CHICAGO (AP) - The Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2 last night to avoid a 3-game sweep. Clay Buchholz pitched five-hit ball over seven innings to improve to 7-0. David Ortiz delivered a two-run single in the first off Hector Santiago, and the Red Sox backed Buchholz with several neat defensive plays on the way to their sixth win in eight games.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is returning to Boston for the first time as an opposing manager and expects it to be an emotional homecoming. Francona won two World Series titles during eight seasons with the Red Sox, who ended an 86-year drought under his leadership in 2004. The Indians open a 4-game series at Fenway tonight.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston Bruins are on the brink of the Eastern Conference finals, and they got there on the backs of their suddenly offensive defensemen and a potent fourth line of forwards. They have outclassed the New York Rangers all over the ice in surging to a 3-0 lead in a series that could be over tonight.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut Sun is hoping the second head coach in the team's history can do what the first could not - win a WNBA championship. Connecticut fired Mike Thibault and replaced him with Hall of Fame standout Anne Donovan in the offseason. The Sun is coming off a year in which the team posted an East-best 25-9 record, before losing to Indiana in the conference championship series.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - UConn center Enosch Wolf has been reinstated to the team following a decision last month by prosecutors to drop charges in a domestic violence case. UConn says the 7-foot-1 center can return for the 2013-14 season, but as a non-scholarship player.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A lawyer for Curt Schilling and executives of his bankrupt video game company say they disclosed everything to Rhode Island's economic development agency before being granted a $75 million loan guarantee and a lawsuit against them should be dismissed. A Superior Court judge in Providence heard arguments yesterday from Schilling's lawyer and others. The former Red Sox pitcher was not in court.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
NHL CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS:
Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
Cleveland (McAllister 3-3) at Boston (Dempster 2-4), 7:10 p.m.
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