1. Boston Red Sox: A Few Beat The Spring Training Rush, Arrive Early

    Yesterday, the Red Sox' minor league facility in Fort Myers was packed with veterans and newbies getting their workouts in...

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  2. Funny Bone: A Few Boston Bloopers

    HBO is coming out with a new show, East Bound and Down, which is going to honor the funniest moments in sports and sports movies. Because I am such a Boston fanatic, I wanted to make sure some of Boston's best bloopers don't get left out...

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  3. New England Patriots' Big Bargaining Chip: The Newly Franchised Matt Cassel

    The New England Patriots have franchised and tagged Matt Cassel. Raise your hand if you are surprised. Of course, Matt is not likely to start if he remains on the Patriots. That's just a fact...

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  4. A Hairy Situation: Boston's Best (Facial*) Hair

    *may include some non-facial hair. While we wait anxiously for the baseball season to start, recover from last night's buzzer OT loss to the Lakers, and wonder about Matt Cassel now that he's ...

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  5. Patriots Roundup: Rodney Harrison, Tom Brady's Knee, and Matt Cassel's Future

    There's a surprising amount of information flowing out of the Patriots camp this month. What with the departure of Josh McDaniels, Rodney Harrison's decision that he may retire, a possible franchise tag on Matt Cassel, oh, and, of course, Tom Brady's knee

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  6. Jason Varitek, Red Sox Together Again—Officially

    Finally, the Jason Varitek saga, which has kept us all hitting "refresh" on Google News/boston.com/ESPN.com/etc. is over. Reports are that Varitek has agreed to the one-year, $5 million contract with the club/player options for the second year...

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  7. Ruthless Efficiency: Ray Allen and the Celtics' Defense

    The Celtics are seemingly back on track after a bit of a rough patch. The team's defense is working again, they've held opponents to .417 shooting percentage and are out-rebounding their opponents by 5...

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  8. Major League Baseball's Best Farm Systems

    One of the Red Sox best guys to come up from the farm system in recent years, Dustin thinks they do a great job. We'll go through who I think are the top five farm systems in major league baseball this year, and why...

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  9. Red Sox Reportedly Offer Deal To Jason Varitek; Sean Casey Retires

    According to a Boston Globe article found here, the Red Sox have formally offered Jason Varitek a deal. While the specifics are unclear, it is likely that it is less than the previously ...

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  10. Back at the Backstop: The Case for Jason Varitek

    Of the Red Sox's active roster, the average age of the pitching staff is 28. Take out the highest and lowest two ages to avoid any one larger or smaller number significantly affecting the stats, and the age you get is 26...

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  11. Jason Varitek Clears the Air, Red Sox Avoid Arbitration

    Theo Epstein has now gone six years without actually going to an arbitration hearing. Jonathan Papelbon signed a one-year, $6.25 million deal to keep him out of arbitration in his first year of eligibility, and they may not be finished...

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  12. Red Sox Baseball: 76 Days...

    76 Days and counting. That's how many days are between now and the season opener against Tampa Bay. 22 Days, 20 hours, and 24 minutes That's how much time (as of this minute) there ...

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  13. Boston Red Sox and Youk, Together Again

    According to the AP (associated press) the Red Sox and Kevin Youkilis have reached a four-year contract reportedly worth about $41 million...

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  14. Offseason Rumblings: Red Sox Nation

    This offseason has been somewhat "quiet" in terms of the Red Sox. The moves of the teams in the AL East are all important because that might be the toughest division in the league...

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  15. Rodney Landers of James Madison Runs Away With State of Virginia's Top Honors

    James Madison University's QB Rodney Landers beat out Virginia Tech's CB Victor "Macho" Harris and Virginia's LB Clint Sintim for the Dudley Award for the top Division I player in the state of Virginia...

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  16. FCS Playoffs: JMU Holds Off Villanova With A Super Effort From Rodney Landers

    The JMU Dukes held off the tough Villanova Wildcats on the back of Rodney Landers. With his three passing touchdowns and game winning one yard TD run, Landers was easily the hero of the game...

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  17. Wild Sunday: Pats Come-Back, Jets Fall Down, and Fantasy Owners Rejoice

    Whew. What a Sunday! While I was (gleefully) watching the Eagles beat the Giants, I thought: this is going to be an interesting day. Sure enough, I was right...

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  18. News: FCS Round 2, Rodney "Superman" Landers, and More!

    With round 2 of the FCS (1-AA) playoffs rapidly approaching, individual honors have been pouring in for the #1 ranked Dukes. James Madison's own QB Rodney Landers is a finalist for 1-AA Player of the Year...

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  19. FCS Playoffs: James Madison Squeak By Wofford, Prepare For Villanova in Round 2

    Round 1 of the FCS (that's 1-AA) playoffs has come to a close, and the first round clearly favored the home teams.James Madison played host to the tough offense of Wofford, and what a game it was...

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  20. The Heir: The Tom Brady-Matt Cassel Debate

    The talking heads have spoken. Matt Cassel has gone from Brady's heir-apparent after having two back-to-back 400-yard games to the inexperienced backup who lost TWO fumbles in last night's loss to Pittsburgh...

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  21. Matt Cassel Out-Guns Miami, But Defense Needs To Step Up

    Okay, so after his stellar performance (man, I wish I still had him as my fantasy QB and had played him!) against Miami in the House of Horrors itself, we have to take a very serious look at ...

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  22. FCS Playoffs Thoughts and Predictions for No. 1 James Madison Dukes

    Most D1-AA (or "Football Championship Subdivision") players, coaches, and fans tuned into ESPNU at 7 p.m. Saturday to see who was going to the FCS playoffs. Here's the bracket as it stands: No...

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  23. Oh Say, Can You Sing? You Pick!

    OK, so I'm gonna take a little detour from off-season baseball moves (lots of talk, not so much action at the moment) and do a little poll...

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  24. Oh Say Can You Sing? You Pick!

    Okay, so I'm gonna take a little detour off of off-season baseball moves (lots of talk, not so much action at the moment) and do a little poll...

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  25. Theo Epstein Arrives at GM Meetings Ready to Work

    Theo Epstein arrived fashionably late to the GM meetings in Dana Point, California, after swinging by to watch Clay Buchholz pitch in the Arizona Fall league...

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