Ken Rosenthal


The Red Sox would like free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval to visit Boston, according to


Jason Varitek was the Red Sox captain and considered by some to be a manager on the field in his 15-year career in Boston.


The Red Sox have gone downright Belichickian in clamping down on information about their deal, or non-deal, with Mike Napoli, but some light may be peeping through the iron curtain.


Bob Neumeier has the headlines and highlights for Friday evening, including:

The NHLPA passing a disclaimer-of-interest vote, ratcheting up the labor wars against the owners,