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Russ Conway, writer who brought down hockey union boss, dies

Aug. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Russ Conway, a hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 for his stories about corruption in the NHL Players Association that helped bring down union head Alan Eagleson, has died. He was 70. His death was reported by the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Massachusetts, where...

Red Sox shut down Sale for rest of season

Aug. 19, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale is receiving treatment for inflammation in his elbow that will shut him down for the rest of the regular season, another blow to the defending World Series champions whose postseason hopes appear all but dashed. Orthopedist Dr. James Andrews gave Sale an...

Memorial to victims of Boston Marathon bombing completed

Aug. 19, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three stone pillars were placed Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, marking the final step in a $2 million effort to memorialize the bombing that killed three people. The understated monument of granite and bronze, which took four years to plan and develop, was supposed to be...

Red-hot Devers helps Red Sox rally past Orioles, 13-7

Aug. 18, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Standing in the middle of Boston's clubhouse answering questions, a baby-faced Rafael Devers found himself immersed in Red Sox history. Devers went 4 for 5 with a homer, two doubles and four RBIs to reach 101 this season, and Boston rallied from an early six-run deficit for a 13-7 victory...

Bicyclists ride up the highest peak in the Northeast

Aug. 18, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a bicycle race at Mount Washington, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of the second place finisher in the women's division. Her name is Lane Marder, not Lane Marden. A corrected version of the story is below: Bicyclists ride up the...

Rodriguez, Devers carry Red Sox past Orioles, 4-0

Aug. 17, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Eduardo Rodríguez's role in Boston's rotation just got a lot bigger. Judging by his first start since ace lefty Chris Sale went on the 10-day injured list, he looks like he can take on the added responsibility. Rodríguez pitched 7 1/3 stellar innings, red-hot Rafael Devers belted a...

Red Sox LHP Sale goes on IL with left elbow inflammation

Aug. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left elbow inflammation, raising questions about whether he will pitch again this season. Team president Dave Dombrowski said Sale had an MRI and the team's doctors said the results showed inflammation....

Sen. Markey faces 2 challengers; now some pushing for a 3rd

Aug. 17, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Some Massachusetts voters see Sen. Edward Markey as potentially vulnerable to a primary challenge, and one group is even trying to persuade U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy to run for his seat. Markey, a Democrat, has represented Massachusetts in Congress for decades — first in the House before...

Benintendi, Porcello lead Red Sox past Orioles, 9-1

Aug. 16, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The hits never stopped coming for the defending champion Red Sox. Now the pitching might be falling in line, too. Rick Porcello held the Orioles to one run over six innings for his sixth win in eight starts and received plenty of support as Boston topped Baltimore 9-1 on Friday night. Andrew...

Eataly severs ties with Mario Batali amid misconduct scandal

Aug. 16, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chef Mario Batali, whose career crumbled amid sexual misconduct allegations, no longer owns a stake in Eataly, the Italian marketplaces he once heavily promoted. Chris Giglio, a spokesman for Eataly USA, told The Associated Press on Friday the company has purchased Batali's minority...