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

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 1-0 last night. Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning for the Rays. With the Baltimore Orioles' 5-2 win over Toronto, the Yankees were eliminated from AL East title contention in Derek Jeter's final season. Mired in an 0-for-24 slump, Jeter was given the night off.

NEW YORK (AP) - The Miami Marlins rallied for a 6-5 win over the New York Mets last night. The Mets' Jacob deGrom struck out his first eight batters to match a major league record before the Marlins started making contact. Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two-run single and Jeff Mathis put Miami in front with an RBI single that capped a three-run eighth inning.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots' offense is still struggling. The Patriots moved to 1-1 with Sunday's 30-7 win at Minnesota, but after the game, much of the talk was about improving the offense. New England won the game with 292 yards of total offense, enough to win - easily - but nothing to get excited about. They host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Tom Coughlin still believes in the New York Giants. With the season seemingly slipping away after an 0-2 start, Coughlin didn't hesitate yesterday to say that his team can turn things around. The 68-year-old coach has led the Giants to two Super Bowl titles, but missed the postseason the past two years.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond is going to miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. The Giants announced yesterday that the former Seattle Seahawk will have surgery today. He was hurt in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg takes full blame for the timeout call that negated a tying touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Mornhinweg says he tried to get coach Rex Ryan's attention on the sideline on the fourth-and-4 play from the Packers 36 with just over 5 minutes remaining because he saw something he didn't like.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - The U.S. women's basketball team used a big run in the third quarter to beat Canada 76-51 last night in an exhibition game in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Nneka Ogwumike scored 10 points to lead a balanced offense. The Americans led 35-31 at halftime, and then scored the first 13 points of the third.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Two more Connecticut players have ended their football careers because of health concerns. Their decisions were announced a week after starting quarterback Casey Cochran quit because of concussions. The players are senior defensive end Angelo Pruitt and offensive lineman Bryan Paull, a little-used senior.

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