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

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NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 yesterday for their sixth win in seven games. Brandon McCarthy threw six more solid innings, and fellow newcomer Chase Headley delivered another timely hit. McCarthy improved to 2-0 with a 1.45 ERA in three starts since the Yankees got him in a deal with Arizona earlier this month. He was 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA at the time of the trade.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees have acquired left-hander Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in their latest trade with a team from the NL West. The Yankees announced after yesterday's 4-2 win over Texas that they had gotten the 35-year-old Capuano for cash.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers beat the New York Mets 9-1 last night. Matt Garza allowed two hits over eight innings to rebound from a horrendous outing, and Ryan Braun hit one of three homers for the Brewers. Jonathan Lucroy and Khris Davis also connected for the Brewers, who took a 6-0 lead after three innings against Dillon Gee to win their fourth consecutive game.

TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 yesterday. Marcus Stroman and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, and Juan Francisco drove in four runs and came within a double of the cycle. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz injured his lower back on a swing in the ninth inning and was replaced by Jonny Gomes, who flied out to end the game.

SEATTLE (AP) - Tina Charles broke a tie on a put-back with 23 seconds left in the New York Liberty's 84-80 overtime time victory over the Seattle Storm last night. Cappie Pondexter scored 20 points, and Charles added 18 points and 14 rebounds to help New York win its third straight game. The Liberty, fighting for a playoff spot, have won six of their last eight after a 4-11 start.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady is starting his 15th NFL training camp and still feels there's room for improvement. He says the goal is to get better whether a player is the newest one on the team or the oldest. Brady will turn 37 August 3rd, and is the oldest New England Patriots player by more than three years.

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Geno Smith was sharp in his first practice of training camp, a good start for the second-year quarterback who's hoping to retain his starting job. With Michael Vick also in camp to push Smith and provide a veteran backup, Rex Ryan is pleased with the Jets' quarterback situation.

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Running back Chris Johnson was a full participant at practice for the first time since joining the New York Jets after recovering from offseason knee surgery. Johnson signed with the Jets in April. He says his right knee feels good. He had surgery to repair torn cartilage after playing with the injury most of last year.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Islanders have agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with goalie Kevin Poulin. Poulin appeared in 28 games last season with the Islanders and posted an 11-16-1 record, with a .891 save percentage and a 3.29 goals-against-average.

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - ESPN says former Texas coach Mack Brown will serve as a studio analyst for college football games on ABC. Brown stepped down in December after 16 years with the Longhorns, winning the national title after the 2005 season. Brown will appear on "College Football Countdown" and offer pregame, halftime and postgame commentary for the games on ABC, including "Saturday Night Football."

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