John Henry in agreement to purchase Globe

Red Sox owner John Henry entered into an agreement early Saturday to buy The Boston Globe.

“This is a thriving, dynamic region that needs a strong, sustainable Boston Globe playing an integral role in the community’s long-term future,” Henry said in a statement. “In coming days there will be announcements concerning those joining me in this community commitment and effort.”

Said Globe editor Brian McGrory: “We have no plans whatsoever to change our Red Sox coverage specifically, or our sports coverage in general, nor will we be asked. The Globe’s sports reporting and commentary is the gold standard in the industry.”

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