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

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BOSTON (AP) - Rubby De La Rosa will start tonight as the Red Sox face the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway. De La Rosa fell to 3-3 in his last start. The Blue Jays, who have won six of their last seven -- including last night's 14-1 win -- will send Marcus Stroman to the mound.

BOSTON (AP) - As the major league trade deadline approaches the Red Sox are getting lots of interest from other teams in pitcher Jon Lester. A source close to Lester tells the Boston Herald Lester is looking forward to testing his value on the free agent market, so he's unlikely to re-sign with the Red Sox after the season.

BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox reportedly are contemplating the possibility of dealing starting pitcher John Lackey, with industry sources telling WEEI the team is willing to entertain offers on both Lackey and Jon Lester. Lackey is under Red Sox control for next season, which could make him more important to the Sox rotation -- particularly if Lester is dealt or leaves.

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - UConn has been picked to finish ninth in the American Athletic Conference this football season with a media panel going with Cincinnati to win the conference. Defending champion Central Florida was picked to finish second.

CHICAGO (AP) - The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit. A federal court filing says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries with the organization also agreeing to implement a single return-to-play policy specifying how school teams must treat players who take blows to the head.

ATLANTA (AP) - The Connecticut Sun are taking on the Dream in Atlanta this afternoon with the Sun making another try at surpassing their win total from all of last season. The Sun fell Sunday against the Minnesota Lynx, 76-65, dropping to 10-16.



Toronto (Stroman 6-2) at Boston (R.De La Rosa 3-3), 7:10 p.m.


Connecticut at Atlanta, 12 p.m.

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