Rob Bradford

Rob Bradford joined WEEI.com after serving as a Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Herald and the Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence, Mass.). Prior to manning the Red Sox beat, he spent several years at the Lowell Sun. He has written two books: “Chasing Steinbrenner,” following the front offices of the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays through the 2003 season, and “Deep Drive: A Long Journey to Discovering the Champion Within,” which he co-authored with Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell.

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    Kyrie Irving hugs LeBron James.
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    October 22, 2017 - 9:15 am
    It's been an interesting first week for Kyrie Irving. First, his return to Cleveland included a season-ending injury to his Celtics sidekick, Gordon Hayward, a loss to his old team, and a game-ending hug with offseason nemesis LeBron James. Then came Game 2, when Irving couldn't duplicate Isaiah...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 21, 2017 - 7:16 pm
    It sure looks like Alex Cora will be the next Red Sox manager. According to The Athletic and FanRag.com, Cora has been offered the job as manager of the Red Sox. If contract terms are agreed upon (Scott Boras is Cora's agent), an announcement will be made after the Astros' postseason run. The 41-...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 21, 2017 - 10:53 am
    The Red Sox' managerial search might have hit a bump in the road Friday. For one, Dave Dombrowski still wasn't able to make an official move on Alex Cora due to the Astros extending their American League Championship Series to a seventh game. While Cora has interviewed with the Red Sox, it has been...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 20, 2017 - 10:16 pm
    Here are two things you probably didn't think you would see when turning your attention to the Celtics' game in Philadelphia Friday night: Director M. Night Shyamalan and actor Samuel L. Jackson devouring french fries next to the Boston bench, and someone by the name of "Bird" playing basketball in...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 20, 2017 - 6:02 pm
    Most all of baseball believe the Red Sox want to have their manager before the beginning of the World Series, which is slated to start Tuesday. And a good chunk of those people also are convinced Alex Cora is going to be the guy, with the hold-up being his current participation in the American...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 19, 2017 - 6:14 pm
    It may be down to two. As was first reported by The Athletic , the Tigers are slated to name Ron Gardenhire their next manager. Gardenhire interviewed for the Red Sox open managerial position earlier this week, following Alex Cora and Brad Ausmus. The soon-to-be 60-year-old Gardenhire is very well...
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    David Richard/USA Today Sports
    October 17, 2017 - 10:32 am
    Nothing kicks off a new NBA season like some good trash talk. With his Cavaliers set to open the 2017-18 campaign with a Tuesday night tilt against the Celtics in Cleveland, J.R. Smith offered his take on the how close the two teams might be heading into the new season. "Not really," Smith told...
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    Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
    October 17, 2017 - 9:35 am
    Consider this an educated guess. The way the Red Sox are moving with their managerial search, along with Major League Baseball protocol, you might want to clear your calendar for Monday. Putting the pieces together, that date is starting to seem like the sweet spot for Dave Dombrowski announcing...
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    USA Today Sports
    October 15, 2017 - 11:16 pm
    As Dave Dombrowski insinuated in his recent press conference, this whole managerial search probably won't take that long. The first hint that finding the next Red Sox manager was on the fast track was Alex Cora's interview Sunday in New York. That led to a tweet from The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal...
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