NEW YORK (AP) - A little more than a month after winning the World Series, some key Red Sox players are heading elsewhere. Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has signed a seven-year contract with the archrival Yankees for about $153 million. Meanwhile, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has agreed to a $21 million, three-year deal with the Miami Marlins.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Browns coach Rob Chudzinski has four quarterbacks. He just doesn't know which one of them will Sunday at New England. Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell are both recovering from concussions and have not yet been cleared to practice. The Browns signed Caleb Hanie yesterday and brought in Alex Tanney last week. Chudzkinsi says Hanie and Tanney are splitting time with the first-team offense in practice today.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Bill Belichick spent five years as the Browns coach, but don't expect him to be sentimental when Cleveland pays a visit to Foxborough on Sunday. Belichick says his time spent in Cleveland was important, but he feels the same about the Browns as he does any other team, excluding the Jets.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has beat out Boston College Andre Williams running back for Atlantic Coast Conference's overall and offensive player of the year awards. He received 47 of 65 votes from members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association for the overall award. Williams had 13 votes.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - The dream of the high school football team in Newtown to win a state championship in honor of the 26 victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School has come to an end. Newtown High School was 12-0 and seeded Number 1 headed into the Class LL quarterfinals last night against 9-2 Ridgefield, but lost 35-33 after a last-second comeback bid fell short.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Blue Jackets have added goaltender Mike McKenna to the roster on emergency recall from the club's American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Blue Jackets also assigned forward Michael Chaput to the Falcons on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee says "it is our intention to bid" for the 2024 Olympics if a number of criteria are met - the strongest indication yet that the United States will put forth a bid city before the end of next year. A small group from the USOC has been visiting potential host cities, including Boston.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
New Hampshire at CCSU, 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart at Hofstra, 7 p.m.
Albany (NY) at Holy Cross, 7 p.m.
Hartford at La Salle, 7 p.m.
Maine at NJIT, 7 p.m.
Harvard at Northeastern, 7 p.m.
Bryant at Yale, 7:30 p.m.
Boston College at Purdue, 9 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
UMass-Lowell at Old Dominion, 11 a.m.
Bryant at Yale, 5 p.m.
Northeastern at Holy Cross, 5 p.m.
Albany (N.Y.) at Dartmouth, 7 p.m.
Hartford at Quinnipiac, 7 p.m.
Rhode Island at Brown, 7 p.m.
Boston U. at UMass, 7 p.m.
Howard at New Hampshire, 7 p.m.
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