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Alex Reimer
January 20, 2019 - 11:56 pm
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are not underdogs. But they’ve been pronounced dead every step of the way this season. And now, the Patriots are returning to the Super Bowl on their backs. Brady led the Patriots on two late-game touchdown drives against the Chiefs that each featured a vintage third-...
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John Tomase
January 20, 2019 - 9:21 am
Don't be seduced by San Diego. The Patriots steamrolled the Chargers in a shocking divisional round performance last week that we nonetheless should've seen coming. Defenses as inflexible and predictable as Gus Bradley's Cover-3 are like a nightshade-free, anti-inflammatory-rich all-you-can-eat...
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Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
January 20, 2019 - 1:21 am
Are the 2018-19 Bruins cursed? If you’re inclined to believe in such things, you’d pretty much have to subscribe to such a theory when it comes to the team that just can't stay healthy. Heading into their 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers at TD Garden on Saturday, the Bruins had lost 162 man games...
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Ryan Hannable
January 19, 2019 - 9:22 am
Even with the Patriots’ dominant performance over the Chargers last week in the AFC divisional round, it seemed hard to imagine them winning at Arrowhead Stadium in the AFC title game. Led by Andy Reid, Kansas City is loaded on offense with Patrick Mahomes having a spectacular season and then...
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Kyrie Irving
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John Tomase
January 18, 2019 - 1:26 pm
Kyrie Irving means well. But when it comes to young Celtics struggling to understand their responsibilities, Irving tops the list. He's a joy to watch and as he proved again in Wednesday's scintillating victory over the Raptors, he's made of steel where it counts, drilling a 30-footer in Kawhi...
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Matt Kalman
January 17, 2019 - 11:43 pm
David Backes scored a crucial power-play goal in the Bruins’ 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden on Thursday, one night after he was a healthy scratch for a 4-3 loss at Philadelphia. His previous goal came Jan. 5 against Buffalo in his first game after a three-game suspension. Coincidence...
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Ryan Hannable
January 17, 2019 - 10:43 pm
FOXBORO — Roughly midway through the first quarter of Sunday’s AFC title game, we’ll probably have a pretty good idea of who is going to win. Overall this season, the success of both the Patriots and the Chiefs has been extremely dependent on how they start the game. The Patriots are 11-1 when...
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Alex Reimer
January 17, 2019 - 11:40 am
Tom Brady showed a modicum of raw emotion in the immediate aftermath of the Patriots’ rout of the Chargers Sunday and it turned into the biggest story of AFC championship week. For the last year, we’ve talked incessantly about the end of the Brady-Belichick era. There was a rift between the two...
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Jim Hackett
January 17, 2019 - 8:00 am
By now you’ve seen the video and the memes at least once if not a few hundred times. So once again while Patriots fans across New England rejoiced in their team’s masterpiece on Sunday, Monday’s presser in New York featuring new Jets head coach Adam Gase left Jets fans reaching for the Maalox yet...
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John Tomase
January 16, 2019 - 1:08 pm
The Red Sox will visit the White House on Feb. 15, CEO Sam Kennedy told Dale & Keefe on Wednesday, and he used the language of decorum and norms to describe a president who respects neither. "This is an honor and a privilege to be invited to the White House," Kennedy told D&K. "We've tried...
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