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Pats didn’t live up to the hype on Sunday

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Ryan Dawson

October 22, 2015

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...

Celtics’ young team could keep them out of postseason

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Clevis Murray

October 7, 2015

The Celtics are expected to start the 2015-16 season with only minor adjustments to their roster. This will only change, however, if Executive Director of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge, makes a huge trade. The team acquired big-men Amir Johnson and David Lee, who played for the Toronto Raptors...

Navigating the pitfalls of fantasy football

Ryan Dawson

October 7, 2015

This year may be the year you were finally asked to be in a fantasy football league. Maybe you tried a daily fantasy league and thought it would be easy. Traversing the treacherous waters of a 14-week season is nothing short of a Herculean stress test. Setting your lineup, making trades, and scouting...

Pro Sports Column: Starter predictions for upcoming season

Boston Celtics huddle before a game. Courtesy of Boston Celtics’ Facebook

October 7, 2015

By Christian Nagle On Tuesday Sept. 29, the Celtics held an open practice for its season ticket holders. The event consisted of a three “quarters,” eight-minute scrimmage between two teams, “Team Green” and “Team White.” Both teams were chosen by head coach Brad Stevens, which gives us an implication of at least two potential starting lineups that we may see dur...

Pro Sports Column: Patriots best team in the NFL

The Patriots run onto the home field at Gillette stadium. Courtesy of New England Patriots’ Facebook.

Sammy Hurwitz

October 2, 2015

I’m going to say it: the New England Patriots are the best team in the National Football League, again. It feels like we’ve been here a million times before. That’s because we have. In 2007, through week three, the pundits were dubbing the Patriots’ revenge tour following the Spygate Saga...

Pro sports column: Red Sox finishing strong after weak season

Fans at Fenway Park. By Flickr user Patrick.

Sammy Hurwitz

September 24, 2015

For many, the 2015 Red Sox season felt like a loss a few months ago, when the team first occupied the cellar of the AL East. And with Koji Uehara out for the season, Hanley Ramirez switching positions while being injured, and John Farrell leaving the team after being diagnosed with cancer in August,...

Missing playoffs could force Bruins to implode roster

The Bruins have been to two Stanley Cup Finals under the guidance of head coach Claude Julien. (By Flickr User Dan4th Nicholas)

Jeremy Hayes

April 15, 2015

The Boston Bruins might look like a completely different team next season, and it all depends on when the first domino falls. With the Pittsburgh Penguins clinching the final Wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins will miss the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons. There are...

Pro Sports Column: WWE popularity rising post-WrestleMania

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Will Senar

April 8, 2015

Now that WrestleMania has ended, it is time for the WWE to start a new chapter. Feuds have ended and begun, moments were created, and stars were born, but a star has also left the company. WrestleMania ended with three new champions and the company has shown how and why they have kept professional...

Projecting Red Sox lineup

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Sammy Hurwitz

March 25, 2015

With opening day just a few weeks away, the Boston Red Sox should have a solid idea of what their 25-man roster will look like. With the major additions of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, as well as a revitalized Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli, this lineup is sure to look a lot different from last...

Big contracts buy zero rings for NFL teams

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Jeremy Hayes

March 11, 2015

The NFL free agent frenzy has delivered some big dollar signs to deserving players. But, the problem is, those players realize they will not win a Super Bowl. A selection of successful athletes have earned big money contracts in years past. Those players include: Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Drew Bre...

Pro Sports Column: Rousey still dominating women’s bantamweight division

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Sammy Hurwitz

March 4, 2015

Downing top contender Cat Zingano in the octagon Saturday night, Ronda Rousey met victory once again. Rousey was able to floor the charging Zingano and finish her with an unorthodox armbar in just 14 seconds. It was the quickest title defense in UFC history. Now, the question is: who is next? Frankly,...

Pro Sports Column: Isiah Thomas trade proves Celtics’ future looks bright

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Jeremy Hayes

February 25, 2015

Following the NBA trade deadline, the Celtics now have a true scorer in point guard Isiah Thomas. Thomas won’t just replace Rajon Rondo, but can top the former Celtic as a shooter. The Celtics traded bench player Marcus Thornton and a first-round pick they acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers...

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