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Red Sox to debut new outfielder...Robbie Ray comes off the DL...Report finds NFL draft had big impact on Philly

August 24, 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) — Speedy outfielder Rajai (RAH’-zhay) Davis is set to join Boston tonight for a game in Cleveland between division leaders. The Red Sox acquired Davis from Oakland yesterday for an 18-year-old outfielder. The move came on the same day Boston put center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on the 10-day disabled list because of a sprained left thumb. The 36-year-old Davis hit .233 with 26 stolen bases, five home runs and 18 RBIs in 100 games with the A’s this season. Last year, he led the American League with 43 steals with the Indians.

NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona lefty Robbie Ray will be activated from the disabled list to start the series finale vs. the Mets at Citi Field. The first-time All-Star last pitched in the majors on July 28 in St. Louis, where he suffered a concussion after being struck in the head by a line drive.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Chad Henne (HEN’-ee) will start for Jacksonville in tonight’s preseason home game against Carolina. The 10-year veteran has outperformed fellow quarterback Blake Bortles during training camp and through two preseason games. If Henne plays well against the Panthers, he likely will start the Sept. 10 season opener at Houston. In tonight’s other NFL preseason game, Philadelphia hosts Miami.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — April’s NFL draft had an economic impact of almost $95 million for Philadelphia, with direct spending of $56.1 million. That’s according to a report commissioned by the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and conducted by Temple University’s Sport Industry Research Center. The survey found the three-day event at Philadelphia’s Art Museum drew a record 250,000 attendees from 42 states.

NEW YORK (AP) — Milos Raonic (MEE’-lohsh ROW’-nihch) is the latest top tennis player to pull out of the U.S. Open. The 11th-ranked Canadian announced his withdrawal last night on Instagram, saying he had a procedure on his left wrist. Injuries have also sidelined 12-time major champion Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich), 2016 U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka (vah-VRINK’-ah) and 2014 finalist Kei Nishikori (kay nih-shih-KOHR’-ee). The U.S. Open starts Monday.

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