Local Sports Columnists

James with Celtics? Bite your tounge

Boston Celtics star LeBron James ... Why some folks can absorb those words without fear of acute nausea is a mystery here. It is possible for one man’s trembling fingers to hunt-and-peck through those words only because there is zero chance of it happening. It has been fodder for radio ...

Let the free agent frenzy start another summer

Oh the drama. It's that time again: Free Agent Frenzy. Free Playerpalooza. That's the fun NBA and NHL fans experience at the end of June/beginning of July. Players in both leagues whose contracts are up July 1 and haven't been re-signed by their teams are free to go and a few of them are in ...

A few coolers to get you in the summer sports mood

School's out for summer, so the season is now officially underway. Here are a few summer coolers to consider: --- The Futures Collegiate League got a huge boost Friday night when Rhode Island legislators approved an $83 million plan just in the nick of time for a new stadium to keep the ...

Let the CHaD All-Star Football Week begin

Jared Chandler had a captive audience on Friday afternoon. It was a nice day. Little golf? Beach? Trip to the Lakes Region? Nah. These graduated high schoolers, sitting in a circle on the Clement M. Lemire Complex field turf at Manchester Memorial High School were all suited up in pads and ...

Celtics have plenty of chips as NBA Draft begins

LeBron James has enrolled his kids in Los Angeles schools. Kawhi Leonard has established himself as at-best, a one-year rental – one that might skip out early on his Back Bay lease if the Celtics chose to take a risk on him and things went awry. So with the National Basketball Association ...

TB12’s latest philosophy, GS Games underway, and other summer teasers

Here's a few Tuesday tids and bits as summer has unofficially begun... What did you take from the Tom Brady-Oprah sit-down? Not a whole lot, but let's take a closer look: The most noteworthy moment came with Brady's slight hesitation on the Belichick question. The answer: Brady respects ...

Muntean aims to have Knights dressed for success

The tux looked pretty good on him on Opening Night two weeks ago. Nashua Silver Knights general manager Rick Muntean was dressed for success. And success is something he's vowed will continue take place with the Nashua Silver Knights, who have tasted plenty on and off the field. Muntean ...

The Eagles’ — and soccer’s — Cup does not runneth over

Jared Barbosa heard the news the other day and, soccer devotee that he is, felt an instant rush. Then almost immediately it died down. The news that the FIFA World Cup would be coming to the United States – and likely Gillette Stadium for a couple of games – in 2026 was great. But ...

The Spring Tourney Trail had some memorable twists and turns

There's nothing like the Spring Tourney Trail. It's filled with twists and turns, upsets galore, ventures to far away places and some right in your own backyard. In some ways, it was the tournament season we expected, with at least one local tennis team, the Souhegan boys, winning a title ...

Silver Knight draft board tells an amazing story

Keep your eyes open. The draft board, for lack of a better term, is located on the walkway behind the stands down toward the Nashua Silver Knights locker room at Holman Stadium. If you're not paying attention, you might miss it. Perhaps it should be right there as fans enter the park throught ...

Pinkerton tops Bishop Guertin, but real winner is NH lacrosse

Defeat tasted a little sour Sunday morning for the Bishop Guertin boys lacrosse team. When your a high school athlete, big picture is often not your thing. But if you were one of the lucky ones at Exeter for Saturday night’s Division I state championship game, a thrilling 11-9 Pinkerton ...

Knuckleballer Steven Wright giving Red Sox big boost

It had a been a long and sometimes precarious road until some normalcy returned last Tuesday night. Red Sox right handed pitcher Steven Wright had a performance against the Detroit Tigers that was completely reminiscent of his All Star campaign of 2016. His fluttering, sometimes floating ...

Super Saturday has some other items of interest

It's Super Saturday Part II, as several high school championships will be decided today. But there are a few other things going on besides the games on the field and on the tennis courts, so let's take a look at those and give you some other thoughts: One event that is taking place will be at ...

Drama just seems to be the Patriots Way, right?

Boom. Whether it's OTAs, PTAs, STAs, MBAs, there's just never a dull moment with these New England Patriots. Certainly it was an eventful three day manadatory mini camp at Gillette. It started with Rob Gronkowski's brutal honesty about contemplating retirement and wanting a new contract ...

Time flies for Silver Knights owner Weber — in a good way

Drew Weber learned from his mistake a year ago. This time he flew. Remember, the owner of the Nashua Silver Knights missed the 2017 Opening Night ceremonies and half the game at Holman Stadium because he drove from New York City and got caught in abysmal NYC traffic. But Weber always seems ...

A sad note among your weekend tids and bits

Here's a few tids and bits for your holiday weekend, starting with, unfortunately, a sad note: The local baseball world is in mourning with the passing earlier this week of longtime coach/hitting guru Bobby Caswell, who fought a hard battle vs. cancer for the better part of the last four ...

It’s time for TB to stop acting as if he is 12

There are two big-league divas in our midst on this fine May morning. That would account for any unusual blasts of rhetorical hot air wafting from the Hub and its environs. One of them, LeBron James, will spend his entire day near mirrors and storefront windows so as to practice his ...

For Brady, it’s NO-TAS: Big deal or not? We say maybe

For New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, OTA's are NO-TA's this spring. Big deal? Semi-big deal? Not a big deal at all? The Gillette Stadium Soap Opera continues, we'll go with door No. 2, semi-big deal. It's not colossal, and here are the reasons why: The OTAs are “voluntary” and ...

A few Knights golden nuggets to get you thinking Silver

In another week, we'll be thinking Silver. Nashua Silver Knights manager B.J. Neverett will be welcoming anywhere from 25-30 players. The interns are already back at Holman Stadium, the office is buzzing and was well lit with people doing work at the end of the Nashua North-Bishop Guertin game ...

Some things to think about on Preakness Day

Here's a few Saturday tids and bits while lamenting not being invited to the Royal Wedding but at the same time ready to get back up on that horse, so to speak, to pick another sure Preakness winner: --- The current Saturday forecast mirrors what the poor Eagles of the International Soccer ...