RED SOX 4, TWINS 1

Chris Sale pitches Red Sox past Twins

Sale (10-3) allowed one run on four hits and struck out nine as the Sox kept pace with the Yankees in the AL East.

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Making a lineup out of the Red Sox’ retired-number players

You can (almost) make up a perfect team, position by position, from the 10 retired numbers, but the batting order is tricky.

Alex Speier

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Hanley Ramirez’s shoulder woes have prevented him from duplicating last season’s production.

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The ex-Sox reliever has been a veteran presence on a young Minnesota squad.

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The Bruins owner and the former forward are among seven new members.

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas provided punch all season long, earning him a fifth-place finish in MVP balloting.

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Isaiah Thomas finishes fifth in NBA’s MVP balloting

The Celtics guard finished behind Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James.

2017 NBA Awards

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The Thunder guard topped Houston’s James Harden and San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard

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Russell’s comments had the crowd at the NBA’s season-ending awards ceremony cracking up.

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The Celtics forward averaged 6.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2017 NBA AWARDS

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For the league’s first awards night, the NBA walked the red carpet.

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

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Bradley has targeted things in his game to work on, and he will soon intensify his workouts.

Gary Washburn

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It’s now expected to be $99 million, approximately $9 million lower than many league executives expected a year ago.

US Senior Open at Salem CC

Peabody, MA - 5/15/2017 - US Senior Open golf tournament preview day is held at Salem Country Club. Photo by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Topic: SeniorOpen Reporter: Ben Volin/Matt Pepin

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US SENIOR OPEN

Restored greens at Salem will be a challenge in US Senior Open

The original Donald Ross touches are back in place, meaning more undulations and false fronts.

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The story is nearly as old as the history of the USGA itself.

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The two-time major champion has a shoulder injury and will not play at Salem CC.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/greenhouse_SeniorOpen-10_sports-14208.jpg A guide to the 2017 US Senior Open

The 38th edition of the tournament is at Salem CC in Peabody this week.

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, left, speaks with members of the media following NFL football practice, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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BEN VOLIN

Why it was smart for Julian Edelman to front-load his contract, and other Patriots notes

We also touch on Andrew Hawkins’s role, Robert Kraft talking about the NFL’s international series, and Devin McCourty’s latest move.

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Gina Raimondo said backs legislation filed by Pawtucket’s mayor that outlines the financing of a downtown ballpark.

Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

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RED SOX NOTEBOOK

Pablo Sandoval to start rehab; Jhonny Peralta headed to Pawtucket, too

The Red Sox plan to alternate Sandoval and Peralta at third base and DH in Triple A.

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Owens has struggled with Triple A Pawtucket this season, averaging 7.8 walks per nine innings.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Muscaro(2)A.jpg Merrimack’s Carly Muscaro named NCAA Div. 2 Athlete of the Year

Stanford swimmer Katie Ledecky won the Honda Cup as the nation’s top Division 1 female athlete.

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Emirates Team New Zealand defeated Oracle Team USA for its seventh win in the series.