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American League East

Boston's bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

After the winter of their discontent, it's been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians. The Red Sox are languishing, the city forfeited a chance to showcase itself to the planet as an Olympics host and the NFL has upheld star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's entire four-game suspension. Forget the footballs: All of Beantown feels a little deflated right now. "It's been disappointment after disappointment," said Dan Clark, 28, an engineer who lives in Watertown. Dumped on by a record 9 feet of snow that tested their patience and crippled their already-battered public transit system, Bostonians were desperate for a season in which to rest, regroup, recharge and...