Chad Finn

One last look at Red Sox comparables: Henry Owens

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Henry Owens #60 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 29, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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There isn’t enough data to do same-age comps for the enigmatic lefthander, but we found another way.

Alex Speier

// For now, Dave Dombrowski will stick with the pitchers he has

The Red Sox president does not see a pressing need to add depth options for the starting rotation.

GARY WASHBURN | On basketball

// Danny Ainge has one eye on playoffs and other on draft

March is a very busy month for the Celtics’ president of basketball operations.

Boston, MA - 3/23/2017 - (2nd period) Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) has a clear view of this second period goal that beat Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) and tied the score at 3 apiece. . The Boston Bruins host the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Fluto Shinzawa, Topic: 24Bruins-Lightning, LOID: 8.3.1979892248.

Tuukka Rask is given a ‘maintenance day’ by Bruins

Coach Bruce Cassidy was noncommittal about Rask’s status for Saturday’s game vs. the Islanders.

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Xander Bogaerts back where he belongs at shortstop

After a successful stint at third base in the WBC, he has returned to the Red Sox and resumed his position.


// David Price going ‘stir crazy’ as he awaits clearance to throw

The lefty feels about ready to begin, but the Red Sox remain focused on strengthening his arm first.

Boston, MA - 3/23/2017 - (3rd period) Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) could only watch as a power play goal by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), not pictured, put the Lightning up 5-3 during the third period. The Boston Bruins host the Tampa Bay Lightning at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Fluto Shinzawa, Topic: 24Bruins-Lightning, LOID: 8.3.1979892248.


Bruins’ Tuukka Rask not playing like a No. 1 goalie

Jonathan Drouin scored the winner by beating the goalie clean.

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Boston Red Sox's Steven Wright pitchers to the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 13, 2017, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)


Red Sox field their regular lineup — and it shows

The Sox battered the Pirates for 16 hits and 10 runs, backing Steven Wright’s strong outing.


// Bruce Cassidy knows Bruins aren’t getting any help

There are no answers in Providence as the Bruins try to break their four-game slump, so the coach is looking for veterans to lead.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 09: Head coach Brad Stevens of the Butler Bulldogs congratulates Kameron Woods #31 of the Butler Bulldogs following the game against the Xavier Musketeers at Hinkle Fieldhouse on March 9, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Butler defeated Xavier 67-62. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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Staring at Suns, Brad Stevens must avert his eyes from Butler

The Celtics coach won’t be able to watch his former team’s Sweet 16 game against North Carolina Friday.

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 23: (L-R) Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk #10, Frank Mason III #0, Dwight Coleby #22 and Josh Jackson #11 of the Kansas Jayhawks celebrate defeating the Purdue Boilermakers 98-66 during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 23, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Handicapping Saturday’s NCAA Tournament games

Two berths to the Final Four are on the line in the West and Midwest finals.

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// Xavier upsets Arizona in West Region

The Musketeers held Arizona scoreless over the final 2:52 to earn a spot in the West final against No. 1 seed Gonzaga.


// NBA won’t let matter of sitting stars rest

ESPN/ABC and Turner Sports have 24 billion reasons to want this issue resolved.

// Pat Kelsey decides not to take UMass basketball job

UMass abruptly canceled a news conference after Kelsey asked to be released from his employment agreement.

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 13: Lewis Zerter-Gossage #77 of the Harvard Crimson celebrates after defeating the Boston University Terriers 6-3 in the 2017 Beanpot Tournament Championship at TD Garden on February 13, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

For Harvard hockey, this has been a season of redemption

The seniors have seen the program come a long way, but there is work left to be done in the NCAAs.

FBI Boston

Stolen Brady jerseys are back in the Patriots’ hands

The FBI’s Boston bureau presented the two jerseys to Patriots owner Robert Kraft Thursday.

// Patriots keeping busy scouting potential draft picks

Bill Belichick has attended pro days at Alabama and Vanderbilt, and his scouts have also been on the hunt for new talent.

// NFL considering several rules changes

Modification of the replay rule is among the proposals on the table for next week’s owners meetings.


// Revolution will try again with home opener

After the original opener was postponed, they will face expansion Minnesota at Gillette Stadium Saturday.

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