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Martinez, Rodriguez lead Red Sox to 11-4 win over Tigers

Apr. 24, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox hadn't had a lopsided victory yet this season. Their win over Detroit on Wednesday night gave them a chance to relax. J.D. Martinez had three hits, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six strong innings and the Red Sox rebounded from a doubleheader...

Bruins and Blue Jackets ready for 1st playoff matchup

Apr. 24, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have home-ice advantage through a potential trip to the Stanley Cup Final, and they have the Columbus Blue Jackets to thank for it. They'll get a chance to show their gratitude in the TD Garden on Thursday night. The Bruins host Columbus in Game 1 of the second round...

Lifespan warns of 'devastating consequences' of merger

Apr. 24, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island hospital group is warning of "devastating consequences" for state residents if health regulators approve a proposed merger of another hospital group with Boston-based Partners HealthCare. Lifespan's board of directors said Wednesday the proposed acquisition of Care...

Ex-UT at Austin coach admits to taking bribe in college scam

Apr. 24, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin admitted Wednesday to accepting a $100,000 bribe in a wide-ranging college admissions bribery scheme and has agreed to cooperate with authorities investigating the high-profile case. Michael Center, 55, is the third coach to...

2020 Democrats confronting debate over letting felons vote

Apr. 24, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

Democratic presidential contenders are facing a new debate over whether criminals in prison, even notorious ones like the Boston Marathon bomber, should be able to win back their right to vote. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says that they should and that voting is "inherent to our democracy — yes, even for...

The Latest: Lawyer: Ex-coach a 'good man' who made 'mistake'

Apr. 24, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the cases against parents and coaches charged in the college admissions bribery scheme (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A lawyer says the former University of Texas at Austin coach who pleaded guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme is a "very good man who made a bad...

Survey: Commuters fed up, want action now on transportation

Apr. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts commuters are increasingly fed up with traffic congestion and transit delays, so much so that some are considering changing jobs or leaving the region altogether, according to the results of a survey released on Wednesday. The online survey of 1,200 registered voters, conducted...

Man pleads guilty to shipping lizards from Philippines to US

Apr. 24, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A New Hampshire man who smuggled rare lizards from the Philippines to the U.S. by hiding them in socks and placing them inside electronic equipment has pleaded guilty. Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Derrick Semedo pleaded guilty in Boston on Tuesday to trafficking in protected wildlife...

Early goals help lift Bruins past Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

Apr. 24, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Another Game 7 matchup between Boston and Toronto, another victory for the Bruins. Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly each had a goal and assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7 on Tuesday night to wrap up their first-round Eastern Conference...

Invigorated after Game 7 win, Bruins look to Blue Jackets

Apr. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins needed performances from up and down their roster to outlast the Toronto Maples Leafs in yet another seven-game slugfest between the Original Six franchises. Boston will literally have just a day to enjoy its 5-1 win over Toronto in Game 7 on Tuesday night, with their Eastern...