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Sunday, Sep 23


49ers fear QB Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 49ers fear quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo tore the ACL in his left knee late in Sunday's 38-27 loss to Kansas City. Garoppolo, the former Patriot, will have an MRI Monday to confirm the severity of the injury, but 49ers…

Saturday, Sep 22


Braves clinch first NL East crown since 2013

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. A year…


Jimmy Butler would like to ply his trade somewhere other than Minnesota

It seems that coach Tom Thibodeau, a former Celtics assistant, can't seem to create a happy environment with the Timberwolves, and that starts with All-Star forward Jimmy Butler. Butler reportedly requested a trade this past week with…


NFL is taking rules to protect quarterbacks too far

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The NFL's weekly press releases are practically bursting with excitement about how the 2018 season has begun. Patrick Mahomes! Ryan Fitzpatrick! More touchdown passes than ever! New records for quarterbacks! But there's one significant…


Harvard steamrolls Brown once again

PROVIDENCE — Jake Smith threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns, helping Harvard beat Brown, 31-17, on Friday night in the teams' 118th meeting. Harvard (2-0) has won the last eight games in the series, holding an 86-30-2 advantage dating…

Friday, Sep 21


Legal sportsbook literally doesn't want to pay for its mistake

Legalized sports gambling seemed like a great idea until attorneys became involved. According to multiple reports, a New Jersey man on Sunday placed a winning in-game NFL wager at the FanDuel sportsbook (in East Rutherford, N.J.) that…

Thursday, Sep 20


Mike Tirico is keeping a close eye on Matt Patricia in Detroit

Since May 2016, Mike Tirico's television home has been NBC, for which he has broadcast some of the biggest events in sports all over the globe. But the New York native's actual home for the past 19 years has been Ann Arbor, Mich. For…


Waltham magician Shin Lim wins 'America's Got Talent' and the $1 million grand prize

Confetti rained down upon Waltham magician Shin Lim at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Wednesday night and runner-up dance group Zurcaroh lifted him into the air after host Tyra Banks announced him as the winner of NBC's “America's Got…


'It's a good place for him': A former teammate of Josh Gordon endorses the move to New England

There are a lot of people who know the tortuous path Josh Gordon has taken to the Patriots. But there are far fewer people who know Josh Gordon, not just his cautionary tale of untapped talent and inability to shed substance abuse as he…


Gas company's plan for speedy replacement work raises safety fears

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LAWRENCE — Safety experts raised concerns Wednesday about the Columbia Gas plan for replacing 48 miles of gas pipes in the Merrimack Valley communities hit by last week's disaster, calling the company's accelerated timetable to finish the…

Wednesday, Sep 19


Red Sox division title banner falls off truck; its return may cost them

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The Red Sox know a thing or two about high-stakes negotiations — with marquee free agents, or sponsorship partners. But now they have to contend with Louie Iacuzzi, a 44-year-old Malden resident who, along with two friends, came to be in…


What does Josh Gordon bring to the Patriots? We checked his game film

Bill Belichick was a big fan of Josh Gordon back in 2013. A 6-foot-3-inch, 225-pound receiver, Gordon could do it all. “He's a great player,” Belichick said before a Week 14 game against the Browns that year. “He can attack all three…


Mookie Betts remains on bench in precautionary move

NEW YORK — At 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Mookie Betts was in the lineup Red Sox manager Alex Cora planned to use against the Yankees. But when heavy rain postponed the game from 1:05 p.m. to 7:05 p.m., Cora changed his mind. Cora intended to use…


They're angry, they're from Canada, and they're threatening the coastal ecosystem

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BIDDEFORD, Maine — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink. Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit…


With Kavanaugh vote, Susan Collins is in middle of a firestorm

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During her decades in the Senate, Susan Collins has had her share of highly scrutinized votes: Bill Clinton's impeachment, the war in Iraq, the Affordable Care Act, massive tax cuts, and the confirmations of more than 500 federal judges.…

Tuesday, Sep 18


When it comes to Josh Gordon and the Patriots, there is no apt comparison

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Josh Gordon is going to require his own carousel at Logan or T.F. Green for all of the baggage he's hauling with him from Cleveland to Foxborough. The former All-Pro receiver, acquired by the Patriots from the Browns Monday for a fifth…


Gas explosions put spotlight on National Grid lockout, safety

Last week's natural gas disaster in the Merrimack Valley has increased the pushback against National Grid's lockout of 1,250 union workers amid growing public concern about the safety of gas networks throughout the state. A different…


Remnants of Hurricane Florence blast Mass. with waves of rain and flash flooding

The storm containing the remnants of Hurricane Florence brought a deluge of rainfall to Massachusetts on Tuesday, which resulted in flooding and road closures in many parts of the state. On Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service…

Trump is getting away with China tariffs, for now

When President Trump announced Monday that he would impose new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, markets around the world responded with indifference. An initial drop in China's stock market was quickly reversed, and US stock…


Game 151: Red Sox at Yankees lineups and notes

Here are the lineups: RED SOX (103-47), YANKEES (91-58). TBA, TBA. Pitching: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (5-7, 4.22). Pitching: LHP J.A. Happ (16-6, 3.75). Game time: 1:05 p.m.. TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network, Facebook Watch / WEEI, WFAN. Red Sox vs.

Monday, Sep 17


Blake Bortles played the game of his life, and the Jaguars crushed the Patriots

The Jacksonville Jaguars posted an emphatic 31-20 victory over Tom Brady and the Patriots on Sunday at TIAA Bank Field. Blake Bortles finished 29 of 45 for 377 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception. Brady, meanwhile, completed 24 of…

Revere man mourned following fatal Cape Cod shark attack

Arthur Medici. REVERE — Paddling on his boogie board, getting in position to catch the next good wave at a Wellfleet beach early Saturday afternoon, Arthur Medici went underwater. Five or 10 yards away, Isaac Rocha heard a scream as his…

Saturday, Sep 15


Revere man killed in shark attack at Wellfleet beach

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WELLFLEET — A 26-year-old man from Revere died from a shark attack Saturday in the waters off Wellfleet, the first fatal shark attack in Massachusetts in more than 80 years and only the fourth recorded in state history. The death came…


Chris Sale has been great, but here's why he shouldn't win the Cy Young, and other thoughts

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Picked-up pieces while working on my next segment of “Dan vs. Time” (Time is winning in a rout) . . . □ Sorry, Chris Sale is not worthy of the American League Cy Young Award. Sale has been great almost every time he has pitched, but the…

Friday, Sep 14


Baker declares state of emergency, puts Eversource in charge of recovery

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Governor Charlie Baker, saying he was dissatisfied with Columbia Gas's recovery efforts after Thursday's outbreak of explosions and fires in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover, announced Friday that he was declaring a state of emergency…


The Jaguars are trying to win a game they already lost

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 2 of the Unconventional Preview, a serious-yet-lighthearted, nostalgia-tinted look at the Patriots' weekly matchup. Tom Brady has engineered so many extraordinary comebacks on big stages (you see, this one time…


Dustin Pedroia feels for David Wright of the Mets

New York Mets third baseman David Wright announced on Thursday that he would play at least one final game with the team on its last homestand then step away from baseball because of a long history of back injuries. Wright is 35 and a seven…


Fires, explosions rock Lawrence area

Dozens of fires and explosions broke out in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover Thursday afternoon, and State Police advised all residents in those communities who get their gas service from Columbia Gas to evacuate their homes…

Thursday, Sep 13


Girlfriend says Celtics guard Jabari Bird choked her a dozen times


The girlfriend of Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird told Boston police he choked her about a dozen times during an argument last Friday and also kicked her and held her against her will before he collapsed in medical distress, prosecutors…

Wednesday, Sep 12

My niece who played on the WTA Tour says Serena Williams was not mistreated

Meghann Shaughnessy was a professional tennis player for 19 years before retiring to raise a family six years ago. She was the world's 11th-ranked female player in 2001. She played more than 1,200 professional matches, including three…