After trade with Chiefs, Patriots draft DE Deatrich Wise in fourth round

Arkansas defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr. (48) competes during an NCAA college football game against TCU on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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New England picked Wise after acquiring tight end James O’Shaughnessy and a sixth-round pick from Kansas City.

Arkansas defensive end Deatrich Wise is seen before a drill at the 2017 NFL football scouting combine Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Here’s a closer look at defensive end Deatrich Wise

The Patriots drafted Wise with the 131st overall pick.


// Patriots make a pair of trades to draft a DE and OT in third round

New England made trades with Tennessee and Detroit to land Derek Rivers at 83 and Antonio Garcia at 85.

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// How Jake Arrieta helped deliver Andrew Benintendi to the Red Sox

Had the Sox won one game against the Cubs in 2014, the draft order might have changed, and Chicago had its eyes on Benintendi.

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher John Lackey throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, April 6, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Game 23: Cubs at Red Sox

Steven Wright and John Lackey take the mound for this 4:05 p.m. game.

San Francisco 49ers draft pick Reuben Foster answers questions at a news conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


What’s the deal with diluted drug test samples?

Was Reuben Foster’s and Jabrill Peppers’s dilution an accident? We’ll never know for sure.

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 18: Wide receiver Brandin Cooks #10 of the New Orleans Saints runs with the football in the first half of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Patriots pick up fifth-year option for Brandin Cooks, reports say

Considering New England gave up a first-round pick in a trade with New Orleans, the decision was a no-brainer.


// Life has changed dramatically for David Ross, and he’s enjoying it

The former Red Sox and Cubs catcher is juggling a few new gigs in his post-playing career.


// How the Bruins allowed the season-ending goal to Ottawa

Erik Karlsson, naturally, was in the middle of the action.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 21: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder waits to shoot free throws against the Houston Rockets during the second half of Game Three in the 2017 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 21, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Oklahoma City defeated Houston 115-113 NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)


OKC owes Russell Westbrook a more complete supporting cast

Westbrook wants to stay with OKC, but it will take major upgrades to keep him happy.


// Bill Belichick is all in — just not the draft

For once, Belichick eschewed an abundance of draft picks for proven talent.

Chicago IL 4/28/17 Boston Celtics Avery Bradley points to the sky after sinking a 3-point basket in fortn of Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg during second quarter action of game 6 of the NBA Playoffs at United Center. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:


Celtics finish off Bulls in six games

Top-seeded Boston rolled to its fourth straight win and moved on to the Eastern semifinals against the Wizards.

Chicago IL 4/28/17 Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens and Isaiah Thomas cannot believe a referee's call against the Chicago Bulls during second quarter action of game 6 of the NBA Playoffs at United Center. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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Did Brad Stevens win this series for the Celtics?

Stevens’s bold decision to add Gerald Green to the starting lineup helped flip Boston’s fortunes.

Boston, MA - 4/28/2017 - (1st inning) Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi (16) ties the game at 1-1 with a solo home run in the first inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Chicago Cubs in the first of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 29Sox-Cubs, LOID: 8.3.2324371504.

Red Sox 5, Cubs 4

Sox stave off Cubs to defeat reigning World Series champs

The Cubs rallied from a 5-2 deficit to pull within one run, but Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth.


// Hanley Ramirez needs to warm up to the task at DH

Ramirez needed to duplicate the power of David Ortiz’s presence in the the middle of the Red Sox lineup.


// Avery Bradley enjoyed a breakout series

With lockdown defense and clutch shooting in Games 5 and 6, he’s no longer an undervalued Celtic.

// Here is the Celtics-Wizards series schedule

Game 1 will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at TD Garden.


// Red Sox option Robbie Ross Jr. to Pawtucket

The team called up righthander Ben Taylor before Friday’s game against the Cubs.


// Amir Johnson taking reserve role in stride

Johnson remained out of the starting lineup Friday for the fourth time in six games in this series.

Boston, MA - 4/28/2017 - Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein and former Boston Red Sox Kevin Youkilis take in the scene before tonight's game. The Boston Red Sox host the Chicago Cubs in the first of a three game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 29Sox-Cubs, LOID: 8.3.2324371504.

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Theo Epstein returns as leader of the freed worlds

The Cubs GM will always be a hometown hero in Boston.

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// What if the Red Sox did not trade Anthony Rizzo?

Rizzo played in the Red Sox organization from 2007-2010 and was part of the Adrian Gonzalez trade.

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// Theo Epstein downplays idea of getting into politics

Epstein is back in Boston for the weekend for the Cubs-Red Sox series and for a charity fund-raising event.

Youngstown State defensive end Derek Rivers (11) lines up against James Madison during the FCS championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Derek Rivers at a glance

Here is a closer look at the defensive end drafted by the Patriots with the 83rd overall pick.

// Antonio Garcia at a glance

Get to know the offensive lineman selected by the Patriots 85th overall.

NFL Draft

// Bengals select embattled Joe Mixon in second round

The Oklahoma running back was suspended his freshman season for punching a woman.

// Larry Bird is resigning as Pacers president

The move comes in advance of a pivotal summer for the team regarding Paul George.


// A closer look at the ESPN layoffs

What’s curious, on the surface at least, is that ESPN’s baseball coverage took a significant hit.


// Revolution hit the road to face defending MLS champs

Saturday night’s opponent, Seattle, is also off to a bit of a slow start this season.


// Wizards advance past Hawks, will face Celtics

Washington held off Atlanta’s comeback in a 115-99 victory to win the series, 4-2.

MLB Roundup

// Matt Holliday’s 10th-inning homer lifts Yankees

Bronx Bombers win slugfest over Orioles, 14-11, in extras Friday night.

Sports Log

//[1].jpg Mets place Yoenis Cespedes on disabled list

Cespedes aggravated his nagging left hamstring during Thursday’s home game against Atlanta.

golf roundup

// Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith move into Zurich Classic lead

The duo had a second-round 10-under-par 62 in the four-ball format.

Blues 3, Predators 2

// Vladimir Tarasenko paces Blues to victory over Predators

The St. Louis forward scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 3:51 left in regulation.


// East Boston’s Josh Rivera no-hits New Mission

The senior allowed just one walk in the five-inning victory.


// Ali Gacharna on a power surge for Chelsea

A new pregame hitting drill resulted in a booming 4-homer, 10-RBI performance for senior shortstop/pitcher.

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