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In voting Mookie Betts MVP, writers got it right

Mookie Betts won his first American League Most Valuable Award on Thursday, but it should have been his second. And that should signal to the Red Sox that he will be in the Bryce Harper/Manny Machado neighborhood in terms of future salary…

Thursday, Nov 15


Mookie Betts is the MVP front-runner. A different kind of question about his value may loom

Mookie Betts had a historic season in 2018. Tonight, he will find out if members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America determined it to be the year's most valuable performance in the American League. The results of NL and then AL…


Following arrest, Michael Avenatti denies domestic violence allegation

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LOS ANGELES — Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday and booked on a felony domestic violence charge, Los Angeles police said.


With Bulls in town, it was the right time for Celtics to break slump

This game was tailor made for the slumping Celtics to regain their confidence and swagger, considering they were facing an inferior team in their first game at TD Garden in 13 days. So the performances in Wednesday's win over the Bulls…


With Le'Veon Bell sitting out season, Steeler teammates raid his locker

The Pittsburgh Steelers are ready to move on after star running back Le'Veon Bell chose not to report to the team and sign his one-year, $14.5-million franchise tender in time to play the rest of the season. On Wednesday, Bell's teammates…

Wednesday, Nov 14


These maps show how much snow Massachusetts could get in Thursday's nor'easter

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Parts of Massachusetts could see up to several inches of snow by Friday as a nor'easter bears down on the region starting Thursday night — as early as the evening commute, according to the National Weather Service. On Wednesday afternoon,…

Tuesday, Nov 13


Trump mocks France for World War losses

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The bromance between President Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron is truly dead. First thing in the U.S. morning, the U.S. president took another -- even more pointed -- crack at the French leader. He picked up again on the theme of a…


President Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say

WASHINGTON - President Trump has has told advisers he has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner, according to five…

Monday, Nov 12


Baker Mayfield, Browns break out in win over Falcons

CLEVELAND — Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection. More than a hunch. ''When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous,'' the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of…

This game reminded us that Tom Brady is 41

NASHVILLE — Sometimes it's so easy to forget Tom Brady is 41 years old, those nights when he goes toe to toe with the game's young guns and airs it out with the best of them, those throws when he threads the ball through traffic and hits a…

Sunday, Nov 11


This clobbering by the Titans came out of nowhere

Thirty-four thoughts on the Titans' 34-10 win over the Patriots Sunday: 1. The record shows that Brian Hoyer came in to relieve Tom Brady at quarterback with 7 minutes, 6 seconds remaining in the Patriots' matchup with the Tennessee Titans…


Mike Vrabel and the Titans thoroughly beat Bill Belichick and the Patriots

Mike Vrabel 1, Bill Belichick 0. The Tennessee Titans thoroughly and soundly defeated the Patriots on Sunday in Nashville, 34-10, snapping New England's six-game winning streak and giving Vrabel, Tennessee's first-year coach, a victory…


No. 17 Boston College gets wings clipped by No. 2 Clemson

After an entire offseason spent recovering from a knee injury last year that abruptly ended what was becoming a breakout season, the incentive that pushed Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown through all the excruciating rehab was a…

Saturday, Nov 10


Twins' Joe Mauer retiring after 15 seasons

Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer has decided to retire after 15 seasons. The team released a retirement statement Friday from Mauer that will run Sunday in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Mauer, who missed significant time this season with a…

Friday, Nov 9


Patriots' keys to victory over the Titans

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.. Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville. TV, radio: CBS, WBZ-FM 98.5. When the Titans run. Tennessee features a terrific tailback tandem in Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis. These two couldn't be any more different in shape or…


Patriots' Jason McCourty knows what to expect from Titans

FOXBOROUGH — The Tennessee Titans boast a number of players intimately familiar with the Patriots. When the two teams meet Sunday at 1, Malcolm Butler, Dion Lewis, Logan Ryan, and coach Mike Vrabel will be among the former New Englanders…

Thursday, Nov 8


Ex-Patriot Mike Vrabel was always a student of the game

FOXBOROUGH — Mike Vrabel always wanted more. And Bill Belichick was more than willing to pile more on his plate. Belichick remembered Vrabel as an indefatigable guy that “could go all day, loved to play, love to practice” when asked about…


Trey Flowers making noise as the Patriots' 'Quiet Storm'

FOXBOROUGH — Back in 2015, when Mike Vrabel was the linebackers coach for the Houston Texans, he traveled to the University of Arkansas to watch defensive lineman Trey Flowers at a pre-draft workout. Vrabel loved what he saw, and he got a…

Monday, Nov 5


How Josh Gordon helped the Patriots ice their win over the Packers

It wasn't a fair fight. Bashaud Breeland made his season debut Sunday night and all the cornerback was asked to do was scrap with Josh Gordon. Welcome to the Packers. Now go out and try to put the wraps on Gordon while the whole country…


Cordarrelle Patterson and the long line of Patriots filling in at other positions

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With Sony Michel out for a second straight week, and James White sidelined temporarily in the first half, the Patriots found themselves shorthanded at running back. Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson stepped in though, carrying the ball…


Tom Brady and the Patriots out-duel Aaron Rodgers and the Packers

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (left) talked to vanquished Green Bay signal caller Aaron Rodgers (right) after New England's 31-17 victory. By Jim McBride and Rachel G. Bowers Globe Staff November 04, 2018. PATRIOTS 31, PACKERS 17 | MORE .…

Saturday, Nov 3


Game Winner wins Breeders' Cup Juvenile

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Game Winner surged down the stretch and pulled away from Knicks Go after a bump to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile by 2¼ lengths Friday at Churchill Downs, giving trainer Bob Baffert an early Kentucky Derby favorite just…

Hue Jackson free to work full damage control

Hue Jackson didn't lose his nerve. Fired this week by the Browns after winning just three of 40 games in two plus-seasons, Jackson on Friday disputed owner Jimmy Haslam's assertion there was ''internal discord'' on the coaching staff that…

Friday, Nov 2


Here's how we rank the NFL teams at midseason

Week 9 is here, the midpoint of the NFL season. Each team has played at least seven games, giving us a pretty extensive body of work to judge them. Here's how we rank the teams so far: 1. Rams (8-0): Quarterback Jared Goff has been…


49ers' Nick Mullens crushes Raiders in debut

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Nick Mullens got several hundred congratulatory text messages, a phone call from Brett Favre and his Twitter account verified. Delivering the most productive game by a quarterback in his NFL debut since the merger…

Wednesday, Oct 31


Patriots are going up against a great one in Packers' Aaron Rodgers

FOXBOROUGH — Patriots de facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores was asked Wednesday what impresses him most about Aaron Rodgers. “Um,” he responded, “where do I start?” Bill Belichick was asked a similar question a few minutes later.…


Here's what the NFL's NextGen stats tell us about the Patriots

Patriots fans knew Devin McCourty was fast. The 31-year-old captain demonstrated that in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots were leading, 30-26, in the fourth quarter when rookie Tremon Smith fielded a kick and took off…


Alex Cora, World Series trophy hit by beer cans during Red Sox parade

A day of triumph was marred Wednesday when Red Sox manager Alex Cora was struck by a can of beer that a reveler hurled toward the duckboats that carried the team through downtown Boston to celebrate their World Series victory, officials…


With championship parades, Boston has its ducks in a row

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It's not just that Boston fans have mastered the protocol of the modern championship parade — how and when to get there, where the best sightlines are along Boylston Street, how to get a witty sign (“Chris Sale, show me your belly-button…


Red Sox' triumphant tour rolls through Boston

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The Red Sox' triumphant tour of Boston rolled into Government Center early Wednesday afternoon, wrapping up the city's latest victory parade, which has become a cherished tradition for a city of champions. On a classic New England fall day…