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Brown criticizes efforts to register welfare recipients

The US senator said the state welfare department sent voting registration forms to 478,000 people as a ploy to boost the ranks of Democratic voters and benefit his rival, Elizabeth Warren.

Romney ad targets Obama’s stance on welfare reform

Mitt Romney’s campaign paints President Obama as a proponent of government handouts who has long opposed work requirements for those who receive welfare.

Women’s Beach Volleyball

// May-Treanor, Walsh Jennings win third straight gold

The pair won beach volleyball gold after beating fellow Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy.

// Allyson Felix of US wins women’s 200-meter sprint

Felix passed Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica down the stretch to win, while American Carmelita Jeter took bronze.

Joe Corey, of Billerica, wore a Kansas City Monarchs uniform at the “media day” event preceding the Oldtime Baseball Game charity event in Cambridge.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

Oldtime Baseball Game brings uniforms out of mothballs

It’s time, once again, for the annual Oldtime Baseball Game, a charity contest held at St. Peter’s Field in Cambridge in which players wear uniforms plucked from baseball history.

A blue shark photographed off the coast of Rhode Island in July has a fish hook in its mouth.

Opinion | THE PODIUM

Time to move past ‘Jaws’ toward a new view of sharks

With sharks making headlines once again, we should pause to consider the value of these misunderstood animals, writes ocean photojournalist Brian Skerry.

Bobby Valentine removed Josh Beckett with no outs in the sixth after Beckett gave up eight runs on eight hits, including three home runs

Rangers 10, Red Sox 9

Beckett struggles in loss to Rangers

Josh Beckett gave up a season-high eight runs on eight hits and was booed when he left the game with no outs in the sixth.


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PGA Championship

Keegan Bradley’s whirlwind rookie season included a win in the PGA Championship, which he hopes to defend this week.

Keegan Bradley’s ego in check, but his game is huge

The Hopkinton product is at the top of the PGA pyramid, but is proudly connected to his modest roots as he defends his PGA Championship title.