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Red Sox rip Orioles, clinch postseason home field

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox broke a 106 year-old franchise record with their 106th victory on Monday night, clinching home-field advantage through the postseason by beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 thanks to a pair of hits from major league batting leader Mookie Betts. Nathan Eovaldi ...

Celtics back to work with renewed optimism

CANTON, Mass. (AP) – Last summer, new Boston Celtics arrivals Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward beamed just imagining what it would be like to share the court together. Those dreams lasted all of five minutes before Hayward was lost for the season to a gruesome leg injury on the opening night ...

Lions shock Patriots; Patricia’s first win comes against Belichick

Matt Patricia-led Lions beat Bill Belichick, Patriots 26-10 By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Matt Patricia beat mentor Bill Belichick, seemingly making all the right moves to help the Detroit Lions deafeated the New England Patriots 26-10 Sunday night. "I'm sure it meant ...

Belichick finally acknowledges Gordon is a Patriot

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – It took a few days before Bill Belichick finally admitted Friday that troubled but talented wide receiver Josh Gordon is a New England Patriot. The trade bringing Gordon, who played in just 11 games with the Cleveland Browns since 2013 due to NFL suspensions, was ...

Red Sox subs earn team’s 105th win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sam Travis and Tzu-Wei Lin hit their first major league home runs and the Boston Red Sox tied a team record more than a century old with their 105th win, beating the Cleveland Indians 7-5 Friday night. The AL East champion Red Sox (105-49), playing without several of their ...

Red Sox win third straight AL East crown

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox won their third consecutive AL East championship Thursday night, clinching on enemy turf with an 11-6 victory over the rival New York Yankees. Betts homered, doubled twice and drove in five runs, finishing with four hits as the Red Sox ...

Pats’ Jones appreciates getting second chance

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) –Cyrus Jones was sure his tenure with the Patriots was over when he was cut at the end of training camp earlier this month. New England chose to sever ties with the cornerback and return man, a second-round pick in 2016, after an underwhelming two-year tenure. It ...

Yankees run down Price, Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) – Luke Voit hit two homers off David Price, Miguel Andujar popped another one barely into the right-field seats and the New York Yankees stalled Boston’s division-clinching celebration by beating the Red Sox 10-1 on Wednesday night. Luis Severino (18-8) pitched seven innings ...

Patriots tempering expectations for Josh Gordon

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Josh Gordon arrived at a Patriots’ team facility that was abuzz with excitement about what he could potentially bring to their depleted receiving group. There was also just as strong a sentiment in the building to keep any lofty expectations in check – at least ...

Back-to-back shockers for Patriots: Loss and Gordon

In a few days, perhaps the shock will wear off. Not only about Sunday's New England Patriots loss at Jacksonville, but also the fact the Patriots surrendered a fifth round pick for an incredibly troubled – and yes, talented – receiver in former Cleveland Brown Josh Gordon. First, as far ...

Red Sox bullpen burned by Yankees in Bronx

NEW YORK (AP) – Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York’s third try in the ninth inning and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a bubbly celebration in the Bronx for at least another night with a 3-2 victory Tuesday. Batting from ...

Patriots pull off stunning trade for Browns’ Gordon

Eric Decker didn't work out, so how about Josh Gordon? The New England Patriots Monday traded for the former Cleveland Browns often-troubled wide receiver. Terms of the trade according to reports, are a 2019 fifth round pick goes to the Browns. The Patriots get back a 2019 seventh rounder if ...

Red Sox post 100th win

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox reached 100 wins for the first time since Ted Williams returned from World War II in the 1946 season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 Wednesday night as David Price won his sixth straight decision. Price (15-6) allowed three hits and struck out seven. ...

Red Sox clinch playoff spot with win over Blue Jays

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox became the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season, rallying on pinch-hitter Brock Holt’s go-ahead home run in the seventh inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Tuesday night. Guided by rookie manager Alex Cora, the Red Sox ...

Patriots defense looks different in early going

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The usual Devin McCourty post game press conference in the Gillette Stadium team room didn't take long Sunday, lasting just two questions. After all, the excitement was over Rob Gronkowski and his big performance in the Patriots' 27-20 win. But it should've perhaps been ...

Dorsett finally feeling like a Patriot after Sunday

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --- Phillip Dorsett is starting to feel like a member of the New England Patriots. Brought here via a trade for backup QB Jacoby Brissett with the Indianapolis Colts, Dorsett wasn’t very visible last season. But that’s changed, especially with fellow receiver Julian ...

Astros run down Red Sox to open weekend showdown

BOSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros won their sixth straight game, rallying past the Boston Red Sox 6-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL division leaders. The Red Sox, with the best record in the majors, had won three in ...

Sale ready for return to Red Sox; Pedroia done for season

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox are ready to slowly ease ace Chris Sale back into action. Manager Alex Cora says the left-hander will be activated from the disabled list and pitch about two innings Tuesday night against Toronto at Fenway Park. Cora said Sale would throw a maximum of 40 ...

Here’s a look at what to expect from the 2018 Patriots

It's finally here. The long off-season, filled with the bitter taste of a Super Bowl defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles, plus tons of foolish drama, is over. The New England Patriots are ready to take on the 2018 regular season, their so-so scheduled which includes eight teams ...

Brandon Phillips’ homer gives Red Sox another improbable win

ATLANTA (AP) – Already a three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner, Brandon Phillips learned this summer as a 37-year-old minor leaguer to relish playing baseball “until I wake up.” Added Phillips: “I’m still dreaming.” Phillips’ two-out, two-run homer in ...