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Chris Bourque, the son of you-know-who, scored the game-winner in overtime as BU defeated Northeastern, 3-2, to win yet another Beanpot. Game stories come from the Globe’s Fluto Shinzawa and longtime Herald college hockey scribe John Connolly.

Others stories from the 53rd annual event include a look at the MVP from former Globe staffer Bob Monahan, a notebook by Shinzawa looking at RPIs and Joe Gordon looking at BC’s win in the consolation game.

There are more Beanpot stories, but like the Boston Marathon and the Regatta on the Charles or whatever it’s called, few sports fans around New England really care. The Beanpot is great to attend, like the other two, but it’s more for the atmosphere than anything else.

Moving on, Chris Snow has a look at Trot Nixon and his hopes for a healthy campaign. Nixon is among the most honest interviews in professional sports and he has some good comments here. Tony Massarotti checks in with a look at the Red Sox ownership and their goals. Over at the ProJo, Bill Reynolds has three mini-columns with the Jose Canseco fiasco leading his piece.

The region’s favorite columnist, Bill Simmons returns to ESPN with a ‘thoughts’ column. Some good laughs as usual. Let’s just hope someone pulls the plug on those cartoons sooner rather than later.

On the Patriots’ front, Michael Felger has a look at offensive line coach Jeff Davidson departing for Cleveland with Romeo.

Bill Griffith has a media column focusing on, who else, Canseco.

Finally, the Courant’s Tom Yantz has a nice look at Providence College hoops second-leading scorer Dwight Brewington, who is 60 percent deaf.

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