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.
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.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Julio Teheran and five relievers combined on a two-hitter and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-1 yesterday in exhibition baseball. Phillies starter David Buchanan allowed a hit and a walk in three innings, leaving him with a 1.50 ERA.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles and former New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins have agreed on a three-year contract. The move was announced yesterday shortly after veteran safety Patrick Chung was released. The Eagles also agreed to a three-year deal with punter Donnie Jones on the day NFL free agency began.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - In men's college basketball, Princeton won its fifth-straight game, 70-65 over Penn last night in the final Ivy League game of the season. T.J. Bray scored 18 points. Steven Cook had 14 and Clay Wilson added 12 for Princeton. Fran Dougherty led Pennsylvania with 20 points and nine rebounds, while Darien Nelson-Henry added 18 points.
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - In women's college basketball, Penn beat rival Princeton 80-64 last night to give the Quakers the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Alyssa Baron scored 23 points and Sydney Stipanovich added 19 for Penn. Blake Dietrick had 14 points to lead Princeton.
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