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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
February 25, 2019 - 12:10 pm
Robert Kraft will probably suffer nominal legal penalties for his misdemeanor charge of twice soliciting prostitutes at a seedy day spa in Florida. The more complicated scenario involves how the NFL will discipline one of its most powerful kingmakers, especially considering the Patriots’ strained...
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Ryan Hannable
February 25, 2019 - 7:49 am
The Patriots have done an outstanding job over the years of turning over their talent to have success year-after-year. Right now, that isn’t totally the case. On the Patriots’ final 53-man roster to end last season, there were 10 players under the age of 25, but of those players only three true...
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Robert Kraft
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Alex Reimer
February 23, 2019 - 3:06 pm
Robert Kraft, one of the most powerful and recognizable men in the country’s preeminent entertainment industry, visited a seedy day spa in a Florida strip mall twice last month and illegally solicited prostitutes, law enforcement officials say. Even worse, police say Kraft’s alleged acts are...
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John Tomase
February 22, 2019 - 10:22 am
If Jayson Tatum wants to remain a Celtic for life, and Boston fans want to see Kyrie Irving in green beyond June, then the task over the next four months is pretty simple: win it all. No pressure. The Celtics' day of reckoning fast approaches with seemingly no way out of this current mess of a...
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Fenway Park
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John Tomase
February 21, 2019 - 6:33 pm
One of the first lessons you learn in the press box is that you'll encounter two types of writers: those who accept and encourage you from Day 1, and those who look right through you until you've paid your dues. The latter camp outnumbered the former when I joined the Red Sox beat for real in 1999...
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Russell Lansford-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
February 21, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Baseball’s glacial free agent market serves as a perfect symbol for the biggest problem that ails America’s former pastime: nothing happens, and when something actually does happen, it takes forever. In a sport where the ball isn’t even put into play 31-percent of the time, roughly two dozen...
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John Tomase
February 21, 2019 - 8:40 am
Here's a tale as old as No, No, Nanette: you can't pay everyone. Even baseball's highest payroll isn't limitless, and Red Sox owner John Henry made it clear on Monday that he won't run the Red Sox as a loss leader. "We have free agency in baseball," Henry said. "We have a lot of young players who...
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Ryan Hannable
February 21, 2019 - 8:33 am
There’s no doubt wide receiver is a top priority for the Patriots this offseason. And it will go beyond just free agency, as it likely needs to be addressed through the draft. There are just two receivers from last year under contract for 2019 — Julian Edelman and Braxton Berrios, who spent the...
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Jim Hackett
February 21, 2019 - 7:43 am
Celtics rotation issues? Problem solved. So I did a little research over the NBA All-Star break. Rather than watch an All-Star Game I have absolutely no interest in or a dunk contest I have less interest in, I spent some time exploring something I am interested in and that is the state of the...
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Alex Reimer
February 20, 2019 - 10:48 am
As we all know, the Patriots own six picks in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft this year. And they should not use any of those selections to select Tom Brady’s heir apparent. Instead, they should use them to get their soon to be 42-year-old quarterback help. Sorry Ken Laird, but if Coach...
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