DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Red Sox are a global brand. But it didn’t happen without Yaz.

Fans flocked to Fenway Park to watch Carl Yastrzemski and the Red Sox during the Impossible Dream season of 1967.

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Carl Yastrzemski and the Impossible Dream season of 1967 changed everything for the Red Sox.

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PETER ABRAHAM

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/22/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/soxsleep2.jpg Sleeping on the job? The Red Sox encourage it.

The Sox recently entered into a sponsorship agreement with a bedding company that will include a full renovation of a sleep room at Fenway Park.

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Coming off a torn ACL, the first baseman hopes to make his presence felt at Fenway — if not this season, then definitely next.

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/08/08/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/586905888.jpg A-Rod, The Mentor: ‘I want the kids to learn from my mistakes’

“Life is full of choices and I made the wrong ones,” Rodriguez said recently. “I don’t want any of them to fall into that trap.”

Because of his fearlessness and scoring prowess, Isaiah Thomas became a focus of Gary Payton’s tutelage, and the two have remained close.

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GARY WASHBURN I SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

Gary Payton, Isaiah Thomas, and lessons in fearlessness

Payton has been a role model to Thomas for years, since Thomas attended Payton’s basketball camps.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

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Defenses are getting wise, blitzing Thomas and leaving the Celtics with few scoring options down the stretch.

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In the Celtics’ loss Friday, Thomas broke free on a fast break and was shoved to the ground by Carroll before he could reach the basket.

NASCAR: Daytona 500 | 2:30 p.m. (Fox)

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/645302948-12807.jpg Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back — and that’s good news for NASCAR

A victory for the popular driver would be a boost for a sagging sport.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_mookie_betts_02262017.jpg Red Sox could be on the run

Without David Ortiz in the lineup, stealing bases may become a more prominent part of the offense.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/644712136.jpg Bruins get help as rivals lose, but ‘can’t get too caught up’ in standings

Despite opponents’ losses on Friday, Boston remains in ninth place.

Fluto Shinzawa | On hockey

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/10d48fe1a8d74e3596c5d776d05fefc0-10d48fe1a8d74e3596c5d776d05fefc0-0.jpg Torey Krug develops into stable defensive presence

The 25-year-old defenseman, who ranks fourth on the Bruins in points, is not all about offense anymore.

Whalers owner Bob Schmertz (left), team president Howard Baldwin (center), and coach Jack Kelly with the Avco World Trophy in 1973.

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Bob Ryan

The New England Whalers deserve to be remembered and celebrated

The WHA had made its statement. Hockey was changed forever, and for the better.

FLUTO SHINZAWA I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/160412_MJ_012.jpg Remembering the California Golden Seals’ brief, colorful run

Fifty years later, the Vegas Golden Knights have a model not to follow.

JIM MCBRIDE I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1b00e1ddf6264e469910db897864141a-1b00e1ddf6264e469910db897864141a-0.jpg This former UNH star isn’t into Chris Hogan comparisons. He just wants to make the NFL.

Dalton Crossan said he met with a dozen teams, including the Patriots

A pair of Notre Dame defenders chased down BU’s Kieffer Bellows during the first period. Bellows had a goal and an assist.

BU 4, Notre Dame 1

BU wins share of Hockey East title

The Terriers finished in a three-way tie for first with UMass Lowell and BC.

VIRGINIA TECH 91, BOSTON COLLEGE 75

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_bcvt8_spts.jpg BC bows to Virginia Tech

Despite Jerome Robinson’s game-high 25 points, the Eagles fell to 2-14 in the ACC.

BYU 79, Gonzaga 71

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BYU’s Eric Mika scored 29 points as the Zags dropped their first game of the season.

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