Bob Ryan

// The 3-pointer has taken over the NBA

I think it has distorted the game at every level, but it ain’t going anywhere.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by TATYANA ZENKOVICH/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9420005dc) Nathan Chen Figure Skating - PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, Gangneung, Korea - 17 Feb 2018 Nathan Chen of the USA in action during the Free Skating of the Figure Skating Men Single competition at the Gangneung Ice Arena during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 17 February 2018.


Nathan Chen redeems disastrous short with stupendous long program

The US skater landed an Olympic-record six quadruple jumps.

Russia's Alexander Barabanov and US Jordan Greenway vie for the puck in the men's ice hockey preliminary round group B game between the Olympic Athletes from Russia and the United States during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 17, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONESED JONES/AFP/Getty Images

Matt Pepin

US confident despite being outclassed by team from Russia in men’s hockey

The Americans lost, 4-0, and now must play Tuesday in an elimination game.


// Why isn’t America winning more medals at the Olympics?

The US did not expect to be in single digits at the midway point of the Games.

Fort Myers, FL 2/17/2018: Red Sox secondbaseman Dustin Pedroia spoke to reporters this morning about his recovery from surgery on his left knee, the scar is visible as he answers a question. Spring Training for the Red Sox continued today at the Player Development Complex at Jet Blue Park. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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Dustin Pedroia says Red Sox don’t have a leadership void

The second baseman is at the front of a multiplayer effort when it comes to team leadership.


// Jackie Bradley Jr. has learned from his ups and downs

The Red Sox center fielder is more focused on winning than slumps and trade rumors.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James plays against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

LeBron James has a response to Laura Ingraham: ‘We will not shut up and dribble.’ And Jaylen Brown has his back.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham said LeBron James and Kevin Durant should not express their political opinions. Celtics player Jaylen Brown disagrees with that.

Robert Plant at a show in Tennessee in 2015.

music review

Wide-ranging explorations and rock explosions from Robert Plant

Singer even slaked the thirst of the Led Zeppelin fans at the Orpheum with several songs, but in every case, they were far from recapitulation.

// Drake touts giveaways, urges fans to do something nice, too

Drake wants to spread the love, and he’s challenging his fans to do the same.

O’Malley will head revived Vatican abuse panel

Braintree-12/20/17 At the Archdiocese of Boston Headquarters, Cardinal Sean O'Malley met with the media to speak about the death of former Boston Cardinal Bernard Law. John Tlumacki/Globe staff (metro)

John Tlumacki/Globe staff

Cardinal Sean O’Malley has been reappointed as the head of a Vatican commission on child sex abuse.

// Suspected Fla. shooter was investigated by child welfare agency

Officials in Florida looked into the suspect in a shooting that left 17 people after reports that he had cut himself.

Mourners leave the funeral of Meadow Pollack, a victim of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Anger boils over as funerals for shooting victims begin in Florida

During a funeral for 18-year-old Meadow Pollack, her father looked down at his daughter’s coffin and screamed in anguish.

// After Florida killings, gun-control lessons from Connecticut

Many advocates are pointing to the success of states such as Connecticut in addressing the spiraling toll of gun violence.

// Trump meets with Fla. shooting victims and gives credit to first responders

Asked if he’d talked with victims, the president said: ‘‘I did indeed, and it’s very sad something like that could happen.’’

President Donald Trump arrives to deliver a statement on the mass shooting at a South Florida High School from the White House, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


Trump continues to deny Russian collusion

President Trump again tweeted Saturday that his campaign did not collude with Russians.

// To stir discord, Russians liked Facebook most

The social network, more than any other technology tool, was singled out on Friday by the Justice Department.

Up to 7 inches of snow is expected in some places in Mass.

Snow is expected to begin tonight and end around sunrise tomorrow, bringing 4 to 6 inches in the Boston area.


// Is this Kennedy bold enough for the next generation?

Is Joseph Kennedy III the Democrat who can win the future? Or do these times call for someone edgier?

Opinion & Ideas


// Mass. should pass ‘extreme risk’ gun law

The proposed law would allow a judge to order the temporary removal of guns from someone ruled a danger to themselves or others.


// 2018 Winter Olympics

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Parkland. Las Vegas. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. On and on: In America, mass shootings have become so familiar that they seem to follow the same sad script.

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// With new CRISPR inventions, its pioneers say, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet

A trio of new tricks could make the genome editor even more of a powerhouse.

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Immerse yourself in the latest design trend: soaker tubs

If soaker tubs have caught a prime spot on your Pinterest board, you are far from alone. Find more design inspiration at


Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream. Pictured: Moana.

7 school vacation week ideas for the kids

February Vacation Week has arrived and, as a parent, you have two goals: To keep the kids entertained — and flu free. So pack some hand sanitizer and head out.


// Play the crossword

Puzzled? Keep trying your hand at our interactive crossword and see if you can triumph.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

South Korea Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies

The Olympic torch was finally lit, its flames licking the cold South Korea sky, a fitting and beautiful end to one of the greatest nights of pageantry the sports world has to offer.