Stories 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

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

US women fall to Canada in hockey

The Canadian women's hockey team beat the United States 3-2 on Wednesday in a tense preview of the expected gold medal match.
By Jimmy Golen

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Americans rout Swiss in women's hockey

The American women beat Switzerland 9-0 on Monday, getting scores from Monique Lamoureux, Brianna Decker and Kessel within 55 seconds of each other.
By Jimmy Golen

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

Castelli, Shnapir claim pairs figure skating title

BOSTON - Simon Shnapir turned to a Saville Row-style shirt and tie - accessorized by a gun holster - for a James Bond-themed routine with Marissa Castelli that earned them the pairs title at the ...
By Jimmy Golen

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Formula E series has backing of 'green' business

New Formula E all-electric racing series certainly has the backing of 'green' business.
By Jimmy Golen

Monday, Oct. 21, 2013

Red Sox stayed 'strong' after tragedy

BOSTON - Walking back to his Fenway Park office after the traditional Patriots Day morning Red Sox game, Charles Steinberg saw the reports on TV that there had been explosions at the Boston ...
By Jimmy Golen

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

Grand slam puts Red Sox in World Series

BOSTON - Shane Victorino's seventh-inning grand slam propelled Boston to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night, clinching the American League Championship Series in six games and ...
By Jimmy Golen

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

Red Sox roar back, even ALCS

BOSTON - David Ortiz's tying grand slam in the eighth inning and Jarrod Saltalamacchia game-winning single in the ninth sent Boston past the Detroit Tigers 6-5 Sunday night.
By Jimmy Golen

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Sanchez, Tigers shut down Red Sox

BOSTON - Anibal Sanchez and four Detroit Tigers relievers came within two outs of the first combined no-hitter in postseason history, striking out 17 to beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 Saturday night.
By Jimmy Golen

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

Tigers' pitching will be tough on Red Sox

BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox were able to relax as they watched Justin Verlander finish Oakland off in the playoffs, secure in the knowledge that they wouldn't have to face him in Game 1.
By Jimmy Golen
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