Sports Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey sports news from The Associated Press - My9 New Jersey

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

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 10-4 yesterday, despite starter Cliff Lee leaving in the third inning with an elbow injury. Grady Sizemore had three hits and three RBIs as the Phillies pounded out 17 hits. After the game, the Phillies announced Lee had a recurrence of the flexor pronator strain that sidelined him in May.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees have acquired veteran infielder Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league catcher Peter O'Brien. The Diamondbacks will also get either a player to be named or cash in the deal that was completed before yesterday's trade deadline.

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have obtained third baseman Kelly Johnson from the New York Yankees for shortstop Stephen Drew. Drew hit .253 for the World Series champion Red Sox last year, but did not accept a $14.1 million qualifying offer. He re-signed with Boston in May and has hit .176 with four homers and 11 RBIs in 39 games. He will likely play second base for New York.

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Marty Mornhinweg's offense has had a rough start to training camp for the New York Jets. The offensive coordinator is trying to get a group - that appears much-improved from last year with the additions of Eric Decker and Chris Johnson - through some early growing pains. Mornhinweg is in his second season with the Jets.

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - New York Jets safety Calvin Pryor has returned to practice on a limited basis as he recovers from a concussion. The first-round draft pick wore a red, no-contact jersey yesterday during positional drills after being cleared for physical activity by team doctors. He still has yet to be cleared for physical contact as he goes through the NFL's protocol for head injuries.

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - The Chicago Sky beat the New York Liberty 87-74 in Elena Delle Donne' return last night. Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and reserve guard Allie Quigley also scored 16 points for the Sky. Delle Donne, playing for the first time since June 25th while dealing with Lyme disease, scored 10 points. Tina Charles scored 15 points and Cappie Pondexter had 14 for the Liberty, who have lost two of three.

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Claudio Pizarro scored off a corner kick in the 10th minute in Bayern Munich's 1-0 exhibition victory over Chivas Guadalajara last night. A sellout crowd of 25,023 fans attended the game at Red Bull Arena.

NEW YORK (AP) - Two-time major champion Li Na is pulling out of the U.S. Open because of a knee injury. The only tennis player from China to win a Grand Slam singles title is also withdrawing from hard-court events in Montreal and Cincinnati over the next two weeks.

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA is adding its Twitter handle to its official game ball for next season. The handle @NBA will be added to the left of the league's logo, making it the first game ball to have it in any of the four major pro sports in North America.

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A former New York Yankees outfielder has been convicted of sexually abusing a young girl. Rosendo "Rusty" Torres was convicted in a Nassau County court of five counts of sexual abuse yesterday. He faces up to seven years in prison on each count when he's sentenced in October.

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