Tom Brady is No. 1 in NFL’s top players of 2017

Houston, TX - 2/05/2017 - (4th Quarter/OT) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and his son celebrate with the Lombardi trophy. The Atlanta Falcons play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 06Super Bowl, LOID: 8.3.1481249206.

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Brady topped Broncos linebacker Von Miller for the honor, as voted by

Boston, MA - 6/24/2017 - (7th inning) Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell continued to argue his point even after he was tossed from the game by umpire crew chief Bill Miller (26) after a run was walked in on a Balk call during the seventh inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Los Angeles Angels in Game 2 of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 25Red Sox-Angels, LOID: 8.3.2888891694.

Red Sox manager John Farrell suspended one game for poking umpire

Farrell will serve the suspension tonight against the Twins, with Gary DiSarcina filling in.

// Are the Red Sox interested in acquiring Sonny Gray?

It’s more likely that their available financial and prospect trade resources will be directed toward third base or the bullpen.


// Moreland one of the majors’ best free agent bargains

Manager John Farrell referred to Mitch Moreland as “a bedrock in our lineup.”

// Game 77: Red Sox vs. Twins lineups and notes

Drew Pomeranz is on the mound, and Chris Young is batting DH in place of Hanley Ramirez.

Chicago IL 4/21/17 Boston Celtics Avery Bradley rips the ball away from Chicago Bulls Bobby Portis during first quarter action of game 3 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at the United Center. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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Avery Bradley’s omission from All-Defensive team has people, well, defensive

Fellow players rushed to support the Celtics guard, who didn’t even make the second team.

// R.I. governor gets behind PawSox stadium plan

Gina Raimondo said backs legislation filed by Pawtucket’s mayor that outlines the financing of a downtown ballpark.

// FIFA report: Russia, Qatar worked angles to win World Cup

Investigation showed how voters exploited murky system to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

// Isaiah Thomas finishes fifth in NBA’s MVP balloting

The Celtics guard finished behind Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James.

// Merrimack’s Carly Muscaro named NCAA Div. 2 Athlete of the Year

Stanford swimmer Katie Ledecky won the Honda Cup as the nation’s top Division 1 female athlete.

Peabody, MA - 6/27/2017 - U.S. Senior Open defending champion Gene Sauers during today's practice round at Salem Country Club. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Ben Volin, Topic: 28Senior Open, LOID: 8.3.2932665899.

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Donald Trump will have at least one big supporter at the Senior Open

Defending champion Gene Sauers has developed a friendship with the president over the last few years.


// Fred Couples on a big momentum swing heading to Salem

Couples, 57, is coming off a win in last weekend’s Champions Tour event.

// Travelers Championship had atmosphere US Open was lacking

TPC River Highlands was rocking, an element Erin Hills simply didn’t have.


// Ante Zizic in Boston to begin practicing with Celtics

The 6-foot-11-inch center arrived in Boston Sunday and completed a workout in Waltham Monday.


// NBA’s finest are the height of fashion

For the league’s first awards night, the NBA walked the red carpet.

// A guide to the 2017 US Senior Open

The 38th edition of the tournament is at Salem CC in Peabody this week.


// Making a lineup out of the Red Sox’ retired-number players

You can (almost) make up a perfect team, position by position, from the 10 retired numbers, but the batting order is tricky.

// Jaylen Brown named to NBA All-Rookie second team

The Celtics forward averaged 6.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

2017 NBA Awards

// Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP

The Thunder guard topped Houston’s James Harden and San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard