For ESPN, apologies become commonplace

“I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part,” Curt Schilling wrote in a tweet.


ESPN, which bills itself as the worldwide leader in sports, has been leading in another category lately: apologies.

// Trump blitzes through raucous Norwood rally

A campaign rally Friday for Donald Trump had a circus-like atmosphere rarely experienced in the staid world of Mass. politics.

A cyclist stood near the re-constructed levee wall along the Industrial Canal in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans on Saturday.

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10 years after Katrina, Gulf residents remember

Residents in many places in Louisiana and Mississippi are marking a decade since Katrina’s deadly and devastating landfall.

// Caribbean storm is downgraded, but at least 20 are killed

Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, but at least 20 died in the Caribbean and more were missing.

A rendering of Wynn Resorts’ proposed casion in Everett.

Wynn gets key state approval for casino

The state granted a crucial environmental license to Wynn Resorts, clearing one of the biggest obstacles the Everett proposal faced.

News Analysis

// St. Paul’s trial posed complex issues for jurors, judge

It was Owen Labrie’s conviction for using a computer to entice the victim that exposes him to the harshest penalties.

//[1]-8961.jpg Brothers charged in homeless beating have long criminal histories

Court records show that brothers Steven and Scott Leader have long terrorized people in the Boston area — neighbors, police, even their own mother.

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Mike Anderson celebrated as the J’ouvert parade made its way down Blue Hill Avenue early Saturday morning.

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Members of the Wick’d Jab Family danced together at the Boston J’ouvert parade.

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Shauna Franklin and Lataisha McLaughlin were at the parade.

Kera Sylvester and Spice Matthew were in costume.

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The parade is a yearly event and marks the beginning of Boston’s Caribbean festival.

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Members of the Wick’d Jab Family were at the parade.

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The parade traveled down Blue Hill Avenue.

J’ouvert celebration is joyous and peaceful

Celebrants were happy and colorful during the parade that begins the weekend’s Caribbean festival.

One man killed, four others wounded in three shootings

The shootings happened before the J’ouvert parade and are the latest violent occurrences in Boston.


NFL discipline process needs an overhaul to be truly independent

One popular suggestion is to have a panel of, say, six arbitrators — three submitted by the NFL, three by the union.

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Why has NESN remained silent since Don Orsillo announcement?

Thoughts on the Orsillo saga, Deflategate and the Patriots, and the Hall of Fame chances for David Ortiz.

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concert review

Crowd belongs to Chesney at Gillette

Country fans turned out as Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean co-headlined a show at Gillette Friday night.

Ferries offer cruise-like glamour minus the cost

A new fleet of vessels worldwide have been upgraded into surprisingly comfortable, full-service ships to vie with low-cost airlines.

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The need for healthy debate on campus

Do today’s students want intellectual debate, or an overprotective safe space?


How clean are your greens? Not very

There’s a booming business in spinach that is pre-washed, according to the packaging. But how clean does that actually make it?

home of the week

// Wareham inn stands on point overlooking bay

The porch lining this yellow-stucco Victorian in Wareham is a primo spot to view the fireworks over Onset Bay.

An image of Steve Jobs in Alex Gibney’s “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.”


In Jobs film, Alex Gibney takes hard look at Apple icon

“For me, his story was a good way to reflect on corporate values and a certain generation that came out of the counterculture.”

Ground Game

// Why Joe Biden could skip N.H. if he runs for president

The rationale for Biden to skip Iowa and New Hampshire is this: He would enter in the race too late to compete in those states.

Opinion & Ideas

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// Progress and frustration in gun control

If Alison Parker and Adam Ward are not to have died in vain, then the reaction to their deaths must not be apathy.

The Big Picture

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10 years after Hurricane Katrina

President Obama visited New Orleans to mark progress the city has made before the anniversary of the hurricane.


Innocation Economy

// Is the tech party coming to an end?

Investors have had a rollicking time putting money into tech and biotech startups. Are they getting ready to split?


// Ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died, Vatican says

Jozef Wesolowski, 67, was found dead early Friday in the Vatican room where he has been held on house arrest.