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Sara Civian
July 03, 2018 - 10:43 am
Anton Khudobin had about as quality a season as $1.2 million dollars could get the Bruins in 2017-18. Tuukka Rask’s 32-year-old backup went 16-6-7 with a 2.56 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. More than that, he pushed Rask to perform better through particular stretches at the...
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DeMarcus Cousins
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John Tomase
July 03, 2018 - 12:38 am
Me, standing on soap box: "I want no part of DeMarcus Cousins under any circumstances! He's a coach killer and a chemistry killer who's never won anything! There's NO WAY Danny Ainge would ever consider …" Me, lowering megaphone: "How much? Five million bucks? For one year? For real? "Uh, gotta go...
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Sara Civian
July 02, 2018 - 1:48 pm
At some point last season, the Bruins became self aware. None of us know exactly when that happened -- maybe they don’t even know when exactly it clicked -- but the awareness culminated in general manager Don Sweeney trading for Rick Nash at the deadline. The phrase “going all in” was tossed around...
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Alex Reimer
July 02, 2018 - 9:06 am
David Price solidified himself as a paper tiger Sunday, surrendering five bombs to the Yankees in one of the more pathetic performances you’ll ever see. Leading up to the start, Price passive-aggressively shamed the media for questioning his hutzpah, apparently feeling good after posting a 2.72 ERA...
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LeBron James and Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
July 01, 2018 - 11:43 pm
The last time the Celtics didn't have to worry about LeBron James, their roster included Vin Baker, Bimbo Coles, and Bruno Sundov. Danny Ainge was still learning his way around the Shawmut Center or whatever they were calling the Garden as the new director of basketball operations. The C's beat the...
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Sara Civian
June 29, 2018 - 12:46 pm
Before we talk about Bruins development camp, please indulge me in a tale of two prospects: Prospect One is past drafting age, but the NHL team that comes knocking at the end of his NCAA career won’t regret it. The rising senior has bounced around a few camps over the years. His problem is a...
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Alex Reimer
June 29, 2018 - 10:14 am
In Roger Goodell’s kangaroo court, it doesn’t matter what crime you commit, as long as you submit. The NFL announced Thursday Jameis Winston will be suspended three games for allegedly groping an Uber driver in 2016. Or, to quote the league’s press release, “touching the driver in an inappropriate...
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Jackie Bradley
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John Tomase
June 28, 2018 - 11:39 pm
The last time Red Sox-Yankees mattered this much, David Ortiz was in uniform. The last time Red Sox-Yankees commanded the attention of the baseball universe, Derek Jeter bloodied his uniform. The last time Red Sox-Yankees qualified as a drop-everything-you're-doing-and-watch event, Jason Varitek...
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Rob Bradford
June 28, 2018 - 8:42 am
Scott Boras was just arriving at Dodger Stadium Wednesday, having just finished lunch with a few of his Cubs clients, when he received the news. J.D. Martinez just hit his 25th home run. This was the latest round of vindication. "We’re not at all surprised that he got his 25th home run. When you’re...
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John Tomase
June 28, 2018 - 12:03 am
The red flag Dave Dombrowski casually dropped on Dustin Pedroia last July could've covered the Green Monster on opening day. "He has a bad knee that he's going to have to watch and we're going to have to watch for the rest of his career," Dombrowski said. Wait, what? Even recognizing Pedroia's...
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