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Sports Report: Celtics Stop 3-Game Skid, Sabres Stop Record 14-Game Skid

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In the NBA, Boston topped New York 108-97, Philadelphia beat Denver 105-98, Detroit bested Miami 108-91, Golden State won against Sacramento 121-96, and it was Portland over Utah 103-102.


Over on the ice, Florida doubled up the Islanders 4-2, New Jersey edged Ottawa 2-1, Buffalo beat Montreal 3-2, Nashville beat Toronto 4-3, St. Louis defeated Tampa Bay in overtime 2-1, Colorado skated by Dallas in a shootout 3-2, Anaheim bested Carolina in overtime 5-4, Washington blanked Los Angeles 4-0, Minnesota shut out Chicago 3-0, Arizona beat Columbus 4-1, and it was Vancouver over Winnipeg in overtime 3-2.


In women's college basketball, Geno Auriemma reached 900 victories faster than any other college coach when Number 2 UConn routed Cincinnati 96-36 last night. Auriemma needed just 1,034 games to reach the milestone.

In men's college basketball, Hartford beat Binghamton 62-61 last night. Jack Hobbs led Hartford with 12 points and Justin Graham added 11. Nate Sikma added nine points and seven rebounds. Romello Walker and Justin McFadden led Binghamton with 13 points each.

It was Vermont over Maine 68-49. Dre Willis scored 14 points and added five boards, four assists, and three steals. Cam Ward also finished with 14 points off the bench and Kurt Steidl added 13 points for the Catamounts. Kevin Little led Maine with 17 points.


The NFL suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon for at least the 2015 season without pay for violating the league's substance-abuse program. Gordon, who has already served two league suspensions, will have to apply for reinstatement.

The New England Patriots' victory parade will kick off this morning in Boston. The Super Bowl champions will ride the duck boats in a parade through downtown. The team arrived late Monday night after their 28-24 victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in Glendale, Arizona. The parade originally was scheduled for Tuesday, but was postponed because of winter weather.

New York Jets assistant coaches Ron Heller and Steve Hagen have been retained by new coach Todd Bowles. Heller will remain the team's assistant offensive line coach, a position he has held the last two seasons. Hagen will switch from tight ends coach to assistant special teams coach under new special teams coordinator Bobby April.

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