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Abreu puts the White Sox on the board first (0:22)

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Before the game, Red Sox manager John Farrell said he had one thing he wanted from struggling veteran Clay Buchholz on the mound: "Just pitch like he's capable, attack the strike zone."

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Top 25 MIAA Boys Lacrosse Poll: April 27

Defending Division 1 state champion Lincoln-Sudbury holds on to the top spot in our statwide boys lacrosse poll for the fourth straight week.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Late lineup update for the Red Sox: Hanley Ramirez is out with flu-like symptoms. Josh Rutledge will start at third, with Travis Shaw moving to first base.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Looking at Accuweather, it's going to be frosty at the Cell, with strong winds to right field making the temperatures feel more like the 30s than the 40s. Hard stuff from Carlos Rodon and Clay Buchholz in tonight's White Sox-Red Sox game will definitely sting on contact with the bat.

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Knocking the Sox off

Apparently the heat on Clay Buchholz's fastball isn't hot enough. Opponents are hitting .425 on his fastball this season, compared to .125 on his cutter. Buchholz will face the White Sox Wednesday night at 8:10 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN.

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Celtics' patience looking to pay off this offseason (2:35)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on the team's eight draft picks this June: "That's eight swings. Eight swings of the bat. I've got eight mulligans. Maybe we'll draft all of them and hope one of them comes out, fight it out in training camp."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge asked if this summer feels anything like 2007 before arrival of KG and new Big 3: "I'm not sure we have a Paul Pierce on our roster. But I do think we have a lot more things to trade, a lot more things to move."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge said that Kelly Olynyk (right shoulder) is the only player on the Celtics roster that will consider surgery for his injuries. Ainge: "Surgery is a option and it is being discussed." Ainge said that Avery Bradley suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain in Game 1 of the playoffs and the team likely would not have brought him back at less than 100 percent.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on sending Isaiah Thomas as team's podium presence at Draft Lottery: "He's our leprechaun."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Ainge on the big summer the Celtics are entering: "We look forward to every offseason. This offseason is bigger. My expectations are high this offseason, and yet I also know that it takes good fortune. We need the pingpong balls to bounce our way to give us the best opportunity. Whether we use that pick or whether we trade that pick, and in free agency, we have opportunities. And that's all we have. We have no guarantees of great things happening. We just have a lot of hope. And so we have a lot of work ahead of us, and we have to have plan A through Z. Usually it's more A through G, but we have A through Z this year just to have an opportunity to upgrade our team."

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Third-year Patriots center Bryan Stork on advice to rookies: "Just come in, keep your mouth shut, and do your job. I'm still doing it."

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Jemele doubts the Pats as Super Bowl favorites (1:54)

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots center Bryan Stork speaks with reporters at a charity event at Harvard. He was present with Jimmy Garoppolo, who handed off media duties to Stork.

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