BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 3-0 last night. Tuukka Rask got the first win of his career against Washington and Gregory Campbell and Loui Eriksson scored second-period goals. Rask's sixth shutout of the season and 22nd of his career came just five days after the Capitals beat him 4-2, also in Boston.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Nathan Eovaldi escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning and struck out four in two innings yesterday, but the Miami Marlins managed only two hits against the Boston Red Sox in a 0-0 tie. The game was called in the eighth inning because of rain.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill is starting spring training with a heavy heart. The pitcher reported to Boston's camp yesterday following the death of his son, Brooks, who was less than 2 months old when he died on February 24th. Hill says his son was born on December 26th and had multiple medical problems.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kevin Garnett will sit out a fourth straight game because of back spasms today when the Brooklyn Nets visit Boston, missing his last trip this season back to his old home. Garnett last played a week ago in Denver. He has since been sidelined for victories over Milwaukee, Chicago and Memphis.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - In men's college basketball, Desi Washington's trey at the buzzer in overtime lifted Saint Peter's over Fairfield 65-62 last night for a first-round Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament win. The seventh-seeded Peacocks will face second-seeded Manhattan College on Saturday.
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts sheriff is seeking a criminal complaint against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez after a recent jail scuffle with another inmate. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson tells WHDH-TV in Boston that the paperwork has been filed in district court. A clerk magistrate will review it.
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - The governing body for high school sports in Massachusetts is warning students to stay away from offers to participate in paid wrestling matches. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association says a man has been reaching out to male student-athletes on Facebook, offering cash to compete in unsanctioned wrestling matches at hotels.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Brooklyn at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Dartmouth at Brown, 7 p.m.
Harvard at Yale, 7:30 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Brown at Dartmouth, 7 p.m.
Yale at Harvard, 7 p.m.
New Hampshire vs. Vermont at Albany, N.Y., 2:30 p.m.
Maine vs. Hartford, at Albany, N.Y., 8:30 p.m.
Cincinnati vs. UCF, at Uncasville, Conn., 6 p.m.
Memphis vs. Houston, at Uncasville, Conn., 8:30 p.m.
Iona vs. Monmouth (N.J.), at Springfield, Mass., Noon
Quinnipiac vs. Canisius, at Springfield, Mass., 2:30 p.m.
Marist vs. Siena, at Springfield, Mass., 7 p.m.
Fairfield vs. Rider, at Springfield, Mass., 9:30 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY:
Sacred Heart at Canisius, 7:05 p.m.
RIT at Holy Cross, 7:05 p.m.
Dartmouth at Rensselaer, 7 p.m.
Brown at St. Lawrence, 7 p.m.
Harvard at Yale, 7 p.m.
Massachusetts at Vermont, 7:05 p.m.
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