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Sports Minute: Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press

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BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 last night. Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda was thrown out in the second inning for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston. Mike Napoli had three hits and Boston scored two runs in the first and two more in the third. The Yankees scored on Alfonso Soriano's sacrifice fly in the sixth.

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox have demoted struggling switch-hitting outfielder Daniel Nava and recalled right-hander Alex Wilson. The 31-year old Nava was hitting just .149 with two homers and three RBI when he was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket before last night's game against the New York Yankees.

DETROIT (AP) - The Boston Bruins have held the Detroit Red Wings to historically poor production offensively. With just two goals through three games, Detroit is off to its worst three-game start in any playoff series since the 1945 Stanley Cup finals. The Bruins hold a 2-1 lead in the opening-round series. Game 4 is tonight in Detroit.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says he refuses to back down from his raging rant after the NFC championship game because he wants to "educate the uneducated." During a session called "The Modern Black Male Athlete" at Harvard, Sherman told a standing-room crowd yesterday that he tried to start a conversation about how blacks are viewed by the media and fans.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Boxer Tramaine "Mighty Midget" Williams has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison on an assault weapon charge. Williams is a nine-time amateur national champion. The New Haven Register reports he was arrested in January, two days before he was scheduled to fight at Madison Square Garden. He was 8-0 as a professional. Police say he was one of 11 arrested during a series of raids in New Haven, Connecticut.

BOSTON (AP) - Boston University women's basketball coach Kelly Greenberg has resigned after some former players allege she was verbally and emotionally abusive. Greenberg was at the helm for 10 years. The university says it has assembled a panel to investigate the allegations.

BOSTON (AP) - Two former college football players have been charged with beating a Boston homeless man unconscious in January. Craig Parsons is a Boston College senior from Newton, Massachusetts. Anthony Varrichione is from Medway, Massachusetts and graduated from Marist College in New York after playing quarterback there.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Governor Peter Shumlin and legislators have recognized the 19 Olympians with ties to Vermont who competed at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Shumlin hosted five of them at a Statehouse ceremony yesterday.

TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:

MLB:

N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-2) at Boston (Doubront 1-2), 7:10 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS:

Boston at Detroit, 8 p.m.

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