Peter Abraham

Behind the scenes throughout David Ortiz’s final season

09/14/16: Boston, MA: Red Sox DH David Ortiz will soon be riding off into the sunset as far as his major league baseball career is concerned, tonight he is just heading back into the dugout as the sun sets over Fenway Park after finishing some pre game warmups. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Baltimore Orioles in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: metro topic: Red Sox-Orioles

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From spring training to the playoffs, Globe Red Sox beat writer Peter Abraham documented key moments from David Ortiz’s last season on the field.

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts celebrated with a leaping fist bump after Ortiz's two-run home run during the seventh inning.

RED SOX 5, BLUE JAYS 3

Ortiz does it again with home run to lift Red Sox

Honored before the game, Ortiz proceeded to break a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning with a two-run homer.

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Game 1 is Thursday, although home field is yet to be determined.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

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A group of children who received what in some cases was life-saving surgery from the David Ortiz Children’s Fund were on the field to represent the 563 children who have been helped.

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The 34-old-defenseman played on team Europe with Zdeno Chara in the World Cup.

Harvard 31, Georgetown 17

Harvard rests some starters, but still routs Georgetown

Harvard, gearing up for next week’s Ivy League matchup, had not trouble against Georgetown.

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108 Stitches: The Podcast

So about those Dan Shaughnessy-David Ortiz encounters ...

Dan Shaughnessy’s controversies involving David Ortiz are among the topics on our latest Red Sox podcast.

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BILLS AT PATRIOTS | SUNDAY, 1 P.M. (CBS)

Patriots’ keys to victory over the Bills

A closer look at Sunday’s game, with an emphasis on the matchups on offense and defense.

Bruins 2, Red Wings 1

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Spooner scored in overtime as the Bruins tipped the Red Wings, 2-1.

bruins notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/BruinsCamp10.jpg Danton Heinen likely to make first of Bruins’ roster cuts

The Bruins want to give the rookie scorer a longer look in training camp.

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The aggressive tone set by the Patriots linebacker is contagious, and his teammates feed off him.

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ADAM HIMMELSBACH

A Celtics assistant recalls his special bond with Kevin Garnett

Veteran strength coach Bryan Doo saw generous and thoughtful sides of the retiring big man.

Baseball roundup

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Yu Darvish looked playoff-ready, striking out 12 in a 3-1 victory over the Rays.

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RYDER CUP: US 5, EUROPE 3

US storms to lead, but Europe fights back at Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy’s 20-foot eagle putt gave Europe a 3-1 victory in fourball after the US swept the morning foursomes.

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Week 4 high school football updates

Xaverian at Catholic Memorial, King Philip at Mansfield, and Lexington at Reading are among this week’s top matchups.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

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The Yankees’ pregame ceremony for the retiring Red Sox slugger was short, sweet, and dignified.

FLUTO SHINZAWA I ON HOCKEY

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Patrice Bergeron scored the tying goal for Canada.

Fluto Shinzawa | Hockey Food

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/09/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/401.JPG The search continues for a good plate at the World Cup

However, our man still hasn’t found what he’s looking for when it comes to Greek food.

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The team gifted Ortiz a leather-bound book of letters to him penned by current and former Yankees players.

SPORTING KC AT REVOLUTION | SATURDAY, 7:30 (CSN)

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Both teams will be fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive when they meet Saturday.