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Ron Lescinskas has no coach and no big name sponsors. He scouts for discounted air tickets and flies alone to compete in the national handball tournament, which offers no prize money. He plays for the love of the game.He learned to play as a youngster... Read more
The pop-thwack, pop-thwack of racquets striking tennis balls is not unusual at the Sportsmen's Tennis Club. But 32 tennis champs who are thwacking balls across the courts there this week have earned some distinction. A slew of nationally-ranked players... Read more
New games are in town this summer as the St. Brendan's Gaelic Athletic Club kicks off its opening season, bringing Gaelic football and hurling to Dorchester's fields. "All are welcome," said Larry McGann, hurling coach and secretary of the St. Brendan's... Read more
MASAE team photo Back row (left to right): Coach Vinh Bui, Shaun Galano, Mark Castillo, Jim Tran, Paul Bedard, Justin, and Alex Mortel. Bottom row: Duy Pham, Branden Ngo, Mikey Pham, Aly Tran, Hung Tran, Mike Tran, Thanh Nguyen and Minh Truong. Not... Read more
St. Ann's champs: Top (l-r) Asst. Coach Charlie Conners, Candace Andrews, Maria King, Claire Folan, Molly Ryan, Kaelyn Sullivan, Fiona Morgan, Coach Lisa DelTufo w/son Charlie Jr. Bottom: Mallory O'Dwyer, Lauren Cavaleri, Kelly Sullivan, Taylor Ball.... Read more
I really don't care about Roger Clemens. I couldn't care less about allegations that he and his wife used steroids. That story shows up way down on the negative side of my care-o-meter, believe it or not. My question is, "Why does the United States... Read more
Today he is hailed as one of the best players in the history of UMass Boston's men's basketball program. But, just a few years ago, Alberto "Amigo" Paniagua was heading down the wrong path. "I never saw myself being in college," said Paniagua, 26, a... Read more
The latest crop of cadets from the police academy gave a welcome boost to the Boston Police Department, and for NHL buffs, a nifty piece of local trivia. More accustomed to wearing uniforms bearing flames, ducks and Canucks, Dot Native and former NHL... Read more
Every day, Jimmy Hayes puts on his hockey pads, laces up his skates, and dons his country's hockey jersey. As a member of the under-18 team at the National Team Development Program, Hayes is one of a select few that get to play day in and day out for the... Read more
Everything, of course, is relative. But rarely has the verdict been so one-sided. If you are from New England and are devoted to sport, 2007 was a year of wonders. 'Magical' is the gushing term that a couple of local pundits use to describe it. But if you... Read more

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