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Drew Pomeranz's start Monday night sets Red Sox up nicely going into trade ...

Ryan Hannable  |  07/26/2016 - 12:24am EST

Monday night showed why the Red Sox needed to give up 18-year-old pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza to acquire All-Star starter Drew Pomeranz from the Padres. After allowing five runs over three innings in his first start as a member of the Red Soxlast Wednesday, the left-hander rebounded nicely, albeit in a losing effort.Pomeranz was the hard-luck loser in the Red Sox' 4-2 loss to the Tigers Monday night at Fenway Park. The 27-year-old went six innings, allowing two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out seven. The one mistake came in the sixth inning when he allowed a two-run homer to Jose Iglesias to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead at the time. Going into that inning, Pomeranz didn't allow a runner to reach third base and allowed ...

10 things worth keeping an eye on at Patriots training camp

Christopher Price  |  07/25/2016 - 12:22pm EST

With camp set to open later this week, there will be plenty to look for. In no particular order, here are 10 things we’ll be paying close attention to when the Patriots’ hit the practice field. Health: There are several players who might not necessarily qualify as “question marks” when it comes to injury, but there are some key players who were injured at the end of last season. That includes — but is not limited to — Dion Lewis, Nate Solder and LeGarrette Blount, all of whom were on the sidelines when the playoffs rolled around. In addition to that group, there are a handful of others who weren’t on the field during spring workouts, including wide receiver Julian Edelman, who was in and out of a ...

Will Dave Dombrowski's streak of dealing for right trade deadline starters ...

Rob Bradford  |  07/21/2016 - 7:15am EST

This obviously wasn't part of the plan. Drew Pomeranz, the latest starting pitcher picked up by Dave Dombrowski at the non-waiver trade deadline, had a most uncomfortable introduction to his new team Wednesday night. Three innings, five runs and eight hits. Oops. But there should be something of a ray of hope when it comes to what might transpire for Pomeranz and the Red Sox in the next few months. History says that Dombrowski usually doesn't miss with these sort of things. There was Doug Fister in 2011. Anibal Sanchez a year later. David Price during the 2014 deadline. And last year, Dombrowski brought the Tigers the pitcher who has turned into their best starter this season, Michael Fulmer. This road the Red Sox president of baseball ...

Hanley Ramirez gets angry, gets even, gets Red Sox into first place

John Tomase  |  07/21/2016 - 12:32am EST

The Red Sox have embraced Happy Hanley all season, but sometimes Angry Hanley has his charms, too. Take Wednesday night's wild 11-7 victory over the Giants, which left the Red Sox alone in first place for the first time since June 4. Ramirez didn't just hit three homers for the first time in his career or make three sparkling defensive plays, including a double play that blew up what looked for sure like a huge sixth inning. He also showed what he can do what he gets angry, and Red Sox fans loved it. In the fourth inning, Giants reliever Albert Suarez drilled Ramirez with a pitch. Ramirez took a couple of steps towards the mound, unappreciative of the timing, since it came after he had already hit two homers. As he stalked up the first base ...

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07/21/2016 - 7:15am

This obviously wasn't part of the plan. Drew Pomeranz, the latest starting pitcher picked up by Dave Dombrowski at the non-waiver trade deadline, had a most uncomfortable introduction to his new team Wednesday night. Three innings, five runs and eight hits. Oops. But there should be something of a ray of hope when it comes to what might transpire for ... more »

07/21/2016 - 12:32am

The Red Sox have embraced Happy Hanley all season, but sometimes Angry Hanley has his charms, too. Take Wednesday night's wild 11-7 victory over the Giants, which left the Red Sox alone in first place for the first time since June 4. Ramirez didn't just hit three homers for the first time in his career or make three sparkling defensive plays, including ... more »

07/25/2016 - 12:22pm

With camp set to open later this week, there will be plenty to look for. In no particular order, here are 10 things we’ll be paying close attention to when the Patriots’ hit the practice field. Health: There are several players who might not necessarily qualify as “question marks” when it comes to injury, but there are some key ... more »

07/16/2016 - 9:51am

As the 2015 NHL draft approached, one thing was clear: The Bruins needed to improve their organizational depth on defense. A franchise that had for years boasted a strong six-man group at the NHL level had lost the likes of Johnny Boychuk and Andrew Ference while seeing Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg regress as they aged. Outside of Dougie Hamilton, ... more »

03/06/2016 - 11:42pm

Jessica Moran, a reporter for Comcast SportsNet who covers the Red Sox, resigned from the network Friday amid questions about the nature of her relationship with the team's manager, John Farrell. "I have stepped away from Comcast SportsNet as I thought it was in my best personal and professional interest to do so," Moran wrote in a text to ... more »

07/13/2016 - 11:19am

Get used to it. Tom Brady will be sitting out the first four games of the season. In the wake of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Wednesday morning, the Patriots quarterback essentially has one more option to make a case for playing in the first four games of the season: The Supreme Court. Brady has always fought to the very last snap. You ... more »

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