NICK CAFARDO I BASEBALL NOTES

Max Scherzer talks a good game

Max Scherzer.

Scherzer started his career with the Diamondbacks but really learned how to pitch with the Tigers.

Mike Tannenbaum with the New York Jets in 2012.

BEN VOLIN I FOOTBALL NOTES

Mike Tannenbaum wouldn’t trade his dream job with Dolphins

Tannenbaum made his signature move in Suh, $59.955 million guaranteed, a record for a defensive player.

GARY WASHBURN I BASKETBALL NOTES

NBA players’ union head says labor talks can be win-win

The NBPA will opt out of the current agreement following the 2016-17 season.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I ON SECOND THOUGHT

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/dupont-7268.jpg Boosting NHL scoring a worthy goal

The game isn’t necessarily defined by its 100-point scorers, but they do serve as a reasonable frame of overall entertainment.

Matt Lane (center) is the center of the celebration after scoring in the second period for BU.

BU 3, Minnesota-Duluth 2

BU advances to the Frozen Four with win over Minnesota-Duluth

Evan Rodrigues scored with 2 minutes, 24 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Terriers over the Bobcats.

Denver 5, Boston College 2

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Denver put the Eagles on the defensive, it seemed, from the opening faceoff.

KENTUCKY 68, NOTRE DAME 66

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Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and top overall seed Kentucky survived a huge upset scare from Notre Dame, winning 68-66.

Bruins 4, Rangers 2

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tlumacki_bruinsvsrangers_sports117.jpg Tuukka Rask exits Bruins’ win over Rangers

Milan Lucic found the net twice in the first period as the Bruins jumped out to an early lead.

Toronto Maple Leafs' T.J. Brennan, left, battles with Ottawa Senators' Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

The Canadian Press/AP

FLUTO SHINZAWA I HOCKEY NOTES

Ottawa Senators in a rush to succeed

No team is comfortable defending against an opponent that’s coming with speed, numbers, and clean possession.

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (7) is shown against the St. Louis Cardinals in an exhibition spring training baseball game Monday, March 9, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. Boston won 3-0. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Christian Vazquez’s injury is a sad, scary development

The Red Sox are anxious about the man they expected to bat ninth and catch 140 games this season.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/15/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/chin030215RedSoxSpring_spt15-6827.jpg Catcher Blake Swihart almost certainly untouchable now

The injury to Christian Vazquez has left the Sox in no position to trade Swihart.

David Ortiz comments on why he wrote about drug tests

“It’s not me. It’s the reporters who keep asking me the same questions,” Ortiz said.

US Alpine Championships

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The 20-year-old from Eagle-Vail, Colo., finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 33.02 seconds to beat Paula Moltzan by 4.31 seconds.

EAST REGIONAL FINAL

It’s no surprise that Rick Pitino and Tom Izzo have gone this far

Louisville and Michigan State have overachieved, but given the consistent success of their coaches, we shouldn’t be surprised.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/150319_braintree_055a.jpg Winter 2015 Globe All-Scholastics: Honoring area’s best

The Boston Globe celebrates the best athletes from winter competition.

Sports Log: Longhorns reportedly fire Rick Barnes

Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason.

New England ski conditions

Check the latest SnoCountry report for New England downhill skiing/snowboarding areas.

Bob Ryan

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Read past columns from Ryan, who began writing for the Globe in 1968 and now contributes occasional columns.

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

INTERACTIVE DATABASE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2004g18c-2786--90x90.JPG 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.

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