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Borges retires from Globe

Ron Borges, an award-winning journalist with the Boston Globe for 24 years, is leaving the paper to pursue new projects in sports journalism, he announced today.

''I've enjoyed using the forum the Globe has provided me over two decades, but I am excited to step back from the demands of daily sportswriting to try my hand at longer-range projects and other forums,'' said Borges, who is writing a book about the NFL and will continue his work as a radio and television commentator.

Said Globe sports editor Joe Sullivan, ''Ron has made a major contribution to the sports pages of the Globe. His independent voice will be missed.''

Borges covered the NFL and boxing most recently for the Globe.