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Patriots' Brady welcomes son

LOS ANGELES -- It's a boy for Bridget Moynahan and New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady.

The actress gave birth to the baby in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Moynahan's publicist Christina Papadapoulos said in a statement.

"Both mother and baby are doing well," she said.

Other details were not immediately released.

Brady's whereabouts weren't known. He wasn't on the field or sidelines for the first 15 minutes of practice and Patriots spokesman Stacey James said he didn't know when Brady would rejoin the team.

• MLB -- Don Zimmer is planning to return for his 60th season in baseball next year.

Tampa Bay principal owner Stuart Sternberg has said that Zimmer, a senior adviser for the Devil Rays, will have a job with the organization as long as he wants one.

"I would like to come back for my 60th year," Zimmer said before the Devil Rays played Boston. "It would mean a lot."

• SOCCER -- New coach, same old result for the U.S. soccer team in Europe -- a loss.

Kim Kallstrom scored in the 56th minute to lead Sweden over the United States 1-0 in an exhibition game in Goteborg, Sweden, sending the Americans to their first four-game losing streak in a decade.

With most of its top players in the starting lineup, the U.S. team failed to create many offensive opportunities. Since starting the year 10-0-1 -- all at home -- under new coach Bob Bradley, the U.S. team has lost four straight, all on the road.

• COLLEGE BASKETBALL -- Purdue's women's basketball team will lose two scholarships for this season and the school will spend two years on probation after the NCAA ruled that a former assistant coach helped write a research paper for a player and made more than 100 improper recruiting calls.

Former Purdue assistant Katrina Merriweather admitted to typing, correcting and revising a paper for former point guard Cherelle George during the 2005-06 season, the NCAA said. Both were suspended indefinitely before the Big Ten tournament that season and neither returned to the program.

• TENNIS -- Maria Sharapova loves New York, especially its style and skyline.

When Sharapova defends her U.S. Open title next week, she'll be wearing tennis dresses decorated with graphic interpretations of the cityscape on the chest.

The designs, created in collaboration with Nike senior designer Colleen Sandieson, were unveiled on a rooftop at Rockefeller Center.

Like last year, Sharapova will have one outfit dedicated for day play and another for night matches.

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