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Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Jul. 17, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. A Red Sox spokesman confirmed the death Wednesday night, and the team observed a moment of silence before its game against the Toronto Blue Jays....

Price, Eckersley feuding again after Eck's comments to Globe

Jul. 17, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Price ignited an old feud Wednesday with Red Sox TV analyst Dennis Eckersley after the Hall of Fame pitcher commented about a confrontation between the men in a story by The Boston Globe this week. Two years ago, Price confronted Eckersley on a team flight after Eckersley was critical...

Artist withdraws slave memorial project after NAACP objects

Jul. 17, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A black artist has dropped his bid to build a slave memorial in front of Boston's historic Faneuil Hall after the NAACP objected. Steve Locke announced Tuesday on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter that he won't go forward with the project because the president of the Boston chapter of the...

Group wants to end protections for seals to deal with sharks

Jul. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts citizen's group is calling for eliminating federal protections for seals as Cape Cod officials seek ways to protect beachgoers from great white sharks. Peter Howell, a founder of the Seal Action Committee, says the Nantucket-based group wants Congress to amend the federal...

Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey

Jul. 17, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016 after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information supporting the actor's claims of innocence. Spacey was charged with indecent...

Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter join Celtics

Jul. 17, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Enes Kanter took a playful swipe at him. Kemba Walker will try to replace him. Kyrie Irving is no longer with the Celtics, but his brief flameout in Boston is still on the minds of fans in the city and even, apparently, players who have yet to play a minute for the team. On the day that the...

O's to reimburse Red Sox for up to $2.5M in Cashner bonuses

Jul. 17, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Baltimore agreed to reimburse Boston for up to $2.5 million of Andrew Cashner's performance bonuses as part of last weekend's trade that sent the 32-year-old right-hander to the Red Sox. Cashner made his Boston debut on Tuesday night and took the loss in a 10-4 defeat to Toronto, allowing six...

Hernández, Gurriel lead Blue Jays to 10-4 win over Red Sox

Jul. 17, 2019 12:18 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Toronto pitcher Jacob Waguespack spent the day before his first major league start as a tourist in Fenway Park, signing his name inside the Green Monster and FaceTiming his high school coaches from the dugout. When the time came for him to take the mound, it was the Red Sox who were caught...

'Justice wasn't served': 50 years since Chappaquiddick

Jul. 16, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The crash ended a young woman's life, and with it, a man's White House dreams. U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's Oldsmobile sedan veered off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, an extension of the resort island of Martha's Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast, and plunged into a moonlit...

Chavis' grand slam helps Red Sox beat Blue Jays 10-8

Jul. 16, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The grand slam was nice. What Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis really wanted to talk about was his batting eye against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. "Personally, weirdly, I was more excited about the two walks," he said after Boston beat the Blue Jays 10-8 in the series opener. "I mean,...