TORONTO (AP) - The Red Sox look to get back on track in Toronto tonight, a day after the Blue Jays won 7-3 to snap Boston's winning streak at five. Clay Buchholz starts for Boston tonight. He'll face Toronto's R.A. Dickey.
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 tomorrow. Gronkowski missed the last three regular-season games and both playoff games after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last season.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Leaders from Boston and the three other U.S. cities in the running to bid for the 2024 Summer Games will meet with U.S. Olympic Committee leadership Friday in the first gathering to includ representatives from all the major interested parties. The USOC has asked teams from Los Angeles, Boston, Washington and San Francisco to send up to four people each for what it is billing as a low-key informative session about the finances and other details about bidding for the Olympics.
BOSTON (AP) - Liverpool takes on A.S. Roma tonight in a friendly matchup between the European clubs dubbed, "Football at Fenway." The matchup does have some local flavor to it. Liverpool is owned by Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, and Roma is owned by Boston Celtics minority owner Jim Pallotta.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a disappointing start to the second half of the WNBA season for the Connecticut Sun, who lost 89-75 to the Mystics in the nation's capital this afternoon. Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 for the Sun, while Kelsey Bone and Alex Bentley both added 15 points apiece.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson has hired Yale administrator Natalie Gonzalez as the athletic department's Senior Woman Administrator. The school announced Gonzalez's position Wednesday. She had spent the past six years at the Ivy League school where she oversaw 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 (Buchholz 5-5) at Toronto (Dickey 7-10), 7:07 p.m.
Liverpool vs. A.S. Roma at Fenway Park, 7:30 p.m.
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