Agent Ed Kleven was a character from another era

Kleven handled Tony C, the Kingsmen, and scores of others, but mostly he was a champion of charity and a friend to many.

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David Ortiz continues to defy odds with Red Sox

After struggling against lefthanders last year, Ortiz made the necessary adjustment to produce this season.

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, left, encourages starting pitcher Clay Buchholz during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


The good Clay Buchholz shows up, and Red Sox win

The righthander gave up an early homer, then shut down the White Sox to lead Boston to victory.


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The goal is to get the rehabbing lefty up to 90-100 pitches, but more importantly feeling good about himself.

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Ramirez hopes to improve from last season, when he started strong but struggled in his final 84 games.

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Is next Malcolm Butler among Patriots’ undrafted free agents?

The Patriots added nine players after the draft. Here’s what you need to know about all of them.

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The Celtics will find out where the first of their eight picks will be when the draft lottery is held May 17.


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He is charged with obtaining a major player, and he has draft picks, trades, and free agency to work with.

Exercise rider Hector Ramos rides Kentucky Derby entrant Outwork during a workout at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 7. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Pedigree looks like the key to picking this Kentucky Derby winner

There is one horse whose preparation has been impressive and who could have the stamina in his genes to win.

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Manziel’s ex-girlfriend alleged he hit her and threatened to kill her during a night out in January.

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Two-day racing cards will be presented in July, August, and September, the track announced Thursday.

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Provisional 40-man rosters were revealed Thursday, and nations have until May 20 to trim them to 23.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Lee_nascar2_spts.jpg New Hampshire Motor Speedway reveals NASCAR dates for 2017

The track will host two Sprint Cup races in 2017 in the same time periods as this season.

Yohan Blake, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the 100 and 200 meters, will compete in Boston on June 18.



Something big afoot: Track stars coming to Boston

A world-class meet will be held in June on Charles Street between the Common and Public Garden.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/04/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/celtics37-10242.jpg Kelly Olynyk still considering shoulder surgery

Danny Ainge expects a decision from the ailing Celtics forward in about a week.