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Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval will forever be intertwined in Red Sox infamy. They were brought on simultaneously to bolster the lineup, but all they did was hasten Ben Cherington’s departure. Four years later, they’re both off the team, leaving little more than discarded panda heads and...Read more

James Harden

The Celtics reaching the Finals is by no means a foregone conclusion. LeBron James need only defend his home floor on Friday night to force a Game 7 in Boston, and bet against James in that one at your own peril.

However, the C's have been the better team overall in taking a 3-2 lead into...Read more

Covering Manny Ramirez from January 2008 until June of that year was a blast.

He finally started talking on the record for the first time in years while working out at Athletes Performance in Phoenix, proclaiming over and over again that he was going to play as long as Julio Franco. Along...Read more

The NBA is often lauded as a league that undertakes progressive causes and encourages its players to be socially outspoken. In many respects, that is correct. LeBron James has ardently campaigned against police brutality and gun violence, whether it’s through wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt...Read more

It has gone as planned. So much so, it is a bit eerie.

When the Red Sox sent out their press release to announce that Dustin Pedroia underwent cartilage restoration surgery, it was stated that his return would be out "approximately seven months" according to the club. It seemed a bit...Read more

What are the biggest reasons for the Patriots' success under Bill Belichick?

Of course, having the greatest quarterback-coach tandem in NFL history is at the top of the list, but not close behind is the culture Belichick has created. It starts with the voluntary offseason workout program,...Read more

LeBron James

The Celtics have already broken LeBron James once. It feels like they're about to do it again.

On Wednesday night, we saw the future Hall of Famer in a state of vulnerability he almost never exhibits. LeBron James didn't just look tired. He looked exhausted.

Perhaps a season of...Read more

NFL owners desperately want the tired controversy about players kneeling for the national anthem to disappear. Yet, their cowardice continues to resuscitate the story.

The league voted Wednesday to effectively kill the anthem protests. The new policy says players on the field are mandated...Read more

TD Garden

The Celtics might be the only conference finalists in NBA history whose fans kinda want to get this over with, because they can't wait for next year.

The C's sit just two wins away from the NBA Finals, and all we can think about is what they'll look like in the fall with a healthy Kyrie...Read more

FOXBORO — Last year at this time, Tom Brady was doing planks following a two-hour OTA session in 90-degree summer heat while the third-teamers were getting their reps and the rest of the starters were sitting on the ground drinking water.

This year, Brady isn’t even there.

Tuesday at...Read more