What the contracts of the newest Patriots say about their chances of making the team

New York Jets defensive back Terrence Brooks warms up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

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Brandon Bolden and Terrence Brooks would appear to be locks to make the team, while Bruce Ellington and Maurice Harris could be long shots.

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Both games between the Sox and Jays this spring were rained out.

Nuggets 114, Celtics 105

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The visiting Nuggets showed why they are a contender in the Western Conference with a convincing victory over the Celtics.

3-18-19: Boston, MA:Former Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is pictured as his eyes well up a little while he and the fans watch a first quarter video tribute to him on the scoreboard. The Boston Celtics hosted the Denver Nuggets in a regular season NBA basketball game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis /Globe Staff).

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For Isaiah Thomas, it was a night to remember

For a few moments, Thomas was an All-Star again.

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Hayward missed Monday’s game against the Denver Nuggets because he remains in concussion protocol.

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Pedroia will remain in extended spring training to continue building up strength in his left knee.

Boston-01/03/19 Boston Bruins vs Calgary Flames- Bruins David Pastrnak celebrates his 3rd period goal putting the Bruins ahead 4-2. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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David Pastrnak on the verge of returning to Bruins

The No. 1 right winger could play against the Islanders Tuesday, or Thursday vs. the Devils at the latest.

Celtics notebook

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The former All-Star with the Celtics returned to TD Garden for the first time as member of Denver Nuggets.


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The Red Sox righthander was tipping his pitches to the Twins during Monday’s game.


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Eovaldi went four innings, and J.D. Martinez had two more hits, but the Sox fell to the Twins, 4-1.

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Patrick Reed doesn’t want this to be the only Masters Champions dinner he gets to host

The defending Masters champion has been on a whirlwind ride since winning last year at Augusta, and he’s eager to tee it up again.

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The Sox now have 36 players in camp with Opening Day on March 28 in Seattle.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2ca83212d886458f880a848686074f03-2ca83212d886458f880a848686074f03-19456.jpg Gio Gonzalez reportedly agrees to minor league deal with Yankees

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the 33-year-old lefthander and the Yankees have agreed on a contract.

Texas Southern guard Jalyn Patterson (3) fouls Prairie View A&M forward Devonte Patterson (5) during the first half of the SWAC championship NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

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Previewing Tuesday’s First Four NCAA games

Prairie View A&M, Fairleigh Dickinson, Temple, and Belmont will try to make it into the main draw.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/03/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/wiggs_PatsPrac_590110.jpg A look at how the Patriots roster has changed — so far

A rundown of newcomers, who’s staying, and who’s leaving.

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His name is Zion Williamson and he is a force of nature for Duke.

Baylor's DiDi Richards (2), Kalani Brown (21) and Lauren Cox celebrate as they walk to the bench during an NCAA college basketball game against Texas in Waco, Texas, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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What you need to know about the women’s NCAA Tournament

The opening round begins Friday. Here’s what to watch for.

College Basketball

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Baylor, Notre Dame, Mississippi State and Louisville are the No. 1 seeds, leading a March Madness field that was revealed early thanks to a production error.

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Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year’s Summer Games.

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The linebacker was banned by the NFL to start each of the past three seasons, mostly for egregious hits.

Sports Log

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Toronto became first MLB team to give its minor leaguers a 50 percent raise.

Duxbury’s Friend Weiler (right) was able to shake off the rust of a two-hour delay to score a hat trick.

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Duxbury had to survive the waiting game before playing the Div. 1 boys’ hockey final

A four-overtime epic in the preceding game had the players stalled for two agonizing hours before they could take the ice.

Worcester, MA--03/16/2019--The Braintree girl's basketball teams poses with the championship banner and trophy after defeating Springfield Central in the MIAA D1 girl's basketball final in Worcester on Saturday afternoon. (Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe) Topic: 17schholycross Reporter:


Here are the results from the state high school basketball, hockey finals

Eight basketball championships were held Saturday, and six state hockey finals unfolded Sunday at TD Garden.

3-17-19: Boston, MA: Methuen/Tewksbury players celebrate after Carolyn Curley put the puck past Austin Prep goalie Hannah Aveni (top left) to give their team the victory in the second overtime period. Methuen/Tewksbury met Austin Prep in the MIAA Division One Girl's High School hockey championship game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis /Globe Staff).

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Photos: 2019 high school winter sports championships

Check out the Globe’s photos from championship weekend.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 16: Teammates RJ Barrett #5 and Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils react after defeating the Florida State Seminoles 73-63 in the championship game of the 2019 Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 16, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


They might as well rename it the ACC Tournament

Three of the top four seeds in the NCAA Tournament field are from the powerhouse Atlantic Coast Conference.

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The selections have been made. Here’s how the 2019 men’s basketball championship teams are matched up.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/klima_northeasternbracket_20190317_002.jpg Northeastern draws Kansas in NCAA opening round

The 13th-seeded Huskies, making their first appearance in the Big Dance since 2015, face a major challenge in Salt Lake City.

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‘That love’s going to last forever.’ Isaiah Thomas opens up about hurt, hope and his Boston return

The Celtics traded Isaiah Thomas away nearly two years ago, but his connection to this team and this city endures.

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The Bruins’ big defenseman said he would enjoy such a fight — some day.

Fort Myers, FL - 2/21/2019 - Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (19). Day 10 Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL.. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 22Red Sox, LOID: 8.5.480462370.

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Jackie Bradley Jr. calls it his most amazing play ever

The Red Sox center fielder slipped, but recovered in spectacular fashion to catch Josh Bell’s drive in a game against the Pirates.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.