Updated: Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 2:07 AM EST
Published : Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 2:07 AM EST
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 last night. Nathan Horton scored two goals. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand also scored for Boston, which improved to 6-1-1 on the road. After blowing a two-goal lead, the B's took a 3-2 advantage on Marchand's goal from the slot with 6:02 to go in the second. Horton extended the lead to 4-2 when he redirected Zdeno Chara's pass at 2:33 of the third.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — New closer Joel Hanrahan struck out two hitters in the first inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat Northeastern 3-0 yesterday in the first exhibition game of spring training. The Red Sox routed Boston College 11-1 in the doubleheader's second game. Hanrahan was brought in to anchor the Boston bullpen, but the Red Sox gave him the start against Northeastern.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards have sent disgruntled guard Jordan Crawford to the Boston Celtics for center Jason Collins and injured guard Leandro Barbosa. The Wizards dispensed of Crawford shortly before yesterday's trade deadline.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The family of American Hockey League left wing Wade MacLeod says the Springfield Falcons player has a benign tumor and is awaiting treatment. The announcement comes just days after MacLeod suffered a seizure on the ice after a hit.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shabazz Napier scored 11 of his 27 points in overtime as Connecticut beat Cincinnati 73-66 last night. DeAndre Daniels added 17 points and tied a career high with four blocked shots for the Huskies.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) —Quinnipiac rallied to defeat Sacred Heart 81-74 last night for its fifth straight win. Ike Azotam scored 14 points, hitting all seven of his free throws in the second half. The Bobcats ended a three-game skid in the series and lead 15-14.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Bryant took down Central Connecticut State 88-67 last night in a Northeast Conference game. Dyami Starks scored 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting to lead Bryant to victory. Alex Francis had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Vlad Kondratyev and Joe O'Shea scored 12 each and Corey Maynard 11 for the Bulldogs.
BOSTON (AP) — In college women's basketball, Number 8 Maryland beat Boston College 86-61 last night. Kristen Doherty scored 18 points for Boston College. Kerri Shields scored seven points to become the 22nd player in BC history to reach 1,000.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard is atop the Ivy League once again despite the loss of its two senior co-captains to an academic cheating scandal just before the start of the season. Harvard beat Penn and Princeton last weekend and next plays four straight road games that will go a long way toward determining who gets the league's automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Hartford, Connecticut have linked a recent shooting to the 2009 stabbing death of UConn football player Jasper Howard. WVIT-TV reports police have charged 24-year-old Rasheem Grimes with assault in the November shooting of Hakim Muhammad. Muhammad had recently been released from prison after serving time on charges stemming from the fight that led to Howard's death.
UNDATED (AP) — Sports Business Journal and ESPN.com are reporting that ESPN has matched NBC's offer to buy the Big East's television rights for about $20 million per year over six years. The Big East was working on a deal with NBC that would have put most of its football and men's basketball games on NBC Sports Network. The deal also gave NBC the right to sublicense games, allowing them to be aired by other networks.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Boston at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL:
Harvard at Brown, 7 p.m.
Dartmouth at Yale, 7 p.m.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:
Yale at Dartmouth, 7 p.m.
Brown at Harvard, 7 p.m.
Fairfield at Niagara, 7 p.m.
COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY:
Dartmouth at Clarkson, 7 p.m.
Brown at Princeton, 7 p.m.
Harvard at St. Lawrence, 7 p.m.
Northeastern at Providence, 7 p.m.
Maine at Massachusetts, 7 p.m.
New Hampshire at Vermont, 7:05 p.m.
Holy Cross at American International, 7:05 p.m.
Connecticut at Army, 7:05 p.m.
Sacred Heart at Bentley, 7:05 p.m.
Yale at Quinnipiac, 7:30 p.m.
Massachusetts-Lowell at Boston University, 7:30 p.m.