The Red Sox officially begin spring training this morning with the first workouts of pitchers and catchers down in Fort Myers.
A crack team, but with holes – As loaded as the Red Sox appear to be, Peter Abraham says that there are still valid concerns in certain areas.
Eight spring things every Sox fan should keep an eye on – Jon Couture has some things to consider about this edition of the Red Sox.
After up-and-down first year, Lackey eager for seconds – John Lackey was the subject de jour in Fort Myers yesterday, in addition to this Sean McAdam article, there are more from Brian MacPherson | Steve Buckley | Dan Shaughnessy | Alex Speier | Gordon Edes. If that’s not enough Lackey for you, I’m not sure where else to point you.
Sox always fit Dan Wheeler – John Tomase has the Rhode Island native living a dream by putting on the Red Sox uniform.
Celtics defy injuries, age, logic – Gerry Callahan says that these Celtics don’t just defeat opponents, they demoralize them.
Celtics show toughness by keeping cool – Paul Flannery has more about how the Celtics get in the heads of opponents.
Erden back with ill mother in Turkey – A. Sherrod Blakely with the scoop that the rookie center is all the way back in Turkey right now.
Bill Russell: Symbol of excellence – Mike Fine looks at Russell being recognized by President Barack Obama as a 2010 Medal of Freedom Award recipient.
Von Wafer doing more than scoring – Mark Murphy has the guard feeling peer pressure to step up his defensive game.
Pierce a member in good standing – Frank Dell’Apa has the Captain ready to go tomorrow night, and an update on each of the other injuries facing the Celtics. The Herald notebook from Mark Murphy has more on Pierce. Jim Fenton has Delonte West set to return tomorrow.
Time for Peter Chiarelli to trade – Stephen Harris says that the Bruins GM needs to make a big deal.
Bruins rookies going through growing pains – Fluto Shinzawa has has the Bruins youngsters experiencing peaks-and-valleys.
Logan Mankins gets tagged – Mike Reiss has the Patriots becoming the first team to use the franchise designation this offseason.
Patriots Could Look to Takeo Spikes for Veteran Leadership in Linebacking Corps – Jeff Howe wonders if the elder Spikes could be a mentor to his younger cousin here in New England.
Crowned Eagles – Nancy Marrapese-Burrell has Boston College holding off a strong bid from Northeastern to win the Beanpot.