NEW YORK (AP) - Just a few years after the invention of basketball, black players in segregated America formed leagues of their own. Dozens of the teams flourished. The history of the leagues is the subject of an exhibition opening March 14 at the New-York Historical Society. The exhibition features 150 artifacts on loan from Greenwich (GREN'-ich), Connecticut-based Black Fives Foundation.
BOSTON (AP) - Authorities say two young women suffered minor injuries when a metal pole holding up protective netting behind one of the goals at the TD Garden fell and struck them after a Boston Bruins game. The netting fell last night after the Bruins' 3-0 win over the Washington Capitals.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill is starting spring training with a heavy heart. The pitcher reported to Boston's camp yesterday following the death of his son, Brooks, who was less than 2 months old when he died on February 24th. Hill says his son was born on December 26th and had multiple medical problems.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kevin Garnett will sit out a fourth straight game because of back spasms today when the Brooklyn Nets visit Boston, missing his last trip this season back to his old home. Garnett last played a week ago in Denver. He has since been sidelined for victories over Milwaukee, Chicago and Memphis.
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts sheriff is seeking a criminal complaint against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez after a recent jail scuffle with another inmate. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson tells WHDH-TV in Boston that the paperwork has been filed in district court. A clerk magistrate will review it.
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - The governing body for high school sports in Massachusetts is warning students to stay away from offers to participate in paid wrestling matches. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association says a man has been reaching out to male student-athletes on Facebook, offering cash to compete in unsanctioned wrestling matches at hotels.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Brooklyn at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Dartmouth at Brown, 7 p.m.
Harvard at Yale, 7:30 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Brown at Dartmouth, 7 p.m.
Yale at Harvard, 7 p.m.
New Hampshire vs. Vermont at Albany, N.Y., 2:30 p.m.
Maine vs. Hartford, at Albany, N.Y., 8:30 p.m.
Cincinnati vs. UCF, at Uncasville, Conn., 6 p.m.
Memphis vs. Houston, at Uncasville, Conn., 8:30 p.m.
Iona vs. Monmouth (N.J.), at Springfield, Mass., Noon
Quinnipiac vs. Canisius, at Springfield, Mass., 2:30 p.m.
Marist vs. Siena, at Springfield, Mass., 7 p.m.
Fairfield vs. Rider, at Springfield, Mass., 9:30 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY:
Sacred Heart at Canisius, 7:05 p.m.
RIT at Holy Cross, 7:05 p.m.
Dartmouth at Rensselaer, 7 p.m.
Brown at St. Lawrence, 7 p.m.
Harvard at Yale, 7 p.m.
Massachusetts at Vermont, 7:05 p.m.
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