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The Red Sox have gotten plenty of offense since the American League Championship Series began. Through the first five games they have scored 28 runs on 40 hits against the Astros, so you can't say the lineup hasn't been productive.

If I had a nickel for every blown loss by the New England Patriots defense at the end of games I'd have 15 cents.

HOUSTON — When the Red Sox lost Game 1 on Friday, it was because they couldn’t capitalize on their chances, let Houston hang around too long and ultimately paid the price.

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BOSTON — Kiké Hernández has always been renowned as an exceptional postseason performer, but he’s never put together a run like he has the past two games.

Mac Jones overcame everybody and everything thrown at him.

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BOSTON -- Five items of note from the Bruins' 4-3 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals in Wednesday night's final game of the preseason, as we now await the start of the 2021-22 campaign a week from Saturday against the Dallas Stars back at TD Garden: 

BOSTON — Before first pitch Tuesday, I wanted to make sure I took a moment to walk outside Fenway Park to take in the scene.

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Rodney Harrison has turned into a real sweetheart since becoming a well-known NFL studio analyst and commentator on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

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Tom Brady, pretty much, appeared to be a happy camper as a member of the New England Patriots.

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The Patriots beat the Jets, 25-6, in convincing fashion after a competitive 20 minutes in the first half.

A narrative emerged after the trade deadline that the Red Sox hadn’t done enough. It didn’t help that the club fell into a tailspin right afterwards, the Yankees caught fire and the Red Sox fell from first place into a dogfight for the Wild Card.

Forget about what this series could have been. Forget about how this week could have been the Red Sox last best opportunity to close the gap between themselves and the first-place Tampa Bay Rays. Forget about all of the second half struggles and Boston’s recent inability to beat teams with a…

BOSTON — When former Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski signed Nathan Eovaldi to a four-year, $68 million extension after the 2018 season, he took a lot of flack. Eovaldi was a World Series hero, yes, but could the oft-injured starter stay healthy and prove himself a worthwhile long-term investment?

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots quarterback Cam Newton will miss at least three days of practice this week after traveling to a team-approved, out of town medical appointment over the weekend, possibly opening the door for rookie Mac Jones to gain ground in their competition to be the Week…

When the Red Sox lost four out of five going into the All-Star Break, it was no sweat. They were first in the AL East and slumps happen in baseball all the time.

NEW YORK — Before the Red Sox took on the Yankees in this week’s pivotal three-game set in the Bronx, there were two ways things could play out.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cam Newton resumed his habit of tossing the ball to fans after New England scored touchdowns. It's his way of showing appreciation to fans, especially after a season where most were forced to stay home.

NEW YORK — The road map seemed clear for Alex Cora heading into the bottom of the fifth. Christian Vazquez had just homered to give the Red Sox a 3-2 lead, and with only seven innings of baseball thanks to the doubleheader Boston just need to hold the Yankees off for three more innings.

Amid a feeding frenzy unlike any we’ve seen at baseball’s trade deadline in recent memory, the Red Sox made three moves to bolster the team for what’s shaping up to be a furious American League playoff race. 

The trade deadline is less than 24 hours away, and as of this writing the Red Sox have not yet made any moves. Boston’s biggest competitors in the American League, meanwhile have been plenty busy, so here’s where things stand heading into today’s 4 p.m. deadline.

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