Sports Minute: Here is the latest Connecticut sports news from The Associated Press - New York News

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Connecticut sports news from The Associated Press

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NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 last night. Jenrry Mejia pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and David Wright delivered another key hit for the Mets. Wright lined an early RBI single that extended his hitting streak to 12 games and Kyle Farnsworth earned his first save as the New York's newest closer.

BOSTON (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 yesterday. The O's scored six runs off Clay Buchholz in the third inning, and then held on to spoil Boston's Patriots' Day morning game a year after the Boston Marathon bombings.

DETROIT (AP) - The eighth-seeded Detroit Red Wings will host the Presidents' Trophy-winning Boston Bruins tonight in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Boston evened the series on Sunday by beating up the Red Wings physically.

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) - Ray Emery will make his third straight start for injured goalie Steve Mason tonight when the Philadelphia Flyers host the New York Rangers in Game 3 of their playoff series. Mason says he won't dress for the game and his status for the series remains uncertain because of an upper-body injury. Mason shared practice time with Emery yesterday.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks have fired Mike Woodson after the team fell from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season. New team president Phil Jackson made the decision yesterday, saying in a statement "the time has come for change throughout the franchise." This is the first big move for Jackson since his appointment in March.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants have signed Josh Freeman to be a backup quarterback to Eli Manning. Tampa Bay released Freeman early last season. He spent the rest of 2013 with Minnesota. His one start for the Vikings was in a 23-7 loss to the Giants.

NEW YORK (AP) - Rex Ryan says it's "time to deliver" on expectations that he and New York Jets fans have for the team. The Jets players gathered yesterday at the team's facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, for the first set of voluntary workouts.

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - The first University of Connecticut men's basketball player to score 1,000 points has died. Former Husky Vin Yokabaskas was 84. UConn says he died April 13th. Yokabaskas starred at Bloomfield High School before entering UConn. He was a three-time All-New England and All-Yankee Conference pick between 1950 and 1952, finishing his career with 1,275 points.

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