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

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BOSTON (AP) - Brandon Workman will start for the Red Sox tonight as Boston closes out its series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway. The Jays will have Mark Buehrle starting. Buehrle will be trying to snap his six-game losing skid and is 1-1 against the Sox this season.

BOSTON (AP) - There's still no word of a trade involving Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester with the major league trade deadline looming tomorrow afternoon. Lester was scratched from his scheduled start tonight, with manager John Farrell citing the "uncertainty" around Lester.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Revolution tonight hosts the Colorado Rapids at Gillette Stadium, with the Revs looking to avoid a ninth straight defeat. New England is coming off a 2-1 loss to Columbus on Saturday night.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The NCAA has granted a medical hardship waiver to UConn forward Morgan Tuck, who underwent two knee surgeries and missed most of last season's national championship run. The school says Tuck, a junior academically, was awarded an extra year of eligibility and now has three remaining.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Organizers have announced the qualifying field for next month's Connecticut Open in New Haven. The field includes veterans Maria Kirilenko and Yanina Wickmayer as well as five young American players. A qualifying wildcards has also been given to Massachusetts player Caitlin Whoriskey for her win in the Ocean State Open tournament.

NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) - Organizers are wrapping up the last-minute details for this weekend's Pan-Mass Challenge. The two-day gathering of bike riders and volunteers starting Friday is expected to raise $40 million. Participants will ride 12 different routes along 360 miles of road through 46 Massachusetts towns.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A lawyer for Jose Offerman says the former major leaguer may challenge a Connecticut jury's nearly $1 million judgment in a lawsuit over a 2007 bat attack at a minor league game. Johnathan Nathans sued Offerman, claiming he is still affected by a head injury he suffered in the attack.

TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:

MLB:

Toronto (Buehrle 10-7) at Boston (Workman 1-3), 7:10 p.m.

SOCCER:

Colorado at New England, 7:30 p.m.

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