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Let the Kevin Durant recruitment begin

Isaiah Thomas plans on being the Celtics' top recruiter this summer, and he's already set his sights on the biggest prize in free agency.

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2016 Super 8 Baseball Field Set

The MIAA just concluded its selection for the third annual Division 1A "Super Eight" Tournament. Here are the eight seeds, and the first round matchups.

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Ortiz blasts a solo shot

Boston's David Ortiz hit a 394-foot home run in the eighth inning off Ashur Tolliver on Monday. The Red Sox slugger has hit a homer in three consecutive games.

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Tough blow for Red Sox first base prospect Sam Travis, confirmed by the team to have a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He will have season-ending surgery.

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Steven Wright always believed he could pitch in the big leagues, but a 2.45 ERA and three complete games, tying him with Chris Sale, Clayton Kershaw and Johnny Cueto for the major league lead? "I definitely sometimes pinch myself like, 'Man, is this real?'"

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Red Sox have optioned reliever Heath Hembree to Triple-A to create a roster spot for lefty Eduardo Rodriguez, who will start Tuesday night against the Orioles.

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Correction on that last post: Steven Wright, Chris Sale, Clayton Kershaw and Johnny Cueto each have THREE complete games this season. 9 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 6 K, 2 WP, 122 pitches for Wright in Red Sox's 7-2 win over Orioles.

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On his 122nd pitch, Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright finishes off Orioles, 7-2, and ties aces Chris Sale, Clayton Kershaw and Johnny Cueto with majors-leading fourth complete game.

Marco Hernandez's first home run a three-run shot (0:21)
Big Papi pounds a solo shot (0:22)
Red Sox take lead on Bradley Jr.'s solo shot (0:30)
Bogaerts extends hitting streak with RBI double (0:26)

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Including that third-inning RBI double, Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is 41-for-101 (.406) with six doubles and five homers over the life of his 23-game hitting streak. It's the second-longest streak in the majors this year, trailing only teammate Jackie Bradley Jr.'s recent 29-gamer.

Betts scores from second on groundout (1:00)

Red Sox hold steady at No. 2 in rankings

AL East-leading Boston stayed near the top of the Power Rankings this week. Ryan P. Morrison notes that what David Ortiz has been able to accomplish for the Red Sox this season has been both impressive and a big part of the team's success. Week 8 Power Rankings

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David Ortiz last week actually fouled a ball off the same spot on his left foot that was hit by a pitch Saturday in Toronto, but "feels good enough to go" in the series-opener against the Orioles, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Ortiz has six homers in his last nine games at Camden Yards.

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Red Sox lineup for Memorial Day matinee at Baltimore: Betts RF, Pedroia 2B, Bogaerts SS, Ortiz DH, Bradley CF, Shaw 1B, Swihart LF, Hanigan C, Hernandez 3B, Wright RHP. (Hanley Ramirez sits.)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics ranked 24th in Insider's Future Power Rankings in 2014. This year? Boston vaulted all the way to No. 3 (this after leaping to No. 10 last year). The Celtics trailed only the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the rankings. A glimpse at where Boston ranked:

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