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

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BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 last night. Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda was thrown out in the second inning for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston. Mike Napoli had three hits and Boston scored two runs in the first and two more in the third. The Yankees scored on Alfonso Soriano's sacrifice fly in the sixth.

BOSTON (AP) - New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he doesn't expect to be fined for pushing a television camera to keep it from aiming into the tunnel between the team's dugout and clubhouse. Girardi pushed the camera at the corner of his dugout after pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning last night for having pine tar on the right side of his neck. The Boston Red Sox went on to win.

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox have demoted struggling switch-hitting outfielder Daniel Nava and recalled right-hander Alex Wilson. The 31-year old Nava was hitting just .149 with two homers and three RBI when he was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket before last night's game against the New York Yankees.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 last night with a stiff wind whipping through Citi Field. Lucas Duda hit a long home run and the Mets threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off the Cardinals. Jonathon Niese earned his first win of the season.

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - The New York Red Bulls beat the Houston Dynamo 4-0 last night. Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice in the first 24 minutes and added a second-half penalty kick to give the Red Bulls their second straight victory. The win earned New York some measure of revenge against Houston, which beat the Red Bulls in Harrison last November to eliminate them from the playoffs.

DETROIT (AP) - The Boston Bruins have held the Detroit Red Wings to historically poor production offensively. With just two goals through three games, Detroit is off to its worst three-game start in any playoff series since the 1945 Stanley Cup finals. The Bruins hold a 2-1 lead in the opening-round series. Game 4 is tonight in Detroit.

NEW YORK (AP) - Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd says he's not worried about Paul Pierce's matchup against the Toronto Raptors. The veteran forward was 2 for 11 for seven points in Toronto's 100-95 victory on Monday that evened the first-round playoff series at one game apiece. Game 3 is tomorrow night in Brooklyn.

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated. Phil Jackson says he won't be hiring himself to coach the Knicks. Jackson retired from coaching in 2011 after winning an NBA-record 11 titles.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Jets say they will hold training camp at SUNY Cortland, returning to central New York for the fifth time in the last six years. Teams can begin camp 15 days before their first preseason game. That means New York can start as early as July 23rd, with its opener August 7th at home against Indianapolis.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Boxer Tramaine "Mighty Midget" Williams has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison on an assault weapon charge. Williams is a nine-time amateur national champion. The New Haven Register reports he was arrested in January, two days before he was scheduled to fight at Madison Square Garden. He was 8-0 as a professional. Police say he was one of 11 arrested during a series of raids in New Haven, Connecticut.

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