STAN GROSSFELD

Receiver-for-hire tries to catch Patriots’ attention

Foxborough. Ma- May 25, 2016-Globe Staff Photo by Stan Grossfeld-Abiola Aborishade of Attleboro a former Division III star receiver at UMASS Dartmouth has been standing outside Gillette Stadium almost every day since April 21st. looking for a tryout from the Patriots.

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Holding fast to his NFL dream, Abiola Aborishade stands vigil outside Gillette Stadium, asking for a chance.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/534541902-kK8E--1498x1280@BostonGlobe.com.jpg It’s time to replace Clay Buchholz in the rotation

The Red Sox have a better option than sticking with Buchholz, who ranks among the AL’s worst starters.

Alex Speier

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The struggles of Henry Owens illustrate the organization’s lack of depth at starting pitcher.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-9756.jpg Wade Boggs’s number finally retired by Red Sox

The Red Sox Thursday night did something they should have done a long time ago: They retired Wade Boggs’s No. 26.

05/09/16: Boston, MA: Star of the game Jackie Bradley, Jr. (right) gets a hand from manager John Farrell (left) following Boston's14-7 victory. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Oakland Athletics in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Red Sox-A's

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Alex Speier

Don’t blame John Farrell for Jackie Bradley’s streak ending

A suggestion that Bradley’s streak ended because of where he hit in the batting order ignores the facts.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tlumacki_SoxvsRockies_sports949.jpg Jackie Bradley’s streak is over, but Xander Bogaerts is at 19

Bradley’s run ended at 29 games after an 0-for-4 night against the Rockies.

Red Sox notebook

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The lefthander said he feels strong enough to give it a go with the Red Sox.

MINOR LEAGUE NOTEBOOK

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That Castillo is still patrolling the outfield for Triple A Pawtucket is in many ways dizzying.

CHAD FINN | SPORTS MEDIA

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The struggling Mets hurler’s noncooperation with reporters isn’t the story — his pitching is.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

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It’s far too soon to make any judgments, but not too soon to notice a few interesting things . . .

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/wiggs_OTA_697829.jpg Shea McClellin is Patriots’ type of linebacker

Former Bears linebacker Shea McClellin signed a three-year, $9.05 million deal to join the Patriots.

UMass Ultimate team member Ben Sadok in action in a game in spring of 2016. (Courtesy Lori L. Dreyfus)

Lori L. Dreyfus

Yes, UMass has a team ranked No. 1 in the country

ZooDisc, UMass’ Ultimate team, brings a 14-game winning streak into this weekend’s national championships.

FRENCH OPEN

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The nine-time champion reluctantly pulled out of the competition with a wrist injury.

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Friday that Reynolds could defer his military service to play in the NFL.

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS | PENGUINS 2, LIGHTNING 1

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Bryan Rust nets 2 goals, Matt Murray makes 16 saves to push Pittsburgh into Cup final vs. San Jose.

PROVIDENCE, RI - MARCH 19: Makai Mason #11 of the Yale Bulldogs drives against Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils in the first half of their game during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Dunkin' Donuts Center on March 19, 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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When you declare for the NBA Draft and no one notices

Yale’s Makai Mason knew how long his odds were, but under a new NBA rule, he had nothing to lose.

Warriors 120, Thunder 111

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Stephen Curry scored 31 points to help the Warriors win Game 5 and keep their championship hopes alive.

02/18/16: Fort Myers, FL: Red Sox manager John Farrell, after missing a lot of last season as he battled cancer, seems happy to be back on the field, as he patrols the field this morning.The first day of official workouts for the Red Sox is scheduled for tomorrow, today players were in camp working out in anticipation at Jet Blue South.(Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:spring training

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Alex Speier

John Farrell has a unique view on hitting streaks

The Red Sox manager can readily provide context for Xander Bogaerts’s and Jackie Bradley Jr.’s hitting streaks.

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Joe Kelly will be on the mound as the Red Sox open a three-game series in Toronto Friday night.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ortizbww[1].jpg David Ortiz has some fun with New York fans

The Red Sox DH made a surprise appearance at a restaurant in New York.