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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Connecticut sports news from The Associated Press

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CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-85 last night. Although the Nets could have clinched the Eastern Conference's Number 5 spot with a win, coach Jason Kidd elected to rest his starters. Tyler Zeller scored 22 points with 11 rebounds and Dion Waiters scored 19 for the Cavs.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Knicks finished their disappointing season with a 95-92 victory last night over Toronto, which blew a 21-point lead but earned the Number 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Raptors will host the sixth-seeded Brooklyn Nets in their playoff opener on Saturday.

BOSTON (AP) - The Washington Wizards clinched the Number 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics last night. Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Trevor Booker added 20. Boston sat injured guards Rajon Rondo and Jerryd Bayless, and injured forwards Kris Humphries and Jared Sullinger. The Celtics finished with a 25-57 record.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 6-4 last night in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning. Chris Capuano pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win. Burke Badenhop got the final out for his first save of the season.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 last night to complete its first doubleheader shutout sweep since 1987. Michael Pineda followed an overpowering outing by Masahiro Tanaka with one of his own, pitching six innings of four-hit ball. Tanaka struck out 10 and allowed just two bunt hits over eight innings in a 3-0 win in the opener of the day-night twinbill.

PHOENIX (AP) - The New York Mets beat Arizona 5-2 yesterday to complete a three-game sweep and send the Diamondbacks to their sixth straight loss. Dillon Gee allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings. He retired his first 14 batters, struck out three, walked none and threw 72 pitches. He also had an RBI groundout.

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - The New York Red Bulls beat the Philadelphia Union 2-1 last night. Thierry Henry and Lloyd Sam scored second-half goals to give the Red Bulls their first win of the season. Eric Alexander helped set up both goals, contributing on Henry's tally in the 57th and lofting a cross 10 minutes later for Sam to head inside the right post.

(AP) - A person familiar with the deal says quarterback Josh Freeman has agreed to terms with the New York Giants. Freeman was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in October after a messy split. He signed with Minnesota four days later, but played just one game for the Vikings. Freeman would compete to back up Eli Manning with the Giants.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Jets and former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson have agreed to terms on a deal. Johnson met with the Jets all day Tuesday and stayed in town to watch the Knicks-Nets game in Brooklyn Tuesday night before signing yesterday.

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