NFL draft prospect Michael Sam says he is gay

Michael Sam could become the first publicly gay player in the NFL.


Sam, who had a stellar season for the University of Missouri, enters an uncharted area of the sports landscape.

Light dusting of snow to coat Boston tonight

Little or no snow accumulation is expected and will clear by the morning commute, the National Weather Service said.

Rajon Rondo brought the ball up the court in first-half action.

Mavericks 102, Celtics 91

Celtics misfire in loss to Mavericks

Despite the return of Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley to the lineup Sunday, the Celtics had one of their poorest shooting efforts all season.

“Halfpipe carries a bit more weight because it’s a defending situation,” snowboarder Shaun White said in a press conference.

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Shaun White is chasing history

When he enters the halfpipe Tuesday, White will have a shot at becoming the first American male to win gold in three straight Winter Games.

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// Jamie Anderson gives US golden sweep in snowboard slopestyle

Her victory came a day after teammate Sage Kotsenburg won the men’s event.

Shawn and April Wilmar with their sons, John, 9, (left) and Ryan, 6. John has a rare genetic disease but, thanks to his parents’ perseverance enjoys an active, full life.

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For a special boy, love has made all the difference

Toriello Carey syndrome is a genetic disorder so rare that only 45 children worldwide have been diagnosed with it. One of them is John Thomas Wilmar of Dedham.



// Gold medal for US in hypocrisy

Vladimir Putin can probably point to Fontbonne Academy and wonder about the criticism directed at Russia.


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Former catcher Brad Ausmus is taking over as Tigers manager from Jim Leyland.

Brad Ausmus excited to begin as Tigers manager

Ausmus’s reputation in the game is unparalleled, and he was a valued member of the Padres’ front office before taking the Tigers’ job.