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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Alex Cobb watches a delivery during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Hays, Orioles bash Red Sox 13-1 to avoid last in AL East

Sep. 24, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — José Iglesias, Pat Valaika and Austin Hays homered to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the Boston Red Sox 13-1 Thursday night in a struggle for last place in the AL East. Hays, Valaika, Rio Ruiz and Ramón Urías — the Nos. 5-8 hitters — each had three of...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) reacts on the sideline during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Improvement, not praise on Newton's mind with Raiders next

Sep. 24, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The past few days have gone exactly as Cam Newton expected them to inside the Patriots' team facility after his first loss as New England's starting quarterback. “It wasn’t a lot of smiling going on. Still not a lot of smiling going on,” Newton said Thursday. ...

File-New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) loses the ball after being brought down by Oakland Raiders' Charles Woodson, right, while Greg Biekert (54) moves to recover the ball in the fourth quarter of their AFC Division Playoff game in Foxboro, Mass. Saturday night, Jan. 19, 2002. The play was appealed, and the Patriots retained possession.  Raiders coach Jon Gruden says opening this season at Carolina and then playing New Orleans on made him feel like he was in a time warp. His nostalgia is even more amplified this week against New England. It’s been nearly two decades since he walked out of a snow-covered Foxboro Stadium on the wrong end of a 16-13 overtime loss to the Patriots in the infamous “tuck rule” game during the 2001 playoffs. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Nostalgia on display as Jon Gruden, Raiders visit Patriots

Sep. 24, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jon Gruden still thinks it was a fumble. It’s been nearly two decades since the Raiders coach walked out of a snow-covered Foxboro Stadium on the wrong end of a 16-13 overtime loss to New England during the 2001 playoffs. The game turned late in the fourth quarter when Tom...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi delivers during the first inning of the team'ss baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Fenway Park. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Eovaldi's solid outing, Devers' hit lift Sox over O's 9-1

Sep. 23, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi struck out eight over six scoreless innings, Rafael Devers hit a three-run double that capped a six-run third and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the AL East’s worst teams. Kevin Plawecki had three hits and drove in...

New England Revolution's Henry Kessler, center, celebrates with teammate Lee Nguyen, right, after scoring in the first half of an MLS soccer match as Montreal Impact's Emanuel Maciel (25) steps away, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Kessler gets first MLS goal, Revolution cruise by Impact 3-1

Sep. 23, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rookie Henry Kessler scored his first MLS goal and the New England Revolution beat the Montreal Impact 3-1 on Wednesday night. New England (4-3-6) won for the first time this season at Gillette Stadium. Montreal (5-7-1) lost its third straight match, getting outscored 10-3, but...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, an eBay sign sits in front of the company's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, federal prosecutors said four former eBay Inc. employees had agreed to plead guilty to their roles in a campaign of intimidation that included sending live spiders and cockroaches to the home of a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter highly critical of the auction site. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

eBay workers who sent spiders to couple to plead guilty

Sep. 23, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Four former eBay Inc. employees have agreed to plead guilty to their roles in a campaign of intimidation that included sending live spiders and cockroaches to the home of a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter critical of the auction site, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. ...

FILE - This July 3, 2019 file photo, shows James Jordan after a competency hearing at the U.S. District Court in Abingdon, Va.  Jordan, charged with killing an Appalachian Trail hiker and attacking another with a hunting knife in Virginia, plans to use an insanity defense at his trial. He is scheduled to go on trial in January 2021 in the 2019 killing of Ronald Sanchez Jr., 43, of Oklahoma City, and the wounding of a female hiker.  (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

Insanity defense planned in Appalachian Trail killing

Sep. 23, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with killing an Appalachian Trail hiker and attacking another with a hunting knife in Virginia plans to use an insanity defense at his trial. James Jordan of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, is scheduled to go on trial in January in the 2019 killing of Ronald...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, two fans walk on a normally crowded Jersey Street in front of Fenway Park before an opening day baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Elections officials in Boston are expected to approve Fenway Park as an early voting venue when they meet on Thursday, Sept. 24, after Red Sox owner John Henry offered the storied ballpark for voters hesitant to cast ballots indoors during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Covering the bases: Fenway Park expected as voting venue

Sep. 23, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There's the windup, the pitch — and the vote. Election officials in Boston are expected to approve Fenway Park as an early voting venue when they meet Thursday, after Red Sox owner John Henry offered the storied ballpark for voters hesitant to cast ballots indoors. City officials...

In this April 5, 2017, photo, Regina Barzilay, a professor in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, poses at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. The world's biggest AI society awarded Barzilay its top prize on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. MIT said Barzilay is a breast cancer survivor whose 2014 diagnosis led her to shift her machine-learning work to creating systems for drug development and early cancer diagnosis. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP)

MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research

Sep. 23, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence. The world's biggest AI society awarded its top prize Wednesday to Regina Barzilay, a professor at MIT's...

Boston Red Sox's Michael Chavis misses an RBI double by Baltimore Orioles' Rio Ruiz during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Pivetta sharp in Red Sox debut; Boston beats Orioles 8-3

Sep. 22, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nick Pivetta struck out eight in five innings of one-run ball in his Boston debut, Christian Vázquez hit a three-run homer and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 on Tuesday night. The teams combined for five errors, there was a misplayed fly ball and a runner picked off third to...