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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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John Tomase
January 23, 2019 - 11:50 am
The photo ran everywhere on Sunday night, perfectly capturing Tom Brady's euphoric mix of jubilation and disbelief. Moments after a 37-31 sudden-death victory over the Chiefs in the AFC title game, Brady stood on the Arrowhead Stadium field with both hands on his head and a "no-bleeping-way" smile...
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Rob Bradford
January 23, 2019 - 7:52 am
In 2008 I was cruising along toward a Hall of Fame vote. Three years in the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Then something happened. I took a job in what was perceived as the fly-by-night world of the internet. The way it works is that you need 10 consecutive years in the BWAA in order to...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
January 23, 2019 - 12:06 am
There’s no question Tom Brady had a subpar season by his standards in 2018. The 41-year-old didn’t finish in the top-10 in most major statistical categories, but like he always seems to do, he’s still playing into February when 30 other NFL starting quarterbacks are on the golf course and sitting...
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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady
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Alex Reimer
January 22, 2019 - 11:19 am
“Un-effing-believable!” “I’m the baddest mother-bleeper on the planet!” “I love you, too.” Tom Brady will play in his ninth Super Bowl Feb. 3, but it seems like he’s enjoying this one even more than the others. His apparent jubilation is palpable through expletive-laden postgame interviews with...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
January 21, 2019 - 8:08 am
KANSAS CITY — You couldn’t really have scripted it any better than that. The Patriots’ 37-31 overtime win over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday in the AFC championship was indicative of how the entire 2018 season went — lots of bumps along the way, but in the end proving a lot of people wrong...
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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 three late-game touchdown drives against the Chiefs in their improbable 37-31 victory...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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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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