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Ryan Hannable
May 15, 2018 - 1:39 pm
FOXBORO — Going into the draft, it seemed the biggest need on the Patriots roster was linebacker. On the depth chart there’s just Dont’a Hightower, Kyle Van Noy, Elandon Roberts, Marquis Flowers, Harvey Langi and Nicholas Grigsby. Many expected the team would use one of its top picks on a...
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Marcus Smart
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John Tomase
May 15, 2018 - 11:49 am
Klay Thompson caught a pass all alone on the left wing, took one dribble to set himself, and drilled a 3-pointer with no Rockets even remotely threatening his airspace. "Jaylen Brown would've closed out on that," I thought. Down the other end, Houston cleared out for James Harden, or Chris Paul, or...
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Alex Reimer
May 15, 2018 - 11:27 am
I used to attend Fenway Park with a militant attitude. We were to be in our seats for first pitch with programs in hand. Anybody who arrived late, or worse, threw their hands up for The Wave, was mocked on the car ride home. And most of all, singing during “Sweet Caroline” was forbidden. “How dare...
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Rob Bradford
May 15, 2018 - 2:10 am
"What happened? Um, the first possession ..." And so it began. LeBron James delighting the assembled media with a blow-by-blow account of the Celtics' run to begin the fourth quarter run Sunday. It was a verbal timeline that would be punctuated with a not-so-modest shrug and a "There you go," from...
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Sara Civian
May 14, 2018 - 4:19 pm
Full disclosure: I hopped on WEEI’s Celtics coverage the day after the Bruins’ season ended. With several established basketball reporters already carrying the beat, that isn’t something I need to hide. I’d look like a complete idiot if I even tried. I know no one cares about my 30 for 30 worthy...
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Ryan Hannable
May 14, 2018 - 2:06 pm
It seems like it was just yesterday Rob Gronkowski was drafted in the second-round of the 2010 draft by the Patriots. Eight NFL seasons later, and turning 29 on Monday, the surefire Hall of Fame tight end certainly is closer to the end of his career than the beginning. While some may quickly look...
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Alex Reimer
May 14, 2018 - 12:33 pm
Ostracizing sports betting while gambling became widely legalized always seemed odd. Most states offer lotteries and more than half of them have casinos. Even in puritan Massachusetts, resort casinos are being built in Springfield and Everett. The contradiction came to a long-awaited end Monday,...
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Jaylen Brown
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John Tomase
May 13, 2018 - 10:05 pm
"He'd better be alert, because if he's not, I'm going to get it going. You've got to make him work on both sides of the ball. Usually he's guarding the least-offensive threat on the floor, so if he's guarding me, I'm going to make him pay." -- Jaylen Brown to the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach...
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Ryan Hannable
May 11, 2018 - 3:43 am
NEW YORK — Prior to Thursday night, the week had not gone well at all for the Red Sox. David Price’s issues aside, the team wasn’t getting it done on the field. After dropping the first two games of the series against the Yankees, the Red Sox found themselves not atop the AL East standings for the...
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Sara Civian
May 10, 2018 - 7:49 pm
It was Torey Krug’s fifth real go-around in this league, so he knew the drill when the media swarmed him before Game 7. “It’s the same line everyone else has probably been feeding you all day,” he said. “As a kid you dream about being the hero in a Game 7 situation.” He wouldn’t become the hero...
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