NEW YORK (AP) - The Knicks made the Nets look like the real Big Apple busts last night in a 113-83 romp. Carmelo Anthony had 19 points and 10 rebounds while Iman Shumpert scored a season-high 17 points for the Knicks, who came into the game tied with Brooklyn with 13 losses. Brook Lopez had 24 points and nine rebounds for the Nets in their 14th loss of the season.
MONTREAL (AP) - Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk was taken from the ice on a stretcher after a hit from behind by Montreal forward Max Pacioretty last night. The game was delayed several minutes as Boychuk was attended to by medical and training staff. He stayed on his knees before being wheeled off the ice. Boychuk's head struck the top of the boards when he was hit after chasing the puck into the Canadiens end.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Bria Hartley scored 20 of her 25 points before halftime and top-ranked and undefeated Connecticut routed UC Davis 97-37 last night. Breanna Stewart had 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists for the Huskies. It was the Huskies' final tuneup before a showdown later this month with No. 2 Duke.
NEW YORK (AP) - Brian McCann couldn't be happier about being a Yankee. McCann was introduced by the team yesterday, two days after completing a five-year, $85 million contract. McCann will wear No. 34 for the Yankees. The No. 16 he wore for the Braves has been retired by the Yankees in honor of Whitey Ford. McCann is part of a Yankee spending spree that includes outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, whose $153 million, seven-year deal is pending.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason could be in line for a big contract after the performance he's put together this season holding together a struggling defense. Beason arrived in a mid-season trade amid speculation that he might be damaged goods. But the Giants have won five of seven games since he took over at middle linebacker on Oct. 10. His 57 total tackles are third on the team, just 10 behind team leader Antrel Rolle, who has played in four more games.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets safety Ed Reed wants to play another two years. Reed says he doesn't worry about critics who say he isn't playing up to the standards he set earlier in his career. It's been a rocky season for Reed. He was signed by the Jets last month after being released by the Houston Texans. He believes he's still "effective" despite being only a few months removed from a second hip surgery.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Game-used memorabilia from the Red Sox's World Series victory is now on display in Cooperstown. Bats, gloves and jerseys are among the items now included in the "Autumn Glory" section of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Items including Series MVP David Ortiz's bat will be on display through the end of the 2014 postseason.
BOSTON (AP) - A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Boston Red Sox and reliever Edward Mujica have agreed on a two-year contract. The 29-year-old Mujica gives the Red Sox some protection if closer Koji Uehara, who turns 39 in April, cannot repeat his 2013 performance next season. Mujica was 2-1 with 37 saves and a 2.78 ERA for the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals last season, but did not appear in the World Series against the Red Sox.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - A cousin of Aaron Hernandez who faces charges in connection with the former New England Patriot's murder case has had her bail restrictions eased. A judge said Tanya Singleton may stay in Franklin, Mass., if she posts $15,000 cash bail. Singleton's attorney asked that she be allowed to live at her Bristol, Conn., home and meet with probation officers twice a week. Singleton has pleaded not guilty to criminal contempt and conspiracy to commit accessory after the fact.
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