Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points and won his rematch with Kevin Garnett as the New York Knicks ended an 11-game losing streak in Boston with an 89-86 victory over the Celtics on Thursday night. Matt Moulson and Michael Grabner scored two goals each, and the New York Islanders rallied for a 7-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. Moulson had one of four third-period goals for the Islanders, who overcame a 3-1 first-period deficit. Grabner had two goals, and Keith Aucoin also scored in the third for New York. The Philadelphia Flyers won their first game of the season, 2-1 over the New York Rangers last night. The Flyers not only avoided their first 0-4 start in team history, they beat the Rangers for the first time in two seasons. The Rangers defeated the Flyers all six games last season, including a win in the Winter Classic. Both teams are last in the Atlantic Division at 1-3
Elsewhere in the NHL Buffalo doubled down Carolina 6-3. Montreal bettered Washington 4-1.Ottawa trumped Florida 3-1. St. Louis defeated Nashville 3-0. Chicago slid past Dallas 3-2.Colorado blew out Columbus 4-0. San Jose won against Phoenix 5-3. Checking College Basketball Scores2nd ranked Michigan beat Purdue 68 53. UCLA defeated 6th ranked Arizona 84-73. Richmond won against 19th ranked VCU in overtime. And 23rd Mississippi bested Tennessee 62-56.
In Major league baseball Arizona has traded outfielder Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves as part of a seven-player deal. He joins brother B.J. Upton, who recently signed a free agent contract with Atlanta.
The second spot in the men's title match at the Australian Open will be determined shortly. That will happen when second-seed Roger Federer plays third-seed Andy Murray. The winner will face two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic in the championship match on Sunday.
Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o has told talk show host Katie Couric that the feelings he had for what turned out to be a fake, online girlfriend were real and reiterated he had nothing to do with the hoax.