BOSTON — The two men wearing the synthetic leather pads in team colors, masks adorned to suit their respective personalities, and oversized hockey sweaters had a combined 208 minutes and 42 seconds of NHL experience between them.
BOSTON — If there's one thing you can hear in a TD Garden devoid of 17,565 fans, it's every four-letter word and variation of it uttered from ice level.
BOSTON — The Boston Celtics locked up their fourth straight win Thursday evening, topping a depleted Toronto team in a shootout, 132-125.
BOSTON — Zdeno Chara was back at TD Garden, wearing a uniform that wasn’t black and gold and sitting on a bench that didn’t belong to the home tenants for the first time in a decade-and-a-half.
BOSTON -- There are some players in the National Hockey League that you watch and — especially if they grew up playing in and around the Greater Boston area — and you can’t help but think, That guy would look great in a Bruins sweater.
BOSTON — Referee T.J. Luxmore dropped the puck, Patrice Bergeron won the opening draw from Philadelphia's Kevin Hayes, and the first hockey game to take place at the TD Garden in 320 days was underway.
Beginning Thursday night in New Jersey against the Devils, the Boston Bruins will commence their 2020-21 season by playing 56 games in a 115-day stretch. That’s essentially playing every other night.
When the Bruins begin their truncated 56-game season January 14 in New Jersey, they’ll do so as members of the NHL’s newfangled East Division.
Cincinnati has the biggest beef. Oklahoma has the strongest claim it’s one of the nation’s four best teams right now. Texas A&M must feel snakebit.
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 37 points with eight assists in his return to Boston and Kevin Durant added 29 for Brooklyn on Friday to lead the Nets to a 123-95 victory over the Celtics.
The Boston Celtics paid homage to Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol”, in Wednesday’s season opener, haunting fans with some familiar flaws of past seasons while welcoming a new rookie class to the present fold and giving us a subtle glimpse into the franchise’s future.
The Los Angeles Lakers begin their NBA title defense Tuesday night against their crosstown rival Clippers. This comes just 71 days after the Lakers claimed their 17th world championship, marking the shortest offseason in professional sports history.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is the two-time reigning MVP. Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant is a two-time NBA Finals MVP and about to get back on the floor after recovering from injury. Washington’s Russell Westbrook is still a triple-double machine. Boston’s Jayson Tatum signed an extension thi…
Even five time zones away in Hawaii, where Tua Tagovailoa grew up following football and dreaming of an NFL career, the New England Patriots left an impression he can describe with just one word.
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics thought they were laying a foundation for seasons to come when they brought in All-Stars Al Horford, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward in back-to-back summers in 2016 and 2017.
For the first time in more than a decade, the New England Patriots will head into their final three games of the season with an unsettled playoff fate.
Phil Simms has been a Bill Belichick fan as far back as 1979, the first year each of them started with the New York Giants. Then the Patriots' dynasty, including two decades of Tom Brady & Co., shored up any doubt about Belichick’s genius and expertise.
As frustrating as the New England Patriots have been at times in 2020, Sunday’s 45-0 road win over the Los Angeles Chargers was proof that it could always be worse.
Is Bill Belichick a good general manager? That's a stupid question. His track record acquiring talent, through any means necessary, is extraordinary.
The 2020 New England Patriots are toast. The team is 2-5, has lost four straight and now finds itself three games behind the Buffalo Bills for first place in the AFC East. Barring an improbable and spectacular late-season turnaround, the Patriots are pretty much out of the running for a play…
FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network and multiple other reports.
The New England Patriots had no business beating the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday. Yet somehow by the time it was over, you couldn't help but feel like they'd let one slip away.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien, who attended St. John's Prep, has been fired by the team, a person familiar with the move told The Associated Press.
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play in this week's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The final result aside, there was a lot to be encouraged by in Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The Patriots traveled across the country and went toe to toe with one of the best teams in football, nearly erasing a 12-point deficit with under five minutes to play while getting huge perf…
The New England Patriots came up just short of pulling off a thrilling comeback win in Seattle on Sunday night, falling 35-30 after the Seahawks stopped Cam Newton on the goal line on the game's final play. Here are five quick thoughts from Sunday's loss.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — On the first off day of this season’s Eastern Conference finals, it might have been difficult to tell on Wednesday which team was holding the 1-0 lead in the series.
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Peabody - Elizabeth "Betty" (Cavanaugh) Creeden 92, beloved wife of the late John B. Creeden, died Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Brooksby Village in Peabody. Born and raised in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Rose (McMahon) Cavanaugh. She received her education in the W…