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John Henry says Farrell, Cherington jobs are safe

“This is a strong team. They’ve just played not up to their capabilities,” the Red Sox owner said.

Dan Shaughnessy

// Truth is, Red Sox just aren’t perennial playoff contenders

It’s time to face the fact that some of the team’s philosophies simply aren’t working.

Red Sox notebook

// David Ortiz takes inventory on a difficult Red Sox season so far

“There’s a little bit of frustration,” Ortiz said before the Sox’ series opener against the Twins.


// Roger Federer eliminated from French Open

Stan Wawrinka defeated Federer, marking the third year in a row that Federer has exited in the quarterfinals or earlier.

// Pelicans hire away Celtics assistant Darren Erman

Erman will be an associate head coach on Alvin Gentry’s staff in New Orleans.

NBA notebook

// NBA notebook: Bulls introduce Fred Hoiberg as new coach

‘‘I love this roster,’’ the former Iowa State coach said. “I love the versatility of the players.”


Garin Cecchini still mired in slump at Pawtucket

Cecchini is striking out at an alarming rate, and his average has dropped to .190.


// Who’s to blame for Red Sox mess? Not John Farrell

A rainout was fitting for a 22-29 last-place team that is rapidly taking on water and hanging its manager out to dry.

Alex Speier

// Is the Red Sox’ defense really that bad?

Actually, the Red Sox are around league average with the gloves — with one huge exception.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to reporters during the NFL's spring meetings in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Roger Goodell confirms he’ll hear Tom Brady’s appeal

The NFLPA had hoped to put enough pressure on Goodell that he would step aside and appoint an independent arbitrator.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves after his statement during a news conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, June 2, 2015. Blatter resigned as FIFA president on Tuesday, four days after being re-elected to a fifth term. Blatter, 79, announced the decision at a news conference in Zurich, six days after the FBI raided a hotel in Zurich and arrested several FIFA officials. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

FIFA president Sepp Blatter resigns

The FIFA president announced his resignation as allegations of corruption swirled around world soccer’s governing body.

// Amid fanfare, American Pharoah arrives at Belmont

A gaggle of photographers and news crews recorded every step taken by the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner.

// Free agent Wes Welker open to a reunion with Patriots

The former Patriot made the rounds on Boston sports radio Tuesday, talking Deflategate and a possible reunion.

// Stanley Cup finalists represent a speedier NHL

The Lightning and Blackhawks possess some of the best skill and pace of play that the NHL has to offer.

Fluto Shinzawa

Previewing and predicting the Stanley Cup Final

Look for the style of play the Blackhawks and Lightning exhibit to be widely adopted throughout the NHL.

// Trying to put past behind him, Adrian Peterson happy to rejoin Vikings

Peterson said he has learned that the form of discipline he used with his son was no longer acceptable.

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


// 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.