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Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley, Jr., center, Xander Bogaerts, left, and Brock Holt, right, attend a media availability prior to the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America's awards dinner Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

With David Ortiz retiring, Red Sox prepping youth for future

Thursday, January 21, 2016

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox want to send Big Papi out as a winner. From the moment designated hitter David Oritz announced that this will be his last season, his team and teammates have been thinking about a fitting way to send him into retirement. Their conclusion: No specially commissioned rocking chair or autographed piece of the Green Monster …

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens likely to get boost from Hall of Fame vote changes

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

NEW YORK — Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and other tainted stars of the Steroids Era appear likely to get a boost in Hall of Fame balloting, but not enough to enter Cooperstown this year. Ken Griffey Jr. seems assured of election on the first try Wednesday, possibly with a record vote of close …

Matt Vautour: Gazing into the 2016 crystal ball

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Crystal ball time. Predictions for 2016 that can’t possibly miss. Alabama beats Oklahoma in the College Football Championship — The Sooners will lose in the finals of football and men’s basketball. The Winter Classic is disappointing — Outdoor hockey is fun as a novelty, but there’s become far too much of it. It …

Thanksgiving football makes return to Fenway Park

Thursday, October 1, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — One of Massachusetts’ greatest sports traditions will be held this year at one of the state’s most hallowed sports venues. Thanksgiving Day school football is returning to Fenway Park this year for the first time since 1935. Officials on Thursday announced that four games would …

Michael Pineda hit hard early, Yankees lose 10-4 to rival Red Sox

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NEW YORK — Perhaps the only thing that prevented the Yankees from getting eliminated in the AL East race Tuesday night was the wet weather down in Baltimore. Michael Pineda didn’t do much to help. The right-hander was …

Prime ministers from New Zealand, Curacao at Red Sox-Yankees

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NEW YORK — Be it a president, king or emir, there’s plenty that world leaders in town for the United Nations General Assembly can enjoy in their spare time. For New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday, …

Boston rookie Eduardo Rodriguez halts Yanks’ playoff push for 10th win

Monday, September 28, 2015

NEW YORK — Eduardo Rodriguez pleaded with his manager for one more inning, even though he knew the answer. As much as he wanted to keep pitching Monday night, his stellar rookie year was over after the sixth …

Big Papi reflects on strong year despite Boston’s woes

Sunday, September 27, 2015

BOSTON — David Ortiz heard the chatter early in the year, questioning what he had left, and responded with another strong season. The 39-year-old Ortiz went 0 for 3 in Boston’s 2-0 victory over Baltimore Sunday and is …

Red Sox blank Orioles again, 2-0

Sunday, September 27, 2015

BOSTON — If the Boston Red Sox had pitched anything close to this all season, things would have been much different. The Red Sox closed out their 2015 home schedule by blanking the Baltimore Orioles for the third …

Red Sox empty bullpen, use 7 pitchers to shut out Orioles

Saturday, September 26, 2015

BOSTON — Craig Breslow had a lot of new thoughts before his first start. It didn’t seem to bother him on the mound. First-time starter Breslow and six relievers combined on a five-hitter, and the Boston Red Sox …

Rich Hill pitches 2-hit shutout and fans 10, Red Sox beat Orioles

Friday, September 25, 2015

BOSTON — Rich Hill had to first show he could be a starter again in, of all places, the independent league. He’s certainly proving it in the big leagues, too. Hill kept up his startling comeback, pitching a …

Red Sox hire former Braves GM Frank Wren

Friday, September 25, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox hired former Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren as senior vice president of baseball operations, a day after Mike Hazen was promoted to general manager. Boston’s move, announced Friday, was the latest …

David Ortiz homers, but Red Sox fall to Rays 4-2

Thursday, September 24, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The milestones keep piling up for David Ortiz. So do the losses for the Boston Red Sox. Ortiz eclipsed the 100-RBI mark for the ninth time with his 36th homer, but Wade Miley’s strong outing …