Scrimmage gives Red Sox taste of strange season to come

BOSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers lofted a fly ball to left, and John Andreoli took off in pursuit. It’s a long sprint, because Andreoli was playing center -- the only outfielder in the ga...

With Fenway retrofit, players get taste of luxury (boxes)

BOSTON (AP) — A pitching mound in a picnic area. Exercise bicycles in the concourse. Lockers in the luxury suites. Banished from their spring training complex in COVID 19-ravaged Flo...

After renovation, Hoops Hall ready to show off its new look

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Workers wearing black masks and white gloves move through the corridors of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, pushing a cart loaded with high-top sneakers from so...

Patriots hope winning still in fashion for new QB Newton

One is a man of a million fedoras. The other is all about the hoodie. But whether Cam Newton and Bill Belichick can take the New England Patriots back to the Super...

AP source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom Brady

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom ...

New knotholes: Good MLB views, if fans know where to look

BOSTON (AP) — Tucked under the center field seats at Fenway Park, down some stairs from Lansdowne Street in an area previously used as the visiting team’s batting cage, is a sports bar that is prepari...

Brown U. students claim fraud, want cut sports restored

Lawyers for a group of Brown University athletes whose sports have been targeted for elimination are accusing the Ivy League school of fraud for working secretly on a plan to cut the programs without ...

Hands Off! Halls of fame adapt to coronavirus concerns

As part of a $22 million, court-to-dome renovation, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame replaced the static plaques honoring inductees with touch screens that display videos and career highl...

Hoops Hall mulls date for Bryant, Class of 2020 induction

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was gearing up for a great year: not just the all-but-certain election of NBA superstars like Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan, but also a chance...

PawSox offer taste of baseball with 'Dining on the Diamond'

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox are going from “Play Ball” to “Bon Appetit.” With the minor league baseball season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Triple-A ...

Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history. Organizers said Thursday that they instead will have a “virtual event” in which partic...

Beach volleyball star Walsh Jennings offers virtual training

A longtime evangelist for outdoor and active lifestyles, beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jennings knew the national stay-at-home orders would be especially hard on young athletes and others trying t...

Red Sox reporter turns auctioneer, raises $57K for charity

BOSTON (AP) — As a Boston Red Sox beat writer, Chris Cotillo found himself with a lot of spare time after the baseball season was suspended, and a nagging desire to help those affected by the coronavi...

Celtics keep things interesting by chatting with stars

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics’ conference calls have become a star-studded affair, with Mark Wahlberg and LL Cool J talking to the team while it is waiting out the coronavirus pandemic. ...

From Hopkinton to Boston, marathon absence is seen and felt

HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — “It All Starts Here.” The motto is bannered on the Hopkinton website, laid into the floor of the Marathon Elementary School, painted on a sign that sends Bost...