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New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton jogs off the field after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Despite close loss, Patriots' Newton sees offensive progress

Sep. 21, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots left Sunday’s 35-30 loss at Seattle lamenting the yard they didn’t get. But they exited with increased confidence in both the progress they’re making on offense and the versatility of the quarterback leading it. Cam Newton did most of his damage...

Boston Red Sox's Tanner Houck delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Red Sox finally snap skid vs Yankees, who clinch spot anyway

Sep. 20, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Despite dismal results against the New York Yankees this season, at least the Boston Red Sox didn’t have to watch their longtime rivals enjoy clinching a playoff berth at Fenway Park. They made sure of that by finally beating the Yankees this year. Hours later, however, the Yankees...

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier (77) celebrates his two-run home run that also drove in Luke Voit, behind, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Happ, Frazier lift Yanks over Red Sox for 10th straight win

Sep. 20, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Less than two weeks removed from a slide that threatened to derail their season, the New York Yankees are on the cusp of another postseason berth. J.A. Happ pitched eight scoreless innings, Clint Frazier hit a two-run home run and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 Saturday night for...

Johnson has 7 saves to help NYCFC to 0-0 tie with Revolution

Sep. 19, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sean Johnson had seven saves for his third shutout in the last four games and New York City played the New England Revolution to a 0-0 tie Saturday. Johnson had a pair of diving stops in the first 20 minutes and added two saves in the closing minutes. He has five shutouts this...

The flag at the White House flies at half-staff Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington, after the Supreme Court announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump's list of possible Supreme Court nominees

Sep. 19, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday, just six weeks before Election Day, is expected to unleash a pitched battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate — and the Republican-led Senate should confirm — her successor, or whether the seat should remain...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, grounds into a double play in front of Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Yankees rally, beat Bosox 6-5 in 12 for 9th straight win

Sep. 19, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees' bats arrived just in time to help extend their longest win streak of the season. Gary Sanchez hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning, DJ LeMahieu had a go-ahead double in the 12th and the Yankees rallied past the Boston Red Sox 6-5 Friday night for their...

In this September 2020 photo, an electric fence surrounds a campaign sign for President Donald Trump in John Oliveira's yard in New Bedford, Mass. Oliveira said he installed the fence to protect his sign after several were stolen from his lawn during the summer. (John Oliveira via AP)

Current events: Electric fence deters Trump sign thieves

Sep. 18, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man tired of people stealing his Donald Trump campaign sign has come up with a shocking solution: an electrified fence around it. John Oliveira, 54, a disabled Navy veteran and a member of the New Bedford School Committee, put the fence up a few weeks ago. Oliveira...

Pats add Folk, Bryant to 53-man; sign 2 to practice squad

Sep. 16, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have promoted kicker Nick Folk and cornerback Myles Bryant from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Folk handled kicking duties in Sunday's win over Miami, but was sent back down after the game. This is Bryant's first time on the active roster after beginning the...

A sign stands at the road leading to the Raytheon facility in a Monday, June 10, 2019 photo, in Marlborough, Mass.Raytheon Technologies plans to eliminate more than 15,000 jobs this year in its corporate offices, jet engine-maker Pratt & Whitney and aviation and military equipment manufacturer Collins Aerospace. Chief Executive Officer Greg Hayes announced the revised job cut numbers Wednesday during a Morgan Stanley analysts conference.   (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

Raytheon doubles job cuts to 15,000, citing airline downturn

Sep. 16, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Raytheon Technologies Corp. plans to eliminate more than 15,000 jobs this year at its corporate offices, jet engine-maker Pratt & Whitney and aviation and military equipment manufacturer Collins Aerospace amid the downturn in the airline industry, Chief Executive Officer Greg...

FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, people stop to record images of Widener Library on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A federal appeals court will hear arguments Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in a lawsuit alleging that Harvard illegally discriminates against Asian Americans in its admissions process. The plaintiff appealed after a federal judge ruled in favor of Harvard in 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Judges scrutinize suit's claims in Harvard racial bias case

Sep. 16, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A panel of appeals court judges on Wednesday repeatedly challenged the legal claims of a group that accuses Harvard University of intentional discrimination against Asian American students who apply to the Ivy League school. The three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...