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There’s no sitting super sub Brock Holt

Shortstop Brock Holt was greeted by happy teammates after his three-run blast in the eighth inning gave the Red Sox the lead.

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Like last season, Holt is forcing his way into the lineup — and Friday’s go-ahead home run helped his cause.

//[1].jpg No timeline for release of Deflategate report, Roger Goodell says

The NFL commissioner said it was unlikely the report would be released during the upcoming week, with the draft ahead.

// LeBron James hits a full-court shot during shootaround at TD Garden

James stood just inside the baseline and threw the ball into the opposite hoop.

// Milan Lucic’s father dies unexpectedly

The Bruins left wing said in a statement that his father, Dobro, died Wednesday in Vancouver.

// MLB suspends seven players from Royals, White Sox following brawl

All seven players were also fined an undisclosed amount. Their suspensions start Sunday, barring any appeals.

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// Red Sox slug three homers to top Orioles

Brock Holt and David Ortiz each hit three-run home runs to propel the Red Sox to a series-opening win in Baltimore.

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// A long and difficult road led Junichi Tazawa to the right place

The Red Sox reliever endured a controversial departure from Japan and Tommy John surgery before finding success.

// Oilers name Peter Chiarelli president/GM

The Bruins may receive compensation because Chiarelli, despite being fired last week, was still under contract.

David Blatt grew up in Framingham and spent several years coaching overseas before getting his first NBA head coaching job this season.

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Kevin Paul Dupont

Boston still feels like home to Cavaliers coach David Blatt

The rookie NBA coach who grew up in Framingham reminisced about his younger days in the city’s suburbs.

// Celtics’ physical play leaves Cavaliers unfazed

The referees went to their replay system to check for excessive contact on three Celtic fouls.


// Harvard’s Zack Hodges confident he can graduate to NFL

The defensive end and Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Year has no doubts that he can compete at the highest level.


// Knee surgery to sideline Revs’ Darrius Barnes for 6 months

Barnes tore the patellar tendon in his left knee, dealing the side yet another injury setback.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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

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// 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.