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Sunday, May 20


Five teens in fatal crash were from Stoughton High School

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STOUGHTON — Five teens involved in a horrific East Bridgewater rollover crash Saturday that left four dead of them and a fifth teen injured were students at Stoughton High School, the principal said in a statement Sunday. The crash…


At Mount Ida, a mysterious benefactor with ties to the school's president loaned it $16 million


NEWTON — As the financial picture at Mount Ida College grew increasingly grim and its bank finally refused to loan more money, the school two years ago turned to a mysterious benefactor whose private money kept the school on life support,…


'Saturday Night Live' serves up an intriguing finish


The season finale of “Saturday Night Live” began with an opening segment that harkened back to the final episode of “The Sopranos.” President Trump (played by Alec Baldwin) gathered at a New Jersey diner for a meal with Rudy Giuliani (Kate…


Betts, Benintendi strike back-to-back as Red Sox top Orioles

Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning, Rick Porcello struck out nine in six innings of work, and the Red Sox went on to defeat the Orioles, 6-3, on Saturday night at Fenway Park. The almost…


At least four teenage males dead in East Bridgewater crash

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EAST BRIDGEWATER — At least four teenage males were killed and another injured in a horrific rollover car crash on Route 106 here late Saturday afternoon, according to Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz. Authorities responded to a…

Saturday, May 19


Trump administration abortion rule sets off alarms in Mass.

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The Trump administration continued to target abortion rights Friday, proposing to bar federal family-planning funds from health centers in Massachusetts and other states that either provide abortion or that refer patients to clinics that…

Thursday, May 17


Celtics making path to NBA Finals a mission possible

We're officially past the point of calling the Celtics' playoff run improbable. There's nothing improbable about the better team winning. The Celtics aren't carving a path to the NBA Finals using smoke and Roziers. Their play and their 2-0…

Wednesday, May 16


Here's the full 2018 NBA Draft order

With the NBA Draft lottery in the books, the complete order for the 2018 NBA Draft on June 21 is set. First round. 1. Phoenix. 2. Sacramento. 3. Atlanta. 4. Memphis. Get Breaking Sports Alerts in your inbox: Be the first to know the latest…

Tuesday, May 15


Hamas vows protests will continue along Israeli border

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JERUSALEM — Hamas vowed to keep protesters storming the Gaza border on Tuesday, a day after 58 Palestinians were killed in confrontations with Israeli troops, the bloodiest toll in the seaside territory since a 2014 war. Monday's…

Monday, May 14


'Sweet Caroline'? To some fans, the longstanding tradition is no good (no good, no good)

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For a good portion of his life, Rob Gauvin swore by “Sweet Caroline.” He considered it a fundamental part of the Fenway Park experience — like the Pesky Pole or the sausages on Lansdowne. He liked that it was unique to the Red Sox, that it…


Capitals blitz Lightning in Game 2 for a 2-0 series lead

TAMPA, Fla. — The Washington Capitals scored in the opening minute of the game and twice in the last 1:02 of the second period to pull away to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern…


Jackie Bradley Jr.'s confidence grows with progress at plate

TORONTO — Jackie Bradley Jr. was 1 for 3 with a walk, a run scored, and a stolen base in Sunday's 5-3 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays. That represented a small step forward for the center fielder. Bradley's single in the ninth inning…


Stanton, Severino carry Yankees over Athletics

NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton went 4 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs, sending Luis Severino and the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics after a long rain delay Sunday. Severino (6-1) struck out seven in six…

Saturday, May 12


'Next man up' Celtics are doing the remarkable

The Celtics have brought the unfazed player-replacement philosophy of the Patriots to the NBA. “Next man up” isn't supposed to work in the NBA playoffs. It's supposed to be straightforward — you lose your stars, you lose games. Yet here…

Thursday, May 10


Bruins' Charlie McAvoy added to US team in World Championships

Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy has been added to the roster of the US team that is currently competing in the hockey World Championships in Denmark. Coached by Jeff Blashill of the Detroit Red Wings, the US is unbeaten through four ...


Do the Red Sox need some help to solve their eighth-inning problem?

NEW YORK – When the Red Sox and Yankees are at their best, games between them serve as a sort of magnifying glass, rendering flaws not merely visible but almost grotesque. Right now, the Red Sox feature an element that looks potentially…


Mets batting out of order proves costly


The New York Mets batted out of order in the first inning against the Reds in Cincinnati Wednesday, undercutting a rally. They turned in a lineup card showing Asdrubal Cabrera batting second and Wilmer Flores third. That was different than…


Brad Stevens left out of coaches' vote

Raptors coach Dwane Casey on Wednesday was named the National Basketball Coaches Association's coach of the year. The choice on its own did not raise eyebrows, as Casey led the Raptors to 59 wins and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern…


Red Sox top prospect Jay Groome needs Tommy John surgery

Lefthander Jay Groome, the Red Sox' top prospect entering the 2018 season, will require Tommy John surgery that will keep him off the mound until 2019, the Red Sox announced Wednesday. News of a torn ulnar collateral ligament represents…

Monday, May 7


Red Sox-Yankees pitching matchups

Pitching matchups for the Red Sox-Yankees series: Tuesday: LHP Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 6.14) vs. RHP Luis Severino (5-1, 2.11), 7:05 p.m., NESN, YES, MLB Network. Wednesday: LHP David Price (2-4, 5.11) vs. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (4-2, 4.39), 7:05…

Saturday, May 5


It's time for Brad Marchand to end it with this licking act

A few thoughts and shots high off the glass following the Bruins' 4-3 overtime loss to the Lightning Friday night that left the Black-and-Gold facing three elimination games as they head into Game 5 Sunday afternoon (3:15 puck drop) at…

Friday, May 4


Favorite Justify up against history (and 19 other horses) in Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Todd Pletcher is throwing numbers at the Kentucky Derby again. Bob Baffert is seeking a fifth victory and he has the favorite, too. An old jinx could be disproved, and history would be written if Mendelssohn wears the…


Kerry is quietly seeking to salvage Iran deal he helped craft

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WASHINGTON — John Kerry's bid to save one of his most significant accomplishments as secretary of state took him to New York on a Sunday afternoon two weeks ago, where, more than a year after he left office, he engaged in some unusual…


Game 32: Red Sox at Rangers lineups and preview

Here are the lineups: RED SOX (22-9), RANGERS (13-20). TBA, TBA. Pitching: RHP Rick Porcello (4-0, 2.23), Pitching: RHP Bartolo Colon (1-0, 2.87). Game time: 8:05 p.m. (ET). TV/Radio: NESN/WEEI. Red Sox vs. Colon: Moreland 4-15, Martinez 3…

Thursday, May 3


Edwin Encarnacion homers three time in Indians' blowout win


CLEVELAND — Edwin Encarnacion's big day included a congratulatory phone call from another Dominican slugger. Encarnacion homered three times and drove in six runs, helping Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers, 12-4…

Wednesday, May 2


Rosenberg cited for ‘failure of judgment and leadership’ in blistering ethics report

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Former Senate president Stanley C. Rosenberg betrayed the body he was entrusted to lead by giving his partner unfettered access to his official e-mail, undermining chamber policies, and failing to protect the Senate and its staff from a…


New poll shows Elizabeth Warren leading the NH Democratic primary field

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US Senator Elizabeth Warren has said she is focused on winning reelection in Massachusetts this year and not running for president in 2020 — but Democrats in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state, New Hampshire, sure like the…

Tuesday, May 1


Belinelli and Ilyasova provide area of expertise for Sixers

Get Globe sports news alerts right in your inbox. The 2017-18 season has been an odd one for Marco Belinelli and Ersan Ilyasova, two NBA lifers following eerily similar paths and remaining inextricably linked through the lows and highs of…

Friday, Apr 27


The Patriots' first-round game plan was to play it safe

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FOXBOROUGH – The Patriots had a chance to be bold on Thursday night. With two first-round draft picks and two more in the second round, they had the ammunition to move all the way up into the top five. They also had the chance to make a…

Thursday, Apr 26


Experts say Trump’s ‘Fox & Friends’ interview was ill-advised


President Trump’s interview Thursday on “Fox & Friends,” where he blasted the Justice Department and admitted for the first time publicly that his personal attorney represented him in a hush-money payout to a porn star, was ill-advised…