Bill Belichick sent Darrelle Revis home for being late

Revis did not practice Tuesday, and league sources said it was because he was late to the Patriots facility.

// Chandler Jones could miss a month with hip injury

It’s unknown when the defensive lineman, who played 84 of 87 snaps in the win over the Jets last Thursday, suffered the injury.


// Jay Cutler is focal point of Bears’ inconsistency

The Chicago quarterback has been able to move the ball but has been throwing crippling interceptions.


// Patriots see ‘versatility’ in newly acquired Akeem Ayers

Coach Bill Belichick was coy about Ayers’s role, but noted he has experience both at linebacker and at defensive end.

// Tom Brady thinks he can improve his mobility

“I joke all the time, I don’t have one cell in my body that ever tells me to run,” Brady said. But the Patriots QB is trying to change that.

It will be strange for Bruins fans (and former teammates) to see Johnny Boychuk in Islanders colors. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

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Johnny Boychuk returns to Garden with Islanders Thursday

The popular defenseman, who was traded by the Bruins before the season, is off to a hot start with New York.

Gregory Campbell, right, celebrates with after his third-period goal gave the Bruins the lead.

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Fourth line delivers for Bruins in comeback

It is probably no coincidence that the Bruins’ slow start coincided with Gregory Campbell’s core injury.


David Ortiz again has starring role in World Series

Ortiz is making his debut as a TV analyst for Fox. “I want the experience. I hope it’s fun,” Ortiz said.


Royals manager Ned Yost believes in letting his players be themselves.


Unconventional Ned Yost has won fans over

Before this postseason, Yost was seen as the second-coming of Grady Little.But the vitriol around Yost has ended.


Torey Krug, left, celebrated with Brad Marchand after his teammate’s goal on Tuesday.

Bruins notebook

Torey Krug out to shed ‘offensive defenseman’ label

He wants to prove his worth as a defensive defenseman, that’s not what comes to the minds of most when they think about Krug.

Bob Ryan

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Kevin Paul Dupont

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

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// 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.