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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: 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

Tim O’Sullivan: Six keys for a Patriots victory in the AFC Championship

Sunday, January 20, 2013

First, the prediction. The Patriots will beat Baltimore tonight in Foxborough and earn a trip to another Super Bowl in New Orleans. But the Ravens won’t make it easy. Things might turn lopsided, like the 2009 playoff game … 0