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Tim Neverett: Leon the Sox unsung hero in Game 1 win over Yanks

NEW YORK – Today the Red Sox and Yankees sit idle after overnight travel from Boston back to the Big Apple and will rest up in anticipation of tomorrow night’s third game of the American League Division Series. The House That Ruth Built on E. 161st and River Avenue that has been rebuilt ...

Just another postseason meltdown for Red Sox’ David Price

BOSTON (AP) – David Price flopped again in the postseason. And against the Yankees. Price lasted just 1-2/3 innings in Boston’s 6-2 AL Division Series loss on Saturday night, giving up three runs and three hits, including home runs to Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez that cleared the Green ...

Patriots pull away from pesky Colts, 38-24

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The gang was back together, and the New England Patriots celebrated Thursday night by pulling away for a 38-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium. With both Julian Edelman (back after a four-game suspension), and Rob Gronkowski (active despite sore ...

Red Sox survive shaky bullpen, take ALDS Game 1 over Yankees

BOSTON (AP) – Chris Sale struck out eight for his first postseason win, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox sweated out their shaky bullpen to hold off the New York Yankees 5-4 on Friday night in Game 1 of the AL Division Series. One year after he was pounded by ...

Edelman’s return gives Patriots a good feeling in win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --- He’s baaaaaaack. Julian Edelman started and caught a 9-yard pass to start Thursday night’s 38-24 win for the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium vs. the Indianapolis Colts. He later dropped a wide open pass down the left sideline. But after a half in which the ...

Red Sox ace Chris Sale vows his playoff performance will improve

BOSTON (AP) – Chris Sale waited eight years to make his first postseason start and then another 365 days for a chance to put that memory behind him. The Red Sox left-hander will start Game 1 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees on Friday night, one year after he was ...

Bruins bounce back to blank Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Jaroslav Halak stopped 32 shots and the Boston Bruins rebounded from a season-opening shutout with a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Brad Marchand set up all four goals, scored by captain Zdeno Chara, rookie Ryan Donato, David Pastrnak and Patrice ...

Patriots enter the season’s second quarter in better shape

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The regular season's preseaon is over. We always say the first month of any NFL season is the most unpredictable and hardest to fathom; teams haven't established their identities and also have very little film, etc. to go on as far as preparing for opponents. It's pickup ...

Same old, same old is just fine with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) – Alex Cora knows first-hand the way things change in October. That’s why the Boston Red Sox manager wants to keep everything the same for his club. Routine served Boston well during the regular season. Under their rookie skipper, the Red Sox posted a franchise-best 108 wins ...

Patriots finally see the real Sony Michel

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --- Sony Michel had a huge grin in front of his Gillette Stadium locker on Sunday afternoon. And why not? The New England Patriots rookie running back, who missed all of preseason with a nagging knee injury, finally showed by the Patriots took him in the first round of this ...

Bruins begin new season with heightened expectations

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Bruins rebuilt faster than expected and the result was a 50-win season in 2017-18, the 10th in franchise history. But their playoff run ended in the second round, leaving room for improvement that owner Jeremy Jacobs hopes comes with the continued maturation of ...

Patriots romp over Dolphins

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The Patriots’ losing streak is over. And so is the Dolphins’ undefeated start. Tom Brady threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns and the New England Patriots handed Miami its first loss of the season in a 38-7 rout on Sunday. It denied the Dolphins (3-1) ...

Red Sox rip Yankees in regular-season finale

BOSTON (AP) – Mookie Betts claimed the big league batting title with one more hit and J.D. Martinez hit his 43rd homer Sunday to lead the AL East champion Boston Red Sox into the playoffs with their franchise-record 108th win, a 10-2 victory over the wild-card winning New York Yankees. Five ...

It’s time to settle down, Patriots fans

The cleat is on the other foot. The New England Patriots would never panic at the sight of the Miami Dolphins coming to town. Privately, they’d look down on them, both literally (in the standings) and figuratively. But suddenly, it’s the Dolphins taking a more or less businesslike ...

Yankees rout Red Sox, clinch home field for wild-card game

BOSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees clinched home-field advantage for the AL wild-card game on Friday night, hitting four homers to tie the major league single-season record and beat the Boston Red Sox 11-6. Reigning Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge hit his first homer since coming off the ...

Sale goes 4-2/3 in loss as Red Sox split with Orioles

BOSTON (AP) – Chris Sale struck out eight over 4-2/3 innings in his final tuneup for an expected start in the AL Division Series opener before the Baltimore Orioles salvaged a split of Wednesday’s day-night doubleheader with a 10-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Boston won the opener ...

Patriots striving to find some consistency

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The Patriots are just three games into the season, but their problems on offense are quickly starting to pile up. New England has displayed numerous issues in the passing game during back-to-back losses . But its inability to produce a sustained rushing attack has ...

Amendola returns with Dolphins to face Patriots

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – For any New England Patriots wanting to say hello Sunday to former teammate Danny Amendola, they most likely can find him running over the middle. But they already knew that. That’s where Amendola made his living for five seasons with the Patriots, and that’s where he ...

Patriots find themselves in familiar September Swoon

Another September Swoon. It's almost expected these days with the New England Patriots, but perhaps there's a different feel this time. Think about it: We are heading to the quarter pole of the NFL season, and the Patriots are facing what could be considered a must win at home on Sunday ...

Bruins’ Chara still motivated to win one more Stanley Cup

BOSTON (AP) – How much longer can Zdeno Chara keep this up? The Boston Bruins defenseman – and leader in ice time – will turn 42 this season, and sooner or later the window will close on his opportunity to skate around the ice again with the Stanley Cup. For his teammates, that means ...