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

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DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 3-2 yesterday. Alex Avila hit an RBI single off the wall in right field, with two out in the bottom of the ninth for Detroit. Hiroki Kuroda allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings for New York, but he's still without a victory over the Tigers in his career. He's beaten baseball's other 29 teams.

NEW YORK (AP) - The Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-1 last night. Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and a single. The Mets didn't have a runner in scoring position until Travis d'Arnaud opened the eighth with a double. Eric Campbell followed with an RBI single, finishing Minor.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play and the New York Giants capped their first undefeated preseason since 2006 with a 16-13 victory over the New England Patriots last night. The win was a gift from Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who went for a first down with a fourth-and-1 from his 39 with less than three minutes to play and the score tied.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Cody Parkey made field goals of 54, 53 and 25 yards to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Jets 37-7 in the preseason finale last night. The Eagles and Jets rested most of their starters and several backups. Michael Vick made a one-play cameo in his first game back in Philadelphia. The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback will start the season as Geno Smith's backup.

NEW YORK (AP) - Cramp-free on a cool summer's night, Andy Murray moved easily into the third round of the U.S. Open last night with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Matthias Bachinger. The eighth-seeded Murray, who battled cramps in his hamstring, shoulder and arm during a four-set win over Robin Haase in the heat of the day on Monday, showed no such trouble on a crisp, 75-degree night in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

NEW YORK (AP) - Thirteenth-seeded American John Isner hit 30 aces and saved the only break point he faced in a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 victory over 77th-ranked Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany yesterday at the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows. Isner will now face 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the third round.

NEW YORK (AP) - After three double-faults in her first service game, Serena Williams was in control the rest of the way and stretched her winning streak to 16 matches at the U.S. Open. The Number 1-ranked and Number 1-seeded Williams needed only 56 minutes yesterday to beat 81st-ranked Vania King 6-1, 6-0 to reach the third round at Flushing Meadows.

NEW YORK (AP) - Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard reached the U.S. Open's third round for the first time by beating 80th-ranked Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-4 last night. The seventh-seeded Bouchard was the only woman to reach the semifinals at the year's first three Grand Slam tournaments.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Bob Diaco says he's not nervous as he begins his first season as a collegiate head football coach, just excited to see where his UConn team is fewer than nine months after he was hired to turn things around. The Huskies host perennial power BYU tonight.

(AP) - Connecticut forward Chiney Ogwumike has been named the WNBA rookie of the year. She joins her sister Nneka, who won in 2012, as the first set of siblings to earn the honor in the league's history. Ogwumike was the Number 1 pick in the draft last April and averaged 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Sun this past season.

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