Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron back in lineup for Game 5

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 08: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Florida Panthers during the third period at TD Garden on April 8, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Panthers defeat the Bruins 4-2. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Bergeron sat out Game 4 at Toronto on Thursday with an upper-body injury.


// How teams are relying on their analytics groups on Day 3 of the NFL Draft

“Whatever position I’m looking for, it tells me which players to target,” one executive said last month, referring to the data on his laptop.

Rob Gronkowski and Ricky Carmichael at the Monster Energy Supercross at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.

At Supercross event, Gronk says ‘Uhh, maybe’ to returning to football

When he was asked if he is still thinking about retirement, the Patriots tight end said, “Depends how my racing skills go today.”


// After rocky start, Red Sox bullpen has dominated

Since their Opening Day debacle, Boston’s relievers are limiting opponents to a .198 batting average.


// Blake Swihart patiently waiting for chance to contribute

The Red Sox can’t send him to minors without likely losing him but he’s unable to find any playing time.

Boston Red Sox's Chris Sale pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Boston, Tuesday,April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


Red Sox go for baseball’s first 18-2 start since 1987

Chris Sale takes the ball for the Sox as they try to notch their ninth straight win.

// Bruins young players prepared for high-level matchups

Coach Bruce Cassidy used youngsters in all situations in the regular season.

Milwaukee, WI: 4-20-18: The Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo slams home two points over the defense of the Celtics Aron Baynes in the third quarter that gave Milwaukee a 69-53 lead. The Boston Celtics visited the Milwaukee Bucks for Game Three of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff series at the Bradley Center. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Celtics notebook

Celtics’ top-ranked defense hasn’t showed up in the playoffs

The Bucks shot well over 50 percent in Games 2-3; in the regular season, the Celtics allowed better than 50 percent shooting just three times.

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 20: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks over Aron Baynes #46 of the Boston Celtics during the second half of game three of round one of the Eastern Conference playoffs at the Bradley Center on April 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)


With the Greek Freak, the Bucks are finally a big deal

It took 50 seasons, but the forever-mediocre Bucks are a team to watch thanks to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Boston, MA: August 31, 2017: Red Sox manager John Farrell is pictured as he signals to someone in the outfield during batting practice. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Toronto Blue Jays in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

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Could John Farrell be in the Reds’ managerial plans?

Three other teams to watch in terms of potential managerial changes are the Orioles, Marlins, and Angels.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings with his team, to sweep the series 4-0 in Game Four of the Western Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


When it comes to roster building, Golden Knights really hit the jackpot

Owner Bill Foley was promised that he wouldn’t be selecting from the feckless stick carriers who stocked prior NHL expansion tomato cans.

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, left, listens during a team timeout during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Monday, March 5, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


Is a super max contract with the Spurs in the cards for Kawhi Leonard?

It would likely require some mending of the relationship between Leonard and the organization, if it happens at all.

Waltham, MA., 041318, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

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Adam Himmelsbach

Jayson Tatum is at the door. ‘He has a passion to be great’

The Celtics rookie wanted a better life, so he and his mother made one. Now he’s on the threshold of NBA stardom.By Adam Himmelsbach

Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland, right, celebrates with Mookie Betts after hitting a grand slam off Oakland Athletics' Emilio Pagan during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 20, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Red Sox 7, A’s 3

Bradley, Moreland have a blast as Sox win eighth straight

The Red Sox have outscored their opponents, 34-6, in the first four games of their road trip

Milwaukee, WI: 4-20-18: The Bucks Eric Bledsoe calls for cheers fron the crowd after he forced a jump ball during a second quarter loose ball scrum. The Boston Celtics visited the Milwaukee Bucks for Game Three of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff series at the Bradley Center. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

NBA playoffs: Bucks 116, Celtics 92

Energized Bucks shut down Celtics in Game 3

Milwaukee ended the first quarter on a 23-7 run and never looked back to cut the series to 2-1.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

// The Celtics were too darn nice in Game 3, and they paid for it

For the first time in weeks, the Celtics looked ill-prepared for the environment, as if they didn’t expect the Bucks to make the first punch or the second.

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 17: Terry Rozier #12 of the Boston Celtics celebrates in the first quarter of Game Two against the Milwaukee Bucks in Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on April 17, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Gary Washburn | on basketball

From afterthought to cornerstone, Terry Rozier is thriving

Despite playoff beef with the Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe, the Celtics guard has emerged as a reliable leader.

celtics notebook

// Joe Prunty tries to maneuver Bucks into better position

Malcolm Brogdon and Tyler Zeller started Game 3, replacing Tony Snell and the injured John Henson.

Boston Celtics' Al Horford drives past Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Bucks big man Thon Maker knew he had to step up, and he did

In Game 3, Maker fueled the Bucks, who tied a franchise playoff record with 13 blocked shots.

nhl playoffs roundup

// Lightning cast out Devils to reach second round

Capitals win in OT to take 3-2 series lead over Columbus.

// Jake DeBrusk has grown into confident contributor

Bruins’ winger began the season as a shy rookie in awe of linemate David Krejci

Boston Red Sox's J.D. Martinez celebrates in the dugout after a home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Red Sox notebook

Alex Cora has a different take on hot streak

The Red Sox manager did not hesitate to keep J.D. Martinez out of the lineup for Friday night’s game in Oakland

// With their top center out, Bruins knew how to change on the fly

Losing Patrice Bergeron was not a crisis because Bruce Cassidy cultivated depth and flexibility all season.

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// Who was Gil Santos? The guys who worked with him have a few good stories

Anecdotes of life in the broadcast booth paint a vivid picture of the “voice of the Patriots.”

// White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffers brain hemorrhage

The veteran righthander collapsed during Friday’s game against the Astros, remains in stable but critical condition.

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Alabama defensive back Ronnie Harrison (15) plays against Vanderbilt in the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Nashville, Tenn. Ronnie Harrison was selected to the AP All-Conference SEC team announced Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

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In this draft, Alabama is a solid safety school

The Crimson Tide are deep with talent in the secondary, and some of it could interest the Patriots.


// Zach Johnson, Andrew Landry share lead at Texas Open

Trey Mullinax shot a course-record 62 to sit one shot back heading into the final round.

Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier (14) celebrates his goal with Scott Laughton (21) and Wayne Simmonds during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 20, 2018. The Flyers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

NHL playoffs roundup

Flyers hold off Penguins, force Game 6

Sean Couturier’s long shot from the point got past Matt Murray as the Flyers beat the Penguins, 4-2.

NBA playoffs roundup

// Pacers rally to take 2-1 series lead over Cavaliers

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points to help Pacers overcome 17-point halftime deficit in 92-90 victory.

Sports Log

// Martha and Bela Karolyi claimed they weren’t aware of abuse

Former coordinators of USA Gymnastics national team said they never suspected team doctor Larry Nassar.

golf roundup

// Zach Johnson and Ryan Moore share Texas Open lead

Johnson began the day with five birdies over a six-hole stretch while Moore had three birdies in his last five holes.