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Big Fat Whale
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Couldn’t you feel that void, that emptiness resulting from the failure of former LA Clipper and Portland Trail Blazer Ruben Patterson to get arrested for anything at all recently?
A former Jail Blazer returns to action. Plus, hugging it out at Portland State.
| December 04, 2009
Catch a falling star
There was a time, not long ago, when two things were true. The first was that the University of Miami was a perennial college-football powerhouse. The second was that Willie Williams was going to be the next big thing among college-football linebackers.
Willie Williams and Charles Rogers prove that "can't miss" prospects sometimes do
| September 25, 2009
You go, Carl
Former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Carl Eller is an early candidate for this year’s Otis Nixon Award, given to the athlete who most repeatedly shows up in the news following clashes with the criminal-justice system.
Sports blotter: "This year's Otis Nixon award" edition
| May 21, 2008
One-man crime wave
At this writing, a joint Google entry for “Chris Henry” and “10-cent head” shows only 39 hits.
Sports blotter: "Return of Chris Henry" edition
| April 09, 2008
Bases very loaded
Even as the sun rises on the new Major League Baseball season, skies are cloudy for the game we love.
Spurred by fans’ ’roid rage, new books focus on our national pastime’s dark side. Meet baseball’s seven deadly sins.
| March 19, 2008
Must be the genes
You don’t often see sports-crime legacies.
Sports blotter: "Brother to brother" edition
| March 12, 2008
Remember Willie Williams?
Sports blotter: "Never fade away" edition
| October 03, 2007
Question: what do you do when your team decides to offer you, a mere 20 year old, $12.5 million over five years?
Sports blotter: "Puts up a brick!" edition
| August 08, 2007
Crack makes a comeback
It’s been so long, it’s hard not to feel nostalgic.
Sports blotter: "Remembering the heyday of Lawrence Taylor and Darryl Strawberry" edition
| July 03, 2007
Making it rain
The hardest-working man in sports these days has to be Worrick Robinson, lawyer for the 23 year-old wunderkind of sports jurisprudence, Adam “Pacman” Jones.
Sports blotter: "Contrary to the slogan, what happens in Vegas definitely does not stay in Vegas" edition
| February 28, 2007
The tale of the tape
Okay, so we know what the rivals’ all-time score is in terms of championship wins. It’s written — in hideously-stretched, mustard-stained bold face — on the reeking, pitted-out T-shirts of every 380-pound creep from the tri-state area. Jose Canseco re-
Sports Blotter: Red Sox-Yankees Edition
| August 21, 2006
Remember the '80s?
Times have been tough for professional baseball this year.
Sports Blotter: All-Star Break edition
| July 11, 2006
Yankee Hating 101
“Hate” is such a harsh word.
All you need to know about this national pastime
| May 28, 2006
Revisiting the Zoo
There’s a whole slew of baseball fans who don’t remember a time when there was no DH in the American League, when there were just the two leagues and no divisions, there was no scoreboard in the corner of your TV screen, and when 50-home-run seasons were
Recalling the golden era when the Yankees were laughingstocks
| May 18, 2006
Like the bony, broom-riding icon of Oz it aims to exonerate, Wicked is neither all good nor all bad.
Wicked at the Opera House; The Sweetest Swing in Baseball at Boston Theatre Works
| April 18, 2006
The Simpsons 20 best guest voices of all time
The TV gods are smiling upon us.
Will Gervais join them?
| March 29, 2006
Big play played
Here’s a weird one, Boston sports fans.
Plus, the latest on the sad tale of Dwight Gooden
| March 23, 2006
As the winter wind makes fast tracks, it leaves a burgeoning crop of ancient masterpieces, world premieres, farces, and musicals to blossom come April.
From baseball to Shakespeare to male swans
| March 10, 2006
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