TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 yesterday. Marcus Stroman and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, and Juan Francisco drove in four runs and came within a double of the cycle. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz injured his lower back on a swing in the ninth inning and was replaced by Jonny Gomes, who flied out to end the game.
TORONTO (AP) - The Red Sox begin a three-game series at Tampa Bay tonight. Boston left-hander Jon Lester will face Tampa Bay lefty David Price. There are bad feelings between the two teams after Price drilled David Ortiz with a pitch in a May game at Fenway Park.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady is starting his 15th NFL training camp, and still feels there's room for improvement. He says the goal is to get better whether a player is the newest one on the team or the oldest. Brady will turn 37 August 3rd. He's the oldest New England Patriots player by more than three years.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Patriots head coach Bill Belichick says he's excited to get the season going. He admits a lot of work has to be done before the players are ready for opening day and the 16-game regular season schedule, but he's looking forward to the challenges ahead. The Pats face the Redskins at Washington for their first preseason game on August 7th. Their first regular season game is September 7th.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - ESPN says former Texas coach Mack Brown will serve as a studio analyst for college football games on ABC. Brown stepped down in December after 16 years with the Longhorns, winning the national title after the 2005 season. Brown will appear on "College Football Countdown" and offer pregame, halftime and postgame commentary for the games on ABC, including "Saturday Night Football."
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi (KEH-fleh-ZEE-gee) is returning to the Boston area to run in the Falmouth Road Race. In April, Keflezighi became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983. His victory came a year after two bombs exploded at the finish line, killing three people and wounding more than 260 others.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Boston (Lester 10-7) at Tampa Bay (Price 10-7), 7:10 p.m.
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