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Tim O’Sullivan: UNH and FCS know how to do playoffs; College Football Playoff could take a cue

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cowell Stadium was due for a facelift. Okay, it was overdue. But basic upkeep wasn’t the only motivation behind renovating the University of New Hampshire’s football stadium. In the simplest of terms, teams with better facilities have a better chance of hosting Football Championship Subdivision playoff games. With its upgraded facilities – new lights this year, with new stands, suites … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: What to look for in Patriots’ preseason game vs. Philadelphia

Friday, August 15, 2014

Final scores don’t really matter in preseason games, but the 23-6 final tally was an accurate portrayal of the Patriots performance in their loss to Washington last week. Like Bill Belichick said after his team’s preseason opener, “I don’t think we did very many things the way we wanted to do them tonight … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Even with NFL success, NH’s Kelly remembers his roots

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chip Kelly is back in New England. But the Manchester Central graduate and former University of New Hampshire player and coach won’t make any trips to his old stomping grounds. Kelly arrived in Foxborough on Tuesday with his Philadelphia Eagles for three joint practices with the Patriots leading up to tomorrow night’s preseason … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: With no risk, Tim Tebow worth a look

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

There are no guarantees for Tim Tebow in New England, starting with the reported two-year, non-guaranteed contract he signed yesterday. He’s coming to the Patriots as a quarterback, but whether he ends up throwing passes, catching passes or … 0

Tim O'Sullivan: Cote hoping to pitch his way up the East Coast

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Jordan Cote has been experiencing some extremes this spring, his second as a member of the New York Yankees. The 20-year-old from Sanbornton is in Tampa at extended spring training with rehabbing major leaguers like Alex Rodriguez, Derek … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Red Sox flawed, fun, good enough to contend

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Red Sox have played nearly a quarter of the season (22.8 percent, to be precise), but what to expect from this team still feels like a mystery. Are they the rebuilding group that everyone expected before the … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Celtics should stand pat, then hope for the best

Friday, May 10, 2013

When the Celtics finally fell to the Knicks a week ago, it was the first time Boston had exited the playoffs in the first round since 2006. That early departure, the ugly offense and the nightmare series for … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Celtics hope to repeat glorious Boston history

Friday, May 3, 2013

Admit it, most of us were thinking it: The Celtics are dead. The Knicks were just the ones who decided to say it by wearing funeral black to what they thought would be the final game of this … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Patriots may be on receiving end in draft

Thursday, April 25, 2013

It’s always been difficult deciphering what the Patriots were going to do in the draft in recent years. This year, it might be near impossible. With few consensus top-end picks but a decent amount of quality depth, it feels futile predicting what any team is going to do … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Running to honor a memory and fight cancer

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Maryse Conway of Bradford almost pulled off the miracle upset. After being diagnosed with both a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and a rare immune system disease (HLH), she battled back to near full health until contracting a … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Change for the better for Sox

Saturday, March 30, 2013

When the Red Sox open the season tomorrow at Yankee Stadium, they will have more question marks and fewer expectations than any Boston team since the early 1990s. But they’ll fit right in the 2013 AL East, where … 0

Tim O'Sullivan: Boxers Boyle, Rhude far from satisfied with their Golden day

Friday, March 29, 2013

On Main Street in Concord, tucked beneath a dance studio and next to a dress shop, behind a pair of glass doors, there’s a boxing ring. And inside that ring on Tuesday night, a pair of Golden Gloves … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Don’t play waiting game with Bradley Jr.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

He’s been the star of spring training, shining through the injuries, mediocre veterans and leftover stink of 2012. But when the Red Sox head north next week for the real games, they might not take their 22-year-old outfield … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Patriots can absorb loss of Welker

Friday, March 15, 2013

Don’t fret, all you wailing owners of the now outdated No. 83 New England jersey. You and your fan wardrobe will be fine, just like the Patriots will be fine without Wes Welker. New England has been widely criticized for not re-signing Welker and allowing him to leave … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Patriots have become ‘the almost team’

Monday, January 21, 2013

This has become the new football identity in New England. Reaching the biggest games, but invariably finding ways to lose. Success with an asterisk. It’s hard to call the season a failure when the Patriots were one of … 0