NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Rangers are staying alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins last night. Chris Kreider steered in a pass from Rick Nash 7:03 into overtime. The Rangers will need to win again tomorrow in Boston to force a Game 6 back in Madison Square Garden. Only three teams have lost a series after leading 3-0, but the B's are the most recent to do it in 2010 against Philadelphia.
BOSTON (AP) - The Cleveland Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 12-3 last night in manager Terry Francona's return to Fenway Park. Francona, let go by Boston after the 2011 season, got a standing ovation after the first inning during a video tribute on the center-field scoreboard. In eight years as manager, Francona led the Red Sox to two World Series championships.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Injured New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira could soon start playing in minor league games. The All-Star has been out since injuring his right wrist in early March while with the U.S. team preparing for the World Baseball Classic. Teixeira has been taking part in simulated games this week at the Yankees' minor league complex.
NEW YORK (AP) - P.J. Carlesimo says the Brooklyn Nets' goal of winning a championship within the next two years is "maybe not totally realistic," though he believes they are a contender in the Eastern Conference. Carlesimo went 35-19 as interim coach after Avery Johnson was fired in December, but the Nets told him he wouldn't return the day after a Game 7 loss to Chicago in the first round.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants fullback Henry Hynoski will have surgery today after hurting his left knee in the team's organized training activity. The 3-year veteran was hurt on the second play from scrimmage during an 11-on-11 drill on Wednesday at the team's first OTA. He had an MRI in the afternoon. The Giants say a doctor examined Hynoski and found two injuries.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Eddie Jordan has started putting together his coaching staff at Rutgers. Jordan says Kyle Triggs will serve as assistant coach and Dalip Bhatia will be the program's director of basketball operations. The 29-year-old Triggs worked with Jordan in the NBA, with the Los Angeles Lakers, while Bhatia most recently served as assistant coach at St. Peter's.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Longtime Alabama sports talk show host Paul Finebaum is joining ESPN and the SEC Network. ESPN announced yesterday that Finebaum will host a daily radio show from Charlotte, North Carolina, starting in August. He will also make appearances on other platforms for the network.
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