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Nets show dinosaurs not extinct

The Brooklyn Nets made it clear that they wanted to face Toronto in the first round of the NBA playoffs. They did it in so many ways, losing four of their last five regular season games, which dropped them from…

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Bruins in familiar 1st round hole

The scouting report on the Detroit Red Wings could be summed up in two words: dangerous opponent. You could probably use that term for almost every team that is part of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup festival which began…

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Reality stories in a fairy tale world

Sports is supposed to be the toy department of life. At least that was the premise when I first started to write about sports more than 40 years ago. Games. That was the main thread. You won games. You lost…

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College basketball’s “off” season

You probably thought the college basketball season was over following UConn’s sweep of the men’s and women’s national championship games. Guess again. Now we are in the process of recruiting, transferring and assorted other off the court issues which are…

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Too many bowl games

It wasn’t–and shouldn’t be–a big deal. Just another off-season college football announcement about a bowl arrangement between the American Athletic Conference and Sun Belt Conference, starting in 2015. The bowl will be called the Cure Bowl and benefit breast-cancer related…

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CFB Playoff countdown has begun

Spring has just begun and spring football is almost over. In most places, hardly anyone noticed. But make no mistake, the clock has begun ticking on the first FBS College football playoff system. In New England, that might not even…

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