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Celtics season falls just short of NBA finals birth

Celtics season falls just short of NBA finals birth

Nick Frieburger, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

The Boston Celtics lost in game six of the Eastern Conference finals by a score of 125-113, falling just short of an NBA finals appearance against their rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers. The game was constantly back and forth. But in the end when it mattered most, the Miami Heat were the ones who eme...

Red Sox part ways with Roenicke after disastrous season

Red Sox part ways with Roenicke after disastrous season

JD Conte, Sports Editor

September 29, 2020

The Red Sox announced Sunday morning that manager Ron Roenicke’s contract would not be renewed for the 2021 season. Roenicke was promoted from his job as bench coach after the departure of former manager Alex Cora in February of this year.   Chaim Bloom, the Red Sox president of Baseball Operations, infor...

Celtics Fight For Win to Extend Their Season

Celtics player Jayson Tatum.

Nick Frieburger, Journal Contributor

September 27, 2020

The Boston Celtics grinded their way to a 121-108 win over the Miami Heat in Game 5  of the Eastern Conference Finals to keep their season alive, thanks to the magnificent play of Jayson Tatum, with his 31 points and 10 rebounds in the game. Boston found themselves in an early hole after a slow start in t...

Herro’s 37 points leads Miami to dominating series lead, Celtics look to stay alive friday night

Herro’s 37 points leads Miami to dominating series lead, Celtics look to stay alive friday night

Ryan Inchaustegui, Journal Contributor

September 25, 2020

The Boston Celtics could not recreate their Game 3 performance of the Eastern Conference Finals in Game 4. Boston dominated the box Saturday night, scoring 60 points in the paint while controlling the glass by out rebounding the Miami Heat by 12.    The Shamrocks were ready to bring that momen...

Analyzing Brady’s Buccaneer debut

Brady made his Buccaneers debut on September 13th, his first ever game in which he was not wearing a Patriots uniform (Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Jamie Taris, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

At the spry age of 43 years old, Tom Brady made his highly anticipated debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 13, only to be embarrassed by the reigning NFC South champion, the New Orleans Saints.  Brady came into the game with a lot of promise, as he capped off his opening drive as a Buccaneer by sn...

The 2020 Boston Red Sox: disappointment beyond measure

An empty Fenway Park, as no fans were allowed at Major League Baseball games this season (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Nick Frieburger, Journal Contributor

September 22, 2020

The Red Sox are typically seen as one of the most predominant franchises in baseball who would be willing to do whatever it takes to win, but this year proves that may not be the case. Two years ago, the Red Sox finished with a record of 108-54, which put them in the conversation as one of the bes...

Celtics fall to 2-0 vs Heat, third quarter collapses continue

Celtics fall to 2-0 vs Heat, third quarter collapses continue

Ryan Inchaustegui, Journal Contributor

September 18, 2020

The Boston Celtics have fallen to a 2-0 deficit in the Eastern Conference Finals, in what was a heartbreaker in game one, letting the Miami Heat score 117 points to Boston’s 114. In game two, Boston led by 17 points before Bam Adebayo dropped 15 points in the third quarter alone. Miami finished the job w...

Patriots beat out Miami to open season, Newton shines in debut

Patriots beat out Miami to open season, Newton shines in debut

Jamie Taris, Journal Contributor

September 16, 2020

Led by their new quarterback, Cam Newton, the Patriots put on a dominant showing in their season opener, en route to a 21-11 win over the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 13. Coming into the season, there was only one question on the minds of every Patriots fan: How will the Patriots do ...

2020 Summer Olympics postponed

2020 Summer Olympics postponed

Phoebe Adams

March 24, 2020

In a world of sports put on hold by COVID-19, the latest victim of this pause will be the 2020 Summer Olympics. With the Games originally scheduled to begin in Tokyo, Japan on July 24, the Olympic Flame landed in Japan on Friday, March 20. This is the first time in over 56 years that the flame has c...

When sports stood still

When sports stood still

JD Conte

March 19, 2020

It’s March tenth. The Bruins lead the NHL in points. The Celtics are third in the eastern conference. You can see March Madness on the horizon, and you can almost hear opening day at Fenway Park. Tom Brady is still a Patriot. The Suffolk Rams are already racking up their first wins of the spring season. It's...

Suffolk security officer reflects on son’s national title at LSU, possible NFL future

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JD Conte

February 12, 2020

If you walked past Bakary Traore on his Sunday shift at the Smith Residence Hall, you would never know that you're looking at the father of an NFL prospect and a national champion football player. The security guard’s son, Badara Traore recently became a national champion as a right tackle for Louisiana...

Patriots column: Patriots drop to 10-3, critics start ban

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JD Conte

December 11, 2019

As the playoff race approaches, the Patriots are in their usual race for the No. 1 seed in the American Football Conference (AFC). Currently sitting at 10-3, the Pats currently hold the No. 2 seed behind the Baltimore Ravens, led by the MVP frontrunner Lamar Jackson. Despite the Patriots nearly perfec...

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