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Rob Bradford
October 20, 2017 - 9:27 am
This was supposed to be the Red Sox, wasn't it? The Yankees are one win away from becoming a real, live World Series team. One win away! How did this happen? At this time last year New York was a rebuilding shell of its former self, clinging to unproven and broken down starting pitchers while...
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Gordon Hayward is consoled.
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John Tomase
October 17, 2017 - 10:33 pm
The emotions strike like a sandstorm, blasting you from every direction. Horror. Revulsion. Disbelief. Guilt. One minute, the Celtics are taking the floor for their most promising season in a decade. Barely five minutes later, players on both teams are huddling in prayer, hoping Gordon Hayward's...
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Alex Reimer
October 17, 2017 - 2:21 pm
The Celtics are back in championship contention. But that’s not why Tuesday’s game against the Cavaliers might be the most highly anticipated season opener in franchise history. The Celtics are at the center of the NBA universe, immersed in the ongoing drama the league thrives on. They acquired one...
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Ryan Hannable
October 16, 2017 - 11:13 pm
FOXBORO — Through six games, the Patriots are 4-2 and in first place in the AFC East, but everyone can agree they have a long way to go. There seem to be far more issues with this team than any Patriots team in recent years. This isn’t to say they cannot be corrected, as more often than not the...
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Aaron Rodgers
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John Tomase
October 16, 2017 - 2:49 pm
Tom Brady shook his head at the podium. He had just been asked for a reaction to the presumably season-ending broken collarbone suffered by Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. "That sucks," said Brady, who had been unaware of the news. "It sucks." He later expanded upon those thoughts in his weekly...
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Ryan Hannable
October 16, 2017 - 1:57 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — On Sunday, once again the Patriots were able to hold on for a win, 24-17 over the Jets, but as has been the case in almost every single game this season, it wasn’t easy. The Patriots defense needed to make another last possession stop just like last week against Tampa Bay to...
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