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Holt Hits For Cycle, Boston Ends Slide With Win Over Braves

June 17, 2015
Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt gestures after hitting a triple in the eighth inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Holt hit for the cycle, the first Sox player to do so in 19 years. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The Sox beat the Braves 9-4 to snap their seven game losing streak.

7-Straight Losses: Making Sense Of The Red Sox Struggles

June 16, 2015

A month before the All-Star Game, the Red Sox are solidly at the bottom of their division. Sox analyst Glenn Stout joins WBUR to talk about what’s wrong with the team.

Braves Beat Boston 4-2, Send Red Sox To Seventh Straight Loss

June 16, 2015

Sox Starter Rick Porcello gave up all four runs in six and a third innings.

Billerica Club Would Host 2024 Olympic Shooting

June 15, 2015
A rendering of the proposed Olympic shooting venue at Billerica’s Minute Man Sportsman’s Club

Another week, another new venue announcement. Boston 2024 had originally suggested that Long Island, in Boston Harbor, would host shooting.

Red Sox Lose Sixth Straight, 13-5 To Streaking Blue Jays

June 15, 2015

The Blue Jays beat up on rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, ending his stellar start to his big league career.

Red Sox Allow 9 Runs In Seventh, Lose To Blue Jays 13-10

June 13, 2015
Boston Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa walks past manager John Farrell after being taken out during the seventh inning. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Manager John Farrell hasn’t lost confidence after one of Boston’s toughest losses in a rough season. “I wouldn’t write this team off,” he said after his bullpen allowed all the runs in a nine-run seventh inning of a 13-10 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

Brandon Spikes Cited In Hit-And-Run That Injured 3

June 12, 2015
Brandon Spikes talks with reporters in Foxborough in May. (Elise Amendola/AP)

The Patriots cut the linebacker on Monday, after his car was found abandoned in the median of I-495 early Sunday with heavy front-end damage.

Dorchester Tennis Club Tapped By Boston 2024 To Host Tennis

June 12, 2015
A rendering of what Harambee Park in Dorchester would look like during the 2024 Olympics, should Boston win the bid. (Courtesy Boston 2024)

The Sportsman’s Tennis Club, founded in Dorchester in 1961 to bring the sport to the inner city, now has a shot at hosting tennis players from around the world.

Farrell, Miley Shout It Out As Red Sox Fall To Orioles 6-5

June 12, 2015

Sox starter Wade Miley gave up three home runs and nine hits over just four innings.

Boston 2024 Plans To Hold Olympic Tennis In Dorchester

June 11, 2015
A rendering of what Harambee Park in Dorchester would look like during the 2024 Olympics, should Boston win the bid. (Courtesy Boston 2024)

The group organizing Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games will use Harambee Park in Dorchester for Olympic tennis.

Red Sox Denied By Orioles’ Defense In 5-2 loss

June 11, 2015

Dustin Pedroia scored both runs for the last-place Red Sox, who have lost nine of their last 10 road games.

Commentary: Women’s World Cup Still In The Back Seat

June 10, 2015
Team USA won their first match in the Women's World Cup. Women's soccer has gained popularity in other countries besides the U.S., as a record 24 countries are participating this year. (Kevin Cox/Getty Images)

The U.S. is currently at the top of their group in the Women’s World Cup, having beaten Australia on Monday. But Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield is focusing less on individual results than on the progress of the game the women are playing.

WBUR Poll: Meager Mass. Support For Olympics, But Backing Rises For Statewide Games

June 10, 2015
Reporters view a display of possible Olympic venue sites back in January. WBUR's latest poll on hosting the 2024 Summer Games finds support raises substantially under the scenario of Olympic venues spread across the Bay State, rather than clustered around Greater Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Just 39 percent of Massachusetts voters back hosting the games, to 49 percent opposed. But that support rises when statewide venues are considered.

Orioles Score On Wild Pitch To Beat Red Sox 1-0

June 10, 2015

The Sox gave up the only run of the game on a wild pitch by Matt Barnes in the seventh inning.

At Fenway, Spectators Sit Close: Injury Renews Fan Safety Concerns

June 9, 2015
Fenway Park has the least foul territory of any Major League ballpark, according to the Society for American Baseball Research. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Friday’s serious injury at Fenway Park — where a woman was hit with a piece of a bat — has raised concerns about fan safety, especially at Fenway, the major league stadium with the least foul territory.

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