Having famously and rather churlishly declared April to be “the cruellest month,” we can safely assume that T.S. Eliot was no fan of the sports we revel in, although he may have found the social niceties of a cricket match amusing while hanging out... Read more
The thunder of 44 fists on canvas competes with the bass-heavy hip hop in Billy Traft’s gym. “I’m noddin’ on beat. I’m mobbin’ on streets, The Method.” Raps shake the floor while I sit in the bathroom, watching white dots in my eyes creep up the tiles... Read more
Jimmy Hayes of Dorchester scored the first hat trick of his NHL career last night, capping off a riotous game and nailing down a team and personal victory.
Going into their final game before the Winter Classic, the Bruins were following a three-... Read more
Dorchester’s Donnie Palmer is getting back to his winning ways in the boxing ring.
The 6-foot-10 Codman Square native won a six-round decision against the smaller, but still dangerous, Tommy Washington on Dec. 18. The fight, which was streamed... Read more
The list is long and filled with illustrious names of those for whom the bell tolled in 2015 after making their fame or devoting their lives to the culture of sport. Along the way they enriched our times:
It was a splendid irony that claimed both... Read more
Have some notes in passing on a handful of things while breathlessly awaiting more cleats to drop with the latest turn of the screw in dreary “Deflategate,” now precariously pending:
And might there be any way the road can be paved to the... Read more
Ask any couple that has gone from summer fling to serious courtship to the altar. All the stars have to align for it to happen and for it to last.
From the beginning, this pairing of Boston and the Olympics was a star-crossed match. The bid was... Read more