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STAT: The Readout Loud
Red Sox 5, Padres 4
Brock Holt’s ninth-inning home run lifts Red Sox over Padres
Holt homered on a first-pitch fastball from Padres All-Star reliever Kirby Yates to give the Red Sox a series-clinching win.
Box Score: Red Sox 5, Padres 4
Ten years later, a look back on the Red Sox signing of Xander Bogaerts
Aug. 23, 2009, now represents a landmark moment for the organization.
ben volin | sunday football notes
Patriots facing difficult roster decisions this week
After Thursday’s final preseason games, teams will start axing dozens of players, reducing rosters from 90 to 53. The deadline is next Saturday at 4 p.m.
peter abraham | sunday baseball notes
Should rules be incorporated for defensive shifts? The debate rages on
Some say it’s up to the batter to make the adjustments. Others say defensive shifts are ruining the game.
gary washburn | sunday basketball notes
Why Doc Rivers is comfortable with target on Clippers’ backs
The stakes have been raised in LA with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George aboard. Rivers says he’s up to the task.
matt porter | sunday hockey notes
From the ECHL to Eastern Conference champs, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy has come a long way
His first coaching job came with the 1996-97 Jacksonville Lizard Kings, three weeks after retiring as a player.
Patriots rookie Hjalte Froholdt is a big star back home — in Denmark
When the offensive lineman arrived here, Danish sports media members followed to serve the interests of Danish football fans, a small but dedicated group.
Peter Abraham | ON BASEBALL
Brandon Workman became the closer one day, and hasn’t looked back
The Red Sox righthander just pitched when he was told, finishing 10 games in his first 15 appearances after the All-Star break and picking up four saves.
Bob Cousy chose his words very carefully at the White House
He called President Trump “extraordinary,” and leaves the interpretation up to the individual.
Bob Cousy receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
Photos: Bob Cousy honored at the White House
christopher l. gasper
Backing down just isn’t part of Eric Reid’s game
Panthers safety doesn’t shy away from delivering pointed messages with his pads or his words in the fight for social justice.
Colts QB Andrew Luck announces his retirement
The 2012 top overall draft pick had not played in the preseason due to injury.
Bob Hohler and Aimee Ortiz
Dominican official probing David Ortiz shooting is also on MLB payroll
Colonel Frank Felix Duran Mejia is one of three officials who has served as a vital link between Major League Baseball and the scandal-ridden government Dominican government.
How the Patriots are counting on second-year tackle Isaiah Wynn
The 2018 first-round pick missed all of his rookie season after tearing his Achilles’.
Patriots’ Lance Kendricks suspended one game for violating NFL’s drug policy
The eight-year veteran is among a group of tight ends vying for a roster spot with the defending Super Bowl champs.
Revolution 2, Fire 1
Gustavo Bou lifts Revolution over Fire
New England ended a three-game winless streak.
Box score: Revolution 2, Fire 1
All four Celtics make Team USA final roster for FIBA World Cup
All-Star point guard Kemba Walker will be joined by new Boston teammates Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart.
US men's basketball team loses to Australia. 98-94
Red Sox notebook
Mookie Betts’s cleats have special meaning during Players’ Weekend
The Red Sox star wore custom-made footwear paying tribute to his baby daughter on Friday and Saturday. He’ll pay tribute to David Ortiz on Sunday.
Code of Honor holds on to win duel down the stretch
With jockey John Velazquez aboard, the chestnut son of Noble Mission held off Tacitus by three lengths at Saratoga Race Course.
Lightning strike at PGA Tour’s Tour Championship injures at least 6
Lightning struck a pine tree right after play was suspended during Saturday’s third round.
At bustling summer getaway, Patriots’ Patrick Chung kept a low profile
Neighbors expressed disbelief at an indictment on a charge of cocaine possession. Chung is an infrequent visitor, they said, and he rarely draws attention when he does use the house.
Patriots safety Patrick Chung indicted on cocaine charge
The indictment stems from an incident June 25 in Meredith, N.H., where Chung owns a home.
Notable Patriots' run-ins with the law over the years
alex speier | minor details
After 15 months of rehab, Jay Groome gets back on the mound
The Red Sox prospect, coming off Tommy John surgery, was elated to work an inning in the GCL this week.
NFL Network is ready with two Patriots documentaries
The programs, which debut Sept. 4, will revisit last year’s championship campaign.
Novak Djokovic moves on to US Open
The Wimbledon champion saves his best effort for Grand Slam events.
Injury will likely sideline Patriots’ Brandon King for the season
King suffered a leg injury in the second quarter while Ben Watson is in concussion protocol after hit by Eric Reid.
Red Sox notebook
David Price will throw simulated game in Colorado Tuesday
Instead of pitching Sunday vs. the Padres, lefthander will sort out his left wrist issues.
Catching up with Roger Clemens
The Rocket has never been treated fairly by the Boston fan base, even though he is the winningest pitcher (tied with Cy Young) in Red Sox history.
J.D. Martinez doesn’t check his stats until the end of the season. On Friday, he made an exception
After the Red Sox’ 11-0 shutout win against the San Diego Padres, Martinez — who topped his personal RBI record — broke his own rule and snuck a peak.
Patriots’ Danny Shelton believes last season’s benching may have been a blessing
The defensive tackle finished off the season strong, with his tackle for a loss of Rams running back C.J. Anderson in the Super Bowl a highlight
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Fighters in main event at UFC’s Boston card have something to prove
Rising star Dominick Reyes, fighting in his first main event on Oct. 18 at TD Garden, takes on Chris Weidman, who has stepped up in weight class.
World No. 1 Jin Young Ko shares lead at CP Women’s Open
Nicole Broch Larsen is tied with Ko at 18-under par.
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Celtics first-round pick Grant Williams, a true student of life and basketball
Williams is a brilliant young man who just happens to be 6 feet 7 inches, 240 pounds, with a mean streak on the basketball floor.
Chase Winovich has inspiration (and a friend) in Larry Prout Jr.
Larry was born 18 years ago with spina bifida and an omphalocele, and he’s undergone 104 surgeries.
For Red Sox minor leaguer who lives in an RV, life is a wonderful road game
Portland Sea Dogs pitcher Adam Lau and his wife love camping, hiking, and reaching for the stars.
7-foot-6-inch Celtic Tacko Fall’s unlikely journey to the brink of the NBA
Boston has one open roster spot, and Fall is expected to compete for it at training camp.
Twenty years ago, Ted Williams made Fenway All-Star Game one for the ages
July 13, 1999, was a night the greatest assemblage of baseball talent ever gathered on one diamond.
Kevin Paul Dupont
Former Bruin Geoff Courtnall was saved, and now he wants to save others, too
A call from Cam Neely helped Courtnall get his life back. He and his siblings have built a mental health center to help bring others back from the brink.
High school soccer
Despite withering heat and humidity, local teams hit the pitch to prepare for a new season
St. John’s Prep, the reigning Div. 1 North boys’ champions, led the way on the first day of soccer practice.
Plan to allow overtime in high school hockey moves forward
A two-year pilot program to allow a 4-on-4, 5-minute OT period awaits approval from the MIAA’s sports medicine committee.
Football | Day 1
Coach George Peterson brings energy to first Chelmsford practice
The former Lexington coach hopes to improve on last year’s 3-8 finish.
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