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In the dawning of the Age of Obama the sports pages brimmed proudly with mossy tales of the role sport played in paving the way. Ancient Don Newcombe, who arrived with the Dodgers in 1949, tearfully recalled a conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King in... Read more
The first half of the season is in the books. Yet at the All-Star break –that mythical dividing line between the mere preparations and the real deal– it was hard to know whether it’s a genuine epic that we have brewing toward a boil or the makings... Read more
Kickboxing in Uphams: Colin Dwyer, a native of Adams Corner, worked the heavy bag at Boston Muay Thai Academy on Monday. Photo by Mike DeehanTucked in the back of retrofitted factory space and set at the end of a labyrinthine series of hallways and... Read more
UMass SoccerUMass-Boston will host an afternoon of international soccer today, July 9. The event, set from 12-3 p.m. will start with a noontime tournament featuring Tall Ships crew members and naval cadets from Uruguay, Brazil, Romania and Portugal. The... Read more
Red Sox champs in Cedar Grove: The Red Sox celebrate their championship win in the Cedar Grove Baseball League's major division last Friday, June 26. Photo courtesy Melissa GrahamAfter an extended baseball season of rain delays, the Red Sox won the Majorâ... Read more
And so now it is clear that baseball’s worst fears are slowly but quite certainly being realized with a steady and relentless drip. Nor is there much doubt that the dreaded worst- case scenario will soon follow, probably in the form of a deluge. Given... Read more
A soccer team from Dorchester is gearing up for an opportunity to compete against the state’s finest squads this weekend. The Lions — an under 16 travel team fielded by Dorchester Youth Soccer — qualified to represent Boston in the 2009... Read more
The rip-roaring theatre of it all rather resembles something borrowed from a grand finale of one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s lustier and more outlandish light operatic productions. Two beefy characters impeccably attired in tight-fitting dinner jackets... Read more
Here’s some driftwood to pick through while waiting for the basketball and hockey seasons to end, hopefully before the fourth of July: When the Celtics won their first championship in 1957 they beat the Hawks on the 13th of April, the Saturday after... Read more
It’s been said lately that the strings are being pulled tightly in the publishing industry. Several factors are purportedly involved including the general decline of the printed word in our brave new internet driven world as well as the general malaise... Read more

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