BOSTON (AP) - Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday, completing a doubleheader sweep. It was a dramatic ending to a very long day, which started at 1 p.m. with Boston's 5-1 win in the opener, which was delayed almost three hours by rain.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have placed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained neck. The Red Sox made the move yesterday. Buchholz is 9-0 and leads the majors with a 1.71 ERA. The right-hander made an early exit from his latest start against the Angels on June 8th.
BOSTON (AP) - Daniel Paille is thriving on the third line with two game-winning goals for the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals. His next chance will come tonight when the Boston Bruins try to improve on their 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series against the Chicago Blackhawks.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Stanley Cup finals' Game 3 drew the most viewers for the NHL on NBC Sports Network since the cable channel started televising the league in 2006. The Bruins' 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night averaged just over 4 million viewers, topping the 3.96 million for Boston's overtime victory in Game 2.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has undergone back surgery. Gronkowski's agent says the operation was performed yesterday and was successful. The Patriots open training camp in late July and start the regular season on September 8th at Buffalo.
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - State and local police spent hours at the Massachusetts home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez last night as another group of officers searched an industrial park nearby where a body was discovered the day before. Authorities would not comment on the actions while Sports Illustrated, citing an unidentified source, reported that Hernandez was not believed to be a suspect in what was being treated as a possible homicide.
BOSTON (AP) - Boston Marathon winner Lelisa Desisa is giving his medal to the City of Boston as a tribute to the victims and families affected by the twin bombing near the race's finish line. The Ethiopian will present the medal to Mayor Thomas Menino on Sunday on Boston Common.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - The Travelers Championship golf tournament has served as host for a giant baby shower. Forty pregnant military wives, whose spouses are on deployment from the Navy's submarine base in Groton or the Connecticut Army National Guard, were the guests of honor yesterday at the "Operation Shower" luncheon.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
Tampa Bay (Hellickson 4-3) at Boston (Dempster 4-7), 7:10 p.m.
STANLEY CUP FINALS:
Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m.
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