FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the New England Patriots shut down Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 30-7 last night. The third preseason game for both teams was no contest as the Patriots outgained the Panthers 405-271.
BOSTON (AP) - Austin Jackson's bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning keyed a five-run rally, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red Sox to their sixth straight loss, 5-3 last night. Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (5-4) held a 3-0 lead with two outs and a runner on first before the Mariners broke loose. Seattle ended a nine-game losing streak at Fenway Park.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh) moved into the finals of the Connecticut Open for the third straight year, beating Australian Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-1 yesterday. She will face a close friend, Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, who beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-4 in the first semifinal yesterday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers can finally complete the long-discussed blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to Cleveland today. The Cavaliers are sending Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to Minnesota for Love. They will also send Miami's 2015 first-round draft pick to the 76ers in the three-team deal.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators are hosting a rookie tournament next montthat will feature prospects from their own franchise as well as the Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins organizations. The event will take place at the new Ford Ice Center in conjunction with that facility's grand opening. The schedule includes two games each on September 13th, 14th and 16th.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 20 points and the U.S. national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 last night in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Derrick Rose came off the bench for the Americans, who used 12 of their 16 players and are expected to cut at least a couple of them on
WISCASSET, Maine (AP) - Officials in a Maine town are renaming a road after the local high school's former mascot, which was changed because some people found it offensive. The Portland Press Herald reports Wiscasset's board of selectmen voted this week to grant a resident's request to rename her street "Redskin's Drive," a decision that is drawing criticism from Native Americans. The move comes four years after the town's high school abandoned the nickname after vigorous lobbying from Native Americans.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Seattle (C.Young 12-6) at Boston (Workman 1-7), 1:35 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER:
Chivas USA at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Connecticut Open at New Haven
Women's Doubles Final, 12:30 p.m.
Women's Singles Final, 3 p.m.
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