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Holt’s error costs Red Sox in loss to Indians

CLEVELAND – Brandon Guyer scored when first baseman Brock Holt threw away Roberto Perez’s bunt in the 10th inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians over the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Monday night in a matchup of first-place teams. After Guyer’s leadoff double against Brandon Workman (0-1), Holt ...

Red Sox pushing Boston to rename Yawkey Way

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to erase what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub’s history of racial intolerance. Henry told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he welcomes changing the name of the ...

Betts saves Sox

BOSTON – Mookie Betts lined a two-run double off the left-field wall with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. Xander Bogaerts hit a solo homer for the AL East-leading Red Sox, who ...

Red Sox run down Cardinals

BOSTON – Xander Bogaerts had three hits, Hanley Ramirez, Sandy Leon and Jackie Bradley Jr. all added two RBIs and the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-4 on Tuesday night. Boston blew the game open courtesy of a wild fifth inning, tallying eight hits and eight runs against ...

This time Texans are happy to see Patriots

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – After missing 13 games last season after back surgery, J.J. Watt relishes any chance to compete. So Houston’s star defensive end was positively giddy on Tuesday after he and the Texans had the first of two joint practices with Tom Brady and the New England ...

Cleveland Indians cool down Red Sox at Fenway

BOSTON – Edwin Encarnacion homered twice to help the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians earn their fourth straight victory, 7-3 over the East-leading Boston Red Sox on Monday night. In a rematch of last year’s ALDS, which Cleveland won in a three-game sweep, Trevor Bauer (11-8) struck out ...

Yankees’ five-run eighth sinks Red Sox’ winning streak

NEW YORK – Aaron Hicks awoke a dormant offense with a two-run homer that sparked a five-run eighth inning, then threw out a runner at third in the ninth inning to help Aroldis Chapman get out of trouble, and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Red Sox 5-4 Friday night and stop Boston’s ...

Benintendi’s two homers propel Red Sox over Yankees

NEW YORK – For a rookie who began this month on the bench, Andrew Benintendi is putting up a monster August. Benintendi rocketed a pair of three-run homers off All-Star Luis Severino and the Boston Red Sox bounced back from a tough loss, roughing up the New York Yankees 10-5 Saturday. “Two ...

Patriots’ defense foiled by Jaguars in first exhibition game

No Brady, no defense, Patriots fall to Jags 31-24 in opener By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Chad Henne hit Keelan Cole on a 97-yard touchdown pass, Corey Grant scored on a 79-yard run and the Jacksonville Jaguars feasted on a Patriots lineup without Tom Brady and ...

Red Sox hammer Rays for eighth straight win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Eduardo Nunez chased Jake Odorizzi when he lined a single off the pitcher’s foot, starting a five-run fifth inning for the Red Sox in an 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night that extended Boston’s winning streak to a season-high eight. Struck on ...

Vince Wilfork enters retirement as a Patriot

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For Vince Wilfork, retirement means a chance to sleep late, go fishing or just hang around without needing to be someplace special. “I’m finally calling it quits from a game that I truly, truly, truly love, a game that I was committed to, a game that I was dedicated ...

Once again, Chris Sale carries Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Chris Sale allowed two hits in eight innings and struck out 13, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Tuesday for their seventh straight victory. Sale (14-4) reached double digits in strikeouts for the 15th time this season, the first time that’s been ...

Now with Jaguars, Tom Coughlin praises Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Coughlin came to New England to learn from the Patriots, not to rub their noses in the two championships he won from them. The Jacksonville Jaguars executive vice president has been roaming the practice fields at Gillette Stadium, where they are working out with the ...

Jacksonville Jaguars can see how it’s done by Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Jacksonville Jaguars are spending a few days in New England as guests of the Patriots for a few joint practices. Facing the defending Super Bowl champions can give the Jaguars a good idea of what needs work. Jacksonville finished 3-13 last season, in last place in the ...

Chris Young powers Red Sox past White Sox

BOSTON – Red Sox manager John Farrell’s decisions worked out very well. White Sox manager Rick Renteria, though, made one move and the game was lost. Chris Young hit two homers, including a tiebreaking three-run shot after the batter in front was walked intentionally, to lift the Boston Red ...

Mitch Moreland lifts Red Sox over White Sox 3-2

BOSTON – Mitch Moreland homered with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Moreland, a defensive replacement in the 10th, drove a pitch from Aaron Bummer (0-2) over the Green Monster for his 14th of the season. It ...

Bradley, Benintendi power Red Sox past White Sox, 4-1

Benintendi, Bradley homer and Red Sox beat White Sox 4-1 By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit two-run homers, and Drew Pomeranz won a career-best fifth straight decision on Saturday night to help the Boston Red Sox beat the ...

Tom Brady on concussions: It’s none of your business

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady says he prefers to keep any medical issues in his past private, including whether he had a concussion last season. In his first comments since the Patriots opened training camp, the quarterback said Friday he is “not blind” to issues such as CTE, but remains ...

At 40, Brady looks to keep on ticking

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Professional athletes measure achievement in championships, with a constant eye slanted toward Father Time. Next up for Tom Brady is challenging the conventional wisdom of how long a quarterback can play at a high level in the NFL. The leader of the New England Patriots ...

Red Sox shred White Sox at Fenway

Devers has 3-run homer for Red Sox in 9-5 win over White Sox BOSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer and Rick Porcello ended a four-game losing streak with his first win since June as the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 9-5 on Thursday night. Mookie Betts hit a two-run ...