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Sara Civian
May 24, 2018 - 12:44 am
The narrative was beat to death throughout the Celtics’ Game 5 win over the Cavs, but that didn’t make it less true: LeBron James looked exhausted. LeBron looks absolutely gassed. pic.twitter.com/okcCafGhdz — ESPN (@espn) May 24, 2018 It’s not a great omen when one of the (maybe) two players who...
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Ryan Hannable
May 23, 2018 - 11:46 pm
After a few months of speculation, it appears close to happening. According to The Athletic's Jeff Howe , the Patriots and Rob Gronkowski are nearing a new contract, although it's unknown whether he will sign an extension or just get a raise. Talks on a reworked deal began a few weeks ago when...
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John Tomase
May 23, 2018 - 11:11 pm
There will be at least one more basketball game in Boston this season. It might even come in the Finals. The Celtics guaranteed that much on Wednesday night with another dominating effort at home in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals to take a 3-2 series lead with a 96-83 victory. The Celtics...
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Ryan Hannable
May 23, 2018 - 8:35 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, Tom Brady made a strange Instagram post (see below) and even disabled the comments. It was a picture of him on the practice field with the caption “Dreamworks’’ followed by a sparkling emoji and the peace sign emoji. Many wondered exactly what it meant, as he hasn't been...
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Alex Reimer
May 23, 2018 - 3:31 pm
Dustin Pedroia is expected to return to the Red Sox on Friday. The possibility of sending Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A to make room for Pedroia has been discussed, since JBJ has one minor league option remaining. But on “Dale & Keefe” Wednesday, manager Alex Cora put the kibosh on that...
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Ryan Hannable
May 23, 2018 - 3:17 pm
FOXBORO -- Even though it was just an OTA session, seeing Julian Edelman running and cutting on the field was a good sign. The wide receiver suffered a torn ACL in the preseason last year and missed the entire season, but since it happened so early, he was able to make a full recovery before the...
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Alex Reimer
May 23, 2018 - 2:26 pm
The NFL’s de-facto ban on kneeling during the national anthem was first reported as a compromise. Except, the players weren’t consulted before the policy was enacted. It’s the latest indication that players, while touted as the owners’ partners, are nothing more than pawns. When news about the...
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Alex Reimer
May 23, 2018 - 12:16 pm
Charles Barkley is finally siding with the Celtics. Well, kind of. After a season of belittling the C’s and trolling Al Horford, the Round Mound of Rebound says he thinks Boston will defeat the Cavaliers if the series goes seven games. But he says the series will belong to whoever wins Game 5,...
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Lucy Burdge
May 23, 2018 - 11:01 am
Gronkowski the horse is back in the game after missing the Kentucky derby and will be competing in the Belmont Stakes in June. And, of course, oddsmakers can make a joke too and the odds the horse will win opened at 69-1. It has now been bet down to 66-1, but the date of the race is 6/9 so we still...
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Ryan Hannable
May 23, 2018 - 10:20 am
FOXBORO -- Derek Rivers' rookie season did not go as planned. The Patriots' third-round pick out of Youngstown State tore his ACL during a joint practice with the Texans in West Virginia last summer, ending his rookie season before it even began. Fortunately for him, the injury occurred in the...
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