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In this Nov. 22, 2014 photo, Harvard and Yale football teams compete in Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass. Boston is bidding on the 2024 Summer Olympics, and Harvard Stadium could be used as a venue for field hockey. The crux of the proposal is a walkable, sustainable, technology-based event that would harness the resources of the area’s 100 colleges and universities to keep the Games affordable and compact. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Boston wants to take Olympics back to school

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON — Field hockey at Harvard Stadium. Fencing and archery at MIT. Horses for the equestrian events cared for at the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals. Welcome to the University Games. Boston is bidding on the 2024 Summer Olympics, and the crux of its proposal is a walkable, sustainable, technology-based event that would harness the resources of the Boston area’s …

Panda heads put away with Pablo Sandoval’s departure

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Those oversized panda heads are being put away — at least the ones seen in the first row at AT&T Park. Pablo Sandoval’s bamboo-eating buddies aren’t following him to Beantown. Sam Li, a San Francisco Giants fan often inside one of the four humongous panda heads, said Wednesday he and …

Red Sox delete tweet; 2nd gaffe by Boston pro team

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BOSTON — Boston’s teams are having a bad month on social media. The latest gaffe: an innocuous, but ill-timed, tweet that the Red Sox rushed to delete. The tweet — “So how was everyone’s Monday?” — went out a minute after a Missouri prosecutor announced a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, an …

Junichi Tazawa struggles as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 5-2

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO — Junichi Tazawa thought he’d solved his struggles against the Toronto Blue Jays. Turns out he was wrong. Danny Valencia had a pinch-hit, three-run homer off Tazawa that put Toronto ahead in the seventh inning, and the …

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO — Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 Tuesday night. Boston broke away from a …

Yoenis Cespedes lifts Red Sox to 4-3 win over Blue Jays

Monday, August 25, 2014

TORONTO — Another late clutch hit from Yoenis Cespedes brought an end to Boston’s lengthy losing streak. Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse to beat the …

Mariners complete sweep of Red Sox

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BOSTON — Dustin Ackley sure loved facing the Red Sox pitching. Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the …

Mariners get 5 runs with 2 outs in 9th, beat Bosox

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BOSTON — Austin Jackson’s bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning keyed a five-run rally, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red Sox to their sixth straight loss, 5-3 on Friday night. Red Sox closer …

Boston’s Farrell: Castillo is “exciting, athletic”

Friday, August 22, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo “an exciting, athletic player.” The Cuban defector is expected to show off those talents for Boston soon, perhaps within the next week. Farrell spoke Friday amid multiple media reports that the Red Sox had agreed with …

Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON — Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker threw 6 2-3 inning of no-hit ball and the Angels held on for a …

lannetta’s double in 9th lifts Angels over Bosox

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BOSTON — Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night. Brennan Boesch …

Xander Bogaerts’ gaffe hurts Sox in 8-1 loss to Astros

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BOSTON — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts could only hope that no one noticed. Jose Altuve hit his first grand slam after Bogaerts made a mental gaffe on a play that would have ended an inning Sunday, carrying …

Astros rally for 5-3 win over Red Sox in 10

Saturday, August 16, 2014

BOSTON — Jake Marisnick hit a two-run double with two outs in the 10th inning Friday night and Houston rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox, giving the Astros their first win in nine games …