BOSTON (AP) - Nine months after winning the World Series, the last-place Red Sox have unloaded five key members of that championship team. They sent left-hander Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics and John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday. Then they traded lefty reliever Andrew Miller to the Baltimore Orioles. They also dealt away two underachieving hitters. Outfielder Jonny Gomes went with Lester to Oakland and shortstop Stephen Drew headed to the New York Yankees.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Revolution is looking to re-start a positive streak when the club visits the New York Red Bulls tomorrow. The Revs are coming off a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids Wednesday night to end an eight-game losing streak.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL players will wear transmitters inside their shoulder pads this season to help measure stats such as how far they ran during a game. The league says it will install real-time location systems in 17 stadiums including Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. The receivers will collect data including position, speed and distance that will be compiled into a database.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island man is suing Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase "CR7." Christopher Renzi filed the lawsuit this week in federal court in Providence against the Real (ray-AHL') Madrid forward and a Danish company. The company sells underwear with the phrase "CR7," a combination of Ronaldo's initials and jersey number. Renzi says he uses the trademark on clothing and that he's also used it for a seven-minute exercise program.
NEW YORK (AP) - In men's college basketball, defending champion Connecticut will face St. John's in the ninth annual Maggie Dixon Classic on January 4th. The Huskies, who went 40-0 last season en route to a record ninth national title, will be making their fourth appearance in the game at Madison Square Garden. The event honors former Army coach Maggie Dixon, who died in 2006.
(AP) - WWE is set to make its video vault of classic matches on its video-streamed network available around the globe. WWE has hit 700,000 subscribers since the company launched the WWE Network in February.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-1) at Boston (Lackey 11-7), 7:10 p.m.
Connecticut at San Antonio, 8 p.m.
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