NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Montreal Canadiens rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils last night. David Desharnais scored the tying goal with 37 seconds left in the third period and added a goal in the shootout. Lars Eller also scored in third period and shootout for Montreal, which also beat the Devils in Montreal Monday night.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Rex Ryan gives his New York Jets rookies an "A-plus" grade, despite the struggles and recent benchings of both Geno Smith and Dee Milliner. Ryan says the team's rookie group "is about as strong a class I've ever seen."
BOSTON (AP) - The World Series champion Boston Red Sox have signed free-agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski to a one-year contract. The lefty-hitting Pierzynski replaces Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the Boston lineup. Righty David Ross served as the backup last season but took over the job in the World Series after Saltalamacchia's throwing error helped lead to the obstruction call that gave St. Louis a victory in Game 3.
NEW YORK (AP) - Goalie Henrik Lundqvist has agreed to a contract extension with the New York Rangers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 31-year-old Lundqvist has been a Vezina Trophy finalist as the NHL's top goaltender in five of his eight seasons, winning the award in 2012.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - The New York Red Bulls have re-signed midfielder Eric Alexander, defender Kosuke Kimura and forward Peguy Luyindula to new contracts. The Red Bulls had the best regular-season record in the MLS this season.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Bryant got past Yale 72-64 last night. Alex Francis and Dyami Starks each scored 22 points. Bryant won its fourth consecutive game, erasing a halftime deficit and opening the second half on a 23-11 run, led by 11 from Starks.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Sacred Heart took down Hofstra 73-59 last night. Steve Glowiak scored 18 points on six 3-pointers. Sacred Heart snapped a two-game losing skid, hitting 12 of 24 3-pointers and shooting 50 percent from the field.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tyrone Garland scored 17 points to lead La Salle past Hartford 75-62 last night. Garland's basket with 6:40 left gave La Salle its largest lead of the game at 67-50 and the Explorers held a double-digit lead from there. Mark Nwakamma led Hartford with 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Yolonzo Moore II added 11 points and five assists.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - Matt Hunter scored 13 points and Faronte Drakeford added 12 as Central Connecticut State held off New Hampshire 65-56 last night. The Blue Devils held a slim one-point lead early in the second half and surged away as Hunter contributed eight points during a 16-2 run. Hunter started the run with a layup and capped it off with a dunk to put CCSU up 45-30, their largest lead with 14:01 remaining.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - The dream of the high school football team in Newtown, Connecticut, to win a state championship in honor of the 26 victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School has come to an end. Newtown High School was 12-0 and seeded Number 1 headed into the Class LL quarterfinals Tuesday night against 9-2 Ridgefield, but lost 35-33 after a last-second comeback bid fell short.
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