Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press
TORONTO (AP) - Rowdy Tellez had two homers and five RBIs and Randal Grichuk also homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 10-3. Toronto won for just the fifth time against Boston at Rogers Centre since the start of the 2017 season.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says the New England Patriots have reached an agreement on a two-year extension with receiver Julian Edelman. The deal worth $18 million includes an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million in guaranteed money. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because terms have not been announced.
(AP) - The Bruins and Blues will meet in the Stanley Cup Final, a rematch of the 1970 series that ended with Bobby Orr's famous goal and leaping celebration. Boston has been in the final three times in the past nine seasons, but this is St. Louis' first trip in 49 years. Unlike that series, this will be much more evenly matched.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins will hold a public intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday night to stay sharp during their 10-day wait for the Stanley Cup Final to start. Coach Bruce Cassidy says he asked for advice from other teams with long layoffs, including the New England Patriots. Cassidy said he'll make sure everyone knows the most important thing is not to get hurt. The Cup Final starts on Monday in Boston against the St. Louis Blues.
BALTIMORE (AP) - Michael Phelps is set to receive the fifth annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion in Boston. He is being honored for sharing his story of depression and raising awareness of mental health issues. The 33-year-old Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time but has dealt with numerous bouts of depression. His goal now is to de-stigmatize mental health problems. The Ruderman Award is given to individuals who are passionate about providing opportunities for others.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Dante Baldelli capped a two-run 11th inning with an RBI single as Boston College topped Clemson 7-5 in the opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. The Eagles (30-26) earned their first tournament win since 2010 after the Tigers rallied from 5-2 with a three-run eighth.
NEW YORK (AP) - The traditional rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will take a radical twist when they meet in London next month: They will play on artificial turf for the first time in more than 2,200 games over a century. Major League Baseball has access to Olympic Stadium for 21 days before the games on June 29 and 30, the sport's first regular-season contests in Europe, and just five days after to clear out. The league concluded there was not enough time to install real grass.
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