EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - David Krejci broke a tie with 1:04 remaining and the Boston Bruins rallied for three goals in the third period to beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2. Noel Acciari and Matt Grzelcyk also scored for the Bruins, who are one point back of Tampa Bay for first place in the Atlantic Division and overall NHL standings.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jeff Dowtin scored 25 points, including four key free throws in the final seconds, as No. 18 Rhode Island clinched a share of the Atlantic 10 regular season title with a hard-fought 95-93 overtime victory at La Salle on Tuesday night. Five Rams scored in double figures.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Freshman Braxton Beverly scored 16 points with five first-half 3-pointers, helping North Carolina State beat Boston College 82-66. Allerik Freeman scored a team-high 20 points in the third straight win for the Wolfpack (19-9, 9-6 Atlantic Coast Conference). Ky Bowman scored 21 points to lead the Eagles (16-12, 6-9).
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Bringing J.D. Martinez to Boston means making room in the lineup, but the Red Sox aren't worried. They're more than ready to welcome a player who hit 45 home runs in 119 games last season, even if that means fewer at-bats for players like Mitch Moreland and Hanley Ramirez. Martinez agreed to terms on Monday on a five-year contract worth $110 million.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have traded outfielder Bryce Brentz to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash. Brentz played a total of 34 games for Boston in 2014 and 2016, hitting .287 with one home run and nine RBIs. He spent all of last season at Triple-A Pawtucket, hitting 31 homers with 85 RBIs.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Rangers have traded defenseman Nick Holden to the Boston Bruins for a minor league defenseman and a third-round pick in the 2018 draft. Defenseman Rob O'Gara went to New York in deal with Boston, which entered the day in a tight race with Tampa Bay for first place in the Atlantic Division.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda has been hospitalized in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Giants say they have no further details on the 80-year-old Cepeda. Cepeda was a first baseman during his 17 big league seasons, beginning his career with the Giants. He also played with St. Louis, Atlanta, Oakland, Boston and Kansas City.
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