A decision on which city will host the 2024 Summer Olympics is still years away, but the idea of bringing the games to Boston has already generated plenty of debate with detractors calling it's foolish, while supporters say it's doable and a positive.
Among those looking at the idea is David D’Alessandro, the onetime CEO of John Hancock the company which sponsored the 2002 Utah Olympics.
Steve Pagliuca is a co-owner of the Boston Celtics, and an executive member of Boston 2024 committee.
It’s the 25th anniversary of Kevin Costner’s much beloved baseball movie "Field of Dreams." This Sunday, there will be a celebration at Fenway Park. Fans are invited to bring their dogs along as they take in a minor league game, followed by a screening of the film on the dreamiest field of all.
Boston’s definitive football franchise is the New England Patriots, but 80 years ago, the Boston Redskins ruled the gridiron, winning the 1936 Eastern Division Championship but falling to the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Championship. The following year, the team packed up and moved to DC.
America is a nation of immigrants, and that’s on vivid display every four years during soccer’s World Cup. Team USA has built a strong following, of course, but for many soccer fans, the old country remains their true passion. And here in Massachusetts, with the largest concentration of Brazilians in the country, whole neighborhoods are going all out to cheer on their beloved Team Brazil.
Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
A person briefed on the U.S. Olympic Committee's decision-making process told The Associated Press that all four cities are still in consideration. The person requested anonymity because the USOC has not made an official announcement.
Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. The other three cities would be first-time hosts.
The International Olympic Committee will award the Games in 2017.
The public image of steroids and steroid users has taken some big hits lately, from the humiliation of sports stars like Alex Rodriguez and Lance Armstrong to the horrific murder committed by steroid user Jared Remy.
Former Governor Mike Dukakis joins Jim and Margery for a sprawling conversation that gets into high-speed rail, Greece's health care system, and who the best looking woman on Medicare is.
Former Mayor of Boston and US Ambassador to the Vatican Ray Flynn joins Jim and Margery to talk about the future of Boston under new leadership, the hope that Pope Francis has brought to Catholics, and Flynn's days as a
Open Mic guest and Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam joined Margery Eagan and Jared Bowen in Studio Three for his Open Mic segment. Beam talked about his new column, an apologia for an earlier piece he'd written about a tragedy at a British soccer game in 1989.
CNN's John King — host of Inside Politics — joined Jim and Margery for his regular Tuesday segment. King looked at Pres. Obama's new push on climate change, on the heels of a new federal report about the dangers to the US and the rest of the world.
Every Monday, the Reverends Emmett Price and Irene Monroe join Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for Open Mic on Boston Public Radio. This past Monday, Price and Monroe discussed racist tweets directed at a black hockey player following a Bruins loss.
Just days after NBA Clippers owner Donald Sterling received a lifetime ban, playoff hockey found itself embroiled in a racial controversy as well. Boston Bruins fans, upset after a 4-3 loss to Montreal in Thursday night's series opener, took to Twitter and Facebook—not to commiserate but to eviscerate.
Days after a recording of Donald Sterling spouting racist rancor was leaked, the owner of the LA Clippers has been excommunicated from the NBA. The story has just about everyone talking, with the notable exception of Sterling himself, who’s been uncharacteristically silent. And while the NBA would just as soon get back to the business of basketball – it is the playoffs after all – the reality is, this saga is far from over.
Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, was allegedly recorded making racially offensive comments. The tapes were posted over the weekend by the website TMZ, prompting a protest from his own team and a rebuke from President Obama. Now that Sterling's past record is under scrutiny, some are accusing the NBA of enabling him.
Accusations of bullying and harassment are not something typically associated with women’s sports, but that’s what allegedly took place at Boston University, resulting in the departure of women's basketball coach Kelly Greenberg.
When it comes to bad behavior, the cover-up is generally worse than the crime, but in professional baseball, the cover-up is key. Some rules that are so routinely broken that all anyone really cares about is that you cover your tracks. That’s a lesson Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda learned the hard way last night at Fenway Park.
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.”