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Recent articles by Dan:

Fentanyl contributed to Jimmy Hayes’s death. His family hopes telling his story can help prevent another

It’s the news some feared when the wildly popular Hayes, who is from Dorchester, went to BC, and played for the Bruins, died suddenly Aug. 23. → Read More

Red Sox are unbeatable after a loss in the postseason under manager Alex Cora

The Sox are 16-5 in playoff games under Cora, and after those losses, they are 5-0. → Read More

In Red Sox-Astros matchup, it’s impossible to ignore both teams’ scandalous recent history

The Astros famously were caught cheating in their 2017 championship season, but the Red Sox manager was a big part of that. → Read More

It’s starting to feel like the Red Sox have that old postseason magic after an epic win over the Rays

Game 3 lasted 5 hours, 14 minutes before Christian Vázquez, and Nick Pivetta, ended up the latest heroes in franchise lore. → Read More

Chris Sale didn’t have it in Game 2, but the Red Sox showed they still have a lot of life left

A barrage of homers by Xander Bogaerts, Alex Verdugo, Kiki Hernandez, and J.D. Martinez got Sale off the hook, but moving forward, the Sox have holes in their rotation. → Read More

It still breaks my heart to see how far baseball has fallen

Bostonians in a bar watching an out-of-market NFL game over a meaningful regular-season Red Sox game? That's reality. → Read More

Tom Brady’s return to Foxborough had everything, and as usual, he came out on the winning end

Brady drove the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the winning field goal in the fourth quarter as he did so many times with the Patriots. → Read More

The Red Sox’ playoff race has been great, even with their late-season stumbles

And while your head knows they might not be good enough, your heart wants to see them get into a one-game playoff with the Yankees on Tuesday. → Read More

Colorful history of Jets-Patriots could be starting a new chapter, and other thoughts

For more than 60 years, the Jets have been an important part of the Patriot narrative, and on Sunday we get Mac Jones vs. Zach Wilson for the first time. → Read More

Why has the region not truly embraced these Red Sox?

Maybe it’s their defense. Maybe it’s the fact that they don’t do well against good teams. → Read More

No doubt Mac Jones is the future, but this is a game the Patriots always used to win

A late fumble derailed the Patriots. Did Tom Brady take all the good karma with him to Tampa? → Read More

Wondering where Mac Jones will fit among notable Boston rookies, and other thoughts

The new Patriots quarterback doesn't have to be another Larry Bird or Ted Williams, but it would be nice if he got them back to the playoffs. → Read More

NFL season picks: Globe writers predict the Patriots’ record and who ends up in the Super Bowl

Six writers offer up their picks to win each division, the wild cards, and a record for the Patriots. → Read More

Red Sox are headed to a one-game playoff, but with that defense, how do you like their chances?

These Sox are the worst defensive team among the playoff contenders. → Read More

The Patriots just got a lot more interesting with Mac Jones, and other thoughts

Situations like this don't come around often in Foxborough, with a rookie quarterback at the helm. → Read More

In a time of desperation, Red Sox turn their lonely eyes to Chris Sale

Sale allowed two runs in six innings to give the reeling Red Sox a chance. → Read More

Oct. 3 could be notable not just for Tom Brady’s return, and other thoughts

Brady will return to Foxborough with the Buccaneers on the same Sunday that baseball's regular season concludes. → Read More

Which team will win Boston’s next championship, and other observations

Here’s hoping we’re not headed back to the Loserville drought days when Boston went without a championship team from June 1986 until February 2002. → Read More

Patriots’ starting QB job is Cam Newton’s to lose, and he did nothing to hurt his cause

Newton completed 8 of 9 passes for 103 yards and put two touchdowns on the board in the first quarter of New England’s second preseason game against the Eagles. → Read More

Yes, the Yankees have looked pretty bad at times this year. But still ...

Despite injuries, slumps, underperformance, and hideous blown saves, the Yankees managed to go 23-11 from July 6-Aug. 16. → Read More