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Fagundez, Gil, Bunbury in 8-minutes stretch for Revolution

Jul. 17, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Diego Fagundez, Carles Gil and Teal Bunbury scored during a late eight-minute stretch and the New England Revolution beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-0 on Wednesday night. New England (7-8-6) extended its undefeated streak to nine matches — the club's longest stretch without a...

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...

New Hampshire veterans hospital scales back clinic hours

Jul. 17, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The urgent care facility at New Hampshire's only veterans medical center is reducing its hours, forcing veterans to go elsewhere to get treatment in the evenings and overnight. The Manchester clinic now offers around-the-clock care but after Aug. 30, it will only accept walk-ins from 8...

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...

The Latest: Spacey case sank by accuser's refusal to testify

Jul. 17, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the decision to drop the charge accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man in 2016 (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Prosecutors say they were forced to drop the indecent assault and battery charge against Kevin Spacey because of the accuser's decision to invoke his right not to...

The Latest: Louisville looks to rebuild under Satterfield

Jul. 17, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on ACC media days (all times local): 4:35 p.m. First-year coach Scott Satterfield says he won't measure Louisville's success this season in terms of wins and losses, but rather by if players are demonstrating the right attitude and giving their best effort on a daily...