Despite Cowboys’ injuries, Bill Belichick wary of Sunday’s opponent

The “best offensive line in the league” and two returning defensive players make 2-2 Dallas no pushover, the Patriots coach said.


// Banged-up Cowboys appear outgunned against Patriots

An analysis of Dallas game film doesn’t give much reason to expect that they can compete Sunday.

// Greg Hardy already taking his shots at Tom Brady

The Dallas defensive lineman added fire to the rivalry with his comments on Tuesday.

// Versatility name of the game for Patriots secondary

Replacing Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, Kyle Arrington, and Alfonzo Dennard requires a group effort, and coach Bill Belichick has attacked it multiple ways.

// Bill Belichick reiterates support for expanded challenge ability

In the wake of Monday night’s blown call, the Patriots coach may gain support for the notion of having replay available for most plays.


Tom Brady leads Globies winners with six awards

Malcolm Butler, Bill Belichick, and the Providence College hockey team each won two awards at the inaugural event.


// Josh McDaniels tackles unknowns in practice

The job of the Patriots offensive coordinator this week is to familiarize himself with an unfamiliar foe in Dallas.

Team president Theo Epstein (right) and manager Joe Maddon were the key leaders for a franchise that won 97 games this season.

Dan Shaughnessy

Cubs looking like the Red Sox’ baseball cousins

With the championship-starved Cubs in the playoffs, many similarities can be drawn to Theo Epstein’s tenure in Boston.

After struggling in 2014, Prince Fielder bounced back with a solid season for the Rangers.

Alex Speier

Red Sox could learn from playoff teams

The Rangers offer a reminder that players who sink a team’s postseason hopes in one year can sustain them in another.

Mookie Betts has accepted an invitation from the Professional Bowlers Association to complete in the World Series of Bowling VII in Reno, Nev., Dec. 7-19.

Red Sox’ season over, Mookie Betts to give bowling a spin

The Red Sox outfielder, a star bowler in high school, has accepted an invitation to complete in the World Series of Bowling VII.

Astros reliever Luke Gregerson (44) was fired up as a teammate leaped in the air after the final out of Tuesday’s game.

Kathy Willens/Associated Press


Astros deliver KO punch to Yankees in AL wild-card game

Dallas Keuchel continued his mastery over New York in Houston’s 3-0 win.

David Lee, left, drives as Olimpia Milano's Robbie Hummel challenges him. Lee had 13 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.


Celtics 124, Milano 91

Celtics coast to exhibition win in Italy

The Celtics generally looked crisp and received contributions from a variety of sources in the 124-91 victory.


// Perry Jones to miss Celtics' game in Spain

The forward will fly to Dallas to attend his cousin’s funeral and miss the team’s game against Real Madrid on Thursday.

Jason Robins (center), chief executive of DraftKings, spoke on a panel last week at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

Data breach poses test for fantasy sports betting

Boston-based DraftKings and its rivals are under intense scrutiny amid questions about their internal practices.

Senior forward Mike Moran (left) and freshman forward Ryan Cloonan are part of a BU program on an upswing.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff


For BU hockey, there is life after Jack Eichel

The Hobey Baker winner is irreplaceable, but the Terriers don’t expect to be in rebuilding mode.

// BC’s Thaddius Smith grabs his coach’s attention vs. Duke

Smith’s breakthrough effort at Duke — including a 66-yard TD catch — caught the eye of Steve Addazio.

// Jonas Gustavsson happy to stick with Bruins

As goaltending options dwindled, the 30-year-old chose a professional tryout with Boston and earned the backup job.

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


// 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.