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NY SPORTS DESK WORKING ON OBIT/SIKES FILE - In this Jan. 31, 1964 file photo, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette poses for a photo at the annual Boston Baseball Writers of America awards dinner in Boston. The Red Sox announced that Monbouquette died Sunday Jan. 25, 2015 in Boston from complications from leukemia. The 20-game winner, and four-time All-Star who threw a no-hitter and who spent more than 50 years in professional baseball was 78. (AP Photo, File)

Red Sox All-Star pitcher Bill Monbouquette dies at 78

Monday, January 26, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 78. Monbouquette died Sunday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston due to complications from leukemia, the Red Sox announced Monday. Monbouquette spent more than 50 years in professional baseball as a player, coach and scout. He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2000. Born and raised in nearby Medford, the right-hander was signed by Boston in 1955 and made his Red Sox debut three years later at age 21. He was selected to …

Not just NFL: Ball-tampering an issue for other sports, too

Thursday, January 22, 2015

PARIS — Scuffed balls, scratched balls, balls switched mid-game. Ball-doctoring isn’t only an issue for the NFL, which is investigating a report that the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game while beating the Indianapolis Colts 45-7. A look at dirty tricks in other ball sports: CRICKET: Ball-tampering is …

Pedro Martinez’s Hall plaque to have Red Sox cap

Thursday, January 22, 2015

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame plaque will feature a Boston Red Sox cap. Now he is waiting for a decision on his hairstyle. The Hall of Fame announced on Thursday that Martinez will have a Red Sox cap on his plaque, John Smoltz’s will have the Atlanta Braves and …

MLB batting average lowest since 1972 — before DH

Monday, September 29, 2014

NEW YORK — The final numbers are in, and Major League Baseball’s batting average hasn’t been this low since Richard Nixon was in the White House, a gallon of gasoline cost 55 cents and the designated hitter was …

Trout, Strasburg giving playoffs a fresh look

Monday, September 29, 2014

So, is this the year of Buck Showalter, Bryce Harper and a Beltway Series? Or perhaps Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig and a Freeway Series? Maybe a Bay Area matchup or something from the Show Me State. Plenty of …

Amherst native Michelle Brooks Thompson ‘honored’ to be part of Derek Jeter’s final farewell

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BOSTON — Michelle Brooks Thompson has sang at Fenway Park before, but nothing could prepare her for Sunday afternoon. Brooks Thompson, the western Massachusetts native who starred on the “The Voice” TV show, had a memorable part during …

Derek Jeter leaves with hit and 9-5 win over Red Sox

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BOSTON — One year after celebrating a World Series championship on the Fenway field, the Boston Red Sox were merely extras in the Derek Jeter farewell tour. With the last-place Red Sox long-since eliminated — and the Yankees …

Jeter sits, Yankees youngsters top Red Sox 3-2

Friday, September 26, 2014

BOSTON — The Fenway Park crowd didn’t really seem to care that the Red Sox lost to the rival New York Yankees. The boos really came down in the ninth inning when each Yankee on-deck hitter stepped out …

Allen Webster helps Red Sox beat Rays 11-1

Thursday, September 25, 2014

BOSTON — Rusney Castillo and Christian Vazquez each hit his first major league homer, and Allen Webster pitched seven solid innings to carry the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday …

Red Sox top sloppy Rays 11-3

Thursday, September 25, 2014

BOSTON — Anthony Ranaudo and a lineup loaded with rookies gave the Boston Red Sox reason to be optimistic for next season. Starting seven rookies for the first time since 1971, when Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk was …

Rays strike late in 6-2 win at Boston

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — While Tampa Bay’s string of six straight winning seasons is over, the Rays staved off finishing with a losing record at least one more day with a rally that couldn’t have come much later. Ben …

Kelly sharp on mound as Red Sox beat Orioles 3-2

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles wrapped up their regular-season home schedule with a defeat, one that was much easier to take because of the circumstances surrounding it. The Orioles’ 3-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday …

David Ortiz homers in 10th to lift Red Sox past Orioles

Saturday, September 20, 2014

BALTIMORE — Whether they’re winning the World Series or stuck in last place, the Boston Red Sox can almost always count on getting the best out of David Ortiz. Ortiz hit two home runs, including a two-run drive …