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The Red Sox are stretching out Rule 5 draft pick Garrett Whitlock in anticipation of giving the rookie a bigger role out of the bullpen.

Garrett Whitlock preparing to get a longer look with Red Sox

The Rule 5 draft pick, who has allowed just three hits and zero runs in 6⅓ innings this season, is being stretched out by the team in an effort to find the righthander a bigger role. 1 hour ago

Watertown senior JP Riley had a clear path to the end zone in rain drops for his 57-yard run in the third quarter of the Raiders' 38-14 win over Boston Latin Saturday at Victory Field.

EMass football: Watertown’s JP Riley headlines Players of the Week

In a 38-14 nonleague win over Boston Latin, the senior broke off touchdown runs of 57 and 52 yards before bolting 91 yards for another score. 1 hour ago

Frank Dell'Apa | On soccer
Italy's Andrea Agnelli is chairman of Juventus, one of 12 European soccer clubs threatening to break away from the Champions League.

Rival league proposal puts European soccer at crossroads

The clash is being portrayed as a struggle for heart and soul of the game. 2 hours ago

Peter Abraham | On baseball
Michael Kopech, acquired by the White Sox in the trade for Chris Sale, got the start in Sunday's Game 2 and helped finish off his former team in a doubleheader sweep.

Michael Kopech, Yoan Moncada temporarily add insult to injury, but Chris Sale trade still worth it for Red Sox

Two of Boston's former top prospects played key roles in Chicago's doubleheader sweep, but there's still no reason to regret the swap that helped deliver a World Series championship in 2018. 2 hours ago

NATE Weitzer | High school football notebook
The Plymouth South football team focused on closing out a 5-1 season with a victory over North Quincy Saturday.

Perseverance paid off in the end for Plymouth South’s pandemically-challenged football team

The Panthers concluded a four-game winning streak with a thrilling 27-24 win over North Quincy to repeat as champions of the Patriot League’s Fisher Division.

Marcus Smart pulls down an offensive rebound in between Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (left), center Kevon Looney and forward Kent Bazemore (right) late in the fourth quarter of the Celtics' 119-114 victory against Golden State Saturday.

More observations on the Celtics’ thrilling win against the Warriors

Marcus Smart is following his instincts, Kemba Walker is ramping it up and Jabari Parker is fitting in.

MLB notebook
New York Yankees players lean on the dugout railing during the seventh inning of a 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

Yankees swept by Rays, Cole suffers first loss of season

The last-place Yankees lost their fifth consecutive game. Said manager Aaron Boone: "We’re getting punched in the mouth right now.”

Golf Roundup
Stewart Cink finished 19-under to wrap up his third RBC Heritage title at the age of 47.

Cink wins third RBC Heritage title at age 47

Cink capped off a dominant performance at Harbour Town with a stress-free 70 on Sunday.