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Stroman, Gurriel lead Blue Jays over Red Sox 6-1

Jun. 23, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. came strolling out of Toronto's clubhouse to an interview area wearing a wrestling-belt lookalike with a big smile on his face. The Blue Jays give one to their position player of the game and another to their pitcher to wear. It's easy to figure out who had the other one...

Thousands turn out for new Boston-area casino grand opening

Jun. 23, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' third casino officially opened its doors near Boston on Sunday to thousands of patrons, including some who had lined up in the early morning hours to finally get their first look at the glitzy $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor facility after years of anticipation and...

Red Sox INF Holt leaves with left hamstring tightness

Jun. 23, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox infielder Brock Holt has left Sunday's game against Toronto in the fourth inning with left hamstring tightness. Holt singled with one out in the second, advanced on Christian Vázquez's single and was cut down at the plate by left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr.'s throw trying to...

Blue Jays rally from 6-run deficit, beat Red Sox 8-7

Jun. 22, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays didn't even have to wait 24 hours to pay Boston back for their comeback victory. One day after the Red Sox rallied from four runs down to win on a walk-off homer in the 10th inning, the Blue Jays erased a six-run deficit and handed the defending World Series champions a...

Wife: David Ortiz in good condition, out of intensive care

Jun. 22, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz's wife says he has moved out of intensive care. Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement distributed by the Red Sox on Saturday that the ex-Boston slugger remains hospitalized and in good condition, almost two weeks after he was shot in the back while at a club in the Dominican Republic....

Vázquez's HR in 10th caps Red Sox rally past Blue Jays 7-5

Jun. 22, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Trailing by four runs in the seventh, the Red Sox needed a little extra time to complete their latest dramatic comeback. Boston scored three runs in the seventh and another in the eighth to tie the score, then Christian Vázquez won it with a two-run homer in the 10th inning as the Red...

14th parent pleads guilty in college bribery scheme

Jun. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former insurance executive from California is the 14th parent to plead guilty to participating in the nationwide college admissions bribery scheme. Authorities say Toby MacFarlane paid $450,000 to get his children admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits....

Retired US Army colonel convicted in Haitian bribery scheme

Jun. 21, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A retired U.S. Army colonel has been convicted by a federal jury of conspiring to bribe Haitian government officials. Federal prosecutors in Boston say 64-year-old Joseph Baptiste, of Fulton, Maryland was one of two men convicted Thursday. The other was 74-year-old Roger Richard Boncy, a dual...

Celtics draft young scorers as they trudge into free agency

Jun. 21, 2019 1:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics continued to amass more young talent via the NBA draft as they look to fortify a roster facing uncertainly with free agency looming. The Celtics began Thursday night holding the 14th, 20th, 22nd and 51st picks. After taking former Indiana guard Romeo Langford at No. 14,...

Judge halts immigration arrests at Massachusetts courts

Jun. 20, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Thursday blocked federal immigration authorities from arresting certain people suspected of living in the country illegally at Massachusetts courthouses while a lawsuit challenging the practice plays out. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani's decision bars U.S. Immigration and...