Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright says ‘dark time’ is behind him

06/15/16: Boston, MA:Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright is all smiles as he leaves the game to a standing ovation in the top of the eighth inning. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Baltimore Orioles in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic: Red Sox-Orioles

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The knuckleballer, who faced domestic assault charges after an incident with his wife, said counseling has helped his family.


// Xander Bogaerts appears to be putting it all together this season

Staying healthy is the key, and sustaining his excellence for an entire year will leave no doubts.


// After small setback, Gordon Hayward’s recovery is back on track

Brad Stevens said the Celtics forward had a plate removed to alleviate pain and he should be cleared in August.


// This Yankee-Red Sox race is razor close. How can each team create some separation?

We take a look at what moves each team could make to pull away.

Boston, MA: 4/11/18: Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and the Yankees Tyler Austin fight after Austin charged the mound in the 7th inning. The Boston Red Sox hosted the New York Yankees in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Why it matters that the schedule seems to favor Red Sox in race with Yankees

The Yankees have six more games to play than the Red Sox, including three doubleheaders, and fewer days off.


// A few stories of dads with special places in the sports world

Steve Burton, Larry Bird, Terry Francona and others have cherished memories of their fathers.

NBA team representatives participating in the NBA basketball draft lottery sit on stage Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Your guide to the 2018 NBA Draft

A look at the basics, fast facts about the draft, the top prospects, and more.


// Red Sox want Xander Bogaerts to stop diving into first base

Manager Alex Cora is trying to persuade the shortstop to avoid the risky baserunning move.

// Barry Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

A contract extension was to kick in, but Trotz and the team couldn’t agree on a salary.

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 17: Brooks Koepka of the United States and his father Robert Koepka celebrate with the U.S. Open Championship trophy after winning the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on June 17, 2018 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)


Brooks Koepka’s family witnesses history at US Open

Koepka’s parents and brother were present for his second straight title after watching last year’s tournament from home.

Matt Parziale, right, takes a club from his caddie and father, Vic Parziale, on the first fairway during the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Matt Parziale impresses with tie for low amateur at US Open

The Brockton firefighter shot 75 to finish with a 16-over 296, tying for low score among 20 amateurs in the field.


// Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champion

The 28-year-old shot 2-under 68 to finish 1-over par, becoming the seventh player to win back-to-back titles.

Boston, MA - 6/17/2018 - 2017-18 Globe Foundation / Phelps Scholar-Athlete and Athlete of the Year attendees on Sunday. From left: Elle Hansen, Cohasset; Sal Frelick,Lexington; Christian Olivieri, Hull; Christopher McCauliff, Lunenburg; Richard Phelps; Joey Luchetti, Lawrence Academy; Patrick Connaughton; Mason Osorio, TechBoston Academy; Juliette Nadeau, North Reading; Kelsey Qualey, Woburn; Drew Everett, Amesbury; and Tabitha Earls, North Brookfield.


Area’s finest scholar-athletes honored

The Portland Trail Blazers’ Pat Connaughton, a former basketball and baseball Globe All-Scholastic at St. John’s Prep, spoke to this year’s recipients

// High school state championships schedule

There are 13 state titles on the line this week in baseball, softball, and boys and girls lacrosse.


// For Alex Cora, Father’s Day is always an emotional day

The Red Sox manager teared up when talking about his dad, who died when he was only 13.

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Harry Kane of England celebrates with Jordan Henderson following their sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

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England 2, Tunisia 1

Harry Kane’s late header gives England win over Tunisia

Kane scored his second goal one minute into injury time.

Belgium 3, Panama 0

// Belgium wakes up in second half, rolls past Panama

Romelu Lukaku scored two goals in a six-minute span in the second half as Belgium rolled to the win.

Sweden 1, South Korea 0

// Sweden gets benefit of video review to defeat South Korea

Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist converted a penalty kick in the 65th minute for the game’s only goal.

Boston Latin's Tom DeRosa takes the throw as Lowell's Edgar Velazquez slides safely into third with a triple during the Division 1 North final in Lowell. Winslow Townson for The Globe

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Boston Latin baseball advances to state semifinals

The Wolfpack rallied from a three-run deficit to defeat Lowell.

5 takeaways from Tom Brady’s interview with Oprah

The quarterback talked family, retirement, his relationship with Bill Belichick and the Patriots, and more.

// Tom Brady explained what he learned from Deflategate

“In some ways, it was a great experience in my life, [even though] it was a really tough experience in my life,” Brady told Oprah.


// Wilmer Font, relievers come through in Rays’ win over Yankees

Tampa Bay struck early against CC Sabathia then hung on to avoid a sweep in New York.

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