Boston Sports News
  • Farrell explains Ogando, Ross acquisitions - January 31, 2015
    Even with a fairly full bullpen, Red Sox manager John Farrell had stated that it would be nice to get one more answer against right-handed hitters. Friday, he got his wish. read more
  • Stork (knee) upgraded to probable for Sunday - January 31, 2015
    PHOENIX It appears every Patriots player will be ready to go for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday in Glendale, as Bill Belichick indicated
  • Bruschi honorary captain for Super Bowl - January 31, 2015
    PHOENIX Earlier this week Robert Kraft reached out to Tedy Bruschi and he will serve as the Patriots honorary captain in Sundays Super Bowl against the
  • Video potentially shows Hernandez with gun - January 31, 2015
    This video from TMZ was presented by prosecutors in the Aaron Hernandez trial, potentially showing the defendant holding a gun upon returning to his house the night of the Odin Lloyd shooting.
  • Belichick: 'We're as ready as we're going to be' - January 31, 2015
    TEMPE, Ariz. Bill Belichick has seen enough to think his team is ready for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday in Glendale. read more
  • Brady ready for heavyweight fight via Facebook - January 31, 2015
    PHOENIX The day before Super Bowl XLIX, Tom Brady posted to Facebook a picture of Pat the Patriot and the Seahawks mascot, with Pat the Patriots on a scale, similar to a boxing pre-fight weigh in. // read more
  • Rockets hold off comeback bid from Celtics - January 31, 2015
    After a dismal start, Marcus Smarts defense and offensive contributions from a band of Celtics veterans sparked a furious comeback against the visiting Rockets, but the Cs couldnt get over th read more
  • Stork questionable, 6 probable for Super Bowl - January 30, 2015
    PHOENIX The final injury report of the season is out for Super Bowl XLIX. Bryan Stork (knee) is officially questionable for the game. He was limited in practice all week, and last week as well, after injuring his knee in the divisional round game and missing the AFC title game. read more
  • Red Sox sign Alexi Ogando; Britton DFA'd - January 30, 2015
    The Red Sox announced come to terms on a one-year deal for pitcher Alexi Ogando., who was first to surface the agreement, reports the deal is worth $1.5 million. USA Today adds that incentives can push the deal up by another $1.5 million. read more
  • Goodell: 'No judgments' on Deflategate - January 30, 2015
    PHOENIX As a part of his state of the league address on Friday, commissioner Roger Goodell addressed Deflategate and the ongoing investigation by Ted Wells. read more


Tedy Bruschi named Patriots’ honorary captain

PHOENIX — The New England Patriots named Tedy Bruschi their honorary captain for Super Bowl XLIX.

“He was called the perfect Patriot by head coach Bill Belichick,” Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a statement. “With an undefeated record in the games that we have honored him, including the 45-7 win in the AFC Championship game two weeks ago, Tedy is the perfect player to serve as our honorary captain for Sunday’s Super Bowl. more

Danny Amendola breaks down Patriots’ wide receivers room

CHANDLER, Ariz. — With New England Patriots players available to reporters for three straight days leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, and with those sessions between 45 minutes to an hour, there was much to digest. Little nuggets were picked up along the way, and we’ve pieced a lot of them together for a few upcoming “cleaning out the notebook” updates.

For example, here’s one thing — receiver Danny Amendola on the dynamics of the receivers — that struck as good insight into the inner workings of one aspect of the team:

“Start with [Brandon] “JoJo” LaFell. more

W2W4: Patriots’ key areas vs. Seahawks

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday (NBC, 6:30 p.m. ET), and after a week of hype, let’s drill down and highlight the areas deemed most critical for the Patriots from this perspective:

Stopping Lynch and read-option: In our film study on the Seahawks, some of the best examples of opponents having breakdowns against the read-option was the season finale against the Rams (for example, 5:42 of the first quarter, 15:00 of the second quarter). more

Groundskeepers fashion canvas for national pastime

A perfectly manicured field is always stunning. But Major League Baseball’s groundskeepers — who were at Coors Field this week for their annual conference — don’t mind adding their own artistic touches. Whether it’s a pattern of starbursts or checkers, a club logo or a poignant design for a special occasion, the work of these behind-the-scenes professionals is part of the experience for fans in the park or watching on TV. more

Projecting Patriots inactives vs. Seahawks

Before the new england patriots play a game, we will attempt to predict the team’s inactive players.

Our best guess for Super Bowl XLIX:

WR Josh Boyce — Second-year player was promoted from the practice squad before the season finale and will look to make his mark in 2015.

OL Jordan Devey — Of the Patriots’ nine linemen, Devey is closest to No. 9. This could be a game where the Patriots dress eight offensive linemen (instead of seven) to account for Bryan Stork’s knee injury and Cameron Fleming’s value as a sixth blocker up front in the power package. more

Celtics Show Defensive Grit, But Comeback Falls Short vs. Rockets

The Celtics played some of their best defense of the season in the second half against the Rockets, but fell short in their comeback quest. more

Patriots cancel Saturday walkthrough; also simulate long halftime at practice

TEMPE, Ariz. — The following is the pool report from the New England Patriots’ practice on Friday, via reporter Jarrett Bell:

The new england patriots concluded their practice preparations for Super Bowl XLIX on Friday, with coach Bill Belichick sensing that his team had accomplished its mission with three practices at the Arizona Cardinals training facility.

Belichick has determined that he will cancel plans to conduct a walk-through session on Saturday. more

Swihart leads five Red Sox prospects in Top 100

The Red Sox may have had a disappointing 2014 season, but they still have a wealth of talent in the farm system. Catcher Blake Swihart led a group of five Boston players represented among’s Top 100 Prospects list. more

More on Robert Kraft’s absence from Roger Goodell’s news conference

PHOENIX — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s absence from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s annual Super Bowl news conference was noted in this space, in part because Kraft publicly expressed his displeasure with the league’s handling of the investigation into underinflated footballs as it relates to leaks in the media. Kraft is usually in attendance at Goodell’s news conference.

I’ve learned more about Kraft’s absence.

Kraft decided to stay back with the Patriots, who had a team meeting scheduled at that time Friday. more

Patriots center Bryan Stork questionable

PHOENIX — New England Patriots starting center Bryan Stork, who injured his right knee in the divisional-round win over the Baltimore Ravens, is officially listed as questionable for Super Bowl XLIX.

A questionable designation gives a player a 50-50 chance to play.

Stork is the only player whose status is at that level. Defensive end Akeem Ayers (knee), quarterback Tom Brady (ankle), linebacker Dont’a Hightower (shoulder), defensive tackle Chris Jones (elbow) and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga (foot) are listed as probable. more

Red Sox, righty Ogando agree to one-year deal

The Red Sox continued adding to their bullpen on Friday, agreeing with Alexi Ogando on a one-year contract reportedly worth $1.5 million. more

Bruins Week Ahead: 1/31 – 2/6


BRUINS TO VISIT THE CARROLL CENTER FOR THE BLIND: On Monday, February 2, Dougie Hamilton and David Pastrnak will visit The Carroll Center for the Blind (770 Centre Street, Newton, MA) to participate in a fen… more