Breaking down the Red Sox catching situation

Fort Myers, FL - 03/03/15 - Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan tags out Boston College's Nick Sciortino at the plate. Red Sox Spring Training Game 1 vs. Northeastern University at Jet Blue Park. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 04Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

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Christian Vazquez’s injury represents an unsettling development, but one that, for now, the team believes it can address without making a trade.

Sandy Leon has appeared in 107 major league games.

Red Sox trade for catcher Sandy Leon, put Christian Vazquez on disabled list

With Vazquez out with an elbow injury, the Red Sox added depth via a trade with the Washington Nationals.

David Pastrnak celebrated his NHL hockey game-winning overtime goal against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Bruins 2, Hurricanes 1

David Pastrnak lifts Bruins over Hurricanes in OT

The Bruins are now 3 points ahead of the Ottawa Senators in the race for the second wild-card spot.

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) looks to make a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Boston. Rask left the game just after the start of the second period. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Bruins notebook

Tuukka Rask suffered migraine in game against Rangers

When he saw two No. 37s taking the faceoff, Rask concluded he needed to leave the game.

// Clay Buchholz officially named Red Sox’ Opening Day starter

It’s the first Opening Day assignment for Buchholz, a 30-year-old righthander.

Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan (6) dunks over Boston Celtics' Evan Turner during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)


Celtics routed at home by Clippers

J.J. Redick scored 27 points Sunday night as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Celtics, 119-106, at TD Garden.


// Celtics appear to be running out of steam

The Celtics haven’t been the same since wasting a fourth-quarter lead and losing to the Pistons in overtime March 22.


// Michigan State beats Louisville in OT to reach Final Four

The seventh-seeded Spartans (27-11) are back in the national semifinals for the first time since 2010.


// Duke back in Final Four after defeating Gonzaga

It is the Blue Devils’ 12th Final Four appearance under coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Brianna Herlihy, Molly Reagan, Ashley Russell, Bridget Herlihy, members of the undefeated Braintree girls’ basketball team, are surrounded by younger players they coach during a portrait shoot.

Winter 2015 Globe All-Scholastics: Honoring area’s best

The Boston Globe celebrates the best athletes from winter competition.

// 10 memorable moments from winter high school sports

We look back at the moments, in no particular order, that stick out most from this season.


// Providence hockey uses late barrage to reach Frozen Four

The Friars scored three goals in the final 5:01 to beat Denver, 4-1, and reach the Frozen Four.

Providence's, from the left, Noel Acciari, Tom Parisi, Stefan Demopoulos, and goaltender Jon Gillies, celebrate after defeating Denver in the NCAA East Regional hockey tournament, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Providence hockey returns to glory, 30 years later

The Friars last made it to college hockey’s biggest dance in 1985, when Chris Terreri was the their star goalie.


// Nebraska-Omaha completes NCAA Frozen Four field

Ryan Massa made 40 saves and Nebraska-Omaha beat RIT, 4-0, to advance to its first Frozen Four.


// NCAA Frozen Four field is set, includes BU and Providence

The Frozen Four field is all set, and it has a distinct New England flavor.

// Golf roundup: Jimmy Walker wins hometown Texas Open

Walker became the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour.

Sports Log: Mullin offered St. John’s job, says report

The former Red Storm great and Hall of Famer would replace Steve Lavin.

New England ski conditions

Check the latest SnoCountry report for New England downhill skiing/snowboarding areas.

Bob Ryan

// More from the columnist

Read past columns from Ryan, who began writing for the Globe in 1968 and now contributes occasional columns.

Kevin Paul Dupont

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/03/05/ More from Dupont

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

Belichick era database


// 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.

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