TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 last night. Jose Bautista homered and drove in two runs, and R.A. Dickey won for the first time in three starts. David Ortiz hit a three-run homer for the Red Sox, his fourth in three games, but Boston lost its second straight after winning the previous five.
TORONTO (AP) - Versatile Red Sox rookie Brock Holt was not in the starting lineup last night for the first time since being recalled in May, ending a streak of 59 straight games. Holt has played an AL-high 533 innings since his streak began, appearing at all four infield positions and all three outfield spots. Holt's break won't last long. The rookie will return to the lineup today.
BOSTON (AP) - Marco Borrilleo scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in an exhibition game last night at Fenway Park. There were limited chances, until Borriello volleyed in a corner kick from in front. For the second time in three years, Fenway was transformed into the home of Liverpool, which is owned by Fenway Sports Group. John Henry, owner of the Red Sox, also is the controlling partner of Fenway Sports Group.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Mystics beat the skidding Connecticut Sun 89-75 yesterday. All-Star Ivory Latta scored 23 points and Monique Currie had 17. Former University of Connecticut stars Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley also scored in double figures for the Mystics. Chiney Ogwumike had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Sun. Connecticut has lost nine of its last 11 games but remains in possession of the fourth and final playoff spot in the East.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play at the New England Patriots training camp. Coach Bill Belichick says the star tight end has been cleared after offseason knee surgery. The Patriots hold their first public practice of camp today.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Leaders from the four U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership tomorrow. The USOC has asked teams from Los Angeles, Boston, Washington and San Francisco to send up to four people each for what it's billing as a low-key informative session about the finances and other details about bidding for the Olympics.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson has hired Yale administrator Natalie Gonzalez as the athletic department's Senior Woman Administrator. Gonzalez has spent the past six years at the Ivy League school where she has overseen football, men's lacrosse and men's and women's fencing programs.
WILTON, Conn. (AP) - The oldest golf magazine in America will stop publishing in print next week as Golf World switches entirely to digital delivery. Golf World first was published in 1947, the year after Ben Hogan won his first major. The magazine is the news division of Golf Digest, which will continue to be printed monthly. Both magazines are published by Conde Nast.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Boston (R.De La Rosa 3-2) at Toronto (Stroman 5-2), 12:37 p.m.
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