NHL roundup

Sean Monahan scored Calgary's first goal at Boston in more than eight years, and the Flames earned their first road win against the Bruins since 2003 with a 4-3 shootout victory on Thursday night.

Announcer Sager returns from leukemia to NBA sideline

Craig Sager returned to his familiar spot on the NBA sideline Thursday after being treated for leukemia.

Holmes opens 4-shot lead at Blue Monster

J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship.

NBA roundup

E'Twaun Moore hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining and the Chicago Bulls rallied to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-105 on Thursday night, ending Russell Westbrook's triple-double streak at four.

Exhibition baseball roundup

Max Scherzer gave up a home run to John Mayberry Jr. in his two-inning debut for Washington, and Kila Ka'aihue hit a two-run shot in the seventh to lead the Nationals to a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday.


Dr. Britt is keeping us all humble with her example

Stonington - Brittany Solar listened to her parents. The enduring...

Is bringing an end to the ECC really in the kids' best interests?

Perhaps the framers were mistaken. Or ill prepared for evolution. Turns out that “life, liberty and...


NFL notes

A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirms the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning’s representatives are discussing ways to revise his contract and give the team more flexibility in free agency.

Winston tries to answer questions about shoulder, character

Indianapolis — Jameis Winston responded to all the lingering questions with some bold answers.

Three NFL teams in Los Angeles? Not viable, experts say

Los Angeles is the hottest market for new stadiums in the country — and the NFL teams that could come with them — but the possibility that three teams will kick off in the region is a football fantasy, experts say.

Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home

The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement Thursday night, adding another layer of...


A-Rod singles in spring training debut

Alex Rodriguez walked from the batter’s box to home plate in the bottom of the first inning, eye black smeared across his face, and said hello to Philadelphia catcher Tommy Joseph, who was just 1 when A-Rod was taken first in the 1993 amateur draft.

Red Sox, BC use exhibition to honor Frates

They all wore No. 3, and every player on the Boston Red Sox and Boston College had the same name on their jersey, too. This exhibition game at JetBlue Park on Tuesday was all about Pete Frates.

Play ball! And, could you do it quickly?

With large, glowing red numbers, the timer on the center-field wall at Goodyear Ballpark ticked down Tuesday, counting off seconds and ushering in change.


NBA roundup

Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

Allen says he won't play this year

Ray Allen might return to the NBA — just not this season.

NBA roundup

LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.


NHL roundup

Marek Zidlicky's power-play goal 1:09 into overtime lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

Zuccarello, Brassard help Rangers win in Yandle's debut

Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard both had two assists, and the New York Rangers rebounded from a rare regulation loss and sent the NHL-leading Nashville Predators to their season-worst third straight defeat, 4-1 on Monday night.


Mohegan Sun hosting WNBA Draft and All-Star Game again

Connecticut, long since the once and future home office of women’s college basketball, is about to retire the trophy as the headquarters for the WNBA, too.

WNBA All-Star game will return to Mohegan Sun

The WNBA’s best players are headed back to Mohegan Sun Arena this summer.


Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.

Wilfork: Patriots aren't picking up my option

Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two Super Bowls and established himself as the cornerstone of the Patriots' defense.

AP source: Manning's returning

Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.

Ryder Cup task force has a lot left to do

Now that players on the task force have solved their Ryder Cup problems, the next job is to repair damage to their own tour.


Auto Racing

3 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt 400 practice from Las Vegas.

4:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Xfinity Boyd Gaming 300 practice from Las Vegas.

6 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Xfinity Boyd Gaming 300 final practice from Las Vegas.

7:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt 400 qualifying from Las Vegas.


1 p.m., MLB Network - Exhibition: New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies from Clearwater, Fla. (subject to blackout)

1 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) - Exhibition: Detroit Tigers at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.


7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Akron at Kent State.

7:15 p.m., wwwtheday.com, WJJF-94.9 FM - High school boys: New London vs. Ledyard in Eastern Connecticut Conference tournament final from Waterford.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Murray State vs. Morehead State in Ohio Valley Conference semifinal from Nashville, Tenn.

8 p.m., ESPN, YES, WFAN (660-AM) - NBA: Phoenix Suns at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., CSN - NBA: Boston Celtics at New Orleans Pelicans.

8 p.m., NESN, SNY - NCAA men: Yale at Harvard.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Texas Tech at Baylor.

10 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Eastern Kentucky vs. Belmont in Ohio Valley Conference semifinal from Nashville, Tenn.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors.


10 p.m., FS1 - Joseph Diaz vs. Juan Luis Hernandez in a junior featherweight bout from Los Angeles.

11 p.m., ESPN2 - Antwone Smith vs. Tony Harrison in a junior middleweight bout from Las Vegas.


7:30 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: African Open from East London, South Africa.

1 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Cadillac Championship from Doral, Fla.

6 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Puerto Rico Open from Rio Grande. (taped today)

4:30 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel - LPGA: Women's Champions from Singapore. (taped today)


7:05 p.m., WCBS (880-AM) - NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at New Jersey Devils.


Noon, FS1 - Women: United States vs. Switzerland in Algarve Cup from Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal.


8 a.m., Tennis Channel - Davis Cup: United States vs. England from Glasgow, Scotland.

6 p.m., Tennis Channel - WTA: Abierto Monterrey from Mexico.