David Price is right for the Red Sox

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher David Price smiles during a news conference at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. The Blue Jays face the Kansas City Royals in game six of the ALCS on Friday. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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The Sox agreed to a deal with the best free agent pitcher available.

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The $217 million, seven-year deal is the largest ever for a pitcher.


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The former Yankee was acquired as a fourth outfielder and an option against lefthanded pitchers.

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The righthander ended up signing a five-year deal with the Tigers.

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Referee Pete Morelli and his crew were re-assigned from Sunday’s prime-time game after struggling with multiple calls during the 49ers-Cardinals game.

Rob Gronkowski was flagged for two offensive pass interference penalties against the Broncos, but one was offset with another penalty.

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Are officials targeting Gronkowski for offensive pass interference?

The Patriots tight end has been flagged five times this season, more than his previous five seasons combined.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) scores a touchdown as Denver Broncos nose tackle Sylvester Williams (92) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Patriots issue statement on Rob Gronkowski injury

Gronkowski sustained a bone bruise/sprain of his right knee, and there is no timetable set for his return, the team said.

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The Philadelphia quarterback missed the last two games after suffering a concussion and an injury to the AC joint in his left shoulder.

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Catching up with Bruce Hurst, the Series MVP who wasn’t

Hurst, who is in town to participate in The Tradition, wishes he had never left the Red Sox.

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt ordered to pay $1.2m rape judgment

A judge in Boston refused to extend a deadline for Hewitt to contest the ruling.

Loss can be a learning experience for Patriots, Bill Belichick

“Every game is an opportunity, every game is an experience, so whatever that game brings, it brings,” Belichick said Tuesday.


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The linebacker has missed four games because of an undisclosed illness, but returned to practice last week.

Andrew Mahoney

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While the prognosis appears to be good for the Patriots’ tight end, the team must consider its options if he is sidelined.


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The Celtics will face their former point guard when they play the Kings in Mexico City Thursday night.


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Landon Ferraro, Ryan Spooner, and Jimmy Hayes are a unit that coach Claude Julien hopes can give the team some jump.

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High school captains get a taste of Gillette Stadium

The coaches and captains for Saturday’s six championship games gathered at the Foxborough venue for breakfast Tuesday.