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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 …

Red Sox name Mike Hazen general manager

Thursday, September 24, 2015

BOSTON — Dave Dombrowski didn’t have to go far in his search for a new general manager — as it turned out, his man was already in the office. Dombrowski stayed in-house by hiring Mike Hazen as general …

Drew Smyly pitches into 7th as Rays beat Red Sox 6-2

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

BOSTON — The result may not have been in his favor, but Boston’s Rick Porcello is saving a lost season with some quality starts in the final weeks. Porcello held the Tampa Bay to just run over the …

Rays beat Red Sox 5-2

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

BOSTON — Mikie Mahtook hit a two-run homer and Matt Moore recovered from a difficult start to strike out seven as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Tuesday night. Moore (2-4) allowed two …

Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox rally past Rays 8-7

Monday, September 21, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts feels like he’s had his share of baseballs caroming off walls this season. There was no doubt about his game-winning grand slam Monday night. Bogaerts’ slam hit off a billboard above the back row …

Red Sox honor David Ortiz for 500th HR

Monday, September 21, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox honored David Ortiz in his first game in Fenway Park since he joined the 500 home run club. During a 15-minute pregame ceremony before the Red Sox faced Tampa Bay on Monday …

Jackie Bradley Jr. ends slump to lead Red Sox rally over Blue Jays

Saturday, September 19, 2015

TORONTO — Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna turned to a veteran teammate for support after a rough outing against the Boston Red Sox. David Ortiz singled home the go-ahead run in a five-run ninth inning and Boston …

Marcus Stroman solid as Jays beat Red Sox 6-1

Friday, September 18, 2015

TORONTO — Marcus Stroman pitched seven innings to win his first home start in more than a year, Justin Smoak had two RBIs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 on Friday night. Stroman …

New players, system highlight Bruins’ first day of camp

Friday, September 18, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins missed the Stanley Cup playoffs last season for the first time in eight years largely because of their inability to score — they ranked 22nd in the NHL with 2.55 goals per …

Dustin Pedroia hits 2 HRs as Red Sox beat Orioles 10-1

Thursday, September 17, 2015

BALTIMORE — On a night when the old guard of the Boston Red Sox provided the offensive firepower, a rookie pitcher offered a hopeful glimpse of the future. Dustin Pedroia homered twice and had a season-high five RBIs …

Stolen Red Sox World Series ring found during drug raid

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

QUINCY (AP) — Police conducting a raid at a suspected drug dealer’s home south of Boston made an unusual discovery — a stolen 2004 Red Sox World Series ring. Quincy police had been watching the home for several months, and on Tuesday they executed a search warrant after …