Dan Shaughnessy

And then there were two

Red Sox fans and the media won’t have Larry Lucchino to kick around anymore.

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Larry Lucchino’s upcoming departure means John Henry and Tom Werner will have final say over everything Red Sox-related.

Rays 4, Red Sox 3

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Reliever Junichi Tazawa was hit hard in the eighth inning as the Red Sox squandered a 3-2 edge.

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Miley threw a career-high 120 pitches and gave up just two runs over 6 innings.

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The 22-year-old lefthander had a 2.16 ERA in his last four starts with Pawtucket.

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The Triple Crown winner easily won in his first race since the Belmont Stakes.

Patriots training camp

The Patriots made Joe Cardona the first Navy football player drafted in more than 20 years.

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Long snapper Joe Cardona juggles Patriots job, Navy duties

Cardona, the first US Naval Academy player drafted in more than 20 years, is rolling with the punches.

Patriots notebook

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The second-year cornerback wants to prove that his Super Bowl-winning play was not a lucky moment.

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The banner read ‘‘Comm. Goodell Jet home to N.Y.’’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/16/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/vince%20tshirt%20365.jpg Former Patriot Vince Wilfork fits in with Texans

Wilfork joins a defense in Houston that not only has J.J. Watt, but also features last year’s top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney.

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Kenseth’s victory Sunday continued a sensational summer run for the Joe Gibbs Racing team.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.

Belichick era database


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2004g18c-2786--90x90.JPG Patriots during the Bill Belichick era

Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.