Beloved veteran Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield won his 199th career game on July 24th. He’s since had 6 starts, but the 45-year-old Wakefield, the oldest player in the major leagues, hasn’t managed a victory in any of them. In those six starts, he’s had the lead in the 6th inning or later 3 times, [...]
The Bruins won the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1972, their game 7 victory in Vancouver inspiring joyous celebrations across New England. Now that the fanfare and hoopla have finally died down, it’s time to consider this question:
In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Alex Burrows of the Canucks was caught on video biting the finger of Boston’s Patrice Bergeron. Burrows was not suspended, and went on to post two goals and an assist in the next game, a 3-2 Vancouver overtime win. Vancouver’s Maxim Lapierre later taunted Bergeron, pretending to [...]
The past year has been a tough one for Boston sports fans, compared to the great years of the past decade. Which of the many bad moments was the very worst?
A lot has been going on in Boston sports lately.
The NBA and NHL playoffs are under way and the local teams are matched up with longtime rivals in the first round. The Bruins face their nemeses, the Montreal Canadiens, while the Celtics square off against the New York Knicks. With the season on the line, the rivalries are hotter than ever. Which of these [...]
After an off-season of high expectations, the Red Sox have started miserably, losing their first four games of the season, and sit tied with Tampa for last place in the division, four games behind the Orioles.
Baseball season’s about to start, and many experts– Sports Illustrated, among others– have predicted the Red Sox to win 100 games and the World Series. But these are the Red Sox, who have infamously found agonizing ways to blow their season many times in the past. What will go wrong this year to ruin their [...]
At the NBA trading deadline, the Celtics surprised everyone by trading off 5 players, including Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson in exchange for Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic, a draft pick, and cash. They also dealt away Luke Harangody, Semih Erden and the injured Marquis Daniels. Just for reference: The other Kendrick Perkins.
This weekend in Los Angeles, the league’s best players…and an injured Yao Ming…will represent the Eastern and Western Conferences in the All-Star Game.
The Beanpot college hockey tournament is a Boston institution, an annual tournament where the four biggest hockey schools in the Boston area face off. This year’s final takes place Monday night, featuring Boston College against Northeastern for the championship, while Boston University faces Harvard in the consolation game.