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Bob Ryan

Bob Ryan is a retired columnist for the Globe’s Sports section whose work appears in the section semi-regularly. He has been writing for the Globe since 1968, covering all of Boston’s sports teams. Ryan is a regular panelist on ESPN’s Sunday morning roundtable, “The Sports Reporters.”

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Bob Ryan

The Brooklyn Nets have quite a history — and a stupid nickname

By , Globe Correspondent

This team was nicknamed a piece of rope because it rhymes with “Jets” and “Mets,” who preceded them into existence.

Bob Ryan

There was never anyone exactly like Moe Berg

By , Globe correspondent

Renowned Washington-based filmmaker Aviva Kempner has produced a fine documentary titled “The Spy Behind Home Plate” about Berg.

Bob Ryan

In pro sports, how much do coaches really matter?

By , Globe Correspondent

Good teams can be fouled up. Even more often, lesser teams can do quite well if placed in the hands of the right person.

Bob Ryan

The full Luis Tiant story has finally been told

By , Globe Correspondent

A new biography reveals that his father was vehemently opposed to him becoming a pro baseball player, at least in America.