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Apr 27
Massachusetts AG optimistic court to OK gay marriage rights

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says she's cautiously optimistic the Supreme Court will rule in favor of gay marriage.

Apr 27
Blue Jays young closer Castro fails again

BOSTON (AP) - Toronto manager John Gibbons may have to rethink his decision to go with a 20-year old closer that's climbed to the big leagues with limited experience.

Apr 27
2 dead, 3 injured in Avon car that crashed fleeing police

AVON, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a man and a woman from Brockton died and three other people were injured when a car fleeing a traffic stop crashed into a utility pole in Avon.

Apr 27
Betts lifts Red Sox to 6-5 win over Blue Jays

BOSTON (AP) - Mookie Betts has proven he can turn on a fastball in his brief time in the majors. He didn't miss one for his game-winning hit.

Apr 27
Red Sox recall RHP Wright, option RHP Hembree to Triple-A

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox have recalled right-hander Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Apr 27
Red Sox recall RHP Wright; RHP Hembree returns to Triple-A

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox recalled right-hander Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket before Monday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Apr 27
Patriots need CB help in draft after losing Revis, Browner

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - An unheralded cornerback saved the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots.

Apr 27
Cavs guard J.R. Smith, Celtics center Kelly Olynyk suspended

CLEVELAND (AP) - The NBA has suspended Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith two games without pay and Celtics center Kelly Olynyk one game for their roles in separate incidents during a playoff game.

Apr 27
PawSox owners pitch idea for ballpark to state commission

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A ballpark in downtown Providence would be an economic catalyst for the city, according to the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox, but members of a state commission cast doubt Monday on the benefits of a new stadium.

Apr 27
Kerr wins Rudy Tomjanovich Award from Pro Basketball Writers

NEW YORK (AP) - Golden State's Steve Kerr has won the Rudy Tomjanovich Award, given by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to a coach who best combines excellence on the court with cooperation with fans and media.

Apr 27
Cavs' Kevin Love out next series with dislocated shoulder

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss at least the team's next playoff series with a dislocated left shoulder, a damaging blow to Cleveland's NBA title hopes.

Apr 27
Celtics have reason for optimism despite sweep by Cavs

BOSTON (AP) - The reconstruction of the Boston Celtics is ahead of schedule. Being swept in the first round can't brush away that reality.

Apr 27
USS Constitution closed for repairs, to partly open in June

BOSTON (AP) - The world's oldest commissioned warship afloat is closing to visitors as it heads to dry dock in Boston for repairs.

Apr 27
'Good kid': Lawyer pleads for Boston Marathon bomber's life

BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers pleaded with a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother.

Apr 27
Sarkar named AP's deputy editor for east region

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pia Sarkar, a veteran reporter, editor and newsroom leader, has been named deputy editor for the east for The Associated Press, charged with helping to oversee news coverage in 10 states.

Apr 27
Old Ironsides closed until June in preparation for repairs

BOSTON (AP) - USS Constitution is closing to visitors as the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat heads to dry dock for repairs.