Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

John Farrell hoped to get 60-65 pitches from Drew Pomeranz. Wound up with 49 (4 IP 5 H 3 R 3 ER 2 BB 3 K). Farrell said barring "setbacks" Pomeranz "should be (ready) on time."


Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at Red Sox setup man Tyler Thornburg, making his first appearance in three weeks in a minor-league game in Fort Myers. Thornburg has been slowed by soreness while he adapts to Red Sox's shoulder strengthening program. He tossed a scoreless inning against Twins' A-ball hitters.

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3hCraig Custance

The NHL timeline for McAvoy, Keller

When will Charlie McAvoy and Clayton Keller make their NHL debuts? Who should win the Hart Trophy this season? We answer those questions and more.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Red Sox catching alumni group is in session! Jarrod Saltalacchia & Jason Varitek compare notes in Dunedin


BBTN: Which MLB stories will play out as advertised?

A classic story of the introduction of Rangers manager Jeff Banister and pitching coach Doug Brocail follows Buster Olney's conversation with Karl Ravech and Justin Havens about which MLB stories will play out as advertised and more. Plus, Richard Griffin with some "Inside Heat" on the Blue Jays.

Kucherov's hat trick paces Lightning (0:23)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

This could be very interesting for UMass and Pat Kelsey. Read this statement from AD Ryan Bamford: "The Memorandum of Understanding has a buy-out clause. It doesn't speak to specific jobs. It just speaks to his responsibility to buy the contract out once he has executed that agreement. For the first two years of the execution, it is $1 million. We have to work through that piece."

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19hJeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello

Amaker predicted to land Georgetown job

If Tommy Amaker can land top-100 prospects at Harvard, he would certainly do so at Georgetown. The native of nearby Virginia is our guess to land the Hoyas' job.

LeBron's 'toughness' comments a cause for alarm (1:20)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

It's not quite Larry Bird scoring 47 points while shooting left-handed for much of a 1986 game against the Portland Trail Blazers but lefty Isaiah Thomas got some practice on his right-handed 3-pointers during Boston's offday practice on Thursday.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

UMass announces Pat Kelsey asked out of his agreement at 3:30 p.m. Kelsey said in a statement that he asked out due to personal reasons. He said this decision was personal, nothing to do with UMass. He apologized in the statement. Kelsey was on campus Wednesday. Kelsey's photo is still the background on the UMass basketball twitter page. UMass released him, but the statement from AD Ryan Bamford said the school is still figuring out how this "impacts the executed Memorandum of Understanding." UMass will renew its search for a coach.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Source tells me USF wide receiver Rodney Adams had a private workout with the Panthers today. He also has a visit scheduled with the Vikings in two weeks and has meetings/workouts scheduled with the Jaguars, Patriots and 49ers.