NORTON, Mass. (AP) - First-round play is underway at TPC Boston in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Jimmy Walker has been trading the lead with several others. Walker came into the tournament holding the number-3 spot in the FedEx Cup.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay's Chris Archer, who objected David Ortiz's home run trot the last time he faced Boston, takes the mound against the Red Sox again in the opener of a four-game series at Tropicana Field. Game time is 7:10 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The statue of Doug Flutie outside Boston College's Alumni Stadium was playfully defaced this week when someone - presumably a UMass supporter - draped a Minuteman jersey over it. Flutie retweeted a photo with the comment: "Ew." That's probably the first time in a long while that the folks in Chestnut Hill gave much thought to their cross-state rivals.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Former Notre Dame defensive co-ordinator Bob Diaco makes his head coaching debut for Connecticut as the Huskies host BYU. Game start is 7 p.m.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The NCAA is allowing students from Bennington College to play on intercollegiate athletic teams fielded by Southern Vermont College. The schools announced that a Bennington student will play on the Southern Vermont men's soccer team tomorrow. Bennington College does not participate in intercollegiate athletics. Southern Vermont is a member of the New England Collegiate Conference Division III.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A former assistant coach for the Portland Pirates minor league hockey team has been sentenced to two months in jail after pleading no contest to a charge of sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old girl. Michael Minard was also was ordered to pay the girl $560. His lawyer says he is not a threat.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Deutsche Bank Championship, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass., all day
BYU at UConn, 7 p.m.
Boston (Undecided) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.
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