Patriots’ No. 1 pick (No. 23)

Patriots select Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn with 23rd pick

The 6-3, 313-pounder is expected to fortify New England’s offensive line.

Ryan Shazier, right, walks with his wife Michelle to announce the Pittsburgh Steelers selection in the first round of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Ryan Shazier walked to the NFL Draft podium, and that’s huge

The Steelers linebacker was badly injured in December, but provided an emotional update on his rehab progress Thursday.

Boston Red Sox's J.D. Martinez reacts after hitting a three-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)


The Red Sox needed a pick-me-up, so J.D. Martinez provided one

Martinez’s three-run homer got Chris Sale a win and the Sox a victorious close to their road trip.

// The NHL reportedly asked the Bruins to tell Brad Marchand to quit licking people

The move stemmed from an incident in Game 1 of the Bruins-Maple Leafs playoff series.

Milwaukee, WI: 4-26-18: The Celtics Al Horford (42) iand Terry Rozier III (12) are not looking thrilled as the Bucks Matthew Dellavedova high fives teammate Khris Middleton (22) as the clock winds down in the fourth quarter. The Boston Celtics visited the Milwaukee Bucks for Game Six of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff series at the Bradley Center. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


Bucks hold off Celtics’ rally, force Game 7

The Celtics fell behind by 14 points in the third quarter and couldn’t fully recover.

// UMass details plans for Mount Ida property

UMass Amherst’s chancellor penned a letter to state lawmakers Thursday saying that his plan to purchase the campus of Mount Ida College is a wise investment.

04/26/2018 NATICK, MA Attorney Lisa Newman-Polk (cq) (left) listens as Alfred Brown (cq) (right) is interviewed during his parole hearing in Natick. On the evening of Friday, January 27, 1978, Mr. Brown, who was 15 at the time, shot and killed his mother, his 20-year old sister and his father with the .22 caliber rifle that his parents gave him for Christmas.On February 2, 1979, a jury returned verdicts of guilty of murder in the first degree on each of the three charges. The judge sentenced the defendant to imprisonment for life without the possibility of parole on each conviction. He ordered the terms to be served concurrently. Mr. Brown is eligible for parole as a result of an SJC decision, CW v. Diatchenko, that prohibits juveniles from being sentenced to serve life without parole. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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Man appeals for parole decades after murdering parents, sister

Now 55, Alfred Brown was sentenced in 1979 to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting his parents and another sister in January 1978 in their home in Topsfield. He was 15 when he committed the murders.

// Former Boston Police Commissioner Robert J. di Grazia dies at 90

Then-Mayor Kevin White appointed di Grazia as police commissioner in 1972.

Taxes not paid on perks for troopers

Tax specialists said the state’s actions appear to skirt federal tax rules. The IRS could seek millions of dollars in back taxes.

‘Now, we really know today who was really behind that act, who the real Bill Cosby was’

Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

// Here’s how the Bill Cosby courtroom outburst unfolded

A prosecutor asked the judge to revoke Bill Cosby’s $1 million bail because he could be a flight risk. Cosby had something to say about that.

// Fellow performers and writers react to Bill Cosby’s guilty verdict

After comedian Bill Cosby’s conviction on three counts of sexual assault, other celebrities — particularly women — shared their reactions.

// Yawkey name dropped from Fenway street

The Red Sox requested the name change to Jersey Street, saying the organization wanted to end its ties to a historically racist figure.

// Nepali immigrants lose their protected status

Nepal is the fifth country whose citizens have lost Temporary Protected Status since President Trump took office.

US President Donald Trump looks on at a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride event at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Trump’s agenda bogs down in swirl of scandals and misfires

President Trump’s efforts to move past a series of scandals and focus on his agenda were derailed on Thursday by a an increasingly assertive Congress.

// Kim says N.Korea, S. Korea are on starting line of new Korean history

It was all smiles Friday as South Korean President Moon Jae-in grasped the North Korean leader’s hand and led him along an blindingly red carpet into South Korean territory.

// Amazon raising price of annual Prime membership to $119

Amazon is raising the price of its annual Prime membership fee by 20 percent starting next month.

// Cambridge rally seeks action on bike safety

Participants, some dressed in green or yellow reflective vests, cheered and exchanged high-fives with bicyclists who rode safely through the so-called “people protected bike lane.”

// Experts say Trump’s ‘Fox & Friends’ interview was ill-advised

“He’s unmoored, is the only way to describe it,” said Nancy Gertner, a retired federal judge who now teaches at Harvard Law School.

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