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Padres trade Hahn to Athletics

Two people with knowledge of the deal say the Oakland Athletics have traded All-Star catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres for righties Jesse Hahn, the former Fitch High School star, and R.J. Alvarez...

Celtics, with look toward future, trade Rondo to Mavericks

Boston - The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. The Celtics...

Beckham Jr. isn't thinking awards

Odell Beckham, Jr. says being named the league’s top rookie doesn’t dominate his thoughts.

Pats worried about Jets' run game

The Patriots know they’re preparing for a Jets offense that will run, run and run some more when the divisional foes meet Sunday in New Jersey.

COLUMNS

Duke plays role of villain perfectly

East Rutherford, N.J. It was on this patch of real estate, here off Exit 16W, that...

They're missing the phone calls most of all

Paulla Solar, Stonington High School girls’ basketball coach, was in the midst of a...

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John Fox has no problem with nose tackle Terrance "Pot Roast" Knighton's Super Bowl bravado.

Patriots have more on the horizon

The enthusiasm after the Patriots clinched the division with a 41-13 rout of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday was tempered by their pursuit of greater goals — home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs, a berth in the Super Bowl and another NFL...

Giants' Coughlin still on coaching hot seat

Winning two games in a row late in the season has not shed any light on whether Tom Coughlin will be returning as coach of the New York Giants.

Patriots wrap it up

Tom Brady was upset that his New England Patriots hardly looked like a division champion in the first half.

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Cashman: A-Rod's now a full-time DH

Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter — at most.

Headley 'promised' third-base spot with Yankees

Alex Rodriguez appears to be returning to the New York Yankees as a man without a position. Chase Headley agreed Monday to a $52 million, four-year contract and said the Yankees assured him the third-base job was his.

Red Sox shaping their rotation

The Boston Red Sox sent Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday for right-hander Rick Porcello in a deal that both teams hope will help fill significant needs.

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Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Boston Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

Olynyk's career night helps Celts roll

Philadelphia - Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points, leading the Boston Celtics to a 105-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Avery Bradley had 15 points, and Brandon Bass and Jeff Green added 14 apiece for...

Knicks fall in OT

Kyle Lowry had 21 points and 11 assists, controlling the overtime period and leading the Toronto Raptors to a 95-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night.

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Derek Roy scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

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Ben Smith assisted on the Blackhawks’ first goal and scored their second to lead Chicago to its eighth consecutive victory, 3-2 over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

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Sun to open 2015 season at home, June 5

The Connecticut Sun will tip off its 13th season with a home game against the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Mohegan Sun Arena, the team announced Thursday.

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Patriots' Revis heads back to MetLife as Jets' enemy

Florham Park, N.J. - Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets. Not this way, though. This time around, he's an enemy. He's a member of the playoff-bound New England Patriots now,...

Patriots defense getting healthier, stingier

Chandler Jones is tackling the quarterback again, Vince Wilfork is stuffing the middle and Darrelle Revis is smothering receivers.

Beckham Jr. torches the 'Skins

If rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. keeps playing like this, the New York Giants won’t be in many more meaningless games in years to come.

Jets fight their way past Titans

Rex Ryan’s tenuous future with the New York Jets isn’t stopping the coach from trying to win as much as he can on his way out the door.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

6:30 p.m., ESPN2 - High school boys: Simeon (Ill.) vs. St. Rita (Ill.) from Chicago.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: St. Mary's at St. John's.

7:30 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA women: DePaul at UConn from Bridgeport.

7:30 p.m., CSN - NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) - NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers.

8 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at San Antonio Spurs.

9 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Alabama A&M at Marquette.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Lakers.

11 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Arizona at Texas-El Paso.

Boxing

9 p.m., Showtime - Artur Beterbiev vs. Jeff Page Jr. in a light heavyweight bout, Kevin Bizier vs. Jo Jo Dan in a welterweight bout, Andre Dirrell vs. Derek Edwards in a super middleweight bout and Adonis Stevenson vs. Dmitriy Sukhotskiy in a light heavyweight bout from Quebec City.

Football

3 p.m., ESPNU - Marian (Ind.) vs. Southern Oregon in NAIA championship from Daytona Beach, Fla.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA: Mount Union vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater in Division III championship from Salem, Va.

8 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA: Sam Houston State at North Dakota State in Football Championship Subdivision semifinal.

Hockey

7:05 p.m., WCBS (880-AM) - NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils.

8 p.m., NESN - NHL: Boston Bruins at Winnipeg Jets.