1. 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

     
  2. 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)

     
  3. 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.

     
  4. 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)

     
  5. 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)

     
  6. 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)

     
  7. 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)

     
  8. 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)

     
  9. 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.

     
  10. 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)

     
  11. DRIVING FORCES | SECOND OF THREE PARTS

    At Hendrick, they build victories

    Work is almost never done at the North Carolina headquarters of one of NASCAR’s most successful teams, where the racecars are constantly retooled.

    (BARRY CHIN/GLOBE STAFF)

     
  12. Bobby Valentine’s documentary stirs up controversy

    The Red Sox manger says his film, "Ballplayer: Pelotero," reflects reality, despite Major League Baseball’s objections to the portrayal of recruiting in the Dominican Republic.

    (CASEY BECK)

     
  13. THE BIG PICTURE

    Tour de France 2012: Part one

    Equal parts travelogue, party, and sport, the Tour de France enthralls us every year with spectacular scenery and fierce competition. Gathered here are images of the first week of the 99th Tour.

    (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/GettyImages)

     
  14. In Pittsfield, baseball tradition takes fans way back

    The site of baseball games for 120 years, Wahconah Park offers an experience far from the luxury boxes of Fenway Park. For fans like Kathy Hiser, 71, who was sitting behind home plate on a recent sunny afternoon, that’s the point.

    (PHOTOS BY MATTHEW CAVANAUGH FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)

     
  15. Cricketers get their wicket fix in Dorchester

    On a bumpy field at the Harambee Park complex, fans of the arcane sport of cricket come together each weekend from May until October.

    (ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)