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7 hours agoBox score: Red Sox 5, Rays 0
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4 hours agoBox score: Celtics 149, Nets 115
4 hours agoLightning 3, Bruins 2 -- Lightning knock Bruins out of contention for top seed -- Winner of the Presidents' Trophy, the Bruins will be the first team in NHL history not to start the playoffs as the No. 1 seed.
8 hours agoBox score: Lightning 3, Bruins 2
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1 day agoNHL NOTEBOOK -- Brian Boyle helps Panthers avert sweep vs. Islanders -- Boyle and Mike Hoffman scored 2:47 apart in a 3-2 win over the Islanders.
11 hours agoRED SOX NOTEBOOK -- Red Sox demote two pitchers after baseball announces 28-man rosters for rest of season -- The league and players had previously agreed to eventually lower roster size to 26; Chris Mazza and Matt Hall get optioned.
5 hours agoMLB Notebook -- Terry Francona undergoing tests, misses third straight game -- The former Red Sox manager has been dealing with a gastrointestinal issue since spring training opened earlier this year.
10 hours agoRed Sox keep it subdued, smart on their off day in Florida
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11 hours agoBen Volin | On football -- Patriots add undrafted wide receiver Isaiah Zuber -- The 6-foot, 190-pounder was signed as a free agent by New England just after the conclusion of the draft, but was recently released.
11 hours agoNFL Notebook -- NFLPA's new president wants daily COVID-19 testing -- The NFL will test daily for the first two weeks of camp and revert to every other day so long as teams keep their positive rates low.
11 hours agoCOLLEGES -- With players and administration in agreement, UConn is first FBS school to cancel its football season -- The Huskies were set to compete as an independent after leaving the American Athletic Conference for the Big East in July.
12 hours agoSPORTS LOG -- UMass football kicks off camp with optimism of playing -- AD Ryan Bamford and head coach Walt Bell said that there is mutual interest from opponents to play the schedule despite ongoing challenges of the pandemic.
6 hours agoBen Volin | On football -- For NFL's star players with much to lose, opting out has to be tempting -- The league and the NFLPA have agreed on new pandemic rules, but there may be an unintended consequence.
1 day agoPatriots receiver Mohamed Sanu removed from PUP list, report says
1 day agoGary Washburn | On Basketball -- Loss to Heat underscores that Celtics are more of a question mark now than last week -- It's about time this Celtics team takes these seeding games seriously, because they are not experienced, savvy, or cohesive enough to "flip the switch" in the playoffs.
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1 day agoNBA Notebook -- NBA bubble free of coronavirus; 76ers' Ben Simmons injured -- Of the 343 players tested since results were last announced July 29, none has been confirmed positive.
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4 hours agoBox score: Rays 5, Red Sox 1
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1 day agoPGA takeaways: Brooks Koepka didn't win at the FedEx-St. Jude, but he sure looked like a winner
1 day agoBox score: Heat 112, Celtics 106
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1 day agoHigh schools -- In memory of his grandfather, Belmont's Mac Annus nets ASFL boys' title -- The Roger Williams-bound sharpshooter outlasted Scituate's Jack Poirier for A Shot for Life Challenge win in Hanover.
20 hours agoSPORTS MEDIA -- ESPN to offer Statcast broadcast for Red Sox-Yankees Sunday night matchup -- For the first time, the network is offering the analytically focused broadcast on two Sunday night games, including Yankees-Red Sox Aug. 16
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6 hours agoAlex Speier | On baseball -- Is there hope for the Red Sox rotation beyond 2020? -- Just one-fifth of the championship-winning rotation from 2018 remains, with external solutions limited largely to lottery tickets and internal ones similarly lacking.
2 days agoTara Sullivan -- It's been a tough reentry into the games for our local teams -- Just two years ago, Boston was on top of the sports world (again), but the pandemic has turned that world upside-down.
2 days agoFOOTBALL -- Bankrupt XFL football league bought by group including 'The Rock' -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will buy the assets of the bankrupt professional football league XFL as part of a group bid with RedBird Capital Partners and Dany Garcia, according to a statement Monday.
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1 day agoBoston College -- Transfer quarterback Phil Jurkovec will be eligible immediately at BC -- The NCAA ruled Tuesday on the quarterback, who transferred from Notre Dame in January.
1 day agoJustin Thomas holds off Brooks Koepka to win FedEx-St. Jude Invitational, reclaims No. 1 ranking in golf
2 days agoRED SOX NOTEBOOK -- Xander Bogaerts puts his foot down, and sees his pull and power return -- After a 4-for-22 start, one of Boston's biggest hitters was easily the highlight of a forgettable weekend in the Bronx.
2 days agoSPORTS LOG -- WNBA players escalate protest of Sen. Kelly Loeffler, Atlanta Dream co-owner -- A number of players, including Diana Taurisi, flood social media wearing T-shirts endorsing Democratic opponent of anti-Black Lives Matter co-owner.
1 day agoNHL Roundup -- Sebastian Aho (2 goals), Hurricanes sweep Rangers in Cup qualifier -- Carolina lost all four regular-season meetings to New York, but KO'd Rangers behind goalie James Reimer (37 saves).
1 day agoAUTO RACING -- Indianapolis 500 will not allow fans in the stands after all -- Roger Penske, who bought the speedway in January, called the reversal "the toughest business decision I've ever made in my life."
1 day agoMLB Notebook -- Despite 18 new faces, one last delay, Marlins shut out Baltimore in on-field return -- If the Cardinals go another day without positive tests on Wednesday, they will return to St. Louis and prepare to resume play on Friday at home.
1 day agoYankees 9, red Sox 7 -- Red Sox can't stop Aaron Judge, Yankees in weekend sweep -- The New York slugger hit a pair of home runs, including a tiebreaking shot off reliever Matt Barnes to cap a three-run rally in the eighth inning
3 days agoBox score: Yankees 9, Red Sox 7
2 days agoMLB notebook -- More COVID-19 delays as Cardinals' series in Detroit, Field of Dreams game postponed -- The seven players and six staff members to test positive make St. Louis the second team to fall victim to a COVID-19 outbreak in just the season's first two weeks.
2 days agoNBA NOTEBOOK -- Giannis in no position to help Bucks stop Nets -- The Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 points while playing only the first half for Milwaukee, which has lost two of three games.
1 day agoPatriots' Devin McCourty unhappy NFL is moving up opt-out deadline -- The veteran safety said the league's move is almost certainly a reaction to the large amount of players who have already opted out.
10 hours agoMake no mistake, the Bruins need to clean up their play going forward -- They recognize there is a lot to be corrected before Wednesday's round-robin game vs. Tampa Bay
10 hours agoWhere is the Bobby Orr statue? -- The Bobby Orr statue outside TD Garden went missing over the weekend, prompting a few Twitter users to call attention to the bronze sculpture's whereabouts.
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6 days agoKevin Paul Dupont | Sunday hockey notes -- As NHL season restarts, opportunity comes early for Bruins' Jack Studnicka, Anders Bjork up front -- With age starting to creep into its top forward positions, there's a chance for one of Boston's younger pieces to establish a beachhead in the rotation.
1 day agoBen Volin | Sunday football notes -- NFL training camps are open, but the rules are far from settled. How come? -- Owners, players, and doctors have a lot to figure out on their own before Week 1.
1 day agoPeter Abraham | Sunday baseball notes -- In the season's opening days, a look at the most intriguing people in pandemic baseball -- The pandemic might keep the baseball season even shorter than anticipated, but plenty have made just the first week of games distinctive.
1 day agoGary Washburn | Sunday basketball notes -- Shabazz Napier and other NBAers with local ties want to work to strengthen Boston youth basketball -- With a growing group of Boston-area players in the NBA and the pandemic leaving many searching for a purpose, there's been a push to give back.
1 day agoChad Finn | Sports Media -- Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley need time to adjust their strategy calling Bruins games -- The NESN broadcasters said it was gratifying to be calling hockey games again, but acknowledged that acclimating to the new protocols is a work in progress.
4 days agoGary Washburn | On Basketball -- Jaylen Brown is relying on confidence over athleticism. It's working -- He scored 13 of the Celtics' final 27 points in helping to turn back the Trail Blazers.
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