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

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BOSTON (AP) - Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer today on WEEI-FM in Boston. He announced he had cancer in February, but had not disclosed what kind.

BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks left last night's game against the Angels in the fourth inning with right hamstring tightness. Middlebrooks beat out an infield single to start the fourth, but looked uncomfortable at first base during Xander Bogaerts' at-bat. The Angels won 4-3.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart. Players on David Belisle's team from Cumberland were crying after Monday night's 8-7 loss to Chicago in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, when he kneeled down and told them they should be proud.

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL and the players' union have agreed to increase the number of practice squad members from eight to 10 for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Also, the criteria for practice squad eligibility has been expanded.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Revolution is looking to extend its home unbeaten streak to three games this weekend when the club hosts Chivas USA on Saturday at Gillette Stadium. The Revs are coming off a 1-1 draw against the Portland Timbers and currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference. The new deal runs through the 2026-27 season.

TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:

MLB:

L.A. Angels (Richards 13-4) at Boston (Buchholz 5-7), 7:10 p.m.

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