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Scott Boras, the agent for Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek was on the Dale & Neumy show today, and said that they are seeking a 5 year deal with a no-trade clause. Sam Borden of the NY Daily News says that the Red Sox and Yankees are preparing to battle it out for Carl Pavano. Gordon Edes writes about Roger Clemens, who may walk away from the game after claiming his 7th Cy Young Award.

Eric McHugh says that the Patriots’ coaching staff are not afraid to take chances and move players into roles they might be good at. Garry Brown gets a little misty eyed as Adam Vinatieri’s fake field goal Sunday reminds him of a high school trick play 40 years ago. Tom King looks at the willing attitude by the Patriot players to fill any role asked of them. Mike Reiss weighs in on his blog with some thoughts and observations from this morning in Foxboro. Nick Cafardo had a Patriots chat on today. McHugh’s notebook looks at the Patriots success in the two minute offense.

Eddie Andelman on WWZN made the modest claim today that the Patriots would not exist today if weren’t for him…