The Associated Press - Mass. Pro Sports
Snell goes 6 scoreless innings, Rays beat Red Sox 6-3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Blake Snell had another strong outing against Boston something that is becoming a regular occurrence for the Tampa Bay lefty.
May 25 3:17AM AP

2B Pedroia returns from bad knee, rejoins Red Sox on Friday
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be activated by the Red Sox on Friday after missing Boston's first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery.
May 24 10:25PM AP

Quinn: Rangers' job is an 'opportunity I could not pass up
NEW YORK (AP) David Quinn had been contacted by other NHL teams in recent years, and chose to remain at Boston University. When the New York Rangers came calling, it was different.
May 24 9:57PM AP

Alarmed: LeBron, Cavs facing win-or-else Game 6 vs Celtics
CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was answering a question about Boston's defense on LeBron James during a teleconference when he tripped the security system at his home.
May 24 9:55PM AP

Red Sox rally in 9th, Price helps 3-hit Rays in 4-1 win
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Boston Red Sox didn't need much offense to win their fourth straight game Wednesday night.
May 24 4:09AM AP

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2
BOSTON (AP) Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.
May 24 3:42AM AP

Road tripped: Celtics' Game 3 loss another playoff pothole
CLEVELAND (AP) The Celtics were loose, smiling and laughing. They weren't straining to hear each other speak and there were no obnoxious Cleveland fans heckling them.
May 20 11:28PM AP

Martinez's 2 vastly different HRs lead Red Sox past O's 5-0
BOSTON (AP) J.D. Martinez hit two vastly different drives for his first multihomer game with Boston, powering Eduardo Rodriguez and the Red Sox to a 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
May 20 8:51PM AP

Red Sox avoid sweep with 6-4 win over A's
BOSTON (AP) Xander Bogaerts loves watching from the on-deck circle and learning what J.D. Martinez does at the plate.
May 17 3:45AM AP

Unable to enter Canada, Maxwell to miss series at Blue Jays
BOSTON (AP) Oakland catcher Bruce Maxwell will miss a four-game series at Toronto that starts Thursday because he cannot enter Canada while awaiting sentencing in Arizona on a gun-related charge.
May 16 11:56PM AP

Backcourt blues: Cavs guards Smith, Hill horrible in Game 2
CLEVELAND (AP) J.R. Smith reached out, placed his hands on Al Horford's back and shoved Boston's big man out of bounds.
May 16 11:14PM AP

Red Sox manager surprised by Carson Smith's injury comment
BOSTON (AP) Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he was surprised to hear that reliever Carson Smith feels that fatigue could have contributed to his dislocated pitching shoulder.
May 16 9:29PM AP

Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron, down Cavs 107-94
BOSTON (AP) The Celtics punched the Cavaliers first and never looked back in rolling to a Game 1 rout.
May 16 4:43AM AP

Cavs star James goes to locker room after shot to jaw
BOSTON (AP) Cavaliers forward LeBron James said he just needed a chance to "recalibrate" when he left in the second quarter Tuesday night after taking a shot to the jaw from Boston's Jayson Tatum.
May 16 4:25AM AP

Emotional homer for Piscotty helps A's beat Red Sox 5-3
BOSTON (AP) Stephen Piscotty homered in his first at-bat after being reinstated from the bereavement list and saluted his late mother as he crossed home plate, helping lead the Oakland Athletics to a 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night in a game delayed almost two hours because of weather.
May 16 4:24AM AP