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EXCLUSIVE: Demise of the Red Sox Empire

BY TERRY FRANCONA

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20 REASONS TO CARE ABOUT THE NHL

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DEAR JOE,

Last Weekend You Took Down Peyton. On Sunday You Get Brady -- And the Chance, Once and for All, to Rewrite Your Legacy.

All the Best, The Football Gods

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HOLY COLIN KAEPERNICK!

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The long ball was the difference for Flacco against Denver—and it will be the key in his AFC title game rematch with Tom Brady

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SI HAS REGIONAL COVERS THIS WEEK Photograph by John W. McDonough (Kaepernick)

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Photograph by Peter Read Miller (Flacco)