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Jan 20

Is Tom Brady shilling Uggs for hands? And other thoughts on his injury

On Friday afternoon, half of New England was hanging on Tom Brady’s every finger. But the Patriots quarterback with the mysterious injured throwing paw declined to discuss what’s going on under the gloves. How effective will he be Sunday against the Jaguars? Can he even grip a football? Is it

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Jan 20

Celtics players work with students on diversity ‘playbook’

WALTHAM — The young Celtics star Jaylen Brown was locked in a fierce one-on-one battle. Standing on the leprechaun logo at center court of his team’s practice facility, Brown was a good foot-and-a-half taller than his opponent. Still, the crowd that surrounded the two adversaries unanimously favored

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Jan 18

Jan. 18 is officially Willie O’Ree Day, in honor of the first black NHL player

He’s known as the Jackie Robinson of hockey. In 1958, Willie O’Ree stepped onto the ice for the Boston Bruins, making history as the first black player in the NHL. Sixty years later, O’Ree is being honored for his historic accomplishment. Thursday will be celebrated as Willie O’Ree Day

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Jan 12

Celtics legend Bill Russell speaks out on Trump’s epithet

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell spoke out forcefully Friday against President Donald Trump’s reported use of the word “shithole” to describe immigration from countries affected by natural disasters and other devastation. Russell, long an outspoken advocate for civil rights, said on Twitter that

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Dec 17

In a wild finish, Patriots knock off Steelers, clinch AFC East

In a wild finish that included with a classic back-and-forth battle between quarterbacks Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger, the Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-24, on Sunday at Heinz Field. After Ben Roethlisberger threw what seemed to be …

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Dec 12

President Trump said to be ‘disappointed’ that Tom Brady has distanced himself

For a lot of people, the takeaway from The New York Times’s lengthy profile of President Donald Trump was the revelation that the leader of the free world watches as much as eight hours of television a day. But there was something else that caught our eye. Trump, the Times reports, “expresses disappointment

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Nov 22

MLB hits Altanta Braves with harsh sanctions

Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of 13 players, for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17. Manfred also banned former Braves GM John Coppolella from baseball for life, an…

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Nov 18

Danica Patrick retiring from NASCAR in 2018

Danica Patrick said Friday that she plans to run next year’s Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 before bringing an end to her full-time auto racing career. She is calling it the “Danica Double” and it gives the ony woman to lead laps in both races the chance to close her career at Indianapolis

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Nov 17

Red Sox prospect had a very rare, aggressive cancer, according to death certificate

Daniel Flores, the 17-year-old Red Sox prospect who died Nov. 8 of testicular cancer, had an extremely rare and aggressive form of the illness, according to his death certificate. The document states that Flores had metastatic choriocarcinoma , a type …

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Nov 16

‘Arthur’ is again at the center of a Twitter controversy

What is it about “Arthur” that the animated series seems to generate controversy on Twitter? A year ago, you’ll recall, a lot of people were tweeting crude, sexually suggestive memes with images from the WGBH series based on Marc Brown’s children’s books starring a bespectacled aardvark named

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Nov 13

Patriots manhandle Broncos for their fifth straight win

It was a resounding, complete victory for the Patriots. On the first leg of a road trip that will span two games and 10 days, New England manhandled the Denver Broncos from the start and eventually captured a 41-16 victory at Sports Authority Field on Sunday night. It was the Patriots’ fifth straight

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Nov 09

For Alex Cora, a hearty welcome back to Boston

When José Massó arrived to Boston in 1973, one of the first places he visited was Fenway Park. He wasn’t a diehard Red Sox fan, but he wanted to see the team’s impressive roster of Latino players, some of whom would eventually be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame: Orlando Cepeda, Luis Aparicio

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Oct 23

Gameday: Falcons at Patriots updates

Here is the box score. Here is the play-by-play. 4th quarter: Patriots 23, Falcons 0 Stephen Gostkowski made his third field goal of the game to add to New England’s lead, converting a 38-yard attempt. Another turnover on downs For the second time in the game, the Falcons failed to convert a fourth-down

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Oct 14

Dave Dombrowski is expected to interview Alex Cora for Red Sox’ managerial opening

Picked-up pieces along the baseball trail . . . ■ Red Sox baseball boss Dave Dombrowski is expected to be in New York Sunday to interview Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora for the Sox’ managerial opening. The 41-year-old Cora played 14 major league seasons, 3½ under then-Red Sox manager Terry

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Oct 10

Valiant in defeat, these Red Sox were anything but boring

Playing Nine Innings (Game 4 edition) while getting 2009 Jonathan Papelbon-versus-the-Angels flashbacks from Craig Kimbrel . . . 1. So this is how it ends. With Chris Sale being great, but not quite great enough, and for not quite long enough. With Kim…

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Oct 10

The end of baseball season is worse than Labor Day

Not long after Rico Petrocelli squeezed the final out, vanquishing the Minnesota Twins, we grabbed bars of Ivory soap from my mother’s bathroom cupboard and raced onto the street in front of my house and began writing on the pavement. Red Sox Win The Pennant. Yaz MVP. Lonborg Wins 22. We used soap

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