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Patriots prepare for Raiders’ rookie QB Derek Carr

Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr doesn’t look like a rooke on tape, according to several Patriots.


Derek Carr, the fourth QB taken in the draft this year, is the only rookie QB to start his team’s first two games.

Game 153 preview: Red Sox at Pirates

The Pirates will be looking for a sweep in the final game of the interleague series Thursday at 7:05 p.m.


Simon Gagne looks to make Bruins on tryout basis

The former Flyer is 34 and has been out of hockey for a year, but he’s giving it his best shot.

Reilly Smith, Torey Krug missing as Bruins open camp

Camp began Thursday without the players, with the Bruins’ lack of flexibility under the salary cap hampering contract talks.

// NASCAR at New Hampshire: Drivers to watch

A look at the 16 drivers in the Chase for the Cup Championship heading into the New Hampshire race.


// Thoughts on Roger Goodell, Derek Jeter, and other hot topics

There is a lot going on in the sports world these days, and here is some food for thought on it.

Tom Brady posts old résumé on Facebook

The Patriots quarterback gave the social media world a good laugh on Thursday.

Stevan Ridley wants to keep hot streak going

Ridley gained 101 yards against the Vikings in Week 2 and hopes for another strong day against the Raiders.

A Raiders fan expressed his feelings about commissioner-under-siege Roger Goodell at Sunday’s game. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY


NFL merely being reactive, not proactive

The NFL is learning the hard way it can’t just wait for fans to watch the games and forget all about the disturbing developments of recent weeks.

Royal & Ancient Golf Club votes to admit female members

One of golf’s major governing bodies will allow female members for the first time in its 260-year history.


Florida State QB Jameis Winston uttered a crude sexual catchphrase Tuesday, earning him a punishment.

ACC Football Notebook

ACC notes: Florida State punishes Jameis Winston

The Florida State QB and defending Heisman Trophy winner will sit vs. Clemson after making ‘‘offensive and vulgar’’ comments about women.

NASCAR in New Hampshire

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.

Belichick era database


// 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.