• New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looks to pass during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Patriots circle wagons in camp and focus on football

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback’s lawsuit against the NFL and the team’s image around the league.

  • In this Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, people hold up placards in Boston, against the Olympic Games coming to the city, during the first public forum regarding the city's 2024 Olympic bid. Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion earlier this week, with local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Committee deciding to part ways after the Boston mayor and the Massachusetts governor refused to be rushed into a decision putting taxpayers on the hook if the games went over budget. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

    Questions remain after Boston’s Olympics bid ends

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics flamed out in spectacular fashion this week, with local organizers and the U.S. Olympic Committee deciding to part ways after the mayor and Massachusetts’ governor refused to be rushed into a decision putting taxpayers on the hook if the games went over budget.

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz runs out his RBI-double that scored Xander Bogaerts, right, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Boston, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Red Sox rock Sale, win 8-2 to snap White Sox streak

    BOSTON (AP) — Steven Wright and the slumping Red Sox looked like a long shot against Chris Sale and the surging White Sox on Thursday night.

  • Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval, right, gestures safe as home plate umpire Adrian Johnson makes the call after Sandoval was thrown out at home on a double by Ryan Hanigan during the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Boston, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Struggling Sandoval insists weight not a problem

    BOSTON (AP) — In the midst of a season-long slump during his first season with the Boston Red Sox, Pablo Sandoval insisted Thursday he weighs the same as he did last season with San Francisco.

  • New England Patriots fans wait for practice to complete, while standing behind a sign supporting quarterback Tom Brady, during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Patriots open camp, try to ignore ‘Deflategate’ noise

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts.

  • A boat glides along the Cambridge, Mass., side of the Charles River, Monday, July 27, 2105, in front of the Boston skyline, behind. The U.S. Olympic Committee officially severed ties with Boston on Monday, saying it was exploring other options amid lackluster public support and concerns from elected leaders and organized opposition about the impact to taxpayers. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Boston’s bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

    BOSTON (AP) — After the winter of their discontent, it’s been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians.

  • Chicago White Sox's Carlos Sanchez (5) scores on a single by Adam Eaton as Boston Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan jumps for the high throw during the second inning of a baseball game in Boston, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    Porcello hit hard in Boston’s 9-2 loss to the White Sox

    BOSTON (AP) — Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox continued their headfirst slide into the American League East cellar Wednesday night.

  • Chicago White Sox's Carlos Sanchez (5) scores on a single by Adam Eaton as Boston Red Sox's Ryan Hanigan jumps for the high throw during the second inning of a baseball game in Boston, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    White Sox win 7th straight; beat Red Sox 9-2

    BOSTON (AP) — What a difference a week has made for the Chicago White Sox.

  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July, 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th IOC executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place.(AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Bach: Boston failed to deliver on ‘promises’ to USOC

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying the city failed to deliver on “promises” made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the Massachusetts capital as the American candidate for the games.

  • Boston Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts sits on the infield as teammate Pablo Sandoval checks to see if he's injured following a play where Betts flipped over the bullpen wall while trying to catch a drive by Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, July 28, 2015.  Betts left the game after the play. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston places CF Betts on 7-day concussion DL

    BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox have placed center fielder Mookie Betts on the seven-day disabled list for a concussion after he tumbled into Boston’s bullpen attempting to make a catch a night earlier.