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Ryan Hannable
May 18, 2018 - 12:13 am
There’s no question, Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez are the two best hitters on the Red Sox and have both been on tears of late, but someone else is quietly in the midst of a strong run as well. Xander Bogaerts. The shortstop hit his second home run in as many nights on Thursday in the Red Sox’ 6-2...
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LeBron James
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Alex Reimer
May 17, 2018 - 2:37 pm
On “Dale & Keefe” Wednesday, my pariah-in-crime John Tomase said he would rather have Al Horford on the Celtics than LeBron James. As of five days ago, I would’ve bursted out laughing at the suggestion. But after watching James get stifled in Game 1 and turn passive in Game 2 –– he scored 21...
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Brad Stevens
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John Tomase
May 17, 2018 - 11:20 am
The greatest mismatch in the Eastern Conference Finals isn't LeBron James vs. Greg Monroe or the young Celtics wings against pretty much everybody on Cleveland's roster. It's on the sidelines, where Brad Stevens is batting around Ty Lue like a cat with a not-particularly-interesting toy. And the...
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Ryan Hannable
May 16, 2018 - 12:08 pm
Fresh off of rookie minicamp last weekend, three players selected by the Patriots in last month’s draft — Duke Dawson, Ja’Whaun Bentley and Christian Sam — addressed the media for the first time on Tuesday and all had the same general message. “Everything is earned,” Dawson said, summing it up best...
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LeBron James
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John Tomase
May 16, 2018 - 12:51 am
We've seen this LeBron James before. The one who takes the floor in hostile territory with his season on the line and swings Thor's hammer. The one who doesn't blink or crack a smile while ripping the hearts out of 18,000 sullen fans. The one who reminds everyone that not only is he the greatest...
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Ryan Hannable
May 15, 2018 - 1:39 pm
FOXBORO — Going into the draft, it seemed the biggest need on the Patriots roster was linebacker. On the depth chart there’s just Dont’a Hightower, Kyle Van Noy, Elandon Roberts, Marquis Flowers, Harvey Langi and Nicholas Grigsby. Many expected the team would use one of its top picks on a...
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Marcus Smart
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John Tomase
May 15, 2018 - 11:49 am
Klay Thompson caught a pass all alone on the left wing, took one dribble to set himself, and drilled a 3-pointer with no Rockets even remotely threatening his airspace. "Jaylen Brown would've closed out on that," I thought. Down the other end, Houston cleared out for James Harden, or Chris Paul, or...
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Fenway Park
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Alex Reimer
May 15, 2018 - 11:27 am
I used to attend Fenway Park with a militant attitude. We were to be in our seats for first pitch with programs in hand. Anybody who arrived late, or worse, threw their hands up for The Wave, was mocked on the car ride home. And most of all, singing during “Sweet Caroline” was forbidden. “How dare...
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Rob Bradford
May 15, 2018 - 2:10 am
"What happened? Um, the first possession ..." And so it began. LeBron James delighting the assembled media with a blow-by-blow account of the Celtics' run to begin the fourth quarter run Sunday. It was a verbal timeline that would be punctuated with a not-so-modest shrug and a "There you go," from...
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Sara Civian
May 14, 2018 - 4:19 pm
Full disclosure: I hopped on WEEI’s Celtics coverage the day after the Bruins’ season ended. With several established basketball reporters already carrying the beat, that isn’t something I need to hide. I’d look like a complete idiot if I even tried. I know no one cares about my 30 for 30 worthy...
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