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The 2021 Patriots keep coming up a play or two short

New England Patriots safety and captain Devin McCourty gave us all a reminder after Sunday's excruciating yet highly entertaining 35-29 overtime loss to so-called America's Team, the Dallas Cowboys. “I say it all the time,” McCourty began. “Everything in the past has nothing to do with ...

NFL Picks: Patriots need to win the battle of the headsets

Mike McCarthy didn't look like a very smart coach last year with the Dallas Cowboys, now did he? Gee, you think not having Dak Prescott at quarterback after he tore up his ankle early in the season had anything to do with that? That's why a healthy, good QB makes all the difference in the ...

Who’s really No. 1?

Here are some tids and bits as we try to take a breather before the high school tournament season begins in earnest, as field hockey starts this week and soccer and volleyball begin later this month: • Who’s No. 1? And what does that really mean? This past week the Bishop Guertin High ...

Time Travel: Harvey’s Panthers sail through Tide

OCT. 15, 1956 – “Coming from behind to overcome a 6-0 second-period deficit, Nashua High’s young band of footballers took complete command after that and tallied twice in the second period and once after the intermission to turn back the Crimson of Concord, 20-6, Saturday afternoon before ...

Help wanted: Can shorthanded Patriots toe the line?

If you're in good shape, can take some contact on a football field, heck, you should have boarded a plane to Houston in time for today's New England Patriots-Houston Texans game. Who knows, you could've been signed on the spot. The Patriots are razor thin on the offensive line. Horribly so. ...

Enjoy wild month

It’s over a week into October, a month that probably should be renamed SportsTober. We were preoccupied with Tom Brady last weekend, so we apologize for not mapping out your sports month. But here we go, beginning with the start of this week: ••• SUNDAY, OCT. 10 Your Boston ...