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Recent articles by Dan:

Celtics were game, but without Marcus Smart and Al Horford, they didn’t have enough against Heat in opener

The Celtics figured they may be without Smart in Game 1, but the loss of Horford hours before the game came as a surprise. → Read More

Game 5 loss for Celtics will go down as one of the toughest in Boston sports lore

The Celtics were leading by 14 points, in the fourth quarter, at home. → Read More

A fourth quarter for the ages, a legendary dunk from Al Horford, and the Celtics-Bucks series is all even

If the Celtics go on to win Flag 18, years from now when tall tales are told, this might be the night folks talk about the most after Boston made an astounding 16 of 19 fourth-quarter shots from the floor. → Read More

It was a tough finish, but all is not lost for Celtics

Despite its shooting woes, and a huge game from the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, Boston looked like the better team and almost pulled out a Game 3 win. → Read More

Red Sox deny allowing Chris Sale more time to rehab injury because he won’t get vaccinated

“No. That has nothing to do with it,” said chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom. → Read More

These cost-conscious Red Sox are no bargain, and other thoughts

The surprising success of the 2021 Red Sox might have been the worst thing that could have happened to this year’s edition. → Read More

The Milwaukee Bucks are not the Brooklyn Nets, and the Celtics are in for a battle this series

The Bucks seized home-court advantage with a Game 1 win at the Garden. → Read More

Celtics could end our championship ‘drought,’ and other thoughts

It won’t be easy, but it’s realistic to imagine the Celtics beating the Bucks, Heat, and Warriors for their 18th title … and our first since 2019. → Read More

Jayson Tatum vs. Kevin Durant is no contest, and the Celtics have the Nets on the ropes

Tatum scored a game-high 39 and Durant was held in check for a third straight game. → Read More

Vaccination issues could start costing the Red Sox games, and other thoughts

This is no longer strictly a medical or personal-freedom issue. It’s a baseball question. It’s a competition question. As in “Do Your Job.” → Read More

Kevin Durant has another clunker against Celtics, and that’s a big problem for the Nets

Durant has made only 13 of 41 shots in the first two games of this series, both Nets losses. → Read More

Celtics fans target Kyrie Irving early and often in Game 2

Irving had 39 points in Sunday’s 1-point loss in Boston and returned an insult to the fans. → Read More

Celtics-Nets is as good as it gets for a first-round playoff series, and other thoughts

The Nets are capable of winning the NBA championship. They also could get swept by the Celtics. This should be great theater. → Read More

Our daily soap opera of Boston and baseball began with a back-end thud

On a postcard-perfect Bronx afternoon, the Sox reminded us they are ill-equipped to win a battle of bullpens, but the good news is there's a game Saturday. → Read More

Opening Day is arriving for Red Sox with the usual optimism but also legitimate questions

They came within two wins of the World Series last year, but as always, their fortunes will depend heavily on pitching. → Read More

2022 MLB predictions: Who will win the World Series? The Boston Globe staff makes its picks.

Can the Red Sox forge their way to a berth in the expanded playoffs as they compete in a very tough AL East? → Read More

Tom Brady is making it impossible to root for him anymore, and other thoughts

We embraced Brady when he played here and wished him well when he left, but who loves a controlling, glory-hog coach-killer? → Read More

The Celtics lost a key player for the playoff push — we’ve seen this before in Boston

Robert Williams's injury reminds us of the could-have-beens involving Tony Conigliaro, Jim Rice, and others. → Read More

Xander Bogaerts deserves a lucrative extension from the Red Sox, and other thoughts

Bogaerts has been a model employee, has made good on his team-friendly contract, and Red Sox fans deserve to see him here for the rest of his career. → Read More

It looks as though the frugal, bottom-line Red Sox are here to stay, and other thoughts

I believe the success of 2021 is going to haunt the Sox. They hit on some bargain-basement pickups and seem convinced that is the way to go. → Read More