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Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Over the past year, Tim Shaw has bungee-jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, visited Australia and helped drill a well in the Amazon. The former NFL linebacker also has talked with congressmen in Washington D.C. and Tennessee lawmakers. “People ask me all the time, ‘What’s on your bucket list? Are these bucket list items?’” Shaw said. “I don’t have a bucket list. I just go. I …

Red Sox rock Sale, win 8-2 to snap White Sox streak

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BOSTON — Steven Wright and the slumping Red Sox looked like a long shot against Chris Sale and the surging White Sox on Thursday night. Then Wright’s knuckleball came alive, Sale had his worst start since April, and Chicago’s seven-game winning streak came to a surprising end. Wright pitched seven effective innings and …

Boston’s bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BOSTON — After the winter of their discontent, it’s been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians. The Red Sox are languishing, the city forfeited a chance to showcase itself to the planet as an Olympics host and the NFL has upheld star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s entire four-game suspension. Forget the footballs: …

Angels rained out at home for 1st time since 1995

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — After 20 years and 1,609 consecutive home games, the Los Angeles Angels finally lost another game to rain. Heavy downpours turned Angel Stadium’s outfield into virtual marshlands Sunday night, forcing the postponement of their game …

Mike Trout walkoff home run beats Red Sox after six no-hit innings by Wade Miley

Saturday, July 18, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Wade Miley’s dominant performance against the Los Angeles Angels was wasted on one fat pitch Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara threw to Mike Trout. The reigning AL MVP hit a two-out walkoff home run …

Big Green Monster cukes? Rooftop garden thrives at Fenway

Friday, July 17, 2015

BOSTON — There’s more green at Fenway Park than the infield or the monster wall. The Red Sox are growing vegetables and herbs in a rooftop garden. The produce is used in food and cocktails sold at the …

Playoff races, trade talks highlight 2nd half of MLB season

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there’s everyone else. Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Jacob deGrom and a bevy of stars bunched near the top. Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Cabrera and more big names …

Trout homers leading off, and AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CINCINNATI — Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball’s new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats had just walked off the field. Trout became the first player in 38 …

Red Sox super-ultility man Brock Holt is first All-Star to start at 7 positions before break

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

CINCINNATI — Brock Holt brought his infield glove to the All-Star Game. And his outfield glove. If he winds up playing first base, he’ll borrow a mitt. Of the 1,457 players who have appeared in All-Star Games, none …

UMass radio voice Josh Maurer excited for chance to fill in on Red Sox games

Monday, July 13, 2015

Josh Maurer isn’t thinking about what the next two weeks mean for his future. Trying not to anyway. Maurer, who is the play-by-play voice of UMass football and basketball radio broadcasts, is in his fourth year of calling …

Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, plenty of fresh faces highlight All-Star Game

Monday, July 13, 2015

CINCINNATI — Not too long ago, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Gerrit Cole were the ones picking up the extra balls and getting pranked into paying the pricey checks. Now, along with the likes of Kris Bryant, Matt …

Suit seeks safety netting for MLB ballparks

Monday, July 13, 2015

An Oakland Athletics season ticket-holder asked a federal court Monday to protect fans from flying bats and balls by ordering Major League Baseball to extend the safety netting at its ballparks the entire length of the foul lines. The lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California seeks …

MLB teams increase international spending, seeking edge

Sunday, July 12, 2015

CINCINNATI — For all the talk about big-money contracts for major leaguers, the New York Yankees spent nearly $18.1 million on international amateurs during the last signing period. “All of our top guys really felt that this crop …