RED SOX 10, ORIOLES 8 (11 inn.)

Red Sox outlast Orioles in extra innings

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 18: Xander Bogaerts #2 and Andrew Benintendi #16 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate after scoring against the Baltimore Orioles in the fifth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 18, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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The Sox rallied from an early 5-0 deficit and then won it on Andrew Benintendi’s two-run single.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

// Keeping Yankees at bay is extra special

John Farrell watches the scoreboard all the time and knows exactly what’s at stake.

// Foul ball strikes Dustin Pedroia in the face

The Red Sox second baseman left Monday’s game against the Orioles in the fourth inning.

// Rob Gronkowski says his groin injury is ‘nothing serious’

The Patriots tight end pronounced himself “day to day” and said he was “super relieved.”

New Orleans Saints tight end Coby Fleener (82) reaches over the goal line for a touchdown as New England Patriots strong safety Patrick Chung (23) tackles in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

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A nitpicky criticism of the Patriots after a decisive road win? The pick play

Bill Belichick wasn’t pleased with how his defense handled “rub” routes at the line of scrimmage.


Patriots Replay: Key plays from New England’s win over the Saints

Here’s our weekly look at the key plays in the Patriots’ game after reviewing the film.


// David Price has a lot of fans inside Red Sox clubhouse

Price’s teammates are in his corner. They support him, and they enjoy him as a teammate.


// Not all of the Patriots’ problems were solved against the Saints

It was the opponent and the win the Patriots needed. It doesn’t mean they’ve found all the answers.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 17: Stephen Gostkowski #3 of the New England Patriots kicks a field goal against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Patriots notebook

Practice made perfect for Stephen Gostkowski, field goal team

The unit was prepared when the time came to convert a field goal with the clock running out in the half.


// Red Sox trying to find Robby Scott more opportunities

Roster expansion has cut into the lefty specialist’s workload as teams now have more righthanded-hitting options on their bench.


// Yankees clip Twins to extend wild-card cushion

The Yankees won for the eighth time in 10 games and have a five-game advantage for the top wild card.

8Boston, MA - 8/19/2017 - (9th inning) Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (11) went down looking at a third strike during the ninth inning. The Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in the second of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 20Red Sox-Yankees, LOID: 8.3.3434734134.

Alex Speier

Can the Red Sox stick with Rafael Devers in the postseason?

The young third baseman helped save the season, but he has struggled in the last month.

Bruins 3, Canadiens 2

// Bruins hopefuls rally to top Canadiens in preseason opener

Jesse Gabrielle, Anders Bjork and Tim Schaller scored as the Bruins overcame a 2-0 deficit.


// BC football team is blocking out the noise

Ahead of a trip to Clemson and coming off back-to-back blowout losses, the Eagles plan to stick together.


// Tony Romo calls it as he sees it, way ahead of the rest of us

The former quarterback is already the rookie of the year when it comes to analyzing football on TV.

Foxboro, MA-12/3/2014--Head coach Jay Heaps (cq) overseas warm-up drills. The New England Revolution practice at Gillette Stadium, on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. They are preparing for the MLS Cup Final at the LA Galaxy. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: Revolution Reporter: John Powers

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Revolution fire coach Jay Heaps after ugly road losses

The Revolution, battling for a playoff spot, suffered a 7-0 loss last week in Atlanta.

Lions 24, Giants 10

// Lions dump Eli Manning, Giants

Mattthew Stafford threw for two TDs and rookie Jamal Agnew scored on an 88-yard punt return

// Prospect Jack Studnicka makes pro debut for Bruins

The 18-year-old, drafted No. 53 by Boston, likely is headed back to his junior team.

Harvard freshman who was injured in football opener has neck surgery

According to a family friend, doctors are hopeful that Ben Abercrombie will regain feeling in his arms and legs.

New Orleans, LA: September 17, 2017: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fires a pass in the second quarter. The New England Patriots visited the New Orleans Saints in a regular season NFL football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).


The Saints found out the hard way man coverage isn’t the answer

The NFL is still all about schemes and matchups, and Tom Brady found the favorable ones Sunday.

Tom Brady signals to the official that the New Orleans Saints had 12 players on the field.

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Maybe Tom Brady really does have all the answers

In Sunday’s win against the Saints, the Patriots’ quarterback demonstrated his command of the NFL rule book, and situational football.


// Superdome again scene of a Tom Brady success story

Ever since February 2002, the New Orleans stadium has been New England football’s holy land.

NFL notebook

// Dolphins in dark on AWOL linebacker

Lawrence Timmons wasn’t at the game and didn’t fly back on the team plane after Miami’s 19-17 win


// Newton North volleyball rises to challenge

In a battle between undefeated teams, the second-ranked Tigers bested No. 11 Natick in four sets


// Lexington knows 2016 crown counts for nothing

The Division 1 state champs returned just four starters and is minus 15 seniors from a year ago.

High School Football

// Lowell quarterback headlines Week 2’s players of the week

The Globe’s Week 2 Players of Week from Divisions 1 through 8.

// Kyrie Irving insists that leaving Cavs was nothing personal toward LeBron James

The new Celtics guard was pressed on the issue during an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take.”

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears. Spike Lee said on Instagram Sunday, March 19, 2017, that it was

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Tom Brady hopes Colin Kaepernick gets another chance in NFL

“I’ve always watched him and admired him, the way that he played,” Brady said in a CBS interview.

// Jerry Jones says he’s not impeding Roger Goodell’s contract extension

“All of that is without any substance at all,” the Cowboys owner said of an ESPN report.