Sox lurking in the background


Sox lurking in the background

Between the start of the Celtics playoff run, the end of the Bruins playoff run, and Bill Belichick taking hostage of the NFL Draft, the Red Sox have faded into the background of the Boston sports scene.

And just the Sox luck, the spotlight went out just in time for them to catch fire.

"Fire" is obviously a relative term here, seeing that they've only won four games in a row, and haven't beaten the cream of the MLB crop. But hey, what else can we ask for? The Sox four game win streak is tied for the second longest in the majors. It's the Sox longest since August 9. It's moved them within three and a half games of first place. Of course, there's a long way to go. The Sox will have plenty of time in the spotlight this summer, and what they do then will have a much greater baring what becomes of this season. But for now, it's nice to know that while no one is paying attention the Sox are taking care of business.

And with that, we return you to your regularly scheduled Draft coverage.

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Former Bruins star Ray Bourque 'in unfamiliar territory'


Former Bruins star Ray Bourque 'in unfamiliar territory'

ANDOVER, Mass. — Former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque, who's facing a drunken driving charge, says he accepts the responsibility of his actions.

Bourque was charged Friday night with operating under the influence of alcohol and following too closely. He posted bail and was released.

"For the first time in my life, I find myself in unfamiliar territory," Bourque said in a statement released Sunday. "I am not happy about the situation I put myself into."

Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe said the 55-year-old Bourque was arrested about 11:30 p.m. after his Mercedes-Benz rear-ended a minivan in a construction zone in the city. No injuries were reported.

Bourque is to be arraigned in Lawrence District Court. Police haven't provided a date.

According to The Boston Globe, Bourque currently owns Tresca, a restaurant on Boston's North End.

Chile wins 2nd straight Copa America title as Messi misses


Chile wins 2nd straight Copa America title as Messi misses

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Lionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina's national team.

Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, Francisco Silva converted Chile's final shot and La Roja won their second straight Copa America title by beating Argentina 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night.