NEW YORK (AP) - Jacoby Ellsbury will wear No. 22 with the Yankees, taking over the number of Roger Clemens, another Boston star who moved south to New York. Ellsbury wore No. 2 with the Red Sox, but that belongs to Yankees captain Derek Jeter. The outfielder agreed to a $153 million, seven-year contract Dec. 3, and the deal was completed four days later.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston College's Andre Williams, the nation's leading rusher and only the 16th player in FBS history to surpass 2,000 yards in a season, was at a mall shopping for clothes for the Doak Walker Award ceremony when he learned in a text that he was a Heisman finalist. Williams won the Doak Walker last night. Now, he has a side trip to New York for tomorrow's Heisman ceremony.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots will get another chance to win the AFC East title. For the second week in a row, the Miami Dolphins can spoil it. Miami's 34-28 win over Pittsburgh last Sunday denied New England the division crown even though it beat Cleveland 27-26. On Sunday, the Pats visit Miami.
BOSTON (AP) - First baseman Mike Napoli is staying with the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. The club has finalized a two-year deal with Napoli. He will earn $32 million through 2015. The terms were agreed to last week, when Napoli tweeted, "The beard is coming back to Boston!!! Couldn't be happier!!"
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Army at Maine, 6 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY:
American International at Maine, 7 p.m.
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