Rockies 8, Red Sox 2

Clay Buchholz allows three homers in Red Sox’ loss

Boston -5/26/16- Boston Red Sox vs Colorado Rockies- Red Sox manager John Farrell has a talk with starting pitcher Clay Buchholz on the mound, but did not take him out of the game after he gave up his second homer in the 5th inning, putting the Sox behind 6-2. Boston Globe staff Photo by John Tlumacki (sports)

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Buchholz couldn’t keep the Sox in the game on a rare night at Fenway when the offense was held in check.


// Wade Boggs’s number finally retired by Red Sox

The Red Sox Thursday night did something they should have done a long time ago: They retired Wade Boggs’s No. 26.

// Jackie Bradley’s streak is over, but Xander Bogaerts’s is at 19

Bradley’s run ended at 29 games after an 0-for-4 night against the Rockies.

Red Sox notebook

//[1].jpg Eduardo Rodriguez may start for Sox next week

The lefthander said he feels strong enough to give it a go with the Red Sox.


// Is Rusney Castillo a forgotten man in Red Sox organization?

That Castillo is still patrolling the outfield for Triple A Pawtucket is in many ways dizzying.


// Media should pipe down about Matt Harvey’s silence

The struggling Mets hurler’s noncooperation with reporters isn’t the story — his pitching is.

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belicick during an NFL football practice Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Some very early observations from Patriots practice

It’s far too soon to make any judgments, but not too soon to notice a few interesting things . . .

// Shea McClellin is Patriots’ type of linebacker

Former Bears linebacker Shea McClellin signed a three-year, $9.05 million deal to join the Patriots.


//[1].jpg Brady’s top targets missing at offseason Patriots practice

Big names on both sides of the ball were absent from the field for the voluntary workout.

PROVIDENCE, RI - MARCH 19: Makai Mason #11 of the Yale Bulldogs drives against Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils in the first half of their game during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Dunkin' Donuts Center on March 19, 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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When you declare for the NBA Draft and no one notices

Yale’s Makai Mason knew how long his odds were, but under a new NBA rule, he had nothing to lose.


// Penguins rule Game 7

Bryan Rust nets 2 goals, Matt Murray makes 16 saves to push Pittsburgh into Cup final vs. San Jose.

Warriors 120, Thunder 111

// Golden State staves off elimination

Stephen Curry scored 31 points to help the Warriors win Game 5 and keep their championship hopes alive.

02/18/16: Fort Myers, FL: Red Sox manager John Farrell, after missing a lot of last season as he battled cancer, seems happy to be back on the field, as he patrols the field this morning.The first day of official workouts for the Red Sox is scheduled for tomorrow, today players were in camp working out in anticipation at Jet Blue South.(Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:spring training

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John Farrell has a unique view on hitting streaks

The Red Sox manager can readily provide context for Xander Bogaerts’s and Jackie Bradley Jr.’s hitting streaks.

//[1].jpg David Ortiz has some fun with New York fans

The Red Sox DH made a surprise appearance at a restaurant in New York.

// NFL punishes Ravens for violating practice rules

Baltimore has agreed to forfeit one week of offseason practices for violating terms of the NFL’s labor agreement.


// Serena and Venus duplicate their efforts in back-to-back wins

Turning back the clock, the Williams sisters register overpowering wins on French Open clay court.

Golf roundup

// Bryce Molder (64) finishes strong at Colonial; Jordan Spieth 3 back

Molder birdied six of his last nine holes for a one-stroke lead after the first round.