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Alex Reimer
June 20, 2018 - 11:40 am
Few sights are sadder than grown men and women with college degrees trying to decipher Tom Brady’s vague Instagram posts. The only thing more depressing is when middle-aged talk show hosts attempt to interpret Rob Gronkowski’s latest Juicy J-inspired subtweet. But that’s where we are in 2018. All...
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Sara Civian
June 20, 2018 - 10:03 am
It seems like plenty has happened surrounding the Bruins since last Wednesday . Like many weeks leading up to National Hockey League free agency, this of course means two things: 1. Almost nothing has actually happened. 2. What’s transpired has left us with more questions than answers. Let’s sift...
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John Tomase
June 18, 2018 - 10:02 am
Trading Isaiah Thomas last summer suggested there was no bridge Danny Ainge wouldn't cross -- and then reduce to rubble -- to improve his team. The King in the Fourth captivated fans, made the Celtics relevant, and led an improbable run to the conference finals. He did so while playing through the...
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Ryan Hannable
June 17, 2018 - 11:22 pm
In the days following the Patriots’ loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII, it seemed like Bill Belichick's time was running out. The long-time coach had just benched Malcolm Butler in the biggest game of the season and received the most backlash of any move he’s made as head coach of the Patriots...
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Rob Bradford
June 16, 2018 - 11:42 pm
Ten years ago Kirk Minihane could be found at the Upper Deck Card Company. Friday night the guy who was toiling over the "Gretzky Set" at the same time Kevin Cullen was regularly clinking glasses with the Fourth Estate’s upper-crust made us remember why many of us get in this business of journalism...
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Scott McLaughlin
June 15, 2018 - 3:12 pm
It’s easy to see why some trade rumors have connected the Bruins to Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Noah Hanifin. First, the Hurricanes, a team under new ownership, are looking to make some moves, and one of the most logical splashes for them would be trading one of their good young defensemen for...
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Ryan Hannable
June 14, 2018 - 9:21 pm
This was an unusual week for the Patriots and Bill Belichick. No, not canceling the final two OTA sessions — he’s canceled some in the past. Rather, the team-bonding trip to Fenway Park on Monday where the team reportedly played games such as cornhole and then Tuesday’s final OTA session where the...
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Ryan Hannable
June 14, 2018 - 8:07 am
With Bill Belichick canceling Thursday and Friday’s OTA sessions, the offseason workout program is officially over and players are off until training camp, which will begin in late July. In all, the Patriots had eight on-field practices this spring — five OTA sessions and three mandatory minicamp...
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LeBron James
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John Tomase
June 13, 2018 - 1:09 pm
LeBron James should have only one thought as he enters free agency: championships. The Celtics should have only one concurrent thought: championship window. That extra word makes all the difference, and that's when it hits you: James needs the Celtics more than they need him. It's crazy, on one...
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Sara Civian
June 13, 2018 - 9:10 am
The Bruins were knocked out of the playoffs well over a month ago, but isn’t this offseason flying by? The 2017-18 team had a multi-round run worth paying attention to -- that has something to do with it. Maybe the Summer of Alexander Ovechkin does, too. Really can’t recommend this one enough (via...
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