• Red Sox hire Alex Cora as new manager

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox hired Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora as manager Sunday, turning to a player from their 2007 World Series championship roster to help the team out of its current playoff slump.

  • Bergeron leads Bruins over Canucks 6-3 with goal, 3 assists

    BOSTON (AP) — Welcome back Bergie.

  • Bergeron leads Bruins over Canucks 6-3 with goal, 3 assists

    BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron had a goal and three assists in his season debut, moving up to seventh on Boston’s career scoring list as the Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 on Thursday night.

  • Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask out with concussion

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston goalie Tuukka Rask is sidelined because of a concussion, forcing the Bruins to call up goalie Zane McIntyre from Providence of the American Hockey League.

  • Emotional Celtics drop first 2 games after Hayward’s injury

    BOSTON (AP) — Celtics fans lined up to sign a banner urging Gordon Hayward to “come back stronger than ever.” One player wrote his injured teammate’s initials on his shoe. The crowd that bought tickets to see him make his Boston debut chanted his name.

  • Greek Freak (37 points) leads Bucks past Celtics, 108-100

    BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, and the Milwaukee Bucks opened their season with a 108-100 victory over Boston on Wednesday night to spoil the homecoming of a Celtics team coming off a late and emotional season opener.

  • Hayward from hospital: ‘It hurts me that I can’t be there’

    BOSTON (AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before the team’s home opener on Wednesday night, telling Boston fans: “It’s hurting me that I can’t be there.”

  • Red Sox’s Ramirez, Rodriguez have shoulder, knee surgeries

    BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox say designated hitter Hanley Ramirez and pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez are recovering from offseason surgical procedures.