Hear that? It’s the harrowing hand of time ticking inside Patriots headquarters. Tom Brady is about to celebrate his 40th birthday. Jimmy Garoppolo, the quarterback heir apparent who turns 26 this fall, is rapidly approaching free agency. And coach Bill Belichick, who officially became a senior citizen this year, has only one thing left to prove: that he can win without trusty No. 12.
Maybe I’m old, maybe I’m stupid, maybe I’m both. But when I asked some colleagues the other day what the biggest national sports story is at the moment, here’s what I got for a reply:Seriously though. I’m not joking. Within the last few days, ESPN conducted a fantasy football marathon, during which 28 hours of consecutive coverage were devoted to … games that aren’t really played. That all sounds kind of funny … except that it isn’t.
BOSTON (CBS) — In the topsy-turvy world of the 2017 Red Sox, this is how it goes: win six in a row, then lose 4-of-6. Win six in a row, then lose 6-of-8. Now the Sox have won eight in a row entering this weekend’s series in New York, against the Yankees, over whom the Red Sox possess a 4 1/2-game lead in the American League East, four in the loss column. The math suggests this series is far more important to the Yankees. But there is so much more to it than that.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".