College athletes are barred from getting paid, but that could change after the National Labor Relations Board decided recently that Northwestern University’s football players are school employees and eligible to unionize.
Callie Crossley discusses Obamacare enrollment, Anthony Weiner's new gig, and how long she'll wait in line for a good meal.
Former Boston Globe--and still active contributor-- sports columnist Bob Ryan and Boston Herald sports columnist Steve Buckley compete against one another over this week's headlines on our Friday news quiz.
In March of 1971, there was no Twitter. There was no 24-hour sports radio in Boston. No ESPN. It was in the newspaper, 43 years ago this week, that area football fans learned that the Boston Patriots were no more. They were now the New England Patriots.
“The Patriots were gonna be called the Bay State Patriots," said Pat Sullivan, former general manager of the Patriots, laughing. "That concept lasted about two weeks.”
Given that photojournalists are resourceful, keenly observant, and skilled at readily acclimating to a new situation this proved to be a suspenseful match. It also didn't hurt that their job is to capture the news on film.
Meghan Lino throws a curling stone. Wheelchair curlers get into a stationary, tandem position for stone throws and use a a delivery stick - a pole with a bracket that fits over the rock handle, allowing the rock to be pushed while applying correct rotation.
The U.S. Wheelchair Curling team's hopes for a medal at the 2014 Paralympics came to an end today after a heartbreaking overtime loss to Great Britain in their ninth and final preliminary round match.
Following Thursday's action on the ice, American team members David Palmer, of Mashpee, and Meghan Lino, of East Falmouth, along with their coach Tony Calacchio posted on their blog on the Cape Cod Curling Club website.
Aaron Boone’s 11th inning homer in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series sent the New York Yankees on to the World Series. Boston’s season was, of course, over, another chapter in the team’s long history of pain and futility.
Ten years ago, former pro cyclist Tyler Hamilton was at the top of his game, facing intense pressure to win, which, he said, led to pressure to cheat. Hamilton raced and doped alongside Lance Armstrong, but now he speaks publicly against performance-enhancing drugs , most recently at the MIT Sloan Sports Conference.
Curling might not get the same attention as other Olympic sports like skiing and figure skating, and some might not even consider it a sport. But contrary to popular belief, it has all the ingredients for Olympic drama: strategy, precision, teamwork and endurance. And for one pair of local athletes, curling has been a ticket to another world. WGBH's Edgar B. Herwick has the story.
Juliette Kayyem, the homeland security expert who has worked in both Governor Patrick's and President Obama's administration, joined Jim and Margery to discuss her run for governor on the Democratic ticket
CNN's John King offers insight into the Republican's political strategy to dismantle a Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign
The '90s called and said they want their scandal back.
Olympic fever is focused on Sochi right now. But closer to home, there’s renewed interest in bringing the Games to Boston. A special commission charged with studying the pros and cons of the hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics met Tuesday on Beacon Hill.
Skeptics point to the hefty price tag, but some proponents say the games could jumpstart improvements to the T and other infrastructure projects.
With the Olympics underway in Sochi, Boston's Olympic commission is talking about the costs involved in hosting the games. The panel is considering whether Boston should bid to bring the Olympics to New England in the summer of 2024.
The United States women’s Olympic ice hockey team is among us. They’ve been living and practicing in the Boston area since September.
In red, white, and blue TEAM USA uniforms and pads, they’re skating, shooting, stick handling, and even slamming into the boards. The 21 members of the U.S. Olympic women’s ice hockey team are swirling around the Belmont Hill School’s Olympic-size rink. Five of them are from Massachusetts, which is why they’re training here.
Come Saturday night, eyes across New England and the nation will be glued to the Patriots and their playoff duel against the Indianapolis Colts. While the post-season brings thrills, there’s also serious risk in every game. And for football's youngest players, the risk is greater, and the recovery is more delicate.
As principal owner of the Red Sox, John Henry is used to winning. And even though the newspaper business has been languishing as of late, Henry said at a Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast that he plans to keep up his winning ways as the new owner of the Boston Globe.
Gretchen Donlan of Hingham and skating partner Andrew Speroff hope their performance at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston this week will help them make it to the Winter Olympics in Russia,
[UPDATE 1/10/14: Donlan and Speroff finished 6th out of 12 in the afternoon short program on 1/9/14. They will skate again on Saturday in the long program. There is still hope for the Olympic team. It is not determined by score. It's hand-picked by the US Figure Skating committee.]
This week, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships begin in Boston. It’s the nation’s most prestigious annual figure skating event and its winners are eligible for the U.S. Olympic team. The last time Boston hosted, in 2001, the event set a new record for attendance.
Lance Armstrong was once one of the Gods of cycling- overcoming cancer, winning seven consecutive Tour de France championships and establishing a monster charity effort in the process. But it all evaporated when he admitted to using performance enhancing drugs earlier this year.
The NFL is having a rocky year- at least from a public relations standpoint.
This year alone, more than 40 players have been arrested- most notably New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who stands trial for murder. Then, there's the bad press generated from the Frontline documentary League of Denial, which exposed the NFL's efforts to cover up concussion risks to players.