NFL teams go extra yard to vet prospects before draft

Teams morph into private detective units, running exhaustive background checks on potential draftees.

Zack Wagenmann (left), Todd Gurley (center), and Shane Ray.

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BEN VOLIN | SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

Whose stock has risen, fallen heading into the NFL Draft?

A look at the prospects who helped and hurt their draft value over the last three months.

NICK CAFARDO I SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/04/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_blake_swihart.jpg All-around catchers among most valuable commodities in baseball

A catcher who plays great defense and can hit, like Red Sox prospect Blake Swihart, is a rare breed in MLB these days.

CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

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An evolving trend has coaches, players, and fans viewing media members as disloyal interlopers instead of impartial observers.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I ON SECOND THOUGHT

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It took the prospect of legal action for Duke to start making things right with its former men’s lacrosse coach.

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The NFL commissioner said it was unlikely the report would be released during the upcoming week, with the draft ahead.

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara reacted after yielding the game-tying run in the 10th inning.

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Orioles 5, Red Sox 4 (10 )

Koji Uehara falters in 10th, ruins Red Sox comeback

Uehara inherited a one-run lead, but would blow the save after facing just three batters.

On baseball | Nick Cafardo

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Last year’s poor finish, coupled with injuries, leaves you with some questions about the closer’s future.

Game 19: Red Sox at Orioles

The final game of the weekend series at Camden Yards begins at 1:35 p.m. Sunday.

Cavaliers at Celtics | 1 p.m., ABC

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Thomas’s Game 3 stats were subpar: 2 for 9 from the field with 5 points, 2 assists, and 1 turnover.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

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Cleveland wants rest before playing the Bulls, while the Green hope a win Sunday carries over to next season.

REVOLUTION 4, REAL SALT LAKE 0

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The Revolution extended their unbeaten streak to six matches with a 4-0 win Saturday at Gillette Stadium.

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

INTERACTIVE DATABASE

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