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Rob Bradford
October 11, 2017 - 3:58 pm
It's not complicated. John Farrell wasn't Dave Dombrowski's guy, and only one of them was leaving town. The Red Sox president of baseball operations fired his manager Wednesday morning, offering meager crumbs of explanation during a morning press conference. But talking to players who witnessed the...
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Alex Reimer
October 11, 2017 - 1:21 pm
John Farrell arrived in Boston with a seemingly infinite amount of goodwill. As the man following Bobby Valentine, the bar for success was relatively low. Basically, if Farrell didn’t act like a bozo at the podium or get into passive aggressive wars with players and coaches, he would have been...
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Ryan Hannable
October 10, 2017 - 11:12 pm
Watching the first five games of the season it's clear Tom Brady is being hit way more than he should be. Over the first five games he has been sacked 16 times, which comes after being sacked 15 times all of last season (12 games). Against Tampa Bay last Thursday night there were several plays...
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Ty Anderson
October 10, 2017 - 7:34 pm
Let’s play guess that player. This forward skated in just 12:09 of time on ice on Monday. He had zero shots (he didn’t even attempt one for that matter), finished the physical part of his night with one giveaway, and won five of his 10 faceoff battles at the dot. This player somehow finished this...
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Alex Reimer
October 10, 2017 - 1:11 pm
For eight months, Jemele Hill served as the face of ESPN’s new flagship edition of “SportsCenter.” But now the polarizing anchor occupies a new role within the WorldWide Leader. Sacrificial lamb. ESPN suspended Hill Monday for two weeks after she tweeted her opinion on how irate Cowboys fans should...
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Rob Bradford
October 10, 2017 - 10:13 am
The Red Sox were able to tweak the narrative over the past few days. If they came back from Houston and continued to their lopsided American League Division Series loss, believe it or not, the questions would have come faster and far more furious. But they won a game and put up a fight in another...
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Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
October 09, 2017 - 1:37 am
Somebody named "David" was pretty good at baseball Sunday afternoon. He was everything anybody would want from a member of a Red Sox team that was either going to win or go home. This was the kind of postseason relief pitching that helped defined an organization's playoff history, just like Pedro...
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