As traditional leadoff role evolves, Triston Casas is showing himself as a possible solution there for the Red Sox
Joey Meneses homers twice, Mexico clobbers US 11-5 in WBC
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Women: Sacred Heart 57, Southern 47
Sacred Heart women defeat Southern for first NCAA Tournament victory
Sacred Heart plays fifth-ranked and top-seeded Stanford in the first round Friday.
MIAA boys' D5 semifinal: David Prouty 85, Holbrook 58
Braeden White leads David Prouty to a decisive Division 5 semifinal win over Holbrook and the program’s first ever state title appearance
White led the second-seeded Panthers (24-0) with 9 fourth-quarter points en route to a career-high tying 40 points in an 85-58 rout of No. 14 Holbrook to earn a title shot against No. 1 Taconic (22-2) Saturday at 4 p.m.
MIAA boys' D1 semifinal: Needham 60, North Andover 43
Henry Bickford leads fifth-seeded Needham in romp over No. 9 North Andover to reach Division 1 state final against No. 6 Worcester North
Bickford (23 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals) led the Rockets (22-2) in a dominant 60-43 victory to advance to the program’s first ever state final appearance.
WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
Mets closer Edwin Díaz leaves in wheelchair after injuring right knee in World Baseball Classic celebration
After striking out the side to advance Puerto Rico past the rival Dominican Republic, Díaz was somehow hurt as teammates swarmed around him.
MIAA GIRLS' BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS
Pushing the tempo in second half, Cathedral girls’ basketball cruises into Division 4 state final
Sophomore Hijjah Allen-Paisley (21 points) hit four 3-pointers and freshman Keyona Raines had 13 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 7 steals for top-seeded Panthers in semifinal win over NDA-Worcester.
MIAA boys' D3 semifinals
Lorenzo Jackson’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer propels top-seeded Archbishop Williams boys to Division 3 title game
Jackson made his only basket of the game count, sending the top-seeded Bishops (23-1) to the D3 state title game opposite Catholic Central foe St. Mary's (19-7), a 58-47 winner over Old Rochester.
Celtics 104, Timberwolves 102
With Jayson Tatum scuffling, Jaylen Brown takes over — and Grant Williams pitches in — to grind out a Celtics win
Brown put up 35 points in a chippy affair on the road, while Williams made some late hustle plays to seal the victory.
NFL free agency: Patriots finally make a big splash, signing wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster
We’re tracking the latest news from around the league ahead of the official start of free agency on Wednesday.