BOSTON (AP) - Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard's best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the top-seeded Boston Bruins 1-0 in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series. The winning goal came when Datsyuk carried the puck from the right side to the left in Boston's zone and put a 30-footer from near the left circle past goalie Tuukka Rask's left glove.
BOSTON (AP) - Jonathan Schoop went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles pounded Red Sox starter John Lackey in an 8-4 victory over Boston. Every Orioles starter had at least one hit except for Chris Davis. The Orioles collected 10 of those hits off Lackey, who surrendered six earned runs over 5 1-3 innings.
BOSTON (AP) - Survivors of last year's twin bombings at the Boston Marathon say they have mixed feelings as the race day approaches. Celeste Corcoran and Heather Abbott say the days leading up to the race have been filled with public appearances, media interviews and gatherings with friends and family. But, speaking at an event yesterday evening, they said the busy schedule is a welcome "distraction" from thinking about how much has changed in a year.
BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz wants to visit the Boston Marathon finish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their game against Baltimore. Just over a year ago, two bombs went off near the finish line, less than a mile from Fenway Park. Boston plays the Orioles on Monday in its traditional 11 a.m. Patriots' Day start.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Utah Jazz have won a tiebreaker with the Boston Celtics, giving them a chance for a better pick in the NBA draft. Both teams finished with 25-57 records. The Jazz will now be slotted fourth in the lottery, with a 10.4 percent chance at the No. 1 pick, while the Celtics will have a 10.3 percent chance. If they or no teams behind them move up, Utah will pick No. 4 and Boston at No. 5.
MONTREAL (AP) - Former NFL star Chad Johnson is heading to the Canadian Football League. The 36-year-old receiver who once changed his last name to Ochocinco has signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes. Johnson attended the Alouettes' mini-camp this week in Florida. The former Pro Bowler last appeared in an NFL game during the 2011 season with New England.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:
Baltimore (B.Norris 0-1) at Boston (Doubront 1-2), 1:35 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER:
New England at Chicago, 4 p.m.
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