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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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Matt Kalman
November 12, 2018 - 12:27 am
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy’s favorite way to describe rookie defenseman Jeremy Lauzon is to say he “eats pucks.” Lauzon fortuitously didn’t eat Sean Kuraly’s shoot-in from the red line that went off the end wall and eluded wandering Vegas goaltender Malcolm Subban in the first period Sunday...
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Ryan Hannable
November 11, 2018 - 8:39 pm
A three-play sequence in the fourth quarter summed up the entire Titans shellacking of the Patriots. Trailing 27-10, the Patriots called a trick play, taking after the “Philly Special,” when Tom Brady flipped the ball to Julian Edelman on a reverse, but then Edelman threw it back to Brady. The...
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Matt Kalman
November 11, 2018 - 1:30 am
Not many 24-year-old, second-year NHL defensemen get asked to give a pep talk to a young teammate or to help shut down one of the most dangerous offensive lines in the league in the same day, but coach Bruce Cassidy didn’t hesitate to heap those responsibilities on Matt Grzelcyk on Saturday...
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Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
November 10, 2018 - 12:36 pm
Jayson Tatum worshipped Kobe Bryant as a kid, so when he got the chance to work with his idol this summer, how could he refuse? The Celtics can be forgiven for wishing he had. A month into Tatum’s sophomore campaign, the talented 20-year-old has regressed. When last season ended, he was Boston’s...
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Gordon Hayward
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John Tomase
November 09, 2018 - 12:11 pm
Gordon Hayward entered the NBA as a baby-faced bundle of potential. He arrived in Boston as a hardened, chiseled All-Star. He spent every second in between with the Utah Jazz. He returns to Utah on Friday night, and it’s worth revisiting just what kind of player he became there before a...
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Boston College (2009)
Alex Reimer
November 09, 2018 - 11:26 am
The lobbying effort to bring the country’s premier college football show to Chestnut Hill started one month ago. Boston College routed ACC rival Louisville in mid-October, presenting Steve Addazio’s squad with an opportunity to control its own fate in one of college football’s legacy conferences...
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