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Living life as Cubs have fit these former Red Sox just fine

Rob Bradford  |  05/06/2016 - 1:50am EST

CHICAGO -- The lockers sit at the far end of the Cubs' circular and very sparkly new clubhouse, three right in a row. They belong to John Lackey, David Ross and Jon Lester. A few feet away, a mariachi band blares the Frank Sinatra classic "Chicago" while players prepare for their series-opening showdown with the National League East-leading Nationals at Wrigley Field. After all, it's Cinco de Mayo, and Joe Maddon is the manager. They are members of baseball's best team, one that now sits at 21-6, its best start in 109 years. Boston seems so long ago for all three former Red Sox. But what was, and might have been, clearly still resonates with the trio. Being a Red Sox was great. Each has a World Series ring to prove it. But right now, ...

Tom Brady's $200 cookbook sounds ... just a tad overpriced

John Tomase  |  05/06/2016 - 1:13am EST

In an October appearance with Dennis & Callahan that quickly became an impassioned defense of embattled personal guru Alex Guerrero, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady declared he intends to spread the gospel of clean living when he retires. "This is what my calling will be after football, is to educate people, and what it really takes," he said. That's an admirable goal, but TB12's first foray into this arena feels like little more than a vanity project. If you haven't heard, Brady has a cookbook! Sorry, that term is for peasants. It's actually a "nutritional manual" that will make eating as simple as Snap Circuits, or assembling an Ikea bookcase, or reanimating Robocop. It retails for $200 on Brady's website, but feel free ...

8 thoughts to consider as Celtics enter crucial, 'bigger' offseason

Mike Petraglia  |  05/05/2016 - 3:20pm EST

WALTHAM -- Now the real work begins for Danny Ainge. With three picks in the first round, eight overall, a lottery pick and more money to spend on free agents than ever before, the Celtics president of basketball operations is in a great spot. But to get from 48 wins to contending for an NBA title next year probably is going to mean spending a lot less time on the golf course and a lot more time on the practice court and in his practice facility office. "We look forward to every offseason," Ainge said this week as pre-draft workouts began in Waltham. "This offseason is bigger. My expectations are high this offseason, and yet I also know that it takes good fortune. We need the ping-pong balls to bounce our way to give us the best ...

Thought you had figured out Clay Buchholz? Not this time

Rob Bradford  |  05/05/2016 - 3:28am EST

CHICAGO -- The waterfall of tweets started raining down with each White Sox hit, with the social media dam officially breaking the minute Jose Abreu put Clay Buchholz and his Red Sox in a two-run hole. For two innings, "Clay Buchholz" was cemented in the Twitter trends. And usually, with each post, the word "sucks" or phrase "DFA" wasn't too far behind. At 8:22 p.m., Buchholz was hitting his low point thanks to a misplaced 91 mph straight ball to Abreu. Almost exactly two hours later, he had retired 16 of 17 batters. Wednesday offered the predictably unpredictable Red Sox starter. Buchholz's seven-inning, two-run gem was the reason patience had been lost, but also why this team had no problem picking up the ...

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05/06/2016 - 1:50am

CHICAGO -- The lockers sit at the far end of the Cubs' circular and very sparkly new clubhouse, three right in a row. They belong to John Lackey, David Ross and Jon Lester. A few feet away, a mariachi band blares the Frank Sinatra classic "Chicago" while players prepare for their series-opening showdown with the National League East-leading ... more »

05/06/2016 - 1:13am

In an October appearance with Dennis & Callahan that quickly became an impassioned defense of embattled personal guru Alex Guerrero, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady declared he intends to spread the gospel of clean living when he retires. "This is what my calling will be after football, is to educate people, and what it really takes," he ... more »

05/04/2016 - 10:43am

With the draft in the rearview mirror and the rookies ready to hit Foxboro later this week, now is a good a time as any to hit the reset button on the Patriots roster. While there will be plenty of personnel shuffling throughout the spring and summer -- team building never stops -- here’s a look at how things break down by position. (Note: We are ... more »

04/21/2016 - 12:41pm

The Bruins used Wednesday’s press conference to preach patience with their plan, among other things. Lumped in there with the other things: tossing a decent helping of shade at former general manager Peter Chiarelli. This isn’t an ode to Chiarelli — even if he was the adult in the room, he’d botched enough things in the years ... more »

03/06/2016 - 11:42pm

Jessica Moran, a reporter for Comcast SportsNet who covers the Red Sox, resigned from the network Friday amid questions about the nature of her relationship with the team's manager, John Farrell. "I have stepped away from Comcast SportsNet as I thought it was in my best personal and professional interest to do so," Moran wrote in a text to ... more »

05/05/2016 - 3:20pm

WALTHAM -- Now the real work begins for Danny Ainge. With three picks in the first round, eight overall, a lottery pick and more money to spend on free agents than ever before, the Celtics president of basketball operations is in a great spot. But to get from 48 wins to contending for an NBA title next year probably is going to mean spending a lot less ... more »

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