Sean Manaea no-hits Red Sox in A’s win

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 21: Sean Manaea #55 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the top of the first inning at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum on April 21, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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The unheralded lefthander shut down Boston, allowing only three runners to reach in a dominant effort that ended the Red Sox’ winning streak at eight games.

Boston04/21/18 Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs Playoffs game 5- Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is sprawled on the ice as he lets in the 2nd goal of the 1st period to Toronto's Andreas Johnsson. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Maple Leafs 4, Bruins 3

Bruins’ comeback falls short

The Maple Leafs ride early an 4-1 lead to a 4-3 victory in Game 5.


// Could John Farrell be in the Reds’ managerial plans?

Three other teams to watch in terms of potential managerial changes are the Orioles, Marlins, and Angels.

Bruins notebook

// Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron back in lineup for Game 5

Bergeron sat out Game 4 at Toronto on Thursday with an upper-body injury.


// How teams are relying on their analytics groups on Day 3 of the NFL Draft

“Whatever position I’m looking for, it tells me which players to target,” one executive said last month, referring to the data on his laptop.

Rob Gronkowski and Ricky Carmichael at the Monster Energy Supercross at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.

At Supercross event, Gronk says ‘Uhh, maybe’ to returning to football

When he was asked if he is still thinking about retirement, the Patriots tight end said, “Depends how my racing skills go today.”


// After rocky start, Red Sox bullpen has dominated

Since their Opening Day debacle, Boston’s relievers are limiting opponents to a .198 batting average.


// Blake Swihart patiently waiting for chance to contribute

The Red Sox can’t send him to minors without likely losing him but he’s unable to find much playing time.

// Bruins young players prepared for high-level matchups

Coach Bruce Cassidy used youngsters in all situations in the regular season.

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 20: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks over Aron Baynes #46 of the Boston Celtics during the second half of game three of round one of the Eastern Conference playoffs at the Bradley Center on April 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)


With the Greek Freak, the Bucks are finally a big deal

It took 50 seasons, but the forever-mediocre Bucks are a team to watch thanks to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Vegas Golden Knights celebrates a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings with his team, to sweep the series 4-0 in Game Four of the Western Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


When it comes to roster building, Golden Knights really hit the jackpot

Owner Bill Foley was promised that he wouldn’t be selecting from the feckless stick carriers who stocked prior NHL expansion tomato cans.

Milwaukee, WI: 4-20-18: The Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo slams home two points over the defense of the Celtics Aron Baynes in the third quarter that gave Milwaukee a 69-53 lead. The Boston Celtics visited the Milwaukee Bucks for Game Three of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff series at the Bradley Center. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Celtics notebook

Celtics’ top-ranked defense hasn’t showed up in the playoffs

The Bucks shot well over 50 percent in Games 2-3; in the regular season, the Celtics allowed better than 50 percent shooting just three times.

Waltham, MA., 041318, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

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Adam Himmelsbach

Jayson Tatum is at the door. ‘He has a passion to be great’

The Celtics rookie wanted a better life, so he and his mother made one. Now he’s on the threshold of NBA stardom.By Adam Himmelsbach

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, left, listens during a team timeout during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Monday, March 5, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Is a super max contract with the Spurs in the cards for Kawhi Leonard?

It would likely require some mending of the relationship between Leonard and the organization, if it happens at all.

Gary Washburn | on basketball

// From afterthought to cornerstone, Terry Rozier is thriving

Despite playoff beef with the Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe, the Celtics guard has emerged as a reliable leader.

Red Sox 7, A’s 3

Bradley, Moreland have a blast as Sox win eighth straight

The Red Sox have outscored their opponents, 34-6, in the first four games of their road trip

Milwaukee, WI: 4-20-18: The Bucks Eric Bledsoe calls for cheers fron the crowd after he forced a jump ball during a second quarter loose ball scrum. The Boston Celtics visited the Milwaukee Bucks for Game Three of their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff series at the Bradley Center. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

NBA playoffs: Bucks 116, Celtics 92

Energized Bucks shut down Celtics in Game 3

Milwaukee ended the first quarter on a 23-7 run and never looked back to cut the series to 2-1.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

// The Celtics were too darn nice in Game 3, and they paid for it

For the first time in weeks, the Celtics looked ill-prepared for the environment, as if they didn’t expect the Bucks to make the first punch or the second.

NASCAR | Richmond (Va.) Raceway

// Kyle Busch wins Richmond to extend streak to three in a row

Busch won two-lap overtime sprint for third consecutive NASCAR Cup Series triumph on Saturday night.

celtics notebook

// Joe Prunty tries to maneuver Bucks into better position

Malcolm Brogdon and Tyler Zeller started Game 3, replacing Tony Snell and the injured John Henson.

Boston Celtics' Al Horford drives past Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 20, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Bucks big man Thon Maker knew he had to step up, and he did

In Game 3, Maker fueled the Bucks, who tied a franchise playoff record with 13 blocked shots.

nhl playoffs roundup

// Lightning cast out Devils to reach second round

Capitals win in OT to take 3-2 series lead over Columbus.

// White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffers brain hemorrhage

The veteran righthander collapsed during Friday’s game against the Astros, remains in stable but critical condition.

// Jake DeBrusk has grown into confident contributor

Bruins’ winger began the season as a shy rookie in awe of linemate David Krejci

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// Who was Gil Santos? The guys who worked with him have a few good stories

Anecdotes of life in the broadcast booth paint a vivid picture of the “voice of the Patriots.”


// Zach Johnson, Andrew Landry share lead at Texas Open

Trey Mullinax shot a course-record 62 to sit one shot back heading into the final round.