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Red Sox can’t afford a rough start to this season, and other thoughts

With the Celtics and Bruins drawing major attention as they chase championships, a poor start could relegate the Red Sox to irrelevance. 47 minutes ago

NCAA men's basketball

UConn men romp past Arkansas to reach NCAA Elite Eight berth; Gonzaga wins a thriller over UCLA

Jordan Hawkins scored 24 points to lead the fourth-seeded Huskies (28-8) in an 88-65 romp to earn an Elite Eight matchup Saturday against the winner of UCLA or Gonzaga.

Bruins 4, Canadiens 2

David Pastrnak about to join an elite group of Bruins as he notches goal No. 49 against the Canadiens

Only five Bruins have scored 50 goals in a season.

Women's NIT: Harvard 74, Rhode Island 63

Harvard women top Rhode Island, roll into Great 8 of WNIT

Junior guard Lola Mullaney had a team-high 19 points for the Crimson (20-11) in a 74-63 victory Thursday at Lavietes Pavilion.

Track and field

Track bans transgender athletes, tightens rules for Caster Semenya

The World Athletics Council adopted the same rules as swimming did last year in deciding to bar athletes who have transitioned from male to female and have gone through male puberty. No such athletes currently compete at the highest elite levels of track.

Bruins 4, Canadiens 2

Bruins far from their best, but they still beat Canadiens

David Pastrnak was among the goal scorers for the Bruins, setting a career high with his 49th of the season.


Tom Brady acquires ownership stake in WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces

Brady said his love for women’s sports began at a young age, watching his sisters' games.

World Figure skating championship

Shoma Uno leads Ilia Malinin after men’s short program in world figure skating competition

Malinin received 100.38 points after a powerful routine that left him 4.25 points behind Uno.