BEN VOLIN I ON FOOTBALL

With the Eagles, expect the unexpected

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 21: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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The QB’s injury takes some of the sizzle out of the Super Bowl, but the Eagles rebounded behind Nick Foles.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/07/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_horford1_spts.jpg Celtics’ Al Horford selected as an All-Star reserve

Horford will join teammate Kyrie Irving, a starter, in the NBA All-Star Game Feb. 18.

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tlumacki_bruinsvscanucks_sports806-15637.jpg News on Charlie McAvoy was a stunner to Bruins

His teammates were taken aback by the 20-year-old defenseman’s need for a heart procedure.

Chad Finn

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/23/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Chin012118Patriots-JaguarsAFCChampionship_Spt18.jpg I should know by now never to write off the Patriots

Yes, I thought the Patriots were going to lose Sunday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/908491766.jpg Journeyman Ricky Jean Francois glad to be firmly in place with Patriots

The defensive tackle who just wanted to contribute finds himself headed back to the Super Bowl.

Boston-02/04/2017 . The Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs- Bruins Zdeno Chara(left) and Brandon Carlo double-team Toronto's Nazem Kadri in front of the Bruins net in the 2nd period. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe(sports)

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FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

Bruins should be OK without Charlie McAvoy for two weeks

If there is one place the Bruins are deep on the roster, it’s at right-shot defense.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/27/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/davis_sb24_spts.jpg The Patriots will wear white jerseys in Super Bowl LII

The team wearing white has won 12 of the last 13 Super Bowls, including a 3-0 mark by New England.

Patriots Tom Brady tries to catch Eagles Malcolm Jenkins after Jenkins inception the ball at Patriots 1-yard line for a touchdown in the third quarter Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Patriots have catching up to do on Eagles

The teams have met just three times in the regular season since their first Super Bowl matchup.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Chin012118Patriots-JaguarsAFCChampionship_Spt15.jpg When the Patriots started to blitz, the tide really turned

The defense thrived once Matt Patricia started dictating the terms, instead of sitting back and giving the Jaguars time on play-action.

Los Angeles Angels' Vladimir Guerrero during a baseball game against the Texas Rangers , Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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PETER ABRAHAM

Baseball’s 2018 Hall of Fame class is looking like a relatively large one

With voting to be announced Wednesday, three players seem to be locks, with others close too.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/c2b5eb0ef324419cbc59e8e7e130ff23-c2b5eb0ef324419cbc59e8e7e130ff23-0.jpg Alex Rodriguez added to ESPN’s ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ crew

Matt Vasgersian will be the new play-by-play voice of the broadcast alongside the former Yankees slugger.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Grossfeld2.jpg Red Sox single-game tickets go on sale Friday

The Sox will open the season March 29 and play their home opener April 5.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/91e9e994ca99467c8de5653199da45d0-91e9e994ca99467c8de5653199da45d0-0.jpg Ex-gymnast tells disgraced doctor: ‘You only hurt me’

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will sentence Larry Nassar on Wednesday after hearing from a few more accusers.

WORLD CUP SKIING

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/e325378db496413ea8f1a76c7d3ccac1-e325378db496413ea8f1a76c7d3ccac1-0.jpg Hirscher-Kristoffersen rivalry turns into a snowball fight in men’s slalom

Kristoffersen was furious that spectators threw snowballs at him during his final run before losing to the Austrian home favorite.

SPORTS LOG

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ce7bfaf5e38f4d73986201c7a3ec9eee-ce7bfaf5e38f4d73986201c7a3ec9eee-0.jpg Cavaliers’ frustration fuels meeting to clear air

The Cavaliers have lost 10 of 14 games entering play Tuesday to fall into third place in the Eastern Conference behind the Celtics and Toronto.

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 27: Brian Boyle #11 of the New Jersey Devils looks at his wife and son during warmups prior to the game against the Florida Panthers at the Prudential Center on November 27, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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TARA SULLIVAN

Brian Boyle really does believe in miracles

In his own battle with cancer, the Devils center draws inspiration from what he considers his father’s miraculous cure.

Season Ticket Podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/seasonticket_300-15625.jpg Was the hit on Rob Gronkowski dirty?

Joe Sullivan and Scott Thurston discussed the play that knocked the Patriots’ tight end out of the game Sunday, and what can be done about hits like that.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ HOCKEY NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Goal%20Celebration%202.jpg Together, Wellesley remains on target

Wellesley does not have a single player with a double-figure goal tally — 21 of the 26 skaters have scored

Jim McBride

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/22/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/davis_gronk1A_spts.jpg Will Rob Gronkowski play in Super Bowl?

The Patriots star tight end is in the NFL’s concussion protocol, according to multiple reports.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Cristian_Penilla-15628-U834025026061iwE--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Revolution add Ecuadorian Cristian Penilla to roster

The 26-year-old forward/midfielder joins the team on loan from his Mexican team.