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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown goes up to dunk against the Houston Rockets during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Houston. Brown is encouraged by the steps the NBA is taking to connect with its players’ desire to support social justice causes. He also says he wants to see the league go further with some of those plans as it prepares to restart the season later in Florida. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Celtics' Brown: Taking social justice fight to Florida

Jul. 6, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown is encouraged by the steps the NBA is taking to connect with its players’ desire to support social justice causes. He also wants to see the league go further with some of those plans as it prepares to restart the season later this month in Florida. One of the...

Boston Red Sox players take batting practice during baseball training camp at Fenway Park, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

With Fenway retrofit, players get taste of luxury (boxes)

Jul. 6, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A pitching mound in a picnic area. Exercise bicycles in the concourse. Lockers in the luxury suites. Banished from their spring training complex in COVID 19-ravaged Florida to their historic but cozy home, the Red Sox are squeezing any space they can out of Fenway Park for the reboot of...

A workout area sits idle in the concourse under the first base stands at Fenway Park, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Boston. The Boston Red Sox are scheduled resume training camp Friday at Fenway. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)

The Latest: USL's Indy Eleven to return with limited fans

Jul. 2, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The United Soccer League’s Indy Eleven will return to action next Saturday with limited fans at Lucas Oil Stadium. League officials announced a 263-game schedule that will be played over a 13-week span, leading to a...

A surprise display of fireworks sponsored by Macy's explode over the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan as seen from a pier in Hoboken, N.J., late Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Coronavirus concerns are changing the way the holiday is celebrated. In New York, the Macy's annual summer spectacle was replaced by a series of smaller, surprise shows. They’ve been ringing out all week, leading into the televised finale Saturday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

From big cities to backyards, July 4 not usual blowout bash

Jul. 2, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The idea sounds almost un-American. The Fourth of July was always a time for communities to come together, daylong celebrations with patriotic parades in the morning and fireworks finales to cap it off. This year, people are being urged to stay home. If they want a show, watch it on TV....

3 cities pilot South Africa-style truth, reconciliation push

Jul. 2, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — District attorneys in Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco are teaming up on a pilot effort patterned after South Africa's post-apartheid truth and reconciliation commission to confront racism in the criminal justice system. Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins, Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner...

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, photograph, Noah Hicks, owner of Spokehouse Bikes in the Upham's Corner neighborhood of Boston, poses at his shop. Many from outside Boston have donated to and shopped at the store which was robbed and vandalized earlier in the month. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Black-owned businesses see sales surge amid racism reckoning

Jul. 2, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Mahdi Hashemian was looking for a bicycle for his 7-year-old daughter Zeynab last week, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident decided to skip his local cycle shops in favor of a Black-owned one a few miles away in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. At Spokehouse, a bike shop with...

The headquarters of Live Nation is viewed Monday, June 29, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. America's nightclubs are largely closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that isn't stopping an interfaith coalition from launching a campaign to stop what organizers call the

Interfaith group: No Buddhist or Hindu statues in nightclubs

Jul. 1, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — America’s nightclubs are largely closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that isn’t stopping an interfaith coalition from launching a campaign to stop what organizers call the “disrespectful” use of sacred Buddhist and Hindu statues as decor....

A statue that depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln's feet rests on a pedestal, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Boston. The statue in Boston is a copy of the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman's Memorial, that was erected in Lincoln Park, in Washington, D.C., in 1876. Three years later, the copy was installed in Boston. Calls are mounting for the removal of both statues. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Boston to remove statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln

Jun. 30, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's arts commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a statue that depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet. The commission had fielded escalating complaints about the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman’s...

In this March 3, 2020 photo released by the University of Maryland via the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, Washington, D.C., officials confer under a railroad overpass on L Street NE, about eight blocks from the U.S. Capitol, before garbage trucks and front loaders remove the homeless encampment there. (Susannah Outhier/University of Maryland via AP)

Cities try to arrest their way out of homeless problems

Jun. 29, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In the nine years he has been homeless, Kenneth Shultz has spent one of every three nights in jail. The 71-year-old retiree has been charged with trespassing 96 times, including after he fell asleep behind gas stations, outside office buildings and in a city park. His 1,034...

This June 25, 2020, photo shows the view of the baseball field at Fenway Park from the Bleacher Bar in Boston. Located inside the outfield structure at Fenway, it might be one of the few places where fans can watch live MLB baseball this year. Like the Knothole Gangs of the sport's early days, fans hoping to catch a glimpse of a ballgame in person this season will be pressing their faces up against hotel windows, peering through metal grates or clambering up to rooftops when baseball returns this month in otherwise empty stadiums. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

New knotholes: Good MLB views, if fans know where to look

Jun. 28, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Tucked under the center field seats at Fenway Park, down some stairs from Lansdowne Street in an area previously used as the visiting team’s batting cage, is a sports bar that is preparing to reopen from the coronavirus shutdown. Largely windowless and decorated with sepia photographs...