PHOENIX (AP) - The New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 last night. Lucas Duda had four hits and two RBIs and Zack Wheeler pitched effectively into the seventh inning. David Wright added two RBIs and the Mets had 13 hits to open a three-game series they hope won't be too costly. Juan Lagares left in the seventh inning with a strained right hamstring. Curtis Granderson went out in the sixth with rib and forearm injuries.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 113-108 last night. Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points and 14 rebounds and Tony Wroten scored 20 points for the Sixers. Kelly Olynyk scored 28 points to lead the Celtics. Jeff Green had 27 points and Avery Bradley added 23. Rajon Rondo finished with eight points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds.
BOSTON (AP) - After ending the season with the NHL's best record, the Boston Bruins are preparing for the first round of the playoffs against the Detroit Red Wings. The best-of-seven series starts Friday night in Boston. Patrice Bergeron and Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 30 goals each. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli says Bergeron is playing the best he's ever seen him.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - After missing the playoffs for the second straight season, New Jersey Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello wants to take a step back to think about the future rather than rip off a list of changes that need to be made. The Devils went 35-29-18 in goaltender Martin Brodeur's 20th and possibly final season with the three-time Stanley Cup winners.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees say X-rays on the right hand of catcher Brian McCann have come back negative. David Phelps hit A.J. Pierzynski with a pitch in the eighth inning of New York's 3-2 win over Boston Sunday night, and the ball deflected off McCann's right index finger. McCann stayed in the game.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut Sun have selected Chiney Ogwumike with the top pick in the WNBA draft. Ogwumike joined her sister Nneka, drafted by Los Angeles in 2012, as the only siblings to be chosen Number 1 in the WNBA. Chiney Ogwumike finished her stellar career at Stanford as the top scorer and rebounder in Pac-12 history.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut Sun have agreed to trade Tina Charles to New York for Alyssa Thomas, Kelsey Bone and the Liberty's first round pick in 2015. New York drafted Thomas with the fourth pick. The Sun also took Chiney Ogwumike with the Number 1 pick and are building a nice young nucleus of talent.
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