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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Rick Porcello allowed one hit in seven innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 9-2 to avoid a series sweep. Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi homered. Xander Bogaerts had two RBIs for the Red Sox, They who finished a road trip through Baltimore, Seattle and Minnesota 6-4. Kyle Gibson (2-5) allowed seven hits and two earned runs in six innings for Minnesota.

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Celtics have selected Texas A&M power forward Robert Williams with the No. 27 pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-10, 237-pound sophomore averaged 10.4 points and 9.2 rebounds for the Aggies last year. He was a two-time SEC defensive player of the year and had been projected as a lottery pick.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - UConn says it fired coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper workouts and contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen. The violations are laid out in documents released under the Freedom of Information Act. In a statement to The Associated Press, Ollie's lawyer called the infractions minimal. He says the school failed to justify withholding more than $10 million Ollie is owed under his contract.

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - Jordan Spieth has no idea what it is like to play from behind at the Travelers Championship. The defending champion led after every round last year in his first visit to TPC River Highlands, and a shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to match Zach Johnson for the first-round lead.

NEW YORK (AP) - David Ortiz will manage the World team in the All-Star Futures Game on July 15 and Torii Hunter will lead the U.S. The game will be in Washington, D.C. This will be the 20th Futures Game, involving top minor league prospects The U.S. team leads the series 12-7.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The Syracuse men's rowing team is returning to compete in the famed Henley Royal Regatta. The Orange men will be making their first appearance in the regatta on the River Thames in 11 years. Ivy league schools Brown, Cornell, Princeton and Yale, along with Temple, UCSD, and Washington will race in the Temple Challenge Cup with Syracuse.

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