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

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MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Marlins scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the New York Mets 9-6 yesterday. Giancarlo Stanton hit his 34th home run and Miami took advantage of some wildness by Mets reliever Jeurys Familia in the eighth. Familia had two throwing errors and a wild pitch, leading to the three tiebreaking runs.

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays salvaged a split of a four-game series by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 yesterday. Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning. After Mike Napoli hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, Yoenis Cespedes got the Red Sox even at 3-3 with an RBI single off Steve Geltz in the eighth.

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 December right knee surgery.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason hopes to play in the regular-season opener despite missing all of training camp with a foot injury. Beason practiced for the first time yesterday. It felt good enough for him to believe he can have a role against the Lions in Detroit on Monday night.

NEW YORK (AP) - Despite a thin secondary, general manager John Idzik says moving on from cornerback Dimitri Patterson was "the best thing for the Jets." New York released Patterson on Saturday as the team got to the mandatory 53-player limit. Patterson was suspended after he went missing before the Jets' preseason game on August 22nd without speaking to anyone in the organization.

NEW YORK (AP) - Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka tumbled into the stands, kept calling for the trainer and still pulled away to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals. The third-seeded Wawrinka won 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 last night against Tommy Robredo, who has given him trouble in the past.

NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Murray pulled out the sort of tough win he had been missing this year, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three long sets in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. The eighth-seeded Murray needed 2 hours, 35 minutes to defeat the ninth-seeded Frenchman 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 on a hot, humid day yesterday.

NEW YORK (AP) - Playing mostly mistake-free tennis, top-seeded Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the eighth year in a row - and 22nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament overall. Djokovic made only 19 unforced errors, saved both break points he faced and breezed past 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 yesterday.

NEW YORK (AP) - Wilting in high heat and humidity, Eugenie Bouchard became the latest top woman to lose at the U.S. Open, ending her streak of making the semifinals at each Grand Slam tournament this year. The Number 7-seeded Bouchard, the runner-up at Wimbledon in July, needed a medical timeout and was beaten 7-6 (2), 6-4 yesterday by 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia.

NEW YORK (AP) - Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka returned to the quarterfinals by ending the surprising run of Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic. The 16th-seeded Azarenka won four of the last five games to edge the 145th-ranked Krunic 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 last night.

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