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

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CHICAGO (AP) - Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and the Chicago White Sox edged the Boston Red Sox 2-1 last night. Not only was the outcome difficult for Boston, but there's more concern on the injury front. Red Sox first basemen Mike Napoli left the game in the ninth after injuring his left ring finger sliding into second base.

CHICAGO (AP) - Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had a cortisone injection in his left wrist and hopes to return to Boston's starting lineup tonight. The AL MVP was injured April 4th when Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez broke up a double play at second base in the ninth inning.

NEW YORK (AP) - Tina Charles just wanted to come home and play alongside Cappie Pondexter. The New York native was traded Monday night to the Liberty from Connecticut for Kelsey Bone, Alyssa Thomas and next year's first round pick in a blockbuster deal. Charles, who is from Queens, averaged 18.0 points and 10.1 rebounds last season.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. Obama has told both coaches that he's looking forward to congratulating their teams at the White House soon.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Boston University point guard Maurice Watson Jr. is transferring to Creighton. Bluejays coach Greg McDermott announced that Watson signed a letter of intent yesterday and will have two years of eligibility starting in 2015-16. The 5-foot-10 Watson averaged 13.3 points and 7.1 assists per game last season. He was an All-Patriot League first-team selection.

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) - The son of retired Yankees legend Mariano Rivera is playing for a collegiate summer program in New Hampshire. Mariano Rivera Jr. will join the Laconia Muskrats this summer, part of the 12-team New England Collegiate Baseball League. He's a right-handed pitcher, like his dad.

BOSTON (AP) - Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago. Three people were killed and 260 others injured in the attacks. This year's running of the Boston Marathon will take place on Monday.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its first anniversary with a moment of silence in the Oval Office. The White House says Obama and his aides held the remembrance privately yesterday.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago White Sox have paid tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing before their game against the Red Sox. The White Sox played a video montage and held a moment of silence as both teams lined up outside their dugouts last night to mark the one-year anniversary of the tragedy.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. Obama has told both coaches that he's looking forward to congratulating their teams at the White House soon.

TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:

NBA:

Washington at Boston, 8 p.m.

NBA:

Boston (Buchholz 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

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