Peter Abraham | Beat writer’s notebook

Schedule seems to favor Red Sox in close race with Yankees

Boston, MA: 4/11/18: Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and the Yankees Tyler Austin fight after Austin charged the mound in the 7th inning. The Boston Red Sox hosted the New York Yankees in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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The Yankees have have six more games to play than the Red Sox, including three doubleheaders, and fewer days off.

RED SOX 9, MARINERS 3

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/977266962.jpg The Red Sox turned on the power, and left Seattle with a split

Rafael Devers belted a three-run homer, and Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts also homered.

ADAM HIMMELSBACH

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The Boston College guard will likely become the first Eagle taken in the first round since guard Reggie Jackson in 2011.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by JASON SZENES/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9667085c) New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (R) slides safely past Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon (L) in the first inning of their MLB game at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York, USA, 09 May 2018. Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees, USA - 09 May 2018

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NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

This Yankee-Red Sox race is razor close. How can each team create some separation?

We take a look at what moves each team could make to pull away.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/977320554.jpg Red Sox keep making case to Xander Bogaerts: Stop diving

Manager Alex Cora said he is trying to persuade the shortstop to stop diving into first base.

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 17: Brooks Koepka of the United States and his father Robert Koepka celebrate with the U.S. Open Championship trophy after winning the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 17, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

TARA SULLIVAN

Brooks Koepka’s family witnesses history at US Open

Koepka’s parents and brother were present for his second straight title after watching last year’s tournament from home.

Matt Parziale, right, takes a club from his caddie and father, Vic Parziale, on the first fairway during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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US OPEN

Matt Parziale impresses with tie for low amateur at US Open

The Brockton firefighter shot 75 to finish with a 16-over 296, tying for low score among 20 amateurs in the field.

US OPEN

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/977333008.jpg Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champion

The 28-year-old shot 2-under 68 to finish 1-over par, becoming the seventh player to win back-to-back titles.

names -- Tom Brady and Oprah Winfrey (OWN)

5 takeaways from Tom Brady’s interview with Oprah

The quarterback talked family, retirement, his relationship with Bill Belichick and the Patriots, and more.

Foxborough, MA - 8/04/2016 - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) waves to fans as he prepares to leave the field following today's session of Patriots training camp at Gillette Stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jim McBride, Topic: 05Patriots, LOID: 8.2.3858367102.

Tom Brady explained what he learned from Deflategate

“In some ways, it was a great experience in my life, [even though] it was a really tough experience in my life,” Brady told Oprah.

Boston, MA - 6/17/2018 - 2017-18 Globe Foundation / Phelps Scholar-Athlete and Athlete of the Year attendees on Sunday. From left: Elle Hansen, Cohasset; Sal Frelick,Lexington; Christian Olivieri, Hull; Christopher McCauliff, Lunenburg; Richard Phelps; Joey Luchetti, Lawrence Academy; Patrick Connaughton; Mason Osorio, TechBoston Academy; Juliette Nadeau, North Reading; Kelsey Qualey, Woburn; Drew Everett, Amesbury; and Tabitha Earls, North Brookfield.

GLOBE FOUNDATION | RICHARD J. PHELPS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS

Area’s finest scholar-athletes honored

The Portland Trail Blazers’ Pat Connaughton, a former basketball and baseball Globe All-Scholastic at St. John’s Prep, spoke to this year’s recipients

NICK CAFARDO/ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/486e091309b14a448324600b42c49f02-486e091309b14a448324600b42c49f02-0.jpg For Alex Cora, Father’s Day is always an emotional day

The Red Sox manager teared up when talking about his dad, who died when he was only 13.

Boston Latin's Tom DeRosa takes the throw as Lowell's Edgar Velazquez slides safely into third with a triple during the Division 1 North final in Lowell. Winslow Townson for The Globe

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MIAA DIV. 1 NORTH FINAL | BOSTON LATIN 7, LOWELL 5

Boston Latin baseball advances to state semifinals

The Wolfpack rallied from a three-run deficit to defeat Lowell.

Sweden 1, South Korea 0

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Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist converted a penalty kick in the 65th minute for the game’s only goal.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY Mandatory Credit: Photo by FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9718610ht) Hirving Lozano Group F Germany vs Mexico, Moscow, Russian Federation - 17 Jun 2018 Hirving Lozano (2-R) of Mexico celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 1-0 lead during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group F preliminary round soccer match between Germany and Mexico in Moscow, Russia, 17 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup)

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MEXICO 1, GERMANY 0

Mexico upsets World Cup champion Germany

In his World Cup debut, Hirving Lozano scored Mexico’s winning goal in the 35th minute.

BRAZIL 1, SWITZERLAND 1

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/977135000.jpg Switzerland springs surprise, holds Brazil to a 1-1 draw

Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup.

RAYS 3, YANKEES 1

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/977103268.jpg Wilmer Font, relievers come through in Rays’ win over Yankees

Tampa Bay struck early against CC Sabathia then hung on to avoid a sweep in New York.

In 49 career games at Fenway Park, Manny Machado has hit .278 with 8 home runs and 32 RBIs.

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NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

Are the Red Sox willing to meet the cost of pursuing Manny Machado?

Would Boston flip Rafael Devers to Baltimore for only a half-season of Machado, and no guarantees of signing him long term?

GARY WASHBURN I SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/06/16/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/cfe164d65d074cc7b5a35a849b97deb7-cfe164d65d074cc7b5a35a849b97deb7-0.jpg If the Spurs trade Kawhi Leonard, where might he land?

Boston does not want to give up a significant part of the future core for one year of Leonard.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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