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

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BOSTON (AP) - Chris Young hit a three-run homer and Christian Vazquez homered for the first time in more than a year as the Boston Red Sox routed the Minnesota Twins 9-2 in a game delayed twice by stormy weather.

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut Sun will celebrate their 15th season on Thursday. The team was the first independently owned WNBA franchise and also the first to turn a profit. They are still the only team owned by a casino.

NEW YORK (AP) - Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has been suspended one game after poking umpire Bill Miller in the chest during an animated argument over the weekend. Major League Baseball issued the penalty and also fined Farrell an undisclosed amount. Farrell was to miss a game against Minnesota at Fenway Park.

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Nneka Ogwumike scored 17 of her 21 points in the first half to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun 87-79. Candace Parker added 14 points, seven rebounds and five blocks for the Sparks, who have won six straight.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A plan to build a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox could bring Rhode Island legislators back to the State House for a special fall session. Legislation was introduced Tuesday by Senate Finance Chairman William Conley, an East Providence Democrat whose district includes parts of Pawtucket. The Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate team is seeking a $23 million state investment to help finance the estimated $83 million project in downtown Pawtucket.

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a busy week off the court for many WNBA teams with a relatively light schedule of games. The Liberty became the first professional sports team to have a float in the New York pride parade. The Wings went to the Dallas Zoo after winning all three of their games this week. Dallas moved up to sixth in The Associated Press WNBA power poll.

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) - After Emirates Team New Zealand reclaimed the America's Cup with a 7-1 victory over Oracle Team USA, it's now on the Kiwis' shoulders to help shape the future of sailing's marquee regatta. Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton promises they will "do the right thing" when coming up with rules for the next edition of the oldest competition in international sports. The 36th America's Cup will be held in Auckland, perhaps in 2021.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Doug Peterson, who helped designed two yachts that won the America's Cup, has died after a long illness. He was 71. Peterson will be inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, Rhode Island, in October.

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