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Red Sox send LHP Hall to Tigers for minor league C Nuñez

Jan. 17, 2020 5:19 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have acquired left-hander Matt Hall from Detroit for minor league catcher Jhon Nuñez. The 26-year-old Hall made 16 relief appearances for the Tigers last season and five the year before, posting an 0-1 record with a 9.48 ERA in all. A sixth-round draft pick in 2015,...

Prosecutor: Revoke bail for impeachment figure Robert Hyde

Jan. 17, 2020 4:58 PM EST

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge is considering whether to revoke bail in a protective order case against a Connecticut man who has emerged as a figure in the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. A prosecutor made the request to revoke Robert F. Hyde's bail during a hearing in...

Ex-youth center counselor's lawyer sees greed behind charges

Jan. 17, 2020 4:08 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An attorney for a man charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center in the 1990s said Friday the allegations are motivated by “money and greed.” Stephen Murphy, 50, was charged in July with 26 counts of rape. He and...

Bruins waive Backes, send him to minors

Jan. 17, 2020 1:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have waived 14-year veteran David Backes. Backes has scored 245 goals with 309 assists in 944 NHL games, spending the first 10 years of his career with the St. Louis Blues and the last four in Boston. A two-time U.S. Olympian, he was an all-star in 2011, and the following...

FILE - In this April 3, 2017 file photo, students walk past the

MIT professor denies misleading school over Epstein funding

Jan. 17, 2020 12:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor is denying accusations that he misled the school about two $50,000 gifts he facilitated from Jeffrey Epstein in 2012, arguing that institute officials had “full knowledge” Epstein was the donor. In an online statement published...

Miguel Rodriguez, who is being charged with abducting an 11-year-old girl, is arraigned in Springfield District Court Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Springfield, Mass. (Leon Nguyen/The Republican via AP, Pool)

Couple: Instinct kicked in when they spotted wanted car

Jan. 17, 2020 11:23 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A couple said Friday that their fight-or-flight instinct kicked in when they spotted a car wanted in the abduction of a girl after she got off a school bus in Massachusetts. Appearing on ABC's “Good Morning America,” spouses Benny Correa and Amanda Disley described...

Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Ashley Landis/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Joe Biden boosts Super Tuesday case with Sewell endorsement

Jan. 17, 2020 6:00 AM EST

Joe Biden has secured a weighty Deep South endorsement for his presidential campaign, with Alabama’s lone Democratic House member on Friday announcing her support for the former vice president. Terri Sewell marks Biden's 11th endorsement from the Congressional Black Caucus, far outpacing any other...

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) congratulates goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Bergeron scores 20th, Bruins beat Penguins 4-1

Jan. 16, 2020 11:28 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins turned an ominous start into a decisive victory against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins. Crosby scored 24 seconds into the game, but Jaroslav Halak didn’t allow anything else to get past him as Boston beat Pittsburgh 4-1 on Thursday night. “We just kind of responded...

Wilson scores 23, Army tops Holy Cross 79-67 in delayed game

Jan. 16, 2020 8:40 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Matt Wilson scored 23 points, Tommy Funk had 18 points and seven assists, and Army defeated Holy Cross 79-67 on Thursday in a game postponed due to a fatal car crash involving the Crusaders women's rowing team. The game was scheduled for Wednesday night but was pushed back a day...

FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts smiles as he crosses home plate on his solo home run off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Aaron Brooks in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. Betts and the Red Sox agreed Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, to a $27 million contract, the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Red Sox: Cora departure won't force a Mookie Betts trade

Jan. 16, 2020 4:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say the turmoil in the manager's office isn't a reason to give up on this season and trade outfielder Mookie Betts. “The goal remains to be competitive always,” Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said this week after Alex Cora was ousted, leaving the Red Sox...