ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 yesterday to end a five-game losing streak. David Ortiz hit a three-run home run off Chris Archer in the third inning after a walk and Dustin Pedroia's infield single. Ortiz's homer was his fifth in seven games and 29th at Tropicana Field. It was the 456th of his career.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - The Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun 76-65 yesterday. Maya Moore had 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Rebekkah Brunson had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx. Kelsey Bone had 15 points and nine rebounds and Alyssa Thomas added eight points and nine rebounds for the Sun, who have lost 10 of 12.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are off today before resuming practice tomorrow. The team's fourth practice of training camp ended yesterday with heavy rain. Players left the field about two hours into the workout.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have released wide receiver Greg Orton after he suffered a leg injury in practice. Orton was taken off the field on a cart on Friday, just two days after signing as a free agent. He was on the practice squads of Denver for part of the 2011 season and all of the next season and of the Patriots from December 31st to May 22nd.
NEW YORK (AP) - A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back with its owner, thanks to a New York Yankees fan. The 2013 championship ring was misplaced Thursday night in a Manhattan restaurant by Drew Weber, who owns Boston's minor league team in Lowell, Massachusetts. The diamond, sapphire and ruby ring was found on a restroom sink by Luigi Militello - he owns Luke's Bar and Grill, and is a lifelong Yankees fan.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Toronto (Dickey 8-10) at Boston (Buchholz 5-6), 7:10 p.m.
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