Nicole Yang,

Nicole Yang

Boston, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Nicole:

Celtics sign coach Brad Stevens to a contract extension

“Brad is an accomplished coach and an outstanding person." → Read More

Providence Bruins create memorial award to honor Colby Cave

The Colby Cave Memorial Award will be presented each season to a Providence Bruins player who demonstrates dedication to the community and charitable organizations. → Read More

Bruins create memorial award to honor Colby Cave

“The Colby Cave Memorial Award is a special way to honor and remember Colby for his leadership qualities and humanitarian efforts." → Read More

Patriots reportedly expected to sign two free agents

The team still has two openings on the 80-man roster. → Read More

What Julian Edelman had to say about the upcoming season without Tom Brady

"I love him to death. But the train keeps moving, as it will when I'm not playing here or something." → Read More

Patriots notebook: Brian Belichick is following in the footsteps of his older brother Steve

In his first press conference following a promotion to safeties coach, Brian Belichick couldn’t seem to escape the shadow of his predecessor — and older brother — Steve. When asking Brian and cornerbacks coach Mike Pellegrino for their first impressions on second-round draft pick Kyle Dugger, a reporter mistakenly referred to the youngest Belichick by the wrong first name. The slip elicited a… → Read More

Bill Belichick says no Patriots coaches are opting out, and ‘I feel fine’ about coronavirus precautions

One noticeable change around the Patriots' facility? The plexiglass bill must be « pretty high. » → Read More

Bill Belichick gives an update on Phase 1 of training camp

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Friday no members of his coaching staff have opted out of the 2020 NFL season. As for whether Belichick himself considered opting out? “I feel very good about the environment that we’re in,” he said. “I feel fine.” Eight Patriots players have elected to sit out the upcoming season because of concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. With uncertainty surrounding… → Read More

Patriots notebook: What Joe Thuney had to say about his franchise tag

Patriots guard Joe Thuney says he’s happy to back in New England this season, but that’s the extent of his commitment as of now. The Patriots placed the franchise tag on Thuney this offseason, which allowed the team to keep — or trade — him at a rate based on the top-five NFL contracts for his position. When the organization announced it had designated Thuney as a franchise player, the statement… → Read More

4 takeaways from the Celtics’ loss to the Heat

The Celtics lost to the Jimmy Butler-less Miami Heat Wednesday night, 111-106. Here’s what we saw: 1. Bam Adebayo dominated the Celtics. Prior to tip-off, TNT analyst and former Heat guard Dwyane Wade called the game an opportunity for All-Star center Bam Adebayo to step up in Butler’s absence. Adebayo did just that, asserting himself in the paint and consistently bullying his way to either the… → Read More

The Patriots are reportedly interested in tight end Delanie Walker

Walker is a free agent looking to find a home for his 15th NFL season. → Read More

Where is the Bobby Orr statue?

The Bobby Orr statue outside TD Garden went missing over the weekend, prompting a few Twitter users to call attention to the bronze sculpture’s whereabouts. → Read More

Patriots place Mohamed Sanu, Sony Michel on PUP list

Michel and Sanu are both recovering from offseason surgery. Specialist Brandon King was also placed on the physically unable to perform list. → Read More

Where is the Bobby Orr statue?

The Bobby Orr statue outside TD Garden went missing over the weekend, prompting a few Twitter users to call attention to the bronze sculpture’s whereabouts. “TD Garden has removed the Bobby Orr statue,” one man tweeted early Sunday morning. “Nobody knows why.” Turns out the statue is “just on vacation,” according to a statement from TD Garden, in order to avoid some crane work at The Hub on… → Read More

Patriots’ Devin McCourty unhappy NFL is moving up opt-out deadline

The veteran safety said the league's move is almost certainly a reaction to the large amount of players who have already opted out. → Read More

Patriots tight end Matt LaCosse opts out of 2020 season

LaCosse and his wife, Jessica, are expecting their first child this November. He is the eighth Patriots player to sit out this season amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Marcus Smart fined $15,000

Guard Marcus Smart has been fined $15,000 for his comments about the officiating following Friday evening’s Celtics-Bucks game, the Athletic’s Shams Charania reports. During his postgame media availability, Smart criticized referees for overturning a call that kept reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo in the game for the final minutes of the fourth quarter. “Giannis had six fouls and they didn’t… → Read More

Bill Belichick says he supports Patriots players’ decisions to opt out of season

To date, six Patriots players have opted out, and the coach said, « I respect all of them. » → Read More

Bill Belichick on six Patriots opting out: ‘I respect all the players on our team’

Coach Bill Belichick says he fully supports the six Patriots who have opted out of the 2020 NFL season. “I respect all of them,” Belichick said Friday afternoon. “I respect all the players on our team. We all have to make decisions.” Running back Brandon Bolden, offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, safety Patrick Chung, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, guard Najee Toran, and fullback Dan Vitale have all… → Read More

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and Bucks co-owner Wes Edens don’t let competition get in the way of friendship

Grousbeck and and Edens are known to exchange in some friendly trash talk. → Read More