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Rob Bradford
October 16, 2018 - 7:05 am
HOUSTON -- I don't really know Alex Bregman. I've interviewed him maybe twice. Seemed nice enough. Alex Cora thinks highly of him. Obviously, Blake Swihart is a big proponent of his childhood friend. I just recently talked to a bunch of folks who have known the guy for a long, long time and swore...
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John Tomase
October 16, 2018 - 1:42 am
The Red Sox stand only seven wins from the World Series after an historic regular season. The Patriots just beat the "best" team in the AFC and might be Super Bowl favorites again because, my God, this run is never going to end. And yet for my money, the most exciting team in Boston hasn't even...
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Ryan Hannable
October 15, 2018 - 3:40 am
FOXBORO — It was an instant classic. After leading 24-9 at the half, the Chiefs mounted a tremendous second half comeback to actually take a 33-30 lead with 8:38 to play. But, then came 20 more points before it was over. Tom Brady had a four-yard touchdown run to take the lead, a 50-yard Stephen...
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Yuli Gurriel
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John Tomase
October 14, 2018 - 1:38 am
We all suspected the Astros wouldn't be intimidated by playoff baseball in Fenway Park. What we didn't see coming was the Red Sox suffering a collective nervous breakdown. It's one thing to lose to a great team -- the Astros certainly qualify. It's another to fall because you roll down the stairs...
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Rob Bradford
October 11, 2018 - 7:38 pm
Driving into the New Mexico countryside in April is just part of the deal, particularly for guys like Amiel Sawdaye and Matt Mahoney. They are the guys whose job it is to find baseball talent, which is why the duo found themselves driving 45 minutes outside Albuquerque on a spring day in 2011. The...
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Jim Hackett
October 11, 2018 - 4:14 pm
It's tough to bet against Alex Cora these days. After winning a team record 108 games in the regular season followed by his Midas touch throughout the impressive dismissal of the Yankees in the ALDS, who can doubt the Red Sox manager's decision-making? Well, I can. I didn't think I would until mid-...
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Alex Reimer
October 11, 2018 - 11:49 am
Last week, legendary NFL scribe Peter King generated headlines when he pledged he would no longer appear on Barstool Sports platforms, due to the company’s history of online harassment and misogynistic tone. King, a frequent guest on Barstool’s popular “Pardon My Take” podcast, made his...
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Ryan Hannable
October 11, 2018 - 8:11 am
FOXBORO — A road Monday night game, followed by a physical battle with the Jaguars at home and then a trip to New England for a showdown on Sunday Night Football. This is what the Chiefs have done the last several weeks, so it’s fair to say they could have had an easier road leading into Sunday’s...
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Jim Hackett
October 11, 2018 - 8:05 am
I’ve been wanting to write an article like this for 40 years. If I had a Cuban cigar handy on Tuesday night I surely would have lit it up. Instead, I’ll tread through my golf bag this weekend and find some stray knock-off cigar that was given to me God knows how long ago. It will still be sweet and...
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Ryan Hannable
October 10, 2018 - 11:03 am
FOXBORO — Through five games, it hasn’t exactly been a typical year for Tom Brady. The Patriots quarterback is usually right up there at the top of the league in all statistical categories, but that just hasn’t been there to this point. Brady is 121-for-179 with 1,259 yards, 12 touchdowns, six...
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