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Ryan Hannable
February 26, 2018 - 11:52 pm
OK, maybe this is actually a thing. Immediately after the Super Bowl LII loss, Rob Gronkowski said he needed to do some thinking about his future and wouldn’t commit to playing in 2018. Sure, right after a tough loss and season emotions are running high and it isn’t the best time to be speaking...
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Ty Anderson
February 26, 2018 - 11:38 pm
With the deadline officially passed and pre-playoff roster finagling set, the Bruins should ask themselves one question: Are they better this week than they were a week ago? And don’t overthink this, because the answer is obvious. Break it down by position, starting at the top. Is Rick Nash a...
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Alex Reimer
February 26, 2018 - 2:15 pm
Two AFC contenders have already fumbled their attempts this offseason to unseat the Patriots, and it’s not even March yet. That might be a new record. The Chiefs, who blew a 21-3 lead against the Titans in the Wild Card round, traded one of the best young cornerbacks in football to the Rams last...
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Ryan Hannable
February 25, 2018 - 10:44 pm
Even though it’s the NFL offseason and Brandin Cooks isn’t a free agent, his name could come up a bunch in the coming weeks as the new league year approaches. The 24-year-old wide receiver will be playing under his fifth-year option from his rookie contract, meaning he will be on the books for $8.5...
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Ty Anderson
February 25, 2018 - 12:30 pm
It’s easy to take in some sticker shock when it comes to the Rick Nash trade, finalized with five pieces leaving the Bruins for New York on Sunday, as it relates to the Bruins. But the Bruins essentially added Nash in exchange for Ryan Spooner and a first-round draft pick, and gained ever-important...
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Alex Reimer
February 25, 2018 - 12:20 pm
It appeared to be a foregone conclusion that the Celtics would own springtime in Boston. They were the best team in the Eastern Conference throughout most of the first half of the season, rattling off the longest win streak in franchise history while the Cavaliers were in disarray. Kyrie Irving...
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Rob Bradford
February 25, 2018 - 9:22 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- He's the original J.D. He was forced to lean on Scott Boras during the kind of awkward waiting game in which J.D. Martinez currently finds himself. Initials aside, few have a better perspective on this standoff between the Red Sox and their current free agent target than J.D...
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Kyrie Irving
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John Tomase
February 23, 2018 - 5:04 pm
Kyrie Irving so quickly and completely made the Celtics his team, it feels like he's been here forever. But in reality, it's only been half a year. Thursday marked the six-month anniversary of the stunning deal that brought Irving to Boston and sent Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and the last precious...
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Alex Reimer
February 23, 2018 - 4:57 pm
My remark about Tom Brady’s daughter was ridiculous and reprehensible. I am deserving of all the criticism that has come my way over the last four weeks. I would like to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to the Brady family. I am truly sorry. I wrote Tom a note of apology and am grateful...
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Ty Anderson
February 22, 2018 - 7:58 pm
In a three-day span, the Bruins have acquired Nick Holden from New York and moved up a handful of spots in the third-round by way of a trade with the Panthers. It only cost the consistently inconsistent and frequently healthy scratched Frank Vatrano, tweener defenseman Robbie O’Gara, and a 2018...
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