The Patriots have a new defensive tackle, the Red Sox reach a decision on Pablo Sandoval, and the Celtics continue to struggle on the west coast.
Terrance Knighton informs Patriots that he’s New England-bound: Nose tackle Terrance Knighton and the New England Patriots have agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal, sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini and Adam Schefter. Knighton tweeted Thursday that he had made a decision, then later sent out a picture of himself wearing a Patriots helmet. (ESPN.com)
Celtics drop in standings with 116-109 loss at Blazers: Al-Farouq Aminu scored a career-high 28 points, including a career-best six 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak at home to a season-high six games with a 116-109 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. (Boston.com)
The Red Sox seem to have run out of excuses for Pablo Sandoval: The Sandoval Saga officially became a punchline on Thursday, when Farrell announced that Travis Shaw, who hit .333 with an .886 OPS during spring training, would be the team’s starting third baseman when Boston begins the 2016 regular season Monday afternoon in Cleveland. (Boston.com)
25 Red Sox players, 25 questions: The answers will come over the course of the long season. But before the first pitch, here’s an attempt to answer the biggest question regarding each player on the roster. (Boston.com)
American Gracie Gold leads after short program at worlds: No U.S. woman has even finished on the podium since Kimmie Meissner took gold and Sasha Cohen bronze in 2006. But at a home world championships, the Americans now have a chance at two medals with Ashley Wagner in fourth. (Boston.com)
Watch David Ortiz homer in his final Grapefruit League at-bat: On Thursday, the Red Sox played the Twins at Hammond Stadium, the site of David Ortiz’s first ever spring training game just over 20 years ago. And the 40-year-old designated hitter went out with a bang, homering in his final Grapefruit League at-bat. (Boston.com)
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