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Bogaerts, Betts lead Sox rally

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Just when it looked like Xander Bogaerts wasn’t going to be able to contribute much down the stretch, the 24-year old finally loosened up.

Big deal affects Pastrnak, Bruins

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The stunning eight-year contract Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli lavished yesterday on 21-year-old center Leon Draisaitl — paying $8.5 million dollars per season — hardly was overlooked by Bruins restricted free agent…

Silverman: In field or on bases, Jackie Bradley Jr. makes big distances seem small

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The position farthest from home plate is center field.

Red Sox honor 1967 “Dream” team

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A routine pop fly to the left side of the infield made the “Impossible Dream” a reality.

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Piatti scores twice, Impact beat Fire 3-0

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MONTREAL — Ignacio Piatti scored twice and the Montreal Impact beat the Chicago Fire 3-0 on Wednesday for their first three-game winning streak of the Major league Soccer season.

Patriots notebook: Stephon Gilmore responds to Tuesday ‘break’

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Stephon Gilmore was dominant in his return to practice yesterday at the Greenbrier.

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Red Sox notebook: David Price rehab put on brief hold

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David Price’s second attempt to recover from an elbow strain he suffered in spring training has been put on pause.

Patriots offense tested but satisfied after time with Texans

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Moments after Tom Brady closed his workday with a touchdown pass to James White, the 40-year-old Patriots quarterback took off his helmet, strolled toward the sideline, looked to his right and smiled.

Guregian: Tom Brady sees an old friend across the sideline now in Mike Vrabel

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Long after the final joint practice session between the Patriots and Texans wrapped up at the Greenbrier Resort yesterday, two old friends got together for a little chat before leaving the field.

Tom Brady offers pointers to Deshaun Watson

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson had a chance to pick Tom Brady’s brain a bit following yesterday’s workout. He definitely took notes watching No. 12 operate the past two days and work his magic…

One step backward for Eduardo Rodriguez

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Just when it looked like Xander Bogaerts wasn’t going to be able to contribute much down the stretch, the 24-year old finally loosened up.

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Melrose announces its latest Hall of Fame class

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Nine Melrose High School athletes, one coach and one team represent the inductees of Melrose High to be honored at the 16th Melrose Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is 'persecution'

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MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo has bitterly criticized his five-game suspension for pushing a referee who had sent him off, describing the ban as "persecution."

Blake Swihart catching again, on path to rejoin Red Sox in September

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And while the Red Sox haven’t made it easy for him, roping him from position to position and ultimately sending him to spring training with almost no chance to make the roster as the only catcher with options, it sounds as if Swihart will…

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Qualifier Barty knocks out Venus Williams in Cincinnati

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MASON, Ohio — Venus Williams' resurgent summer hit a bump Wednesday when he was knocked out of the Western & Southern Open by a qualifier in the second round.

Everton signs Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea

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LIVERPOOL, England — Everton has signed Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea for a club-record fee, further strengthening the team's attacking options to compensate for the departure of striker Romelu Lukaku.

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Patriots camp observations: Texans challenge Patriots again as Gilmore returns

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – The Patriots and Texans concluded their pair of joint practices today at the Greenbrier. This also marked the final practice of training camp that will be fully open to the media. Here are the Herald’s…

Derek Rivers leaves Patriots practice with injury, but team hopeful it's not severe

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Patriots defensive lineman Derek Rivers departed midway through today's joint practice with the Texans practice with a left leg injury.

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UNC academic case finally reaches NCAA infractions hearing

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More than two years after first being charged with five top-level violations, North Carolina finally appeared Wednesday before an NCAA infractions committee panel amid its long-running academic scandal.

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Marcus Cannon shows J.J. Watt just how good a camp he's having

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. — Three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt found himself in familiar territory yesterday, as he was again firmly held captive by Patriots right tackle Marcus Cannon.

Wednesday, Aug 16

Buckley: Why do Bruins struggle handling talented young players?

The Bruins are starting to look like the University of Kentucky basketball program: Talented young players come and go in the blink of an eye, honing their skills and then moving on to bigger and better things.

Tom Brady no fan of the hype surround this year’s Patriots team

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Tom Brady has been on five Super Bowl-winning teams and another that nearly went undefeated, but he’s not interested in comparing any of them to the current Patriots, no matter how much hype they get.

Jennings: Man oh man, Rafael Devers calmly adds triple play to big league start

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The calm is not the first thing you notice about Rafael Devers. It’s the smile that stands out.

Red Sox ride momentum of big inning past Cardinals

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There was no way to finger-point, ignore the obvious and create the illusion of a two-sided situation at Fenway Park last night, when the Red Sox played a picture-perfect game in front of a sellout crowd on the first day of the Jimmy Fund…

Tuesday, Aug 15

Patriots camp observations: Stephon Gilmore sits, Marcus Cannon stymies J.J. Watt

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – The Patriots and Texans conducted their first of two joint practices today at the Greenbrier. It was in full pads. Here are the Herald’s observations.

Tom Brady: 'Unfair' to compare Patriots to 'magical' years gone by

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Tom Brady has been on five Super Bowl-winning teams and another that nearly went undefeated, but he's not interested in comparing any of them to the team he's currently on, no matter what kind of hype it's receiving.

Rex Burkhead showing he could have nice role in Patriots offense

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FOXBORO — Most of the Patriots had left the practice field by late morning yesterday with the team scheduled for joint practices with the Texans in West Virginia this week.

Rafael Devers’ HRs not lost in ‘L’

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There’s a good chance the Red Sox’ 7-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians last night at Fenway Park will be a forgotten one.

Monday, Aug 14

Pablo Sandoval: 'Every day I spent in Boston, my heart was still back in San Francisco'

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When Pablo Sandoval was in Boston, he said all the right things about trying to earn back the respect of Red Sox fans after disappointing through the first two years of his five-year, $95-million contract.

Chris Sale leaves everybody speechless

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NEW YORK — Given all the action and drama that took place after Chris Sale left last night’s game, the performance of the Red Sox ace easily could be overlooked.

Red Sox rally past Yankees for wild win in 10 innings

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NEW YORK — If this weekend was a preview of the division race to come, the New York Yankees are ready for a dogfight, but the clear advantage belongs to the Red Sox.

Tuukka Rask confident Bruins will reach deal with David Pastrnak

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MIDDLETON — It was a day for a midsummer hockey fix at Shawn Thornton’s annual charity golf tournament yesterday, and the inability of the Bruins to reach a deal thus far with restricted free agent winger David Pastrnak was a hot topic.

Sunday, Aug 13

In mild slump, Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers gets another day off

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It's rookie Rafael Devers' turn to take a day off.

Keyed by Andrew Benintendi’s two homers, Red Sox find clutch hitting vs. Yankees

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NEW YORK — In the back-and-forth fight for the American League East, it’s worth noting this fact: No team has beaten the Red Sox more often this season than the New York Yankees.

Mastrodonato: Dave Dombrowski finally finding recipe for bullpen success

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If you think Dave Dombrowski is too old-fashioned, stubborn and stuck in his ways to learn from his mistakes, take a peek at the best bullpen in Major League Baseball.

Justin Thomas rallies to win the PGA Championship

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Justin Thomas remembers hearing the roar before he ever saw the shot.

Saturday, Aug 12

Dustin Pedroia back on disabled list with lingering knee issues

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Based on the past 48 hours, today's Red Sox news came with little surprise.

Silverman: Red Sox newcomers let victory in New York slip-slide away

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NEW YORK — Welcome to the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, Addison Reed.

Two-minute drill: Patriots tight end Jacob Hollister off to great start in quest for roster spot

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Tight end Jacob Hollister’s rapid summer improvement cannot be overstated, and his performance Thursday against the Jaguars was indicative of the rookie’s campaign to make the 53-man roster.

Bullpen squanders lead in eighth, Red Sox suffer bad loss to Yankees

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NEW YORK — The Red Sox bullpen had been the best in baseball this season, and as good as it possibly could be this week.