Chris Sale has solid outing in second rehab start, could pitch in Portland next week

Sale struck out six hitters in 2 2/3 innings on Saturday. Chris Sale is moving closer and closer to returning to the Red Sox and making his 2022 MLB debut. The Red Sox’ southpaw threw his second rehab outing on Saturday since he suffered a stress fracture in his right rib cage in February. Sale’s start, which came with the Florida Complex League Red Sox, yielded good results, throwing 2 2/3 innings and striking out six hitters.
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Celtics assistant Will Hardy reportedly a leading candidate for Jazz coaching vacancy

Hardy joined the Celtics' staff in 2021 when Ime Udoka became the team's head coach. Danny Ainge could be looking to his old home to fill the head coaching vacancy in Utah. Celtics assistant Will Hardy is a “leading candidate” to become the next head coach of the Jazz, The Salt Lake Tribune’s Andy Larsen reported Saturday. The Jazz and Ainge, who joined Utah earlier in 2022 as its Alternate Governor and CEO, are looking to hire a younger assistant coach to replace Quin Snyder, according to Larsen.
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Thousands gather in Downtown Boston to protest Roe v. Wade reversal

The “vocal but peaceful crowd” marched from Copley to the State House in support of abortion rights. Thousands of people gathered in Downtown Boston Friday protesting the Supreme Court’s decision to end constitutional protections for abortion. Crowds started gathering in Copley Square around 5 p.m., just hours...

Massachusetts Catholic leaders respond to the overturning of Roe v. Wade

Boston’s Cardinal-Archbishop called the ruling "deeply significant and encouraging." Catholic leaders across Massachusetts spoke out in support of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that made abortion legal at a federal level. The Cardinal-Archbishop of Boston Seán Patrick O’Malley released...

Former Mass. paramedic charged with fentanyl tampering

Prosecutors allege the licensed EMT replaced the liquid narcotic with saline while working at a Needham ambulance company. A former Massachusetts paramedic is accused of tampering with liquid fentanyl vials while working part-time at a Needham ambulance service company. Candice Mangan, 41, of Medford, was charged Friday with tampering with...

These New England boardwalks are worth a visit this summer

Nothing says summer fun like a stroll along a boardwalk. Here's a selection of boardwalks with beautiful views, great food, arcade games, and more. New England summers bring plenty of boardwalk fun. Some seaside pathways offer shops, restaurants, music, and carnival rides, while others are simply an escape into nature.

10 movies and TV shows to stream right now

The best of what's new on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney Plus, and more. Though the song is nearly 30 years old, Bruce Springsteen’s “57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)” encapsulates the struggle viewers face today. With hundreds of cable channels, dozens of streaming services, and countless on-demand titles, trying to decide what to watch can feel like an endless ordeal.

Guy Fieri and Billy Porter are joining Tom Brady’s new movie

"Did someone say road trip?" Tom Brady is bringing in an old friend to join him in his upcoming movie “80 for Brady.”. Guy Fieri, who for years made appearances alongside Brady at the annual Best Buddies Football Game in Cambridge, will have a cameo role in Paramount’s “80 for Brady,” a road trip movie starring Brady and co-produced by the quarterback’s 199 Productions.

Mass. reports 1,727 new COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths

The state also reported 481 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Here's the data reported Friday, June 24, 2022. Hospitalized patients who are fully vaccinated: 289. Hospitalized patients who are primarily hospitalized for COVID-19 related illness: 146. ICU patients: 38. Intubated patients: 9. MA DPH COVID-19 Dashboard by Rosemary Ford on Scribd. View...

‘This is a really bad day’: Reproductive rights activists, elected officials gather at State House in face of Roe v. Wade decision

"What happened today is really unfathomable, and it's really distressing.”. Leaders of the Beyond Roe Coalition were joined by a crowd of elected officials and supporters on the steps of the Massachusetts State House Friday afternoon for an impassioned call to continue the fight to protect abortion access, in the face of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

Here’s the latest on Patrice Bergeron and the Bruins

Patrice Bergeron appears to be coming back to the Bruins for at least one more season. The longtime Bruins center is meeting with the team next week with the intention of returning, “several well-connected sources” told The Boston Globe’s Matt Porter on Friday. Retirement rumors swirled around...