DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Red Sox’ young stars differ from their forebears in one respect

“You can’t be disrespectful or impolite,” says Xander Bogaerts. “That just doesn’t fly around here.”

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The polite young players are a distinct, even boring contrast to some of the combustible old-timers.

Chad Finn

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There were just too many “maybes” surrounding a possible deal for the mercurial center.

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NBA ALL-STAR NOTEBOOK

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The Jimmy Butler-to-Boston rumors persist as the trade deadline approaches on Thursday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin021717SpringTrainingDay5_Spt46.jpg Postcard from Fort Myers: The ritual of ‘live’ batting practice

The good news is live batting practice means spring training games are getting closer.

Bruins left wing Brad Marchand watched as the game-winning goal eluded Sharks goalie Martin Jones.

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Bruins 2, Sharks 1 (OT)

Bruins’ overtime strategy? Just wing it

Brad Marchand scored on an improvised play to lift the Bruins in their first game after a one-week break.

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Movement is limited to deals for depth because the blueprint is to draft and develop.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/642692818.jpg DeMarcus Cousins won’t be coming to the Celtics

The Kings have agreed to trade the All-Star to the Pelicans, hours after New Orleans hosted the NBA All-Star Game.

WEST 192, EAST 182

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Playing on his home court, the Pelicans center stole the show with a record night en route to game MVP honors.

Brad Bates (left) was hired at BC in 2012.

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Brad Bates resigns as Boston College athletic director

Bates will leave at the end of the school year to join a consulting firm.

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

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The Blue Devils have won seven straight but something still seems to be missing.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin021917SpringTrainingDay7_Spt8.jpg Is Mookie Betts the new ‘face of baseball?’

If MLB really wants to grow its fan base, it would be smart to promote the young Red Sox superstar.

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Fluto Shinzawa | Hockey Food

The boss really bit on this play-action, and so did I

Sure, covering Claude Julien’s debut in Montreal was a good idea, but there were other goals in mind as well.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin021917SpringTrainingDay7_Spt19.jpg Rusney Castillo is in a better frame of mind

The Red Sox outfielder hopes reuniting with his family will translate into a more productive season.

Dr. Larry Nassar, center, and his attorneys, Shannon Smith and Matt Newburg, listen to Judge Donald Allen Jr. rule that Nassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor, should stand trial on sexual assault charges during a hearing, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar is accused of assaulting a girl from the age of 6 until the girl was 12 at his home in Holt, Mich. He's pleaded not guilty. (Robert Killips/Lansing State Journal via AP)

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Former US gymnasts come forward, claim sex abuse by doctor

Three gymnasts, including 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher, say they were sexually abused by Dr. Larry Nassar.

Bruins notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_BruinsvsMapleLeafs-sports681.jpg On-the-job training for Bruins rookie Brandon Carlo

“I really learned a lot in this league and I feel I am continuing to progress,” said the 20-year-old blueliner.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/03/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin032913celtshawks_spt13.jpg A young Paul Pierce would be ‘unguardable’ now

Doc Rivers also called Pierce a “professional scorer” with great technical ability.

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Bennet Omalu is scheduled to appear on Thursday.

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