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By Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox activated Aaron Cook from the disabled list to start today's game against visiting Atlanta in place of Clay Buchholz, who has landed on the 15-day DL. Manager Bobby Valentine says Buchholz is dealing with a "gastrointestinal issue."

NEW YORK (AP) — The pitching matchup everyone has been anticipating will take place tonight in New York. The Mets will send 11-1 knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to the home mound to face 9-3 left-hander CC Sabathia (suh-BATH'-ee-uh) of the rival Yankees. Dickey is coming off back-to-back one hitters.

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Two golfers chasing their first PGA Tour titles are in the final pairing of the day at the Travelers Championship. Roland Thatcher and Englishman Brian Davis held a two-stroke lead at 12 under par after 54 holes. Hunter Mahan (MAY-han) is in the clubhouse at 10 under after carding a career-low 9-under-par 61.

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Fernando Alonso of Ferrari beat Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen (KEE'-mee RAY'-koh-nehn) to the finish line at today's European Grand Prix in Spain and takes over the Formula One points lead. The Spaniard is the first F1 driver to win two races this season.

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The top tennis players in the world are in England, preparing for the third grand slam on the 2012 tennis calendar. The top seeds in both the men's and women's draws are scheduled for opening day action tomorrow on Centre Court at Wimbledon, with Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) facing Juan Carlos Ferrero and Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) squaring off against Anastasia Radionova (a-nas-TAS'-ee-uh RAHD'-yoh-noh-vuh).

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