Chris Sale, Red Sox can’t overcome poor defense in loss to Astros

The Boston ace dropped to 1-6 despite allowing only two earned runs in six innings as he got outdueled by former Red Sox pitcher Wade Miley . 10:59 p.m.
Box score: Astros 4, Red Sox 3
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A closer look at the Blues’ remarkable turnaround this season

On Jan. 1, they were at the bottom of the NHL standings. Now they’re playing for the Stanley Cup. How did that happen?

Bobby Orr reflects on two Bruins-Blues series, 49 years apart

“Well, it doesn’t seem like yesterday,” says the Hall of Famer, “but it doesn’t seem that long ago.”
Fans warned to watch for phony Final tickets
Bruins notebook

Cam Neely believes depth is crucial for Bruins to succeed now

In his third Final as team president, Neely applies lessons from his playing days to the front office.

For what it’s worth, Patriots rookie N’Keal Harry looks sharp in OTAs

The first-round pick flashed his receiving skills, though he wasn’t up against high-pressure defense.

Five questions about Bruins-Blues, answered by our hockey writers

Concerns about Boston’s long break? Edge between Tuukka Rask and Jordan Binnington? Key on-ice matchup to watch? Who is St. Louis’s agitator? Unsung heroes to watch?
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NCAA Division 1 women’s lacrosse semifinals
Sam Apuzzo’s goal in second overtime lifts BC
The Eagles edged North Carolina to earn a trip to the NCAA Division 1 title game for the third straight year. 2 hours ago

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John Havlicek tribute celebrates a champion of sport and of life
At Trinity Church, Celtics legends and family friends gathered to say farewell to the great Hondo.

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When E’s add up, it spells doom for Red Sox
The Red Sox would have been charged with four errors in Friday’s loss at Houston if not for a scoring change. an hour ago

Red Sox notebook

Sox give red-hot Rafael Devers well-deserved break

The third baseman, who is hitting .358 in his last 25 games, got a day off in the opener against the Astros. an hour ago

For all of its accomplishments, Manchester City ends season in disappointment

The Citizens went 21-1-1 in all competitions from February on, but fell short in the Champions quarterfinals.
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Defense has bolstered Revolution

New England has held opponents to one goal over the last 180 minutes.
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Four reasons why Tuukka Rask has been so brilliant these playoffs

To get a more complete picture of what makes Tuukka tick, we leaned on four analysts with deep knowledge of Rask’s game.
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NBC’s Kathryn Tappen still considers Boston home

Tappen will be back in town for the network’s coverage of the Stanley Cup Final.
Peter Abraham|On Baseball

Spot starter Ryan Weber gave Red Sox exactly what they needed

Weber’s performance should resonate for several days. The Sox had used their bullpen for 26.1 innings in the previous five games.

Aron Baynes on Celtics: ‘I don’t think we built the right habits throughout the season’

That was evident throughout the year, but it is a bit louder when one of the core players openly states it.
Kyrie Irving named second-team All-NBA for the first time

Rafael Devers stays hot as Red Sox rout Blue Jays again

Devers had two more hits in the series finale, and Ryan Weber worked six innings for the win.
Box score: Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 2Red Sox move start time of next Wednesday's game because of Bruins conflict
Raptors 105, Bucks 99

Raptors one win away from NBA Finals

Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points and Toronto beat Milwaukee to take a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Kevin Durant won't return for Game 1 of NBA Finals
Bruins notebook

Could Jake DeBrusk be the Bruins’ secret weapon in the Stanley Cup Final?

DeBrusk’s speed and net-driving ability could be a factor against St. Louis, which has a large, heavy defense.

High schools


Belmont Hill breaks through for ISL baseball title

The Sextants, league runners-up four years in a row, won their finale at BB&N behind Patrick Walsh’s complete game to secure another championship. 10:56 p.m.

Adoni Jimenez, Greater Lawrence rise in tandem

The Reggies won their first Commonwealth Athletic Conference title this season, their fourth as a varsity program.
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North Andover’s Sebastian Keane is state’s Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year

The Greater Boston League made it official: It will relaunch as a five-school league in the fall of 2019.
Keane among major leagues' top prospects
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Acton-Boxborough softball hitting on all cylinders

Six of the nine hitters in the starting lineup are batting .400 or above for Acton-Boxborough (13-1).
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Remembering the great John Havlicek

Havlicek was a genuine superstar basketball player and an exemplary human being.

The sound of John Havlicek’s steal still reverberates

There was a purity to Johnny Most’s play-by-play call, said current Celtics radio voice Sean Grande.