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Hot air index; Mr. Alexander goes to Africa; old and in the way?

While the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the world's big "environmental summit," produced enough hot air to accelerate global warming tenfold, there was at least one noteworthy moment.
The interpreter
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 29, 2012
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Rebounding

When March Madness tips off tonight, Kevin Mackey will be in the stands taking notes. As a professional-basketball scout, he's looking for tomorrow's NBA stars.
More than two decades after Kevin Mackey pulled off the then-biggest upset in NCAA Tourney history, he made it to the NBA.
By JON HART  |  March 19, 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
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Review: Rebound!

According to Boston Herald writer Michael Connelly, the deep racial wounds opened up by the Boston busing crisis of the mid '70s first began to heal when whites and blacks came together to support the Boston Celtics' championship team of 1981.
The Celtics and the busing rift
By KEN BROCINER  |  February 10, 2009
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I wanna rock

In 1982, a group of local hardcore punk bands released what would turn out to be a landmark compilation album, This Is Boston, Not L.A.
LaMontagne’s vision for Boston art
By GREG COOK  |  December 09, 2008
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Death of a hoop dream

This past fall, Mario Hornsby Jr., then a senior at Springfield Central High School, wrote an essay for English class.
Mario Hornsby Jr. was senselessly gunned down in May. Now his father is trying to make sure his death was not in vain.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 27, 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

The O'Reilly factor


Letters to the Boston editor: June 6, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 04, 2008
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Patriot haze

It’s a bad time to be a Pats fan.
Sports blotter: "Salt in the wound" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 05, 2008
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Skell of the year

Much less funny than usual, was 2007.
Sports crime: 2007 in review
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 18, 2007
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Can't drive 55

This past week, we snared an early candidate for the next Justin Miller Award, given to the athlete who most bollockses up his professional-draft status with an avoidable pre-draft arrest.
Sports blotter: "Sammy Hagar" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 12, 2007


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Do mess with Texas

The Houston Texans are like the soy cheese of the sporting world.
Sports blotter: "Houston has a problem" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 05, 2007
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Bob's your uncle

When was the last time England was relevant at all in the sporting world?
Sports blotter: "Across the pond" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 28, 2007
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Bonds away

This Barry Bonds thing is going to be a big story, no doubt, but trust me: even bigger news is probably coming.
Sports blotter: "Barry's indictment" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 19, 2007
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Tennessee two-step

Tough week for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where two football players were busted within a span of three days.
Sports blotter: "All offensive linemen" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 14, 2007
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Pure idiocy

We’ve had some real winners light up the crime blotter this year.
Sports blotter: "Genius of the year" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 07, 2007


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A leafy, green substance

Just when you thought the “supernaturally large quantity of marijuana” sports bust was a thing of the past.
Sports blotter: "Copious amounts of pot" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 31, 2007
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Off point

Lots of class being shown this year by New York–area point guards.
Sports blotter: "Celtics fans still hate this guy" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 24, 2007
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Surely you can't be serious

Early nomination for collegiate crime-dweeb of the year goes to Fresno State defensive lineman Jason Shirley.
Sports blotter: "Don't call me Shirley!" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 17, 2007
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Brown out

A few years ago it would have seemed unlikely that former No. 1 overall pick Kwame Brown would leave any legacy at all, but that situation has clearly changed.
Sports blotter: "All people named 'Brown' " edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 10, 2007
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Willie returns

Remember Willie Williams?
Sports blotter: "Never fade away" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 03, 2007


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Free the Juice

As you surely have heard by now, O.J. Simpson is up to his old tricks again.
Sports blotter: "Return of Orenthal James" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 26, 2007
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Texas two-step

The Texas Longhorns have been a real gift to the sports-crime-reporting industry of late.
Sports blotter: "Horns hooked" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 19, 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
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The Most Hated Man in Boston

To understand the tortured tango that binds Dan Shaughnessy and his detractors, consider his item about Red Sox ace Curt Schilling’s blog, 38 Pitches.
What is it about The Globe ’s Dan Shaughnessy that makes ordinary, peaceable people want to kick his ass?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 10, 2007

Got game?


A guide to the city's best sports bars
By HEATHER BOUZAN  |  May 21, 2007


The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 70-61


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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Worst in breed: Sports

Who are the unsexiest sports men of 2007
The 100 Unsexiest men of 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007
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Of pols and pop culture

The Tote Board’s preliminaries are almost over, meaning next week we begin to set the odds.
A fifth, and final, cardinal rule for presidential wannabes
By STEVEN STARK  |  February 28, 2007