Eduardo Nunez scored during Tuesday’s Giants-Pirates game in San Francisco. Later in the night the Giants traded Nunez to the Red Sox.

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Red Sox acquire Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez

The Red Sox sent a pair of minor league pitchers to the Giants for the 2016 All-Star.

10/07/16: Cleveland, OH: Things did not go well for Red Sox starting pitcher David Price in the second inninghe is pictured reacting on the mound during that frame. The Boston Red Sox visited the Cleveland Indians for Game Two of their ALDS baseball game at Progressive Field. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic: Red Sox-Indians

Dan Shaughnessy

There’s fun watching Red Sox play follow the leader

Friday night will be interesting when the Sox return to Fenway with David Price on the mound.


// Would Celtics surrender a lot of their young core to acquire Kyrie Irving?

They have a chance to rule the conference for many years if they make astute moves.

// Celtics overhaul sports medicine, strength training departments

Trainer Ed Lacerte, strength coach Bryan Doo, and massage therapist Vladimir Shulman won’t return.

Foxborough-05/23/2017- Patriots rookies were available at Gillette Stadium. Harvey Langi arrives on the field. John Tlumacki/ The BostonGlobe (sports)


Patriots rookies will have difficult time cracking veteran defense

Several good candidates could land employment on the 10-member practice squad.


// Red Sox didn’t get the memo on baseball’s power surge

This season the Red Sox rank 27th in homers, 11th in runs, and 19th in OPS.


// Carson Smith optimistic in return to Seattle

The injured Red Sox reliever and former Mariner is eager to pitch again.

Alex Speier

// Red Sox bats looking powerless at the plate

The Red Sox have now been shut out nine times this year – most of any team in the majors.

SEATTLE, WA - JULY 25: Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox takes batting practice before his Major League debut against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 25, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

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Rafael Devers scores first major league run

After he flied out to center in his first at-bat, Devers walked in the sixth and scored his first major league run during a go-ahead rally.

Dr. Ann C. McKee — the lead author of the study and the director of BU’s CTE Center and chief of neuropathology at the Boston VA — analyzed brain tissue in May at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank in Jamaica Plain.

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‘It’s impossible to ignore this anymore’: CTE study details devastating toll on football players

Researchers studied the donated brains of 202 players, and interviewed their loved ones about mood and behavioral problems.

// Patriots reportedly meeting with cornerback Brandon Flowers

The veteran has been a free agent since being released last March by the San Diego Chargers.

// Now-retired Andrew Hawkins to donate his brain to CTE research

His announcement came on the heels of the latest CTE study.

Boston, MA May 10, 2017: Former Patriots running back, now a free agent LeGarrette Blount smiles and waves to the camera as he is shown on the scoreboard in his courtside seat. The Boston Celtics hosted the Washington Wizards in Game Five of their NBA Eastern Conference semi final playoff series at the TD Garden. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)

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Here are the players you won’t see in Patriots training camp this year

Many of the players who were in New England’s training camp a year ago have landed with new teams.

Juraj Bencat of KiteTucket Kiteboarding School rides the wind off Pocomo Point after sunset.

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For this Nantucket kiteboarder, it’s all about catching the wind

Juraj Bencat can’t get enough of the bird’s-eye view his sport provides.

MLB Roundup

// Willson Contreras sparks Cubs over White Sox

Contreras had 3 hits and 4 RBI to lead host Cubs in Windy City showdown vs. White Sox, 7-2.

// Worcester officials are wooing Pawtucket Red Sox

City officials have launched a full-scale push to persuade the team to relocate, enlisting assistance from the Baker administration.

// Dont’a Hightower, Alan Branch placed on PUP list

Top linebacker and top lineman will be out when practice begins.

// Countdown to Patriots training camp: 1 day

The Globe will count down each day by highlighting a player, coach, and fact about the team.


// Jaguars make Brandon Linder NFL’s highest-paid center

He got a five-year extension worth $51.7 million, including $24 million guaranteed.

Chad Finn

// Easy sell: Chris Sale pitching like 1986 Roger Clemens

The lefthander’s performance so far compares favorably to Clemens’s Cy Young, MVP season.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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