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) - Playing without the injured Carmelo Anthony, the New York Nicks beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-98 last night. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points. The Knicks prevented the Nets from clinching the Number 5 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and won their third straight in their too-little, too-late strong finish.

PHOENIX (AP) - The New York Mets routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks 9-0 last night. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut and Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter. The Mets placed center fielder Juan Lagares on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled hamstring and called up Nieuwenhuis from the minors before the game.

PHOENIX (AP) - The New York Mets have placed center fielder Juan Lagares on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled right hamstring and recalled outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas. Lagares was injured while beating out a double-play ball Monday night in New York's 7-3 win over Arizona.

CHICAGO (AP) - Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and the Chicago White Sox edged the Boston Red Sox 2-1 last night. Not only was the outcome difficult for Boston, but there's more concern on the injury front. Red Sox first basemen Mike Napoli left the game in the ninth after injuring his left ring finger sliding into second base.

CHICAGO (AP) - Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had a cortisone injection in his left wrist and hopes to return to Boston's starting lineup tonight. The AL MVP was injured April 4th when Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez broke up a double play at second base in the ninth inning.

NEW YORK (AP) - The interleague game between the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs has been postponed because of bad weather. The teams will make up last night's game today as part of a day-night doubleheader.

NEW YORK (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is visiting the New York Jets, who are looking to add a playmaker to their backfield. Johnson was released by the Titans last Monday.

NEW YORK (AP) - Tina Charles just wanted to come home and play alongside Cappie Pondexter. The New York native was traded Monday night to the Liberty from Connecticut for Kelsey Bone, Alyssa Thomas and next year's first round pick in a blockbuster deal. Charles, who is from Queens, averaged 18.0 points and 10.1 rebounds last season.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. Obama has told both coaches that he's looking forward to congratulating their teams at the White House soon.

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