Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Jalen Adams had 21 points to lead five UConn players in double figures as the Huskies pulled away from Cornell for a 91-74 win. Christian Vita added 19 points for the Huskies, one of four UConn guards to score at least 10 points. Matt Morgan had 26 to lead Cornell.
NEW YORK (AP) - Boston pitcher David Price won the AL Comeback Player of the Year award and Atlanta reliever Jonny Venters earned the NL honor. Price, a 33-year-old left-hander, was 16-7 with a 3.58 ERA in 30 starts for the Red Sox. He was 6-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 11 starts and five relief appearances in 2017, when he wa slowed by left elbow inflammation. The 33-year-old Venters was 5-2 with three saves and a 3.67 ERA for Tampa Bay and Atlanta.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers is retiring after 21 seasons and 3,166 hits. The 39-year-old third baseman hit 477 home runs. He was a four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner. He says his decision came after "careful consideration and many sleepless nights."
(AP) - A person familiar with the decision says Massachusetts is working on parting ways with coach Mark Whipple, who has led the Minutemen to just 16 victories in six seasons during his second stint at the school. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details were still being worked on a deal. The 61-year-old Whipple has two years remaining on a contract that pays $500,000 annually in base salary.
(AP) - The U.S. bobsled, skeleton and luge teams all have a very different look this winter. With the World Cup sliding seasons set to begin, only 11 of the 30 bobsled, skeleton and luge athletes that represented the U.S. at the Pyeongchang Olympics nine months ago are back on their rosters. It's an every-four-year process, where the teams reset toward the next Olympics.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Jacob Grandison scored 17 points and Jehyve Floyd scored seven in overtime as Holy Cross recovered from blowing a 17-point second-half lead to beat Albany 69-65. Caleb Green, who had 12 points for the Crusaders (4-2), opened the overtime with a basket then Floyd scored the next six points.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Sophomore Jacob Rigoni scored a career-high 23 points with four 3-pointers and nine rebounds, Kevin Marfo grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and Qunnipiac beat New Hampshire 69-63 for its first win of the season. Cameron Young added 17 points with four 3s for the Bobcats (1-2), who hit 12 3-pointers and held the Wildcats to 35 percent shooting, but turned it over 20 times.
DENTON, Texas (AP) - Zachary Simmons scored a career-high 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting, Ryan Woolridge added 12 points with five assists, and undefeated North Texas beat Maine 74-63 in overtime at the Wolfpack Classic to win its seventh straight. Isaiah White's two free throws put Maine up 62-60 in overtime, but Jordan Duffy hit two from the line and North Texas scored eight straight and led 68-62 on Umoja Gibson's 3-pointer with 2:22 to play.
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