Sports Final: Are The Red Sox 'Back' After Sweeping First-Place Rays?
The Red Sox took all three of their games against the first-place Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend in St. Pete, restoring some faith in the defending champs. Are they "back" to being the team they should be? Steve Buckley joined Dan Roche on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to discuss.

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Sports Final: Bruins Force Deciding Game 7 Against Maple LeafsThe Bruins-Maple Leafs first-round matchup will come down to a Game 7 in Boston. WEEI's Matt Kalman joins Dan Roche on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to break down the series so far, and look ahead to Tuesday night's winner-takes-all clash.
Sports Final: Celtics Gained Loads Of Confidence In First-Round Sweep Of PacersThe Celtics didn't play perfect basketball, but they still managed to sweep the Indiana Pacers out of the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Celtics radio analyst Cedric Maxwell joined Dan Roche on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to break down the series, saying the Celtics are now a confident bunch heading into the next round.
Sports Final: Bob Beers On Kadri Hit On DeBrusk, Injuries On Bruins' Blue LineBruins radio analyst Bob Beers joins Dan Roche on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to discuss the hit Toronto's Nazem Kadri put on Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk, and the likely suspension that awaits Kadri. Beers also touched on a pair of injured Bruins defensemen, and who may take their spots if they can't go in Game 3.
Sports Final: Celtics Beat Pacers In Game 1 With Great Defense In Second HalfBoston Celtics radio analyst Cedric Maxwell joins Dan Roche on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to break down the Celtics' Game 1 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Sports Final: Bob Beers Previews Bruins-Maple Leafs Playoff SeriesThe Bruins and Maple Leafs are meeting in the NHL playoffs once again. Bruins radio analyst Bob Beers stopped by Sports Final to break down the series with Dan Roche!
Sports Final: Red Sox 'Beyond Awful' To Start SeasonThe Red Sox will finally return home after a horrendous 3-8 road trip to start the season. The Athletic's Steve Buckley joined Dan Roche on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to discuss what went wrong with the Red Sox to start the 2019 season.
Sports Final: Why Did Greg Schiano Leave The Patriots?The Patriots are without a defensive coordinator for the second time this offseason after Greg Schiano surprisingly stepped down from the position last week (before he was ever formally introduced in the role). Schiano said he was leaving to spend more time with his family, but is there something else to this story? Mike Reiss broke it down with Steve Burton and Dan Roche on WBZ-TV's Sports Final.
Sports Final: Why New NFL Rule Changes Are So CriticalThe NFL made a handful of rule changes this offseason, and Mike Reiss joined Steve Burton and Dan Roche on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to discuss their impact.
Sports Final: What's Wrong With Red Sox Starting Pitching?Red Sox starters were hit hard over their four-game season-opening series in Seattle, with an ERA of 13.20. Yikes. Steve Buckley and Dan Roche join Steve Burton on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to discuss their struggles, and if there are any season-long concerns with Boston's rotation.

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Sports Final: Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts Reportedly Agree On Contract ExtensionThe Red Sox have reportedly locked up shortstop Xander Bogaerts on a six-year contract extension, so The Athletic's Steve Buckley and WBZ-TV's Dan Roche joined Steve Burton on Sports Final to break it all down.
Sports Final: Rob Gronkowski's Lasting Impact On Patriots, And What's Next At Tight EndWe'll never see another like Rob Gronkowski. ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss joins Steve Burton on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to talk about the tight end's career with the Patriots, the chances are a Gronk comeback, and what the Pats will do at tight end without him.
Sports Final: Rob Gronkowski Cannot Be ReplacedWBZ-TV's Steve Burton and Michael Hurley react to the news of Rob Gronkowski retiring, including whether he'll go down as the greatest tight end to ever play and how the Patriots will move ahead without him.
Sports Final: Free Agency Not Perfect For Patriots, But Nothing They Can't OvercomeThe Patriots have lost Trey Flowers and Trent Brown to free agency, and lost out on Adam Humphries and Danny Amendola. But Mike Reiss says this is nothing they can't overcome, as he breaks down all the wheeling and dealing on WBZ-TV's Sports Final.
Sports Final: Charlie McAvoy Sure Loves Playing In BostonCharlie McAvoy grew up in New York, but his heart is in Boston. The Bruins defenseman shared his love for the city, and discussed the team's high hopes for the playoffs, with Dan Roche for WBZ-TV's Sports Final.
Sports Final: Which Patriots Free Agents Will Be Back In 2019?ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss joins Dan Roche on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to look ahead to NFL Free Agency. Several players including Trey Flowers, Trent Brown and Stephen Gostkowski are on the open market -- which ones will be back in New England?
Sports Final: Bob Beers On Bruins' Great Run This SeasonThe Boston Bruins are flying high as one of the best teams in the NHL. Bruins radio analyst Bob Beers joins Steve Burton on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to discuss the team's season, their chances in the playoffs, and what has been the key to their success so far.
Kyrie Irving Doesn't Have Much To Say After Celtics Lose To RocketsCeltics guard Kyrie Irving was a man of few words after the team lost to the Rockets in Boston, their fifth loss in their last six games.
Jeff Goodman On Sports Final: Can Celtics Flip The Switch For Playoffs?The Celtics were a listless and lifeless bunch Sunday against the Rockets. They hope they can flip the switch when the playoffs arrive, but that is looking less and less likely by the day. Jeff Goodman of The Stadium joins Dan Roche on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to discuss the Celtics struggles, and whether or not they can put it all together for the postseason.
Sports Final: Reflecting On Life and Career Of Nick CafardoThe Athletic's Steve Buckley and WBZ-TV's Dan Roche remember late Boston Globe Red Sox reporter Nick Cafardo, who passed away last week in Fort Myers. Both share their memories and some stories about Cafardo, who was loved by everyone on the Red Sox beat and fans alike.
Sports Final: Do Red Sox Need A Veteran Closer?The Red Sox seem poised to repeat as World Series champs, but they have one giant hole in the bullpen: No closer. Do they need to add a veteran arm to their bullpen mix to have success in 2019? Steve Burton, Steve Buckley and Dan Roche break it down on Sports Final.
Sports Final: Can Red Sox Offense Be Even Better In 2019?Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he believes the 2019 Red Sox offense can be even better than the force they were in 2018. Is that possible? Dan Roche and the Athletic's Steve Buckley join Steve Burton on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to discuss.
Sports Final: Which Patriots Free Agents Will Be Back And Which Ones Will Be Elsewhere In 2019?The Patriots have a number of important players set to hit free agency this offseason. ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss joined Steve Burton on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to discus which ones will be back and which ones will have a new home in 2019.
Sports Final: What Is Wrong With The Celtics?Marcus Morris called out his Celtics teammates after they blew a 28-point lead against the Los Angeles Clippers. Celtics radio analyst Cedric Maxwell joined Steve Burton on WBZ-TV's Sports Final to discuss Morris' message, and who it was directed to.
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Sports Final: Tom Brady Makes It Clear He Won't Be Retiring After Super Bowl LIIISteve Burton, Levan Reid and Mike Reiss are already in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII, and there's already talk about Tom Brady retiring after the big game. While Brady has made it clear time and time again that he won't be hanging them up anytime soon, what does the future hold for Rob Gronkowski? The crew discusses on WBZ-TV's Sports Final.
Sports Final: Early Breakdown Of Patriots-Rams Super Bowl LIII MatchupWBZ-TV's Steve Burton and ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss discuss the upcoming Patriots-Rams matchup in Super Bowl LIII, including which players on L.A.'s roster the Patriots will look to shut down on Feb. 3.
Sports Final: Patriots Dismantle Chargers To Advance To AFC Championship Vs. ChiefsSteve Burton welcomed Mike Reiss and Christian Fauria onto Sunday night's Sports Final to break down New England's big divisional round win over the Chargers, and look ahead to next weekend's AFC Championship Game in Kansas City.
Sports Final: Mike Reiss Gets Shamed By Christian Fauria For Leaning Toward Chiefs Over PatriotsMike Reiss isn't ready to pick the Chiefs over the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, but that didn't stop Steve Burton and Christian Fauria from shaming him on Sunday's Sports Final.
Sports Final: Can Patriots Slow Chiefs, Force Mahomes To Make Mistakes In AFC Championship Game?The Patriots are off to their eighth straight AFC Championship Game, but have to hit the road and take on the Chiefs in Kansas City. Can the Patriots defense slow KC's high-flying offense and force soon-to-be-MVP Patrick Mahomes into making some mistakes? Mike Reiss and Christian Fauria break it down with Steve Burton on WBZ-TV's Sports Final!

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