June 25, 2006 |
A 16-15 loss to Boston last night in a Major League Lacrosse Eastern Conference showdown left the previously unbeaten Barrage in a first-place tie with the Cannons. Conor Gill did most of the damage for Boston (5-1), scoring two goals and adding four assists in front of 6,190 at Nickerson Field. David Evans netted four goals and had an assist. For the Barrage (5-1), 11 goals were scored by midfielders. Justin Smith led the team by scoring four times and assisting once. Matt Striebel had three goals and an assist.
October 29, 2007 |
DENVER - They ran onto the field like kids fleeing school at the start of summer vacation. They whooped and hollered and laughed and jumped up and down and doused each other with champagne and beer. The Boston Red Sox, in other words, did all the things that baseball teams do after winning the World Series. And they did more than just stake their claim to another championship last night by completing an impressive sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 4-3 win last night at Coors Field.
March 9, 1999 |
The Boston Red Sox yesterday named former catcher Carlton Fisk a special assistant to general manager Dan Duquette, bringing the New England native back to where he started his career. Fisk, 52, won the 1972 American League Rookie of the Year Award and played the first nine seasons of his 21-year major-league career with Boston. The native of Bellows Falls, Vt., probably will make public appearances for the team and work with minor-league catchers, the team said. Fisk, who in January fell 43 votes shy of the 373 needed for induction into the Hall of Fame, hit one of the game's most famous home runs.
May 28, 1992 |
Boston won the annual intercity team golf series for the Griscom Cup with a score of 29 points yesterday at Salem (Mass.) Country Club. New York finished second with 19 1/2 points, and Philadelphia, the defending champion, was third with 14 1/2. Each side was represented by seven singles players in match-play competition. PGA PRO-AM Frank Dobbs of Spring-Ford Country Club scored his first local victory of the season in taking individual pro honors with a 1-under-par 69 in the $5,000 Pro-Amateur golf tournament of the Philadelphia PGA at Philadelphia Cricket Club.
March 17, 1991 |
There was a time when Sixers-Celtics, national television and stretch drive could combine, along with the appropriate adjectives and prepositions, to provide the promise of memorable basketball. The old elements will come together again today, but the expectations have been sorely diminished. The promise has not been dimmed by the Celtics, who have injected new life into fading glory and run away with first place in the Atlantic Division. The Sixers are the laggards now. They lost point guard Johnny Dawkins early in the season, traded away their only legitimate center to bolster a sagging offense, and have bumped uneasily through the regular season.
September 22, 1991 |
NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue yesterday endorsed a plan to build a domed stadium in Boston for the New England Patriots. Tagliabue met with Mayor Raymond Flynn, who pitched the concept of a stadium that could seat 70,000 people and host 100 athletic and cultural events a year. "It was a very positive meeting," Tagliabue said. "We think the concept of a domed stadium in Boston is a super idea. " Flynn, who is facing a preliminary re-election vote on Tuesday, has not said where the stadium would be built.
June 26, 1987 |
In terms of rock history, last night was an eagerly awaited occasion, when Boston, performing in Philadelphia for the first time in nine years, opened a three-night stand at the Spectrum. Musically, it was pretty ho-hum, as Boston ran through a medley of early hits before playing Third Stage, their latest album, in its entirety. Tom Scholz, the creative force in the band, writes airy little pop songs with formal choruses. Onto these flimsy structures, Scholz grafts imposing guitar textures.
July 28, 2002 |
Maren Meinert and Jen Tietjen, separated by a few inches, sprinted downfield during the 70th minute of last night's game, fighting for position just a few feet from Charge keeper Melissa Moore. A few seconds later, Tietjen, Philadelphia's star defender, cleared the ball, thwarting a Boston scoring effort. That sequence occurred often last night, leaving the game scoreless until the last 10 minutes. Then two substitutes added some excitement. In the 84th minute, Boston keeper Tracy Ducar's kick landed near Liu Ailing of the Charge.
October 9, 2003 |
Certain people enjoy certain situations better than others. In baseball, some players thrive in East Coast cities such as Boston, New York and Philadelphia - places where the expectations are high and the fans are tough. They love the attention. They thrive under the pressure. Others simply could do without it. Florida Marlins pitcher Chad Fox knows this too well. He signed with Boston in the off-season and lasted half a season before the Red Sox released him July 31. He went 1-2 with a 4.50 earned run average in Boston before he signed a minor-league contract with the Marlins on Aug. 8. After his call-up Aug. 12, he went 2-1 with a 2.13 ERA in 21 appearances.
March 18, 1990 |
It can drive you nuts, working two months on location on a big TV project, killing time until a call to do the next scene. Especially if you're only 20 years old. "There were many weeks just waiting," says Erika Alexander, one of the very impressive young stars of the CBS mini-series Common Ground, based on J. Anthony Lukas' Pulitzer-Prize-winning book about Boston school desegregation in the mid-'70s. The show airs next Sunday and March 27 at 9 p.m. on Channel 10. Were there really weeks of waiting?