Red Sox put Jon Lester on the market

Learning that Lester wants a new deal worth $22-24 million a year over 5-6 years has led the Sox to try and trade him.

nick cafardo | On baseball

Matt Kemp-Jon Lester deal doesn’t make sense

The Red Sox would be wiser to try to get prospects instead of an outfielder who may be declining.

The mound was not a happy place for the Red Sox as they waited for a relief pitcher during the nine-run Toronto sixth inning.

Blue Jays 14, Red sox 1

Red Sox routed by Blue Jays

Clay Buchholz allowed seven runs in five innings, and Felix Doubront allowed six runs in two-thirds of an inning.

Red Sox reliever Felix Doubront reacts as yet another Blue Jay crosses the plate during Toronto's nine-run sixth inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Red Sox notebook

Felix Doubront hurts value in ugly outing

If Felix Doubront wants to be traded, he may have set those plans back a ways with a forgettable performance Monday.

Ben Volin | On Football

Justin Jones could be big surprise for Patriots

Not only does Jones look like a good bet to make the roster, but it’s possible he makes more of an impact than any of the team’s nine draft picks.

The versatility Julian Edelman has displayed in his NFL career, returning kicks, covering kicks, playing slot receiver, outside receiver, slot defender earned him a handsome four-year contract extension in March worth a reported $19 million, including a $17 million base ($8 million guaranteed). (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Julian Edelman ready to do it all again for Patriots

Fresh off his big payday, the receiver-punt returner can’t wait to get started.

Patriots ready to ramp up training camp drills

With Alfonzo Dennard in pads for the first time, coach Bill Belichick said the team will “get into some situational football” this week.

Wyc Grousbeck

christopher l. gasper

Wyc Grousbeck not upset about Celtics’ summer

Grousbeck hinted at roster fireworks this summer that never came. But he isn’t backing down, and he is bullish on Celtics coach Brad Stevens.

Bob Ryan

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