Lowry scores 34 as Raptors rally past Celtics 101-94

Kyle Lowry scored 21 of his season-high 34 points in the second half to help the Toronto Raptors hold on for a 101-94 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night

Avalanche beat Bruins in Boston again

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Dallas rookies get Giants again 12 games after only loss

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With $86M Chapman deal, Yanks straddle present and future

By committing to an $86 million, five-year contract to bring back reliever Aroldis Chapman, Yankees keep focus on future while also trying to maintain chance of winning in 2017

Sale on yielding ace role: 'We play for a trophy, not a tag'

New Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale says he isn't worried that he might not be the ace of the pitching staff after being traded from the White Sox to Boston

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Sale on yielding ace role: 'We play for a trophy, not a tag'

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Holliday, Yankees finalize $13 million, 1-year contract

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Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has hernia

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Luck throws for four TDs, Colts rout Jets 41-10

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Lowry scores 34 as Raptors rally past Celtics 101-94

Kyle Lowry scored 21 of his season-high 34 points in the second half to help the Toronto Raptors hold on for a 101-94 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night

James scores 25 as Cavaliers crush Knicks 126-94

LeBron James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love also surpassed 20, and the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the New York Knicks 126-94 on Wednesday night

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Brook Lopez scored 24 points, Sean Kilpatrick had 22 and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Denver Nuggets for a 116-111 victory

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Avalanche beat Bruins in Boston again

Matt Duchene scored his 10th goal and John Mitchell got his first, lifting the Colorado Avalanche over the Boston Bruins 4-2

Capitals lose three-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

Nicklas Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead

Ladd, Halak lead Islanders to 4-2 win over rival Rangers

Andrew Ladd scored in the second period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 36 shots to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers

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James scores 25 as Cavaliers crush Knicks 126-94

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Capitals lose three-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

Nicklas Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead

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Brook Lopez scored 24 points, Sean Kilpatrick had 22 and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Denver Nuggets for a 116-111 victory

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA men: Mississippi at Virginia Tech.

Noon, FS1 — NCAA men: Brooklyn vs. St. John's from New York.

2 p.m., FS1, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn at Kansas State.

3 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Kentucky vs. Hofstra from New York.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Florida at Florida State.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA women: Tennessee at Texas.

5 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Tennessee at North Carolina.

6 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Alabama at Oregon.

7 p.m., CSN — NBA: Boston Celtics at Oklahoma City Thunder.

9:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Los Angeles Lakers.

Bowling

1 p.m., ESPN — PBA World Championship from Reno, Nev.

Figure Skating

8:30 p.m., NBCSN — Grand Prix of Figure Skating from Marseille, France. (taped today) 

Football

1 p.m., Ch. 3 — NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills.

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — NFL: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles.

4:25 p.m., Ch. 61 — NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers.

8:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30, WFAN (660-AM), WTIC (1080-AM) — NFL: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants.

Golf

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Father/Son Challenge from Orlando, Fla.

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Father/Son Challenge from Orlando, Fla.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers.

Soccer

5:20 a.m., FS1 — FIFA Club playoffs: Kashima (Japan) vs. Mamelodi (South Africa) in a quarterfinal from Osaka, Japan.

7 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: West Bromwich at Chelsea.

9:15 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham at Manchester United.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Mainz at Borussia Monchengladbach.

11:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: West Ham United at Liverpool.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Wake Forest vs. Stanford in Division I tournament final from Houston.

Swimming

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — World Swimming Championships from Windsor, Ontario.