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The starter's pistol has fired for one of the most fascinating Red Sox offseasons in years. Based on the team's needs -- a pair of front-end starting pitchers, a third baseman, left-handed lineup balance, more impact...Read more

Matt Fraser is as eager a person as there is in the Bruins dressing room. At times, perhaps, he borders on anxious. 

Much of that is because, as a player who went undrafted, he doesn’t want to feel like he’s done proving himself. At a point in the season in which he could be moved around...Read more

With nine games in the books, a 7-2 record, and the bye week looming, now is as good a time as any to take stock of the Patriots with a position-by-position look at how the team grades out just past the halfway point of the season. When assessing the overall play of the 2014 team, it’s important...Read more

When Zdeno Chara went down just over two weeks ago, there was legitimate reason to be concerned. There were multiple paths the Bruins could have taken, and one of them included dooming their playoff chances. Yet in a...Read more

FOXBORO -- It’s a semi-profane, four-letter acronym that has come to define a large part of the success for the Patriots secondary through the first nine games of the season: GTFB.

“GTFB? Get the ball?” asked safety coach Brian Flores with a small smile when asked about the phraseology....Read more

On Aug. 31, Clay Buchholz was simply brilliant. The right-hander tossed a complete-game shutout against the Rays, striking out six and using a mere 98 pitches to record the 27 outs. The start before that, he was nearly...Read more

When Chris Kelly played in Switzerland during the lockout, his coach, Albert Malgin of Russia, could not believe NHL players’ salaries were made readily...Read more

FOXBORO -- After seeing his 2013 season come to a premature end because of a knee injury, Rob Gronkowski’s performance over the first nine games of the 2014 season -- 49 catches, 663 yards, eight touchdowns -- likely...Read more

The Garden crowd that will undoubtedly embrace Shawn Thornton Tuesday would be a welcome sight for the veteran fighter anyway, but compared to the crowds he’s seen in Florida, the familiar 17,565 might look more like a...Read more

One month after being given up for dead, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has turned in one of the greatest statistical stretches of his career, helping jump-start the New England offense and sparking the Patriots to a...Read more