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Drew Bonifant
New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) dives into the end zone for a touchdown after catching a pass against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Drew Bonifant column: Amendola turns jeers to cheers in breakout night

Sunday, January 11, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Danny Amendola spent most of the season as a punchline. Things hadn’t improved much by the start of yesterday’s playoff game. Not after the team’s kick-returner-by-default took the kickoff starting New England’s first possession and coughed it up. And not after the rarely-utilized receiver couldn’t come up with a Tom Brady pass during that possession, ending it …

New Chase a smashing success – but questions for the future linger

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Start with the fact – this year, the Chase for the Sprint Cup got it right. Whether you were a supporter of the Sprint Cup’s first experiment with an elimination-based playoff system, or someone building up a year’s worth of resentment for the new format, you can’t argue that it worked. The two …

Drama at an extreme as Sprint Cup approaches cutdowns at Talladega

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The crazy, white-knuckle race is coming – ahead of schedule, it seems. NASCAR promised chaos the moment it unveiled its new elimination-based Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. But that was supposed to occur during the all-or-nothing finale in Homestead, when four drivers would be given one race and one race only to …