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Sale gets 9 Ks, Moreland hits HR as Red Sox beat Twins 4-1

BOSTON – The way Chris Sale and the Boston relievers were pitching, the Red Sox didn’t need to score a lot. Sale went 6 1/3 overpowering innings with nine strikeouts, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer for the third straight game and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Monday in a ...

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs to be inducted into Hockey HOF

Paul Kariya always felt as if he knew where Teemu Selanne was on the ice when they had spectacular chemistry together as teammates. On Monday, Selanne pulled a new trick, telling Kariya where he was going: the Hockey Hall of Fame. Before Kariya got the call that he was being inducted, Selanne ...

Angels score 3 after overturned call, beat Red Sox 4-2

BOSTON – The Los Angeles Angels benefited from a fairly-new rule and relied on an old-fashioned type save to beat the Boston Red Sox. Parker Bridwell pitched a solid 6 2/3 innings and Los Angeles scored three runs after its challenge overturned an inning-ending double play in the second, ...

Ramirez sharp in Angels’ win over Red Sox; Farrell ejected

BOSTON – JC Ramirez was solid when the Los Angeles Angels needed him. Blake Parker’s ending was needed even more. Ramirez rebounded from his shortest career start with six solid innings, Cameron Maybin doubled home a run and scored another and the Angels held off the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on ...

Red Sox retire No. 34 for Ortiz: ‘This is his (pause) city’

BOSTON – David Ortiz stepped up to the microphone, wiped the tears from his eyes and waited for the sold-out Fenway crowd to shout “Papi!” a few more times. The Red Sox stood at the top step of their dugout. The Los Angeles Angels tipped their caps. Friends and family and dignitaries from ...

Ramirez, Leon homer as Red Sox beat Angels 9-4

BOSTON – David Ortiz became one of the most celebrated players in Red Sox history during his storied 14-year run in Boston. On the night he returned to Fenway to have his No. 34 take its place among the franchise’s other legends, his former teammates did their part to make sure it was a ...

Parade of forwards lead NHL draft; Bruins take D-man at No. 18

CHICAGO – Cody Glass played in a youth hockey tournament in Las Vegas when he was 10. His Junior Steelers team finished a disappointing second. He is looking forward to many more games in Sin City. Glass was selected by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights with their first-ever pick Friday ...

With third pick Celtics get their man – Jayson Tatum

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics made the first move of this year’s NBA draft days before it began when they traded the No. 1 overall pick to Philadelphia in a move to add to an already rich cache of future selections. On draft night, they still grabbed one of the most NBA-ready players ...

Boston kicks off Ortiz’s celebration by renaming street

BOSTON – Ted Williams waited 24 years after his last at-bat before the Boston Red Sox hung his No. 9 from the Fenway Park facade. Bobby Doerr and Joe Cronin waited 37 years, and Carlton Fisk and Jim Rice 20. David Ortiz’s No. 34 will join the others Friday night – 265 days after he walked ...

Harris signing another Pats win over Jets

Once again, a New York Jet loss is a New England Patriots gain. The Patriots reportedly signed former Jet linebacker David Harris to a team friendly two year deal on Wednesday. Harris, 33, spent 10 seasons with the Jets but was suddenly released on June 6 after he and the Jets couldn’t work ...

Sale sharp, Red Sox slide into 1st with 8-3 romp over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chris Sale had just shut down one of the hottest teams in baseball, helping the banged-up Boston Red Sox take over sole possession of first place in the AL East for the first time all season. And he looked as if he wanted to punch a wall. Sale was two outs shy of his second ...

Royals sink Red Sox on Perez’s grand slam

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Salvador Perez borrowed a Miguel Cabrera bat from Kansas City Royals teammate Drew Butera for the first time Wednesday. “It’s a magic stick,” Butera said. It was magic for Perez, who hit his first career grand slam, connecting in the eighth inning to rally the Royals ...

Celtics, 76ers finalize trade for No. 1 pick

History will say the Boston Celtics passed on the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, not only trading it away but doing so in a deal with one of the team’s fiercest rivals. Danny Ainge isn’t worried. Philadelphia and Boston completed their trade of draft picks on Monday, the ...

Hammel stifles Red Sox in Royals’ 4-2 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The fortunes of Jason Hammel and the Kansas City Royals have taken similar turns this season. Both started with high expectations, endured a miserable first month that left many fans writing them off, then found a spark somewhere along the way. Hammel’s latest starring ...

Reports: Celtics agree to trade No. 1 pick to 76ers

Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional ...

Red Sox slip past Astros on Mookie Betts’ homer

HOUSTON – Mookie Betts hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, sending the Boston Red Sox over the Houston Astros 2-1 Friday night. Betts hit his team-leading 12th homer, and third in three games. He led off with a drive into the Crawford Boxes in left field, connecting against Will ...

Phillies shut down Red Sox to avoid series sweep

PHILADELPHIA – Pinch-hitter Ty Kelly doubled home the only run in the eighth inning of a pitchers’ duel between Philadelphia’s Nick Pivetta and Boston’s Chris Sale to lead the Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Red Sox on Thursday night. Sale (8-3) was cruising until a one-out single ...

Red Sox clip Phillies in 12 innings

BOSTON – Andrew Benintendi singled to right in the 12th inning driving in Xander Bogaerts from third for the winning run as the Boston Red Sox outlasted the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Tuesday night. Mitch Moreland hit one homer and barely missed another in the 12th with a long single off ...

Betts’ blasts carry Red Sox past frustrated Phillies

PHILADELPHIA – Mookie Betts homered twice and Xander Bogaerts had three RBIs to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Wednesday night. Betts had four hits and drove in three to lead an offensive barrage off Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson (5-5). Boston tagged him ...

Remy diagnosed with cancer for fifth time

BOSTON – Boston Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy said Monday he has been diagnosed with lung cancer for a fifth time and will have surgery to treat it in two weeks. The 64-year-old Remy spoke to reporters before working the opener of Boston’s two-game series against the Philadelphia ...