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Red Sox Bid Farewell To John Farrell

Oct 11, 2017
Red Sox Manager John Farrell, during a game in Baltimore in June 2013.
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The Boston Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell after the team's second straight loss in the American League Division Series.

Sports, politics and perceptions of patriotism collided once again when President Trump tweeted early Tuesday about ESPN's SportsCenter host Jemele Hill, suggesting she is the reason for the network's poor ratings. Hill was suspended a day earlier for comments about the ongoing national anthem protests.

The Springfield Thunderbirds are the AHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers.
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This weekend, Springfield's minor league hockey team will open the season on the road against the Providence Bruins.

Sunday was a historic day for the intersection of sports and politics.

Widespread protests in the National Football League, the most popular professional sport in America, were shown on broadcast channels across the country.

Stick to sports? Not this week. Whether sports fans wanted to see it or not, they couldn't avoid politics.

It seemed like the controversy involving NFL players kneeling during the national anthem had died down a bit — that is until President Trump stirred up a hornet's nest Friday night during a campaign trip to Alabama.

Trump unleashed a tirade of strong comments against NFL players who don't stand during the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner."

Updated at 5 p.m. ET Sunday

Editor's note: This story contains language that some might find offensive.

The family of Aaron Hernandez has filed suit against the NFL after it was revealed by an autopsy that the former Patriots player had advanced degenerative brain disease when he died. 

The brain of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, referred to as CTE, according to doctors who conducted tests after he committed suicide in April while imprisoned for murder.

The Patriots' grand entrance to Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. They lost to the Giants.
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After a horrific season opener, the New England Patriots are looking to get back on track this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Rebecca Lobo speaks during the Class of 2017 press conference at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield on September 7, 2017.
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Rebecca Lobo set a Massachusetts state record for points while playing for the Southwick-Tolland Regional High School girls' basketball team. The school was just 13 miles away from the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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