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Hanley Ramirez leaves game against Rays with injury

The Red Sox left fielder slammed into a wall in the first inning while chasing a fly, apparently hurting his arm or shoulder.

Boston, Massachusetts -- 5/3/2015-- Boston Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow reacts after New York Yankees Brett Gardner (not pictured) hit a three run home run during the sixth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts May 3, 2015. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: RedSox-Yankees Reporter:

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Alex Speier

Red Sox bullpen’s shortcomings proved costly vs. Yankees

Both teams have similar starting rotations, but the Yankees’ dominant bullpen made a huge difference this weekend.

// Meet the Patriots’ 2015 draft class

New England’s class includes 11 players drafted, eight on the final day.

Dan Shaughnessy

// Pedro Martinez as good as ever in his new book

The Hall of Famer tells it just as he sees it in his new book, which is due out Tuesday.

Rangers won’t let Bruins interview Jeff Gorton for GM position

Gorton worked for the Bruins for 15 years, but with the Rangers still playing, he can’t be interviewed for the Boston GM job.

Ben Volin | On football

// Even after 4 Super Bowls, Bill Belichick willing to change defensive philosophy

The Patriots’ plan now is to develop a rotation on the defensive line and overwhelm opposing offensive lines and quarterbacks.

In this April 20, 2015 photo provided by Paige Tatge, her mother, Barbara Tatge, left, kisses an unknown spectator in Wellesley, Mass., as she ran in the Boston Marathon. It's a tradition for male runners to kiss the women attending Wellesley College as they line the marathon route. Barbara made good on a dare by her daughter, Paige, that she kiss a man as she ran along the route. Now they would like to know who she actually kissed. (Paige Tatge via AP)

Woman seeking man she kissed at Boston Marathon hears from his wife

The unidentified man’s wife said the attention was fun but that the couple wanted to remain anonymous.

Game 26: Rays at Red Sox

Clay Buchholz is on the mound as the Red Sox look to snap a three-game losing streak

Torey Krug of USA, left, shoots to score past Russia’s goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovski, second from right, during the Hockey World Championships Group B match in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Monday, May 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

United States 4, Russia 2

Bruins defenseman Torey Krug scores for US

The United States beat defending champion Russia 4-2 Monday for its third straight win at the ice hockey world championship.

Charleston, S.C.-April 9, 2015-Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld-- Tyler Tumminia, warms up before the Charleston River Dogs game.She oversees the business operations of four minor league baseball teams and co-owns a collegiate team

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Tyler Tumminia has baseball in her blood

The wife of Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is the daughter of a longtime scout and oversees operations for four minor league teams.


// Rio Olympics will have you staying up late

Swimming, basketball, and beach volleyball are among the events that won’t wrap up until around midnight or later during the 2016 Games.

Alex Speier | Minor Details

Rafael Devers proving he belongs in South Atlantic League

The 18-year-old’s huge game on Sunday for the Red Sox Single A team shows he isn’t overmatched by older pitchers.

Warriors’ Stephen Curry voted NBA’s MVP over Harden, James

The Golden State point guard is the franchise’s first MVP since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960.

Alex Speier

// Red Sox looking for better results with latest youth movement

Like last year, several players in key roles have plenty of potential but little major league experience.

After Saturday’s Derby, the losers, for the most part, expressed how good American Pharoah is.

Joe Sullivan | Horse Racing

Is American Pharoah the second coming of Secretariat?

A fixture in the thoroughbred world of Kentucky praised the Kentucky Derby winner with comparisons to one of racing's best.

Kevin Paul Dupont

// Mayweather-Pacquiao turned into a real dud of a fight

The highly anticipated bout left much to be desired as the boxers mostly danced around the ring.

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.