Byron lifts Canadiens past Rangers in shootout


Paul Byron scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Montreal beat the New York Rangers 3-2 to give coach Claude Julien his first win in his second stint with the Canadiens

NHL roundup

Calvin de Haan was credited with a go-ahead goal that caromed off an opponent late in the second period and the New York Islanders beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1

Major League Baseball notes

A person familiar with the deal says free-agent catcher Matt Wieters has agreed to a $10.5 million contract for 2017 with the Washington Nationals, pending a physical

A-Rod maintains he won't attempt playing comeback

On his first day as a New York Yankees spring training guest instructor, 41-year-old Alex Rodriguez maintained he will not attempt a comeback as a player

MLB to push forward with process for rule changes

Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound

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Major League Baseball notes

A person familiar with the deal says free-agent catcher Matt Wieters has agreed to a $10.5 million contract for 2017 with the Washington Nationals, pending a physical

A-Rod maintains he won't attempt playing comeback

On his first day as a New York Yankees spring training guest instructor, 41-year-old Alex Rodriguez maintained he will not attempt a comeback as a player

MLB to push forward with process for rule changes

Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound

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Falcons begin the process of getting over Super Bowl loss

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Falcons hire Sarkisian as new offensive coordinator

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Pats take victory lap along snowy Boston parade route

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Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

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Lots of points, lots of dunks, not a lot of All-Star defense

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Kings cut ties with Cousins, giving Pelicans dominant duo

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Byron lifts Canadiens past Rangers in shootout

Paul Byron scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Montreal beat the New York Rangers 3-2 to give coach Claude Julien his first win in his second stint with the Canadiens

NHL roundup

Calvin de Haan was credited with a go-ahead goal that caromed off an opponent late in the second period and the New York Islanders beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1

Rangers slip past Capitals, 2-1

Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers handled the challenge of facing one of the league's top teams.

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Sun acquire post Kizer from Fever in three-team trade

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Faris among three players signed to training camp contracts by Connecticut Sun

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Lakers shake-up: Magic is in charge after GM Kupchak fired

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Captain David Wright likes Mets' character, clubhouse

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Swisher arrives as guest instructor, A-Rod on deck

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Lots of points, lots of dunks, not a lot of All-Star defense

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7 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: Temple at UConn from Hartford.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: DePaul at Georgetown.

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

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Texas Christian at Kansas.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Central Florida at Temple.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Xavier at Seton Hall.

7 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA men: Pittsburgh at Wake Forest.

7:30 p.m., theday.com — High school girls: New London at Norwich Free Academy in Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I Tournament final.

9 p.m., CBSSN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: UConn at Houston.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Louisville at North Carolina.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Oregon at California.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Oklahoma State at Kansas State.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Butler at Villanova.

9 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Providence at Creighton.

11 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Fresno State at San Diego State.

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Oregon State at Stanford.

Golf

12:30 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Honda Thailand from Chonburi.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers.

10:30 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Anaheim Ducks.

Soccer

11:50 a.m., FS1 — UEFA Europa League: Manchester United at Saint-Etienne.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Champions League: Leicester City at Seville.

Tennis

12:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro.

8:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro.