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O'Neill hits 2 of Boston's 4 home runs as Red Sox beat Blue Jays 7-3 for 6th victory in 8 games

Jun. 17, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Tyler O’Neill hit two of Boston’s four home runs, fellow Canadian Nick Pivetta pitched seven innings and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 on Monday night for their sixth win in eight games. One day after setting a team record with nine stolen bases, the...

Accused lookout in James 'Whitey' Bulger prison killing pleads guilty, gets no additional time

Jun. 17, 2024 13:38 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The man accused of acting as lookout during the prison killing of notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger won’t serve additional prison time after pleading guilty Monday to a charge of lying to federal agents. Sean McKinnon, wearing shackles,...

Rookie Lively leaving an impression as Mavericks try to stay alive in NBA Finals

Jun. 16, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

Dereck Lively II drained the first 3-pointer of his career, forced a missed layup at the other end and ping-ponged back down the court to slam home an alley-oop pass. The Dallas Mavericks didn't trail again in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against Boston following that first-quarter...

Devers' 2-run double helps Red Sox beat Yankees, stop Rodón's 7-start winning streak

Jun. 15, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers hit a two-run double and the Boston Red Sox ended Carlos Rodón's seven-start winning streak by beating the New York Yankees 8-4 on Saturday night. Tyler O’Neill and rookie Jamie Westbrook had RBI doubles in a three-run first inning for the Red Sox,...

Celtics take season's worth of lessons into Game 5 of NBA Finals with latest chance to secure title

Jun. 15, 2024 14:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics picked the most inopportune time to play their worst game of the season. Boston’s 122-84 Game 4 loss to Dallas had all kinds of superlatives, and none of them were good. It ended the Celtics’ 10-game playoff win streak. It was the...

Kyrie Irving ends his personal Celtics skid, so now the Mavs will try to win in Boston in NBA Finals

Jun. 15, 2024 11:11 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving's personal 13-game losing streak against the Celtics is over. Now it's back to the parquet floor in Boston to face his former team again, the Dallas Mavericks still alive in the NBA Finals after avoiding a sweep with a 122-84 blowout in Game 4 on Friday...

Doncic scores 29, Mavericks roll past the Celtics 122-84 to avoid a sweep in the NBA Finals

Jun. 14, 2024 23:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — There were two options for the Dallas Mavericks. Pack for Boston, or pack for vacation. Boston awaits. These NBA Finals are not over, thanks to one of the biggest blowouts in title-round history. Luka Doncic scored 25 of his 29 points in the first half,...

A murderous romance or a frame job? Things to know about Boston's Karen Read murder trial

Jun. 14, 2024 15:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The highly publicized trial of a woman accused of striking her Boston police officer boyfriend with her SUV and leaving him for dead in a snowbank finished its seventh week on Friday. John O’Keefe, 46, died in the Boston suburb of Canton in the early hours of Jan....

It's closest 38-year-old Al Horford has come to an NBA title, with Celtics on verge of their 18th

Jun. 14, 2024 07:56 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Al Horford has never been this close to an NBA championship. With Boston on the verge of an unprecedented 18th title, the 38-year-old Horford could finally get his first as soon as Friday night when the Celtics have a chance to sweep the Dallas Mavericks. The game...

Houck tosses 6 solid innings and O'Neill slugs a 3-run homer in Red Sox's 9-3 victory over Phillies

Jun. 13, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Tanner Houck allowed three runs in six strong innings and Tyler O’Neill hit a three-run homer to help the Boston Red Sox defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 on Thursday night. Jarren Duran doubled in his first two at-bats and also drove in two runs as the Red Sox...