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Sports With Littlefield: The Sox Are Fun Again06:31
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Mookie Betts slides into home for one of the Sox' 13 runs in last night's victory over the A's. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Mookie Betts slides into home for one of the Sox' 13 runs in last night's victory over the A's. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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After some stumbles in the early stretches of the season, the Red Sox are on a roll. Hanley Ramirez is hitting up to his contract, the team is tied for first in the American League East: what's changed?

Also, the Celtics are announcing that they will build a new state-of-the-art practice facility in Brighton. Also, Bill gives us his take on how the NBA is marketing this year's playoffs.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only A Game, which tweets @OnlyAGameNPR.

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The Boston Globe: Red Sox Score Early And Often In Another Rout

  • "In May alone, the Sox have been a force with 98 hits and 57 runs. Coming into last night, the Sox were hitting .307 since April 20 with an .871 on-base percentage and a .501 slugging percentage — all major-league bests. They’ve won each of the last six meetings with the A’s, eight of their last 11 overall, moved to seven games over .500 for the first time since 2013, and sit atop the AL East, tied with the Orioles."

ESPN: Celtics To Build New Practice Facility At Boston Landing

  • "Construction will begin this fall in the Allston-Brighton neighborhood of Boston with a target completion in the spring of 2018. The team's press release noted that the new training center will be cantilevered to the edge of the abutting Massachusetts Turnpike at 55 feet in the air, giving passing motorists a glimpse of the team's facilities."

This segment aired on May 11, 2016.

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