DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Pedro Martinez’s delivery is as sharp as ever

Fort Myers, FL - 2/21/2017 - Pedro Martinez, Special Assistant to the President of Baseball Operations, was on the field today observing a live batting practice session by Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Henry Owens (60). Red Sox Spring Training. Team workouts. Day Nine at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 21Red Sox, LOID: 8.3.1672832095.

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At Red Sox camp, the Hall of Famer shared his wisdom on what it’s like coming to Boston to pitch.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

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Count the head of the Players Association as a voice of preservation when it comes to recent rule proposals.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin021417SpringTrainDay2_Spt15-12476.jpg Red Sox will use movie night for team bonding

On Wednesday, the team will screen “Patriots Day” as a group at a Florida theater.

SPRING TRAINING REPORT

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The veteran righthander could emerge as one of the team’s top options as a depth starter.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/clark.jpg Postcard from Fort Myers: Red Sox meet with the Players Association

Executive director Tony Clark, a former player, and his staff met with Boston players in Fort Myers.

Boston, MA 12/19/14 Danny Ainge President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics commenting on the Rajon Rondo trade at the TD Garden Friday December 19, 2014. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: 20celtics Reporter:

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Adam Himmelsbach

What trade deadline options are the Celtics exploring?

A big deal seems unlikely until the summer, but adding a role player isn’t out of the question.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/24/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Tlumacki37.jpg Jimmy Garoppolo is well aware of the trade talk swirling around him

The Patriots’ backup quarterback said he’s trying not to think too much about what may happen during the offseason.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/09/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/CHIN_Brady_4th.jpg Stolen Tom Brady jersey worth half a million, police report says

The Houston Police Department released the official complaint that was filed the day after the Super Bowl.

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/792577bf5321450d97cde0e4ee31f6f5-792577bf5321450d97cde0e4ee31f6f5-0-12471.jpg Bruce Cassidy’s confidence in Ryan Spooner seems to help

Spooner has picked up his game since returning to center under the new Bruins coach.

DeMarcus Cousins, after playing for six coaches in Sacramento, is headed to New Orleans.

Celtics were never interested in DeMarcus Cousins

There were too many warning signs, and they never had trade discussions with Sacramento.

Fort Myers, FL - 2/18/2017 - Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) and Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez (13) run sprints during today's workout. Red Sox Spring Training. Day Six at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers, FL. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 19Red Sox, LOID: 8.3.1646383778.

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ALEX SPEIER

Pablo Sandoval’s labrum surgery could be a huge X factor

Some players have struggled to come back from the shoulder procedure Sandoval had last year.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/643004094.jpg Lakers put Magic Johnson in charge after front-office shakeup

Johnson was named president of basketball operations as Los Angeles continues to rebuild.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft, second from left, along with former Patriots players Ty Law, Troy Brown and Willie McGinest (do not know the order of the former players) before the Patriots play the Steelers Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.(Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Andrew Mahoney

Who should the Patriots face in the season opener?

The schedule won’t be released until April, but here’s a look at the possible opponents for next September’s opener.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/14/BostonGlobe.com/Boston/Images/510037468.jpg Shalane Flanagan withdraws from Boston Marathon

The Marblehead native is recovering from a fracture in her back.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin021817SpringTrainingDay8_Spt1.jpg For Red Sox’ Chris Young, paying it forward is part of the game

The 33-year-old has become a mentor in the clubhouse.

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The Patriots tight ends coach becomes the first defection from Bill Belichick’s Super Bowl champion staff.

The Bruins’ Brad Marchand (center) celebrated with Torey Krug (47) and Patrice Bergeron after scoring the winning goal against the Sharks Sunday.

bruins notebook

Bruce Cassidy enjoying 4-0 start after takeover

Bep Guidolin and Harry Sinden each won their first five games when taking over mid-season.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/10/09/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/kreiter_bates2_spts.jpg Brad Bates resigns as Boston College athletic director

Bates will leave at the end of the school year to join a consulting firm.

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Fluto Shinzawa | Hockey Food

The boss really bit on this play-action, and so did I

Sure, covering Claude Julien’s debut in Montreal was a good idea, but there were other goals in mind as well.

JOE SULLIVAN | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

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The Blue Devils have won seven straight but something still seems to be missing.

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