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Holy Cross gets it rolling, routs Yale 38-14

Sep. 17, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Matthew Sluka threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns and Holy Cross routed Yale 38-14 on Saturday. Peter Oliver added 16 carries for 119 yards for FCS No. 12 Holy Cross. The Crusaders had 318 passing yards and 253 rushing yards for a 571-306...

Red Sox bring up 1B prospect Triston Casas

Sep. 04, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox brought up one of their top prospects Sunday, promoting first baseman Triston Casas for the series finale against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park. The 6-foot-4, 22-year-old has played 284 games in the minors, batting .269 with 46 homers and 181 RBIs. He...

Drought disaster declared; city restricts outdoor irrigation

Aug. 23, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal officials have declared a drought-related disaster in Rhode Island while New England’s second-largest city is restricting outdoor water use as the drought in the Northeast worsens. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack declared Monday all five...

Verdugo twice rallies Red Sox for 6-5 win over Yankees

Jul. 10, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Verdugo hit a tying single in the eighth inning and a winning two-run single that capped a three-run 10th, lifting the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 6-5 Saturday night. Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo had given the Yankees a 5-3 lead with RBI doubles in...

Donaldson, Carpenter lead Yanks over Red Sox 12-5

Jul. 09, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer in a four-run first inning, Matt Carpenter homered among three hits in his first start in left field in a decade and the New York Yankees beat Boston 12-5 Friday night for their 10th win in their last 11 games against the Red Sox. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 08, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. July 7, 2022. Editorial: Vt.’s ocean cleanup Who knew Vermont could be so good at cleaning up the Atlantic Ocean? It’s true. You only have to look as far as a recent edition of the Ellsworth American, a weekly newspaper serving...

Chris Sale strikes out 5 in what could be final rehab start

Jul. 07, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Chris Sale struggled to calm himself down on Wednesday night in what was expected to be his last rehab start before he rejoins his teammates in Boston. Now the Red Sox brass will have to decide whether to pump the brakes on their erstwhile ace's return. ...

Rays' Kluber shuts down Red Sox bats in righty Bello's debut

Jul. 06, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Corey Kluber worked six scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Red Sox 7-1 on Wednesday night in the major league debut of Brayan Bello, the top pitching prospect in Boston’s system. With a fastball topping out at 97 mph, the 23-year-old Bello (0-1)...

Ex-state senator charged with stealing gun from constituent

Jul. 01, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts state senator and Republican candidate for Congress has been charged after allegedly stealing a gun from an elderly constituent and misleading investigators about what happened, Attorney General Maura Healey said Friday. Investigators said Dean...