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BOSTON, MA - MAY 22: Rusney Castillo #38 of the Boston Red Sox warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Fenway Park on May 22, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Looking for a spark, manager John Farrell put the 27-year-old Cuban in the lineup against the Angels.


Game 42: Angels at Red Sox

Rick Porcello is on the mound and Rusney Castillo is in right field as the Sox open up a three-game series vs. the Angels.

FILE - This is an Aug. 5, 2011, file photo showing NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell, left, and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith shaking hands after signing their collective bargaining agreement at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Saying the NFL is

No official word on whether Roger Goodell will hear Brady’s appeal

NFL attorneys have submitted their argument to Goodell as to why he should not recuse himself.

Alex Speier

// What’s behind Hanley Ramirez’s recent slump?

Since he returned from his shoulder injury, Ramirez been a distorted shadow of his early-season self.


// Milan Lucic’s fate is a tricky call for Bruins GM Don Sweeney

The fate of the sturdy winger is one of the first big decisions facing Sweeney.

Alex Speier

// Red Sox have quite a stockpile of talent in Greenville

Several players at the Single A affiliate show great promise, including Yoan Moncada and Javier Guerra.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

// Red Sox picking up pace, but still among baseball’s slowest teams

MLB’s pace of play initiatives have been working, with only two teams averaging longer game times in 2015.

// Area golf courses bouncing back from a tough winter

Golf courses are open, but it may take some time before they are in midseason form.

Boxer James DeGale, of England, right, and opponent Andre Dirrell taunt each other after the weigh-in at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Friday, May 22, 2015. DeGale faces Dirrell for the vacant IBF super middleweight title on Saturday in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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James DeGale, Andre Dirrell fighting for IBF belt at Agganis Arena

The super middleweights highlight Saturday’s 11-bout card for Premier Boxing Champions on NBC.

celtics notebook

// Celtics will be aggressive in offseason, team president vows

“This probably is the best position we’ve been in with regard to having assets that can help us accelerate our path back,” said Rich Gotham.

Boston to host Labor Day IndyCar street race in 2016

High-speed race cars would run over a number of streets in the South Boston waterfront.

Alex Speier | Minor Details

Garin Cecchini has one of best games of year at Pawtucket

However, if Cecchini doesn’t maintain a high level of play, scouts may be rethinking his status.

// Surveys show that Tom Brady’s consumer appeal has nosedived

Brady’s golden image apparently has been damaged by the Deflategate scandal and his tepid response to it.


// ESPN commentators can relate to NBA playoff series

Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy, who are covering the Western Conference finals, were fired by the participating franchises.

//[2].jpg US delegation to visit IOC in Switzerland for talks on Boston bid

Boston and US Olympic leaders will discuss the city’s struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games.

Kevin Paul Dupont

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/03/05/ More from Dupont

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

Belichick era database


// Patriots during the Bill Belichick era

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