Red Sox lose more than a game

Tampa Bay Rays' Luke Maile, right, slides home to score the game-winning run as Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon can't handle the throw during the 11th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Rays won 4-3. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Rookie Andrew Benintendi went down with an injury, then the Red Sox went down in extra innings.

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Benintendi sprained his left knee scurrying back to second base in the seventh inning.


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Sandoval, one team source said, has dropped 20-25 pounds.


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The Red Sox DH recorded his 10th season of at least 30 home runs and 100 RBIs, putting him in all-time elite company.

Jimmy Garoppolo (left) is used to being the No. 2 quarterback, and Tom Brady No. 1, but things are different this preseason.

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Don’t look now, but Patriots have a quarterback controversy

They need to get Jimmy Garoppolo ready for the season, but Tom Brady doesn’t like being on the sideline.

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Stork has been beset by concussion issues and lost his position battle at center to David Andrews.


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Garoppolo said he hasn’t been told who the starter will be: “You never know,” he said.

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Cowboys borrow Patriots’ slogan, and Gronk has an issue with it

A “Do Your Job” sign has been added to Dallas’s locker room, and it doesn’t sit well with the Patriots’ tight end.

Aug 24, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; New England Revolution goalkeeper Brad Knighton (18) defends the goal with defender Andrew Farrell (2) against San Jose Earthquakes forward Chad Barrett (19) during the first half at Avaya Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Revolution 0, Earthquakes 0

Scoring drought continues for Revolution, and so does winless streak

New England hasn’t had a goal, or a victory, since Aug. 9 following Wednesday night’s tie.

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The goalkeeper called the Swedes ‘‘a bunch of cowards’’ for focusing on defense in their win over the US team.

Alex Speier

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Betts’s defensive gem Tuesday night proved a startling reminder of how far he has come in a short time.

WARREN, VT---July 30, 2016-Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld-- The swimming hole at Warren Falls in the early morning, before the crowds. .

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This formerly secret swimming hole in Vermont is now attracting a crowd

Warren Falls is a series of small, cascading waterfalls surrounded by cliffs, carved rocks, and crystal-clear water.

Alex Speier

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Tuesday night’s win was the latest in a string of victories that came in spite of limited offensive output.

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One by one, swimmer Katie Ledecky handed her Olympic medals to Bryce Harper.