NBA roundup


Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

NHL roundup

Marek Zidlicky's power-play goal 1:09 into overtime lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

A-Rod singles in spring training debut

Alex Rodriguez walked from the batter’s box to home plate in the bottom of the first inning, eye black smeared across his face, and said hello to Philadelphia catcher Tommy Joseph, who was just 1 when A-Rod was taken first in the 1993 amateur draft.

AP source: Manning's returning

Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.

Allen says he won't play this year

Ray Allen might return to the NBA — just not this season.

COLUMNS

Is bringing an end to the ECC really in the kids' best interests?

Perhaps the framers were mistaken. Or ill prepared for evolution. Turns out that “life, liberty and...

PRO FOOTBALL

Winston tries to answer questions about shoulder, character

Indianapolis — Jameis Winston responded to all the lingering questions with some bold answers.

Three NFL teams in Los Angeles? Not viable, experts say

Los Angeles is the hottest market for new stadiums in the country — and the NFL teams that could come with them — but the possibility that three teams will kick off in the region is a football fantasy, experts say.

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.

PRO BASEBALL

Red Sox, BC use exhibition to honor Frates

They all wore No. 3, and every player on the Boston Red Sox and Boston College had the same name on their jersey, too. This exhibition game at JetBlue Park on Tuesday was all about Pete Frates.

Play ball! And, could you do it quickly?

With large, glowing red numbers, the timer on the center-field wall at Goodyear Ballpark ticked down Tuesday, counting off seconds and ushering in change.

A-Rod expects to show some nerves today

Since Alex Rodriguez last stepped into a batter’s box during a game, Boston and San Francisco have won World Series titles, the New York Yankees missed the playoffs in consecutive years and a new commissioner has taken office.

PRO BASKETBALL

NBA roundup

LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday 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.

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.

PRO HOCKEY

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.

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.

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

Ryder Cup task force has a lot left to do

Now that players on the task force have solved their Ryder Cup problems, the next job is to repair damage to their own tour.

AP source: Eagles trading McCoy to the Bills

LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan’s “ground and pound” running attack for the Buffalo Bills next season.

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.

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.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

3 p.m., MLB Network - Exhibition: Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago White Sox from Glendale, Ariz.

5:05 p.m., WOR (710-AM) - Exhibition: New York Mets at Washington Nationals from Viera, Fla.

7 p.m., MLB Network, WEEI (103.7-FM) - Exhibition: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins from Fort Myers, Fla. (subject to blackout)

Basketball

11 a.m., NESN - NCAA women: Syracuse vs. Wake Forest in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Greensboro, N.C.

2 p.m., NESN - NCAA women: Miami vs. Virginia in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Greensboro, N.C.

7 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Wisconsin at Minnesota.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Arkansas at South Carolina.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Temple at East Carolina.

8 p.m., TNT - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Chicago Bulls.

8:30 p.m., YES - NCAA women: North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech in Atlantic Coast Conference tournament from Greensboro, N.C.

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

9 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA men: Memphis at UConn.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Virginia Commonwealth at Davidson.

9 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Colorado at Washington.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trail Blazers.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Utah at Washington State.

11 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Stanford at Arizona State.

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: African Open from East London, South Africa.

1 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Cadillac Championship from Doral, Fla.

6 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Puerto Rico Open from Rio Grande. (taped today)

4:30 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel - LPGA: Women's Champions from Singapore. (taped today)

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Calgary Flames at Boston Bruins.