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Sports blotter: In the rough

Another day, another New York sports icon fends off a rape allegation.
Did Johan Santana go out of bounds? Plus, LT's self-abuse defense falls short.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 02, 2010
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Big story

On July 30, the New York Times revealed that David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez — heroes of the Red Sox' 2004 and 2007 World Series wins — are on the (supposedly) secret list of a hundred-plus major leaguers who tested positive for performance-enhancing d
Did the Globe drop the steroid ball?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 07, 2009
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Luis's Lost Years

It had been nearly half a century since Luis Tiant stood on the Cuban soil where he was born, and where he first learned the skills that would see him become one of the greatest and most beloved pitchers in Red Sox history.
After five decades of exile, Red Sox great Luis Tiant journeys back to Cuba
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 24, 2009
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Dance, Monkey: Lavell Crawford

With all the steroids in baseball, I’m gonna have to give it to the Minnesota Twins.
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 19, 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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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 big bang

A resurgence of interest tap dance was fueled in the ’90s by films and Broadway shows that featured the late, great Gregory Hines and his young friend Savion Glover.
Buckets and Tap Shoes ooze rhythm
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 01, 2007
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Memories of a crazed Red Sox fan

October 1, 1967. Two outs, top of the ninth. Cast of characters: Talking baseball with Jim Lonborg. By Jim Sullivan
Recalling the magical and almost forgotten '67 season
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 09, 2007
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Play ball, Rhody-style

Baseball fans in New England view spring’s wispy introduction through a different lens.
Nine innings’ worth of stuff you don’t know about Rhode Island and baseball
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 06, 2007
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Off-color TV party

A lot of cash is a requirement for an FCC broadcast license, but there are a few other hurdles.
One of WLNE’s new would-be owners has a checkered past
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 21, 2007

The Boston Red Sox

This article originally appeared in the August 17, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Are they racist?
By TOM SHEEHAN  |  November 14, 2006


Brief cases

This article originally appeared in the August 19, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
No Scalia wag
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  November 14, 2006
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Wild and Crispy

When Johnny Damon took a $52 million deal in December to join the New York Yankees, it cut through Red Sox Nation like a rusty knife.
Yes, Damon’s departure changes the Sox, but they won’t be wanting for charisma
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 11, 2006
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Long way home to Foxboro

You gotta love Bill Belichick.
Belichick brings in a DUI legend
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 05, 2006