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New England Revolution: Q&A with president Brian Bilello

Nigel Reo-Coker #13 of the Vancouver Whitecaps tries to get past Kelyn Rowe #11 and Diego Fagundez #14 of the New England Revolution last June. Credit: Getty ImagesMetro recently spoke 1-on-1 with New England Revolution President Brian Bilello about what to expect for the 2014 season, increased...

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 8:01 PM

Red Sox: Andrew Miller, Ryan Lavarnway, A.J. Pierzynski could exceed expectations

Catchers David Ross #3, AJ Pierzynski #40 and Ryan Lavarnway #20 catch during a Spring Training workout at Fenway South on February 17, 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida. Credit: Getty ImagesIf you claim that last February you knew that Koji Uehara would put forth one of the finest seasons a reliever...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 8:15 PM

Red Sox 2014 Spring Training: Xander Bogaerts, Grady Sizemore players to watch

The Red Sox are hoping to get something, anything, out of Grady Sizemore. Credit: Getty ImagesA year ago, headlines out of Fort Myers focused largely on John Farrell’s first days as Red Sox manager and Jackie Bradley Jr.’s pursuit of a roster spot. This year’s version has other matters to address...

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7:58 PM

What we learned in the Patriots' 30-23 win over the Falcons

Aqib Talib was outstanding for the Patriots Sunday night in their 30-23 win over the Falcons. Credit: Getty ImagesWhat we learned during the Patriots’ 30-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night:No Vince, no problem?There has been plenty of discussion as to whether the Patriots are an elite...

Monday, September 30, 2013, 5:43 AM

Revolution can't afford a loss this time of year

Chris Tierney and the Revs have been a step slow in the past few weeks and they're losing their grip on a playoff spot. Credit: Getty ImagesFollowing a rout of Philadelphia on Aug. 25, the New England Revolution was a hard-charging unit in the Eastern Conference, nestled (precariously) into one of...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 4:10 PM

Patriots vs. Giants: 7 players who stood out, for better or worse

Tim Tebow in action against the Giants Thursday. Credit: Getty ImagesThe next round of cuts is coming for the New England Patriots. The team has to get down to a 53-man roster by Saturday in anticipation of the following Sunday’s opener at Buffalo. With that in mind, here is a look at those...

Friday, August 30, 2013, 5:51 AM

Playoffs within reach for New England Revolution with nine games left

Kelyn Rowe has the Revs on the verge of a playoff berth. Credit: Getty ImagesThere is work to be done, for sure, but the New England Revolution have delivered a statement. In outscoring opponents 7-1 over their last two games, the Revs have vaulted back into a playoff position and served notice...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 4:24 PM

Playoffs a realistic goal for much-improved New England Revolution

Lee Nguyen and the Revolution will look to make a playoff push in the second half of the MLS season. Credit: Getty ImagesSaturday’s 2-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo was a tough blow for the New England Revolution. Houston sits directly in front of New England in the Eastern Conference standings,...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 7:40 PM

Stormin' Bruins clobber Blackhawks in Game 3

addCustomPlayer('1a0jbamvpqggn1xny8j3qgw0mj', '', '', 620, 429, 'perf1a0jbamvpqggn1xny8j3qgw0mj', 'eplayer17');The first two games of the Stanley Cup Final in Chicago were rather even, both requiring overtime to determine winners. The Bruins and the Blackhawks scored five goals apiece. Both teams...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 4:37 AM

Marchand, Bergeron cash in to lift B's over Rangers in Game 1

New York's Michael Del Zotto and Boston's Brad Marchand battle for the puck Thursday in Game 1 of a Stanley Cup Playoff semi-final. (Getty Images)For about 30 minutes Thursday night at TD Garden, the Bruins and New York Rangers played like two teams that hadn’t met in the playoffs for 40 years....

Friday, May 17, 2013, 4:50 AM

Revolution in need of an offensive surge

Kelyn Rowe has been one of the lone standout performers offensively for the Revs this season. (Getty Images)The New England Revolution have reached the quarter-pole of the season, or thereabouts, with few certainties, except maybe one: When you play the Revs, scoring is at a premium.Through eight...

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 1:24 AM

NHL Playoffs: Bruins blast Leafs in Game 1

The Bruins figured they’d see scoring chances against the Toronto Maple Leafs and their 25-year-old playoff rookie goaltender James Reimer in the opener of a best-of-seven series. The question on everyone’s mind after so many sluggish offensive stretches this season was obvious: Would Boston...

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 4:06 AM

Revolution soccer: Scraping to return to glory

Saer Sene gives the Revs an electrifying presence.Don’t call it a rebuild. They’ve been here for years, 18 to be exact, and the New England Revolution are not content citing 2012 as a small stepping stone toward something better.“We felt that while we made some strides last year it still wasn’t...

Friday, March 22, 2013, 12:15 AM

Harvard basketball's 'neat' journey to the NCAA tournament

Siyani Chambers and the Harvard men's basketball team will need to play its best game of the year to upset New Mexico. (Photo: Getty)Not long after a cheating scandal took away his co-captains last fall, Harvard men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker uttered these words: “We believe in our system,...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 10:29 PM

New England teams, players who could be dancing

Jonathan Lee and Northeastern will fight for a spot in the NCAA tournament during next weekends CAA tournament.With Boston College coming off its worst season in 13 years, Harvard plagued by a cheating scandal that forced out two of its top players and Boston University barred from the America...

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 10:23 PM

Bruins back after mini-break, face Lightning Thursday

The Bruins return to the ice Thursday night to face Steven Stamkos and the Lightning.There are varied opinions as to when this condensed NHL season really ramps up in intensity. For the Bruins, a case could be made for Thursday night at Tampa Bay, where the Black and Gold will bid adieu to their...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 9:29 PM

Patriots: What we learned in 41-28 win over Texans

What we learned during the Patriots’ 41-28 win over Houston in the AFC Divisional Playoff game Sunday night.Third down mattersThis game was largely won on third down, as has been the case all season for New England. The Pats are 7-1 in their last eight games. They’ve outperformed their opponents on...

Monday, January 14, 2013, 12:52 AM

Patriots: 3 things we learned Thanksgiving night against the Jets

Three things we learned during the Patriots’ 49-19 win over the Jets on Thanksgiving:The Jets are groundedThe AFC was muddled enough that the Jets’ easy win last week in St. Louis kept the vultures away and had some laying out New York’s course to the playoffs. For a few days at least. An ugly loss...

Friday, November 23, 2012, 6:08 AM

Patriots: What we learned in the 59-24 pounding of the Colts

What we learned during the Patriots’ 59-24 rout of the Colts on Sunday:A score for AqibThe much-anticipated debut for cornerback Aqib Talib saw him return an interception 59 yards for a score. However, Talib was about 10 yards behind receiver Reggie Wayne and fortunate that Andrew Luck air-mailed...

Monday, November 19, 2012, 2:45 AM

Patriots: 3 things we learned against the Bills

What we learned in the Patriots’ 37-31 win over Buffalo on Sunday:Imperfection remainsWe thought after a rout of St. Louis in London and a bye week to rest and recharge that New England’s early-season issues would disappear. That’s certainly not the case in terms of the defense. Ryan Fitzpatrick...

Monday, November 12, 2012, 3:58 AM