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Ellsbury injures shoulder, leaves game

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Ellsbury injures shoulder, leaves game

BOSTON -- A dark cloud enveloped Fenway Park on a bright, sunny afternoon Friday when Jacoby Ellsbury was forced from the Red Sox' Opening Day game after suffering a right shoulder injury.
Ellsbury, who was on first base in the bottom of the fourth inning after having singled home Kelly Shoppach and given the Sox a 4-1 lead, broke for second base on a pitch that Dustin Pedroia hit sharply to Tampa Bay shortstop Reid Brignac just to the left of the second-base bag. Ellsbury slid into Brignac just as Brignac fired to first to complete the double play, upending him. Brignac fell onto Ellsbury's right shoulder.
Ellsbury was on the ground for several minutes. When he finally got to his feet, he was holding his right arm close to his body and walked off the field with the arm immobilized.
Cody Ross, who had been playing right field, moved to center and Ryan Sweeney took over in right.
In the top of the sixth inning, the Red Sox announced vaguely that Ellsbury had suffered "a right shoulder injury" and would be "evaluated further".
More to come . . .

Yale beats Harvard 24-3 in 'The Game'

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Yale beats Harvard 24-3 in 'The Game'

Kurt Rawlings threw for 177 yards and a touchdown to lead Yale over rival Harvard 24-3 on Saturday at Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn., securing the Bulldogs' first outright Ivy League championship in 37 years.

Yale beat its rival for the second year in a row, this time capping a 9-1 season (6-1 in the Ivy League) and running its all-time record in the series known as "The Game" to 67-59-8. It's the first time the Bulldogs have won two in a row in the rivalry since a three-year winning streak from 1998-2000. Yale went 3-7 last season.

Yale's defense held Harvard (5-5, 3-4 Ivy) to 164 total yards, sacked Harvard QB Jake Smith six times and forced four Crimson turnovers, including a fumble that was returned 19 yards for a touchdown by the Bulldogs' Malcolm Dixon.