Sports

By - 5/3/14 - 9:45 am

Barstool Sports finds the tweet that started the whole meme about how racist Bostonians made the N-word trend - and the tweet author's admission he just made the statement up.

Yes, he made it up, but that didn't stop the media from wailing about racist Bostonians.

Yesterday afternoon, when I heard about how racist Bruins fans allegedly are, I went looking for evidence.... Read more

By - 5/2/14 - 1:26 pm

A federal jury decided this week that New Brunswick, NJ violated Lawrence Blatterfein's First Amendment rights by refusing to let him open a sports bar called Buck Foston's and that he's owed $1.535 million for his troubles.

In his complaint, Blatterfein accused the mayor of being out to get him because the guy is a Red Sox fan.

By a vote of 6-1, the... Read more

By - 5/1/14 - 4:46 pm
Poutine

What should we call this stuff?

WBZ reports some Quebec liquor store has pasted Canadiens stickers over the "Boston" on six packs of Sam Adams.

That got Jeff Israel to thinking:

Alright citizens of Boston, time to rename everything in our city named after the city of Montreal! Ok I've finished.

Ah, mon ami! Romano's in Roslindale serves poutine, well, on weekends, at least, and with mozzeralla instead... Read more

By - 4/26/14 - 8:26 pm

Bring on the Canadiens!

By - 4/25/14 - 9:28 am

Some people want to crucify some bandits who managed to get into the Marathon despite the extra security. Other people want to crucify the smug bastard who stole the baseball being tossed to a little kid at Fenway.

By - 4/22/14 - 4:55 pm

Deadspin fills us in on what happened after the four runners picked up that fifth runner who collapsed near the finish line. But the story by Wesley Lowery, the former Globe reporter whose tweets started it all, is probably a better thing to read if you're not looking to get all grumpy.... Read more

By - 4/21/14 - 8:15 pm
Wheelchair racers in the 2014 Boston Marathons

Beth Peardon captured some of the hand-cycle racers including Patrick Downes (top) and Jessica Kensky, injured at last year's Marathon.

Copyright Beth Peardon. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By - 4/21/14 - 5:39 pm

In addition to the Hoyts finishing their last Boston Marathon, former Globe reporter Wesley Lowery shows us four runners who helped a fifth finish the race... Read more

By - 4/21/14 - 2:46 pm
Boston Marathon proposal

Kim Angelovich captured a successful marriage proposal at roughly mile 25 today.

Paula Ebben spotted another successful proposal, at the finish line.

By - 4/21/14 - 2:39 pm

RedSox223 caught him in Wellesley Center:

Meb Keflezighi in Wellesley.

Photo copyright RedSox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 4/21/14 - 12:14 pm
Tarzan Jones in the 1939 Boston Marathon

In 1939, three years after he had bested local favorite Johnny Kelly - barefoot, and with a burst of speed at the top of what is now Heartbreak Hill - Ellison "Tarzan" Jones won his second Boston Marathon.

Leslie Jones photo from the BPL Marathon collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 4/21/14 - 11:56 am
Mike Napoli about to be hit by a pitch

Greg C. captured the moment just before Mike Napoli got hit by a pitch in the wild ninth inning of last night's game.

Copyright Greg C. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/20/14 - 6:32 pm
Marathon Sports on Boylston Street

Amy B. photographed the line to get into Marathon Sports - scene of one of the two explosions last year - the day before the 2014 Marathon.

By - 4/12/14 - 11:54 am
Getting ready for a parade in West Roxbury

Ted Folkman photographed players lining up to march in today's Parkway Little League parade to open the season at the Baker Street fields.

By - 4/12/14 - 9:03 am
At the Boston Marathon finish line

Tyler was among the thousands who headed to Boylston Street this morning for a Sports Illustrated cover to mark the anniversary of the Marathon bombings.

Dear World has some powerful photos and video of survivors of the bombings posing on the finish line.

By - 4/11/14 - 6:46 am
Marathon finish line

Italian in Boston watched workers erecting the scaffolding across the Marathon finish line overnight.

By - 4/5/14 - 9:28 pm

By winning a race at Aqueduct today, Wicked Strong gets a spot in the starting gate at the Kentucky Derby.

H/t Flo Farrell.

By - 4/5/14 - 9:04 am

BosGuy has been following the progress at Cathedral Station, an LGBT-centered sports bar that plans to open in May at 1222 Washington St., where the Red Fez used to be.

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