Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 1

Red Sox make quick work of Blue Jays

Boston, MA - 7/19/2017 - (3rd inning) Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz (31) pitching during the third inning. The Boston Red Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays in the third of a four game series at Fenway Park. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Peter Abraham, Topic: 20Red Sox-Blue Jays, LOID: 8.3.3111344824.

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After winning a 15-inning marathon Tuesday, the Red Sox needed just 2 hours 47 minutes to defeat Blue Jays Wednesday.

// Pablo Sandoval to rejoin Giants, report says

Sandoval will sign a minor league deal with San Francisco following his official release by the Red Sox.

Waltham, MA: July 19, 2017: The Celtics newest free agent signee Aron Baynes took questions from reporters at HealthPointe, then went to the court and spoke to and took questions from youngsters attending a basketball camp called

Marcus Morris, Aron Baynes plan to add toughness to Celtics frontcourt

The two additions, both former Pistons, spoke about their new team on Wednesday.

New England Patriots running back Mike Gillislee catches a pass during an NFL football organized team activities practice Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

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Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead bring youth and fresh wheels to Patriots’ run game

Gillislee and Burkhead will help make up for the loss of LeGarrette Blount.

// Countdown to Patriots training camp: 7 days

The Globe will count down each day by highlighting a player, coach, and fact about the team.

Nick Cafardo | On Baseball

// Red Sox continuing to explore trade options at third, bullpen

San Francisco’s Eduardo Nunez and Miami’s Martin Prado are among the possibilities at third base.

// Dustin Pedroia still in the middle of it all

Despite snapping a 114-game error-less streak, Red Sox second baseman still factored with his bat vs. the Blue Jays.

Ben Volin | On Football

//}.jpg All these Tom Brady snubs are actually kind of funny

From the ESPYs to various rankings, the Patriots quarterback isn’t getting his due — plus other pre-training camp thoughts.

// Red Sox recall two fresh arms after marathon win

Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez traded places with Ben Taylor and Kyle Martin in Pawtucket.

Boston, MA - 06/07/12 - (third quarter) Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) lets out a howl as he celebrates after draining a three to give the Celtics a 95-69 lead with 40.6 left to play in the third quarter. Looking on at far left is Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni who had a good view of Pierce's shot from the Lakers bench. Boston Celtics NBA basketball, action and reaction. The Celtics play the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Garden. - (Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin), section: Sports, reporter: Baxter Holmes, slug: 08Lakers-Celtics, LOID: 5.1.553378088.

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Paul Pierce couldn’t come back to Boston without visiting this famous eatery

After signing his final contract with the Celtics, Pierce dined at the Union Oyster House Monday night.

Alex Speier

// The Red Sox have been playing a lot more baseball than everyone else lately

Some numbers for you since the All-Star break: 67 innings, 1,066 pitches, and 23 hours, 46 minutes.

Japan's Hideki Matsuyama plays the 6th hole during a practice round at Royal Birkdale golf course near Southport in north west England on July 19, 2017, ahead of the 146th Open Golf Championship. Matsuyama has risen to number two in the world -- the best ever position for a Japanese golfer -- thanks to some outstanding results in the last year. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USEOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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Five players to watch at the British Open

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama is the pick to win British Open

Matsuyama, No. 2 in the world, is minus-23 aggregate in his last five Sundays.

CONCACAF Gold Cup | US 2, El Salvador 0

// US blanks El Salvador in heated Gold Cup quarterfinal

The Americans moved on to semifinals despite Henry Romero’s twisted behavior toward US forward Jozy Altidore.


// Big swing and miss by A-Rod on Miguel Cabrera-to-Red Sox suggestion

Dave Dombrowski has a long history with the aging Tigers slugger, but there are 184 million reasons for the Sox to stay away.

Baseball roundup

// Miguel Sano leads Twins in rout of Yankees

Sano hit a three-run home run, Jose Berrios went strong into the seventh inning and Minnesota won its first home series against New York in nine years.

// Nolan Arenado (5 for 5, 3 HRs, 7 RBI) has a day for Rockies

After stewing over a mandated day off Tuesday, Rockies’ All-Star third baseman took it out on Padres in 18-7 rout Wednesday.

// Robert Kraft a big part of unified bid to bring 2026 World Cup to North America

Kraft was named honorary chairman of the board for the United Bid Committee of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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