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Red Sox to open up at Fenway vs. Orioles on July 24

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox will open their abbreviated 2020 schedule at Fenway Park on Friday, July 24, in the first of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. The shortened season has the club playing American League East and National League East opponents only, and includes 30 ...

Red Sox are among 31 MLB players with positive tests

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%. The Boston Red Sox, who began workouts Friday at Fenway Park, are included in that number. MLB and the players’ ...

Newton could make Patriots preseason debut vs. former team

Could Cam Newton potentially see his first action as a New England Patriot against his former team, the Carolina Panthers? It's possible. Although no official announcement has been made, multiple reports have said the National Football League is cancelling two preseason games, likely due to ...

Boston Cannons, MLL to play short season in Annapolis

Add Major League Lacrosse and the Boston Cannons to the list of pro sports teams and leagues making their return this summer. But only in the blink of an eye. Major League Lacrosse announced Thursday that the 2020 season will be played in Annapolis, Md. beginning July 16 with a two-day ...

Patriots agree to terms with Newton; also lose third rounder

The New England Patriots apparently gained a quarterback but lost a draft pick late Sunday. The team last night agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Cam Newton to a one-year contract, according to multiple reports. The deal, which won't be made official until the former longtime Carolina ...

Red Sox announce player pool for resumed spring training

BOSTON – Boston Red Sox general manager Chaim Bloom announced Sunday the roster pool of players that will report to the resumption of spring training and who are eligible to be selected eventually for the Major League roster. The Red Sox have 47 players in their Club Player Pool, including ...

Patriots sign QB Cam Newton; also lose third round pick

The New England Patriots have reportedly signed veteran quarterback Cam Newton to a one-year contract late Sunday, according to multiple reports. The deal is said to be incentive-laden, and could be worth up to $7.5 million. Newton started just two games for the Carolina Panthers last year ...

Pats season-ticket holders at COVID risk can skip 2020, come back in ’21

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are offering season ticket holders at an elevated risk of COVID-19 infection the chance to skip the 2020 season entirely and still hold onto their seats for the next year. The policy appears to be the most generous -- or perhaps cautious -- ...

Ex-Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford arrested on assault charge

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford has been arrested after his former girlfriend accused him of assaulting her during an argument over a man she had begun dating. Crawford played for the Red Sox in 2011 and part of 2012. An arrest affidavit filed Wednesday by ...

Celtics’ Stevens makes effort to stay in touch with players

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens believes the best way he can be helpful to his players right now is by listening to them. Boston players including Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Enes Kanter and Vincent Poirier have been among several NBA players to participate in recent protests ...

Virtual 7th-inning stretch brings Fenway feeling home

BOSTON (AP) — It's 3 o'clock, about the time they'd be getting ready for the seventh-inning stretch at an afternoon Red Sox game. Josh Kantor settles onto the bench of the Yamaha Electone organ in his living room and clicks on his wife's iPhone to begin another show. Each afternoon since ...

Tom Brady gathers new Bucs teammates for workout

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn't letting the coronavirus pandemic — or NFL rules against players working out at team facilities — keep him from preparing for a new season with his new Tampa Bay team. Brady gathered some of his Buccaneers teammates on a high school field early Tuesday ...

Bob Watson, All-Star slugger and executive, dies at 74

Bob Watson, an All-Star slugger who became the first black general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996, has died. He was 74. The Houston Astros, for whom Watson played his first 14 seasons in a baseball career spanning six decades, announced his death Thursday ...

Seymour named to Patriots team Hall of Fame by fans

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Fans have made former defensive lineman Richard Seymour the newest member of the New England Patriots team Hall of Fame, the team announced Monday. Seymour, the team's first-round draft choice in 2001, spent the first eight seasons of his 12-year NFL career with the ...

Robert Kraft donates Super Bowl ring to auction for food

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has donated one of his six Super Bowl championship rings to an auction that raises money to provide meals for those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. Kraft in a video said he has been inspired by medical workers caring for patients with the ...

Tom Brady’s move to Tampa Bay posed challenges for TV networks

Brady's move to Tampa Bay posed late challenges for networks Tom Brady's move to Tampa Bay didn't just create ripples with fans. It caused networks to drastically rework their last-minute requests with the NFL scheduling office to make sure the Buccaneers got as many high-profile dates as ...

Patriots will open 2020 season at home vs. Miami

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots will open the 2020 NFL regular season at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 13 vs. the Miami Dolphins at 1 p.m. That, of course, is if the NFL doesn't have to alter its schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The schedule was released Thursday ...

No surprises as Patriots announce All-Decade team

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced their All-Decade Team on Wednesday, and there weren't many surprises. Julian Edelman was the only player to hold two spots on the team, one as a wide receiver and the other as a punt returner. The offense was as follows: Tom Brady, QB; ...

Patriots running back James Develin retires

BOSTON (AP) – Patriots fullback James Develin is retiring from the NFL because of complications from the neck injury that caused him to miss the final 14 games of last season. Develin announced his decision in an Instagram message Monday. "I have decided it is my and my family's best ...

Bios on Patriots’ Saturday selections in NFL Draft

DALTON KEANE TIGHT END Third round, 101 overall (Late Friday night) Height: 6-4 Weight: 251 lbs Born: April 14, 1999 Exp (NFL/Patriots): Rookie College: Virginia Tech Hometown: Littleton, Colo. Totaled 59 receptions for 748 yards and eight touchdowns over three seasons at ...