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Irving scores 17 points, Celtics rout Bulls 111-82

Nov. 14, 2018 11:18 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics returned from a dreadful road trip with a resounding rout. Kyrie Irving had 17 points and seven assists and Jaylen Brown scored 18 as Boston beat the Chicago Bulls 111-82 on Wednesday night. "One of the toughest things to do in this league is to come off a road trip, good or bad,...

JFK Twitter account aims to show president's words 'count'

Nov. 14, 2018 8:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Former President John F. Kennedy helped inspire a nation to land a man on the moon — but he never got the chance to tweet about it. That's changing. The JFK Library Foundation has launched a new project they're calling "Words Count" that takes quotes from the nation's 35th president...

Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season

Nov. 14, 2018 8:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora brought a new voice and culture to the Boston Red Sox that helped propel them to their latest World Series title. The Red Sox rewarded him for bringing home a championship in his first year with the team by giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through the...

After midterms, Democratic hopefuls eye early-voting states

Nov. 14, 2018 5:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrats pondering 2020 presidential bids in the aftermath of the midterm elections are pivoting from campaigning for other candidates across the country to refocusing on their own efforts, including moves in early-voting states like South Carolina. On Friday, former Massachusetts...

Man whose wife died after collapse at hospital gets apology

Nov. 14, 2018 4:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A man whose wife collapsed outside a locked hospital emergency room door and later died has received a face-to-face apology from the chief executive of the hospital's parent company. Patrick Wardell, CEO of Cambridge Health Alliance, told Peter DeMarco during a two-hour meeting at the...

Lawyers seek 'Apprentice' tapes in Trump immigration suit

Nov. 14, 2018 11:09 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers suing President Donald Trump over his decision to end special protections shielding certain immigrants from deportation are seeking unaired footage from his reality TV show "The Apprentice" to try to bolster their case alleging the move was racially motivated, the attorneys said...

Harvard holds off Pipkins, UMass from the line, 74-71

Nov. 13, 2018 10:43 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Christian Juzang hit two free throws with two seconds left in the game as Harvard held off UMass for a 74-71 victory on Tuesday night. Henry Welsh hit a 3-pointer with 1:11 left in the first half to put Harvard up by 10. Luwane Pipkins got to the basket for a layup with :36 left to...

The "worst toys" for the holidays, according to safety group

Nov. 13, 2018 6:18 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., unveiled its 46th annual list of the 10 "worst toys"...

Bruins' goaltender Rask back at practice after 3-day leave

Nov. 13, 2018 4:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask returned to practice on Tuesday after taking a three-day leave of absence to attend to a personal matter. "This is a family and we are a family and we take care of each other when times are tough," Rask said about the team he's been with since 2006. The...

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has surgery on left knee

Nov. 13, 2018 3:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for an injury that kept him out of the World Series. The team says Dr. Riley Williams operated Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Williams also performed a debridement to remove...