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Riot squads

On the morning that the Celtics and the Lakers readied for Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, framing one of the most storied and intense rivalries in pro sports, the police departments of Boston and Los Angeles geared up for the worst.
While Boston chilled, LA burned. What makes fans in some cities go wild — win or lose?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 25, 2010

Crossword: ''Best of the decade part one''

Starting with 2000-2001
Starting with 2000-2001
By MATT JONES  |  December 11, 2009

Bring back Maris

Alex Rodriguez, media lightning rod and three-time American League MVP, was never my favorite, even before he wore pinstripes.
 Balls, Pucks and Monster Trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  February 25, 2009
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Bull disclosure

As the presidential candidates prep for the final debate of 2008 — which will take place on October 15 in Hempstead, New York, with CBS’s Bob Schieffer moderating — it’s a fitting time to ask: why do some journalistic conflicts of interest become semi-sc
As the candidates prep for the final debate, it’s a fitting time to ask: why do some journalistic conflicts of interest become scandals, while others get almost no attention at all?
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 08, 2008

Vigilantes and volunteers

This article originally appeared in the August 7, 1973 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Crime patrols in Boston
By SHARON BASCO  |  August 14, 2008

Never bet on baseball

One of my favorite stories about my dad is a sports story.
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  July 16, 2008


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Soccer punch

When Barack Obama arrives in England in a few weeks on his celebrated European tour, he’ll probably disembark assuming that George W. Bush is the most despised American in Britain. If so, he'll be wrong.
There are, believe it or not, more hated Yanks overseas than George W. Bush: the Americans who own European football teams
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 16, 2008
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Suffrage net city

Three years ago, when the Red Sox were winning and John Kerry was losing, YouTube hadn’t even been invented.
The Web has become key to presidential politics — we rate the candidates on how they’ve put Al Gore’s invention to use
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 28, 2007

Mayor mistake

Stark’s argument falls flat and fails to explain the threat Bloomberg poses.
Letters to the Boston editor, August 24, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 22, 2007
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Worldly travelers

Recently, Brother Cleve has become something of an international presence, thanks to an eclectic band he plays keyboards in called Dragonfly and to an increasingly successful career as a DJ. Dragonfly, "Blind (Brother Cleve's rock 'n dhol remix)" (mp3
Dragonfly and the many sides of Brother Cleve
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 13, 2006
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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
By CHRIS YOUNG  |  May 18, 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