J.D. Martinez has not completed his physical yet

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 27: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Arizona Diamondbacks points after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field on August 27, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

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The Red Sox’ prized acquisition, who agreed to terms Monday, was still awaiting clearance as of Thursday.


// Here’s a vote for a bracket-style NBA playoff system

Using a 1-through-16 format and ignoring conference setups is an intriguing concept.

// Blake Swihart will get opportunities to make Red Sox

The former first-round pick is out of minor league options.


// Anders Bjork lost to Bruins for season after shoulder surgery

The 21-year-old rookie winger had the labrum in his left shoulder repaired Tuesday.

// Bruins ship Frank Vatrano to Florida for third-round pick

The deal effectively replaces the third-round pick the Bruins yielded to the Rangers when acquiring Nick Holden.

// Overstocked on defense, Bruins may look to trade again

The acquisition of Nick Holden gave them nine healthy blue liners, with room for only six.


// Red Sox sweep doubleheader against college teams

The Sox start Grapefruit League play on Friday when they host the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 p.m.

// Former Bruin Marco Sturm could parlay Olympic success into NHL gig

Sturm wants to coach in the NHL, and he’s having quite the audition coaching Germany to the semifinals at the Olympics.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by VALDRIN XHEMAJ/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9434536bw) Monique Lamoureux-Morando (facing) and Gigi Marvin of the US celebrate after the US team won the Women's Ice Hockey Gold Medal match between Canada and USA inside the Gangneung Hockey Centre at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games 2018, in Gangneung, South Korea, 22 February 2018. Ice Hockey - PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, Gangneung, Korea - 22 Feb 2018


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Our newest American heroes: The US women’s hockey team

Goals like the one that brought the US women the gold are destined to be remembered. It was that good. That ridiculous. That remarkable.

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// Maddie Rooney’s shootout performance started and ended with a smile

Her teammates had the utmost confidence in the 20-year-old goaltender, and for good reason.

// More than half of the US women’s Olympic hockey team has Mass. connections

From Mass. natives to stand-out local college hockey players, here are the 13 women who have connections to the Commonwealth.

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// US wins gold medal in women’s hockey

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the winner in a shootout to defeat Canada.

// Fourth line has been stepping up for Bruins

Tim Schaller (10), Sean Kuraly (5), and Noel Acciari (7) have 22 goals, impressive for a line that doesn’t get power-play duty.

Fort Myers, FL 2/21/2018: Former Red Sox 3B and World Series MVP Mike Lowell (center) helps carry a bucket of baseballs in from a practice field session. It was the final day of workouts at Spring Training for the Red Sox today at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park. The team begins exhibition games with a doubleheader vs college teams tomorrow. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Mike Lowell believes he has a star pupil in Rafael Devers

The former Red Sox third baseman is working with the current one, and sees a lot that he likes.


// Some friendly advice for J.D. Martinez on playing in Boston

Here are some dos and don’ts for the new guy on handling the media, dealing with fans, and other situations.


// David Price happy to be reunited with J.D. Martinez

The two played together in Detroit for the second half of the 2014 season and the first half of ’15.

Boston MA 02/11/18 Boston Celtics Marcus Smart shooting baskets before his team plays the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden. Smart is injured his hand on a recent road trip to the West Coast. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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Celtics’ Marcus Smart is good to go Friday night against Pistons

Smart hasn’t played since injuring himself punching a glass frame on Jan. 24.


// Tiger Woods opens with even-par 70 at Honda Classic

Alex Noren and Webb Simpson shared the lead at 4-under-par 66.

Sports Log

// Adam Vinatieri signs one-year extension with Colts

Veteran 45-year-old kicker will be NFL’s oldest player next season.

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Dallas Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban shouts in the direction of an official during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Dallas. The Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. Cuban told the magazine that the team was establishing a hotline for counseling and support services for past and current employees. He is mandating sensitivity training for all employees, himself included. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Dallas Mavericks start investigation into workplace misconduct allegations

Outside counsel was hired to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by a former team president in a report that described a hostile workplace for women.

College hockey notebook

// BC close to wrapping up Hockey East regular-season title

The Eagles finish up the slate with two home games against Maine.

// Boston College settles on football coaches’ lineup

Steve Addazio gives defensive coordinator extra duties and adds linebackers and defensive tackles coaches.

Elizabeth Marian Swaney, of Hungary, runs the course during the women's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Who deserves to be in the Olympics?

Were the Winter Games limited to the best of the best, the athletes would be predominantly from Europe and North America, almost all of them white.


// US men’s curling team finds redemption in semifinal upset of Canada

Thursday’s win set up captain John Shuster and the Americans for their best Olympic finish ever.


// American Jamie Anderson settles for silver medal in Big Air

Anna Gasser of Austria edged the two-time gold medalist in a thrilling final to earn gold.

// United States wins its first gold medal ever in cross-country skiing

Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall combined to win the team sprint for the first medal in women’s program history.

USA's Mikaela Shiffrin competes in the Women's Alpine Combined Slalom at the Jeongseon Alpine Center during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images

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Mikaela Shiffrin takes silver in women’s Alpine combined

Teammate Lindsey Vonn, who led after the downhill portion, was disqualified going for gold after she missed a slalom gate.


// Norway’s Marit Bjoergen now the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time

Bjoergen, 37, has 14 Winter medals after taking bronze in the women’s cross-country skiing team sprint.

// Russian curler to return bronze medal over failed drug test

The Russian Curling Federation said it had a signed statement confirming Alexander Krushelnitsky had meldonium in his sample.

// Is there a curling crisis in Canada?

The women won’t medal, and Canadians don’t know how to handle it.