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Red Sox fans celebrate latest title; parade to follow


BOSTON (AP) – Boston is celebrating another world championship.


Many jubilant Red Sox fans spilled out into the streets early today after watching their team wrap up its fourth World Series title in 15 years with a 5-1 win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles.


No major problems were reported. Police closed off several streets around Fenway Park.


A World Series championship banner was unfurled outside the park just before dawn.



City officials are expected to announce plans today for a parade later in the week to honor the Red Sox.


It will be the 11th time since 2002 the city has enjoyed such a celebration for a sports championship.




Mets say agent Brodie Van Wagenen agrees to GM deal


NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Mets say baseball agent Brodie Van Wagenen has agreed to become their general manager.


Team spokesman Harold Kaufman confirmed this morning that chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and Van Wagenen have settled on terms of a contract, although no paperwork had been signed yet.


Details of the deal were not disclosed.


A news conference to introduce Van Wagenen is planned for Tuesday at Citi Field. He was chosen to replace Sandy Alderson, who took a leave of absence in late June following a recurrence of cancer. Alderson said the team’s poor record did not merit him returning.


In an unusual move, the 44-year-old Van Wagenen is set to switch sides at the bargaining table. He has represented high-profile players all around the majors, including Mets stars Jacob deGrom, Yoenis Cespedes and Todd Frazier.


Van Wagenen must leave his clients and give up his career as an agent to take the GM job.




Flight data recorder recovered in Leicester chopper crash


LEICESTER, England (AP) – Authorities say a digital flight data recorder has been recovered from the helicopter in which the owner of the Leicester (LES’-tur), England soccer team was killed along with four others.


Officials say the recorder was subject to intense heat as a result of the fire after the crash.


Five people including team owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (VEE’-chy shree-ad-hah-nah-PRAH’-bah) died when the helicopter spiraled out of control as it left the King Power Stadium following a Premier League game on Saturday.




Ronaldo says rape allegation affecting his personal life


PARIS (AP) – Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegation against him is affecting his personal life.


Ronaldo, who has denied any wrongdoing, gave an interview to France Football magazine. Excerpts were distributed today, with the full interview expected to run in the French weekly magazine on Tuesday.


The 33-year-old Ronaldo says “of course this story is interfering in my life. I have a partner, four children, an aging mother, sisters, a brother, a family I’m very close to.”


Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit last month in Nevada claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police also reopened an investigation at her request.


Ronaldo, who plays for Juventus and Portugal’s national soccer team, has scored four goals in four Italian league matches since being accused of rape last month.


He again defended himself in the latest interview, saying “I know who I am and what I’ve done. The truth will come out in the light of day.”