Mankins, Jones active for tonight's game against Texans

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Mankins, Jones active for tonight's game against Texans

FOXBORO -- New England will take on the Texans with as much firepower as has been mustered in a while.
Guard Logan Mankins, defensive end Chandler Jones, and running back Brandon Bolden are all active for Monday night's game. No surprises here.
Mankins (anklecalf) hasn't played since the Patriots' November 11 game against Buffalo. Injuries have allowed him action in just six contests this season.
Jones suffered an ankle injury against the Colts.
As for Bolden, his four-game suspension was lifted just after last weekend.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski, still working to return from a broken forearm, represents the only major absence for New England.
The full list of Patriots inactives:
OL Nick McDonaldOL Markus ZusevicsTE Rob GronkowskiDE Jake BequetteDL Ron BraceS Derrick MarinRB James Develin
Inactive for Houston:
CB Alan BallOLB Brooks ReedG Antoine CaldwellG Cody WhiteT Derek NewtonTE Garrett GrahamNT Terrell McClain
As expected, cornerback Jonathan Joseph (hamstringgroin) will play for the Texans.

Red Sox take weekend series against Cubs with 6-2 victory

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Red Sox take weekend series against Cubs with 6-2 victory

BOSTON - Marco Hernandez scored the go-ahead run on Pedro Strop's wild pitch in Boston's four-run eighth inning, helping the Red Sox beat the sloppy Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Sunday night.

The Red Sox took two of three in the lively weekend series that featured a strong showing for Cubs fans, chants in support of each side and the World Series trophies that ended long title droughts for the once-frustrated franchises.

Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer for Boston, and the Red Sox got two more runs on shortstop Addison Russell's throwing error in the eighth.

Kris Bryant hit a solo homer for Chicago, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. The Cubs closed a nine-game road trip at 5-4.

Pierce tweets after final NBA game: 'The ride was unreal'

Pierce tweets after final NBA game: 'The ride was unreal'

After 19 seasons Paul Pierce's career has come to an end.

The former captain of the Boston Celtics sent out a series of tweets after his final game, thanking everyone for their support during is career.