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MLB Hall of Fame pitcher, Red Sox broadcaster Dennis Eckersley announces retirement

MLB Hall of Fame pitcher, Red Sox broadcaster Dennis Eckersley announces retirement

Longtime Boston Red Sox broadcaster and MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley is retiring. The 67-year-old, who has participated in Red Sox broadcasts on NESN for nearly two decades, is beloved by Boston fans for his easy-going manner and creative use of baseball terms and analogies. “Eck,” as he’s known, will step down after …

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Boston Bruins bring back veteran centers Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci on 1-year deals

Boston Bruins bring back veteran centers Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci on 1-year deals

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins are getting the gang back together, signing captain Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci — two members of their 2011 Stanley Cup championship team — to one-year deals on Monday. Almost three months after he left the ice without any certainty that he would return, Bergeron signed a one-year deal with …

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42 additional cases diagnosed this week in Mass., DPH says

42 additional cases diagnosed this week in Mass., DPH says

Massachusetts health officials say 42 new cases of monkeypox were identified in adult males in Massachusetts within the past week, according to the latest count from the Department of Public Health. The DPH said the total number of monkeypox cases in Massachusetts is now 157 since the first case in the United States was announced …

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Red Sox trade starting catcher Christian Vázquez to Astros

Red Sox trade starting catcher Christian Vázquez to Astros

The Boston Red Sox have parted ways with starting catcher Christian Vázquez a day before Major League Baseball’s trade deadline. ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweeted just before 6:30 p.m. Monday that the Red Sox were finalizing a deal to send Vázquez to the Houston Astros.Shortly after 8:20 p.m., the Red Sox announced that they traded Vázquez …

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Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell deserves our reverence, understanding and respect

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell deserves our reverence, understanding and respect

We live in a debate culture, inherently reductive to this or that, to who was best, most, least, greatest. Television, social media or online, ours is a culture of decibels, where people do not often learn as an element of their entertainment. Ears aren’t for listening. They are for glasses. Within this fighting culture, where …

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NBA champion, Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell dies at age 88

NBA champion, Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell dies at age 88

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell died Sunday at age 88, according to an announcement from his family.Russell, a 5-time NBA MVP and 12-time All-Star, was the first player to win an Olympic Gold Medal, an NBA Championship and a college title.His storied career has also included a Presidential Medal of Freedom, induction into the Naismith …

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Bill Russell, 11-time NBA champion and Boston Celtics legend, dies at 88

Bill Russell, 11-time NBA champion and Boston Celtics legend, dies at 88

Bill Russell, an 11-time NBA champion as a player and coach with the Boston Celtics and one of the most important figures in NBA history, has died at the age of 88, his family announced Sunday. Russell passed away peacefully with his wife Jeannine by his side. His family released the following statement. “It is …

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Boston Celtics great Bill Russell, 11-time NBA champion, dies at 88

Boston Celtics great Bill Russell, 11-time NBA champion, dies at 88

Bill Russell, the cornerstone of the Boston Celtics’ dynasty that won eight straight titles and 11 overall during his career, died Sunday. The Hall of Famer was 88. Russell died “peacefully” with his wife, Jeannine, at his side, a statement posted on social media read. Arrangements for his memorial service will be announced soon, according …

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