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

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots' offense is still struggling. The Patriots moved to 1-1 with Sunday's 30-7 win at Minnesota, but after the game, much of the talk was about improving the offense. New England won the game with 292 yards of total offense, enough to win - easily - but nothing to get excited about. They host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have reinstated star running back Adrian Peterson after he was charged with child abuse. The Vikings say he will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Minnesota made the announcement yesterday. Peterson was benched during Sunday's 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots. He's accused of striking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch this summer.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - The U.S. women's basketball team used a big run in the third quarter to beat Canada 76-51 last night in an exhibition game in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Nneka Ogwumike scored 10 points to lead a balanced offense. The Americans led 35-31 at halftime, and then scored the first 13 points of the third.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Two more Connecticut players have ended their football careers because of health concerns. Their decisions were announced a week after starting quarterback Casey Cochran quit because of concussions. The players are senior defensive end Angelo Pruitt and offensive lineman Bryan Paull, a little-used senior.

BOSTON (AP) - Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are denying as "false" and "preposterous" an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia. Prosecutors say the allegation came from the Russian government, which expelled the investigators.

TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:

MLB:

Boston (Ranaudo 3-2) at Pittsburgh (Morton 5-12), 7:05 p.m.

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