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Matt Kalman
December 02, 2018 - 1:17 am
Don Cherry, the man whose name brands all those “Rock’em Sock’em” hockey videos, was asked about the current Bruins’ injury issues prior to being honored for The Sports Museum this week. “We used to be the ones to give the injuries,” Cherry said about the Lunch Pail AC teams he coached in Boston in...
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Tuukka Rask has returned as the Bruins' MVP, this season. (Eric Bolte/USA Today Sports)
Matt Kalman
November 30, 2018 - 1:23 pm
When posed with a question about this being the time of year he typically finds his groove in goal, Tuukka Rask made a joke Thursday. “I don’t know. Maybe I just don’t want to play in October,” said Rask, after a 2-1 shootout win against the New York Islanders at TD Garden. Rask got a hearty laugh...
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Matt Kalman
November 30, 2018 - 9:01 am
When posed with a question about this being the time of year he typically finds his groove in goal, Tuukka Rask made a joke Thursday. “I don’t know. Maybe I just don’t want to play in October,” said Rask, after a 2-1 shootout win against the New York Islanders at TD Garden. Rask got a hearty laugh...
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Ryan Hannable
November 29, 2018 - 9:57 pm
Here we go again, just a little earlier than usual. Every year it seems Josh McDaniels’ name gets brought up when it comes to head-coaching vacancies across the NFL and it’s already begun — a full five weeks before the regular season even comes to a close. It’s no surprise since McDaniels is one of...
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Alex Reimer
November 29, 2018 - 11:58 am
Joe Buck might be the most scrutinized sports announcer ever. Over the last two decades, he’s called 20 World Series, five Super Bowls and 19 MLB All-Star Games as Fox’s lead man for its NFL and baseball coverage. His baritone is omnipresent in living rooms across the country, serving as the...
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Ryan Hannable
November 29, 2018 - 10:20 am
Let’s make this clear before we go any further: Tom Brady is not the same player as he was a year ago and he’s showing some signs of being 41 years old. We’re not denying that. But, with that being said, Brady is closer to playing like he did last year, in which he won MVP, than you may think...
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Ryan Hannable
November 28, 2018 - 11:43 pm
FOXBORO — For as nice as it was to pick up a win Sunday on the road following the blowout loss to the Titans and the bye week, it was still against the Jets. New York entered the game 3-7 and were starting Josh McCown at quarterback, who entered with a quarterback rating below 40 this season. While...
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Jim Hackett
November 28, 2018 - 10:35 pm
It’s both incomplete and cliché to say that now is the time when Brad Stevens will really earn his stripes as a coach. He’s earned it in spades already with incremental overachievement year after year. His Celtics teams were overachieving, fighting hard and incrementally improving even well prior...
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Edwin Jackson
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John Tomase
November 28, 2018 - 11:57 am
News that the Red Sox are interested in Mariners closer Edwin Diaz makes perfect sense, because he’s the ideal Dave Dombrowski acquisition. The Red Sox president of baseball operations didn’t build a World Series winner around the margins. He chose the full frontal assault. That meant spending $217...
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Alex Reimer
November 28, 2018 - 10:12 am
We are told one of the beauties of America is that consumers can vote with their wallets. Well, the people have spoken time and time again when it comes to their feelings about the NFL’s laissez-faire attitude towards domestic violence: they don’t care. The Redskins’ decision to sign linebacker...
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