RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes snapped a 10-game losing streak against the New York Rangers with a 3-1 win last night. Jordan Staal and Jiri Tlusty both had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes. Kevin Klein had the Rangers' lone goal, scoring for the first time since being acquired from Nashville on January 22nd. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 32 shots.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The New Jersey Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 last night. Jaromir Jagr scored the winning goal to snap a third-period tie. Travis Zajac had the other goal for New Jersey, which won for the fifth in seven games to move within two points of the third-place Flyers in the tightly bunched Metropolitan Division.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers beat the Boston Celtics 94-83 last night. David West scored 24 points and Andrew Bynum grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in his Pacers debut. Boston was led by Jared Sullinger with 17 points and Kris Humphries with 15 as its two-game winning streak ended.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A Boston Red Sox split squad beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 yesterday. Will Middlebrooks hit his second home run off Tommy Hunter in a four-day span. Brock Holt and Ryan Lavarnway also connected for the Red Sox, who stopped Baltimore's seven-game winning streak.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Marlins beat a Boston Red Sox split squad 5-4 yesterday. John Lackey gave up three runs over 2 2-3 innings in his first spring training start for the Red Sox. David Ortiz went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts, dropping to .105 with a home run and eight strikeouts. Dustin Pedroia also is 2 for 19 after an 0-for-3 day.
VIERA, Fla. (AP) - The Washington Nationals beat the New York Yankees 3-2 yesterday. While CC Sabathia gave up three runs in three innings testing a new pitch, Jordan Zimmermann had everything working just the way he wanted in a perfect four-inning performance.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka has made his third start for the New York Yankees in a simulated game. He struck out nine of 18 batters he faced in four innings yesterday. Tanaka signed a $155 million, seven-year contract in January.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - The New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 yesterday. Jon Niese struggled in his first spring start that was delayed by shoulder trouble, allowing four runs in two innings. The Mets' opening-day starter last season, Niese pitched until June before being sidelined by a partially torn rotator cuff. He returned in August, going 5-2 with a 3.00 ERA the rest of the way.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants started rebuilding their offensive line and found a little security at running back on the opening day of free agency in the NFL. The Giants reached agreements with former Kansas City guard Geoff Schwartz and Oakland running back Rashad Jennings yesterday. Seattle Seahawks linebacker O'Brien Schofield also agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Jets have re-signed kicker Nick Folk to a multiyear contract, less than two weeks after placing the franchise tag on him. Folk is coming off perhaps the best season of his seven-year NFL career. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.
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