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STAT: The Readout Loud
ben volin | sunday football notes
Start to NFL season has been a nightmare for league
The deluge of negative publicity is reflecting poorly on everyone — the sport, the teams, and the players.
Christopher L. Gasper
With Antonio Brown gone, Patriots fans can now enjoy football guilt-free
The receiver’s departure takes away the pall of controversy and ethical compromise he cast over Foxborough.
chad finn | sports media
Most of the media found Antonio Brown story a nuisance
The phrase “good riddance” is appropriate for times like these.
Patriots release Antonio Brown
Shaughnessy: Patriots get no points for releasing Brown
Some context for Mookie Betts’s thoughts on legacy, contracts
Betts’s long-term future is strictly a business decision. He believes in the notion of establishing a value for himself and sticking to it.
peter abraham | sunday baseball notes
Baseball will miss Giants manager Bruce Bochy
Bochy has managed for 25 consecutive seasons, the longest tenure in the game.
kevin paul dupont | sunday hockey notes
Zdeno Chara has had the best view of changes in the game
The Bruins 42-year-old captain know today’s game is all about playing the puck. Dishing out hits is secondary.
gary washburn | sunday basketball notes
Ex-BC star Ky Bowman is on a mission with the Warriors
After going undrafted, Bowman signed a two-way contract with Golden State. He’s out to prove overlooking him on draft night was a big mistake.
Patriots’ defense was built back to front
Pro Football Focus concluded defenses that had better coverage were more effective against the pass overall than those with better pass rush.
Jakob Johnson promoted to Patriots’ 53-man roster
Johnson, who was born in Stuttgart, Germany, will replace James Develin, who has been ruled out because of a neck injury.
Bruins’ Charlie Coyle making a strong impression
The Weymouth, Mass., native in slotted in as Boston’s third-line center.
Red Sox notebook
Nathan Eovaldi looking to regroup, come back strong in 2020
The veteran righthander had a disappointing season a year after helping the Red Sox win a World Series in 2018.
Peter Abraham | On baseball
Rick Porcello shouldn’t be defined by down season
Since 2015, Porcello’s 958 innings are fourth in majors. Only Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, and Zack Greinke have more
chad finn | unconventional preview
Will the Jets score the first touchdown against the Patriots this season?
The Jets have the same record as the Dolphins (0-2), but there’s some semblance of competence here.
What Antonio Brown said on social media following his release by the Patriots
The wide receiver thanked the Patriots for the opportunity to be a part of the organization.
Antonio Brown timeline
Antonio Brown’s wild week-and-a-half with the Patriots
Brown’s off-the-field issues during his brief stay with the team dominated the headlines.
Long-suffering Padres fire Andy Green
The Padres, who had lost 8 of 9, became the first team to change managers this season.
Browns could be missing six defensive starters for showdown with Rams
All four starters in the secondary are in danger of missing the game against Los Angeles.
red sox notebook
Tony La Russa will take on a new role
The Red Sox expect him to focus on staff development.
Harvard football is looking young and thinking big
The Crimson graduated 30 seniors but fully expect to make a run at the Ivy League title.
BC lands nice consolation prize in Demarr Langford Jr.
Langford committed to BC after his Brewster Academy teammate Terrence Clarke spurned the Eagles in favor of Kentucky.
Rays 5, Red Sox 4 (11 inn.)
Nate Lowe’s homer in 11th sends Rays past Red Sox
Mitch Moreland had hit his third homer in two games in the top of the 11th to put the Sox ahead.
Box score: Rays 5, Red Sox 4 (11 inn.)
On Baseball | Peter Abraham
What stops World Series champions from repeating? Alex Cora tries to explain
Outside of the Phillies in 2009 and the Yankees in 2001, no team has returned to the World Series a year after winning it.
Revolution 0, Real Salt Lake 0
Revolution battle to a scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake
Despite outcome Saturday night at Gillette Stadium, Revolution remain in hunt for last MLS Eastern Conference playoff spot.
Box score: Revolution 0, Real Salt Lake 0
Boston college 30, rutgers 16
AJ Dillon, Boston College hit the ground running in win over Rutgers
The Eagles’ junior running back racked up 150 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries against the Scarlet Knights.
Box score: BC 30, Rutgers 16
BC-Rutgers football rivalry has lost its luster in the post-Big East era
The Eagles were victorious Saturday in the first meeting between the two teams since 2004.
Saturday's football roundup
Matt Crowley leads the way for St. John’s Prep in dominant win vs. Central Catholic
Crowley set the tone for the No. 2 Eagles (3-0) in a 28-14 victory over No. 3 Central Catholic not only with his arm but also his sneaky good running game.
High school football scoreboard
CM gives coach John DiBiaso his milestone 316th win
New Jersey is a sweet spot for Anthony Brown and BC football
The quarterback, a native of the Garden State, couldn’t have asked for a better homecoming.
kevin paul dupont | on hockey
Speedy Connor Clifton looks for room with Bruins
The young defenseman wants to continue the strong play he showed in last season’s playoffs.
Triston Casas feels more at home at the plate and with the Red Sox
Casas is “a lot more comfortable with the organization and everything’’ after making the difficult transition from high school to the minor leagues.
Alex Speier | Minor Details
Where did Dave Dombrowski leave the Red Sox farm system?
He also dealt 31 prospects for big leaguers during his five-year tenure.
Cardinals 9, Cubs 8
Craig Kimbrel implodes again as Cubs fall to Cardinals
The struggling closer gave up back-to-back homers to lead off the ninth, costing Chicago a much-needed win.
Coastal Carolina 62, UMass 28
Coastal Carolina rolls over UMass for third straight win
The Chanticleers posted the most points since putting up 70 against Charleston Southern in 2010 to keep the hapless Minutemen winless.
San Diego 31, Harvard 23
Harvard comes up short against San Diego in football opener
Harvard trailed, 31-7, midway through the third quarter, but rallied to close the gap.
Patriots’ best fantasy asset may not be a player
Through two weeks, the New England defense is outperforming some running backs and quarterbacks in points.
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Red Sox make first moves following Dave Dombrowski firing, parting ways with two front office members
The team fired Frank Wren and informed Eddie Bane that his contract won’t be renewed.
Josh Gordon calls Patriots ‘a family environment’
Gordon said support from the Patriots and his teammates made him feel at home.
Rahm, Willett share third-round lead at BMW PGA Championship
Rahm endured a wild end to his round to fall back into a tie at the flagship European Tour event.
Bruins’ Karson Kuhlman will open season as second-line right wing
Coach Bruce Cassidy is confident the 23-year-old rookie can play with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk.
Dispute over length of quarters leads to high school football game’s cancellation
South Shore Vocational Technical School decided not to play Friday’s scheduled game against West Bridgewater.
Girls' Volleyball Notebook
What goes into making a good outside hitter?
Technique varies, but in the end, it’s all about timing, execution, and explosiveness.
Players of the Week
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PREP SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW
Trey Brown finds a home at Phillips Andover
Although his football career was derailed by injuries, Brown, 26, still cherished Andover for fueling lifelong bonds and a love for the game.
Prep school football team-by-team previews
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Why Semi Ojeleye is preparing for what could be a big 2019-20 with the Celtics
After some significant departures, the reserve forward could see more playing time.
frank dell'apa | soccer notebook
Revolution playing with urgency as they close in on playoff spot
They’re in position with four to play, so they’re treating every game as if it’s a final.
This has a chance to be one of the Patriots’ best teams yet
The bar has been set high, but the depth of talent on offense and defense could make this a very special season.
QB Josh Rosen to start for Dolphins against Cowboys
Rosen will replace Ryan Fitzpatrick to try to jump-start winless Miami.
Gardner Minshew, defense lead Jaguars over Titans
Best of Globe Sports
‘I would wake up . . . feeling like I’m going to die’: David Ortiz speaks after shooting
In his first comments to an English-language publication since the June 9 shooting, Ortiz recounts the shooting that left him near death, his harrowing ride to a clinic, and weeks of arduous recovery punctuated by life-threatening setbacks.
This Fenway series was a grand time for the Yastrzemskis
With emotions and nostalgia overflowing, Mike hit it out of the park and Yaz soaked it all in (even from home).
The inside story of how Dave Dombrowski’s firing took place
The former Red Sox president of baseball operations participated in a pregame ceremony, but shortly after was told he was out.
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