The Red Sox are back in first place in the AL East following a 13-2 win over the Texas Rangers last night. Couple that with a Yankees loss to the Oakland A’s, and the Red Sox have a one-game lead in the division.
A real diamond sparkler - Bob Ryan has the Red Sox answering any questions people had about whether they can beat the Rangers.
With hot combo, Sox can’t go wrong - Joe McDonald has both Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford showing off all their skills last night.
A reminder regarding the importance of Carl Crawford - Rob Bradford says that last night showed what a big piece to the puzzle Crawford can be when he is on his game.
Homers go a long way for Red Sox - John Tomase looks at the Red Sox home run derby in Texas last night.
Changing His Stripes - Christopher Smith chats with Red Sox first round pick Matt Barnes, who grew up a Yankees fan.
John Henry downplays talk of Theo Epstein joining the Cubs - Tomase has the Red Sox owner releasing a statement on the rumors of the Cubs interest in the Red Sox GM.
1-2-3 Inning: Alfredo Aceves - Jessica Camerato takes a few minutes with the Red Sox reliever.
Doubleheader in forecast? - Peter Abraham’s notebook has the Red Sox pondering a double-header with the A’s in advance of the potential hurricane on Sunday. The Herald notebook from Scott Lauber has former teammates Adrian Gonzalez and Michael Young battling it out for the batting title. The Red Sox Journal has Andrew Miller feeling good going into tonight’s start. The CSNNE.com notes from Sean McAdam look at the return of David Ortiz to the lineup.
Tom Brady quick to pick up pace - Karen Guregian looks at the importance of a quick tempo by the Patriots QB and offense. More on Brady from Shalise Manza Young | Mark Farinella | Chris Forsberg | A. Sherrod Blakely | Paul Kenyon
Caserio indicates trade winds could blow - Tom E Curran says that the Patriots might have some trades in their future.
Because he’s the best, in Belichick we all trust - Bill Reynolds says that the Patriots coach’s knowledge is his power.
Belichick views players’ growth from first to second season as a potential leap year - Glen Farley looks at the development of players coming off their rookie season.
Living on the edge: Rookie free agents have odds stacked against them this year - Christopher Price notes that an undrafted guy like Jeremy Ross will face long odds to make the team this year.
Albert Haynesworth OK by old coaches - Guregian’s notebook has former Titans assistants Jim Schwartz and Gunther Cunningham speaking highly of Haynesworth. The Globe notebook from Julian Benbow has Taylor Price eager to get back to game action. The Patriots Journal has more on possible trades.
Summer is short but sweet - Fluto Shinzawa has Nathan Horton and the Bruins ready to start camp in a few weeks. Tom Layman has Horton saying that his concussion symptoms are gone. DJ Bean has more on Horton.
Get Your Barf Bags Ready—The Matt Cooke Redemption Press Assault Has Commenced - Rear Admiral on Barstool Sports has the despicable Penguins forward trying to line up sympathy for his cheap shots. (Warning - adult language.)
In defense of Jeff Green - Paul Flannery looks to make a case for the Celtics forward.