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FOXBORO — The Patriots were done.

Prior to the Patriots’ final drive which began with 2:24 left on the clock, they had two straight three-and-outs and three straight possessions ending with punts. 

Trailing by five, it seemed like the Patriots were going to fall to 1-2 for the first...Read more

Donald Trump’s debased presidency is in perhaps its most perilous state yet. His week began with an unhinged tirade at the United Nations, in which he threatened to obliterate North Korea and called its maniacal dictator, Kim Jong-un, “Rocket Man.” But instead of quivering, Jong-un egged Trump...Read more

Donald Trump and the Patriots.

My pals in the morning, Gerry and Kirk, suggest that I suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome. I prefer to think of it as Trump Reality Syndrome, wherein the president's actions enrage on their own merits, no embellishment required. Every time he opens his mouth or his Twitter account, even the...Read more

David Price

The Red Sox have spent virtually the entire second half in first place, holding off the upstart Yankees with a quiet relentlessness.

For all of our complaints about likability and doubts over whether they're built to win in October, the Red Sox have been one of the toughest outs in the...Read more

CTE isn't a get-out-of-jail-free card. Even from the grave, Aaron Hernandez shouldn't get to play it.

The former Patriots tight end, jailed for the premeditated 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, apparently had a brain crusted with the stuff. At least that's what his lawyers are claiming after...Read more

Aaron Hernandez’s estate faces long odds in its case against the NFL. But this could still be the most damaging litigation the league has ever faced. 

Boston University’s CTE Center...Read more

FOXBORO — Message received.

That was the big takeaway from Malcolm Butler’s nearly five-minute session with the media at his locker following Patriots practice Thursday in arguably his best interview in well over a year.

The 27-year-old corner was demoted to nickel cornerback at the...Read more

Spencer Hawes

With Andrew Bogut off the board after agreeing to join LaVar's Big Ballers in Los Angeles, the Celtics are left considering less recognizable names to fill their final roster spot.

The presumption is they'll sign a big man to the veteran's minimum who can help in the one area they did not...Read more

The essence of Tom Brady’s “TB12 Method” is captured in the section about hydration. In it, Brady preaches the importance of drinking one-half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. While stressing the importance of drinking fluids is hardly revolutionary, Brady’s recommendation seems...Read more

Kids are barred from partaking in some risky activities and behavior. They aren’t allowed to drive until they’re 16 and can’t purchase most firearms until they’re 18. Harmful substances, such as alcohol and tobacco, are kept out of the hands of children as well. 

It’s time to consider...Read more