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Feb 18, 2019; Lee County, FL, USA; A general view of a Boston Red Sox helmet as Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (19) walks on the field during a spring training workout at Jet Blue Park at Fenway South. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

Here’s the key stories in sports to start the day from 98.5 The Sports Hub…

Red Sox Spring Training begins: Tuesday marks the official report date for pitchers and catchers in Fort Myers. The Red Sox begin camp without a manager, as the team is still waiting to hear from the league about a possible punishment related to their sign stealing scandal. They reportedly plan to name Alex Cora’s replacement after that punishment is finalized.

Tom Brady to hit open market:Reports yesterday indicated the Patriots will let Tom Brady enter unrestricted free agency when the new league year begins on March 18.

Jayson Tatum named Eastern Conference Player of the Week: For the first time in his career, Tatum has been tabbed Eastern Conference POTW. The 21-year-old averaged 31 points, six rebounds, and five assists while shooting 53.1 percent from beyond the arc over four games last week.

Northeastern wins the Beanpot: The Huskies completed their three-peat with a 5-4 double-overtime defeat of Boston University. Boston College blew out Harvard 7-2 in the consolation game.

Tonight’s Games:

Boston Celtics @ Houston Rockets, 9:30 p.m.: The Celtics take their seven-game winning streak into Houston for a matchup with the 33-20 Rockets. It is the first time the teams will meet this season. Boston lost both contests against the Rockets last season, and haven’t beaten them since the epic Marcus Smart-James Harden charge game in 2017. Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell will have the call tonight on 98.5 The Sports Hub, with pregame starting at 9.