Olympic torch bearer Amber Charles holds the Olympic flame on a floating pontoon in front of Tower Bridge in London July 27, 2012.  (Reuters photo)
Photos: A look at London before the Olympics

Olympic torch bearer Amber Charles holds the Olympic flame on a floating pontoon in front of Tower Bridge in London July 27, 2012.  (Reuters photo)

Photos: A look at London before the Olympics

Gino Cappelletti leaving Patriots’ radio booth 
Cappelletti, known as "Mr. Patriot," is retiring after 32 years as an analyst. Scott Zolak is expected to succeed him.
(MATTHEW J. LEE/GLOBE STAFF)

Gino Cappelletti leaving Patriots’ radio booth

Cappelletti, known as "Mr. Patriot," is retiring after 32 years as an analyst. Scott Zolak is expected to succeed him.

(MATTHEW J. LEE/GLOBE STAFF)

Postal stamp revives the Williams-DiMaggio rivalry 
A competition for the most pre-orders for the new "All-Stars Forever" stamps pits Ted Williams against one of his biggest rivals, New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio.

Postal stamp revives the Williams-DiMaggio rivalry

A competition for the most pre-orders for the new "All-Stars Forever" stamps pits Ted Williams against one of his biggest rivals, New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio.

Tags #Joe DiMaggio    #Ted Williams    #USPS    #MLB    #sports    #stamps    #Red Sox    #NYY   

THE BIG PICTURE
Olympics 2012: Athletes in training 
In just over a week, the years, months, days, and minutes athletes have spent training will be put on display. The 10,000 competitors who will be vying for medals in 26 different sports have begun arriving in London.
(Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

THE BIG PICTURE

Olympics 2012: Athletes in training

In just over a week, the years, months, days, and minutes athletes have spent training will be put on display. The 10,000 competitors who will be vying for medals in 26 different sports have begun arriving in London.

(Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

Candlepin bowling lovers aim for a comeback 
The small-pin style of bowling that is part of New England lore has a loyal band of enthusiasts who are trying to bring it back into the mainstream, including putting it back on TV.
(STAN GROSSFELD/GLOBE STAFF)

Candlepin bowling lovers aim for a comeback

The small-pin style of bowling that is part of New England lore has a loyal band of enthusiasts who are trying to bring it back into the mainstream, including putting it back on TV.

(STAN GROSSFELD/GLOBE STAFF)

IDEAS
Just what’s wrong with doping? 
Sure, everyone agrees that drugs in sports are a problem. But when it comes to why, things break down.
(THE BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY VIA GETTY IMAGES/GLOBE STAFF PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

IDEAS

Just what’s wrong with doping?

Sure, everyone agrees that drugs in sports are a problem. But when it comes to why, things break down.

(THE BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY VIA GETTY IMAGES/GLOBE STAFF PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

THE BIG PICTURE
Tour de France 2012: Part two 
The 2012 Tour de France enters the final week with some tough climbs in the Pyrenees and a decisive individual time-trial remaining before the peloton races laps on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Sunday.
(Christophe Ena/Associated Press)

THE BIG PICTURE

Tour de France 2012: Part two

The 2012 Tour de France enters the final week with some tough climbs in the Pyrenees and a decisive individual time-trial remaining before the peloton races laps on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Sunday.

(Christophe Ena/Associated Press)

EDITORIAL
Penn State report: The shame of Joe Paterno 
The university can and should take down its statue of Paterno, but it will be much harder to get rid of the suffering his cult left behind.
(AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

EDITORIAL

Penn State report: The shame of Joe Paterno

The university can and should take down its statue of Paterno, but it will be much harder to get rid of the suffering his cult left behind.

(AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

Few Massachusetts spectators expected at London Olympics 
The Olympic torch lands in London in two weeks, but don’t expect many Massachusetts spectators to make the journey.

Few Massachusetts spectators expected at London Olympics

The Olympic torch lands in London in two weeks, but don’t expect many Massachusetts spectators to make the journey.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY
Penn State should shut down football program 
Playing football this fall would be just another demonstration that the vaunted football program is more important to Penn State than protecting children.
(CAROLYN KASTER/AP/FILE/2009)

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Penn State should shut down football program

Playing football this fall would be just another demonstration that the vaunted football program is more important to Penn State than protecting children.

(CAROLYN KASTER/AP/FILE/2009)