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Brown, Tatum, 3-point shooting lead Celtics past Hornets

Oct. 02, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 24 points and Jayson Tatum added 16 on Sunday as the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics opened under new coach Joe Mazzulla with a preseason 134-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Sam Hauser finished with 14 points for Boston,...

Newly promoted Mazzulla wins preseason debut for Celtics

Oct. 02, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Not too many NBA first-timers get to take over a reigning conference champion and oddsmakers’ favorite to win an NBA title. Joe Mazzulla knows he’s one of the lucky ones. “I felt like I was coaching a great team that wanted to win, that was fun...

Fire damages Mark Wahlberg's childhood home in Boston

Oct. 02, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A home where entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg's family once lived was damaged by fire Sunday in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, the fire department said. The blaze in a nearby home at around 10 a.m., but spread to another three buildings because of strong...

Merrimack rallies to beat Long Island University 24-23

Oct. 01, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Victor Dawson scored on a 4-yard run to cap Merrimack's fourth-quarter comeback and the Warriors defeated Long Island University 24-23 on Saturday in a Northeast Conference opener for both teams. Dawson's touchdown came with 3 1/2 minutes left and gave...

Sluka leads undefeated Holy Cross to 30-21 win over Harvard

Oct. 01, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Matthew Sluka threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third, leading undefeated Holy Cross to a 30-21 victory over Harvard on Saturday. Sluka completed 17 of 31 passes for 300 yards. His primary receiver was Jalen Coker, who caught 10 passes for 166 yards with a long...

Revolution beat Atlanta United 2-1 on Bou's game-winner

Oct. 01, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Gustavo Bou scored in the 85th minute to help lead the New England Revolution to a 2-1 victory over Atlanta United on Saturday. Giacomo Vrioni gave the Revolution (10-12-11) a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute on a penalty kick. Josef Martinez...

Stonehill wins in its NEC debut, 24-20 over Duquesne

Oct. 01, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

EASTON, Mass. (AP) — Ashur Carraha threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Corbett on the first play of the fourth quarter and Stonehill made its Northeast Conference game a success with a 24-20 win on Saturday over Duquesne. The game was first in the NEC for the Skyhawks (3-0,...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 30, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 23, 2022. Editorial: On Banned Books Week, imagine the world without libraries If you need proof that the pen remains more threatening than the sword, consider that many Americans are more passionate about banning books than they...

Pats QB Jones ruled out vs. Packers despite practice return

Sep. 30, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots quarterback Mac Jones was ruled out for Sunday's game at Green Bay despite making a surprise return to the practice field. Jones was in uniform Friday with his injured left ankle wrapped tightly as he moved gingerly during the brief portion of the...

Woman charged with setting fire at apartment that killed 4

Sep. 30, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A former tenant charged with setting a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building that claimed the lives of four people pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Friday and was held without bail. Yvonne Ngoiri, 36, faces four counts of second-degree murder as...