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Sports Report: Blue Jays Maintain 3-Game Lead Over Yanks


In baseball, in the American League, Tampa Bay doubled up the Yankees 6-3 and in interleague play Atlanta edged Toronto 3-2. The Blue Jays 3-game lead remains in the AL East. Balitmore slid past Boston 6-5 in 13 innings, Kansas City blanked Cleveland 2-0, Texas edged Houston 6-5, Detroit beat Minnesota 5-4, Oakland crushed the White Sox 17-6, and it was the Angels over Seattle 4-3.

In the National League, Miami tripled up the Mets 9-3 stopping an eight game winning streak, Washington shut out Philadelphia 4-0. New York maintains an 8-game lead in the NL East. In a double header, Pittsburgh edged the Cubs 5-4 in the first game; the Cubs beat Pittsburgh 2-1 in the second. Meanwhile St. Louis won against Milwaukee 3-1 in 10 innings, Arizona defeated San Diego 6-4, Colorado slid past the Dodgers 5-4 in 16 innings, and it was Cincinnati over San Francisco 9-8 in 10 innings.

Red Sox right-hander Junichi Tazawa has been shut down for the remainder of the season to get some rest. Tazawa has appeared in 61 games. He's 2-7 with a 4.14 ERA. He made more than 70 appearances in each of the past two seasons and was close to reaching that number again this year. Acting manager Torey Lovullo says the goal is for him to rest and then get ready for next year.

The mayor of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, is once again calling for a feasibility study on McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox. A spokesman for Mayor Donald Grebien says the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox agreed last year to co-fund a feasibility study on the stadium as part of the five-year lease extension. Grebien is also calling for the public release of the feasibility study the PawSox conducted earlier this year.


The New York Jets have waived guard Oday Aboushi, a day after his one-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy ended. Aboushi was pulled over in January by police, who found a small amount of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

The Buffalo Bills have released running back Bryce Brown to free a roster spot for defensive tackle Marcell Dareus' return from a one-game suspension.

The decision was announced Tuesday, when Dareus rejoined the team after missing a season-opening win over Indianapolis for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Brown was not active for the game Sunday, and had been used sparingly for most of the offseason.

Brown has had difficulty getting much playing time in Buffalo since the Bills acquired him in a trade with Philadelphia in May 2014. The fourth-year player had 36 carries for 126 yards and 176 yards receiving with no scores in seven games last season. Brown became the odd-man out with Buffalo carrying four other running backs, including fullback Jerome Felton.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation are joining forces in an effort to stem the tide of teen dating violence in high schools. Healey and Patriots owner Robert Kraft unveiled the "Game Change" program yesterday. It seeks to educate high school students, teachers and coaches about domestic violence and sexual assault.


Major League Soccer's expansion franchise in Los Angeles finally has an official name: the Los Angeles Football Club, or LAFC.

That has been the informal name of the franchise since its deep-pocketed ownership group was granted the expansion team nearly a year ago. The club finally made it official Tuesday on Twitter, saying its supporters demanded the name.

LAFC is owned by Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan, American venture capitalist Henry Nguyen and a celebrity-studded list of minority investors including Magic Johnson, Peter Guber, Tony Robbins, Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra.

The group intends to build a downtown stadium on the site of the Los Angeles Sports Arena, which will be demolished. LAFC will begin MLS play in 2018, a year later than originally planned.


New Jersey Devils left wing Reid Boucher is sidelined with a concussion. Boucher was injured in a prospects game against the Buffalo Sabres last Saturday night. He will be held out of team activities until he is cleared.


President Barack Obama says the University of Connecticut women's basketball team is "certified to provide White House tours" after its frequent victories and visits to the executive mansion. Obama honored the team yesterday for its third straight national title and 10th overall. The UConn women won the 2015 NCAA championship in April with a 63-53 victory over Notre Dame.

One of college football's oldest programs has its first openly gay player. Princeton offensive lineman Mason Darrow tells Outsports.com he is gay. Darrow, of Lake Barrington, Illinois, says everything has gone well at home and school since he came out to his teammates and coaches.

Darrow says he wants "to show people you can be gay and play Division I football." He tells the website "If that's going to help some sophomore in Arizona come out to his teammates and be comfortable in himself, that's the reason I'm doing it."

Darrow is believed to be the only openly gay player in major college football right now. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound junior is expected to play in the Tigers' opener Saturday at Lafayette.

CBS Sports is reporting that San Diego State's basketball program is under investigation by the NCAA for potential rules violations that include possible improper benefits to recruits. Head coach Steve Fisher was hired by SDSU in 1999, two years after he was fired by Michigan because of the program's involvement with booster Ed Martin. Fisher has turned the once-moribund Aztecs into a perennial Top 25 and NCAA tournament team.

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