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60-year-old spectator dies after melee at Vermont middle school basketball game

State troopers were called to a community center in northern Vermont on Tuesday after a report of a large fight involving spectators during a seventh- and eighth-grade boys' game. Russell Giroux, of Alburgh, sought medical attention, police said. 45 minutes ago


Tom Brady retires once again — and ‘for good’ this time, he says

Brady, coming off his first losing season as a starter, will hang it up at 45. His announcement comes a year after he said he would no longer make the "competitive commitment" to football before changing his mind 40 days later to return for a 23rd season. 49 minutes ago


This time, we believe him: Tom Brady is done, and the moment is right

Why would Brady have considered coming back for Year 24? The folks in Foxborough should get started on that statue for Patriot Place. 1 hour ago

Tom Brady retires: readers weigh in

While many are wishing Brady well in his future endeavors, others are saying he overstayed his welcome and should have hung up his cleats sooner. 2 hours ago

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Timeline: Looking back at the highlights from Tom Brady’s 23-year NFL career

Brady is hanging up the cleats after 23 years and seven Super Bowl titles. 2 hours ago

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Flag football at the Pro Bowl is back. Robert Edwards has something to say about it.

The former Patriot was coming off a fine rookie season when a catastrophic injury on the sand in Hawaii nearly claimed his leg. It changed his future but never left him bitter.

HS boys' basketball: Xaverian 60, Malden Catholic 59

Xaverian boys’ basketball staves off a prayer by No. 3 Malden Catholic in a Catholic Conference upset win

Junior wing Lorenzo Carrera scored a layup with 30 seconds to go to give the Hawks the lead, but then had to withstand a 75-foot desperation heave by Ryan Moody that rimmed out at the end of the Hawks 60-59 upset win.


Patriots safety Devin McCourty reportedly recovering from shoulder surgery

McCourty, 35, played in all 17 games in 2022, tying for the team lead in interceptions with four.