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For Boston Marathon's last 100 years, it all starts in Hopkinton

Apr. 13, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Workers zip in and out of the tents that dot the Hopkinton Town Common, flags flutter from the gazebo, and crews assemble the platform where the starter will fire the gun to send the Boston Marathon field on its way. On race day, this otherwise sleepy New England town...

Reid Detmers, bullpen limit Boston to 3 hits, Angels beat Red Sox 7-0

Apr. 12, 2024 22:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Reid Detmers allowed three hits over 6 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts and Taylor Ward matched a season high with three RBIs to lead the Los Angeles Angels over the Boston Red Sox 7-0 on Friday night. “He kept them off balance all night,” Angels manager Ron...

Celtics' Jrue Holiday says signing long-term extension was what he envisioned after offseason trade

Apr. 11, 2024 15:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics always hoped to keep Jrue Holiday on their roster beyond this season. It didn’t take Holiday long this season to view Boston as a franchise he wanted to play for on a long-term basis. A day after he agreed to a four-year, $135 million extension to...

College students are flocking to the Marriage Pact, mostly for fun, but some find lasting love

Apr. 10, 2024 08:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's the stuff of movies: Two friends vow to marry each other if they're not hitched by a specified future date or age. Well, the Marriage Pact, an annual matching ritual that has become popular on nearly 90 college campuses around the U.S., has turned that dusty...

Ancient sea turtle housed at Boston aquarium for more than 50 years passes another physical

Apr. 09, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Apparently, it's pretty easy being green after all. That was the takeaway from Tuesday's physical examination of Myrtle, an ancient green sea turtle that has delighted visitors to the New England Aquarium in Boston for more than 50 years. Veterinarians...

Red Sox honor 2004 championship team, Tim Wakefield's family ahead of home opener

Apr. 09, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When the Red Sox swept the St. Louis Cardinals to capture the World Series title in 2004 to end their 86-year title drought, Johnny Damon was one of the first to grab the trophy. He immediately found Tim Wakefield – who’d bounced back after giving up a season-ending home run to...

Denver's McKade Webster chases another hockey title after sister Makenna helped Ohio State to crown

Apr. 09, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In the Webster family, hockey runs deep. So does winning on the ice. Current NCAA national titles score: Makenna 2, McKade 1. McKade Webster can tie the score with his younger sister this weekend at the Frozen Four in St. Paul, Minnesota. McKade, a...

More than 200 women and several men accuse doctor in lawsuit of sexual abuse, unnecessary exams

Apr. 09, 2024 13:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — More than a decade ago, Kristin Fritz was struggling with pain in her spine and saw a rheumatologist recommended by her doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The visit with Dr. Derrick Todd started normally for the 37-year-old New Hampshire woman. But as...

NBA Playoffs 2024: Playoff positioning battles continue, and see what games matter most

Apr. 08, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

The last week of the NBA season has arrived. With no games Monday — the league typically tries to not play on the night of the NCAA men's championship game — the schedule resumes Tuesday with 14 games, 13 of which have at least some form of playoff implications. ...

McGuire drives in 5, O'Neill hits fifth homer as Red Sox defeat Angels 12-2 to cap trip

Apr. 07, 2024 20:43 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Reese McGuire drove in a career-high five runs, Tyler O’Neill hit his third home run of the series and the Boston Red Sox finished off an opening 10-game trip with a 12-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Tanner Houck (2-0) allowed four hits in...