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Wild-card Rays lose 5th straight, fall 6-3 to Red Sox

Oct. 05, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Not the way the Tampa Bay Rays wanted to go into the postseason. Not that it really matters now. The Rays finished the regular season with a five-game losing streak, giving up a pair of home runs to J.D. Martinez in a 6-3 loss to last-place Boston on...

Pats' Zappe soaks in extra reps ahead of possible 1st start

Oct. 05, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Four days after Bailey Zappe made his NFL debut, the rookie Patriots quarterback responded like a veteran when asked whether he expects to make his first start this week. “If that’s what happens, that happens,” Zappe said Wednesday. “That’s (for)...

Boston Symphony Orchestra to embark on 4-city tour of Japan

Oct. 05, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is embarking on a four-city tour of Japan next month, for its first overseas engagements since before the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of cultural events around the world. The orchestra is scheduled to perform at...

Steinbeck's letter to son on love, 'the best thing,' on sale

Oct. 05, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A tender and touching letter that author John Steinbeck penned to his teenage son, offering fatherly advice after the young man confided that he was in love for the first time, is going up for auction. Boston-based RR Auction says the handwritten draft of a letter to...

Guilty! Law school sends out erroneous admissions emails

Oct. 05, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts law school says it's guilty of accidentally sending acceptance emails to thousands of former and current applicants. The Northeastern University School of Law in a statement Wednesday blamed a “technical error” for the glitch, saying the erroneous...

Last of migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard to leave shelter

Oct. 05, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The last of dozens of migrants shipped to Martha's Vineyard last month are set to depart temporary shelter at a military base on Cape Cod for transitional housing by the end of the weekend, according to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's administration. The Venezuelan...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Oct. 05, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 4 The Washington Post on the NFL hiring (or not hiring) Black coaches “Black Coaches in the National Football League: Superior Performance, Inferior Opportunities.” That was the...

Bogaerts hits slam, Eovaldi strong as Red Sox beat Rays 6-0

Oct. 04, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam and Nathan Eovaldi pitched five scoreless innings in what could be his final appearance in a Red Sox uniform to help Boston beat the playoff-bound Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday night. Christian Arroyo added an...

Judge dismisses suit brought by soldiers' home employees

Oct. 04, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by employees of the Massachusetts veterans' home at the center of a devastating COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 who said their constitutional rights were violated because they were forced to work in “inhumane conditions." ...

Trucker strike raises concerns about disrupted food delivery

Oct. 04, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — More than 300 truck drivers at New England's largest wholesale food distributor have gone on strike, raising concerns about disrupted food deliveries to schools, hospitals and nursing homes. The drivers represented by the Teamsters Local 653 took to the picket line at...