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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Sidney Crosby ended his march to 1,000 career points in typically unselfish fashion

Ladd scores two as Islanders beat rival Rangers 4-2

Andrew Ladd scored twice to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers on Thursday night

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NFA two-sport athlete Maura Sanchi always figures out a way

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Vesey's goal in third lifts Rangers past Blue Jackets, 3-2

Jimmy Vesey scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and Antti Raanta stopped 29 shots as the New York Rangers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Monday night.

NHL roundup

Craig Anderson made his first start in 69 days and turned aside 33 shots as the Ottawa Senators beat the New York Islanders 3-0 on Saturday

Hockey prepares Plan B if NHL players don't go to Olympics

If the NHL doesn't send its players to the 2018 Winter Olympics, the hockey tournament in Pyeongchang will look familiar.

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UConn's Reid gifts $250,000 to new Rizza Family Soccer Complex

UConn men's soccer coach Ray Reid, who made a $100,000 commitment to help build The Rizza Family Soccer Complex in 2014, has made an additional legacy gift of $250,000 to the program, the school announced Monday.

NCAA reveal has Irish joining UConn, Baylor and Mississippi State as No. 1 women's seeds

UConn, Mississippi State, Baylor and Notre Dame would be the top seeds if the NCAA Tournament began Monday

COLLEGES

Local college roundup: UConn wins baseball opener

Tim Cate pitched seven strong innings as UConn opened its baseball season with a 5-3 win over UMass Lowell on Friday night.

Coast Guard baseball opens season on Saturday

The Coast Guard baseball team that opens its season on Saturday will be a veteran group.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Ledyard's Fletcher scores 1,000th career point

Steven Fletcher scored 25 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as Ledyard finished its regular season an 81-27 nonleague boys' basketball victory over St. Bernard on Monday night.

Black Wolves' defense not up to the task in 16-15 loss to Buffalo

The New England Black Wolves couldn't beat the Buffalo Bandits on Sunday despite scoring 15 goals, leading to a rant by coach Glenn Clark.

Local roundup: Conn finishes fourth at NESCAC men's swimming

Connecticut College finished fourth at the New England Small College Athletic Conference men's swimming championships on Sunday.

PROFESSIONAL

Captain David Wright likes Mets' character, clubhouse

Captain David Wright isn't sure how an intangible issue like character factors into wins and losses and the divisional race in the National League East, but the career-long Met is impressed by the leadership qualities in the clubhouse around him

Swisher arrives as guest instructor, A-Rod on deck

Nick Swisher has arrived as a New York Yankees guest spring training instructor and Alex Rodriguez is on deck. Swisher worked with outfielders Monday during his first day

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

The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that they had signed Kelly Faris, Kayla Pedersen and Jennifer Hamson to training camp contracts.

Sun's Miller succeeding in keeping his best players at home

Starting guards Alex Bentley and Jasmine Thomas both resigned with the Connecticut Sun over the past several days. It's noteworthy that they wanted to stay in Connecticut, a place that top WNBA talent has avoided like Siberia.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Rhode Island at La Salle.

7 p.m., theday.com — High school boys: Norwich Free Academy vs. New London from Waterford.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: South Carolina at Florida.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Oklahoma at Baylor.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Clemson at Virginia Tech.

7 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Monmouth at Fairfield.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Davidson at Richmond.

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: St. John's at Marquette.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Indiana at Iowa.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Mississippi at Mississippi State.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: East Carolina at Tulane.

10 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Colorado State at New Mexico.

Boxing

10 p.m., FS1 — Miguel Flores vs. Dat Nguyen in a junior lightweight bout from Houston.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Montreal Canadiens at New York Rangers.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Ottawa Senators at New Jersey Devils.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Champions League: Monaco at Manchester City.

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.