Nick Cafardo

Xander Bogaerts made a pretty rare admission for a ballplayer

The Red Sox shortstop provided an update on his condition Sunday that could affect his playing time this week.

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 23: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox hits the game winning single allowing Mookie Betts #50 to score, defeating the Chicago White Sox 8-7 during the tenth inning at Fenway Park on June 23, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Xander Bogaerts is hitting .344 in 74 games this season.


// Time to bring in outside pitching help

It’s not a manager problem, as some fans have suggested: It’s a personnel problem.


// Eduardo Rodriguez’s pitch: The learning curve

Last week, the lefty returned to the delivery that worked for him last season and struck out seven in six innings.


// Clay Buchholz, Red Sox lose to Rangers

Buchholz allowed three first-inning runs, and Bryce Brentz hit his first major league homer.

Ray Bourque at the opening of Endicott College’s hockey rink last year. Bourque was arrested Friday and charged wtih operating under the influence of liquor.

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After OUI charge, Ray Bourque pleads for privacy

The Hall of Fame defenseman called his arrest “unfamiliar territory.”

// USA basketball reveals roster for Rio Olympics

The team, led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, will try for a third straight gold medal.


// Chile beats Argentina on penalty kicks to win Copa America

Afterward, renowed star Lionel Messi said that he would no longer play for Argentina’s national team.

Copa America Centenario

// US Soccer Federation will evaluate Jurgen Klinsmann, team

The Americans finished in fourth place in the tournament, losing to Colombia, 1-0, in Saturday’s consolation game.

// Serena Williams at Wimbledon ready to defend

The 21-time major winner appeared confident about her chances of retaining the title at the tournament, which begins Monday.

Pat Summitt won eight national championships and 1,098 games in her tenure as Tennessee’s head coach.

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Past few days ‘difficult’ for former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt

Amid reports of Summitt’s failing health, her family issued a statement Sunday asking for prayers.

// Reds retire long-banned Pete Rose’s number

The event had to be approved by Major League Baseball, because of Rose’s gambling ban.

// Shalane Flanagan cruises to win at BAA 10K

In her last race before the Rio Olympics, Mass.-bred runner beat her own US 10K record.

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Globe All-Scholastics: Honoring the area’s best

See who earned Players of the Year and All-Scholastics honors for their performances this spring.