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FILE In this Aug. 3, 2012, file photo, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling reacts after being introduced as a new member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, at Fenway Park in Boston. ESPN says commentator Schilling won't appear on the air for the next month in the wake of his anti-Muslim tweet. ESPN said Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, that Schilling won't be on telecasts for the rest of the regular season or the American League wild-card game on Oct. 6. The former star pitcher and "Sunday Night Baseball" analyst was pulled by ESPN from a major league game and the network's coverage of the Little League World Series last month after he retweeted a post that compared Muslim extremists and Nazis. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

ESPN pulls Curt Schilling for next month after anti-Muslim tweet

Thursday, September 3, 2015

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN says commentator Curt Schilling won’t appear on the air for the next month in the wake of his anti-Muslim tweet. ESPN said Thursday that Schilling won’t be on telecasts for the rest of the regular season or the American League wild-card game on Oct. 6. The former star pitcher and “Sunday Night Baseball” analyst was …

Red Sox rookie Henry Owens clobbered by Yankees in 13-8 loss

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox starters were due for a bad outing. And rookie lefty Henry Owens had a real bad one. Owens was tagged for seven runs in just 12/3 innings in the New York Yankees’ 13-8 win over Boston on Wednesday. “It wasn’t his best day,” interim manager Torey Lovullo …

Proposal to ban chewing tobacco at Boston ballparks approved

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A ban on smokeless tobacco products at Fenway Park and other Boston sports venues was approved Wednesday by the City Council. Boston becomes the second city after San Francisco to approve such a ban. Los Angeles also is weighing a prohibition on smokeless tobacco, commonly called dip, chew or snuff. The council unanimously approved the ban proposed this summer by …

Steven Wright’s knucklers stifle Yankees as Ortiz, Red Sox win 2-1

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NEW YORK — Steven Wright handcuffed a torrid New York Yankees lineup with his steady supply of floating knuckleballs, and David Ortiz hit a colossal home run for the Boston Red Sox in their 2-1 victory on Wednesday …

McCann, A-Rod and Yankees break loose again, rout Red Sox

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Brian McCann, Chris Young and the rest of the New York Yankees are enjoying quite a run these days. McCann and Young hit three-run homers during a nine-run burst in the seventh inning and the …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Rick Porcello, Red Sox continue to struggle as White Sox roll

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOSTON — Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox continued their headfirst slide into the American League East cellar Wednesday night. Porcello, whose questionable headfirst dive into first base recorded the game’s first out, was booed off the …

Red Sox retire Pedro Martinez’s No. 45

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON — The script called for Jason Varitek to remain in the dugout until it was time for the ceremonial first pitch. Pedro Martinez was never one to follow the script. Calling his former catcher out to join …

White Sox beat Red Sox 9-4

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON — Jose Abreu and Geovany Soto homered and drove in three runs apiece and Jeff Samardzija pitched eight strong innings for the Chicago White Sox in a 9-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. …

White Sox outlast Red Sox 10-8

Monday, July 27, 2015

BOSTON — Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth straight win for the …

Angels acquire Shane Victorino from Red Sox for stretch run

Monday, July 27, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge. The 34-year-old Victorino is a two-time World Series champion, a …