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Trial beginning on suit alleging Harvard admissions bias

Oct. 15, 2018 8:54 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One side says Harvard University's admissions process unfairly excludes academically talented Asian-Americans in favor of students from other races. Harvard denies any discrimination and says it considers race as only one of many factors as they select from thousands of applicants a year....

LEADING OFF: Yelich, Brewers face Dodgers, ALCS has day off

Oct. 15, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is heading home for Game 3 of the NL Championship Series with the matchup against the Dodgers tied at 1-all. Yelich, the favorite for NL MVP, was born in Thousand Oaks, California, and went to Westlake...

Price, Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5, tie ALCS 1-1

Oct. 15, 2018 12:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Price went home a winner in a postseason start for the first time in his career. That, he insisted, is all he ever cared about. "This is bigger than David Price," he said on Sunday night. "This isn't about me. This is about the Boston Red Sox." Price was good enough, the Red Sox...

Cole struggles in 2nd playoff start with Astros

Oct. 15, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole struggled at the beginning of his second playoff start with the Houston Astros. By the time he recovered, it was too late. Boston was well on its way to a big win. Cole's electric fastball was lined all over Fenway Park and he also committed a costly error in his first career...

Red Sox ace Chris Sale hospitalized with stomach illness

Oct. 14, 2018 11:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say ace left-hander Chris Sale has a stomach illness and will spend the night in the hospital. The Red Sox made the announcement Sunday night in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against Houston. Boston said Sale reported the illness earlier in the...

Red Sox shuffle lineup heading into Game 2 of ALCS vs Astros

Oct. 14, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has shuffled his lineup for Game 2 against the Houston Astros, putting infielders Ian Kinsler and Rafael Devers and catcher Christian Vazquez in the starting lineup for the first time in the AL Championship Series. Devers was batting sixth and playing third...

Debates on tap in governor, US Senate races in Massachusetts

Oct. 14, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Debate season is heating up in Massachusetts as Election Day approaches. On Wednesday, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and his Democratic challenger, former state Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez, will square off in the second of three scheduled debates. The hour-long...

AP Explains: Harvard bias lawsuit heading to trial

Oct. 14, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process is heading to trial in Boston's federal court. The group Students for Fair Admissions has accused the Ivy League school of bias against Asian-American applicants, saying it holds them to a higher standard than...

Thousands gearing up for Boston walk to fight kidney disease

Oct. 14, 2018 9:36 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Thousands of Bostonians are planning a walk to help fight kidney disease, a condition that affects millions of Americans. Sunday's Boston Kidney Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. at North Point Park in Cambridge. Organizers say their goal is to raise $750,000 to help find a cure for kidney...

Oxfam America, Boston chef team up for World Food Day event

Oct. 14, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Oxfam America is teaming up with a popular chef to teach consumers how to fight hunger starting right at their kitchen tables. Chef Jennifer Heilig of the restaurant For the Table will be on hand starting at noon Tuesday at The Kitchen in the Boston Public Market. She'll demonstrate how to...