Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox manager John Farrell believes slimmer Pablo Sandoval will be better defensive 3B. "With the body composition he's got, we'd expect to see increase in range, maybe some better foot quickness, better body control."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

LHP Brian Johnson, who missed time in 2015 with elbow discomfort and two months last year while seeking treatment for anxiety, will start Thursday for Red Sox vs. Northeastern. Fellow lefties Henry Owens and Roenis Elias will start Friday and Saturday, respectively.

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Celts have plenty of picks to offer

If the Celtics don't make a move before Thursday's trade deadline, it won't be for a lack of first-round draft picks to add in a deal. They'll have six over the next three years, including three in 2019.

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The bar has been set

Per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the following are the eight highest 2017 over-under win totals across all MLB teams. Story

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Olympian Flanagan drops out of Boston Marathon

Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan says the Boston Marathon is her favorite race and she's "extremely sad" she has to drop out with a back injury.

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Nets' BPI projections good news for Celts

With an NBA-worst 9-47 record, Brooklyn is getting the highest odds to secure a top-three pick in this year's draft from BPI. The Celtics, who can swap for the pick, will gladly take that.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As team-building activity, Red Sox will watch "Patriots Day" together tomorrow in movie theatre. Dustin Pedroia, incredibly, is only player left from roster on day of Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.