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What should the Red Sox do with Allen Craig?

Fort Myers, FL - 02/28/15 - Boston Red Sox left fielder Allen Craig for possible Nick Cafardo feature. Red Sox Spring Training. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 01Red Sox, LOID: 8.0.2826364469.

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He’s a professional hitter, but he only had a .128 average in his time with the Red Sox last season.

When Daniel Nava gets to the cages the next few weeks, he’ll be working on mainly hitting from the left side of the plate.

Red Sox notebook

Daniel Nava to experiment with hitting lefthanded vs. lefties

Nava says he hasn’t given up being a switch hitter, but his numbers have deteriorated from the right side.

The offerings of Joe Kelly in live batting practice drew oohs and aahs from Red Sox hitters.

Spring training report

Saturday’s spring training report: Joe Kelly, Red Sox pitchers dominating

Some of the hitters had looks like, “Yeah, [the pitchers] are ahead of us.”

// Before workouts, Red Sox attend domestic violence education seminar

The program is a joint venture of the MLB and Players Association in conjunction with Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

More than five weeks — and 16 games — have passed since Kelly Olynyk suffered the injury.


Kelly Olynyk closer to returning for Celtics

Coach Brad Stevens said he hadn’t spoken extensively to Olynyk about his availability for Sunday’s game.

Avery Bradley (left) and Isaiah Thomas celebrated the Celtics’ win Friday night.


Revamped Celtics are growing by the day

As roster stability sets in, Brad Stevens can build the team’s offensive and defensive identities.

Anthony Mason played for the Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, and Miami Heat.

Anthony Mason, forward who personified mid-’90s Knicks, dies at 48

The 6-foot 7-inch Mason won the NBA’s Sixth Man award in 1995 with the Knicks.

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas drove past the Hornets’ Brian Roberts during the first quarter.


Isaiah Thomas’s technical foul rescinded by NBA

Thomas was hit with two technicals, and ejected, in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s overtime loss to the Lakers.

Tuukka Rask stopped a third-period shot as the Bruins finished off the visiting Coyotes on Saturday.

Bruins 4, Coyotes 1

Bruins beat Coyotes to win for second straight night

The Bruins won games on consecutive days for the fist time since Jan. 7-8.


// Charlie Titus of UMass-Boston changed players’ lives

Titus coached basketball at the school, and had an impact on hundreds of players, for 39 seasons.

BC 79, N.C. STATE 63

// BC ends nine-game skid by knocking off N.C. State

Olivier Hanlan led the Eagles (10-18, 2-14 ACC) with a game-high 24 points on 7-for-11 shooting.

Photos from file/The Boston Globe

Scouting the Super 8 first-round matchups

The first round of the Super 8 takes place Sunday at Tsongas Arena in Lowell.

Bruins players swarmed Ryan Spooner after he scored the game-winning goal in overtime.

bruins notebook

Ryan Spooner will cherish game-winning souvenir

Spooner’s first NHL goal, scored in his 35th career game, came at an opportune time.

// Yoan Moncada’s record-setting bonus sparks debate

Some feel international players such as Moncada should be subject to the draft, so that the playing field is leveled on salaries.


// For opener, signs are pointing to Clay Buchholz

By starting Tuesday vs. Northeastern, Clay Buchholz could be in line to start April 6 in Philadelphia.

Patriots must spend to reach salary cap floor

NFLPA figures show the team is well below the 89 percent of the cap each team must spend from 2013-16.

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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