NEW YORK (AP) - Patrice Bergeron scored three goals to lead Boston to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders, giving the Bruins at least a point for the 15th consecutive game. Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists as Boston improved to 11-0-4 since its last regulation loss Dec. 14 against Washington. Ryan Spooner had a goal and an assist, and Anton Khudobin stopped 22 shots.
(AP) - The Washington Spirit selected midfielder Andi Sullivan out of Stanford with the first pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft. The day also featured a stunning three-team trade. A person familiar with the deal said Sky Blue FC acquired Carli Lloyd in a trade that sent fellow U.S. national team teammate Christen Press to the Houston Dash and Australian Sam Kerr to the Chicago Red Stars.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Azura Stevens came off the bench to score 22 points and lead top-ranked UConn to a closer-than-expected 78-60 win over Tulsa. Napheesa Collier had 19 points and Kia Nurse added 17 for the Huskies who have never lost in the American Athletic Conference. Shug Dickson had 17 points for Tulsa which falls to 8-11 and 2-4 in the conference.
NEW YORK (AP) - Pavel Buchnevich scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period to lift the New York Rangers over the Buffalo Sabres 4-3. Rick Nash scored twice for the second straight game and Henrik Lundqvist made 34 saves for the Rangers. New York won its second straight after three consecutive losses.
NEW YORK (AP) - Free agent first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and the New York Mets have finalized a one-year contract for the $545,000 major league minimum. The 35-year-old batted .242 for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, when he was limited to 71 games because of a herniated disk in his back. A five-time All-Star, Gonzalez has a .288 average with 311 home runs in 14 major league seasons. Gonzalez was left off the Dodgers' postseason roster, traded to Atlanta in December and released.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Teniya Page made 4 of 5 free throws with a second left and finished with 34 points to lead Penn State to a 70-67 win over No. 25 Rutgers. Down 11 with seven minutes to go, the Scarlet Knights rallied behind Tyler Scaife, taking a 65-64 lead on her 3-point play and going up 67-66 on her jumper on the right baseline with 38.7 seconds left.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) - J.R. Lynch scored 15 points and made 10 assists and three steals as Hartford defeated Maine 86-68 Thursday night with seven players scoring at least nine points. Jack Hobbs added 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting, four of those from 3-point range, Jason Dunne scored 12, John Carroll and George Blagojevic each scored 11 points. Travis Weatherington tossed in 10. Six players in double figures is a season-high for Hartford.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Diandre Wilson buried all five of his 3-point attempts and scored 17 points with four assists to power NJIT to a 91-59 thumping of North Florida. Abdul Lewis, Anthony Tarke and Zach Cooks all scored 10 for the Highlanders (9-10, 2-2 Atlantic Sun Conference).
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