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The worst and best of Boston sports in 2010

The Patriots are 12-2, the Red Sox won Hot Stove season, the Bruins are skating off skeins of wins thanks in part to the pickup of an 18-year-old Wunderkind who may be the second coming of Jesus on ice skates, and the Celtics have twice dunked the Heat.
Jock strapped
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  December 24, 2010
Five things Shaq brings to the Celtics (that have nothing to do with basketball)

Five things Shaq brings to the Celtics (that have nothing to do with basketball)


By now you've all probably heard the news that The Big Aristotle has touched down in Boston. And while the Shaq of yesteryear (pictured above)...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  August 06, 2010

Brian Scalabrine: Most Valuable Ginger


I'm an avid Brian Scalabrine fan, one of the few Celtics fans to sport a #44 jersey (T-shirts are for wimps). Tonight will prove whether...
By webteam  |  June 17, 2010
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Slam Dunk Season

Back in the fall of 2008, WJAB sports guy Chris Sedenka hosted Red Claws bigwigs Jon Jennings and Bill Ryan Jr. on his afternoon radio show. They were solidifying their plan to bring an NBA development league basketball team to Portland, Maine, a schem
How the Red Claws took Portland by storm
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 05, 2010

Let’s recap

With the decade drawing to a close, it's fitting to reconsider the moments and developments of the last 10 years that forever changed sports in Portland and New England.
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 01, 2010


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Ten years of great sports

Moments after Adam Vinatieri's field goal split the uprights as the clock expired in the Louisiana Superdome on February 3, 2002, the streets of Boston were in bedlam. Drunk people dangled from trees and hung off lampposts. Motorists leaned on their ho
Boston's road from Loserville to Title Town
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 25, 2009
The Sandbox interviews Wyc Grousbeck

The Sandbox interviews Wyc Grousbeck


The Sandbox interviews owner of the Boston Celtics and drummer Wyc Grousbeck! Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
By Charlie  |  November 19, 2009
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Deal or no deal?

When the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Boston Globe 's largest union, decided to take the New York Times Company's latest contract offer to its members last week, ratification seemed like a done deal.
Will the Globe 's biggest union balk at the Times Co.'s offer? Plus, the Christian Science Monitor 's quietly successful re-launch, and sportswriter Bill Simmons's GM jones
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 15, 2009

The wild bunch



By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 04, 2009
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How weird is Stephon Marbury?

In 1994's The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams , author Darcy Frey offers potent evidence that the matchlessly bizarre personality of new Celtic Stephon Marbury dates back at least to early adolescence.
Brace yourselves, Boston, for the Starbury show, starring Stephon Marbury — perhaps the strangest pro-athlete ever to suit up in a New England uniform.
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 04, 2009


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Hitting the brakes

The last time that “busing” was a buzzword around Boston, John Havlicek and Jo Jo White were the only ebony-and-ivory cronies shooting hoops in harmony.
With Boston public schools facing a $107 million budget gap, busing is once again in the crosshairs
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 11, 2009

KG's darker side


A few weeks back, I asked why there are so many ugly instances of Kevin Garnett mixing it up with wh...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 08, 2008
The KG question I'd rather not ask

The KG question I'd rather not ask


 I'm loathe to pose this question, since race is always an incendiary subject, and the alleged...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 19, 2008
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Streetball spectacle


The other end of the court
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  June 18, 2008

Bought and paid for

Boston haters will say that the Celtics purchased their 17th championship.
Balls and pucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 18, 2008


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Not-so-instant karma

No matter what happens over their next two games, the Patriots will not have gone undefeated in 2007.
After decades of curses and calamities, Boston’s sports fortunes are at an unprecedented high. So can we stop the whining?
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 19, 2007
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Cheating rules!

Maybe we shouldn’t lament the sundry scandals that have made 2007 the Year of the Cheater.
Why steroids, spying, and all those other sports scandals are actually good for fans
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 03, 2007

Blueprint for disaster

It figures that Attorney General Martha Coakley would scapegoat an epoxy manufacturer for the Big Dig disaster.
Letters to the Boston editor: September 7, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 05, 2007
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While you were out . . .

When you’re a student, it can seem as if reality just freezes when you leave town for the summer.
Yes, stuff happened in Boston during your summer break. But we’ve got it covered.
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 04, 2007
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Minnesota dreaming

If you're a die-hard sports fan, you’ve undoubtedly had moments where you view your obsession from the outside, like an anthropologist watching a painful circumcision ritual for the first time.
As a steady stream of Twin Cities sports superstars relocates to Boston, a hoops-crazy reporter asks himself: What price fandom?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 20, 2007


FIX THE ESCALATORS

Wish list

[1] An MBTA Red Line station without a broken escalator. [2] Someone in the White House who at least pretends we’re still looking for Osama.
106 things the Phoenix wants to see in 2006
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