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In secret deal, former superintendent Chang will receive about $300000

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Former Boston superintendent Tommy Chang will receive about $300,000, up to a year of health insurance, and a positive letter of recommendation, under a settlement agreement that was approved by the School Committee in secret in an…

Wednesday, Jul 18


Brandin Cooks grabs 5-year, $80m extension

The Los Angeles Rams agreed to a five-year extension with wide receiver Brandin Cooks. ESPN reported the deal is worth $80 million. The Rams traded their first- and sixth-round picks in the 2018 draft to the Patriots for Cooks and a fourth…

Tuesday, Jul 17


Le'Veon Bell sounds done with the Steelers

Le'Veon Bell's next season with the Pittsburgh Steelers will almost certainly be his last. The Pro Bowl running back and the defending AFC North champions failed to reach an agreement on a new contract by Monday's deadline, meaning he will…

Monday, Jul 16


Alleged Weymouth killer shot officer 10 times

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WEYMOUTH — Emanuel A. Lopes allegedly shot Officer Michael C. Chesna about 10 times with the officer's own gun and then fired three rounds into the sliding glass doors of Vera Adams's Torrey Street home, fatally wounding the 77-year-old…

Sunday, Jul 15


David Ortiz likes what he's seeing from 2018 Red Sox

WASHINGTON — “What do you think about the Red Sox?” That simple question is one that David Ortiz likely has encountered hundreds if not thousands of times in his life. It's unclear whether the Red Sox luminary has ever responded in quite…


Weymouth shaken after officer, bystander both shot and killed

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Officer Michael Chesna. WEYMOUTH — A police officer and a local woman were shot and killed in a quiet residential neighborhood Sunday morning after a 20-year-old man allegedly crashed a car, attacked the officer, stole his gun, and used it…


For some State Police, it's a posting in paradise


NANTUCKET — Amid sun-kissed cobblestone streets, cool island breezes, and multimillion-dollar homes sits a wood-shingled State Police barracks that features lush hydrangeas and a fenced-in backyard, and offers free housing for the…

Saturday, Jul 14


Here's a look at the top teams that could upgrade at the trade deadline

About half of the teams in baseball are good or competitive. The other half are lousy or tanking. So there's a lot of inventory to choose from for contending teams hoping to improve their rosters. Consequently, the teams with players on…


Facing off with the US Postal Service

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ARLINGTON — Heather Astaneh, an artist on a deadline, was livid when the package of pencils and erasers she had ordered for her project arrived a day late. It was the latest in a series of late deliveries, she said, so she dashed off a…

Friday, Jul 13


Kevin Anderson outlasts John Isner in second-longest match in Wimbledon history

LONDON — To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn't really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6½ hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during…


The anatomy of Mookie Betts's amazing 13-pitch at-bat

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Tensions were palpable in the bottom of the fourth inning Thursday evening at Fenway Park. With the bases loaded, two outs, and Toronto leading, 2-1, the Red Sox needed some offensive punch. Unfortunately for opposing starter J.A. Happ,…

Could this Red Sox team end up being the best in franchise history?

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Night after night it comes, a jackpot of triumphs that seems to have no end. Baseball teams aren't supposed to win with the frequency experienced by this year's Red Sox, who with a 6-4 win on Thursday now own a shocking 66-29 record and …


What’s up with all the strikeouts in Major League Baseball?

One after another, the Texas Rangers made the long, sad march back to the dugout. Red Sox ace Chris Sale once again proved overpowering, mixing fastballs approaching 100 miles per hour with virtually ...

Monday, Jul 9


How does Andrew Benintendi stack up in the All-Star Final Vote?

Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi is on the precipice of being selected to his first All-Star Game after he was named one of five American League “Final Vote” candidates. The practice began in 2002, allowing fans to select the final All…


'It was heartbreaking': Mass. beauty queen gives back crown after #MeToo joke

A reigning Miss Plymouth County beauty queen, who is a survivor of sexual assault, gave up her crown on Saturday after an emcee joked about the #MeToo movement during a pageant. Maude Gorman, 24, resigned from the running for the Miss ...


Celtics' Olivier Hanlan still waiting for his turn

LAS VEGAS — Not so long ago, Olivier Hanlan was the hot-shooting guard out of Boston College with NBA aspirations who bolted early for the draft. Before there was Jerome Robinson, it was Hanlan who dazzled in the ACC for a downtrodden…

Sunday, Jul 8


Ex-NBA player found dead after standoff with police

Onetime Sacramento King and former UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt was found dead after a standoff with Los Angeles police, a former coach and family friend said. Bort Escoto, who coached Honeycutt at Sylmar High School, told the…

Saturday, Jul 7


It's almost payday for some of the Red Sox' top young players

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There comes a time for every franchise when the bill comes due. When you have good, young players they eventually become good, high-priced players. The advantages you enjoyed while they were making little money and producing are suddenly…

Thursday, Jul 5


Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered — with a foul out to left

WASHINGTON — Jackie Bradley Jr. had the game-winning RBI against the Nationals on Wednesday with, of all things, a foul ball. With Rafael Devers on third base and no outs in the seventh inning of a scoreless game, Bradley fouled off a full…

Wednesday, Jul 4


Here's what the Patriots are up against without Julian Edelman

Receiver Julian Edelman's four-game PED suspension was upheld on Tuesday, meaning quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots will be without the slot stalwart for the first month of the regular season. Edelman, who is entering his 10th NFL…

Tuesday, Jul 3


Alan Dershowitz laments being 'shunned' on Martha's Vineyard

One downside to publicly defending President Trump? The liberal elite on Martha's Vineyard won't like you anymore. At least, that's what renowned Harvard lawyer Alan Dershowitz is lamenting. In an op-ed piece for The Hill published last…

Monday, Jul 2


Robert Williams takes part in Celtics' summer league practice

Celtics first-round pick Robert Williams, who missed the team's first summer league practice on Sunday after missing his flight to Boston, returned in time to take part in Monday morning's session. President of basketball operations Danny…

Sunday, Jul 1


Dombrowski's shopping list depends on team's rehabbing pitchers

NEW YORK — President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski checked one item off his list when the Red Sox traded Steve Pearce to improve their lineup against lefthanders. But that list never gets thrown away. “Once you address your…

Saturday, Jun 30


Q&A: Alex Rodriguez talks Red Sox-Yankees, David Price, wild-card format, and more

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Alex Rodriguez played plenty of games in the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, but on Sunday night he'll broadcast his first for ESPN. A-Rod holds the record for most homers on “Sunday Night Baseball” with 22. Rodriguez, who also works as a special…


New sexual assault charges against Larry Nassar in Texas

Disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar and a former trainer were charged with sexual assault on Friday following an investigation involving an elite gymnastics center in Huntsville, Texas. A grand jury indicted Nassar on six counts of…

Tiger Woods makes his move in second round

What once was a formality is now a pleasant surprise for Tiger Woods. He goes into the weekend at the Quicken Loans National without having to make up too much ground on the lead. Woods chipped in from 80 feet for birdie after his only bad…

Friday, Jun 29


Springfield Republican reporter resigns after tweet about Maryland newspaper gunman

A reporter at the Springfield newspaper The Republican abruptly resigned Friday after putting out a sarcastic tweet suggesting the alleged gunman who fatally shot five people inside the office of an Annapolis, Maryland, newspaper left a…


Thousands are set to rally in Boston against Trump's immigration policies on Saturday

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Thousands are expected to flood Boston's City Hall Plaza on Saturday for a rally against the Trump administration's separation of migrant families. The protest, organized by a coalition of civil rights and immigrant activist groups, is…


Red Sox acquire veteran Steve Pearce from Blue Jays

On their way to face the Yankees and lefthander CC Sabathia, the Red Sox have called for reinforcements. The Red Sox swung a trade on Thursday night, acquiring first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce and cash considerations from the Blue…

Thursday, Jun 28


A 95-year-old Maine resident beat a rabid fox to death with a wooden plank

In his 95 years on this planet, Robert Galen has found himself in some pretty hairy situations. The retired radiologist and former Navy captain was shipwrecked in the Bahamas; crash-landed a small plane on a Maine pond after the engine cut…