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Hoover, Al.--July 2, 2018-- Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff---Ben Abercrombie, the Harvard football player who was paralyzed in his first game as a freshman last September undergoes rehab at his house with Chelsea Henderson, a personal trainer.

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Paralyzed Harvard football player Ben Abercrombie is fighting his way back

Paralyzed in his first football game, he calls on his spirit to persevere in his rehab.

Boston College head coach Steve Addazio answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Steve Addazio ‘jacked’ by new indoor facility

BC’s state-of-the-art practice field house gives Eagles “a training facility that I think is elite,” Addazio said.

Boston College's Zach Allen answers a question during a news conference at the NCAA Atlantic Coast Conference college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Zach Allen hopes to follow in Harold Landry’s footsteps

Eagles’ defensive end remodeled his frame by following the same nutrition plan as Landry.

Boston MA 9/30/17 Boston College Eagles AJ Dillon scores a 14 yerd rushing touchdown against Central Michigan Chippewas during first half action at Alumni Stadium. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: BC pics Reporter: Julian Benbow

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BC’s A.J. Dillon among Doak Walker Award nominees

After rushing for a BC freshman-record 1,589 yards, the 6-foot, 240-pound sophomore will contend for nation’s best running back.

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, inductee Gabe Rivera, from Texas Tech, is recognized during the National Football Foundation enshrinement ceremony in Atlanta. Rivera, a Texas Tech Ring of Honor member known by fans as “Señor Sack” throughout his Red Raider career, passed away late Monday night, July 16, 2018, Texas Tech announced Tuesday. He was 57. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Gabe Rivera, lineman paralyzed in crash, dies at 57

Mr. Rivera, whose career was ended by a car crash in his NFL rookie season, was nicknamed “Senor Sack.’’

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 18: Detroit Lions fans gather outside of Ford Field prior to an NFL game between the Detroit Lions and the Tennessee Titans on September 18, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)


The Lions in the Super Bowl, a .400 hitter in a season, and other sports dreams I’d like to see become reality

Here is my updated Sports Bucket List.


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Westborough’s Kylie Bradley, an all-conference soccer player at Maine Maritime, was nominated by the North Atlantic Conference for its Woman of the Year Award.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 9/16/2017 - (4th quarter) Boston College Eagles quarterback Anthony Brown (13). Boston College Eagles vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Julian Benbow, Topic: 17Notre Dame-BC, LOID:8.3.3714110596.

BC quarterback Anthony Brown nearly ready after knee surgery

His redshirt freshman season was cut short in a game against N.C. State last November.


Right time for Don Herman’s return as Martha’s Vineyard football coach

After two years


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy Performances

Weymouth’s Kelcie Finn, Trinity College’s leading scorer in both women’s ice and field hockey, is a nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year.

Oregon State pitcher Kevin Abel reacts after he threw a complete game shut out and his team beat Arkansas 5-0 in Game 3 to win the NCAA College World Series baseball finals, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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Oregon State beats Arkansas to win College World Series

Freshman Kevin Abel retired the last 20 batters to help Oregon State win its third national championship.

NEW HAVEN, CT - NOVEMBER 18: Malcolm Dixon #1 of the Yale Bulldogs reacts after scoring a touchdown in the first half of a game against the Harvard Crimson at the Yale Bowl on November 18, 2017 in New H (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)


Kickoff time for Harvard-Yale at Fenway Park will be noon

The storied ballpark will play host to the Ivy League rivals in the 135th edition of “The Game” Nov. 17.

Chris Herren Jr. to play for BC men’s basketball in 2018-19

Herren’s father, the former Durfee star, played one season at BC (1994-95) before transferring to Fresno State.

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03: Venus Williams of The United States and partner Serena Williams in conversation during their ladies doubles fourth round match againstAndreja Klepac of Slovenia and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain during day eight of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on June 3, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Here are nine changes that would be good for women’s sports

Let’s start with a name change for the World Cup, and then also consider pregnancy rules, cheerleading teams, and more.


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Peperell’s Tyler McLaren, a SHNU magna cum laude graduate and cross country runner, was named the Northeast-10 Man of the Year.

This photo shows 1978 employment application information for Dr. Richard Strauss, from Ohio State University’s personnel files reviewed by The Associated Press. Strauss, who died in 2005, and is now accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at the university, once said he acted as a team physician elsewhere. But most of the universities he listed as former employers won't say if they're reviewing either potential connections or whether concerns were raised about him. (Ohio State University via AP)

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Ex-Ohio State doctor accused of sexual misconduct was Harvard fellow

Richard Strauss, who committed suicide in 2005, had been a research fellow at Harvard Medical School in 1975-77.

Boston-11/11/17- BC vs NC State- BC's running back AJ Dillon breaks away from NC State, to run for a long 2nd qtr touchdown. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

What to look for from BC football in 2018

Star running back A.J. Dillon is thinking big again, but the Eagles do have some question marks.


GlobeLocal: Noteworthy performances

Westwood’s Kyle Darrow, a Northeastern long jumper, earned first team All-American honors at the NCAA Track and Field Championships June 7.

Ms. Donovan coached the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun from 2013 to 2015.

Basketball Hall of Famer Anne Donovan dies at 56

Ms. Donovan was a 6-foot-8 Olympic gold medalist who later coached both in college and the WNBA.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

A hot stretch at the plate by Sudbury’s Scott Holzwasser helped Northeastern qualify for the Division 1 NCAA Tournament.


Jake Farrell a force in Northeastern return

The former Xaverian Brothers athlete led the school’s baseball team at the plate.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Hanover’s Sarah Miller set a new Assumption College long jump record.


Chandler found the strength to bounce back for BC

Hopkinton’s Tess Chandler, a women’s lacrosse attacker Boston College, had her finest season a year after suffering a devastating injury.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Woburn’s Courtney Davis batted .306 with 25 RBIs or the University of Southern Maine softball team


McDonagh plays lacrosse for the fun of it

Reading’s Emma McDonagh, who helped lead the Middlebury College lacrosse team into the NCAA Division 3 Championship game, knows she plays best when she’s having fun.

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Black athletes and political minefields

Howard Bryant’s new book is “The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism.”


Steve Gladstone has Yale crew at the top

Nobody in rowing is surprised at the Bulldogs’ success. Gladstone has produced champions everywhere he’s had the megaphone.

Boston University introduces Albie O’Connell as new hockey coach

The former BU captain and associate head coach was picked to replace David Quinn, who left to become head coach of the New York Rangers.

Albie O’Connell (standing), an assistant coach for the Boston University men’s hockey team for four years, is the Terriers’ new coach. Above: O’Connell during the 2017 Beanpot.

BU hires former player Albie O’Connell as head hockey coach

O’Connell was an assistant the past four seasons under David Quinn, who left to coach the New York Rangers.

Mr. Newton helped picked the 1992 “Dream Team.”

C.M. Newton, had 50-year basketball career as player, coach, administrator, dies at 88

Mr. Newton was 509-375 as a coach at Transylvania College, Alabama, and Vanderbilt, and worked on several NCAA Division 1 basketball committees.

Durbin Feltman dominated as a closer for Texas Christian University this season.

Red Sox’ third-round draft pick could reach majors this year

Many believe TCU pitcher Durbin Feltman has a chance to contribute in a big league bullpen very soon.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Kingston’s Kelly Danahy batted .395 and helped lead the UMass Boston softball team to the Little East Conference title.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Wayland’s Nick Barber of the MassBay men’s golf team finished first in the NCAA Men’s Golf Regional Championship May 25.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Malden’s Annie Woolley finished third overall for Fitchburg State in the 100-meter hurdles May 26 at the NCAA Division 3 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

BC’s Sam Apuzzo wins Tewaaraton Award

Junior from Babylon, N.Y., became first in BC women’s lacrosse history to win prestigious award.

Chestnut Hill, MA - 11/03/2017 - Boston College Eagles guard Ky Bowman at Boston College basketball media day. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Unknown, Topic: 03BC basketball media day, LOID: 8.3.4206000830.

Ky Bowman withdraws from NBA Draft, will return to Boston College

Bowman declared for the draft after his sophomore season, but did not hire an agent, allowing him to return to the Eagles.

Linebacker/tight end Tyler Martin of Buckingham, Browne & Nichols. (Courtesy Buckingham, Browne & Nichols)

Michigan football team makes an offer to local eighth grader

Linebacker/tight end Tyler Martin of BB&N caught the eye of Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh.

Clare Droesch celebrated after BC defeated UConn, 73-70, in a Big East Championship semifinal game in 2004.

Clare Droesch, former BC basketball star, dies at 36

After being diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in 2011, Droesch kept coaching basketball, the sport that had shaped and defined her life.

Southwest apologizes after Cal coach questioned while flying with biracial son

A college basketball coach on Twitter accused the airline of questioning whether her biracial son was her child.

Yale's Ryan McQuaide (22), William Renz (16) and Conor Mackie, right, run onto the field after defeating Duke in the NCAA college Division I championship final lacrosse game, Monday, May 28, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

YALE 13, DUKE 11

Yale captures Division 1 men’s lacrosse championship

The Bulldogs held off Duke at Gillette Stadium for their first NCAA title in the sport.

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Merrimack trounces Saint Leo to win Division 2 title

The championship, clinched at Gillette Stadium, is the first in program history.


BC falls short vs. James Madison in women’s lacrosse national championship

For the second year in a row, BC fell one game short of winning the school’s first national title.

Bill Mallory, 82, head football coach at Indiana, Colorado

Bill Mallory, who led Colorado to the Orange Bowl and became the winningest football coach in Indiana history, has died from a brain injury suffered in a recent fall.


BC, James Madison to play for women’s lacrosse crown

Neither team has ever won the Division 1 national title.

BOSTON, MA - MAY 26: Ben Reeves of Yale celebrates after scoring a goal against Albany during the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship Semifinals at Gillette Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


Yale, Duke reach Division 1 lacrosse title game

Senior attacker Ben Reeves led the way for Yale with five goals and four assists.

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BC women’s lacrosse advances to NCAA title game

Sam Apuzzo led the scoring with four goals, including the tying and go-ahead goals.


For Rainville, sport put him in the swim of college

A latecomer to competitive swimming, Nick Rainville closed out his senior season at Regis as the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Arlington’s Mike Samko had a stellar year for Bentley’s baseball team.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Plymouth’s Tim Elrick was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference’s senior scholar athlete after batting .373 with 19 RBIs for Wentworth.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Methuen’s Ravenne Nasser posted a 1.60 ERA in a 21-4 season for MIT softball.