ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - David Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double and the Tampa Bay Rays earned their eighth straight victory, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 last night. Price (11-7) struck out 10 over eight innings. He tied the team record shared by Matt Moore and Scott Kazmir for victories in consecutive starts.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Rob Gronkowski is going through light activities at the New England Patriots training camp. The star tight end ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage during the team's second day of practice. He's recovering from knee surgery on January 9th so he didn't participate in 11-on-11 drills, cut sharply or run hard at defensive backs.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man whose body was found near the former New England Patriot player's home. Hernandez's lawyers argued that prosecutors hadn't shown probable cause to sustain the murder charge against Hernandez in the death of Odin Lloyd and hadn't presented any evidence or motive for the killing.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have met with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Among those attending yesterday were Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Boston (Lester 10-7) at Tampa Bay (Price 10-7), 7:10 p.m.
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