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Red Sox defeat Rays in trip finale

David Ortiz was congratulated by Dustin Pedroia after hitting a three-run homer in the third inning.

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A long home run by David Ortiz was the difference at Tropicana Field.

Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller has been traded twice, so if it happens again he won’t be surprised.  Chris O’Meara/Associated Press

Red Sox notebook

Andrew Miller isn’t worrying about trade possibilities

The fireballing lefthander has been among the best relievers in the game the last two years.

Carl Yastrzemski won the Triple Crown in 1967. David Ortiz has three World Series titles on his resume.

Dan Shaughnessy

For Yaz, Ortiz is the second greatest Red Sox

Ted Williams will always be No. 1, and while most baby boomers believe Carl Yastrzemski deserves the No. 2 spot, Yaz says it’s David Ortiz.

Last year, Tavon Wilson played in 13 games plus both postseason games, but was on the field with the defense in just five, for a total of 22 snaps.

Tavon Wilson worked on mental focus, communication in offseason

Wilson is gunning for a shot at the second starting safety spot.

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// Tom Glavine’s road to Cooperstown began in Billerica

The pitching great saluted his hometown during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

// Tom Glavine: ‘Little did I know my left arm would lead me here’

The left-hander has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

“I still think when push comes to shove, the Rays will deal him,” opined one National League special adviser about David Price.

Sunday Baseball Notes

Rays have big decisions as trade deadline nears

Tampa Bay must make a huge decision on whether to deal ace David Price or hang on to him until the offseason.

Evan Turner barely played for the Indiana Pacers after a midseason trade.

Sunday Basketball Notes

Celtics appear an ideal match for Evan Turner

There doesn’t appear to be much to lose for Celtics president Danny Ainge in this Turner transaction.

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali called himself ‘‘a flag-bearer of anti-doping’’ during the race.

Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Nibali, who called himself “a flag-bearer of anti-doping,” is the first Italian to win in 16 years.

Bob Ryan

// More from the columnist

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

Kevin Paul Dupont

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/03/05/ More from Dupont

Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.