Celtics rally from big deficit to beat Hornets 106-98


Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points and the Boston Celtics recovered from a 16-point third-quarter deficit to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 106-98 on Friday night.

NHL roundup

Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead.

NBA roundup

Shane Larkin's three-point play in the final minute of the second overtime helped the New York Knicks snap their eight-game losing streak with a 121-115 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

Who’s the ace? Red Sox starters want to prove they have many

Who's the ace? It's a question the Boston Red Sox have been asked to address since Jon Lester was traded last summer and then signed a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs rather than return to Fenway Park.

Harvey throws to batters for first time since elbow surgery

Matt Harvey drew an ovation from the crowd of 100-150 fans and high-fives from teammates after stepping off the mound Friday.

COLUMNS

Meet Maya Bell, NFA's court jester

It was all there in one photo. The littlest big one saving the day again. And Peter Huoppi, our...

PRO FOOTBALL

Mariota takes center stage at NFL combine

Marcus Mariota looked comfortable on center stage Thursday.

Fitzgerald stays with Cards

Larry Fitzgerald is staying with the Arizona Cardinals, the only home he’s known in his 11-year NFL career.

Dorsett played football ‘not knowing’ dementia could result

Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett says he started playing football "not knowing that the end was going to be like this" - what he calls a frustrating battle with a condition caused by head trauma that can lead to dementia and depression.

NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at age 98

Ed Sabol, the NFL Films founder who revolutionized sports broadcasting and reimagined pro football from an up-and-coming league to must-watch theater, has died. He was 98.

PRO BASEBALL

Major League Baseball notes

Alex Rodriguez walked into the clubhouse at the New York Yankees spring training complex, slipped on his uniform for the first time in more than a year and quietly launched his comeback from a season-long suspension caused by performance-enhancing...

Steinbrenner isn't looking back when it comes to A-Rod

Hank Steinbrenner is looking ahead and not back when it comes to Alex Rodriguez.

Angels' Hamilton meets with MLB officials

Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton was to meet with Major League Baseball officials Wednesday about a disciplinary issue, and the team is bracing for possible penalties.

PRO BASKETBALL

NBA roundup

LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 110-99 on Thursday night for their 18th victory in 20 games.

Celtics rout Knicks 115-94

Evan Turner had his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Boston pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second half and extended New York's losing streak to eight with a 115-94 win on Wednesday night.

NBA roundup

Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, 102-96 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

PRO HOCKEY

Stempniak, Kreider score two each in Rangers' 4-3 win

The New York Rangers and Arizona Coyotes both scored a pair of power-play goals. However, when the Rangers roared back from a two-goal deficit to earn a 4-3 victory Thursday night, it was a power play the Coyotes didn't receive that had the...

NHL roundup

Nino Niederreiter scored two goals, and the Minnesota Wild beat Nashville 4-2 Thursday night, handing the Predators only their fourth regulation loss on home ice this season.

CT SUN

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.

MORE PRO SPORTS

Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement

A federal judge has opened the door for faster reinstatement of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, ruling an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that brought national backlash for the league and widened its...

Mavericks' Rondo suspended for one game

The Mavericks suspended Rajon Rondo for Wednesday’s night game in Atlanta for conduct detrimental to the team, a day after the point guard had a heated exchange on the court with coach Rick Carlisle and was benched.

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.

Rangers keep on winning without Lundqvist and Nash

The New York Rangers have proven they can thrive without No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Now they are even finding ways to win when leading scorer Rick Nash is sidelined, too.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

9 a.m., FS1 - NASCAR Xfinity Hisense 250 qualifying from Hampton, Ga.

10:30 a.m., FS1 - NASCAR Truck Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 qualifying from Hampton, Ga.

Noon, FS1 - NASCAR Sprint Cup QuickTrip 500 final practice from Hampton, Ga.

2 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Xfinity Hisense 250 from Hampton, Ga.

5:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR Truck Hyundai Construction Equipment 200 from Hampton, Ga.

Basketball

Noon, Ch. 3 - NCAA men: Georgetown at St. John's.

Noon, ESPN - NCAA men: Michigan at Maryland.

Noon, ESPN2 - NCAA men: Louisville at Florida State.

Noon, ESPNEWS - NCAA men: East Carolina at Central Florida.

Noon, ESPNU - NCAA men: Missouri at Georgia.

Noon, NESN - NCAA men: North Carolina State at Boston College.

Noon, WCCT - NCAA men: Georgia Tech at Clemson.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN - NCAA men: Rhode Island at La Salle.

2 p.m., CBS Sports Network, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA women: Memphis at UConn.

2 p.m., Ch. 3 - NCAA men: North Carolina at Miami.

2 p.m., Ch. 61 - NCAA men: Villanova at Xavier.

2 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Northern Iowa at Wichita State.

2 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Dayton at Virginia Commonwealth.

2 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: Cincinnati at Tulane.

2 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas Christian at Oklahoma.

2 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Drexel at William & Mary.

4 p.m., Ch. 3 - NCAA men: Arkansas at Kentucky.

4 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Iowa State at Kansas State.

4 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: Oklahoma State at Texas Tech.

4 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: West Virginia at Baylor.

4 p.m., WCCT - NCAA men: Virginia Tech at Virginia.

4 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Hofstra at James Madison.

5 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Texas at Kansas.

6 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Tennessee at Florida.

6 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Iowa at Penn State.

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

7 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Richmond at Saint Joseph's.

8 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Boise State at San Diego State.

8 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Tulsa at Memphis.

8:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) - NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Dallas Mavericks.

9 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Arizona at Utah.

10 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Brigham Young at Gonzaga.

10 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: New Mexico at Fresno State.

Midnight, ESPN2 - NCAA men: UC Irvine at UC Santa Barbara.

Golf

5:30 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: Joburg Open from Johannesburg, South Africa.

1 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Honda Classic from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - PGA: Honda Classic from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

1 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel - LPGA Thailand from Chonburi.

Hockey

5:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: New Jersey Devils at at Columbus Blue Jackets.

5:30 p.m., NESN - NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Boston Bruins.

6 p.m., NBCSN - NCAA men: Boston College at Notre Dame.

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - NHL: New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers.

8:30 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Northeastern at Boston University. (time approximate, joined in progress)

Soccer

7:40 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Crystal Palace at West Ham.

9:55 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Sunderland at Manchester United.

Tennis

10 a.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Dubai Championship from United Arab Emirates; WTA: Qatar Total Open from Doha; ATP: Argentina Open from Buenos Aires.

10 p.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Abierto Mexicano Telcel from Acapulco, Mexico.

Track & Field

4 p.m., NBCSN - USA Indoor Championships from Boston.

Winter Sports

2:30 p.m., NBCSN - USSA Grand Prix from Park City, Utah.