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Boston's Memorial Day flag garden idea spreads across the US

May. 27, 2018 8:27 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The solemn display of tens of thousands of U.S. flags that first appeared on Boston Common for Memorial Day a decade ago, honoring service members who have died defending the nation, is slowly becoming a national movement. The flag gardens, as they are known, can be seen this weekend in...

Pedroia returns as Red Sox beat Braves 8-6

May. 26, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — All those long rehab days finally paid off Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia. The 2008 AL MVP made his season debut Saturday after October knee surgery, helping the Red Sox rally for an 8-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves. "There's been a lot of tough days," Pedroia said. "Today was great...

LeBron, back in Boston, for another Cavs farewell

May. 26, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James and the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers won't get any sympathy from the Celtics when they return to Boston for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Already laboring to reach his eighth straight NBA Finals with a supporting crew made mostly of cast-offs and throw-ins, James lost...

Red Sox 2B Pedroia returns to lineup after knee surgery

May. 26, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is back after being sidelined by offseason knee surgery. The 2008 AL MVP and four-time All Star went 0 for 4 with a walk and scored in Boston's 8-6 victory against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. He received a standing ovation when he came up with the...

Man dies in early morning hit-and-run

May. 26, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man has been killed during a hit-and-run crash in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston. Massachusetts State Police responded to a report of the crash involving a pedestrian at 12:03 a.m. Saturday on Morton Street. A 30-year-old unidentified man, from Boston, was pronounced deceased at the...

Weighing risks, Massachusetts hedges bet on sports wagering

May. 26, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has plenty to gain or lose as policymakers weigh the state's response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on sports betting. After all, the state is home to some of the nation's most ardent sports fans and most successful professional sports franchises. Massachusetts' first...

Down syndrome activists to lobby lawmakers

May. 26, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Advocates for people with Down syndrome are planning to gather at the Massachusetts Statehouse this week to meet with lawmakers. The Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress says they also plan to meet with Republican Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday during their annual Down Syndrome Advocacy Day...

LEADING OFF: Yankees to activate Bird, Red Sox cut Hanley

May. 26, 2018 2:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happen around the majors today: FLIGHT PLAN The Yankees plan to activate first baseman Greg Bird from the DL before a game against the Angels, forcing New York to make a difficult roster decision. Bird has been sidelined since having right ankle surgery on March 27. New York likely will decide...

Betts hits 17th HR, Red Sox beat Braves after cutting Hanley

May. 26, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A surprising roster shakeup didn't disrupt the power surge that has the Boston Red Sox back in first place. Hours after Boston designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment, Mookie Betts and three teammates homered as the Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Friday night. "Offensively, don't get...

LEADING OFF: Yankees to activate Bird, Red Sox cut Hanley

May. 25, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

A look at what's happen around the majors Saturday: FLIGHT PLAN The Yankees plan to activate first baseman Greg Bird from the DL before a game against the Angels, forcing New York to make a difficult roster decision. Bird has been sidelined since having right ankle surgery on March 27. New York likely will decide...