Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox would love to move Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli homered in the seventh inning, part of a 2-for-3 night.

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The Sox would take a return similar to what they got for Shane Victorino.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

// Red Sox’ Comedy Hour is no laughing matter

Hey, season-ticket holders, so you’re spending $43,000 (four tickets) for this?

Red Sox starter Rick Porcello watches as a first-inning solo homer by the White Sox’ Adam Eaton leaves the yard.

White Sox 9, Red Sox 2

Rick Porcello struggles again as Red Sox fall to White Sox

The righthander gave up six runs on 10 hits as he pitched only into the third inning, leaving to boos.


Rangers reportedly getting Cole Hamels

The Rangers are getting Phillies pitchers Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman plus cash considerations, according to

// Red Sox never close to acquiring Cole Hamels

In the end, the Red Sox weren’t in position to jump into the final Cole Hamels sweepstakes.

Red Sox notebook

// Rotation changes on the horizon for Red Sox

Minor league lefties Brian Johnson and Henry Owens are expected to join the team in early August.

Alex Speier

// Payroll key consideration as Red Sox build for 2016

If a well-rounded roster is to be forged, it’s hard to imagine the team doing so without diving into the trade market.

// On a hot summer day, Winter Classic begins to take shape

NHL, Bruins, Canadiens, and Patriots officials held a kickoff event at Gillette Stadium, which will host the Jan. 1 game.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July, 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th IOC executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place.(AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Boston failed to deliver on ‘promises’ to USOC, IOC president says

Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics.

// Robert Kraft blasts NFL over Deflategate penalty

Patriots owner Robert Kraft returned to a defiant tone against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and gave his support to Tom Brady.

Ben Volin | on football

// Brady, Kraft explanations have inconsistencies worth exploring

While the owner and quarterback offered passionate responses to the NFL’s decision on Deflategate, they weren’t totally convincing.

// Tom Brady officially files suit against the NFL

Brady seeks to have his entire punishment overturned on the grounds that Roger Goodell was inherently biased.

Rob Gronkowski (center) engages a teammate during a blocking drill at last season’s training camp.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Ben Volin

How to watch training camp like a pro

Here’s your guide to understanding the action when the Patriots begin practicing for the 2015 season.


// Devin McCourty, Matthew Slater support Tom Brady

Their answers to questions about Brady’s suspension underscore how coach Bill Belichick conditions his players to tune out the noise.

// Patriots roster breakdown by position

With training camp opening Thursday, Ben Volin looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the team.

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs says he is confident in the retooled Bruins in the upcoming season, but there may be more changes before all is said and done.

Jeremy Jacobs optimistic about Bruins’ offseason makeover

The Bruins installed Don Sweeney as GM and shuttled Milan Lucic and Dougie Hamilton out, bringing in a little breathing room under the salary cap.

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.