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Matt Kalman
October 11, 2018 - 2:07 pm
Ryan Donato has been a healthy scratch in the NHL before. After leaving Harvard early and playing in 12 regular-season games for the Bruins last season, he sat out all but three of the Bruins’ 12 games in the Stanley Cup playoffs. So he knows what he’s supposed to take from being a healthy scratch...
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Alex Reimer
October 11, 2018 - 1:20 pm
Red Sox fans may not be excited about David Price starting Game 2 of the American League Championship Series Sunday. But apparently his teammates are. In an interview with “Dale & Keefe” Thursday, new postseason hero Brock Holt said Red Sox players can’t wait to see Price take the bump against...
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Alex Reimer
October 11, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Jayson Tatum is mature beyond his years on the basketball court, and Wizards guard Bradley Beal helped get it all started. Tatum is on the cover of Slam Magazine's 2018 NBA preview , where he’s billed as one of the league's next great superstars. The article, “Jayson Tatum Was Sent to Destroy Your...
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Alex Reimer
October 11, 2018 - 11:49 am
Last week, legendary NFL scribe Peter King generated headlines when he pledged he would no longer appear on Barstool Sports platforms, due to the company’s history of online harassment and misogynistic tone. King, a frequent guest on Barstool’s popular “Pardon My Take” podcast, made his...
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Jim Hackett
October 11, 2018 - 8:05 am
I’ve been wanting to write an article like this for 40 years. If I had a Cuban cigar handy on Tuesday night I surely would have lit it up. Instead, I’ll tread through my golf bag this weekend and find some stray knock-off cigar that was given to me God knows how long ago. It will still be sweet and...
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Matt Kalman
October 11, 2018 - 8:02 am
Bruins fans weren’t the only ones on the edge of their seats during Boston’s roller-coaster Game 7 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs last April. At a bar in The Bellagio in Las Vegas, Louie DeBrusk, father to Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk, was as emotionally invested in the outcome as...
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Rob Bradford
October 11, 2018 - 7:37 am
The topic of Dustin Pedroia's early years comes up. Without hesitation, Alex Cora references the second inning of the Red Sox' Aug. 22 game against the Angels. "A missile," Cora exclaims. "Line-drive in the back of the bag." Pedroia nods because it was his first at-bat as a major leaguer. But why...
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Matt Kalman
October 10, 2018 - 4:39 pm
Zdeno Chara hadn’t seen replays of the Carolina Hurricanes’ new post-victory celebration when asked about it Wednesday afternoon, but the Bruins captain was intrigued. He’d witnessed several unique celebrations in Europe – players diving and sliding into each other among other things – over the...
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Alex Reimer
October 10, 2018 - 4:07 pm
The Red Sox will be going head-to-head with the Patriots Sunday night, because MLB says it decided that was the best way to maximize the audience for Game 2 of the ALCS. In an email to me, a league spokesman explained MLB’s rationale behind the decision. “Our goal in determining start times for...
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Matt Kalman
October 10, 2018 - 3:46 pm
The Bruins practiced Wednesday at Warrior Ice Arena with the same forward lines they used to defeat the Ottawa Senators in Boston’s last game on Monday. But coach Bruce Cassidy made it clear after practice that he’s still going to tinker with some of the combinations until he’s completely satisfied...
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