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#SportsReport: Bills Get New GM, Rangers Out, Harvey Apologizes

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Danny Green scored seven of his 16 points in overtime as the San Antonio Spurs downed the Houston Rockets, 110-107 to take a 3-2 lead in the NBA's Western Conference semifinals. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 15 rebounds in 38 minutes before sitting out much of the fourth quarter and all of overtime with an ankle injury. James Harden had 33 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Rockets, who host Game 6 on Thursday.

The Boston Celtics go up against Washington tonight at 8 p.m.


Mark Stone and Erik Karlsson each had a goal and an assist as the Ottawa Senators beat the Rangers, 4-2 to win their second-round, NHL series. Craig Anderson made 14 of his 37 saves in the final period to help the Senators move into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in a decade. Ottawa next faces the winner of tonight's game between the Washington Capitals and visiting Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30 p.m. Edmonton will face Anaheim tonight at 10 p.m.

The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman Viktor Loov to a one-year, two-way contract. General manager Ray Shero announced the deal yesterday, noting the deal is worth $650,000 at the NHL level. The 24-year-old Loov spent the 2016-17 season in the American Hockey League between the Albany Devils and Toronto Marlies.’

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has had preliminary talks with Ilya Kovalchuk's agent regarding the former Number 1 draft pick's possible return to the NHL four years after bolting to play in his native Russia. Shero says he's keeping all options open regarding Kovalchuk's future.

The Dallas Stars have acquired the rights to goalie Ben Bishop from Los Angeles Kings for a fourth-round pick in next month's NHL draft. Bishop was acquired by the Kings from Tampa Bay following an injury to netminder Jonathan Quick, but he played just seven games after the deal. He will become an unrestricted free agent unless the Stars sign him before July 1. The Kings also worked out a four-year, $15 million contract with forward Tanner Pearson, who scored a career-high 24 goals and had 44 points this season. He would have been a restricted free agent this summer.


Brandon Beane is the new general manager of the Buffalo Bills, replacing Doug Whaley. The 40-year-old Beane had been with the Carolina Panthers for 19 years, the last two as assistant GM under Dave Gettleman. He has direct ties to Sean McDermott, who was hired as head coach of the Bills in January after spending the previous six seasons as the Panthers defensive coordinator.

Prosecutors plan to appeal a ruling that erases former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder because he died before his appeal was heard. Judge Susan Garsh has ruled that the conviction must be dismissed under longstanding case law in Massachusetts that says a conviction is not final until a court has decided the merits of a defendant's appeal. Prosecutors had argued that Hernandez forfeited his right to appeal when he made a "calculated" decision to take his own life.

The New York Jets have claimed speedy wide receiver KD Cannon off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers. The team also announced yesterday it had waived wide receiver Deshon Foxx to make room on the roster for Cannon. Cannon was signed last week by the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Baylor, but was waived Sunday.

Peyton Manning will become the first Indianapolis Colts player to have his jersey retired during a two-day celebration of his career this fall. The weekend begins with the unveiling of Manning's statue outside Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 7, and concludes the following day when he is inducted into the team's Ring of Honor and becomes the seventh player in franchise history with a retired number. Manning spent his first 13 seasons in Indy, where he won four MVP Awards and his first Super Bowl title.

A linebacker in the NFL who starred at Rutgers University has been charged in connection with a shooting in New Jersey. A grand jury indicted Khaseem Greene for weapon possession on Tuesday in a December shooting in Elizabeth, where Greene is from. The Kansas City Chiefs released the linebacker on Tuesday. Greene signed with the team in January. His lawyer wasn't immediately available for comment. NJ.com reports a criminal complaint says Greene was seen on camera handing a gun to another man who fired into a crowd. His co-defendant was charged with aggravated assault, but the extent of the victim's injuries wasn't immediately known. Greene last played a game in 2014 for the Chicago Bears, who drafted him in 2013.


In Major League Baseball, Cincinnati beat the Yankees 5-3, Milwaukee topped Boston 11-7, and the Mets won against San Francisco 6-1.

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has apologized to his teammates and fans for failing to show up for Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins. Harvey was slated to start Sunday until he was given a three-game suspension without pay by the team. He is now scheduled to make his next start Friday at Milwaukee.

The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets have rescheduled a game postponed by rain last Thursday as part of a split day-night doubleheader on June 10th. Tickets from the postponed game at Atlanta's SunTrust Park will be good for the rescheduled game at 1 p.m. The originally scheduled game on June 10th has been pushed from 4:10 p.m. to 6 p.m. The games will require separate tickets for admission.

Taylor Motter had the go-ahead RBI double in the ninth inning, Ben Gamel had four hits and the Seattle Mariners overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-9 last night. Michael Saunders, Tommy Joseph and Aaron Altherr also homered for the Phillies, who led 4-0 in the third, fell behind 5-4, then led 9-5 in the sixth.

Also in the majors:

— Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says Justin Wilson is replacing Francisco Rodriguez as the closer. Rodriguez is fourth all-time with 437 career saves but has blown four saves in 11 tries this season.

— Giants closer Mark Melancon has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sore forearm. Melancon is six for eight in save opportunities with a 2.53 ERA in 11 games this season.

— Minnesota third baseman Miguel Sano served his one-game suspension while the Twins took on the White Sox Tuesday. Major League Baseball upheld the punishment he received two weeks ago for his role in a fight with the Detroit Tigers. Sano was allowed to play until his appeal was heard.

Horse Racing:

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has made himself right at home at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course in Stall 40, which has sheltered many of the greatest champions in horse racing history. Always Dreaming arrived from Louisville following his impressive win at Churchill Downs. Assistant trainer Ginny DePasquale described the bay colt as very bright-eyed and very happy. The 1 3/16-mile Preakness will be run May 20.

2026 World Cup:

North America's request for a fast-track award of the 2026 World Cup hosting rights is on hold, for a few months at least. People with knowledge of the situation say FIFA's ruling council has allowed three more months for rival proposals to be presented. United States, Canada and Mexico had wanted FIFA to confirm they would have a clear run to the hosting rights during meetings of world soccer's ruling body in Bahrain.

Meanwhile, FIFA has dismissed its judge and prosecutor in a move the disgruntled pair said jeopardizes the governing body's integrity and the future of soccer. The two failed in a bid to be nominated by the council headed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino for re-election. German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and Swiss prosecutor Cornel Borbely have multiple ongoing cases against soccer officials implicated in a widespread U.S. federal investigation of bribery and corruption.

Winter Classic:

The Winter Classic is coming to Citi Field. The Rangers will take on the Buffalo Sabres at the home of the New York Mets on Jan. 1, 2018. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the outdoor game on television Tuesday night at intermission of the Rangers' playoff game against the Ottawa Senators.

The Sabres are technically the home game for the 10th Winter Classic because of rules surrounding the Rangers playing all home games at Madison Square Garden. Buffalo hosted the inaugural Winter Classic in 2008, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a shootout with a snow-globe effect enveloping Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Rangers played in the 2012 Winter Classic in Philadelphia and took part in Stadium Series games against the Devils and Islanders at Yankee Stadium in 2014.


Cornell men's lacrosse coach Matt Kerwick has resigned after four seasons at the helm. Associate head coach Peter Milliman, who has spent the last four seasons as an assistant, will take over as interim head coach through the 2018 season. The school said a nationwide search for a full-time replacement will begin at that time. Kerwick took over as head coach in June 2014 after serving in the position on an interim basis. He led Cornell to a record of 32-26, 13-11 in the Ivy League, captured two Ieague championships and notched three berths in the NCAA Tournament. But the Big Red faltered with sub-.500 records the past two seasons. Cornell finished 5-8 overall and 3-3 in the Ivies this year and went 6-7, 1-5 in 2016.

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