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The day it became all worthwhile for Brian Johnson

Rob Bradford  |  05/27/2017 - 8:02pm EST

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, nobody recognized him. A few young autograph seekers walked steps behind, but weren't sure enough that the 6-foot-3 pedestrian was anyone they could find a baseball card to be signed. It was the same relative anonymity Johnson experienced while eating at Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Fort Myers every morning, or driving a modest SUV, only distinguished by a few Florida Gators stickers. He would go on to the souvenir shop on Yawkey Way to buy his friend a ...

Here's why Gordon Hayward needs Celtics as much as they need him

John Tomase  |  05/26/2017 - 12:43pm EST

For months, we've spilled many words explaining why the Celtics need Gordon Hayward. We haven't devoted nearly as many to the more relevant issue -- why Gordon Hayward needs the Celtics. The Utah swingman played for Brad Stevens at Butler and enters free agency as the most compelling budding superstar on the market. He hits the sweet spot for the C's -- a player on the rise who just made his first All-Star team, is only 27 years old, and provides the scoring complement to Isaiah Thomas the team desperately needs. He has come into his own as an all-around stud, a solid defender who can score at all three levels, and he's only going to get better. There isn't really a plan B. His appeal to the Celtics is obvious. But there are plenty of reasons ...

Enjoy Malcolm Butler while you can because it’s likely his last year in New ...

Ryan Hannable  |  05/25/2017 - 11:14pm EST

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 breath on a potential new contract. This will be Butler’s final season as a member of the Patriots. The 27-year-old didn’t have much to say on Thursday following the first OTA session open to the media, but it was the few words he did say and how he said them that told the story. Butler was asked several times in different ways if he wanted to be a Patriot long-term, and each time he dodged the question. (He will be an ...

Why is David Price making things so difficult?

Rob Bradford  |  05/25/2017 - 3:10am EST

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 tune-up before re-entering the Red Sox rotation tested the organization's optimism. But the actual pitches and performance are different conversations. Price has to understand that life as a member of the Red Sox' starting rotation includes some expectations. And part of that equation includes not driving away from the McCoy Stadium parking lot with cameras, notepads, and tape recorders in the hands of the assmbled media, simply asking for any kind of ...

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05/27/2017 - 8:02pm

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, nobody recognized him. A few young autograph seekers ... more »

05/26/2017 - 12:43pm

For months, we've spilled many words explaining why the Celtics need Gordon Hayward. We haven't devoted nearly as many to the more relevant issue -- why Gordon Hayward needs the Celtics. The Utah swingman played for Brad Stevens at Butler and enters free agency as the most compelling budding superstar on the market. He hits the sweet spot for the C's ... more »

02/08/2017 - 10:29pm

On Monday, Bill Belichick lamented that the Super Bowl win was nice, but the Patriots are still “five weeks behind” the rest of the NFL when it came to offseason prep work. “If you don’t do a good job with your football team in February, March and April, you’re probably going to see that in January,” Belichick ... more »

12/22/2016 - 12:32pm

Bad news, Claude Julien. You may want to sit down for this. Turns out things aren’t going great for the Bruins and the rumblings may soon come about a coaching change. If they aren’t yet, fans will be restless and radio hosts will be, well, radio hosts. You are going to hear a lot of things about being fired. Fortunately for you, ... 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 »

02/06/2017 - 4:40am

HOUSTON - Dont'a Hightower knew his dreams of another Super Bowl ring were dimming fast. Julio Jones made one of the most incredible catches in Super Bowl history over the outstretched hands of Eric Rowe at the Patriots 22 with just under five minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Patriots trailing, 28-20. It couldn't possibly end like this, could ... more »

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