Red Sox 6, Mariners 0

Brian Johnson completes his comeback with shutout

Boston, MA - 5/27/2017 - (1st inning) Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brian Johnson (61) pitching against the Seattle Mariners. The Boston Red Sox host the Seattle Mariners in the second of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 28Sox-Mariners, LOID: 8.3.2575145591.

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The lefthander, in his third career game, blanked the Mariners on five hits, 6-0

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

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With David Price returning Monday, there’s no room in the Red Sox rotation.

Red Sox notebook

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The center fielder was 1 for 3 with a home run and walk, and made three outstanding catches

NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Final: BC vs. Maryland | Sunday, 11 a.m. (ESPNU)

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The Eagles face unbeaten and top-ranked Maryland at Gillette Stadium.

NCAA MEN’S LACROSSE FINAL FOUR

Ohio State, Maryland men reach lacrosse title game

Ohio State's Tre Leclaire (14) scores against Towson goalkeeper Matt Hoy (28) during the first half of an NCAA college Division 1 lacrosse semifinal, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. Ohio State won 11-10 and will advance to the championship final. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Tre Leclaire had three goals in the Buckeyes’ 11-10 win over Towson.

GARY WASHBURN I ON BASKETBALL

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The Celtics need more scoring, and they need a player who can get easy points.

BEN VOLIN I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/108087cd9f0047a993ff3f3f0eb115d8-108087cd9f0047a993ff3f3f0eb115d8-0.jpg A closer look at Gronk’s contract and what the Patriots have been up to lately

May tends to be a slow time on the NFL calendar, but not in New England.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR NFLPA - NFL rookies pose for a group picture at the 2017 NFLPA Rookie Premiere on Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Jeff Lewis/AP Images for NFLPA)

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BEN VOLIN

NFLPA’s advice at the Rookie Premiere? Be like Gronk

The most important lesson: authenticity.

Former Oakland Athletics player Jose Canseco throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

Jose Canseco is back in baseball — as a TV analyst

He enjoys his TV gig, but the outspoken former slugger would like to become a coach or manager some day.

Nashville Predators players and coaches gather together at the end of a practice at their NHL hockey facility Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/

FLUTO SHINZAWA I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

Should NHL teams adopt the NBA’s practice of resting players?

Leaguewide parity would make this tough. But the length of the season demands that nontraditional personnel moves be considered. 

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith smiles while sitting on the bench during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/

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GARY WASHBURN | SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

The maturation of J.R. Smith

The Cavaliers’ veteran guard is into family and winning now, leaving his reckless ways behind.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/452876096-13577-kTBE--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame pitcher and former US Senator, dies at 85

Bunning won 224 games in his 17-year career, threw no-hitters in both leagues, and pitched a perfect game.

ADAM HIMMELSBACH

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin051217Celtics-WizardsGM6_Spt22-13518.jpg So what do the Celtics do with this roster?

As an intriguing offseason approaches, they clearly need to add something, but many pieces already are in place.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ryan_fenway1_met.jpg A marathon like no other — to be run inside Fenway Park

On Sept. 15, runners will circle the warning track more than 100 times to benefit the Red Sox Foundation.

MLB ROUNDUP

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Oakland rookie Jharel Cotton held New York hitless until Holliday’s homer in the sixth inning that culminated into a 3-2 victory.

GOLF ROUNDUP

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/689131858.jpg Webb Simpson grabs lead at Colonial

He shot a 3-under-par 67 to break out of a crowd and take the third-round lead.

Red Bulls 2, Revolution 1

Daniel Royer’s goal lifts Red Bulls over Revolution

He scored in the 75th minute to break a 1-1 tie.

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The lefthander, after two rehab starts, will face the White Sox in Chicago, manager John Farrell said Thursday.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lester_erod.jpg Eduardo Rodriguez’s success reminiscent of Jon Lester’s early years

At 24, Rodriguez has been one of the most overpowering starters in the American League this season.

Boston, MA - 5/25/2017 - (4th quarter)

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Christopher L. Gasper

The gap between Celtics and Cavaliers is considerable

It was a great season, but the Eastern Conference finals proved the Celtics need to build a real title contender.

CHAD FINN

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_cc1_spts.jpg It was a great Celtics season, right up until they ran into LeBron

The Cavaliers star snuffed out any hopes of the Celtics being competitive in the first quarter of Game 5.

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, Washington's Markelle Fultz brings the ball upcourt against Arizona during an NCAA college basketball game in Seattle. Fultz was selected to the AP All-Pac-12 Conference first team, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown calls Markelle Fultz ‘super talented’

Brown gave president Danny Ainge his honest opinion on some of the draft’s top prospects.

New England Revolution forward Diego Fagundez controls the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer game against the Columbus Crew, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. The Revolution won 2-1. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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REVOLUTION AT NEW YORK | SATURDAY, 7:30 (CSN)

Revolution start busy stretch with road test vs. Red Bulls

The Revolution, who are winless away from home this season, have three games in the next eight days.

05/25/2017 Foxboro Ma- New England Patriots quarterback #12 Tom Brady at teams OTA at Gillette Stadium. Boston Globe Staff\Photograph Jonathan Wiggs Reporter:Topic

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BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

Are these signs of a Tom Brady retirement in the next year or two?

Reading between the lines of recent developments, it’s conceivable that Brady won’t play until his mid 40s.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/7d1fea5e71584ff2b6dd6de1fc895cbc-7d1fea5e71584ff2b6dd6de1fc895cbc-0.jpg Kieffer Bellows leaves BU to play junior hockey

The Terriers forward is the son of former NHL left winger Brian Bellows.

Sports log

UMass names Matt Reynolds baseball coach

South Boston native returns to his alma mater.

Other sports

New England Revolution forward Diego Fagundez controls the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer game against the Columbus Crew, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. The Revolution won 2-1. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

REVOLUTION AT NEW YORK | SATURDAY, 7:30 (CSN)

Revolution start busy stretch with road test vs. Red Bulls

The Revolution, who are winless away from home this season, have three games in the next eight days.