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It might be tempting to think some good came from all of Monday's ugliness. Some have praised TMZ for unearthing the damning in-elevator video that answered any and all questions about what happened between Ray Rice and his...Read more

Perhaps, finally, the corner has been turned. Perhaps Xander Bogaerts is ready to move beyond a struggle that has baffled everyone -- including Bogaerts himself -- who viewed his performance last October and in the first two months of this year and anticipated that he might avoid the typical...Read more

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Rob Gronkowski was drenched in sweat as he tried to put on his dress shirt after Sunday's game in the Miami Gardens sauna known as...Read more

Choose your adjective: Awful. Putrid. Embarrassing. Wretched. It all applies to the second half of the Patriots’ 2014 regular-season opener.

When the Patriots flip on the film Monday, they’ll see breakdowns in all three phases that would horrify anyone. Special teams had a blocked first-...Read more


FOXBORO -- There's been a lot of talk this week about the great "unknown" of Week 1 in the NFL.

How will the opponent come out and play? How do you adjust as a coach or player? How much of the playbook is revealed?

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WILMINGTON — David Krejci’s new contract doesn’t hurt the status of unsigned entry level free agents Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, but it also doesn’t get them any closer to signed. 

Speaking to the media to discuss...Read more

NEW YORK -- Who's on third? 

The Red Sox have moved aggressively in recent weeks to rebuild a lineup that has ranked for much of the year at or near the bottom of the...Read more

The Bruins backed up the Brink’s truck for David Krejci. Why? Because giving him $43.5 million over six years is a better outcome than being stuck without a first-line center with other key pieces of the team in their...Read more

FOXBORO -- Regardless of where they land on the schedule, games in Miami have a way of revealing the true character of a Patriots team.

In many ways, New England’s season has pivoted on the annual trip to South Florida, and left the team heading into one of two directions. Tested by the...Read more

NEW YORK -- They have Mookie. They have Rusney. Now what? 

At a time when the Red Sox are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to see Rusney Castillo in games to figure out what, exactly, they have in their...Read more