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Patriots Super magic runs out as Eagles prevail, 41-33

Boston sports

MINNEAPOLIS – This time, the late game heroics belonged to the other team. The New England Patriots saw their recent Super Bowl magic evaporate on Sunday in a heart-stomping 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII before 67,612 at U.S. Bank Stadium. It basically came apart ...

Butler’s benching remains a Super Bowl mystery

Boston sports

The Malcolm Butler mystery is hanging over the Patriots heads like a sharp sword ready to drop. Three years ago he was a Super Bowl hero, then he turned that into a starting role at cornerback. But in the New England Patriots’ 41-33 loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles, he was ...

Patriots Super ghosts spread success

Local Sports Columnists

Ivan Fears has a ghost story to tell. He’s been a New England Patriots assistant coach for 19 years. He knows what has turned the New England Patriots dynasty from one decade into another. He feels it every time he walks into the locker room. The Patriots won three out of four Super Bowls a ...

Coach and QB should give Patriots the edge

Boston sports

MINNEAPOLIS – Second-year head coach in his first Super Bowl vs. sure Hall of Fame coach who has seven rings, five as a head man. Backup quarterback who has bounced around the last couple of years vs. perhaps the greatest quarterback of all time. Lamb vs. Goat. Will there be a slaughter on ...

A Philly media member with some Pride memories

Boston sports

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – One member of the media contingent covering the Philadelphia Eagles has some fond memories of Nashua. Geoff Mosher, who writes for Fanrag Sports and does talk radio at 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, made many a trip to Holman Stadium in the late 1990s and early 2000s ...

Souhegan edges Milford for Division II track crown

High Schools

HANOVER – The two best girls Division II indoor track teams practice together daily. They are friendly foes in schools that absolutely embrace the positivity of the rivalry. Sunday morning here at Dartmouth College, the teams turned track into big-screen style drama with Souhegan pulling out ...

Patriot fans have arrived for Super Bowl LII

Boston sports

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Saturday is always a busy day for local high school bowling at Merrimack Ten Pin Bowling Center. So where else would alley owner Crystal Grover be? Why, at the Super Bowl of course. On Saturday she and a lot of other fans of both teams were wandering through the Mall of ...

North boys second, South girls third in Division I track

High Schools

Defending champ Nashua North finished second overall to Pinkerton Academy with a fine performance on the day. David Vorbach delivered the monster double, taking the 1500 in 4:12.41 and coming back to dominate the 3000 in 8:44.46. It was yet another epic day for the reigning Telegraph Boys Cross ...

Celtics battle back to stun Trailblazers

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Al Horford captured the attention of Boston sports fans even on Super Bowl Sunday. Horford made a 15-foot fadeaway jumper at the buzzer and the Celtics finished off the Portland Trail Blazers 97-96 Sunday, giving New England fans a few hours to get home before the Patriots ...

Pats’ Butler not feeling very Super about his play

Local Sports Columnists

Sometimes Malcolm Butler totes the party Patriot line. And sometimes he’s brutally honest. So when asked to assess his play this season, the Patriots starting cornerback, a potential free agent-to-be and three years removed from his historic Super Bowl winning interception as an undrafted ...

Long, Blount hope for a different type of Super repeat

Boston sports

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Someone asked LeGarrette Blount if there was any part of him that would be happy if the New England Patriots emerged as the Super Bowl LII victor. “Yeah, let’s not entertain that,” he said. Of course he wouldn’t. The bruising running back has carried that New ...

Nashua South alum on a Super mission

Boston sports

TK PATRIOTS JOURNAL FOR SATURDAY, in WordPress as “Nashua South alum on a Super mission” By TOM KING Staff Writer BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Ah, the chance to be able to attend a Super Bowl is one of the biggest lures in sports. Former Nashua High School South hockey player Tyler Gouveia and a ...

Local Sports Columnists

The Gronk Watch is officially over. And late Thursday afternoon, in a cool warehouse type room off the second floor of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., it finally felt like the Super Bowl. Why? Because the media circus was in full swing on the final day of media availability. No one ...

An old friend visits the Patriots at practice

Boston sports

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – An old friend met with the New England Patriots on Thursday. Former longtime Patriot nose tackle Vince Wilfork, now retired, spoke to the team at practice, chatting first – according to the league issued pool report – with linebacker James Harrison and safeties Devin ...

Pats’ Cooks is here, but doesn’t think he’s arrived

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Brandin Cooks can’t get himself to say it. He can’t get himself to say that he’s finally comfortable and good to go in the New England Patriots offense. Or, as someone said, “arrived.” “No,” he said. “I just don’t feel like I’ve arrived. That’s my ...

Timberlake and Brady: A Super ‘Bromance’

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They have a bond. Yeah, Justin Timberlake says he loves Tom Brady. Tom Brady says he loves Justin Timberlake. A Boston television reporter asked Timberlake at the annual Super Bowl Halftime Show press conference on Thursday in downtown Minneapolis if he had coffee with Brady’s wife, Giselle, ...

Eagles’ Graham knows he’s part of a special UNH group

Boston sports

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Corey Graham knows he’s part of a special group, one that’s displayed on the wall in University of New Hampshire coach Sean McDonnell’s office. You know, former University of New Hampshire football players who have had NFL careers. But he’s also part of an even ...

Schwartz may be crazy enough for a sensible Eagles plan

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Corey Graham wants to make one thing clear: He wasn’t in the group. Nope, he wasn’t one of the players that picked up current Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz when he had the same job with the Buffalo Bills and his defense helped beat the team he used to be the head coach of, the ...