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Alex Verdugo enters Minute Maid Park on Saturday.

ALCS Game 2: With Nate Eovaldi on the mound, Red Sox look to even series vs. Astros

Follow along with our game updates, commentary, analysis from Globe reporter Alex Speier. 3 minutes ago

Bruins notebook
Erik Haula has played for five other NHL teams before donning the Bruins sweater.

Bruce Cassidy likes the way his third group of Bruins forwards lines up

Nick Foligno, Erik Haula, and Jake DeBrusk will open the season in roles familiar to them. 14 minutes ago

Weini Kelati won the Boston 10k for Women on Saturday in record time.

Weini Kelati sets American record at Boston 10k for Women

Kelati broke the tape at Boston Common in 31 minutes, 18 seconds, breaking Molly Huddle's road 10k American record. 1 hour ago

Tara Sullivan
Alex Cora (center left) made plenty of trips to the mound in Game 1, using eight pitchers in all.

If Game 1 is any indication, the Red Sox-Astros ALCS will be a long, slow bullpen relay

Excruciating pace, little flow, long at-bats, and plenty of mound visits — this series could be fun, but it won't be quick.

Nate Eovaldi has the ball on Saturday for Game 2 of the ALCS.

Nate Eovaldi, Red Sox look to even the series against the Astros | ALCS Game 2 lineups and notes

The Sox need a solid outing from Nate Eovaldi to try and even the series in Game 2.

Matt Porter | Sunday hockey notes
Ryan Donato (right) celebrates scoring the first goal for the expansion Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night in Las Vegas.

There’s lots to love with the dawn of a new NHL season

Scituate’s Ryan Donato is now the answer to a trivia question as owner of the first goal in Kraken history.

Gary Washburn | Sunday basketball notes
Playing close to home, for the team he supported growing up, with superstar teammates — a seemingly perfect situation has gone south for Kyrie Irving.

Brooklyn was supposed to be a dream homecoming for Kyrie Irving — instead, it’s become a nightmare

Irving has refused to budge on his vaccination, and will be held out by the Nets until he can fully participate with the team.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought
Tony DeMarco, one-time welterweight champion of the world, died Monday at the age of 89.

“A Hollywood script of a life”: Tony DeMarco was Boston’s champion and the North End’s pride

Long before Boston was the city of champions, the pride of Fleet Street was the town's champion.