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Josue Pavon
October 03, 2018 - 6:02 am
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens ripped into his team for its shortcomings in Tuesday's 102-95 preseason loss against the Cavaliers at TD Garden. Stevens spent most of his time at the podium criticizing his team's defense, or lack thereof, while also questioning if it's the system in place that was...
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Matt Kalman
October 02, 2018 - 5:32 pm
On the eve of starting the Bruins’ season-opener for the seventh straight year, Tuukka Rask knows that for however long he wears the pads and mask in addition to his black and gold sweater, he’ll be held to a higher standard than most, if not all, of his teammates. It’s championship or bust for the...
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Alex Reimer
October 02, 2018 - 4:43 pm
The Red Sox recorded a franchise-record 108 wins this season, and unsurprisingly, saw an increase in television ratings. NESN announced Tuesday the hometown nine averaged a 6.8 household rating in Boston, which is up 24 percent from last year. The Red Sox attracted an average of 800,000 viewers per...
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Rob Bradford
October 02, 2018 - 2:29 pm
Chris Sale only played catch on flat ground Monday, with his bullpen session coming Tuesday underneath the Fenway Park stands. And while we won't know for sure if there will be a definitive improvement from the pitcher whose fastball sat between 90-92 in his most recent outing, Sale's manager...
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Rob Bradford
October 02, 2018 - 2:11 pm
They weren't huge surprises, but the postseason roster announcements by Alex Cora Tuesday offered some insight into how the Red Sox were planning to approach things heading into Game 1 of their American League Division Series Friday. Cora informed pitchers Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez they...
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Matt Kalman
October 02, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron went through a second straight day of full-contact practice Tuesday at Warrior Ice Arena, and he expects to be in the lineup for the season-opener at the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals on Wednesday. Bergeron’ recovery from offseason groin surgery...
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WEEI
October 02, 2018 - 11:14 am
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Founded by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center in 2006, the campaign is designed to raise awareness and provide resources to keep youth safe from bullying. For more information on the campaign, as well as resources and ways to show your support...
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WEEI
October 02, 2018 - 10:31 am
With the Red Sox' 2018 postseason run getting underway, see how much you know about their season and enter for a chance to win a $50 Flatbread gift card.
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Alex Reimer
October 02, 2018 - 10:26 am
There seems to be an Anti-Gronk sentiment that’s building in some NFL circles. Last week, Bill Belichick confidante Mike Lombardi declared the Patriots’ tight end has lost some quickness. Interestingly enough, Belichick did not refute that on OMF Monday , saying it’s a “hard question” and “week-to-...
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Rob Bradford
October 02, 2018 - 7:42 am
That team meeting after falling behind 2-0 to the Astros last year ... Therapeutic? Yes. "I think we had a moment after Game 2," remembered Rick Porcello. Frustrating? Absolutely. "It does suck to go through a whole season essentially and then it was almost like one of those last-resort type of...
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