Stories by Jimmy Golen

Monday, April 20, 2015

Ethiopian wins Boston Marathon

BOSTON - Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, while Kenya's Carolina Rotich won the women's race.
By Jimmy Golen

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Goalie's gaffe helps Friars claim hockey title

BOSTON - Boston University goalie Matt O'Connor gave up a tying own goal in the third period, then Brandon Tanev scored with 6:17 left and Providence beat the Terriers 4-3 on Saturday night for ...
By Jimmy Golen

Friday, April 10, 2015

Nearby foes to meet for college hockey title

BOSTON - Boston University coach David Quinn has a chance to become a hero on campus and a pariah at the country club all at the same time.
By Jimmy Golen

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Boston Marathon opens new 'front door'

BOSTON - Close to the spot where the second bomb exploded during the 2013 Boston Marathon, race organizers are building a combination clubhouse, interactive museum and retail store.
By Jimmy Golen

Monday, March 2, 2015

Rulings leave Peterson, other players in limbo

BOSTON — There is a defensive end heading for free agency who had 15 sacks in his last full season. Greg Hardy’s current team, the Carolina Panthers, isn’t expected to make him an offer.
By Jimmy Golen

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Boston edges Atlanta on last-second shot

BOSTON - Evan Turner made a running scoop shot with 0.2 seconds left to give Boston its only lead of the game, and the Celtics sent the Atlanta Hawks to just their third loss of the calendar year, ...
By Jimmy Golen

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

NFL start age affects severity of brain problems

BOSTON - NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers, according to a study published on Wednesday in ...
By Jimmy Golen

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Belichick defends Patriots' process for prepping footballs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Saying his team "followed the rules to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day.
By Jimmy Golen

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Luck is praised by Belichick

New England coach Bill Belichick praises Baltimore Ravens quarterback Andrew Luck before the AFC title game.
By Jimmy Golen

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Ex-GreenJackets agree to terms with Red Sox

BOSTON - The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings, Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval.
By Jimmy Golen

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Pro leagues warming up to betting on their games

Professional sports leagues that once professed zero tolerance for gambling are moving steadily toward accepting betting on their games, partly because of the futility in fighting it and partly to ...
By Jimmy Golen

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Tigers hold off Eagles

BOSTON - C.J. Davidson ran for a 32-yard touchdown with 9:35 to play and No. 24 Clemson stopped a Boston College drive in the final minutes to beat the Eagles 17-13 on Saturday.
By Jimmy Golen

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Clemson pins hope on senior quarterback

BOSTON - To hear Clemson coach Dabo Swinney tell it, there was never any doubt about Cole Stoudt.
By Jimmy Golen

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Criminal charges for Stewart are possible, legal experts say

Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr., even if the NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him.
By Jimmy Golen

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Mourning recalls long journey to induction

David Stern’s induction capped a festive night at Symphony Hall in downtown Springfield, across the highway from the museum that commemorates the city’s claim as the sport’s birthplace.
By Jimmy Golen

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Cespedes finds his way to Fenway after trade flurry

BOSTON - If Yoenis Cespedes didn't know much about the Boston Red Sox while growing up in Cuba, he found the perfect person to teach him all about the history.
By Jimmy Golen

Monday, May 26, 2014

Olympic beach volleyball medalists find new partners in run up to Rio

Kerri Walsh Jennings got to know April Ross while staring across the sand at her on beach volleyball courts around the world - including the final at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Now they are ...
By Jimmy Golen

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Runners plead for a spot in marathon

For months the calls and e-mails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street and convinced it would ease at least some of their grief.
By Jimmy Golen

Saturday, April 19, 2014

American runners hope to end drought in emotional Boston Marathon

BOSTON - Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday. Her ...
By Jimmy Golen

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

U.S. women study up for Canada

SOCHI, Russia - After losing to Canada in the preliminary round, the United States women's hockey team gathered for a film session that was lengthier than any previous one the players could remember.
By Jimmy Golen
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Dog flu reported in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Lab confirmed this week the strain of canine flu infecting thousands of dogs in the Midwest has reached Georgia.
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