Bruins acquire Charlie Coyle from Wild for Ryan Donato, report says

Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle plays against the Anaheim Ducks in an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Coyle, a versatile forward, played at Boston University.

// In the drive to repeat, Red Sox give pitchers a little lift

The Red Sox hope to save some wear and tear in spring training with door-to-door cart service between the clubhouse and the bullpen.

// Brad Stevens says Gordon Hayward twisted his right ankle in a workout

Stevens expects Hayward to be questionable against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.


// Wednesday’s spring training report: A leadoff home run

Jackie Bradley Jr., who has made swing changes, hit his first pitch in batting practice over the fence.

New York 10/08/18: Red Sox Xander rounding third base to score in the fourth inning. New York Yankees hosted the Boston Red Sox in game three of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Red Sox-Yankees should be intense this year, and other thoughts

The teams start things off in Florida Saturday, and there will be a lot more to come in 2019.


NESN will use the three-man booth on 30 Red Sox games this season

Dave O’Brien, Dennis Eckersley, and Jerry Remy will team up, and the network also added Carlos Pena and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 14: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics talks with Marcus Smart #36 during the game between the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks at TD Garden on December 14, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


So, where do the Celtics go from here?

The final months of this season could have reverberations that affect the franchise for years.


// Red Sox are taking a big risk by not bringing back Craig Kimbrel

A lot of things have to go right for the Red Sox if this bullpen is to succeed without an elite closer.

Fort Myers , FL - 2/18/2019 - (Day 7) Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce (25) taking live BP during the Boston Red Sox first full squad workout at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 18Red Sox, LOID: 8.5.44661335.

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Steve Pearce breaks the analytics mold by flourishing at age 35

The World Series MVP has shown what a veteran presence can add, on the field and in the clubhouse.


// Odell Beckham Jr. to the Patriots? It’s not fantasy football

The cost of procuring the dynamic receiver’s services would be high, but a deal isn’t impossible.

Philadelphia Eagles' Golden Tate in action during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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The Patriots need wide receivers. Here are a few who might make sense

It’s not the strongest free agency group, and judging by the way receivers got paid last year, the bigger names won’t come cheap.


// Manny Machado agrees to 10-year, $300 million deal with Padres

The Padres did not confirm the deal, presumably because it is pending a physical.

// Mookie Betts doesn’t think Machado deal will affect his own situation much

Betts, who can become a free agent after 2020, said, “We’re different players and it’ll be a different time.”

Fort Myers, Fl- Feb 19, 2019-Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff—Postcard from Red Sox Spring Training at JetBlue Park. Today was Photo Day and the Sox wore their dress whites and they had to report to report to the ballpark before 8AM. Then they were photographed in a half dozen different situations. Here’s ace Chris Sale in what they called the “Red Room, ” He stands on a small pedestal which turns in a 360 degree ciricle. Sale was a pro about the photo shoot but other players jokingly compared it to being a rottisserie chicken. “ I felt like one,” said former Cy Young winner Rick Porcello.

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Feeling like a rotisserie chicken on Red Sox Photo Day

Tuesday was Photo Day, and one of the rooms in which players were photographed was called the Red Room.

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Matt Porter

Missed calls, blown leads and a thrilling overtime highlighted Bruins win in San Jose

A lot of things happened, to put it lightly, in the Bruins’ 6-5 win Monday night.

Fort Myers , FL - 2/19/2019 - (Day 9) Sgt. Cedric King who lost both legs was on the field after giving a talk to the team in the morning. Boston Red Sox Spring Training at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 20Red Sox, LOID: 8.5.477767020

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A retired US Army Master Sergeant delivers message of sacrifice and teamwork to Red Sox

Cedric King, who lost both legs serving in Afghanistan, addressed the team Tuesday and will again run the Boston Marathon in April.


// Shouldn’t we be a bit more concerned about Xander Bogaerts leaving?

His contract is up after this season, and there is no shortstop in the Red Sox organization ready to take over.


// Julia Masotta has Methuen/Tewksbury on a roll

Skating for the Red Rangers (17-1-1) for the first time as a senior, she leads the state in scoring with 62 points.

Blues 3, Maple Leafs 2 (OT)

// Blues win record 11th straight, and they’ll face Bruins Saturday

Ryan O’Reilly scored 34 seconds into OT to beat Toronto and set a franchise record for consecutive wins.

// Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations ‘unfounded’

The recently elected Hall of Famer is accused in his native Panama of failure to support two children he had outside his marriage.


// What would the dead cap hits be if Antonio Brown or Odell Beckham Jr. were traded?

The Steelers on Tuesday agreed to begin talks to trade Brown.

// Former Celtic Glen Davis avoids jail time in marijuana bust

Davis, known as “Big Baby,” agreed to pay $15,000 to avoid jail time on drug charges.

Sports log

Campaign to increase NFL pensions receives a $100k boost

NFL great Jim Brown called “pension disparity” the most pressing issue for the league’s retirees.

// USA Gymnastics hires NBA executive Li Li Leung as new CEO

Leung arrives as USA Gymnastics attempts to fend off decertification from the United States Olympic Committee.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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