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Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox

The Yankees won the offseason so long ago, we've stopped thinking about them critically. Aaron Judge! Giancarlo Stanton! Gary Sanchez! Not since Monty Burns vanquished his biggest enemy has anyone so effectively blocked out the sun.

But on Monday the Red Sox struck back, agreeing to a five...Read more

The No. 1 topic with the Patriots right now isn’t about the reported tension between the Krafts, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. 

It isn’t whether or not Rob Gronkowski will retire. 

It isn’t even how much longer Belichick and Brady have left in their careers.

Instead, it’s...Read more

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Maybe the Red Sox knew what they were doing all along. Same with J.D. Martinez and his agent, Scott Boras.

Let's start with Martinez's new team. After more than a year of wearing out the "They should have signed Edwin Encarnacion!" conversation, Dave Dombrowski shoved...Read more

It’s been over two weeks since Super Bowl LII and the night Rob Gronkowski couldn’t commit to playing football in 2018.

Following a Mike Florio report before the game saying it could be his last, Gronkowski didn’t want to address it afterwards. Although he did say he would need to do some...Read more

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- They missed the mark again.

Red Sox principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner do this once a spring training, sitting down on the bench outside JetBlue Park to offer a sort of state of the union to kick off spring training. They talk and talk and talk, and then...Read more

It’s been two weeks since Super Bowl LII, but the Patriots and their staff have no time to rest, as the NFL scouting combine and free agency are just weeks away.

While it could be argued the 2018 Patriots will be better than the 2017 squad, as long as everyone remains healthy, there are...Read more

I have to admit, I’m in a weird spot here.

As somebody that takes immense pleasure in telling you how ridiculously dumb or masterfully brilliant you are for believing this or that, I cannot tell you how you’re supposed to feel about the upcoming NHL trade deadline and how the Bruins should...Read more

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's only been a few days, but there seems to be a growing theme in the world of the Red Sox clubhouse. It was one that Chris Sale echoed Wednesday.

"I like exactly where we're at right now," the pitcher said.

Then, about an hour or so later, Dave Dombrowski got...Read more

Over the next few weeks, the Patriots will have a number of roster decisions to make, including whether or not to offer contracts to their own unrestricted free agents.

The Patriots have 14 players who are set to become unrestricted free agents, with some being better than others.

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Celtics celebrate Al Horford's buzzer beater.

With all due respect to Philly's Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the Celtics are the NBA's real unicorns. They play in one of America's toughest sports towns, a place where fans and media renounce Bill Belichick over one questionable Super Bowl decision in eight tries, where the Red Sox win back-to...Read more