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Edelman faces suspension over failed PED test

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) –Speaking for the first time at the Patriots’ minicamp, Tom Brady could have had plenty to talk about had he waited a few hours. Instead, reports broke later Thursday that one of the New England quarterback’s favorite receivers, Julian Edelman, could be suspended ...

Tigers salvage final game against Red Sox at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) – Leonys Martin had a two-run homer to cap a five-run first inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-2 on Thursday night. Detroit’s victory ended a four-game win streak for Boston, which had outscored Detroit 13-1 in the first two games of the ...

Red Sox still sizzling, rip Tigers

BOSTON (AP) – Andrew Benintendi and Christian Vazquez each hit a solo homer and had an RBI double to back a strong start by Eduardo Rodriguez, carrying the Boston Red Sox to a 7-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night. Xander Bogaerts added a two-run double during a four-run third ...

Patriots’ Hightower happy to be on the field again

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Dont’a Hightower is clearly thrilled to be back on the field after the frustration of having to sit and watch most of last season on the sidelines. After making one of the biggest sacks in New England franchise history when he separated Atlanta’s Matt Ryan ...

Red Sox crush Tigers thanks to Martinez, Wright

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit his 20th home run, Steven Wright pitched seven sharp innings in his first start of the season and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 on Tuesday night. Xander Bogaerts also homered for the Red Sox, who have won six of eight and hold the best record ...

Red Sox use their power to take down Astros

HOUSTON (AP) – Rick Porcello pitched well into the seventh, Mitch Moreland and Andrew Benintendi each homered and the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 9-3 Sunday night. Boston slugger J.D. Martinez was pinch hit for by Sam Travis in the ninth inning, and cameras showed him talking to ...

Clemens proves to be an ace in Red Sox radio booth

HOUSTON – ”The Rocket” was back at Minute Maid Park on Thursday night and his pitch came from the Red Sox radio booth, rather than the mound. Roger Clemens’ career included 354 wins, 4,672 strikeouts, eleven All Star Game appearances and is the only man ever to win seven Cy Young ...

Red Sox place Mookie Betts on disabled list

HOUSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have put major league batting leader Mookie Betts on the 10-day disabled list because of a left abdominal strain. The Red Sox made the move retroactive to Tuesday. The AL East leaders will make a corresponding roster move before Saturday's game at ...

Houston Astros shut down Red Sox again

HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer dashed home from second base on a wild pitch by Chris Sale, then homered off the Boston ace to send the Houston Astros over the Red Sox 7-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL division leaders. Springer finished with three hits, and Carlos Correa and Evan Gattis ...

Houston Astros cool down Boston Red Sox

HOUSTON (AP) – Carlos Correa snapped an 0 for 10 slump with a two-run homer in the first and Tony Kemp and Jake Marisnick had an RBI each to help the Houston Astros to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Houston starter Lance McCullers (7-3) allowed four hits and two runs ...

No Tom Brady, no Rob Gronkowski, but Kobe Bryant visits Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots were thrilled to have a five-time champion with them at practice this week. Not Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant. With their quarterback skipping organized team activities along with tight end Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots returned to Gillette ...

Red Sox sweep Blue Jays, head to showdown with Astros

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox are rolling into Houston for their first matchup against the champion Astros since getting bounced by them last postseason. J.D. Martinez hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer over the Green Monster and out of Fenway Park, and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue ...

Red Sox roll over Blue Jays again

BOSTON (AP) — Sandy Leon hit a home run and two doubles, Xander Bogaerts also homered and Rick Porcello took a three-hitter into the seventh inning, helping the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Tuesday night to match the second-best start in franchise history. J.D. Martinez ...

Celtics are out, but not (too) down after loss to Cavaliers

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) – Danny Ainge tore apart the team that made the Eastern Conference finals last year, and then put together a new roster that came one victory from playing for an NBA title. This summer may present him with an even bigger challenge: standing pat. With Gordon Hayward and ...

Red Sox trounce Toronto Blue Jays

BOSTON (AP) – Andrew Benintendi has continued the hot hitting out of the leadoff spot for injured star Mookie Betts. Benintendi hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run fourth inning, J.D. Martinez added a solo homer, and the Boston Red Sox coasted to an 8-3 victory over the Toronto Blue ...

Betts, Martinez blasts spark Red Sox past Braves

BOSTON (AP) – Mookie Betts hit his major-league leading 17th home run, J.D. Martinez slugged his 16th homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Friday night hours after a surprising roster shakeup. Boston got its fifth win in six games shortly after announcing it had ...

Red Sox designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment

BOSTON (AP) – Hanley Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019. Boston made the move Friday to clear a roster spot for All-Star second baseman Dustin ...

Cleveland forces Celtics into seventh game

CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland Cavaliers shook off losing All-Star Kevin Love with a head injury and beat the Boston Celtics 109-99 on Friday night to force a Game 7. James, ...

Celtics take down James, Cavs for 3-2 series lead

BOSTON (AP) – Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics remained perfect in Boston this ...

Crunch time has arrived for Cavaliers vs. Celtics

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was answering a question about Boston’s defense on LeBron James during a teleconference when he tripped the security system at his home. A piercing alarm sounded. “Uh-oh,” Lue said Thursday as he punched in a code to silence the screaming ...