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David Ortiz Hosts Run For Hope

With overcast skies and weathermen calling for galoshes, mother nature didn’t dare rain on this parade. On Saturday, Four Seasons Hotel in partnership with David Ortiz Children’s Fund hosted a 5k run and a 2k walk to benefit the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and the MGH Cancer Center. The turnout was huge, and participants and […]

Two for Two: Nationals Draft Bryce Harper to Join Strasburg

With their second No. 1 overall pick in as many years, the Washington Nationals selected Bryce Harper, the latest possessor of one of sports’ most prematurely dubious distinctions: The Chosen One. The Harper pick comes on the heels of Washington’s selection of baseball’s former Chosen One, Stephen Strasburg. In the past year, the ubiquitous NFL […]

I Hate L.A.; Five Reasons to Loathe the Lakers

With the NBA Finals only hours away, and with Lakers reporters acting beyond childish, it is time to resurrect the Top 5 reasons for Boston Celtics fans to hate all things Los Angeles Lakers. No. 1 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant is an awesome basketball player. The NBA’s best player debate is a two-man race between […]

Manny Delcarmen Plays Marriage Ref

In case you missed it last week, Red Sox pitcher Manny Delcarmen pinch-hit for The Boston Globe’s Meredith Goldstein, offering love advice to readers in promotion the upcoming Love Letters/Extra Bases party. It has been my experience that these crossover promotions usually result in disaster. The fish-out-of-water scenario is  intended for comedic effect, but the […]

Celtics Return to Finals with Rout of Magic

A Bruins-like meltdown was never going to happen. It was a cute story, but the Boston Celtics are not like other sports franchises. With 17 Championship Banners and a team of ring-bearing veterans, they are no strangers to pressure-cooker playoff contests. After giving Orlando a puncher’s chance with two straight losses, the Celtics finally put […]

Matsuzaka Shaky as Sox Fall to Royals 4-3

In his first start since nearly no-hitting the Phillies, Daisuke Matsuzaka looked as if he might be making another march toward the feat. While he did not allow a hit until the fourth inning, it was the fifth inning that proved to be his unraveling in a 4-3 loss to the Royals. Matsuzaka (3-2) walked […]

NBA Referee Joe DeRosa Suspended for Ball Toss

At halftime of Tuesday night’s Game 2 in Orlando, veteran referee Joe DeRosa tossed a game ball at a heckling fan. The fan in question,  Franz Hanning, was prowling the alley behind the official scorer’s table and clearly gesticulating and shouting toward DeRosa. As the two crossed paths, DeRosa threw the ball to Hanning, who […]

World Wide Wes, the Man Behind LeBron James

So who, exactly, is World Wide Wes? He held back a beer-soaked Ron Artest in Detroit during “The Malice at the Palace.”  He sat next to Jay-Z at the NBA All-Star Game. Maybe you caught a glimpse of him sitting next to Nike honcho Phil Knight at the Final Four. Most recently, he was cozied […]

NBA Playoffs 2010: Celtics-Magic Series Preview

What a difference a week makes. Last Friday, the Boston Celtics were scraping themselves off the court, embarrassed in a 124-95 beating from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The game was never close, and the Celtics appeared to be mere bumps in the path of the LeBron James Express. Since then Rajon Rondo has emerged, Kevin Garnett has […]

Ortiz, Red Sox Hammer Tigers 7-2

David Ortiz isn’t dead yet. With his second multi-homer game of the month, Ortiz now has five home runs in his last nine games. Big Papi and the Sox offense got hot and never looked back Friday night, as they beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2. Dustin Pedroia launched a two-run homer in the first, and […]

Rajon Rondo Named to NBA All-Defensive First Team

If there was any remaining doubt as to whether Rajon Rondo belongs in the discussion among the NBA’s elite, that question was firmly put to rest on Wednesday. The NBA announced its annual All-Defensive Teams and Rondo found himself implanted firmly at the top of the heap. Orlando’s Dwight Howard was the only player to […]

Red Sox to Honor Nomar Garciaparra

The Boston Red Sox will be honoring former shortstop Nomar Garciaparra in a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park on Wednesday, May 5. The move comes as little surprise after Garciaparra effectively ended his career with the Red Sox, signing a ceremonial one day contract to retire with the team on March 10. That day, he […]

Corey Dillon Arrested for Spousal Abuse

Former Patriots running back Corey Dillon was arrested Saturday night on claims of spousal abuse. His estranged wife, Desiree, called police to their Calabasas, CA home, claiming she had been assaulted. Trouble continues to mount for Dillon, a former Super Bowl champion and four time Pro-Bowler who was also arrested for driving under the influence […]

Orioles Outlast Red Sox 5-4 in 10 Innings

Despite a strong start from John Lackey, the Red Sox were unable to hold off Miguel Tejada and the Baltimore Orioles Friday night at Camden Yards. Lackey pitched seven strong innings, striking out six while allowing three earned runs. The game was the fourth straight one-run game between the two teams, which is a far […]

Tim Tebow Draft Review: QB Will Thrive With Broncos

Draft Day Drama Tim Tebow is as polarizing a sports figure as there is. His squeaky-clean image, his relationship with God, and his vast success have led to as many detractors as supporters. With their second pick in the first round, and 25th overall, the Denver Broncos made Tim Tebow a very happy young man. […]