Stories by Howard Ulman

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Blount leaves troubled past behind

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Given a chance by the New England Patriots to revive his career, LeGarrette Blount is running over and away from defenders while leaving behind images of a hot-headed youngster.
By Howard Ulman

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

Patriots' secondary a steady, healthy unit

The New England Patriots' secondary has been a steady, healthy unit this season. Considered a weakness early last season, a trade for veteran corner Aqib Talib just over a year ago changed ...
By Howard Ulman

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

Blount's four TDs help Patriots roll

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — LeGarrette Blount had four touchdown runs and the New England Patriots kept Andrew Luck from a second consecutive comeback win, beating the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 on ...
By Howard Ulman

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Patriots, Colts can count on kickers

In eight seasons, Stephen Gostkowski has made 85.6 percent of his regular-season attempts. This year was the second best in Patriots history. The best? The 2004 season of Adam Vinatieri, the ...
By Howard Ulman

Monday, Dec. 2, 2013

Patriots' offense nearly unstoppable in second half

After some slow starts, QB Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense has been nearly unstoppable in the second half of recent games.
By Howard Ulman

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

Patriots never panicked against Broncos

The Patriots' philosophy of playing hard no matter the score paid off with a comeback win over Broncos.
By Howard Ulman

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

Red Sox "rolling rally" remembers Marathon bombing victims

From the Green Monster to the Charles River, the bearded champions celebrated their improbable journey with another familiar sight in Boston - the World Series trophy. 
By Howard Ulman

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

St. Louis' bats did little to help the Cardinals hurlers

The St. Louis Cardinals failed to muster much offense in the World Series loss to Boston.
By Howard Ulman

Wacha's Woes: Rookie's roll, Cards season end

BOSTON - Michael Wacha's masterful pitching run is over. So is the St. Louis Cardinals' season.
By Howard Ulman

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

Big Papi swinging for third title

Big Papi, or the Boston Red Sox immortal known as David Ortiz, is swinging for his third baseball championship in the last devaced - and perhaps MVP honors as well.
By Howard Ulman

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals' Michael Wacha is suddenly in the spotlight

St. Louis pitcher Michael Wacha has moved from the shadows to the spotlight.
By Howard Ulman

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

Red Sox didn't mind playing waiting game

BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox didn't mind waiting a few days to start their playoffs. Not after missing them for the past three seasons.
By Howard Ulman

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Patriots tight end Hernandez charged with murder

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Police have charged Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with murder and weapons counts in connection with the slaying of a semi-pro football player whose body was found in an ...
By Howard Ulman

Monday, June 24, 2013

Boston heat could affect Garden ice

With all the summer heat on the outside in Boston, things could get messy on the ice inside the Garden.
By Howard Ulman

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Boston Bruins have look of champions

BOSTON - Same coach. Same players. Same berth in the Stanley Cup finals that they earned two years ago. And, the Boston Bruins hope, same result.
By Howard Ulman

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pittsburgh Penguins are on the brink

If the Pittsburgh Penguins don't win tonight against the Boston Bruins, their season will be over in stunning fashion.
By Howard Ulman

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bruins take 2-0 series lead

BOSTON - Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic scored in the final period after Johnny Boychuk broke a tie in the second, and Boston beat New York 5-2 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern ...
By Howard Ulman

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013

Patriots confident despite losing star

The Patriots will be without star tight end Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the playoffs. However, they have played well without him already this season.
By Howard Ulman

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

Patriots want to end Super Bowl drought

They New England Patriots have won nine of their past 10 games, are coming off a bye and are heavily favored to beat the Houston Texans on Sunday.
By Howard Ulman

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

Brady closes in on record

New England quarterback Tom Brady needs just one more victory to break a tie with Joe Montana for most in the postseason as a starting quarterback.
By Howard Ulman
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