Alex Speier

Can Jackie Bradley Jr. turn his season around again?

The Red Sox center fielder got off to a slow start last year, too, before bouncing back.

Red Sox, Yankees will break new ground in London when they play on artificial turf
The two rivals will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century.

Patriots finalizing extension with Julian Edelman, according to reports

The deal will keep the wide receiver under contract through the 2021 season, when he will be 35.
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Newly signed Patriots offensive tackle Jared Veldheer announces retirement

Veldheer signed with the Patriots two weeks ago and would have provided depth at both tackle spots.

Bruins prospect Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson is returning to Sweden

The 22-year-old center will play closer to home for now, but intends to resume his career with the Bruins in the future.

BC’s Ky Bowman more prepared for NBA Draft this time around

He got a taste of the process last year and has put the feedback to good use. 4:16 p.m.

Why Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy work so well together
They appear to be an odd couple, but they are an integral part of what brought the Bruins to the Stanley Cup Final.

How Don Sweeney built the Bruins into Stanley Cup contendersFull Stanley Cup Final schedule

Bruins to have intrasquad scrimmage Thursday night at TD Garden
Coach Bruce Cassidy is hopeful the two 25-minute periods will help mitigate the long layoff between series. 2 hours ago

Bruins' history in the Stanley Cup Finals

A newbie’s guide to the Stanley Cup Final
Coming in late to the hockey playoffs? Or just dizzy from all the Boston championships? We can help.

Sandy Leon is a catcher with a lot on his plate lately
He caught up quickly in Toronto after leaving the Red Sox to be with his wife for the birth of a daughter.

Patriots’ young quarterbacks get to show their stuff in OTAs

With Tom Brady not expected until minicamp, Danny Etling and Jarrett Stidham will get a lot of snaps.

Expect rules, not Robert Kraft case, to be on NFL owners’ agenda this week

Owners will convene in Miami for two days and are expected to clean up a few items left over from their last gathering.
NBA Western Conference Finals

Warriors sweep away Trail Blazers for spot in fifth straight NBA Finals

The Warriors got triple-doubles from Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, a first for teammates in a playoff game.
Bruins Notebook

Zdeno Chara a full participant at Monday’s Bruins practice

Chara, who missed Game 4 vs. the Hurricanes, appears to have recovered from whatever ailed him.

Koji Uehara has retired, but his stint in Boston won’t be forgotten

The righthander, who retired in Japan, was a character like few others and a game-ending revelation for the 2013 championship team.

Pro women hockey players form union in step toward league

The Professional Women’s Hockey Association said Monday the paperwork was filed Friday to help push for the creation of a ‘‘single, viable women’s professional league in North America.’’

Jaden Schwartz hits his scoring stride in playoffs

The Blues’ forward has 12 goals in 18 playoff games.

How Don Sweeney built the Bruins into Stanley Cup contenders

Sweeney made some shrewd moves among some missteps, but he may someday be best known as the GM who drafted Charlie McAvoy.
Full Stanley Cup Final schedule

High schools

Boys' lacrosse notes

Legendary coach Bussy Adam can watch son, successor at Newton North

Nick Pfeifer, a 2005 Newton North graduate, took over the boys’ lacrosse team from Bussy Adam, who retired after a 39-year stint with the Tigers
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Rain extends MIAA tennis tournament a third weekend

Quarterfinal matches suspended on Sunday will resume Saturday; MIAA makes changes to hockey tournament to address marathon games.
Team of the week

Row Boston on a developmental fast track

Open to students from Boston Public Schools, Row Boston is developing its current student-athletes while paving the way for its future success.
high school boys' volleyball notes

Brett Olen does it all for Natick boys’ volleyball

The setter has a calming influence on the court for Redhawks.
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Remembering the great John Havlicek

Havlicek was a genuine superstar basketball player and an exemplary human being.

The sound of John Havlicek’s steal still reverberates

There was a purity to Johnny Most’s play-by-play call, said current Celtics radio voice Sean Grande.