Zuccarello, Brassard help Rangers win in Yandle's debut


Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard both had two assists, and the New York Rangers rebounded from a rare regulation loss and sent the NHL-leading Nashville Predators to their season-worst third straight defeat, 4-1 on Monday night.

NBA roundup

Jarrett Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets overcame Stephen Curry's fourth-quarter comeback attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors 110-108 on Monday night.

To tag or not to tag an NFL quandary

NFL games have begun for 2015. Don't bother checking out your Sunday Ticket, though. This is not football the teams are playing, it's tag.

Canadiens swing third deals on busy NHL trading deadline day

General manager Marc Bergevin added to the Montreal Canadiens without altering his Eastern Conference-leading lineup.

Major League Baseball notes

Alex Rodriguez will skip the New York Yankees' exhibition opener against Philadelphia in Clearwater and is slated to make his spring training debut at Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday.

COLUMNS

The start of a new rivalry?

Surely, some of you will see this as contrived. SMU. Rivalry game. Ha. Good one. SMU. Not exactly...

PRO FOOTBALL

Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home

The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement Thursday night, adding another layer of...

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.

PRO BASEBALL

Harvey recovering nicely ... and even rediscovers curveball

Mets ace Matt Harvey might be returning from elbow surgery with another nasty pitch.

Red Sox are far from settled on a center fielder

Boston Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo each stand shorter than 5-feet-10 and between them have played in only 62 big league games.

Baseball notes

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is out for at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in what the team described as an accident at home.

PRO BASKETBALL

Curry powers Warriors by the Celtics

When you’re sitting on the NBA’s best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don’t have to stress over every single game.

NBA roundup

James Harden scored 33 points and LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Houston Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.

NBA roundup

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, Langston Galloway made a clinching 3-pointer and the New York Knicks ended a sad Saturday for the franchise with a 103-98 victory over Toronto, the Raptors' season-high fifth straight loss.

PRO HOCKEY

Rangers get Yandle in trade with the Coyotes

The New York Rangers acquired a big piece in their push for another deep playoff run, picking up All-Star defenseman Keith Yandle in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday

NHL roundup

Milan Lucic, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand each had a goal and an assist, helping the Boston Bruins send the Arizona Coyotes to their ninth straight loss, 4-1 on Saturday night.

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

Johnson cruises to victory

The season just started. The calendar hasn’t even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

Honda Classic title to be decided on Monday

Ian Poulter didn’t realize he had a three-shot lead in the Honda Classic, only that he was playing well enough to feel like he was in control of his game and the tournament. One shank changed everything Sunday.

Knick fan favorite Mason dies at 48

Anthony Mason’s game was grit over glitz, more force than flash.

Harvick wins the Xfinity race

Kevin Harvick turned in another dominating performance Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, holding off Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano in the Xfinity Series race.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., MLB Network - Exhibition: Pittsburgh Pirates at Toronto Blue Jays from Dunedin, Fla.

Basketball

7 p.m., CSN - NBA: Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers.

7 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Iowa at Indiana.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: North Carolina at Georgia Tech.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Georgetown at Butler.

9 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Kentucky at Georgia.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: West Virginia at Kansas.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas A&M at Florida.

9 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Villanova at Creighton.

9 p.m., NESN, YES - NCAA men: North Carolina State at Clemson.

Hockey

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Nashville Predators at New Jersey Devils.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning.

Soccer

2:40 p.m., NBCSN - Premier League: West Bromwich at Aston Villa.