CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

Which were the real Sox — those of April/May or June?

Boston Red Sox's Travis Shaw sits on the field after being caught in a run down during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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A 10-16 month seemed to expose a lot of flaws, and Dave Dombrowksi has to decide what he has.

Alex Speier

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Price has not been right with the Red Sox thus far, but there are reasons to be optimistic.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

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Though dominant at times, the lefty had another midgame meltdown — an inexplicable, frustrating pattern.

MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/unnamed.jpg The long and winding road of Aaron Wilkerson

The 27-year-old righty may be the most unlikely candidate for the Red Sox rotation in some time.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

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A marriage between center Dwight Howard and the Celtics would be a perfect fit.

May 6, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) is fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) during the first half in game three of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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What are chances a top free agent will sign with Celtics?

We’ve ranked the biggest names on the market with a “Boston signability” score.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

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The Celtics are about to start courting the NBA’s marquee free agent, and we are here to help.

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Even if the Celtics can’t land him this time, their meeting could set the stage for a deal next year.

NFL NOTEBOOK

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The league is also reviewing a domestic violence incident involving the free agent quarterback.

Patriots quarterbacks Tom Brady, from left, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brisset warm up during practice at Gillette Stadium's practice fields on Monday, June 13, 2016. (Photo by Scott Eisen for The Boston Globe)

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State of the Patriots | QB

After Brady, Patriots’ QB depth chart isn’t set in stone

Tom Brady’s backup, Jimmy Garoppolo, could face a challenge from rookie Jacoby Brissett in training camp.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/06/29/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/535940164.jpg Your guide to NBA free agency

From the rules and regulations to the top players on the market, here’s everything you should know as the market opens.

USATF

New Englanders seeking Olympic team spots at US track trials

The US team for Rio will be determined over the next 10 days at the trials in Eugene, Ore.

FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

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Sweeney’s best move is to hang tight and cross his fingers that he can initiate action on the post-July 1 trade market.

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The 34-year-old defenseman was due $7 million in salary through 2018.

Boston Bruins’ Torey Krug skates with the puck during an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Friday, April 1, 2016, in St. Louis. The Bruins won the game 6-5. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

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Bruins sign Torey Krug to four-year, $21 million extension

The 25-year-old defenseman would have become a restricted free agent on Friday.

WIMBLEDON

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The reigning French Open champion was ousted in straight sets by Slovakia’s Jana Cepelova.

FLUTO SHINZAWA

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In the absence of a roster overhaul, the coach will go to work on his players’ heads as he preps for next season.

Peter Hapak for ESPN The Magazine Body Issue.

Vince Wilfork to appear on cover of ESPN’s Body Issue

The former Patriots defensive lineman is one of 19 athletes who will appear nude in the issue, which hits newsstands next week.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

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The first baseman strained muscles on his side but said he would play Friday.

Rich Berberian Jr. tees off on a hole in the 2016 PGA Professional Championship June 29 at Atunyote Golf Club in Verona, New York. (Montana Pritchard/PGA of America)

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A New Hampshire club pro is headed to the PGA Championship

Rich Berberian Jr. rallied to win the PGA Professional Championship, which comes with a tee time at the PGA Tour’s final major.

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When challenged on Wednesday at a basketball clinic, the Celtics’ top draft pick made his own statement.