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Best Sporting Goods

2009 Best Sporting Goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods

City Sports has dominated this category for years, and if you're trying to pull off athlete chic no matter the cost, it's still a fine [...] read more»
2007 Best Sporting Goods

City Sports

The urban athlete is a creature who takes many forms. Thankfully, in these parts there are half a dozen City Sports locations to clothe and [...] read more»
2006 Best Sporting Goods

City Sports

Shelves and shelves of everything from Wiffle balls to free weights to tennis racquets to jogging gear to golf tees fill the seven locations of [...] read more»
2005 Best Sporting Goods

City Sports

This locally based chain has the latest athletic apparel, from Adidas to Puma to Under Armour, and equipment for just about any sporty endeavor, including [...] read more»
2004 Best Sporting Goods

City Sports

Some sporting goods stores sell bicycles, basketball standards, and enough firearms to straighten out any quagmire. By contrast, City Sports covers fewer square feet than [...] read more»
2003 Best Sporting Goods


Thunder calls itself the Sports Source. We call that truth in advertising. Trust us: This fast-growing suburban chain, which has now opened an outpost in [...] read more»
2002 Best Sporting Goods

Brine’s Sporting Goods

Brine's offers not only a varied selection, focusing on lacrosse, hockey, soccer, and baseball, but also service to match. Every month, the nation's oldest family-run [...] read more»
2001 Best Sporting Goods

City Sports

We're all for supporting the little guys, but we have yet to find a neighborhood shop that can offer even half of City Sports' selection. [...] read more»
2000 Best Sporting Goods

City Sports

Whether you just want to buy a Wiffle ball set on your way to the park or a top-notch pair of dumbbells, City Sports carries [...] read more»
1998 Best Sporting Goods

Thunder, the Sports Source

A favorite with area high school and college athletes, Thunder's modest Wellesley storefront camouflages an endless assortment of sporting goods in a huge space. Thunder [...] read more»
1997 Best Sporting Goods

Hilton’s Tent City

If you take a trip to this netherworld between the Big Dig and North Station, you'll be in for a pleasant surprise. It's kind of [...] read more»
1993 Best Sporting Goods

Medford Square Sporting Goods

Tony Lucci's store has the cluttered look of an old warehouse, but for more than 40 years he has had the goods when it comes [...] read more»
1985 Best Sporting Goods

Nevada Bob’s Discount Golf

Especially good for golf and tennis gear. read more»
1982 Best Sporting Goods


A colorful, fun selection of headbands, sweatbands, visors, and duffel bags. Lots of color. Even in the socks. read more»
1974 Best Sporting Goods


Brine's in Cambridge and Boston is tops for skiing, tennis, squash, as well as most other high participation sports. Eastern Mountain Sports is favored for [...] read more»