Hanley Ramirez glad to be back in Boston, where he’ll play left field

The Red Sox introduced their free agent acquisitions on Tuesday, and both said their eyes were on baseball’s biggest prize.


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The additions of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval represent an encouraging shift that shows the team will take risks.

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Both were in Boston Monday for physicals and will be introduced on Tuesday afternoon at Fenway.

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 23: Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during the third inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 23, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

As Red Sox beef up lineup, still plenty of pitching options

Red Sox fans should not assume adding bats prevents the team from getting top-tier pitching.

Darrelle Revis breaks up a second-quarter pass Sunday intended for the Lions’ Calvin Johnson. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Ben Volin | On footballl

With Darrelle Revis, Patriots’ defense is championship-caliber

The cornerback is having a Randy Moss-like impact in his first season with the Patriots.

11/23/14: Foxborough, MA: With the return of running back LaGarrette Blount (29), to New England, (seen recieveing the heroe's welcome by teammates at left when he left the game late in the New England romp), last weeks hero Jonas Gray (35) found himself benched by head coach Bill Belichick (not pictured). Quarterback Tom Brady is in the backround at right. The New England Patriots hosted the Detroit Lions in a regular season NFL game at Gillette Stadium. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Patriots-Lions (1)

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Ask Ben Volin | Patriots Mailbag

Ask Ben: Will Patriots be able to run vs. Packers?

Globe NFL reporter Ben Volin has another round of answers to readers’ questions about the Patriots and the NFL.


Bill Belichick sees turnovers as huge factor vs. Packers

The Packers (plus-15) and Patriots (plus-11) rank 1-2 in the NFL in turnover differential.


Bruins’ effort was admirable vs. Montreal and Pittsburgh

While coming away with just 1 point, the Bruins stared down the East’s top two teams while playing shorthanded.

penguins 3, bruins 2 | OT

Bruins lose to Penguins in overtime

Evgeni Malkin’s second goal of the game was the winner as the Penguins won at TD Garden.


Kickoff times set for 2014 MIAA Super Bowls

The first kickoff at Gillette Stadium is 9 a.m. between Cohasset and Littleton.

New England ski conditions

Check the latest SnoCountry report for New England downhill skiing/snowboarding areas.

Bob Ryan

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Read past columns from Ryan, who began writing for the Globe in 1968 and now contributes occasional columns.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.

Belichick era database


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Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.

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