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Andrew Middleton’s first varsity start for Canton baseball: Perfection

Middleton was dazzling, tossing a perfect game with 16 strikeouts as the Bulldogs blanked visiting Attleboro, 3-0.

Toronto Blue Jays' George Springer will need  more time to recover from injury.

Blue Jays’ George Springer not ready to return

Springer landed on the injured list Wednesday after aggravating his strained right quadriceps.

Phil Mickelson (right) attributed most of the fun to his grouping of everyman Joel Dahmen (left).

Phil Mickelson, leading Wells Fargo, has a blast from the past

Mickelson, 50, kept his focus Thursday and blistered Quail Hollow for a 7-under-par 64 to build a two-shot lead.

Bruins 4, Rangers 0
Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo (left) celebrates his third-period goal teammate Craig Smith (right) in Thursday night's victory over the Rangers.

Bruins do not miss a beat in shutout of punchless Rangers

Patrice Bergeron and Charlie McAvoy scored first-period goals before Jake DeBrusk tallied in the second. Rookie goaltender Jeremy Swayman (15 saves) earned his second NHL shutout.

A perfect finish for Dighton-Rehoboth boys’ and girls’ soccer teams in South Coast tournament finals

The Falcon girls (12-0) blanked Seekonk while the boys earned a thrilling shootout victory over Greater Bedford to cap an 11-0-1 season.

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Xander Bogaerts dived but couldn't come up with this grounder up the middle in the eighth inning.

Xander Bogaerts, 1,000 games into his Red Sox career, is more valuable than ever

Bogaerts plays every day and he plays hurt.

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Kiké Hernández (center) walked off with manager Alex Cora (left) after being removed in the first inning.

Will Kiké Hernández’s hamstring injury force the Red Sox to make a move?

Hernández was hobbled after sliding into second base for a double in the first inning.

Evan Blanco (center) is stretched out for a strong junior season for the Austin Prep baseball team.

Austin Prep pitcher Evan Blanco’s confidence is sky high after working with Team USA

The junior lefthander from Woburn gained valuable insight training with the country’s top high school prospects at the Team USA Development program.