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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz during a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Tim O’Sullivan: Trade Big Papi? It’s time for Red Sox to entertain offers

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Let’s be honest. The Red Sox are broken, and it’s going to take some work to fix them. They are not better than their 39-48 record. They deserve to be in fourth place in the American League East. They are not going to catch Baltimore or Toronto to win the division, and they are not going to leap the tall pile of teams ahead of them in the Wild Card standings. Heck, these Sox aren’t even fun to watch. It’s time for change. It’s time for Ben Cherington to get busy. It’s time to focus on 2015 and beyond. Cherington should start by extending Jon … 1

Tim O’Sullivan: ‘Dream falls short’ for U.S.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The game held the stuff of fairy tales and legends. An epic effort from the grizzled leader. Repeated adventures on the cliff’s edge. A burgeoning power showing itself on the global stage. Upstarts that refused to surrender. A conclusion that twisted and turned until the last. Even the setting seemed pulled from a … 2

Tim O’Sullivan: Toughest decisions yet to come for Celtics

Friday, June 27, 2014

Making the right choice on draft night is tough. By choosing Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart with the No. 6 pick in last night’s NBA Draft, the Celtics created another choice, a choice that may be even tougher than picking the right player. What to do with Rajon Rondo? Like Rondo, Smart is a … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Five things to watch for in Patriots’ preseason opener

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The game won’t count in the standings, but New Engand’s preseason opener tonight in Philadelphia does matter. Just ask the millions of fans who have been waiting to watch their beloved Patriots take the field since last season … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Belichick a fan of UNH product Kelly

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

When Chip Kelly addressed the media yesterday in Philadelphia, most of the questions he fielded concerned disgraced Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper. When Bill Belichick addressed the media in Philadelphia, the person he talked about the most was … 0

Kearsarge’s Barthol set to fulfill dream of playing in Shrine football game

Friday, August 2, 2013

Practice for tomorrow’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl began a week ago. But Kearsarge’s Jordan Barthol has been thinking about this game for four years. Barthol went to the 2009 Shrine game as a fan and came home with … 0

Tim O’ Sullivan: Peavy to Sox a major coup? Time will tell

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ben Cherington spent wisely during his trade deadline shopping on Tuesday night, and Jake Peavy did not exactly come from the thrift shop. The right-handed pitcher was one of the biggest names available and has the potential to … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: It’s far from all doom and gloom for the Patriots

Thursday, July 25, 2013

It’s hard not to focus on the transition the Patriots will face this season, since most of it has been accompanied by flashing headlines and breaking news stories – Aaron Hernandez in jail, Alfonzo Dennard arrested, surgery after … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Bruins’ road to Cup title just got rougher

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Wrangling a win out of the United Center was tough enough for the Bruins during the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals. Heck, it took them four overtime periods to do it. But after what happened … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: No healing relationship between Doc, Celtics

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A favorite go-to joke for Doc Rivers is reminding people he’s not a real doctor. He should be glad that’s the case, because if he was a practicing physician instead of a hesitant coach, the Celtics might drop … 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