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Suspension reportedly looms for Rodriguez

Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez faces a suspension — possibly through the 2014 season — but will be able to play during an appeal, according to the Associated Press.

Felix Doubront reacted after getting Arizona’s Gerardo Parra to ground out to end the top of the seventh inning, stranding two runners.

red sox 4, diamondbacks 0

Red Sox win as Doubront is effective again

Felix Doubront pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just five hits and no walks, as the Red Sox shut out the Diamondbacks.

Closures at US diplomatic posts to continue

The decision to keep the embassies and consulates in 19 cities closed through Saturday is ‘‘not an indication of a new threat,” the State Department said.

Stephanie Scarcella, as Cenerentola, and Zac Engle, as Prince Ramiro, take center stage in Boston Opera Collaborative’s production of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” at the Strand Theatre.

Justin Bates

exclusive monday preview | Opera Review

Boston Opera Collaborative’s ‘Cinderella’ triumphs

This excellent production of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” at the Strand Theatre is based on the Charles Perrault fairy tale.

Art Donovan played football at Boston College and Notre Dame. He helped the Baltimore Colts win world championships in 1958 and 1959.

Art Donovan, 89; lineman helped Baltimore Colts win championships

Mr. Donovan’s football career included playing for Boston College and later being elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


// Threats to Boston’s waterfront

Business is booming from end to end, but the specter of surging sea levels has developers on edge.

Reza Aslan

ideas | Q&A

Reza Aslan on Jesus as zealot

A new bestseller interprets history’s most influential man through the volatile world he came from.


opinion | Jon Garelick

// Keep the kid

The Os Gemeos mural deserves to become a permanent public installation as it shows Boston’s inclusiveness and capacity for joy.


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Product Reviews

How to keep your smartphone safe

Most smartphone users haven’t suffered serious losses because of their phone, but there are threats that merit concern.


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Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

In a time of Babel, the pianist as polyglot

The French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard will direct this year’s edition of the Tanglewood Music Center’s annual Festival of Contemporary Music.


Book Review

‘A Good Birth’ by Anne Drapkin Lyerly

Lyerly relies on women’s voices and experiences to reclaim the birthing process from the bickering jaws of the “birth wars.”