RED SOX 6, INDIANS 1

Red Sox again defeat Indians

Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland, right, is congratulated by Christian Vazquez after Moreland hit a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Mitch Moreland got the Boston offense going with a solo home run in the fifth inning.

NICK CAFARDO I ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/821308068.jpg Red Sox acquire outfielder Rajai Davis, and that’s a good thing

With Jackie Bradley Jr. on the disabled list, the Red Sox needed help and got it in Davis, who has speed and experience.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-12848.jpg It’s great to see Celtics go big-time with Kyrie Irving deal

Never mind hoarding draft picks, this blockbuster makes them major players right away.

GARY WASHBURN I ON BASKETBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/811515628-12867.jpg Celtics’ blockbuster deal puts youth movement on fast track

In acquiring Kyrie Irving, the Celtics and Brad Stevens will be relying on their young cornerstones more.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/359f6d782c074998834776ed3f4ac7bb-359f6d782c074998834776ed3f4ac7bb-0.jpg After massive makeover, Celtics now have to make it all mesh

“This has obviously been a roller coaster of a day for us,” Danny Ainge said Tuesday night.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/826784500.jpg Red Sox acquire OF Rajai Davis from Athletics

The Sox sent minor league outfielder Rafael Rincones to Oakland in the deal.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_irving5_spts.jpg Here’s how the Celtics have transformed this summer

A whirlwind summer of draft picks, free agent deals, and trades has resulted in a vastly different roster.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/875c9bbdf06447f996d67a52dbab45f7-875c9bbdf06447f996d67a52dbab45f7-0.jpg Red Sox put Jackie Bradley Jr. on disabled list

The outfielder sprained his left thumb on a play at the plate on Tuesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/wiggs_Tatum_05.jpg Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck calls trade ‘bittersweet’ but necessary

The Eastern finals loss prompted the effort to acquire Kyrie Irving, though it meant losing Isaiah Thomas.

Foxborough-8/23/17 The Patriots held practice at the practice facility at Gillette Stadium. QB Tom Brady gets surrounded during a passing drill under pressure. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

Patriots ramping it up before third preseason game

The return of key personnel brings a little more intensity to practice, with the opener in two weeks.

Chad Finn

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/05/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/opener1023ainge.jpg Three cheers for Danny Ainge, who turned assets into star power

Ainge has acquired Al Horford, Gordon Hayward, and now Kyrie Irving in the past two stunning offseasons.

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of Kaepernick who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife. The once-rising star and Super Bowl quarterback has been unemployed since March, when he opted out of his contract and became a free agent who could sign with any team. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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Colin Kaepernick supporters demand action from NFL

The supporters, who claim the QB is being blackballed, want him signed before the season begins.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/24/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/838060796.jpg Floyd Mayweather says Conor McGregor will learn the hard way

Mayweather was talking about his punching power, which he insists will change McGregor’s fight plan.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_cc14_spts.jpg Celtics agree to deal Isaiah Thomas to Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving

Cleveland also will receive Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 first-round pick.

Gary Washburn | On Basketball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_irving1_spts.jpg Celtics made instant upgrade in speedy blockbuster for Kyrie Irving

Irving wanted out of Cleveland, and the well-stocked Celtics were able to pull off the megadeal.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/837559580.jpg The Red Sox will take all of this Doug Fister they can get

With a one-hit masterpiece against the Indians, he showed he can give the Red Sox a boost – and innings – down the stretch.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/8c17e8dacee5426db8f5c08d01c48559-8c17e8dacee5426db8f5c08d01c48559-0.jpg They traded his pal, but Mookie Betts still a Celtics fan

The Red Sox right fielder was shocked by the news Isaiah Thomas had been dealt to Cleveland.

Dont'a Hightower signed a four-year, $35.5 million contract in the offseason.

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Staying with Patriots was always Dont’a Hightower’s priority

The Jets and Steelers courted him as a free agent this offseason, but he is where he wants to be.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_bruinsdevelopmentcamp_sports521.jpg Here’s a status report on the next wave of Bruins prospects

Which skaters may be ready to make the jump to the NHL? Let’s run them down.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_cc6_spts.jpg Suddenly, only four Celtics remain from 2016-17 team

The Celtics turned over their roster in no time.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/837986694.jpg Rory McIlroy feels good, eyes playoff run

The four-time majors champion is battling a nagging rib injury as the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs begin Thursday with The Northern Trust at the Glen Oaks Club on Long Island.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/08/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1200_drederick_lede.jpg Meet Kyrie Irving’s dad, Drederick — a former BU star

Drederick Irving was once the program’s all-time leading scorer. The school even offered Kyrie Irving a scholarship — in fifth grade.

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