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

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Red Sox hope a change of scenery can help them end their latest losing skid, opening a series in Florida against the Tampa Bay Rays. Jon Lester gets the start tonight for Boston while David Price will be on the mound for the Rays. The Red Sox have lost three straight.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Red Sox DH David Ortiz is day to day after feeling back spasms following a checked swing in the ninth inning of yesterday's 8-0 loss to Toronto. Manager John Farrell says he doesn't believe Ortiz has experienced a similar injury before.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Three straight losses have the Red Sox looking more and more like a seller as the major league trade deadline approaches. Without specifics, manager John Farrell yesterday suggested there "will be moves" made -- telling reporters the situation will play out in due time.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Into a second day of training camp, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says from what he's seen so far, players have arrived in good shape. Belichick this morning also talked up Jerod Mayo's importance as a leader for the Patriots, saying the team probably revolves around Mayo more than any other player.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - With the Patriots now in camp, team owner Robert Kraft says the team wants another Super Bowl title "real bad." Kraft tells ESPN the team went into last season with a great team but saw their NFL title hopes come up short, in part because of key injuries.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Revolution forward Jerry Bengtson is headed to Argentina's Belgrano team on a one-year loan. Bengtson has made 36 appearances and scored four goals since joining the Revs in 2012.

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts judge has rejected a motion from Aaron Hernandez's lawyers to dismiss the charges in last year's shooting death of Odin Lloyd. Attorneys for the former Patriots player argued prosecutors hadn't shown probable cause for the murder charge.



Boston (Lester 10-7) at Tampa Bay (Price 10-7), 7:10 p.m.

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