Sports

By - 4/29/16 - 10:27 pm

Hardball Times provides an oral history of that famous night when air-traffic controllers from San Diego to Boston cleared a private jet ahead of other planes and then Sox fans on Storrow Drive pulled to the side so a state trooper could get Doug Mirabelli to Fenway in time to catch Tim Wakefield in a game against the Yankees.

Massachusetts State Police (via a statement): We wouldn’t do something like that again, certainly not with lights and siren. As a public safety agency, that was not an appropriate use of our assets.

By - 4/28/16 - 9:37 am

Michael Moran says the National Women's Hockey League owes him lots of money for what he says is his part ownership of the league and time he spent working as the league's chief marketing officer. Read more.

By - 4/25/16 - 12:06 pm

The Washington Post reports the court overturned a lower court's ruling un-instating the penalty.

The complete ruling.

By - 4/21/16 - 3:35 pm

Josh Kantor, the organist at Fenway Park, is playing tributes to Prince in between innings of today's game:

1st inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Little Red Corvette"

2nd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Purple Rain"

3rd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Take Me With U"

Fenway organ, 4th inning: Prince's "Raspberry Beret"

By - 4/20/16 - 7:34 am

From his room in the Tufts Medical Center ICU, Ari Ofsevit tells the Globe he doesn't remember being carried across the Marathon finish line by two other runners, let alone any of the efforts by medics, doctors and nurses to keep him alive.

By - 4/18/16 - 12:30 pm
Boston Marathon leaders

Matthew Calvin watched the runners come pass Mile 23 in Washington Square.

By - 4/18/16 - 12:17 pm
Bobbi Gibb crosses the Boston Marathon finish line.

Jean Nagy watched Bobbi Gibb cross the Marathon finish line 50 years after she became the first woman to finish the race - after having to sneak in because officials denied her application since they just knew women were physically incapable of running 26 miles and 385 yards.

By - 4/18/16 - 11:42 am
Jeff Bauman throwing first pitch to David Ortiz at Fenway Park

While Marky Mark was down at the Marathon finish line playing a cop for his Patriots Day Marathon-bombing movie, Jeff Bauman was at Fenway throwing out the first pitch to David Ortiz for inclusion in the other Marathon-bombing movie, Stronger, as Patty Neal shows us.

By - 4/18/16 - 8:35 am
Ready for the Marathon

Tracey Staedter inspected the barricades along the Marathon route this morning.

Meanwhile, the city alerts us:

Meters are free and time limits are not in effect, but all other parking rules remain in effect.

By - 4/11/16 - 9:04 pm

Boston City Archaeologist Joe Bagley went back in time to show us what used to be where Fenway Park is now.

By - 4/11/16 - 12:32 pm
Radiation copter

Federal radiation-sensing helicopter.

The National Nuclear Security Administration reminds us today that it has a helicopter flitting above us doing its annual background radiation checks in preparation for the Marathon. Read more.

By - 4/10/16 - 7:25 am

A federal judge on Friday rejected a request by several Patriots fans to order the NFL to give the team its first-round draft pick back this year. Read more.

By - 4/5/16 - 6:55 pm

It's a good thing today isn't April 1, because otherwise you might not believe that, yes, a group of New England Patriots fans have sued NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for depriving the Patriots of a first-round draft pick this year over Deflategate

For good measure, their suit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, names Patriots owner Robert Kraft, whom they charge failed to object strenuously enough to Goodell's action. Read more.

By - 3/28/16 - 11:47 pm

UConn's Geno Auriemma Reacts To Tweet from Dan Shaughnessy

"There's a lot better writers than Dan Shaughnessy," he says, responding to curly complaints about UConn womens' basketball ruining the sport.

Via Fox Sports.

By - 3/5/16 - 9:05 am

Elvis Jocol Lara reports on an incident at last night's game between the Celtics and the Knicks, who have a player from Spain: Read more.

By - 2/9/16 - 8:31 am
Yaz in the snow

Steve captured Yaz in the snow early this morning. Truck Day is, of course, tomorrow.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/8/16 - 8:34 pm
Beanpot Tournament in the dark at Boston Garden

Rick was among those at the Garden for the Beanpot tonight when the power went out.

By - 1/25/16 - 7:30 am
Dog wearing a Patriots jersey

David Letts shows us the scene in his living room last night.

Ugh

By - 1/24/16 - 6:35 pm

Just ugh.