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Red Sox rookie Shaw has 4 hits, including 2 homers, in win over Rays

Shaw has two homers, four hits as Boston's offense clicks
08/01/2015 09:51 PM EDT
BOSTON >> Travis Shaw teammates teased him about going for the cycle in his last at-bat. 
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LaFesta Baseball Exchange, during 25th anniversary, shifts to Boston
08/01/2015 09:31 PM EDT - BOSTON >> Rob Pecor had just one thought when he got his first look at Puopolo Park's 30-foot-high right-field wall, situated just 185 feet from home plate in Boston's North End. Full Story

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Porcello roughed up as White Sox rout Red Sox again

BOSTON -- Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox continued their headfirst slide into the American League East cellar Wednesday night. Full Story
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Celtics sign Amir Johnson to 2-year deal

A person with knowledge of the details says the Boston Celtics have landed Amir Johnson with a two-year deal worth $24 million. Full Story
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Bruins acquire Jimmy Hayes from Panthers

The Boston Bruins have made another trade in a busy offseason, this time acquiring forward Jimmy Hayes from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Reilly Smith and Marc Savard. Full Story
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NFLPA complains to league about Patriots' discipline of Butler

NEW YORK — The NFL Players Association has complained to the league about whether the Patriots improperly disciplined cornerback Malcolm Butler during voluntary workouts. Full Story
Lucchino stepping down as team president, CEO of Red Sox

08/01/2015 09:42 PM EDT
BOSTON >> Larry Lucchino is stepping down this year at the Boston Red Sox's president and CEO. 
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Napoli's home run lifts Red Sox over Rays
07/31/2015 11:39 PM EDT - BOSTON >> The Red Sox held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster that led Boston over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Friday night. Full Story

Deflategate: Judge sets two court days for Brady, NFL
07/31/2015 11:33 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> The federal judge handling Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August. Full Story

Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics
07/31/2015 12:27 PM EDT - KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA -- Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Full Story

Close-knit Post 68 team wins American Legion state baseball crown for coach Jim Mazzer
07/31/2015 10:47 AM EDT - On their way home from Van Buren, Ark., and the 2012 Babe Ruth World Series, some players on the Pittsfield 15-year-old all-star team thought their story was over. Full Story

Berkshire Force squads prepare for Babe Ruth Softball World Series
07/28/2015 10:35 PM EDT - They were already guaranteed a slot in the Babe Ruth Softball 16-Under World Series this year. Full Story

Baseball Hall of Fame inductions: Pedro's day comes in Cooperstown
07/26/2015 11:32 PM EDT - COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman entered the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Full Story

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At 93, TV producer Lear seeks to keep pushing boundaries

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Veteran TV producer Norman Lear of "All in the Family" fame is looking ahead to his next groundbreaking series. Full Story
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.