Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press - New York News

Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press

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TORONTO (AP) - The Red Sox go for a sweep of the Blue Jays tonight in Toronto after some extra inning heroics last night. Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 11-7. Boston broke away from a 4-all tie for its second straight victory following an eight-game losing streak. Joe Kelly starts for Boston tonight against Toronto's Marcus Stroman.

TORONTO (AP) - Red Sox manager John Farrell says slugger David Ortiz could be back in the lineup for Boston tonight. Ortiz sat out his second straight game last night. Ortiz left Sunday's game against Seattle in the sixth, two innings after fouling a ball off his foot.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Former major league baseball player Jose Offerman is appealing a federal court order that he pay $940,000 to a catcher injured during a minor league brawl in 2007. A jury last month awarded the money to former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans, who says he suffered career-ending injuries when Offerman hit him in the head with a bat.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police documents say two Brown University football players investigated in an alleged sexual assault talked about a third player's involvement. The Providence Journal reports search warrant affidavits for the players' cellphones were filed in a Rhode Island court and disclosed the alleged involvement of a third player.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones is now a member of the New England Revolution. The Revolution and the Chicago Fire both wanted Jones, and New England won the rights to sign him through a blind draw on Sunday. Jones had a goal and an assist in four starts during the World Cup in Brazil.

CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Landon Donovan says he will make his final appearance for the U.S. national team October 10th in a friendly against Ecuador. Donovan is the top scorer in U.S. history with 57 goals and 58 assists in 156 appearances, but he wasn't chosen for his fourth World Cup roster earlier this summer by coach Jurgen Klinsmann. The U.S. team will face Ecuador at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.



Boston (J.Kelly 0-1) at Toronto (Stroman 7-5), 7:07 p.m.

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