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Aaron Rodgers
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John Tomase
October 16, 2017 - 2:49 pm
Tom Brady shook his head at the podium. He had just been asked for a reaction to the presumably season-ending broken collarbone suffered by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. "That sucks," said Brady, who had been unaware of the news. "It sucks." He later expanded upon those thoughts in his weekly...
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Ryan Hannable
October 16, 2017 - 1:57 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — On Sunday, once again the Patriots were able to hold on for a win, 24-17 over the Jets, but as has been the case in almost every single game this season, it wasn’t easy. The Patriots defense needed to make another last possession stop just like last week against Tampa Bay to...
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Ryan Hannable
October 13, 2017 - 10:18 pm
FOXBORO — This could prove to be one of the biggest weeks of the season for Jimmy Garoppolo. It’s hard to imagine considering it’s just a Week 6 matchup with the Jets as a backup quarterback, but Tom Brady missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday with an injured left shoulder, and was limited on...
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Alex Reimer
October 13, 2017 - 11:26 am
When Donald Trump was campaigning for president, he promised his supporters there was going to be “ so much winning .” The winning would happen so often, in fact, they were going to be “sick and tired” of it. That hasn’t exactly been the case during his first 10 months in office, at least in terms...
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Gabe Kapler celebrates Red Sox ALCS win over Yankees in 2004.
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John Tomase
October 12, 2017 - 11:30 pm
Red Sox fans need no reminder that Gabe Kapler knows how to make an entrance. Back in June of 2003, Kapler arrived from the Rockies for the final two games of a wild series with the Marlins and became an instant folk hero. He went 4-for-5 in his debut and then followed with a pair of homers in a...
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Ty Anderson
October 12, 2017 - 7:20 pm
His personality alone told you that ex-Celtics leader Isaiah Thomas was probably never going to forgive Danny Ainge for trading him away from the Celtics and to the Cavaliers. In fact, it’s the exact stance Thomas is going take to begin his post-Celtics days. “I might not ever talk to Danny again...
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Rob Bradford
October 12, 2017 - 3:32 pm
When John Farrell took over the Red Sox after the 2012 season, he was the right guy at the right time. The Red Sox had bizarrely believed that they needed to go 180 degrees away from Terry Francona the year before, hiring Bobby Valentine, and the results were predictable. Valentine and the Red Sox...
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Rob Bradford
October 11, 2017 - 3:58 pm
It's not complicated. John Farrell wasn't Dave Dombrowski's guy, and only one of them was leaving town. The Red Sox president of baseball operations fired his manager Wednesday morning, offering meager crumbs of explanation during a morning press conference. But talking to players who witnessed the...
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