In an era when many rival players would rather be friends than foes, Kevin Garnett's competitive fire still runs hot - and Ray Allen is now feeling the burn, writes Howard Bryant in ESPN The Magazine.
Boston sports fans have been treated to championships from all four of their major pro sports teams in the last seven years. A writer reflects on the way it is and the way it was in his hometown.
The undercurrent leading into 2011 is clear: If you care about sports, you might want to learn about economic and labor issues as much as you study the mysteries of the Cover 2 shell.
In an ever-changing world, George Steinbrenner exemplified the continuity that makes sports special to all of us.