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Tuukka Rask trying to weather storm of Bruins' slow start

DJ Bean  |  10/23/2014 - 8:32am EST

Bruins goalies are generally spoiled because they play for the Bruins. Having Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron play in front of you generally means the other team’s best players aren’t going to have a lot of good scoring chances, while the rest of the roster has also boasted plenty of players who have consistently kept possession in Boston’s favor. So what happens when a really good Bruins goalie sees the group in front of him struggle more than we’ve grown accustomed to over the years? The numbers go way down. Even for Tuukka Rask. Rask is coming off a Vezina-winning 2013-14 season that saw him finish second in the NHL with a .930 save percentage and fourth in the league with a 2.04 goals-against average. Yet as the ...

5 who must step up: In wake of injuries, Patriots will ask several to raise ...

Christopher Price  |  10/22/2014 - 11:55pm EST

FOXBORO -- The Patriots defense will be faced with a sizable challenge in the coming month, as New England not only has to run the toughest gauntlet any Patriots’ team has faced in the last decade, but it will have to do it without two of their most important defenders in linebacker Jerod Mayo and defensive end Chandler Jones. “We’re just going to have to get contributions from other guys -- some at the linebacker position and some at other positions as well,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said after Mayo went down. “We’ll have to look to, I’d say, multiple groups [and] multiple players to do some of the things that he did. There’s no one guy who is going to, on this team, do what Jerod did. ...

Why Tom Brady is turning over a new leaf at 37

Mike Petraglia  |  10/22/2014 - 8:40pm EST

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady has had a change of heart. When the Patriots started 2-2, and he was crushed in Kansas City, the whispers turned into water cooler talk, both inside and outside Gillette Stadium. The game is starting to slowly pass him by -- make way for the new generation, it was suggested. It's been a great run, they said of his 14 years as the leader of the Patriots offense. Jimmy Garoppolo is waiting in the wings, suggested many who think that could be sooner than later. And Brady heard all of it. You're never too old to try something new. And if you're the three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback, it's never too late to rediscover your potential and shut up the critics, even if you're already a lock for the Hall of Fame. But ...

Is 'Big Game' James Shields losing big dollars with lousy postseason?

Alex Speier  |  10/22/2014 - 2:13am EST

Is James Shields pitching his way into a more palatable contract for teams that might pursue him on the free agent market? On Tuesday, in Game 1 of the World Series, Shields added to a growing resume of performances that has rendered his "Big Game" James moniker something of an October punchline. He got shelled for three first-inning runs and was summarily lifted with no outs in the fourth, having yielded five runs in three-plus inning and stalling out the Royals' postseason steamroller. Kansas City fell, 7-1, in the opener of the World Series against the Giants. While manager Ned Yost told reporters that Shields will take the mound again in a potential Game 5, the fact that the Royals manager was asked whether that would be the case ...

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09/29/2014 - 1:02am

"J6" That's probably what was written on the only baseball that truly mattered Sunday afternoon. That's what was written on the last baseball ever struck by Derek Jeter. Jeter finished off his major league career in the only manner deemed acceptable: with a hit. The shortstop's 3,464th regular-season hit was a simple infield single, but it ... more »

10/22/2014 - 2:13am

Is James Shields pitching his way into a more palatable contract for teams that might pursue him on the free agent market? On Tuesday, in Game 1 of the World Series, Shields added to a growing resume of performances that has rendered his "Big Game" James moniker something of an October punchline. He got shelled for three first-inning runs and ... more »

10/22/2014 - 11:55pm

FOXBORO -- The Patriots defense will be faced with a sizable challenge in the coming month, as New England not only has to run the toughest gauntlet any Patriots’ team has faced in the last decade, but it will have to do it without two of their most important defenders in linebacker Jerod Mayo and defensive end Chandler Jones. “We’re ... more »

10/23/2014 - 8:32am

Bruins goalies are generally spoiled because they play for the Bruins. Having Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron play in front of you generally means the other team’s best players aren’t going to have a lot of good scoring chances, while the rest of the roster has also boasted plenty of players who have consistently kept possession in ... more »

10/02/2014 - 11:29pm

This is how it ends. Unless you're John Elway, the final page or two of Act III for a great quarterback is ugly. Ask Joe Montana, or Dan Marino, or Brett Favre, or Johnny Unitas, or Terry Bradshaw, or Y.A. Tittle, or Dan Fouts. Look it up. And that makes sense. It's how it works: when you get older, you aren't as good as you were in your prime. I think ... more »

10/22/2014 - 8:40pm

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady has had a change of heart. When the Patriots started 2-2, and he was crushed in Kansas City, the whispers turned into water cooler talk, both inside and outside Gillette Stadium. The game is starting to slowly pass him by -- make way for the new generation, it was suggested. It's been a great run, they said of his 14 years as the ... more »

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