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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes lands on the turf after he was sacked by New England Patriots defensive tackle Adam Butler, right rear, in the first half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. In three previous meetings with Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes, the Patriots defense has had its most success when it's been able to force turnovers and get pressure on him. But that's easier said than done against a quarterback who has yet commit a turnover this season and is completing a career-high 68% of his passes.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Patriots expecting unexpected in latest matchup with Mahomes

Sep. 30, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — If there’s one thing Bill Belichick is sure of, it’s that there’s no special formula to slowing down the Chiefs offense and quarterback Patrick Mahomes. “All the superlatives that have been said about him, I’d just be repeating them all," the...

Jay Desorcy, left, and Dwayne Pinkham, of New Bedford DPI Green Space, cut a large section of a tree that fell due to the high winds across Kenney Street in the north end of New Bedford, Mass., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via AP)

Winds rake US Northeast, leaving thousands without power

Sep. 30, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Winds close to hurricane strength swept across parts of the northeastern U.S. on Wednesday morning, toppling trees, downing power lines and leaving many thousands of residents without power. The National Weather Service reported that winds gusted as high as 72 mph (155 kph) near Boston around...

Satanic Temple sues company that rejected group's billboards

Sep. 30, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the Satanic Temple alleges that an advertising company unfairly refused to display some billboards promoting a ritual offered by the group to help people bypass abortion rules in some states. The group, based in Salem, Massachusetts, announced Wednesday that it has...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) and Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) battle for a rebound during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Celtics head into offseason focused on future, not ending

Sep. 29, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum emerged as a bona fide star, Jaylen Brown showed he can be a consistent presence in the lineup and Kemba Walker helped the Celtics put the failed Kyrie Irving experiment behind them. But following their Eastern Conference finals loss to Miami, it’s clear there is still...

New England Patriots defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr. celebrates after he recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Pats forcing turnovers a positive sign with Chiefs up next

Sep. 29, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots thrived last season when their defense was finding ways to take the ball away from opponents. It did that against the Raiders in Sunday’s 36-20 win by forcing three turnovers, including one that was recovered in the end zone by Deatrich Wise Jr. for a...

A Boston Red Sox security guard watches from stands empty of fans during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The Red Sox played their final home game of the COVID-19-disrupted season. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Red Sox face more changes (again) after firing Roenicke

Sep. 29, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The manager won’t be back, and there could be more changes for the Boston Red Sox after their last-place finish in the pandemic-shortened season. J.D. Martinez is eligible to opt out of his contract, Jackie Bradley Jr. is a free agent, and the pitching rotation and bullpen were...

FILE - In this June 19, 2015, file courtroom sketch, David Wright, second from left, is depicted standing before Magistrate Judge Donald Cabell, left, with attorney Jessica Hedges, second from right, and Nicholas Rovinski, right, during a hearing in federal court in Boston. A man convicted of leading a plot to behead blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group will serve even longer behind bars after he was sentenced for a second time Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 and ordered to 30 years in prison. David Daoud Wright was originally sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2017 but was ordered to be sentenced again by a different Boston federal court judge after an appeals court last year overturned one of his convictions. (Jane Flavell Collins via AP, File)

Man gets 30 years in 2nd sentencing for beheading plot

Sep. 28, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man convicted of leading a plot to behead blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group will serve even longer behind bars after he was sentenced for a second time Monday and ordered to 30 years in prison. David Daoud Wright was originally sentenced to 28 years in prison in...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick works along the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Belichick reaches milestone as Patriots top Raiders 36-20

Sep. 27, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rex Burkhead can’t remember the last time he scored three touchdowns in a game. But he said every time he reached the end zone Sunday was for James White. Burkhead had two rushing touchdowns and a receiving TD, and Bill Belichick joined George Halas (318) and Don Shula (328)...

FILE - Boston Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke watches from the dugout during a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. Roenicke was told Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 he will not return as manager of the Red Sox, ending a one-year, shotgun stopgap on the final day of a pandemic-shortened season that resulted in a last-place finish in the AL East. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)

Roenicke fired by Red Sox after 1 pandemic-shortened season

Sep. 27, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Ron Roenicke waited five years after his previous managerial job for another opportunity. When it finally came, it wasn't much of an opportunity at all. The Red Sox told Roenicke before the final game of the season on Sunday that he will not be back in 2021, ending his tenure as a one-year,...

Boston Red Sox say manager Ron Roenicke won't return in 2021; team in last place in AL East

Sep. 27, 2020 1:28 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox say manager Ron Roenicke won't return in 2021; team in last place in AL East.