1. Celtics-Heat Game 7: Last Tango on South Beach

    Mike Breen summed up Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals aptly: “Murphy’s Law in effect,” Breen told Jeff Van Gundy and the rest of the national ESPN audience ...

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  2. Time for Boston Celtics to Move on from the Rondo-Robbery

    “I guarantee you right now, they’re distracted, our team, in the locker room. But we have to get it out of us and move on...

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  3. All Signs to NBA Finals for Celtics Read 'Rondo'

    He is perplexing, maddening, awe-inspiring. Sometimes all on the same play. His basketball wits are befitting of a savant, his control of the reins of a proud team self-proclaimed...

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  4. Fearless Boston Celtics Ready for a Bar Fight to Finish the Season

    Though this season hasn't gone according to plan for the Boston Celtics, their inspired play lately has them headed in the right direction with the playoffs quickly approaching...

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  5. Adding Some Perspective to the Saints' Bounty Program

    The following should not come as a newsflash: Football is a savage game, waged by self-proclaimed gladiators...

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  6. Super Bowl 2012: New England Patriots' Tom Brady's Day of Reckoning Arrives

    Four years ago the New England Patriots played with fire against the New York Giants in the Super Bowl and got burned. It only got worse after that. Fans who watched Bernard Pollard crush Tom Brady ’s knee before the 2008 season—i...

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  7. AFC and NFC Championship Games 2012: Key Matchups

    Championship weekend is guaranteed to spit out a worthy Super Bowl clash, be it Harbaugh Bowl II (Ravens-49ers), a 2000 Super Bowl rematch (Ravens-Giants), a Tom Brady extravaganza (Patriots-49ers) or a seismic and end-all sequel (Patriots-Giants)...

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  8. NFL Playoff Schedule: NFC Wild Card Preview

    The NFC Wild Card games are set. Do the Falcons and Lions have what it takes to pull off road upsets of the Giants and Saints? Let's take a closer look...

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  9. NFL Playoff Predictions: AFC Wild Card Preview

    The AFC features a pair of interesting Wild Card matchups. With lots to break down, let's get right to it...

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  10. Taking in a Striking NFL Landscape

    With the NBA lockout threatening to swallow up the entire 2011-12 season, it seems like a good time to relish the presence of football and what has thus far been a riveting 2011 campaign...

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  11. NBA Playoffs 2011: Boston Celtics Need Shaq for Long Run

    It was nearly a year to the day that I took to my keyboard and made a case for the middling Celtics as title contenders...

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  12. Goodnight Cleveland, Good Luck Orlando

    Kevin Garnett, dapper and introspective as usual, fielded questions at the podium approximately 30 minutes after the Celtics had unceremoniously ended the Cavaliers’ season...

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  13. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Time for Boston Celtics To Put Up or Tap Out

    Seven months on the hardwood, an uninspired 50 wins, fistfuls of maddening losses and countless wait-til-the-playoffs sound bytes—that about sums up the 2010 Celtics, no? ...

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  14. New England Patriots' Decade Still Lacking Final Chapter

    More often than not, teams that rise to greatness use adversity as a springboard at some point before their ascent. The 2003 Patriots jettisoned franchise mainstay Lawyer Milloy a week before the season opener at Buffalo...

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  15. With Manny, Nothing's Cut and Dry

    I know, it doesn’t look good. Manny tested positive for a banned substance and is not appealing the automatic 50-game suspension he received as a result...

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  16. Celtics-Bulls VI: Battle of the Century

    I left my friend’s place after Celtics-Bulls Game Six last night, exhausted and in a malaise. My memory of what had just transpired—usually crystal clear—was so clouded and ...

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  17. Celtics Ticket-Less for Playoffs

    Tom Brady might be sitting courtside at TD Banknorth Garden on Saturday—when the Celtics officially begin their title defense—but unlike last postseason, he will not be the most important guy in street clothes next to the Celtics bench...

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  18. Defining "Dynasty": Who Makes The Cut?

    With the Pittsburgh Steelers having just recently captured their second Super Bowl in four years and sixth overall, it seems like a good time to tackle one of the most subjective and contested concepts in sport, “the dynasty...

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  19. 2009 NBA Title Contenders

    What do we know after two days of the 2008-09 NBA season? We know the Celtics are going to defend the EFFING hell out of their crown as the LeBron's plot their coup. We know the Lakers are the biggest and deepest team in the league...

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  20. Woulda Been: The ‘08 Sox

    Well it stomped and it growled after rising from the dead, made a valiant last stand on wounded hind legs … but in the end the mighty beast succumbed … Four score minus one year ...

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  21. See Ya Manny, So Long Red Sox Dynasty

    I received a text from a friend the night before the trade deadline when it looked like Manny Ramirez was headed to South Florida to join the Marlins. The text read: “Worried yet?” My response: “They won’t do it...

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  22. The Boston Celtics: 17 For Them and One For Us

    One day long after Russell and the Cooz and Hondo have joined Red, Reggie and D.J. upstairs, one day when Bird too is talked about in the past tense and TD Banknorth Garden is referred to as “the old house”, I’ll look back on this day...

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  23. The Boston Garden Lives

    Just when it seemed like Lakers-Celtics would be the revival act for David Stern’s league, old friend (as in: seedy scumbag) Tim Donaghy had to resurface and cast a dark shadow over the whole shebang...

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  24. The Time Has Come For Celtic Pride

    I don’t remember Magic’s sky hook. I was probably watching Sesame Street when Bird stole the ball. And, I definitely would’ve rather been fed than seen McHale clothesline Rambis...

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  25. The Boston Garden's Reborn

    You know it was another special night at the Garden when: 1) There was a Jesus Shuttlesworth sighting for the first time in these playoffs, 2) Kevin Garnett torched the Pistons for 33 points ...

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