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NFL Free Agency Begins Before It Begins

March 14, 2015
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Even before NFL free agency officially began last Tuesday, a number of high-profile deals had already been reached. Bleacher Report’s Mike Tanier joins Bill Littlefield to explain what happened.

Smart, Bradley Help Celtics Edge Grizzlies, 95-92

March 12, 2015

Marcus Smart converted a go-ahead, three-point play with 52 seconds left, Avery Bradley added a clutch jumper with eight seconds remaining and the Celtics beat the Memphis Grizzlies 95-92 on Wednesday night.

Man Stabbed During Celtics, Grizzlies Game In Boston

March 12, 2015

Authorities say a man was stabbed Wednesday night at TD Garden, just before the end of the Celtics’ 95-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Have Sports Become ‘Too Big To Fail’?

March 11, 2015
The Olympics and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim are just two examples of sports becoming "too big to fail," says Bill Littlefield. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The NFL has been plagued by scandal. Two of college basketball’s elite programs have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. But fans continue to watch. Bill Littlefield wonders if sports have become “too big to fail.”

Agents: Patriots Cornerback Darrelle Revis Returns To Jets

March 11, 2015
In this Dec. 21, 2014, file photo, New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) defends New York Jets' Jeremy Kerley (11) during NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Now, he's coming back to the Jets after winning the Super Bowl with the Patriots. (Julio Cortez/AP)

“I want to thank the Pats and Pats Nation for an unbelievable year,” Revis wrote on Twitter. “NEW YORK I’m coming home. #revisisland #jetnation.”

Spooner’s 2 Goals Lead Boston To 3-1 Win Over Ottawa

March 11, 2015

Ryan Spooner scored his second and third goals of the season and Tuukka Rask celebrated his birthday by stopping 39 shots to help lead the Bruins to the 3-1 win Tuesday night.

Northeastern Men’s Basketball Reaches NCAA Tournament For 1st Time Since 1991

March 10, 2015
Northeastern celebrates after topping William & Mary Monday night in the CAA tournament championship game. The Huskies are in the Big Dance for the first time since 1991. (Caleb Donnelly/AP)

But the Huskies could be Massachusetts’ only Division I representative at either the men’s or women’s NCAA tournaments.

Thomas’ 25 Lifts Celtics Past Banged-Up Heat, 100-90

March 10, 2015
Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points in the Celtics' win over the Miami Heat. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points off the bench – one more than all of Miami’s reserves combined – and the Boston Celtics dealt the Heat’s playoff chances a blow with a 100-90 victory on Monday night.

Patriots Safety McCourty Says He’s Coming Back

March 9, 2015
McCourty had 67 total tackles last season and added nine more in the postseason as the Patriots won their fourth Super Bowl since 2001. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The 27-year-old free agent said on Twitter late Sunday night that he’s happy to stay with the team that picked him in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft.

Dempsey, Martins Power Sounders Past Revolution, 3-0

March 9, 2015
The New England Revolution opened their season in Seattle in front of 40,000 fans. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins have picked up right where they left off last season. Dempsey scored twice and Martins added a goal to help the Seattle Sounders beat the New England Revolution 3-0 on Sunday night in the opener for both teams. The Sounders are coming off the best year in franchise history, winning […]

Paille’s 2 Goals Lift Bruins Past Red Wings, 5-3

March 9, 2015
Bruins' Daniel Paille, right, celebrates his second goal of the second period with teammate Max Talbot (25) on Sunday. (AP/Michael Dwyer)

Boston coach Claude Julien believes his team showed what it can do when it’s pushed into a tough spot. That added desire helped them come through a two-day test with consecutive victories. Daniel Paille scored twice, including once short-handed, and Brad Marchand also had a short-handed goal to lift the Bruins to a 5-3 win […]

Harris, Harkless Lift Magic Past Celtics, 103-98

March 9, 2015
Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) looses his balance and goes down during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, March 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

Maurice Harkless and Tobias Harris combined for 16 points in the fourth quarter Sunday night and the Magic beat the Celtics 103-98.

Bruins’ Marchand Scores Twice In 3-2 OT Win Vs Flyers

March 7, 2015
Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) watches his game-winning goal in front of Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier (14) and Wayne Simmonds (17). (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Boston’s Brad Marchand scored the tying goal and game-winner for a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Music On Only A Game

March 7, 2015
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It’s another week of easy lifting for the music blog guy: it’s Elvis Costello and the Attractions, who favor us with their rendition of “Sour Milk Cow Blues,” from Goodbye, Cruel World.

Former Dodgers First Baseman Gil Hodges Lived ‘A Hall Of Fame Life’

March 7, 2015
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Former player and manager Gil Hodges is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mort Zachter, author of ‘Gil Hodges: A Hall of Fame Life,’ pleads his case to Bill Littlefield.

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