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Conroy: Time is right for Bruins to make big trade to bolster big season


TORONTO — The Bruins players are enjoying three days of rest and relaxation here before gearing up from their brutal stretch run. Meanwhile, general manager Don Sweeney is presumably working feverishly to land at least one of the several…

Red Sox rout Northeastern 15-2 in spring training opener


FORT MYERS -- Granted, wins and losses don’t matter at this point, but if the Red Sox are going to play a game, they might as well win it. And they certainly did that this afternoon.

Bruins trade Frank Vatrano to Florida for draft pick


TORONTO—Bruins' GM Don Sweeney continued his wheeling and dealing today by moving Frank Vatrano to the Florida Panthers for a 2018 third round draft pick, recouping a pick from the third round that they used in the deal that brought Nick…

ESPN adds Kirk Herbstreit to NFL draft coverage, replacing Jon Gruden


Kirk Herbstreit will take Jon Gruden's place on ESPN's coverage of the NFL draft.

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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to join Yankees' camp Monday


TAMPA, Fla. — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is set to join the New York Yankees' spring training camp on Monday.

Vonn scatters grandfather's ashes near downhill course


JEONGSEON, South Korea — Lindsey Vonn came to South Korea with the goal of taking home an Olympic medal and leaving something even more special behind.


Kings take shot at bringing NBA All-Star game to Sacramento


The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California's capital for the first time.

The Latest: Trump congratulates US women's hockey on gold


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):; 1:45 a.m. President Donald Trump has congratulated the U.S. women's hockey team on winning Olympic gold.

Goldmedaille rush: Germany rolling along in Pyeongchang


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — So much for that stoic, businesslike reputation that seems to follow German athletes. At the Pyeongchang Olympics, they're letting the emotions fly.


Lyon's crumbling defense is harming its bid for top-3 finish


PARIS — While Samuel Umtiti is emerging as a rock in the center of Barcelona's defense, his former club Lyon is crumbling at the back.


Red Sox notebook: No. 28 jersey ready for J.D. Martinez


FORT MYERS — J.D. Martinez arrived at JetBlue Park early yesterday morning to take his physical, which he has yet to clear.


Marcus Smart puts team first in return to Celtics from self-inflicted injury


WALTHAM — The most frightening part for Marcus Smart was the injury he didn’t suffer.

Carson Smith could be just the weapon to give Red Sox edge on Yankees

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FORT MYERS — The Red Sox and New York Yankees are at it again. . . . nicely.

Red Sox are back: What to watch for in preseason opener


FORT MYERS — It’s not exactly Game 1 of the World Series. It’s not even Game 1 of the regular season. But the Red Sox will play a baseball game today.

Two years after paralysis, Anthony Hodges back on court for Salem State

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SALEM — Anthony Hodges knew the moment was coming. He just didn’t know when.

Conroy: Plucky Bruins are continuing their strong run on trip


TORONTO — The Bruins are in the midst of a special season. How special will be determined, of course, by how far they go in the playoffs. A one-and-done in the postseason has a way of overshadowing seven months of good work that preceded…

Buckley: Mike Lowell is J.D. Martinez’s example of how well it can go in Boston

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FORT MYERS — The interview room at JetBlue Park was packed with media folks yesterday afternoon — writers taking notes, photographers taking pictures, TV folks lining up for one-on-ones.


Red Sox pregame notes: Still waiting for J.D. Martinez


FORT MYERS – There will be baseball today, but the Red Sox are still a long way from being fully operational.

Wednesday, Feb 21

Which game is best? Ranking the Patriots 2018 schedule


It's been just a few weeks since the Super Bowl, but it's not too early to look ahead to next season.

David Price expects good things from J.D. Martinez


FORT MYERS -- David Price said Wednesday morning that the rivalry between the Red Sox and Yankees is back on.

Bulpett: Kyrie Irving’s leadership style is a good fit for these Celtics


The preface is not uncommon, and whenever it reaches the air at the start of a question, Kyrie Irving is certain to provide a swift correction.

Hanley Ramirez expects to hit and play and, most importantly, win

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FORT MYERS — Hanley Ramirez wasn’t going to pout his way into a corner in the Red Sox locker room just because the club signed a more potent hitter to take his spot as the full-time designated hitter.

Tuesday, Feb 20

Bruins bounce back with overtime win against Flames

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CALGARY, Alberta — The Bruins could not have asked for a better rebound game than they produced yesterday at the Saddledome.

Buckley: The Red Sox getting J.D. Martinez is a deal that matters

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FORT MYERS — This might come as crushing news to the gang at his beloved Dunkin’ Donuts in Brookline, but Dave Dombrowski returned the Red Sox to contending status in the American League East.

Red Sox notebook: New rules limit teams to six mound visits per game


FORT MYERS — The much-anticipated rule changes for the 2018 season were released yesterday, and while they aren’t as drastic as some thought — there is no pitch clock, to the relief of many — there are questions as to how they will be…

Buckley: David Price is the wrong person to teach J.D. Martinez about Boston

FORT MYERS — David Price went on a public relations mission last week, telling a gang of media types he doesn’t regret signing with the Red Sox, that he wishes he had done some things differently last year, that he has no plans to opt out…

Monday, Feb 19

Buckley: I'm not as convinced as John Henry that Red Sox addressed their problems


FORT MYERS — I’m the guy Red Sox principal owner John Henry pulled aside Monday when he said, “What is your guys’ problem?”

John Henry: Red Sox 'made significant changes' to address last year's problems

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FORT MYERS -- In the mind of John Henry, the Red Sox have already made their splash this offseason.

Buckley: Now Red Sox should turn attention to J.D. Martinez

FORT MYERS — For those of you who long for the Red Sox to make a big splash and send a powerful message to the New York Yankees that they mean business in what is expected to be a rough-and-tumble fight for American League East supremacy,…

Red Sox reach deal to add elusive free agent J.D. Martinez

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FORT MYERS -- The Red Sox appear to have finally replaced the offensive void left by David Ortiz.

Sunday, Feb 18

In AFC, these 5 are making plans to take on Patriots

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So much has happened since the Patriots proved they are still the best team in the AFC.

The star of Celtics guard Kyrie Irving shined by his father Drederick


LOS ANGELES — The move can be so convoluted with its never-before-tried mix of crossovers and hesitations, you might think that sometimes Kyrie Irving forgets how it came together.

Buckley: Dustin Pedroia needs to set the example as Red Sox leader

FORT MYERS — Dustin Pedroia was a big part of the clubhouse mess that was the 2017 Red Sox. As a veteran player with two World Series rings and a Most Valuable Player award, he should have done something, anything, to make things right.

Bulpett: All-Stars expect Celtics to rebound from their recent struggles


LOS ANGELES — Three weeks ago, the Celtics and Golden State engaged in a high-quality intense affair that belied its regular season status. The latter won, 109-105, but there was a growing feeling in that building and around the league…

Saturday, Feb 17

Dustin Pedroia shares philosophy on leadership and hopes for 2018 Red Sox

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FORT MYERS -- Dustin Pedroia took some time this offseason to reflect.

Bulpett: Celtics rising star Jaylen Brown has a thing or two to say

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LOS ANGELES — By definition of the game for first- and second-year players, last night was the last time Jaylen Brown can be a “Rising” Star in the NBA’s All-Star weekend.

Bulpett: Celtics rising star Jaylen Brown has a thing or two to say about all things

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LOS ANGELES — By definition of the game for first- and second-year players, last night was the last time Jaylen Brown can be a “Rising” Star in the NBA’s All-Star weekend.

Conroy: Steve Harris missed by his family and Boston hockey community

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The Herald has lost one of its most reliable and respected sports voices.