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The Red Sox have shut down pitcher Tanner Houck.

Red Sox shut down pitcher Tanner Houck due to sore flexor muscle

Houck was pitching for Triple A Worcester at the time of the decision. He appeared in three games for the Red Sox this season, and manager Alex Cora was hopeful Houck will return to the team's 40-man roster soon. 2 hours ago

Bob Baffert held the winner's trophy after his horse, Medina Spirit, won the Kentucky Derby.

Churchill Downs suspends Bob Baffert after Medina Spirit fails drug test

The track suggested that it would invalidate Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby victory if the results of a failed postrace drug test are upheld.

RED SOX AT ORIOLES | 1:05 P.M. (NESN)
Nick Pivetta will be on the mound for Sunday's game against the Orioles.

Game 35: Red Sox at Orioles lineups and notes

Nick Pivetta is vying for his fifth win of the season in the series finale from Camden Yards.

Peter Abraham | On Baseball
The Red Sox's patience at the plate with Bobby Dalbec has been justified this season because the pitching has been so dominant across the board.

Batters be aware, the year of the pitcher is upon us

This season’s on-base percentage of .310 is the lowest since 1968, the year of the pitcher. The rash of no-hitters and plunging statistics aren’t a fluke. This is how the game is being played.

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Washington head coach Scott Brooks and Russell Westbrook chat after Westbrook's 181st career triple-double brought the Wizards a needed victory and Westbrook even with Oscar Robertson's longstanding record.

Russell Westbrook pulls even with legendary Oscar Robertson on 181 triple-doubles

Nearly 50 years after Robertson's final game, Westbrook's 19th triple-double in his last 24 games finally pulled someone even with the Big O.

Red Sox 11, Orioles 6
Xander Bogaerts (left) celebrates with Red Sox teammate J.D. Martinez (right) after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning of an 11-6 win over the host Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.

Xander Bogaerts continues to show why he’s among the game’s best shortstops in Red Sox’ rout of the Orioles

He belted a two-run homer in the sixth and then made a diving back-handed stab for an inning-ending double play that rescued starter Garrett Richards (2-2, 4.54 ERA) in 11-6 win over Baltimore.

Hingham's Connor Hartman (8) attempts to maneuver around Lincoln-Sudbury's Andrew Toland (23) in Saturday's nonleague matchup in Sudbury.

For openers, No. 1 Lincoln-Sudbury boys’ lacrosse denies No. 2 Hingham again

Playing their first game in 687 days since the 2019 Division 1 state final against Hingham, L-S prevailed with three fourth-quarter goals.

With an A for effort, Apponequet football dominates South Coast Blue Division championship game

"This is the best team . . . I mean this is the best team because they are selfless. They buy in. They do everything we ask them to do." Zane Fyfe, Apponequet football coach