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Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant lead Hall of Fame class of 2020

Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to prove his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer. And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as any. Bryant and fellow NBA greats Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan headlined a nine-person group ...

White another Pats veteran who plans on showing the post-Brady way

Sure, not having Tom Brady around will be a huge adjustment for the New England Patriots – especially running back James White. But he says he'll get over it, like the rest of the team. No choice, really. “It will be a little different,” White said Thursday during a media video ...

Patriots team plane fetches more than 1 million masks from China

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker found himself in need of an assist to help the state fight the coronavirus pandemic. He called on the New England Patriots. The team’s private plane was on schedule to return to Boston from China on Thursday evening carrying more than one ...

With Brady gone, hope returns to rest of AFC East

MIAMI (AP) – The biggest free agent deal for the Miami Dolphins this offseason has been one they didn’t make. The Dolphins spent more than $237 million last month and signed seven potential starters. But none will help their chances of overtaking the Patriots in the AFC East as much as ...

Slater says Patriots’ winning goals remain the same

Let the healing begin. That's basically what some of the returning New England Patriots leaders have been saying about the loss of iconic face of the franchise Tom Brady, as well as some others. Newly re-signed special teams ace Matthew Slater is one of them. “A lot of our identity has ...

Chris Sale has Tommy John surgery

BOSTON (AP) – Red Sox starter Chris Sale had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on Monday, his 31st birthday, waiting 11 days after doctors said he needed the operation because of difficulty in scheduling during the coronavirus pandemic. Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said ...

McCourty says the Patriots will keep pushing hard to win

Devin McCourty says he's glad he didn't leave the New England Patriots. Would he have had his twin brother Jason not remained a Patriot as well? Possibly. McCourty, in a media conference call on Wednesday, implied that he still may have opted to re-sign with the Patriots but, as he said in a ...

Brady: Excited to be a Buc, looks at future, not the past

Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady – looks strange, doesn't it – took the high road in his 30 minute media conference call on Tuesday. But he did offer just a tinge of revealing information, saying that while he was with Robert Kraft in a farewell meeting at one of Kraft's ...

Would Belichick tank 2020 season to get Trevor Lawrence?

During the last week, without any real sports – no, Australian soccer or marble racing don’t count – I’ve been thinking about some things after Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No March Madness, no spring training baseball, no NBA playoff race. Nothing. What we have ...

The Patriots time of transition has arrived, all at once

Department stores are mainly closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that didn't stop the New England Patriots from doing some bargain basement shopping in the last week. Perhaps it's a hint of where this team is going. Many may say nowhere. We'll say younger – eventually. The release on ...

Patriots release longtime, all-time kicker Gostkowski

When he was a young kicker in his second year in the NFL, Stephen Gostkowski was adamant that fans shouldn't expect him to be like the popular kicker he replaced, Adam Vinatieri. “I'm not Adam,” he said at this first Super Bowl back in 2008. Well, like Vinatieri was in what seems like ...

Patriots bring back Hoyer for third tour of duty

He's back. Yes, the New England Patriots did what many expected they would do in bringing back veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer for his third go-round with the team. Hoyer retuns to the team on a one-year deal; he was released toward the end of training camp last year after a year-plus ...

Longo: Hopkins deal still has rancid odor to it

Stray National Football League thoughts as I contemplate whether or not Jarrett Stidham has the next 19 years covered at Patriot Place. Seriously, any fantasy football commissioner worth his salt would have rejected the recent Deandre Hopkins deal from Houston to Arizona as some sort of ...

The Tom Brady Watch is officially over as he joins Tampa

It's official in red, pewter, and bay orange ink – the official team colors of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tom Brady Watch, which began in New England and went all the way down the east coast to Tampa, is over. Brady is officially a Buccaneer, as he signed a two-year deal worth $50 ...

Brady deal still being finalized; Ebner latest to leave Pats

A different kind of Tom Brady Watch continues. The watch/wait for some kind of announcement on the finalization of his Tampa Bay Buccaneer contract. There was nothing new on Thursday except the fact that Brady reportedly was seeing a doctor in New York to undergo a physical, as the NFL is not ...

Greenwood: Will change of colors suit Brady?

Every essay on Tom Brady’s new football journey, as he calls it, includes a fashion note. “Get used to seeing Brady in a different uniform.” Well, no kidding. Really? He won’t be able to quarterback the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a Flying Elvis on his helmet? He won’t be doing his ...

Bucs can’t announce Brady signing just yet; Pats make moves

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn't gloat about signing the GOAT. At least not officially. The National Football League issued a mandate to teams on Wednesday that they can't announce trades or signings until physicals are completed. Of course, to do that, players must be checked out by team ...

Brady tells us all it’s over for him in New England

The unthinkable in the minds of New England Patriots fans took place on Tuesday. The 20-year Tom Brady era is over. Done. Finished. Many woke up to a social media message from beloved quarterback Brady, basically the greatest quarterback of all time with six Super Bowl rings, saying he was ...

In the end, Patriots made a hard long-term decision

As legend has it, Tom Brady brazenly told Robert Kraft in his rookie season that drafting him was “the best decision this organization ever made.” Was allowing Brady to leave 20 years later the worst? Only time will tell us that. In some ways it is, but that is mainly because of ...

Brady tweets out a good-bye to Patriots fans

Tom Brady announced on Twitter this morning that he is leaving the New England Patriots, and in doing so thanked the fans of the region. “I don't know what my football future holds,” he wrote as part of a good-bye to New England fans, “but its time for me to open a new stage for my life ...