NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-1 in the playoff opener last night to stretch their home-winning streak over the rival Flyers to nine games. Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period for the Rangers.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees beat David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2 last night in a matchup of former AL Cy Young Award winners. Sabathia pitched seven innings for a rare win at Tropicana Field. He allowed two runs and seven hits. Price gave up six runs and 10 hits in five innings.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mark Teixeira could be back in the New York Yankees' lineup Sunday. The first baseman walked twice, struck out and scored a run yesterday in his first extended spring training game since injuring his right leg. Teixeira is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled Sunday, when the Yankees finish a four-game series against Tampa Bay.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves yesterday. A.J. Burnett tossed three-hit ball over seven innings to outpitch Alex Wood. Atlanta's Julio Teheran beat Cliff Lee 1-0 less than 24 hours earlier.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Carmelo Anthony says he wants to stay in New York and he wants to win. It's up to Phil Jackson to convince him that he can do both. With the Knicks' season over and Anthony missing the playoffs for the first time in his career, he can begin thinking about his future. He says he will become a free agent in July and wants to be someplace where he can compete for championships.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers opened the season with a win against Miami, and beat the Heat again in the finale. It was the rest of the league that gave the Sixers fits. The Sixers entered this season in clear rebuild mode and staggered to a 19-63 record that included a 26-game losing streak.
NEW YORK (AP) - Newly signed Jets running back Chris Johnson has no concerns about whether his surgically repaired knee will be healthy in time for training camp or how New York will split carries in its backfield. The Jets signed Johnson on Wednesday after the Tennessee Titans released him on April 7th.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Marc de Grandpre is returning to the New York Red Bulls as head of commercial operations. De Grandpre became the team's managing director in 2006 and left two years later. He effectively replaces general manager Jerome de Bontin. De Bontin was hired in 2011 and resigned last month.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show the 37-year-old McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released yesterday.
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