Rob Gronkowski Opening up Middle for Tom Brady, Aqib Talib Blanketing Josh Gordon Among Keys for Patriots-Browns

Rob Gronkowski Opening up Middle for Tom Brady, Aqib Talib Blanketing Josh Gordon Among Keys for Patriots-Browns

The last time the Patriots and Browns met, back in 2010, Rob Ryan‘s aggressive tactics…

Russell Wilson Creeping Up on Peyton Manning in MVP Race, Tom Brady Making Late Push for Award

Russell Wilson Creeping Up on Peyton Manning in MVP Race, Tom Brady Making Late Push for Award

The NFL season is now officially three-quarters of the way complete, and there is still…

Edward Mujica Signing Gives Red Sox Best Strike-Throwing Bullpen Tandem in Baseball

Edward Mujica Signing Gives Red Sox Best Strike-Throwing Bullpen Tandem in Baseball

The strike zone in Boston figures to take a beating in 2014. Only two relievers…

Jacoby Ellsbury Won’t Pull a Carl Crawford and Other Thoughts on Outfielder’s Reported Deal With Yankees

Jacoby Ellsbury Won’t Pull a Carl Crawford and Other Thoughts on Outfielder’s Reported Deal With Yankees

The Jacoby Ellsbury era in Boston is over. Ellsbury reportedly agreed to a seven-year deal…

Patriots Are Better Built for Playoffs Than Last Year, Mike Tomlin Didn’t Do Anything Unusual and Other NFL Thoughts

Patriots Are Better Built for Playoffs Than Last Year, Mike Tomlin Didn’t Do Anything Unusual and Other NFL Thoughts

Now that the tryptophan and football hangovers have worn off, we’re back to a normal…

Jacoby Ellsbury’s Reported Signing Represents an Ill-Advised Act of Desperation by Yankees

Jacoby Ellsbury’s Reported Signing Represents an Ill-Advised Act of Desperation by Yankees

Hats off to the Red Sox for standing up from the table, pushing in their…

Seahawks Have Super Bowl Swagger That Should Have NFC Teams Scared of Visiting Seattle Come Playoffs

Seahawks Have Super Bowl Swagger That Should Have NFC Teams Scared of Visiting Seattle Come Playoffs

There’s no lack of confidence in Seattle right now — an 11-1 start will usually…

A.J. Pierzynski’s Reputation as Baseball Villain Likely Overblown, Shouldn’t Be Issue in Boston

A.J. Pierzynski’s Reputation as Baseball Villain Likely Overblown, Shouldn’t Be Issue in Boston

Ozzie Guillen probably put it best. “If you play against him, you hate him. If…

Paul Pierce, Nets Battling Injuries, But Poor Health Not to Blame for Team’s Struggles

Paul Pierce, Nets Battling Injuries, But Poor Health Not to Blame for Team’s Struggles

If you’re anything like me, you groan whenever another member of the Brooklyn Nets goes…

Nick Foles Continues Dominance for Eagles, Rex Ryan Has Dim Future With Jets And Other Reactions From Week 13

Nick Foles Continues Dominance for Eagles, Rex Ryan Has Dim Future With Jets And Other Reactions From Week 13

Plenty of meaningful football took place on Thanksgiving this week, including the most memorable side-step…

Courtney Lee’s Knee Injury Comes at Inopportune Time as Guard Has Maximized Impact Despite Limited Minutes

Courtney Lee’s Knee Injury Comes at Inopportune Time as Guard Has Maximized Impact Despite Limited Minutes

BOSTON — Phil Pressey has heard plenty from Courtney Lee this season. From the first…

Jordan Crawford’s Triple-Double Underscores How Terrific He Has Been for Celtics

Jordan Crawford’s Triple-Double Underscores How Terrific He Has Been for Celtics

On a team four games under .500 and missing its star — and really only…

Bruins Need Struggling Brad Marchand to Find His Scoring Touch

Bruins Need Struggling Brad Marchand to Find His Scoring Touch

At what point does Bruins head coach Claude Julien strongly consider making Brad Marchand a…

Tom Brady Has Been Different Quarterback With Rob Gronkowski, Panthers Have Unheralded Hero and Other NFL Thoughts

Tom Brady Has Been Different Quarterback With Rob Gronkowski, Panthers Have Unheralded Hero and Other NFL Thoughts

All of the headlines surrounded Brady-Manning XIV, and rightfully so as it turned out to…

Mole Scandal Can Stop Bayern Munich’s Domination, Bring Back ‘FC Hollywood’

Mole Scandal Can Stop Bayern Munich’s Domination, Bring Back ‘FC Hollywood’

“If Borussia Dortmund can’t stop Bayern Munich from winning everything, who can?” That’s what soccer…

Derrick Williams Close to Being Traded as Timberwolves Sell Low on Former No. 2 Overall Draft Pick

Derrick Williams Close to Being Traded as Timberwolves Sell Low on Former No. 2 Overall Draft Pick

Derrick Williams barely ever played for the Timberwolves anymore, and when he did play, it…

Tom Brady Outplays Peyton Manning in Head-to-Head Matchup That Actually Matched Quarterback Hype

Tom Brady Outplays Peyton Manning in Head-to-Head Matchup That Actually Matched Quarterback Hype

The voices of reason had it wrong this time. As NBC’s promos for Sunday Night…