‘We’re not looking to move anybody,’ says Red Sox’ Dave Dombrowski

Boston, MA 12-3-18: Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is pictured being interviewed during the red carpet arrivals for the premiere of

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The Red Sox president of baseball operations downplayed reports that the club is looking to shed payroll this offseason.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy1-24908.jpg The worst losses, and where the Miami fiasco ranks among them

Readers helped out as we tried to determine if that was the worst regular-season loss in Boston sports history.

Bruins’ David Backes takes skate to face

Oliver Ekman-Larsson’s skate caught him at 3:31 of the first period and he went to the locker room.

bruins notebook

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He missed his third consecutive game from aftereffects of a shot to the back of the head.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davispriceevoldi2.jpg How the Nathan Eovaldi signing helps clarify the Red Sox’ future

Eovaldi not only rounds out the rotation for 2019 but helps address some of the questions that exist beyond next season.

Foxboro-11/28/18 The Patriots practiced at their practice field at Gillette Stadium. Coach Bill Belichick arrives to speak to the media. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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Miami game is more evidence that Bill Belichick isn’t immune to failure

While people are watching closely to detect any slippage in Tom Brady, perhaps we should be doing the same with his coach.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1070847114.jpg Are the NFL’s top contenders limping into the postseason?

The question marks facing the Saints, Rams, Chiefs, and Patriots is where we begin our Week 14 Review.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davismiane12spts-24927.jpg Rob Gronkowski was able to take some big hits — and that’s a good sign

The big tight end looked like his old self vs. Miami, after having a tough game vs. Minnesota.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Eovaldi%20Sox.jpg How Nathan Eovaldi’s agents handled the World Series and his free agency

“Nathan risked it all and he won. It was beautiful,” Seth Levinson said.

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/e60b8fa32ec74d95861a706659805560-e60b8fa32ec74d95861a706659805560-0.jpg Taking stock of the reliever market for the Red Sox

A deep supply of relievers has put teams in a spot where they can wait to make additions, with the hope of realizing a bargain.

Coyotes at Bruins, 7 p.m.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumackibruins907.jpg Five things to know for tonight’s Bruins game against Arizona

Tuukka Rask gets the call in net as the Bruins look to win their third straight game.

Boston MA 12/10/18 Boston Celtics Robert Williams blocking New Orleans Pelicans Tim Frazier's shot during second quarter action at TD Garden (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: 16allschopics reporter:

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Gary Washburn | On basketball

For new father Robert Williams, the lessons come fast — especially against Anthony Davis

Three days after what he said was the biggest day of his life, the birth of daughter Ava, the Celtics rookie enjoyed the biggest day of his pro career.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_labos14_spts.jpg Dave Dombrowski all but closed the door on a return of Craig Kimbrel

“We’re not making a big expenditure in that area. Read that as you may,” said the Sox president of baseball operations

Red Sox notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/b9a68ff60138412c8b77591bdd5522c6-b9a68ff60138412c8b77591bdd5522c6-24954.jpg Red Sox say Chris Sale is fine, will be handled differently in 2019

The lefthander has directed the Red Sox not to provide details about his health.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davispats8Aspts-24915.jpg A day after unthinkable loss, there are no answers in Foxborough

Even some of Bill Belichick’s ardent supporters question his strategy, but the Patriots don’t want to talk about it.

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Celtics 113, Pelicans 100

Celtics’ depth on display in convincing win over Pelicans

Marcus Morris led the Celtics with 31 points, while Jayson Tatum added 21, and Jaylen Brown had 19.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1070846014.jpg Kenyan Drake wants ‘Miami Miracle’ ball back

The running back chucked the ball in the stands after scoring the game-winning touchdown, but now he wants it back.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1070642120.jpg The final play was a huge breakdown, but it wasn’t the only one the Patriots suffered

The Patriots also couldn’t stop a Miami running game that had been struggling.

Chestnut Hill-08/11/2018 BC football held a scrimmage at their new indoor practice field next to Alumni Stadium. Head coach Steve Addazio looks on. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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BC extends football coach Steve Addazio’s contract two years

The move keeps Addazio under contract through 2022.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1068187968.jpg Stephen Curry doubts moon landings. NASA offers to show him the rocks

“They’re going to come get us,” Curry replied. “Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/494361938.jpg ESPN signs Jessica Mendoza to multiyear extension

Mendoza has already been a fixture on ‘‘Baseball Tonight’’ for many seasons but the new agreement means she will appear more regularly on ‘‘SportsCenter’’ and ‘‘Get Up!’’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/03/25/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/neverett.jpg Tim Neverett will not return to the Red Sox radio broadcast team

Neverett said he chose to let his contract run out rather than continue to work for flagship station WEEI.

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Celtics notebook

Pelicans star Anthony Davis gets a warm welcome at TD Garden

Davis could hit the open market this summer and Celtics fans wanted to let him know he would be welcomed with open arms.

Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) keeps the puck away from Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel (59) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Could the Bruins get Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in a trade involving Torey Krug?

Edmonton could use a playmaking defenseman, and the Bruins need some scoring punch.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1070668676.jpg Bill Belichick does not explain why Devin McCourty was not on the field for the final play

“That’s the way we substituted that group,” the Patriots coach said.

Rob Gronkowski caught eight passes for 107 yards and a touchdown against Miami.

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This has been Rob Gronkowski’s strangest, weirdest NFL season so far

Gronkowski at the end of Sunday’s game, so out of place and so out of gas, has become the defining image of the Patriots’ loss.

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DeFilippo’s first season on the job ended after just 13 games amid a sharp decline in production by the offense over the past six weeks.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/10/29/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/102818grossfeld30.jpg Is Manny Machado going to sign with the Yankees?

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he has been talking with Machado’s agent.

Chad Finn

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Baines was a fine hitter, but he was only fleetingly great during his 22-year career.


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At least two of them are looking like potential Final Four teams.

12/10/2018 WEST ROXBURY, MA Jalen Jordan (cq) (left) and Spencer Aronson (cq) participate during a basketball practice at Catholic Memorial in West Roxbury. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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After transferring to Catholic Memorial, Spencer Aronson says it’s ‘been life-changing for me’

After starting out at Holliston, then transferring to Lawrence Academy, the 6-foot-1-inch junior guard is seeking a new start at CM.

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The Chiefs beat the Ravens in overtime and have a two-game lead on the Patriots with three to play.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/09/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davismiane9spts.jpg Everything you need to know about how the Dolphins pulled off the final play

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill saw Rob Gronkowski playing deep safety and said, “We got this!”

Kevin Paul Dupont

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Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.