Peter Abraham

Red Sox agree to terms on five-year, $110m deal with J.D. Martinez

Arizona Diamondbacks' J.D. Martinez hits against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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The stalemate ends as the Sox get a righthanded slugger who hit a total of 45 home runs last season.


// In J.D. Martinez, Red Sox put a huge piece in place

Martinez should add a lot of home runs to the lineup and a splash of excitement to the team.

// Patriots players knew ‘all week’ that Malcolm Butler wouldn’t start Super Bowl, Devin McCourty says

The mystery behind Bill Belichick’s controversial decision continues.

Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand, left, checks Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bruins 2, Flames 1 (OT)

Brad Marchand, Bruins rebound with OT victory over Flames

The Bruins return to action Tuesday night in Edmonton, the middle game of their five-game trip

A New York Times opinion piece called for women to stop wearing yoga pants to the gym. Not everyone agrees

“Now we’ve internalized the idea that we have to look hot at the gym? Give me a break,” Honor Jones wrote in her essay.

// John Oliver ridicules Trump administration’s diplomatic efforts

The comedian made the comments on the season debut of “Last Week Tonight.”

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Meet the people behind the best Olympics Twitter accounts

Here’s a look at some of the people keeping everyone up to date on the news from the Olympics.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 18: Figure skater Bradie Tennell of the United States answers questions during a press conference on February 18, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

John Powers | On Olympics

Modest medal expectations for US women’s figure skating

The Americans simply can’t match the Russians’ depth and global success.

// Sally Field is trying to get her son a date with Adam Rippon

The Oscar-winning actress took the direct approach on Twitter.

Tara Sullivan

// They don’t back down and they don’t split up: Test this US women’s hockey team at your own peril

The players’ push for equal support was risky, but it paid off, and it brought the team closer together.

Opioid crisis weighs on New Hampshire’s chief medical examiner

Dr. Jennie Duval, New Hampshire's chief medical examiner, stood in her lab in Concord, NH.

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New Hampshire has just one full-time medical examiner in a state that leads the nation in per-capita deaths caused by fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.

// After Parkland shooting, Trump takes a new look at background checks

President Trump is said to be in a reflective mood after meeting with victims and community members after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

// ‘How dare you.’ Fla. survivors on collision course with Trump

Several students have criticized the president, whose only weekend tweets about the massacre tried to link the Russia investigation to the FBI’s mishandling of tips about the shooter.

// The store that sold the AR-15 used to kill 17 in Parkland has closed

The Coral Springs gun shop’s owners are distraught, their attorney said.

Kevin Cullen

// Why it’s so hard to have that conversation about race

If you take two recent examples — one local, one national — you will see the reason we as Bostonians and as Americans very much need to talk about race.

Boston, MA -- 2/19/2018 - Visitors to the Museum of Fine Art are framed by an installation piece outside of the museum by artist Takashi Murakami on a warm day in Boston. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Reporter:

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70 degrees is possible in Boston on Wednesday

Monday saw highs in the upper 40s, and the temperature will go up during the next two days.

// How Trump’s fixer makes problems go away

The president’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has relied on intimidation tactics, hush money, and allies at the nation’s leading tabloid business.

// Rick Gates had his ‘queen for a day’ interview. What the heck is that?

The former Trump adviser is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller.

// Trump rails against ‘a very insecure’ Oprah

The president criticized Winfrey’s appearance on the latest episode of “60 Minutes.”

Actress and model Abbey Lee; below as a teenager.

Bethany Mollenkof for the Boston Globe

Modeling’s glamour hides web of abuse

The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Margery Eagan

// The question we don’t want to ask our teens

Are they really watching as much porn as media stories claim?


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Parkland. Las Vegas. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. On and on: In America, mass shootings have become so familiar that they seem to follow the same sad script.

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// With new CRISPR inventions, its pioneers say, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet

A trio of new tricks could make the genome editor even more of a powerhouse.

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Immerse yourself in the latest design trend: soaker tubs

If soaker tubs have caught a prime spot on your Pinterest board, you are far from alone. Find more design inspiration at


// Play the crossword

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The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

South Korea Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies

The Olympic torch was finally lit, its flames licking the cold South Korea sky, a fitting and beautiful end to one of the greatest nights of pageantry the sports world has to offer.