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LEADING OFF: Yankees to activate Bird, Red Sox cut Hanley

May. 26, 2018 2:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happen around the majors today: FLIGHT PLAN The Yankees plan to activate first baseman Greg Bird from the DL before a game against the Angels, forcing New York to make a difficult roster decision. Bird has been sidelined since having right ankle surgery on March 27. New York likely will decide...

Betts hits 17th HR, Red Sox beat Braves after cutting Hanley

May. 26, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A surprising roster shakeup didn't disrupt the power surge that has the Boston Red Sox back in first place. Hours after Boston designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment, Mookie Betts and three teammates homered as the Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Friday night. "Offensively, don't get...

LEADING OFF: Yankees to activate Bird, Red Sox cut Hanley

May. 25, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

A look at what's happen around the majors Saturday: FLIGHT PLAN The Yankees plan to activate first baseman Greg Bird from the DL before a game against the Angels, forcing New York to make a difficult roster decision. Bird has been sidelined since having right ankle surgery on March 27. New York likely will decide...

Hanley Ramirez designated for assignment by Red Sox

May. 25, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez has been designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox, who are responsible for the $15.25 million remaining on his contract but avoided him triggering a $22 million salary for 2019. Boston made the move Friday to clear a roster spot for All-Star second baseman Dustin...

Employers turn to Puerto Rico for seasonal staff

May. 25, 2018 11:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Tourism businesses on Cape Cod are looking to Puerto Rico to fill summer jobs. The Boston Globe reports that employers are turning to Puerto Rico because of a shortage of workers locally and a cap on foreign-worker visas. As U.S. citizens, Puerto Ricans don't need visas to work on the...

Judge suspended for courthouse affair with social worker

May. 24, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge who engaged in sexual acts with a social worker in his courthouse chambers will be suspended indefinitely, the state's highest court ruled Thursday, setting in motion the judge's possible removal from the bench. The Supreme Judicial Court said Judge Thomas Estes' "grave,...

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

May. 24, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James is tired. The young Boston Celtics seem to be getting stronger. Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points — his ninth 20-point game of the postseason — and Boston beat Cleveland 96-83 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals....

Nurse who sued hospital for retaliation awarded $28 million

May. 23, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A jury has ruled that a Boston hospital retaliated against a Haitian-American nurse who stood up for a black colleague and has awarded her $28 million. Gessy Toussaint's attorney described Wednesday's verdict against Brigham and Women's Hospital as "monumental." The Boston Globe reports that...

Celtics, Cavs scuffle in first half of Game 5

May. 23, 2018 9:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Marcus Morris and Cleveland's Larry Nance Jr. had to be pulled apart in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night after a hard defensive play by Morris sent Nance to the floor. Morris and Nance both went up for a pass, and the Cavaliers forward wound up crashing into...

BE MINE: Maker of candy hearts, Necco Wafers sold at auction

May. 23, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The bankrupt 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day got a sweet message from a rival Wednesday: BE MINE. Ohio-based Spangler Candy Co. had the winning $18.83 million bid for the New England...