Indians 6, Red Sox 3

Red Sox’ losing streak hits three

Boston, MA: 8-21-18: The Indians Yan Gomes scores Cleveland's fourth run, as Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon fields a throw that was too late, but he fired down to second base to retire Michael Brantly who had hit the single in the top of the sixth inning. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Cleveland Indians in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Indians knock around Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi in 6-3 decision at Fenway Park


// Q&A with Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy

The first of two parts focuses on integrating youth into the forward corps.

Patriots notebook

// Ironman Joe Thuney rarely misses a snap for Patriots

During a recent practice, the offensive lineman took every rep with the first-teamers despite vomiting a few times.

Boston, MA - 8/16/2018 - (2nd quarter) New England Patriots linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley (51) celebrates his fumble recovery for a touchdown with New England Patriots defensive lineman Danny Shelton (71) during the second quarter. The New England Patriots host the Philadelphia Eagles in the second pre-season home exhibition game at Gillette Stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: James M. McBride, Topic: 17Patriots-Eagles, LOID: 8.4.2854134805.

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Can a rookie linebacker walk in and call defensive plays for the Patriots?

That’s what Ja'Whaun Bentley has done, his progress evident in his responsibilities on the field during the preseason.


// The Schilling factor could not have helped the cause in Pawtucket

Rhode Island undoubtedly was hesitant about using taxpayer money in Pawtucket after the former Red Sox pitcher’s failed 38 Studios venture there.


// Rajai Davis says Alex Cora is making the difference for Red Sox

The former Red Sox outfielder was not surprised a managerial change was made after last season.


// Has a Red Sox weakness been exposed this week?

Both the Rays and the Indians were able to beat them with strategic late-innings bullpen matchups.

Tom Brady played the first half of last week’s preseason game against Philadelphia.

Tom Brady talks about staying motivated, feeling rusty, and replacing Nate Solder

The Patriots quarterback said he enjoys the competition, and that he does not want to let his teammates down.

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving warms up before an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Kyrie Irving to be honored by Sioux tribe in ‘homecoming’ ceremony

The Celtics point guard has Native American roots on his mother’s side.

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JULY 29: Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens and New England Patriots offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels during New England Patriots training camp on July 29, 2017, at the Patriots Practice Facility in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Globe Magazine

How Josh McDaniels and Brad Stevens became suburban dad buddies

Their Boston sports bromance was forged out of the limelight amid the mutual pressures of their jobs.

// Cubs acquire Daniel Murphy from Nationals

Washington, essentially conceding the season, also sent first baseman Matt Adams to the Cardinals.

NFL notebook

// Richie Incognito arrested for gun threats at funeral home

Police said the former NFL lineman threatened to retrieve guns from his vehicle and return to shoot the employees

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Musician Jon Bon Jovi speaks to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft before the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jon Bon Jovi arrived at Patriots practice in a helicopter

The rock star’s entrance was the most notable development of the full-pads session.

Paul Pierce during his jersey retirement ceremony at TD Garden in February.

Paul Pierce opens up about battling depression early in his career

“I should have opened up earlier than I did,” Pierce said.

Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis swings on a pitch from Texas Rangers' Bartolo Colon in the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Davis' jersey is signed by Anthony Slocumb, a child from the Make A Wish Foundation, seen on Davis' left shoulder. Davis hit his 37th home run of the season wearing the signed jersey. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Khris Davis home run for Make-A-Wish youth a signature moment

The A’s slugger asked a young fan from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to sign his jersey, then hit a mighty home run in a 9-0 win.


// Terry Francona was the best manager in Red Sox history

The infamous Chicken and Beer Year was one of the greatest collapses in baseball history, but the rest of Francona’s tenure in Boston was off the charts.

New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Patriots notebook

Phillip Dorsett declares ‘I’m fine’ after scare in practice last week

The Patriots receiver was back at practice after pulling up with what appeared to be a leg injury.

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 photo, Harvard football head coach Tim Murphy looks on from the sidelines against Columbia during a college football game in Manhattan, N.Y. With a victory over their archrivals in the 133rd edition of The Game on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, Harvard (7-2, 5-1) would clinch a share of a fourth straight Ivy League championship for the first time in the school's history. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

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Harvard football is ready to put it on the line

Coach Tim Murphy believes the team’s strength will be in the trenches in what he hopes is a bounce-back year.


// Indians’ Sandy Alomar, a good friend of Alex Cora, remains eager for a chance to manage

“I think the world about him,” Cora said. “I do feel he’s been prepared to be a big league manager for a while.”

// Bruins expect Patrice Bergeron to start camp on time

The Bruins’ No. 1 center had more groin surgery in June but coach Bruce Cassidy isn’t worried about his condition.

// Serena Williams seeded 17 at US Open, nine spots above ranking

This means Williams avoids a possible matchup against one of the top eight players in the third round.

// ‘Everything was really good’: Eduardo Rodriguez performs well in rehab start

The plan is for Rodriguez to make one more minor league start.


// ‘We were unable to cash in’: Red Sox leave 11 runners on base in this loss

Cleveland erased a 3-0 deficit against Rick Porcello to earn the comeback win in the battle of division leaders.

// BC’s Steve Addazio puts a premium on momentum in scheduling

The Eagles’ early football slate appears to be tilted in their favor, and that is not an accident.


Takeaways from Jose Baez’s biography of Aaron Hernandez

In “Unnecessary Roughness: Inside the Trial and Final Days of Aaron Hernandez,” the attorney shares fascinating details about the former Patriots star’s life.

Boston, MA - 7/28/2018 - Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora watches batting practice. The Boston Red Sox host the Minnesota Twins in the third of a four game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 29Red Sox-Twins, LOID: 8.4.2639724244.


What Alex Cora is doing isn’t just remarkable, it’s unprecedented

Even Terry Francona never had a stretch like the one that has been the Red Sox’ 2018 season so far.

// Keionta Davis, healthy again, is seeing his hard work pay off with playing time

The second-year player is fully recovered from a disk problem and ready to add more versatility to the defensive line.

NFL notebook

// Redskins sign Adrian Peterson to fill hole at RB

Peterson, 33, is 12th all-time in rushing with 12,276 yards and needs 37 to pass Jim Brown.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Alabama won 26-23. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama is No. 1 in AP’s preseason Top 25 football rankings

This is the third straight year the Crimson Tide have been the top-ranked team in the preseason poll.

// Mike Tirico to take over as studio host for NBC’s Sunday night football

Tirico, who replaces Dan Patrick, had spent the last two seasons as the on-site host for Football Night in America.

// Jessica Mendoza on the shift, Dave Matthews Band, and why the Red Sox are different this year

Over East Coast beers and a plate of nachos, we spent a couple hours talking to Mendoza about beer, baseball, and what it’s like working with A-Rod.


// Urban Meyer’s fate at Ohio State may come down to meeting on Wednesday

The Buckeyes’ football coach has been the subject of an investigation into the handling of domestic-abuse allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith.

Jim McBride

// Nagged by hamstring injury, Kenny Britt has maintained positive approach

Despite being limited, the veteran wide receiver has tried to be upbeat. “I know a lot of guys feed off my energy,” he said.