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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) - Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was out of the lineup yesterday for the second straight game because of concussion-like symptoms. Red Sox manager John Farrell says Pedroia is feeling a little better, but still experiencing symptoms. Farrell isn't optimistic about Pedroia playing in a three-game series with the Yankees starting tonight.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Star tight end Rob Gronkowski says he will play in the New England Patriots' opener at Miami this Sunday. Gronkowski didn't play in any of the four preseason games as he completed his recovery from knee surgery.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Logan Mankins says he was a little surprised by the trade that sent him from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs acquired the six-time Pro Bowl guard in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-round draft choice late last week. Tom Brady tells ESPN Boston that "nobody stood for Patriots football more than him".

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - Chris Kirk played the final 36 holes with Rory McIlroy, the best golfer in the world. He went the last 37 holes without a bogey on the TPC Boston. Even without a birdie on any of the par 5s, Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 and made three clutch putts Monday to win a FedEx Cup playoff event at Norton, Massachusetts.

TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Boston (J.Kelly 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Greene 4-1), 7:05 p.m.

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