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Boston Red Sox: 11 Greats That Made I...

TheBoston Red Soxare one of the most storied franchises in all of sports, let alone baseball.Many great players have come and gone; some with a her...

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Boston Red Sox: 11 Reasons 2013 Will ...

Needless to say, with 18 games left, a meaningless mid-September series with theYankeesat Fenway having just finished and the team nowhere within a...

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Ten Boston Red Sox Who Need a Big Fin...

TheBoston Red Soxare in a transitionary period right now.We know this.It was clearly evidenced by the recent blockbuster trade that sent Josh Becke...

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Why Boston Red Sox Ownership Is the B...

TheBoston Red Sox, mired in a 20-32 slump since the All-Star break, began the necessary organizational face lift in late August by moving the contr...

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Hernandez Locked In, Branch Still in ...

Aaron Hernandez struck gold after only two years in the league with the Patriots, signing what the Boston Globe confirmed to be a potentially $40 m...

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A Baseball Hajj, a Metaphor

In New England, baseball is as much of a religion as religion itself. Pseudo-spiritual sayings like “keep the faith,” a strong sense of...

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Hernandez signing raises more questio...

Save Rob Gronkowski, few tight ends in the league have it as good as Aaron Hernandez does this week.Even in the NFL, most 22-year-olds don't have t...

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Patriots commit to DT Kyle Love throu...

After making huge strides from his rookie season in 2010 to his 2011 campaign, the New England Patriots have signed defensive tackle Kyle Love to a...

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2012-2013 NBA Preview

The National Basketball Association. Well, where do we start? Sure, we could sit here and talk about how certain teams (Los Angeles, Boston, Miami,...

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Shipping up to Foxborough: Danny O'Co...

It may have started with watching “Friday Night Fights” with his grandfather as a kid, but eventually, Framingham’s Danny O’...

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Bishop Fenwick seniors look to reesta...

(Originally featured in the Peabody Weekly News)The annual “Hockey Night in Boston” event showcases the best high school talent that th...

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NFL agent Stellato makes his mark wit...

Sean Stellato: the hardest working man in sports.He’s far busier than you and not only does he find the time to work out, he teaches others h...

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Best Buddies tennis tournament aims t...

(Originally featured in the New Hampshire Union Leader)DERRY - This past spring tennis season, McKinley Grimes was crowned a Division II NHIAA cham...

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PPV, UFC 149, and The Rolling Stones

(Originally featured on Fighter Journal)Plenty of people turned out to see Urijah Faber take on Brazilian Renan Barao for the Interim UFC Bantamwei...

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Tigers top prospect Castellanos: the ...

(Originally featured in the New Hampshire Union Leader)MANCHESTER - Batting practice and infield/outfield drills had ended 15 minutes ago, but ther...

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Fisher Cats squeak by SeaWolves

(Originally featured in the New Hampshire Union Leader)MANCHESTER - The heart of the Fisher Cats’ order collected four hits and drove in a trio of ...

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Chicks Dig the 0-2 Curveball: Why Dom...

(Originally featured on the PlayUp US Blog)Chicks dig the long ball, right?Of course; just ask Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux.But if this is the case,...

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Reimagining the Pitching Staff

Literary theorist Terry Eagleton once said that “deconstruction…insists not that truth is illusory but that it is institutional.”...

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Olympian Sam Livingstone relives her ...

(Originally featured in the Peabody Weekly News)Every time the Olympics come around, Samantha Livingstone’s whirlwind memories of her time in...

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MLB Power Rankings Week 18

1. Cincinnati Reds (Up two)The Padres ended the Reds’ 10-game win streak, but then Cincinnati went out and shored up its bullpen by acquiring...

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