skills may not decline, but his role and stats will, Chris Burke writes.
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  • Celtics draft prospect profile: Steven Adams

    Celtics draft prospect profile: Steven Adams

    boston.com Jun 12, 2013
    Center Steven Adams is a phsical presence who needs some work on the offensive end.
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  • Tim Tebow arrives in Foxborough with media frenzy in tow

    Tim Tebow arrives in Foxborough with media frenzy in tow

    boston.com Jun 12, 2013
    Somewhere between 80-90 credentialed media were at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, the first day of Patriots’ mandatory minicamp, with reporters from CNN, ESPN, NFL Network, USA Today, four of New York’s daily newspapers, and even NPR on hand, all to see
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  • Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes present for mandatory practi…

    Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes present for mandatory practice

    boston.com Jun 12, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH - The Patriots’ first mandatory practice of minicamp was an uneventful one for fourth-year linebacker Brandon Spikes, who participated in just a handful of drills after being the lone no-show for voluntary workouts.
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  • Rob Gronkowski takes part in “Kids Cancer Buzz Off”

    Rob Gronkowski takes part in “Kids Cancer Buzz Off”

    patriotsgab.com Jun 12, 2013
    Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski took part in “Kids Cancer Buzz Off” for a nonprofit organization One Mission. Gronkowski joined 867 men, women, and children as they buzzed their hair in solidarity and support for those courageously fighting pediatri
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  • Video - Nava, Red Sox Edge Rays 00:31

    Nava, Red Sox Edge Rays

    Jun 12
    Daniel Nava's two-run homer was the difference in Boston's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay.
  • Video - Will Tebow Be A Distraction? 02:47

    Will Tebow Be A Distraction?

    Jun 12
    Brian Dawkins assesses Tim Tebow's fit in New England.
  • Video - Steve Mariucci on Tim Tebow: 'I don't think he'll be a distraction' 02:36

    Steve Mariucci on Tim Tebow: 'I don't think he'll be a distraction'

    Jun 12
    Steve Mariucci joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss whether Tim Tebow can conform to the low-profile standards of the New England Patriots.
  • Video - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady not worried about Tim Tebow distraction 02:30

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady not worried about Tim Tebow distraction

    Jun 12
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he has no fears about Tim Tebow causing a distraction for his team.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NBA Finals: Is this the real LeBron James?

    Jun 12
    What has gotten into LeBron James in the Finals? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez examine.
  • NFL pass-rushers face faster challenge

    Jun 12
    Sped-up offenses have defenses scrambling for ways to pressure the quarterback, writes John Clayton.
  • Brooklyn Nets on verge of naming Jason Kidd coach, sources

    Jun 12
    The Brooklyn Nets, after completing a five-hour interview with Brian Shaw, are strongly leaning toward hiring Jason Kidd as their next coach, according to sources close to the process.
  • Brooklyn Nets to hire Jason Kidd, sources

    Jun 12
    The Brooklyn Nets, after completing a five-hour interview with Brian Shaw, are strongly leaning toward hiring Jason Kidd as their next coach, according to sources close to the process.