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To the victor goes the spoils

To the victor goes the spoils

Colin Barry

December 9, 2015


Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

Trash-talking mixed martial arts phenom, Conor McGregor will be facing the dominant UFC Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo, in the main event of UFC’s final pay-per-view of 2015, UFC 194. The fights will be taking place in the historic MGM Grand Arena in Vegas on Dec. 12. The fight has a personal f...

Back outdoors: the rivalry continues

Andrew Hanides

December 9, 2015


Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

Home of the New England Patriots and Revolution, Gillette Stadium is no stranger to big-time athletics. On Jan. 1, it will introduce a new sport to the field, as the Boston Bruins take on the Montreal Canadiens in the 2016 Bridgestone Winter Classic. In two weeks, Gillette’s turf will be replaced with a sh...

Red Sox not balking on opportunity to change

Red Sox not balking on opportunity to change

Trevor Morris and Sharyn Gladstone

December 9, 2015


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After last place finishes in three of their last four seasons, the Boston Red Sox ownership group, led by John Henry and Tom Werner, has experimented with bringing aboard older talent to bolster the team’s pitching rotation. Other recent moves have indicated they are also going outside the playbook...

Pedro gives back to youth

Trevor Morris

December 2, 2015


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“This is a part of our future,” said Hall of Fame Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez.  Martinez was back in Roxbury to support the efforts of The BASE foundation. The BASE is home to superior baseball training complexes, which aids in conditioning and competition of young athletes. The mission of The...

Boston set to face-off against Colorado

Boston set to face-off against Colorado

Skylar To

November 11, 2015


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After a tough road trip the Boston Bruins (7-6-1) will face the Colorado Avalanche (4-9-1) at TD Garden on Thursday night. The matchup will be the second and last time the two teams will meet during the 2015-16 regular season. The Bruins were 0-3 prior to their first matchup versus the Avalanche....

Pro Sports Column: The angels among us

Pro Sports Column: The angels among us

Trevor Morris

November 4, 2015


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We have all come to a stopping point in our lives where we have felt lost. Everyone has had a piece of them ripped away and felt like they have nothing left. Now imagine this moment happening right before heading out to the mound to pitch game five of the World Series. A game which would clinch your...

Pro Sports Column: Bruins found their rhythm

Pro Sports Column: Bruins found their rhythm

Andrew Hanides

November 4, 2015


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After a slow start to the season, the Bruins have rallied back to earn points in their last seven games going 6-0-1 during the stretch. There are a lot of positives to take away from the recent play of the Bruins. On the road this season, they are undefeated.  At the beginning of the season, there was reason for concern w...

Red Sox rallying for John Farrell

Red Sox rallying for John Farrell

October 28, 2015


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By Sharyn Gladstone After an active offseason the Boston Red Sox began the 2015 season with high expectations, but ended with their third last place finish in the past four years. During the offseason, then-General Manager Ben Cherington vowed to fix the team. He splurged on two free agent bats in Hanley Ramirez and Pab...

Game versus Jets a playoff preview

Trevor Morris

October 28, 2015


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“We just didn’t do enough things well today, it’s obvious,” said Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick after the 2011 divisional round against the New York Jets, a game in which the Patriots lost 28-21 and were eliminated from the NFL playoffs. Almost four years later, following a win against...

UFC Fight Night 77 promises interesting matchups

UFC Fight Night 77 promises interesting matchups

Sammy Hurwitz

October 22, 2015


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This is what it’s all about, right? Great fight cards without the pain of throwing down 50-plus bones to watch the best Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the world collide. And that’s what we’ll get come Saturday at UFC Fight Night 77 in Sáo Paulo. Beautiful and free on Fox Sports 1. It’s a six-fight main card, which is nice if it’s not too watered down -- a...

Whole team to blame for early season woes

Whole team to blame for early season woes

Andrew Hanides

October 22, 2015


Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

After a frustrating start for the Bruins, it’s hard to pin the blame on just one player. For a sport so heavily reliant on team chemistry, the entire roster will need to step up in order for this group to succeed. If they continue on the same track, it is likely they will miss the playoffs again. There are several key compon...

Pats didn’t live up to the hype on Sunday

Pats didn’t live up to the hype on Sunday

Ryan Dawson

October 22, 2015


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Leading up to Sunday night’s marquee game, the media hype surrounding the Patriots versus Colts face-off was at an all-time high. While the Patriots did come away with a win, it wasn’t the monumental, record-shattering, scorched-Earth kind of game Pats fans thought it would be. And maybe that...

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