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Brian Johnson's career took a sharp turn for the better Saturday afternoon (Adam Glazman/Getty Images)
Rob Bradford
May 27, 2017 - 8:02 pm
At 12:45 p.m., just more than three hours before he was to make his first Fenway Park start, Brian Johnson walked through Kenmore Square, up over the David Ortiz bridge, past the Cask'n Flagon and toward his workplace for the remainder of a sunny Saturday. With backpack slung over his shoulders,...
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It's hard to imagine Malcolm Butler staying with the Patriots beyond this year. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
May 25, 2017 - 11:14 pm
FOXBORO — After Malcolm Butler stayed with the Patriots following a difficult offseason for the cornerback, some suggested there could potentially be a long-term deal with the team coming down the road. But after Butler spoke to the media for the first time since the Super Bowl , don’t hold your...
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David Price chose not to speak to the media after his rehab start Wednesday night. (Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)
Rob Bradford
May 25, 2017 - 3:10 am
David Price didn't do his job Wednesday night. It had absolutely nothing to do with the less-than-comforting results the starter rolled out in his second rehab start with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Sure, giving up six runs on seven hits over just 3 2/3 innings in what many figured would be his last...
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The Bruins have mismanaged Tuukka Rask for the third year in a row. (Sergei Belski/USA Today Sports)
Ty Anderson
March 29, 2017 - 8:17 pm
You’re wrong about Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask . That is if you truly believe that Rask doesn’t want to play in big games. That is if you sincerely believe that Rask fakes an injury every time he needs to step up with a big game. That is if you buy into any of the sports radio hyperbole drummed...
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The Patriots do not have a first or second-round pick this year. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports)
Ryan Hannable
March 28, 2017 - 10:32 pm
If everything stands as it is now, the Patriots will not make a selection in the first or second-round of the NFL draft for the first time in the history of the franchise. This certainly would not be how the majority of the teams in the league would want the draft to go, but the Patriots are not...
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