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USA Today Sports
Alex Reimer
April 11, 2019 - 1:01 pm
One of the prevailing mysteries in the gossipy world of Boston sports media is what happened with Jorge Andres at NBC Sports Boston. The veteran anchor, who worked at ESPN for four years prior to his hiring, left the regional network before he even hit the air. Further complicating matters, NBC...
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USA Today Sports
Jim Hackett
April 10, 2019 - 11:09 pm
Winning begets winning, just see the 2018 World Series champion Red Sox for proof of that. However, on that same theme, losing most certainly begets losing and you need to look no further than the standings or the sloppy play of the first two weeks of the Red Sox new season for evidence. The Red...
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Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels
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Ryan Hannable
April 10, 2019 - 9:49 pm
While the Patriots haven’t signed any real big names on the offensive side of the ball so far this offseason, it doesn’t mean they haven’t shown any interest. Recall the report from NFL Media’s Mike Giardi a few weeks ago that said the Patriots inquired about just about every available wide...
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Alex Reimer
April 10, 2019 - 10:07 am
I have a blindspot for Manny Ramirez. In my eyes, his sweet right-handed swing and larger than life persona outweigh his multiple drug suspensions. I would rather remember Manny diving to cut off Johnny Damon’s throw in the outfield than shoving down an elderly traveling security who failed to...
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Former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski
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Ryan Hannable
April 09, 2019 - 7:26 pm
Naturally, Tuesday at Fenway Park should have been about the Red Sox. The team was playing in its home opener where it welcomed back some past greats to participate in the 2018 World Series ring presentation ceremony, but instead the hour-long ceremony will be remembered for the appearance of the...
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USA Today Sports
Jim Hackett
April 05, 2019 - 8:49 am
April is one of the best months on the sports calendar. It brings the convergence of all four major sports in Boston and opens the door to the good times of spring and summer. So far though, it’s been a little slow out of the gate. The Red Sox have shall we say started a little slower than anyone...
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Alex Reimer
April 04, 2019 - 11:45 am
As a self-proclaimed vigilante for truth and justice, it pains me to side with a billionaire over a free press that’s trying to expose his alleged crimes. But any outlet that would release Robert Kraft’s sex tapes from the Orchids of Asia Day Spa wishes to engage in nothing more than legally...
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Ryan Hannable
April 03, 2019 - 9:08 am
The Patriots didn’t exactly crush the free agency portion of the offseason. But, as Bill Belichick said last week at the NFL owners meetings, it’s March (well, April now). There’s still plenty of time before the team plays games and there’s one big portion of the offseason to come — the NFL draft...
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Xander Bogaerts
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Alex Reimer
April 02, 2019 - 12:15 pm
Xander Bogaerts’ six-year extension is great news for the Red Sox. Boston has locked up its star young shortstop through his prime and seemingly still possesses enough financial flexibility to retain Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez. With Chris Sale’s new deal finalized, it looks like the Red Sox are...
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USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
April 02, 2019 - 12:19 am
OAKLAND -- When Alex Cora got the call in his Seattle hotel room Thursday night, it probably caught the Red Sox manager a bit off guard. Why not? That was certainly the case when his boss learned of the news that Xander Bogaerts had agreed to a six-year, $120 million contract extension. "I was not...
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