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Red Sox Rename Home Opener “Mookie Betts Coming Out Party”

The ceremony took place after the first inning. It didn’t have quite the same formality or pomp and circumstance as the preface ceremony. There were no Lombardi trophies on display. Tom Brady had already left after throwing out the first pitch (or trying to). But by the bottom of the first inning, before the second […]

Red Sox Kick Off 2015 Season with Buchholz as “Ace”

Summer is coming. The 2015 Major League Baseball season kicked off Sunday night, and the Boston Red Sox will follow Monday afternoon with their season opener against the Philadelphia Phillies. As exciting as the prospect of real, regular season baseball season is (this is me for the past week), the Red Sox starting pitching situation is […]

Wilfork Signs with Texans, aka Patriots South

For those of you reserving a place for Vince Wilfork to make a stirring return to the New England Patriots, you’ll have to find a different 325-pound defensive lineman to fill that hole in your heart. After 11 years with the Patriots, bookended by two Super Bowl championships, Wilfork has signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the […]

Video: Fan Stabbed at TD Garden During Celtics Win, Man Arrested

During the Boston Celtics’ dramatic 95-92 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, there were some dramatics in the stands as well. According to multiple reports, a fan was stabbed with a box cutter in the balcony area of the TD Garden as the fourth quarter was coming to a close. The injuries were not […]

Revis Who? Smart, Celtics Tame Grizzlies to Edge Closer to Playoffs

Wednesday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies seemed to be following the classic Boston Celtics script this season: an early lead and solid play that evaporated and left the Celtics in a tight back and forth contest late in the fourth quarter. And with Isaiah Thomas out after falling hard on his back and right […]

Countdown to NFL Free Agency: Will the Patriots Re-Sign Revis?

The clock is ticking. At 4:00pm today, NFL free agency officially begins, and the flurry of free agent “signings” that have leaked over the last three days during the “legal tampering period” will become official. Of course, as it’s known in New England, this afternoon is also known as Revis Watch, as 4:00pm marks the time that Darrelle […]

Cubs Hire Manny, Youkilis to Try to Become ’04 Red Sox…Literally

It had been 86 years between World Series titles when the Boston Red Sox finally won in 2004. It has been 20 years longer (and counting?) for the Chicago Cubs, and former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein is trying to recreate the formula that led him to that drought-ending title a little over 10 years […]

Celtics Rule Sullinger Out for Rest of Season

It seemed the Boston Celtics of the future were finally taking shape. Isaiah Thomas arrived at the trade deadline to take over as the starting point guard of the next few years, Kelly Olynyk was getting ready to return from his ankle injury, and the Celtics were just a game and a half out of […]

The Other Trade: Prince Shipped Back to Detroit to Make Room for Young

When Danny Ainge landed Isaiah Thomas in a trade with the Phoenix Suns, you would think that would be enough for a deadline day’s work. Transforming an expiring contract that you don’t plan on bringing back and a first round pick that will fall in the mid to late 20s into a point scoring, pick […]

NBA Trade Deadline Madness: Celtics Somehow Land Isaiah Thomas in Suns’ PG Firesale

What in the hell just happened? The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and it seems like half of the league’s point guards have suddenly changed teams. After rumors pegged the Boston Celtics as “contenders” for Goran Dragic and in on the Denver Nuggets’ Ty Lawson, Danny Ainge didn’t land either, as Dragic ended up with the […]

Is Celtics Sullinger Being Late Reason Enough to Join Team Eight Seed?

Since the Big Three era officially ended with the trade of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets, I’ve been pretty squarely on Team Tanking when it comes to the Boston Celtics.But lately I’ve started to waver in my tanktastic beliefs. With every minute that Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has twice been late […]

Super Bowl XLIX Fever Strikes as Patriots and Seahawks Kickoff Approaches

It’s here. It’s finally here. After two long weeks, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are finally set to kickoff later today for the Vince Lombardi trophy. But the long awaited arrival of Super Bowl XLIX has brought something else along with it: an outbreak of Super Bowl fever throughout New England. Super Bowl […]

So This is Awkward…Deflategate Continues as NFL Finds 11 of 12 Patriot Footballs Underinflated

Well, this is awkward. Quarterback Tom Brady laughed it off as “ridiculous.” Coach Bill Belichick all but ignored it (on to Seattle!). Wide receiver Julian Edelman said they didn’t feel any different than usual. Vince Wilfork took the bemused approach and claimed ignorance; after all, he just tackles people. Patriots fans scoffed and all but […]

Danny the Magician: Ainge Making Celtics Disappear in Flurry of Trades

And then there was one. That’s how many players Danny Ainge will have kept in spite of all his flurry of in-season trades. (With plenty left to come, I’m sure.) One player out of five trades, including four in one week. Just call him Danny the Magician. He makes newly acquired Celtics just…disappear.

Belichick Says Clock Management Goes Exactly to Plan to Beat Ravens; Wait, What?

Duron Harmon closed the gap quickly, ranging in from center field to position himself perfectly to intercept Joe Flacco’s deep pass looking for Torrey Smith in the end zone and close out a nerve-wracking, come-from-behind win for the New England Patriots. Or so it seemed. Instead of running out the clock with the two minute […]