Sports special reports

Sportstown USA

Sportstown USA

In America's foremost sports town, pedigree and passion are indivisible. The Globe's special section asks fans to imagine all four crowns. (April 2009)
2009 Baseball Preview

2009 Baseball Preview

The AL East doesn't only have the Yankees and Red Sox. In baseball's toughest division, there's no saying where you'll end up. (March 2009)
2009 Winter All-Scholastics

2009 Winter All-Scholastics

The latest special section honoring All-Scholastic winter athletes across eastern Massachusetts.
2008 Celtics Championship

2008 Celtics Championship

Still can't get over last year's Celtics NBA title? Get your fix of championship photos, videos and more. (June 2008)
2008 Super Bowl

2008 Super Bowl

There was no Hub parade on Super Tuesday. No commemorative books about "Path to Perfection." The Giants shocked the previously perfect Patriots, 17-14, in Super Bowl XLII. (February 2008)
2008 Fall All-Scholastics

2008 Fall All-Scholastics

Boston.com and the Globe salutes fall All-Scholastic athletes in our 10th annual fall special section.
2008 Summer Olympics

2008 Summer Olympics

From Michael Phelps and LeBron James to archery and volleyball, the Beijing Olympics had something for everyone.
2008 winter All-Scholastics

2008 Winter All-Scholastics

There were some outstanding high school performers on the ice, courts, tracks, and in the pools this winter.   Video
The Patriots' videotaping scandal

The Patriots' videotaping scandal

The Pats were caught taping signals. Further allegations include one that the Pats illegally taped the Rams' walkthrough before Super Bowl XXXVI. (May 2008)
The Mitchell Report on steroids

The Mitchell Report on steroids

Purported drug cheats, including former Red Sox star Roger Clemens (left) subverted the integrity of the national pastime, according to the report. (December 2007)
2007 fall All-Scholastics

2007 fall All-Scholastics

There were some outstanding high school performers on fields, courses, and courts throughout Eastern Massachusetts last fall.  Video
Commemorative section

2007 World Series commemorative section

Relive the Red Sox' second World Series title in four years with with stories, photo galleries, video, and much more. (October 2007)

2007 Spring All-Scholastics

The sun came out and the players took to the fields. Check out the Boston Globe's 2007 spring All-Scholastic teams.
The Red Sox I know

The Red Sox I know

They're not Idiots anymore, but they're still characters. Boston Globe reporter Amalie Benjamin checks in every week or so to profile a member of the 2007 Red Sox. (Summer 2007)  Includes audio slideshows

2007 Boston Marathon

The 111th Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual road race, went off without a hitch in its stride amid the worst conditions since 1970. (1/2/07)
2007 Winter All-Scholastics

2007 Winter All-Scholastics

It started with global warming and ended with a Nor'easter on championship weekend. Who said New England winters are boring? (4/18/07)

Super Saturday

Check out our multimedia presentation featuring a blizzard of activity from the 2006 high school football Super Bowls. (12/6/06)

The Globe's year in sports

When an eternal figure named Red Auerbach departed, we shed a tear. (4/20/07)

2006 Fall All-Scholastics

They were the outstanding high school performers on field, courses, and courts throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Now is their time to shine. (December 2006) (12/11/06)
Players, guns, money

Players, guns, money

Many professional athletes regard firearms as a necessity. The Globe's Bob Hohler takes a look at a growing trend in sports and weighs the pros and cons of a controversial issue. (11/10/06)

Remembering Red Auerbach

A look back at the life and career of the man who was the Boston Celtics: Arnold 'Red' Auerbach. (11/10/06)
One Fall Day

One Fall Day

College football Saturdays are special in America. The Globe sent reporters and photographers across the country one weekend to capture the pageantry of college football, big and small. (10/16/06)
Few minorities get the reins in college football

Few minorities get the reins in college football

Of 616 football teams affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, only 16, or 2.6 percent, are guided by African-American head coaches, even though an estimated 19,667, or 32.7 percent, of the players last year were black. (September 2006)  Includes Globe graphics (By Bob Hohler, Globe Staff)
$neaker war

$neaker war

The Boston Globe's Bob Hohler uncovers the secrets behind the sneaker industry's influence on amateur basketball in New England in a three-part series. (July 2006)  Audio Audio (By Bob Hohler, Globe Staff)
  Part 2   Audio Audio   Part 3   Audio Audio
Fandemonium

Fandemonium

When Dan Shaughnessy examined the Boston sports fan in 1990, the Bruins were contenders, the Celtics were chic, the Sox were cursed, and that football team - what was its name again? Let's just say times have changed. (June 2006) (By Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe)
Audio Audio slideshow
New views at the old park

New views at the old park

This Red Sox ownership group has made some substantial changes to Fenway Park since taking the reins in 2002. Check out these audio slideshows to hear fan reaction from each of the new sections and to experience all of the new views at the old ballpark. (April 2006)
Breaking down Brady

Breaking down Brady

Former College of San Mateo coach Tom Martinez worked with Tom Brady on his throwing motion for 15 years. In this special feature, Martinez talks through one of Brady's passes.   (January 2006)
In the house, not at home

In the house, not at home

Boston.com sports blogger Eric Wilbur says the female football fan is emerging as a primary target for a game historically seen as a man's passion.  (January 2006)  Includes audio slideshow
Patriots' 2005 playoff recap

Patriots' 2005 playoff recap

This feature recounts the Pats' victory over the Jaguars in the wild-card playoffs and their turnover-filled loss in the divisional playoffs to the Broncos. (January 2006)  Includes photo galleries, audio slideshows, and graphics
2005: The Year in Sports

2005: The Year in Sports

A local college changed conferences, a Red Sox hero defected to the dark side, and two Boston legends were inducted into the Hall of Fame.   (December 2005)
Red Sox 2005 postseason recap

Red Sox 2005 postseason recap

In the American League Division Series, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Red Sox in three consecutive games, destroying Boston's chances for another trip to the World Series. (October 2005)  
Edes's game-by-game playoff recap

Edes's game-by-game playoff recap

In this audio slideshow, Globe sports writer Gordon Edes discusses the Sox' performance in the playoffs, including their 5-3 loss to the White Sox that brought their 2005 season to an end.   (October 2005)
Red Sox vs. Yankees -- Documenting the Rivalry

Red Sox vs. Yankees -- Documenting the Rivalry

The Red Sox played 353 games over the past two years (including the postseason), and almost 15 percent of those games have been against the New York Yankees. Here's a recap of the 2005 rivalry.  (April - October 2005)  Includes photo galleries and audio slideshows
Sox-Yankees 2003-04 recap
Fenway Park Insider

Fenway Park Insider

Boston.com correspondent David Ropeik brings fans to places inside Fenway Park they've always wanted to go, shedding light on the inner-workings of one of baseball's oldest ballparks and most beloved ball clubs.  (July 2004 - September 2005)  Includes photo galleries
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

A three-part series
Jack O'Brien plays coach and father to a group of boys from Boston's toughest streets. This three-part series follows a thrilling season with the Charlestown High basketball team.  (April 2005)  Includes audio slideshow
(By Neil Swidey, Boston Globe)
photo gallery Charlestown High basketball
The impact of steroids

The impact of steroids

A three-part series
A former Red Sox batboy struggles with depression. An Olympic runner maintains he did nothing wrong. And just across the US border, no one asks for a prescription. (April 2005)
photo galleries Carlos Cowart Photo Gallery Ben Johnson Photo Gallery Buying steroids
Super Bowl XXXIX commemorative section

Super Bowl XXXIX commemorative section

Relive the excitement of the Patriots' 2004 season with our audio slide shows of the fan experience and postseason highlights, culminating in the Patriots' Super Bowl victory.  (February 2005)  Audio slideshows
Photo Gallery PHOTO GALLERIES: Pats celebrate Photo Gallery Fans party Includes more photo galleries, graphics, wallpaper, and video

Older special reports

2005
Baseball in the Dominican Republic Baseball in the Dominican Republic
Baseball was introduced to the nation by Cubans, and the passion intensified during the US' eight-year occupation starting in 1916. The game is now at its zenith. (January 2005)  Photos
2004
2004: The Year in Sports 2004: The Year in Sports
The Red Sox winning the World Series and another Patriots Super Bowl victory made 2004 a great year for Boston fans.   (December 2004)
A pitcher's duel: The Jeff Allison story A pitcher's duel: The Jeff Allison story
He was Peabody's golden boy, a can't-miss pitching prospect from Little League and the top pick of the Marlins. But then drugs threatened to steal Jeff Allison's dream. (December 2004)
photo gallery Jeff Allison
World Series commemorative section World Series commemorative section
See and hear history being made with our package capturing the Red Sox' first World Series victory in 86 years. (October 2004)
Includes audio slideshows, photo galleries, wallpaper, and Globe front pages
Athens 2004: Greece was game Athens 2004: Greece was game
The United States topped the medals competition for the 2004 Olympics, but many nations shared the spotlight. (August 2004)
2003
2003: The Year in Sports 2003: The Year in Sports
There were plenty of sparkling performances, but Red Sox drama dominated the local sports scene in 2003.   (December 2003)