Red Sox already loved their team, then they added J.D. Martinez

Fort Myers, FL 2/19/2018: Red Sox principal owner John Henry is pictured sharing a laugh with a fan as he signed some autographs. The first full squad workout of Spring Training for the Red Sox was today at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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I love the 2018 Sox’ chances now. All of a sudden, the roster and lineup look pretty darned good.

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

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


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

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The mystery behind Bill Belichick’s controversial decision continues.

Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand celebrates his game-winning goal during overtime NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames 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

Longtime Boston news anchor Christa Delcamp joins NBC10

Delcamp, who worked at WHDH-TV (Channel 7) for 14 years, is slated to join the morning news team at NBC 10 on Wednesday.

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.

Elizabeth Marian Swaney, of Hungary, runs the course during the women's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)


How a skier with no tricks made it to the Olympic halfpipe

This story involves loopholes, Hungary, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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

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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.

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Nicole Slotterbeck wasn’t just annoyed by the “mystery” packages that kept arriving from Amazon. She was frightened. First was the bra — in her size. Then came even more intimate merchandise.

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

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Opioid crisis weighs on New Hampshire’s chief medical examiner

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

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Cost-cutting pressures are especially acute for an organization like Partners, which charges among the highest prices in the state for medical services and runs a costly research and teaching operation.

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The president tweeted that Mitt Romney “will make a great Senator” and has “my full support and endorsement!”

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The president is said to be in a reflective mood after meeting with victims and community members after the Florida school shooting.

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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.

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

Kevin Cullen

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If you take two recent examples — one local, one national — you will see the reason we need to have this talk.

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Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

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.

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

Actress and model Abbey Lee; below as a teenager.

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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.

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Opinion | Margery Eagan

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


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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.