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Sox and Bartolo Colon agree to Minor League Deal

ESPN.com reports that the Red Sox reached an agreement on a minor league contract with the former 2005 Cy Young Award winner. This could be a good thing for Boston, now without Curt Schilling, the club could use the insurance. Bartolo had an awful 2007 for the Angels, putting up a 6-8 record and a […]

Think You Know More Than The Guys of SoB?

Have you ever read a post on our blog and thought, “Pff.. what do these guys know, I know WAY more about sports!” If you answered “Yes”, well here’s your chance to put your money where your… fingers are… and uh… Join the Sports of Boston Friends and Family Fantasy Baseball League! (aka SoBFaFFBL!!!111!!!!) We’re […]

Santana Talks Over?

The winter meetings have come and gone and the Mitchell Report stole the spotlight. But with the New Year now looming, we look back at the trade and story that had baseball buzzing. The Sox have structured many separate deals around Jon Lester and Jacoby Ellsbury. But they would not budge on including them both. […]

Top 25 NFL Fantasy Stars: Week 7

Greetings folks, hope your weekend (and fantasy team) wasn’t completely ruined by the loss of Ronnie Brown… before we get to the list here’s some quick thoughts from Week 7: 1. Thank you Eagles for listening to me by not kicking to Devin Hester. And sorry that it still didn’t help you. 2. If you […]

Top 25 NFL Fantasy Stars: Week 6

Here’s my Week 6 edition of the cream of the crop for fantasy. Before we get to that, two quick things: 1. Adrian Peterson. Top 10 Back next season. Book it. 2. Devin Hester. WHY DO TEAMS STILL KICK TO THE GREATEST RETURN MAN OF ALL TIME?? Ok, I’m off the soapbox now. Keep in […]

UMass defeats Villanova in Quadruple OT

In what was a wild torrent of offense, the UMass Minutemen came out on top of the Villanova Wildcats beating them 32-24 in overtime. But these teams were not ready to let just one overtime decide this outcome. It took FOUR overtime periods for the dust to settle on this one. It looked to be […]

Top 25 NFL Fantasy Stars: Week 5

Welcome to the first installment of the Top 25 NFL Fantasy Stars! This feature will highlight the top fantasy performers for that particular week. This is NOT a list of who the “best” players in the NFL are, this is simply the 25 players who get the most fantasy points for that week. Keep in […]

Game Preview: Minutemen vs. Wildcats (10/13)

Coming off a bye week, the #4/4 Minutemen are looking to bounce back with a home win over Villanova, after suffering their first loss of the season at the hands of FBS powerhouse #4 Boston College. The 4-2 Wildcats (2-1 in the CAA) are making their first trip to Amherst since 2002. They are looking […]

Minutemen Continue Dominance Over Maine

It was another tough day in Orono, Maine for the Black Bears who fell to the Minuteman 38-7. UMass won their 40th game against Maine all-time. The Minuteman have now won nine of the last 10 games vs. Maine, including six in a row. For the first time in history, UMass has started the season […]

UMass Sports Debut on Sports of Boston

Boston sports no longer just applies to the pro ranks. In order to give you, the readers, more sports to digest, Sports of Boston.com is now expanding to include the top 3 sports of the University of Massachusetts Amherst: football, men’s hockey, and men’s basketball. The Minutemen have a storied history in the Commonwealth; and […]

Did the Celts dodge a bullet?

In what has been a rollercoaster of an off-season for the Celtics, maybe they actually came out ahead. ESPN.com reports that the Trail Blazers vaunted rookie center Greg Oden will most likely miss the 07-08 season after undergoing knee surgery on Thursday. Cartilage damage was found during an exploratory procedure thus micro-fracture surgery was performed […]

Was it worth it?

There’s a lot of behind the scenes talks we don’t know about, but was Asante Samuel‘s hold out worth it? He has been absent for all of training camp and three pre-season games and now elects to return but what does he have to show for it? He doesn’t have the lucrative long-term deal his […]

Clay on Friday?

(Photo Courtesy of minorleaguebaseball.com) Today, Red Sox rookie phenom, Clay Buchholz turns 23. Friday, he could be making his first major league start for the Sox. On Sunday, Terry Francona said that he doesn’t plan on using both Josh Beckett and Curt Schilling for Friday’s day/night doubleheader vs. the Los Angeles Angels, thus opening the […]

AL East wrapped up? Not so fast…

WHAT is goin on with the Sox? Everyone in Red Sox Nation was told by various sources (coughESPNcough) that the AL East race was over in May. At that point, the Red Sox had a 14.5 game lead on the Yankees. In fact, the Bronx Bombers were in a tight race for last place with […]

Call it a comeback?

Reggie Miller (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com) ESPN.com’s J.A. Adande reports that former Indiana Pacers star and current television analyst, Reggie Miller has been contacted by the Celtics to return to the NBA in a limited role. Both Miller and Celtics GM Danny Ainge have acknowledged exchanging conversation. And though Reggie enjoys his job as an […]