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Woman sues over elevator shaft fall at Fenway Park

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured is suing the owner of the Boston Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, New Jersey, sued Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston against Fenway Sports Group and Otis Elevator Co. of Farmington, Connecticut. The suit seeks unspecified damages. The suit says Scotland fell when a …

Jon Lester hopes to end Cubs’ century-plus drought

Monday, December 15, 2014

CHICAGO — Jon Lester insisted there’s no reason the Chicago Cubs can’t contend next year and even capture their first World Series title since 1908, around the time the Model T was rolling off the assembly line. “I’m going in with the intention of winning in 2015,” he said. The Cubs are, too. …

Red Sox bolster rotation with three quick moves

Friday, December 12, 2014

BOSTON — Just like that, the Boston Red Sox have a starting rotation again. One day after acquiring a pair of starters, the Red Sox picked up a third, rebuilding their starting rotation this offseason almost as quickly as they took it apart during the summer. Hours after trading for Detroit right-hander Rick …

Max Scherzer could be seeking more than Clayton Kershaw

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Clayton Kershaw is considered the top pitcher in baseball, with three Cy Young Awards in four years for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an NL Most Valuable Player award and a $215 million, seven-year contract. Max …

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington wishes he had more talk with Jon Lester

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says he wishes he had a little more conversation with Jon Lester last season. Only hours after getting a goodbye call from Lester around 10 p.m. Tuesday before it …

Jon Lester, Cubs agree to $155 million, six-year contract

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Jon Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs, the first big deal of the offseason involving a top-level starting pitcher and one Chicago hopes will help end more than …

Torre to look at how replay challenges are made

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SAN DIEGO — After watching a full season of expanded-replay review, Joe Torre is unhappy with what he saw — that is, before managers challenged plays. Major League Baseball’s chief baseball officer thinks one way to cut down …

Waiting for Lester at winter meetings

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SAN DIEGO — As players and teams waited for Jon Lester to make a decision and start defining the high-end pitching market, baseball’s winter meetings opened Monday with Oakland jettisoning yet another All-Star and the Chicago White Sox …

Waiting for Jon Lester at winter meetings

Monday, December 8, 2014

SAN DIEGO — As players and teams waited for Jon Lester to make a decision and start defining the high-end pitching market, baseball’s winter meetings opened Monday with Oakland jettisoning yet another All-Star. In the first swap of …

Longtime Red Sox spokesman Dick Bresciani dead at 76

Monday, December 1, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Longtime Boston Red Sox head of public relations Dick Bresciani has died at age 76. The Red Sox say he died Saturday of complications from leukemia Known as “Bresh,” Bresciani spent 42 years with the ballclub and was a member of the Red Sox, UMass …

Boston wants to take Olympics back to school

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON — Field hockey at Harvard Stadium. Fencing and archery at MIT. Horses for the equestrian events cared for at the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals. Welcome to the University Games. Boston is bidding on the 2024 Summer …

Panda heads put away with Pablo Sandoval’s departure

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Those oversized panda heads are being put away — at least the ones seen in the first row at AT&T Park. Pablo Sandoval’s bamboo-eating buddies aren’t following him to Beantown. Sam Li, a San Francisco …

Red Sox delete tweet; 2nd gaffe by Boston pro team

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BOSTON — Boston’s teams are having a bad month on social media. The latest gaffe: an innocuous, but ill-timed, tweet that the Red Sox rushed to delete. The tweet — “So how was everyone’s Monday?” — went out a minute after a Missouri prosecutor announced a grand jury …