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Rob Bradford
August 29, 2017 - 1:33 am
TORONTO -- We thought we knew Rafael Devers. Heading into what would be a Red Sox' 6-5 win over the Blue Jays Monday night, Devers had already sold himself. In 28 games, the 20-year-old rookie already hit eight home runs with a batting average of .296. He chewed a lot of gum, smiled a bunch, and...
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Tom Brady at Mayweather-Pacquiao in 2015.
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John Tomase
August 28, 2017 - 2:46 pm
Let's all be thankful we don't have to answer for the sins of our friends like Tom Brady does. One of his friends became president, and Brady didn't do enough to stop it. Another sold snake-oil elixirs, and Brady refused to condemn him 10 years later. Another has been accused of spousal abuse, and...
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Rob Bradford
August 28, 2017 - 10:59 am
TORONTO -- It was Aug. 28, 2011 and the Red Sox were fresh off what would be their last two-game winning streak of the season, a doubleheader sweep of the A's. It was the first of what would be two straight off days thanks to Hurricane Irene, with Terry Francona's team sitting a season-high 31...
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Alex Reimer
August 24, 2017 - 1:59 pm
Tom Brady selects the aspects of his private life that he shares with the public. His carefully curated social media presence offers charming glimpses into his family life and an abundance of self-deprecating humor. It’s purposefully inoffensive, designed to connect with every single one of his...
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Eduardo Nunez
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John Tomase
August 24, 2017 - 2:55 am
CLEVELAND -- It's starting to feel a lot like 2013. The Red Sox, you may recall, spent most of that season in first place, but didn't really capture anyone's imagination until early September. Only retroactively do we pretend we witnessed a start-to-finish thrill ride. Other than Boston Strong,...
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