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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after executing a play during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Tim O’Sullivan column: From start to finish, the Patriots were finished

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The game felt wrong from the start. Confused coverages, a missed extra point and questionable calls all conspired to give New England the creeps in a familiar house of Mile High horrors. On top of that, Von Miller and the Denver defense were terrorizing Tom Brady. It was the perfect mix for the Broncos to beat the favored Patriots – …

Tim O’Sullivan column: With history against them, Patriots will prevail

Sunday, January 24, 2016

We’re back at the scene of the alleged crime – the AFC Championship game. A year ago in this very game, the Patriots routed the Colts, 45-7, and Deflategate came slouching into the world. Despite the distractions and accusations that followed, or maybe fueled by them, the Patriots, of course, won Super Bowl …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Edelman’s return comes just in time for Patriots

Thursday, January 14, 2016

It seems obvious now. The Patriots struggled offensively for the last seven weeks without Julian Edelman. He will return to the field for the first time since his Nov. 15 injury when New England faces Kansas City on Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs, and how well Edelman can play will be one …

Pedro Martinez’s glory years worth reliving in honor of Hall enshrinement

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hall of Fame inductions don’t usually capture my attention. I’m more interested in what’s happening now, or trying to predict what’s coming down the road, than I am in reliving the past. Sunday’s ceremonies in Cooperstown, however, are …

Mielcarz’s return a story to follow as State Am heads to historic Bretton Woods

Monday, July 13, 2015

The New Hampshire Golf Association will be holding the 112th State Amateur Championship at a course from the history books, and the most decorated golfer in state am history will be coming out of retirement to play on it. Concord’s Bob Mielcarz, the nine-time state am champ, will …

Tim O’Sullivan column: At long last, Red Sox are worthy of our attention

Friday, July 10, 2015

Admittedly, my sports attention has been focused everywhere but Fenway Park for the past few months. Concord High tennis and Coe-Brown softball held more interest than the Red Sox, who floundered through May with a 10-19 record. The …

Rapping – and rocking – with Matt Bonner

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Major NBA news broke on Saturday when the San Antonio Spurs and a sweet-shooting power forward reportedly agreed to a lucrative, multi-year contract. You’re probably thinking the Spurs finally paid Concord’s Matt Bonner what he’s worth. Oddly enough, …

Bow’s Nerbonne finds comfort zone at national field hockey tournament

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bow’s Lindsey Nerbonne has been to national field hockey events in the past. But she never had as much fun, or success, as she did at the USA Field Hockey Young Women’s National Championship that was held from …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Battling opponents, nerves on the tennis court

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

All I really wanted after the match was a cold shower and a colder beverage. The last thing I wanted was to write about losing. But after the shower, the beverage(s), some wise words of consolation from a good friend and a good night’s sleep, I got over …

Honest truth? Celtics don’t need to stockpile rookies

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Danny Ainge is using a rare pre-draft strategy with the media – honesty. Or at least he seems to be. “We’re having discussions to move up with both of our picks in the first round. We’re trying to …

Bow’s Denise Sandahl a natural on the steep hill of Mount Washington

Thursday, June 18, 2015

When Denise Sandahl first joined the cross country team as a junior at Goffstown High, she enjoyed the social aspect more than the competition. And when she ran the Mount Washington Road Race for the first time last …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Franklin’s Gagne a scholar and an athlete

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Joe Yukica-New Hampshire Chapter of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame has been giving out scholar-athlete awards for 28 years. More than 300 New Hampshire high school and prep school football players have been …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Miaker comes home to run the Boston Marathon

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A buzz ran through the Concord High track and field team. Wide eyes watched a lone figure gracefully circle the Memorial Field track. Quips of awe charged through the teenagers. “I could stay with him for half a …

Tim O’Sullivan: Boom or bust fortunes possible, but Red Sox should be intriguing and competitive

Sunday, April 5, 2015

There’s at least one certainty about the 2015 Red Sox season – it will be intriguing. Last year’s last-place roster has been reconstructed with alluring pieces – free agent big shots Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, future big …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Eyeing future Celtics in the NCAA Final Four

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Every Final Four showcases future NBA players, some years more than others. There’s no doubt where this year’s Final Four ranks – more, way more. At least nine players who will take the floor tonight in Indianapolis are …