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AP source: Red Sox agree with LHP Martín Pérez on 1-yr deal

Jan. 17, 2021 5:30 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Boston Red Sox have reached an agreement with left-hander Martín Pérez on one-year contract. The deal was confirmed to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because it could not be announced until Pérez completed a physical....

Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) shoots against New York Knicks' Mitchell Robinson (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Kemba Walker returns, but Knicks blow out Celtics 105-75

Jan. 17, 2021 4:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Julius Randle scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and RJ Barrett had 19 and 11 on Sunday to help the New York Knicks snap a five-game losing streak and beat the Boston Celtics 105-75. Jaylen Brown scored 25 for Boston, which had the best record in the Eastern Conference after winning five in a...

Teen accused of torching cruiser detained at NY airport

Jan. 17, 2021 3:10 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager suspected of setting fire to a Boston police cruiser and inciting a riot was caught trying to board an international flight to leave the country, law enforcement officials said. The teen faced charges stemming from a May 31 demonstration in Boston following George...

Nursing shortage in Maine; Concerns over access to vaccine

Jan. 17, 2021 11:42 AM EST

Coronavirus developments across New England: MAINE A shortage of nurses, aides and other staff at nursing homes in Maine that already existed before the pandemic is getting worse. More than one third of the state's nursing homes reported shortages of both nurses and aides at the beginning of this month, and more...

Animal Rescue League builds new facility in Dedham

Jan. 17, 2021 9:38 AM EST

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — The Animal Rescue League is building a 22,500-square-foot facility in Dedham to better carry out its mission. The animal welfare organization founded in 1899 broke ground on the $16.5 million project near its current Dedham facility in September and hopes to complete it next fall. The...

King scores 20 to lead Army past Boston University 79-59

Jan. 16, 2021 5:02 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Alex King had 20 points as Army defeated Boston University 79-59 on Saturday. King shot 9 for 11 from the floor. Josh Caldwell had 15 points for Army (7-3, 3-2 Patriot League). Lonnie Grayson added 10 points. Aaron Duhart had six rebounds. Walter Whyte had 17 points for the Terriers (1-4,...

Hospital company leaders get vaccinations while seniors wait

Jan. 16, 2021 1:34 PM EST

Coronavirus developments across New England: ___ CONNECTICUT A state Department of Health employee says he was fired after questioning the department’s authority to fine a bar that allegedly flouted state rules about crowd size. The New Haven Register reports that Av Harris, a spokesman for the Connecticut...

FILE - In this April 18, 2011, file photo, runners gather at the athletes village prior to the 115th running of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass. Organizers of the marathon, postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, have launched a virtual Athletes' Village in 2020 to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

Long road to normalcy: Virtual village connects marathoners

Jan. 16, 2021 9:08 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Organizers of the Boston Marathon — postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic — have launched a virtual Athletes’ Village to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing. The Boston Athletic Association says it's an attempt to keep runners...

Boston Celtics guard Jeff Teague goes to the basket against the defense of Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, left, and guard Jordan Bone during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics run past Magic 124-97 after week-long hiatus

Jan. 15, 2021 10:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown had 21 points and eight assists, Semi Ojeleye added 18 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to an 124-97 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night in their return to action following a virus-related week-long hiatus. Jeff Teague finished with 17 points and rookie Payton...

Red Sox's Devers agrees to $4,575,000 deal

Jan. 15, 2021 8:58 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $4,575,000, one-year deal with third baseman Rafael Devers that avoided salary arbitration.. The 24-year-old Devers had a breakout season in 2019, when he batted .311 with 32 homers and 115 RBIs, leading the majors with 54 doubles and 359 total bases and...