It was a very positive first step for David Price

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price throws against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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With five strong innings in his first major league start of 2017, the lefthander proved he was ready to return to the bigs.

// Chris Sale is back in Chicago, as a visitor, with ‘no hard feelings’

The Red Sox lefthander, who had an uneasy departure from the White Sox, faces his old team Tuesday night.

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// Dustin Pedroia leaves game vs. White Sox with sprained wrist

Pedroia, who has had many injuries to that area, will be examined Tuesday morning in Boston.

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) hits San Francisco Giants' Hunter Strickland in the face after being hit with a pitch in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 29, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Baseball roundup

Bryce Harper charges mound as Nationals brawl with Giants

Harper was drilled in the right hip by a 98-m.p.h. heater from San Francisco’s Hunter Strickland


// Former NHL star Kevin Stevens putting his life back together

After a damaging descent into addiction, Stevens has been clean for a year and is grateful for a second chance.

// Tiger Woods says DUI arrest was because of medication

“Alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” Woods said in a statement.

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 29: David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox dives for a bunt by Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning on May 29, 2017 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. MLB players across the league are wearing special uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)


Red Sox can’t get it done against White Sox

David Price pitched well in his return, but Dustin Pedroia sprained his wrist in the loss.

FILE -- In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 file photo an elephant crosses a road in the Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 it has sold 35 elephants to China to ease overpopulation and raise funds for conservation, amid criticism from animal welfare activists that such sales are unethical. (AP Photo/, File)

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Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

When the tables are turned on a big game hunter

Theunis Botha was crushed to death by an elephant, raising old questions about the hazards and propriety of trophy hunting.

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 29: Jake Guentzel #59 of the Pittsburgh Penguins reacts after scoring a goal during the third period in Game One of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Nashville Predators at PPG Paints Arena on May 29, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Penguins 5, Predators 3

Penguins solve Predators in Game 1

Pittsburgh managed to score five times, despite only taking 12 shots on goal.

FOXBORO, MA - MAY 29: Tim Rotanz #7 of the Maryland Terrapins celebrates after scoring against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship at Gillette Stadium on May 29, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)

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Maryland tops Ohio State to win first NCAA lacrosse title in 42 years

The Terrapins’ men’s team matched the feat of the women’s team from Sunday.


// St. John’s Shrewsbury baseball earns top seed in Super 8

Catholic Conference lands three teams (St. John’s Prep, BC High, and Xaverian) and Bay State has two (Braintree, Newton North), but 19-1 Lynn Classical is out.


// Warriors coach Steve Kerr still ailing

Kerr would not completely rule out being on the sideline when the NBA Finals begin Thursday.

// Sportswriter and commentator Frank Deford dies at 78

Deford spent decades at Sports Illustrated and also made a weekly appearance on NPR’s “Morning Edition.”


// Gary Bettman reiterates NHL’s plan to skip 2018 Olympics

“We’re not anti-Olympics, we’re anti-disruption to the season,” said the commissioner.


// Bruins would be pleased if David Pastrnak follows Filip Forsberg’s path

It is not just on the ice where the Bruins hope Pastrnak will follow the right-shot Forsberg.


// Novak Djokovic off to good start at French Open

He won his first-round match in straight sets as he looks to defend his title in the major.