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Ryan Hannable
November 20, 2018 - 12:23 am
After missing three out of the last four games with nagging ankle and back injuries, all indications are Rob Gronkowski will make his return to the field Sunday afternoon against the Jets. It appeared the Patriots stayed patient with the All-Pro tight end prior to last week’s bye week to give him...
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Alex Reimer
November 18, 2018 - 8:32 pm
It doesn’t look like the Browns will consider former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for their head coaching vacancy after all. Cleveland general manager John Dorsey denied Adam Schefter’s shocking report Sunday and Rice refuted the story as well. That is for the best, because let’s not mince...
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Matt Kalman
November 17, 2018 - 7:52 pm
We’ve been here before with Zdeno Chara, so we know that the injury absence of at least four weeks the Bruins announced Saturday for the star defensemen after he injured his left MCL in the first period Wednesday in Denver is a minimum estimate. The Bruins announced that Chara will be re-evaluated...
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WEEI
Alex Reimer
November 16, 2018 - 12:55 pm
The Boston Globe’s media critic says he’s a junior varsity version of Gerry Callahan; Lou Merloni says he can’t escape his character as a degenerate gambler; Kirk Minihane says he’s "a whatever." This is Mike Mutnansky’s time to prove them all wrong. As you undoubtedly know, there was a big shakeup...
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Bryce Harper
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John Tomase
November 15, 2018 - 11:48 am
The Yankees won 100 games last year. Now imagine them with Bryce Harper. The former Rookie of the Year and MVP has hit the free agent market, and there’s only a handful of teams in baseball that can afford him. The Bombers top the list. Harper reportedly rejected a 10-year, $300 million extension...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Jim Hackett
November 15, 2018 - 9:47 am
In last year’s playoffs vs. the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, there were some tense moments for the Celtics, particularly against Milwaukee, but I never felt any fear. There was plenty of tension but a stronger dose of confidence as I watched game by game. Even in the Eastern Conference...
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Jaylen Brown
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John Tomase
November 14, 2018 - 1:19 pm
Watching the Celtics fall behind by 16 a night before mounting furiously futile rallies on a 1-4 West coast trip made it clear that change is needed. At this point last year, without Gordon Hayward, the Celtics were 11-2. Now they’re 7-6 and middle of the pack in the Eastern Conference. There are...
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Matt Kalman
November 13, 2018 - 4:12 pm
Tuukka Rask is back. The Bruins goaltender practiced with his teammates at Warrior Ice Arena on Tuesday after four days away from the club to attend to a personal matter. After leaving the ice, Rask got out of his equipment and thanked the Bruins for allowing him to take time off and expressed...
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Ryan Hannable
November 12, 2018 - 10:14 pm
Sunday was an uncharacteristically poor performance for the Patriots. Every good team has a stinker every once in awhile, but for the Patriots it is rare for it to occur in the second half in the season. Usually it’s early on when the team is still figuring things out. Sunday’s 34-10 loss to the...
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Alex Reimer
November 12, 2018 - 11:01 am
At the end of “Mean Girls,” high school bully Regina George is hit by a bus. Mike Vrabel and the Titans delivered a similar blow to the Patriots Sunday in Tennessee, sending the NFL’s chief tormentors into their bye week with lots to think about. There have been other embarrassing losses in the...
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