In the NBA, head coach Doc Rivers was a winner in his return to Boston. Jamal Crawford hit a pair of 3-pointers 23 seconds apart over the final three minutes as the Los Angeles Clippers pulled away in a 96-88 win over the Celtics. Crawford came off the bench to score 21 points as Rivers gained a victory in his first game at TD Bank Garden since the Celtics traded him to Los Angeles last summer for a first-round draft pick.
New York coughed up a 23-point lead before beating Chicago 83-78. Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 10 rebounds in the Knicks' third victory in their last 14 games.
Orlando beat Charlotte 92-83. New Orleans beat Detroit 11-106 in overtime. Oklahoma City topped Memphis 116-100. Minnesota defeated Philadelphia 106-99. San Antonio won against Milwaukee 109-77. It was Utah over Sacramento 122-101 and Golden State slid past Dallas 95-93.
Checking news on the ice, Union College scored twice in the final period and won its eighth straight beating Dartmouth 3-2.
In the NHL, it was Los Angeles over Toronto 3-1. Chicago crushed Philadelphia 7-2 and Anaheim knocked off Minnesota 2-1.
In baseball, the New York Mets and 40-year-old right-hander Bartolo Colon have worked out a two-year, $20 million contract, pending a physical.
The Yankees rejected Cincinnati’s trade offer of All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips for outfielder Brett Gardner.
Major League Baseball plans to eliminate home plate collisions, possibly as soon as next season but no later than by 2015.
In college football news, UConn has hired Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco as its head football coach in a five-year deal at $1.5 million per year.
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