BOSTON (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 4-2 last night. Marcus Stroman had his second solid start against Boston in five days, and Colby Rasmus hit a solo homer. Xander Bogaerts homered and Dustin Pedroia added an RBI double for Boston, which has dropped all five games in Fenway Park against Toronto.
BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester has been scratched from tonight's start against the Blue Jays, with the possibility that he could be traded before tomorrow's trade deadline. Right-hander Brandon Workman will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to make the start.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Dream snapped a four-game losing streak with an 89-80 win over the Connecticut Sun yesterday. Angel McCoughtry led Atlanta with 25 points. Kelsey Bone led Connecticut with 18 points and 13 rebounds, rookie Alyssa Thomas added 17 points and Chiney Ogwumike had 16, but the Sun lost their fourth straight game.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Sealver Siliga had surprising success as a defensive tackle with the New England Patriots last season. He was one of several players who stepped in after tackles Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly sustained season-ending injuries. Now, he's in a large group of defensive tackles competing for playing time.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Former Kentucky guard James Young says he's "good to go" after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics' first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA's summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash in a car accident before last month's NBA draft.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco says his league doesn't feel threatened by the power grab being made by the wealthiest conferences in college sports. Aresco said yesterday at the American media day that his league supports a plan to allow the Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, Pac-12 and SEC a certain level of autonomy when making NCAA rules.
NEW YORK (AP) - ESPN has suspended sportscaster Stephen Smith for a week because of comments he made about domestic abuse. Smith has apologized for the comments he made the comments last Friday during an on-air discussion about NFL running back Ray Rice's suspension for assaulting his fiancee. Smith had suggested that women should make sure they don't provoke attacks.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A lawyer says a Connecticut minor league baseball player hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 baseball bat attack has won nearly $1 million in a lawsuit. Yesterday, a jury awarded $940,000 to Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans, who wanted $4.8 million.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Toronto (Buehrle 10-7) at Boston (Workman 1-3), 7:10 p.m.
Colorado at New England, 7:30 p.m.
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