Bruins break out to beat Canucks

Boston-10/19/17- Bruins vs Canucks- Bruins David Pastrnak is congratulated by Brad Marchand after Pastrnak's 1st period goal. John Tlumacki/Globe staff(sports)


Patrice Bergeron had a goal and three assists in his first game of the season.

// As rematch approaches, Atlanta still haunted by Super Bowl collapse

Blowing leads this season has kept alive the nightmare the Falcons experienced against the Patriots.

// Detroit Tigers set to hire Ron Gardenhire as manager

The move is further indication that the Red Sox are focused on Astros bench coach Alex Cora as their choice to replace John Farrell.


// Patrick Chung ready to fill secondary’s holes

With cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore and Eric Rowe ailing, the versatile safety may be a man on the move Sunday against the Falcons.

Season Ticket Podcast

// A full rundown on the candidates for the Red Sox manager job

Red Sox reporter Peter Abraham reviews the three top contenders to succeed John Farrell as the team’s skipper.

// Agent says Gordon Hayward’s surgery went well

The injured Celtic was operated on Wednesday night; there is no timetable for his return.

// Tuukka Rask out vs. Canucks

Zane McIntyre recalled to be Anton Khudobin’s backup.


// TNT covered Gordon Hayward’s injury with utmost professionalism

TNT brought the viewer into the arena and captured the emotions of those in the building.

// Kenny Agostino getting an opportunity with Bruins

The 25-year-old was recalled from Providence Wednesday on the heels of AHL Player of the Week honors.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrates after scoring on a Gary Sanchez #24 double with Todd Frazier #29 and Greg Bird #33 during the eighth inning against the Houston Astros in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 17, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Alex Speier

The era of baseball ‘superteams’ may be upon us

Building around a homegrown core of players who can compete for years is becoming standard operating procedure.

// Patriots under strict orders: No Super Bowl talk this week

Tight end Rob Gronkowski said the team has “been given really highly strict rules” not to mention it as Sunday’s rematch with the Falcons approaches.

Boston, MA - 10/18/2017 - (4th quarter) Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) talks with a coach while sitting during the fourth quarter. The Boston Celtics host the Milwaukee Bucks in the team's home season opener at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 19Celtics-Bucks, LOID: 8.3.2508922496.

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Chad Finn

What could have been will hover over this entire Celtics season

The Celtics will still be good, but it will be impossible to forget the Gordon Hayward injury.

// Some Patriots call Malcolm Butler ‘Scrap.’ Here’s why

Butler’s style has been apparent to coach Bill Belichick “since the first rookie minicamp.’’


// So far, this has been the year of the dog in the NFL

Underdogs are covering the spread at an astounding rate of 59 percent.


// The clock is ticking in fantasy football

Start making trades and preparing in advance for bye weeks.

Lynn, MA: October 11, 2017: Avi Fanini (right) of the Lynn Tech football team is pictured chatting with a male teammate before the start of a team practice session. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

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High school football

As only girl on Lynn Tech’s varsity, Avi Fanini in league of her own

The 5-foot-5-inch, 180-pound senior has channeled her aggression on the gridiron and found refuge in football.

// Patriots add a big wrinkle in Super Bowl rematch

Tight end Rob Gronkowski, sidelined last year after undergoing back surgery, is healthy and ready to face the Falcons on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium.

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college hockey notebook

Transition game working well for UNH hockey

The upcoming coaching change doesn’t seem to be distracting the 4-0 Wildcats.

// Fenway to host two school football games the day before Thanksgiving

Everett will take on Masconomet and Hingham will face Scituate at the ballpark.

// BC wants to keep pressing forward against Virginia

In a potential season-saving win at Louisville last weekend, the Eagles ran for 364 yards on 59 carries.

// Harvard vs. Princeton football preview

The Crimson and the Tigers meet for the 110th time Friday night at Harvard Stadium.

// UMass vs. Georgia Southern football preview

A pair of winless teams clash at McGuirk Stadium, just the third meeting between the schools.

Milwaukee Bucks forward John Henson (31) slams a dunk as he drives past Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown (7) and center Aron Baynes (46) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Boston. The Bucks defeated the Celtics 108-100. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Brad Stevens will have to continue tweaking Celtics lineups

With injured Gordon Hayward out of the mix, the Celtics coach will have to experiment with his starting five on a nightly basis.


// Gordon Hayward’s injury puts damper on Celtics’ home opener

Most of the pregame buzz was dedicated to the guy who was not there.

Boston, MA - 10/18/2017 - (2nd quarter) Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) battles for a rebound during the second quarter. The Boston Celtics host the Milwaukee Bucks in the team's home season opener at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 19Celtics-Bucks, LOID: 8.3.2508922496.


The Celtics didn’t expect things to go this way in home opener

A night that had been set to be a celebration ended with a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, right, argues a call beside co-owner Steve Pagliuca in overtime during game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks in Boston, Sunday, April, 24, 2016. The Celtics won 104-95. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Celtics praise quick response to Hayward injury in Cleveland

“It was the NBA at its best,” Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca said of the actions taken at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cambridge, MA 102211 Mike Teti , head coach of CAL and US, bowman for the 87 Gold Boat in the Masters Eight during the 2011 Head of the Charles Regata on October 22, 2011. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)/ MET

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Hall of Famer Mike Teti will do double duty

The famed coach will compete in the senior masters eight and direct Cal in the “Rose Bowl of rowing” vs. Washington.


// Dustin Pedroia and Red Sox fans both need to ease up

He doesn’t deserve any more scorn, but he could use more time off, whether he likes it or not.

Alex Speier

// Would the Red Sox be better off without Hanley Ramirez?

Releasing Ramirez might permit the Sox to add a better player while escaping the $22m vesting option for 2019.

// Colts shut down ailing QB Andrew Luck

It’s the first time the draft will happen in an NFL stadium.