Here’s why Don Orsillo and Dennis Eckersley aren’t calling Red Sox games this postseason

We answer the three most-asked questions about TBS’s broadcast assignments.

Houston TX 10/18/18: Red Sox J.D. Martinez hits a solo home run in the third inning. Houston Astros hosted Boston Red Sox in Game Five of ALCS at Minute Maid Park Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Barry ChinGlobe Staff)

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Red Sox at Astros

ALCS Game 5 live updates: J.D. Martinez puts Red Sox up, 1-0

The Sox are on the doorstep of the World Series. Tonight, they try to break through.


// How Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi pulled off those remarkable plays last night

The homegrown, immensely talented outfielders showed their ability to impact the game from line to line.


// Alex Cora had tough pitching decision to make in Game 4 of ALCS

Surprisingly it was with starter Rick Porcello, not closer Craig Kimbrel.

Astros notebook

// Carlos Correa starting to feel like himself again

After battling back soreness for the most the season, Correa has regained his usual spot in the lineup and his usual form.

Foxborough, MA - 10/14/2018 - (2nd quarter) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) congratulates New England Patriots running back Sony Michel (26) after he scored during the second quarter. The New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs in a Sunday night NFL game at Gillette stadium in Foxborough. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Jim McBride, Topic: 15Patriots-Chiefs, LOID: 8.4.3482575762.

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Nora Princiotti

Patriots are running the ball more, and it is helping the passing game

The ground game has led to a balanced attack on offense.

Gary Washburn | on basketball

// Kawhi Leonard is the key to Raptors’ reboot

The pressure is on in Toronto to reach the conference finals.


// Yes, Joe Castiglione really did fall out of his chair after that Andrew Benintendi catch

“I started to backpedal in my chair to stand up, and the wheels moved — and I didn’t,” the 36-year veteran of the Red Sox radio booth said.

bruins notebook

// Bruins piece together new line to add punch

David Backes will center Ryan Donato and Chris Wagner.

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With Jaroslav Halak in net, five things to watch in Bruins-Oilers tonight

It’s the home opener for Edmonton, and the Oilers no doubt will be pumped up.


// What will the Red Sox get from David Price in Game 5 of ALCS?

The Red Sox lefty tries to finish the Astros on three days’ rest and after warming up behind Craig Kimbrel in Game 4.

Chad Finn

// Where to rank Andrew Benintendi’s catch, and other questions from the Red Sox’ Game 4 win

If the ball gets by him, the series is tied, and the Red Sox are facing Justin Verlander in a pivotal Game 5.


// Couldn’t stay awake for all of last night’s win? Here are six can’t-miss Red Sox plays

Wednesday’s Red Sox win sure had some memorable moments.


// Dave Dombrowski takes issue with Astros implying Red Sox needed to be watched

Dombrowski added the Astros were engaging in behavior that already had been clearly defined as unacceptable.

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

Everything you need to know about the fan interference call that went the Red Sox’ way

Mookie Betts was prevented from making a play by a fan who was trying to catch a deep shot by Jose Altuve in the first inning.


// Fan interference call latest episode in memorable Red Sox-Astros series

In a wild Game 4 win, umpire Joe West’s call on Jose Altuve’s shot headed into the right-field seats helped save the day for Boston.


// ‘Spygate’ comes to baseball and adds some intrigue to ALCS

The Astros must be feeling like the Patriots right now: Win a championship and everyone suspects you cheat.

Olympic champion Aly Raisman remains dismayed at the actions of USA Gymnastics.

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Throw another log onto the ongoing dumpster fire that is USA Gymnastics

A former head of the governing body was arrested this week, and the interim president resigned under pressure.


// After subterfuge in Game 5, Brewers to start Wade Miley — again — in Game 6

Manager Craig Counsell started a lefthander to persuade the Dodgers to stack their lineup with righthanded batters for righthanded reliever Brandon Woodruff.


// 14 thoughts on the Celtics opener, from Kyrie’s play to Embiid’s chatter

Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier shared the court at times, and seemed to enjoy it, although Rozier was called on to close out the game.


// Astros have failed to deliver the goods against Red Sox

A Houston pitching staff that was dominant during the regular season has been overmatched against the grinding Red Sox offense.

// Harvard faces a challenge in powerhouse Princeton

The 18th-ranked Tigers are 5-0, and are cruising behind a high-octane offense.

UMass football vs. Coastal Carolina

// UMass rested, ready to go vs. Coastal Carolina

After much-needed bye last week, Minutemen and coach Mark Whipple (one-game ban) return to action Saturday at McGuirk Stadium.

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These converted high school QBs have taken over at the helm

Quarterbacks such as Lexington’s Anthony Bianchi have transitioned from athletic position players to field generals.


// Quarterback option play is a tricky call this week

Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson, and Derek Carr are all off, so where do you turn?


// The losses are mounting, but there is no quit here

We’ll look to the Vikings, Redskins, Jaguars, and Lions to get us out of the hole.

Head of the Charles

// Most Head of the Charles rowers are one-and-done. But not Felice Mueller

“The toughest thing is getting psyched and ready to race two days in a row,” the 29-year-old said.

Houston, TX: 10-17-18: Red Sox LF Andrew Benintendi leaps into the arms of CF Jackie Bradley, Jr. after Benintendi made the catch for the final out of the game. The Boston Red Sox visited the Houston Astros for Game Four of their ALCS baseball matchup at Minutemaid Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)


Benintendi’s clutch play puts Red Sox a win away from World Series

The left fielder’s diving catch with the bases loaded in the ninth inning ended a memorable Game 4 of the ALCS.


// Rob Gronkowski unfazed by seeing fewer passes thrown his way

The Patriots’ star tight end said he values wins a lot more than receptions.

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A complete guide to the 2018 Head of the Charles Regatta

The 54th edition of the Head of the Charles Regatta is Oct. 20-21. Here’s a guide.

// NFL has moved on from the national anthem issue

Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is focused instead on working with players on social programs.

// New NBC Sports Boston app features live streams of Celtics games

MyTeams by NBC Sports launched on Tuesday and includes stories, video clips, and podcasts.

People line-up to purchase legal cannabis in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Bruins notebook

Marijuana issue is in the air as Bruins hit Canada

The players and coach weighed in as cannabis officially became legalized nationally.

// MLB concludes Astros did not violate any rules and considers ‘the matter closed’

Major League Baseball released a statement saying the Houston team employee was “monitoring the field to ensure” the Red Sox were “not violating any rules.”

Kevin Paul Dupont

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