Celtics strong out of the break, rout Pistons 110-98

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is defended by Pistons center Andre Drummond, right, while going to the basket Friday during the first half in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Kyrie Irving scored 18 points and rookie Daniel Theis added a career-high 19 to lift the Boston Celtics to a 110-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons

Alex Cora 'not concerned' Red Sox deal with J.D. Martinez not yet done

In this Sept. 27, 2017 photo, Arizona's J.D. Martinez watches the flight of his home run against San Francisco. The Boston Red Sox have still yet to finalize their contract with prized free agent Martinez. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

The Boston Red Sox have still yet to finalize their contract with prized free agent J.D. Martinez

Yankees' Boone: A new view an a win in spring debut

Yankees manager Aaron Boone stands with bench coach Josh Bard, left, before a his debut on Friday in Tampa, Fla. Boone, managing his first baseball game at any level, watched as the Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 3-1. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Aaron Boone gets new view, win in spring training debut as Yankees manager

NBA roundup

New York's Kyle O'Quinn, left, and Trey Burke celebrate a play during the second half of Thursday's game against the Magic in Orlando, Fla. The Knicks won 120-113. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo)

Trey Burke came off the bench with a season-high 26 points and six assists Thursday night to help the New York Knicks break an eight-game losing streak with a 120-113 victory over the Orlando Magic.

PRO FOOTBALL

Lions hope coach Matt Patricia ends their search for winner

Matt Patricia speaks after being introduced as the new head coach of the Detroit Lions on Wednesday at their training facility in Allen Park, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Detroit Lions desperately hope Matt Patricia ends their decades-long search for a coach who can help them have success in the playoffs.

McDaniels stay gives Patriots possible Belichick successor

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels talk before a game against the Bills on Oct. 2, 2016, at Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Josh McDaniels sent ripples throughout the NFL with his decision to pull out of an agreement to become the Indianapolis Colts' head coach.

Colts say 'rivalry on' after McDaniels backs out of deal

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard answers questions during a press conference on Wednesday at the team's practice facility in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Colts general manager Chis Ballard showed up for a news conference Wednesday — just not the one he expected.

Josh McDaniels backs out of deal to become Colts coach

New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels watches from the sideline during the first half of the AFC championship game against Jacksonville on Jan. 21 at Gillette Stadium. McDaniels backed out on a deal to become the new head coach of Indianapolis on Tuesday, hours after the team both announced his hiring and an inductory press conference for Wednesday. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis' Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring

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Celtics strong out of the break, rout Pistons 110-98

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is defended by Pistons center Andre Drummond, right, while going to the basket Friday during the first half in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Kyrie Irving scored 18 points and rookie Daniel Theis added a career-high 19 to lift the Boston Celtics to a 110-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons

NBA roundup

New York's Kyle O'Quinn, left, and Trey Burke celebrate a play during the second half of Thursday's game against the Magic in Orlando, Fla. The Knicks won 120-113. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo)

Trey Burke came off the bench with a season-high 26 points and six assists Thursday night to help the New York Knicks break an eight-game losing streak with a 120-113 victory over the Orlando Magic.

Nowitzki 'disgusted' by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women

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NHL roundup

The Canadiens' Antti Niemi makes a save against the Rangers' Mats Zuccarello during the second period of Thursday's game in Montreal. Niemi made 31 saves in the Canadiens 3-1 win. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Antti Niemi made 31 saves as the Montreal Canadiens beat the struggling New York Rangers 3-1 on Thursday to snap their six-game losing skid.

NHL change of power in the NHL in NYC area: Devils are back

New Jersey's Taylor Hall scores a goal past Columbus' Sergei Bobrovsky during the second period of Tuesday's game in Newark, N.J. (Adam Hunger/AP Photo)

There's been a power shift in the New York City metropolitan area in the NHL

NHL roundup

The Golden Knights bench reacts as a Calgary player goes over the boards during the third period of Wednesday's game in Las Vegas. The Knights won, 7-3. (Isaac Brekken/AP Photo)

Nick Schmaltz scored the deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout to give Chicago a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, just the Blackhawks' second victory in 11 games

CT SUN

Poole named new Sun assistant

Brandi Poole was officially announced Tuesday as the new assistant coach for the Connecticut Sun. Poole, a Texas Tech assistant, was an assistant under Sun head coach Curt Miller for 13 years in the collegiate ranks.

Sun open 2018 WNBA season at home against Las Vegas

The Connecticut Sun will play host to the Las Vegas Aces in its 2018 WNBA regular-season opener on Sunday, May 20, and then spend most of the next eight weeks away from Mohegan Sun Arena.

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NHL roundup

The Canadiens' Antti Niemi makes a save against the Rangers' Mats Zuccarello during the second period of Thursday's game in Montreal. Niemi made 31 saves in the Canadiens 3-1 win. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press/AP Photo)

Antti Niemi made 31 saves as the Montreal Canadiens beat the struggling New York Rangers 3-1 on Thursday to snap their six-game losing skid.

Noren, Simpson lead at Honda, Woods has solid 70

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, reacts to a shot on the ninth fairway during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Alex Noren, Webb Simpson handle wind for 66 at Honda Classic while Woods opens with a solid 70

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to join Yankees' camp Monday

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson speaks at a news conference after a game against the Eagles on Dec. 3, 2017, at Seattle. Wilson is set to join the Yankees spring training camp on Monday, Feb. 26. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is set to join the New York Yankees' spring training camp on Monday.

Nowitzki 'disgusted' by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

9 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Rinnai 250 qualifying from Hampton, Ga.

10:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Active Pest Control 200 qualifying from Hampton, Ga.

Noon, FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 final practice from Hampton, Ga.

2 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Rinnai 250 from Hampton, Ga.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Active Pest Control 200 from Hampton, Ga.

11 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Arizona Nationals qualifying from Chandler. (taped today)

Baseball

1 p.m., NESN, MLB Network — Spring training: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox from Fort Myers, Fla.

1 p.m., WCCT — Spring training: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

1 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — Spring training: New York Yankees at Pittsburgh Pirates from Bradenton, Fla.

Basketball

Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Seton Hall at St. John's.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA men: Providence at Georgetown.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA men: Michigan at Maryland.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Baylor at Texas Christian.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA men: Tulane at South Florida.

Noon, YES — NCAA men: Marquette at DePaul.

1 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Louisville at Virginia Tech.

2 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Loyola (Md.) at Navy.

2 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Wichita State at Southern Methodist.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Illinois State at Loyola of Chicago.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Louisiana State at Georgia.

2 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Boston College at Miami.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Villanova at Creighton.

4 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Indiana State at Bradley.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Texas A&M at Vanderbilt.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Virginia at Pittsburgh.

4:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Kansas at Texas Tech.

4:30 p.m., theday.com — High school boys: East Lyme vs. Ledyard in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I tournament semifinal from Waterford.

6 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn at Southern Methodist.

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Bowling Green at Kent State.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Kansas State at Oklahoma.

6 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Iowa State at West Virginia.

6:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Syracuse at Duke.

6:30 p.m., theday.com — High school boys: New London at Waterford in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I tournament semifinal.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB, MSG — NBA: Boston Celtics at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: St. Bonaventure at Virginia Commonwealth.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Gonzaga at Brigham Young.

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Arizona State at Oregon State.

8:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Missouri at Kentucky.

8:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors.

8:30 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Yale at Columbia.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton.

10 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Wyoming at Fresno State.

10:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Arizona at Oregon.

Boxing

9:30 p.m., HBO — Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Juan Francisco Estrada in a junior bantamweight bout, Carlos Cuadras vs. McWilliams Arroyo in a junior bantamweight bout and Donnie Nietes vs. Juan Carlos Reveco in a flyweight bout from Inglewood, Calif.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Qatar Masters from Doha. (taped today)

10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European LPGA: Australian Classic from Bonville, Australia. (taped today)

Noon, Golf Channel — PGA: Honda Classic from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Honda Classic from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

1 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Honda Thailand from Chonburi.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs.

7 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils.

Mixed Martial Arts

6 pm., Ch. 61 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries followed by Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens from Orlando, Fla.

Motorcycle Racing

7 p.m., FS1 — AMA Supercross from Tampa, Fla.

Soccer

7:30 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: Stoke City at Leicester City.

10 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: West Ham at Liverpool.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Everton at Watford.    

Tennis

1 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.

9 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro, Delray Beach (Fla.) Open.

Winter Olympics

5 a.m., Olympic Channel — From Pyeongchang, South Korea. (Coverage begins on NBCSN at 6:30 a.m., Chs. 10, 30 at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.).