Stories 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

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 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

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
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Palmer plans to hit honorary tee shot at Masters

Despite a dislocated shoulder that has slowed his gait and prevented him from playing golf, Arnold Palmer has no intention of missing his appointed tee time at Augusta National Golf Club next month.
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