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Sports Report: Heat Forward Chris Bosh To Review Medical Options After Clot Scare



In the NHL, the Islanders beat Detroit 4-1, Anaheim topped Calgary 6-4, Florida won against Pittsburgh in a shootout 2-1, Dallas defeated Nashville in overtime 3-2, Chicago bested Toronto 7-2, Arizona beat Montreal 6-2, and it was Minnesota over Vancouver 5-2.

Nathan Schoenfeld enjoyed a Walter Mitty moment in the NHL.  Schoenfeld was the Arizona Coyotes' backup netminder for Monday's game against Montreal after No. 2 goalie Anders Lindback suffered an injury prior to warmups. Schoenfeld is the team's designated emergency goaltender and the son of former NHL player and coach Jim Schoenfeld. He played club hockey at Arizona State, but has never participated in organized hockey since college. Schoenfeld currently is a banking officer in Scottsdale, according to his LinkedIn page. The NHL instituted a new rule requiring every team to have a goalie who lives in the area and can dress in case of an injury emergency. Louis Domingue started for the Coyotes.


A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday night that Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is dealing with a blood-clot scare for the second straight year and will spend the next few days reviewing medical options. The person added that no determination will be made about his playing status until he goes through more tests and evaluation. Bosh was shut down at the All-Star break last season because a blood clot had found its way to one of his lungs.


In college men's basketball, Lehigh beat Holy Cross 64-59 last night for its fifth straight win. Austin Price scored 20 points. Lehigh currently sits in a three way tie for second place with Navy and Boston University in the Patriot League standings. Robert Champion hit seven 3s and scored 25 points to lead Holy Cross.

Iona pulled away in the second half to beat Quinnipiac 78-59 last night. A.J. English scored 16 points and added six assists for Iona. Chaise Daniels led Quinnipiac with 12 points. James Ford Jr. and Abdulai Bundu each had 10.

Fairfield edged Marist 76-73 last night. Jerry Johnson Jr. scored a career-high 25 points including a late, tie-breaking 3-pointer for Fairfield. Marcus Gilbert scored 20 points with seven rebounds, and Tyler Nelson added 15 points. Marist was led by Brian Parker with 20 points.

UConn is still Number 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. The Huskies beat then-Number 2 South Carolina by 12 points last Monday and defeated Temple 85-60 on Sunday to stay unbeaten and stretch their winning streak to 61 consecutive games. UConn has now won the last six matchups between the top two teams in the AP poll.


The 2016 U.S. National Telemark Skiing Championships will take place next month at New Hampshire's Crotched Mountain. Racers will compete in three events, including the Classic, Sprint Classic and the Parallel Sprint. The national championships alternate between the eastern and western United States, with last year's event held at Sunlight Mountain Resort in Colorado.

Mikaela Shiffrin put together two perfect runs in her return from injury to win the women's World Cup slalom. It was Shiffrin's first race since tearing a ligament in her right knee in December. The Olympic and world slalom champion has won her last six slaloms stretching back to last season.


Boxing star Manny Pacquiao has created a firestorm in his home country after saying people in same-sex relationships "are worse than animals."

Pacquiao, who is running for a Philippine Senate seat, made the remark in a video posted Monday on local TV5's election site. He also said animals are better than people in same-sex relationships because they recognize the difference between males and females.

Among those expressing opposition to the comments was gay comedian and television host Jose Marie Viceral, known as Vice Ganda. He tweeted that lesbian, gays, bisexuals and transgenders are humans, not animals. He said they're not saints, but that they'll pray for Pacquiao.

Danton Remoto of the LGBT group Ladlad said Pacquiao's comments showed he had a shallow understanding of issues important to the LGBT community.


For the first time in more than a decade, golf is getting another prime-time exhibition. Except this one will be live and under the lights. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that Quicken Loans is finalizing details for a match involving Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler in a celebrity pro-am format. The match would be at the Detroit Golf Club on June 7, the Tuesday before U.S. Open week begins at Oakmont outside of Pittsburgh.

The Travelers Championship has named the ALS clinic at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain as the primary charitable beneficiary of August's golf tournament. The move comes after Travelers Chairman Jay Fishman disclosed last August that he has the disease.


Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez has settled a lawsuit filed by a friend who says Hernandez shot him in the face in 2013. The Boston Globe reports attorneys for Alexander Bradley say in documents filed last Friday in federal court in Miami that the suit has been settled. Terms weren't disclosed. Attorneys for both men couldn't be reached for comment.


Sepp Blatter is back at FIFA headquarters for an appeal hearing to challenge his eight-year ban for approving a $2 million payment to Michel Platini in 2011. Blatter arrived early for his scheduled 9 a.m. (0800 GMT) start with the FIFA appeal committee to challenge ethics committee sanctions imposed in December. Platini had an eight-hour hearing on Monday. He said it focused on a verbal agreement with Blatter to get uncontracted salary for working as a presidential adviser from 1999-2002.

Platini's long-time friend, tournament organizer Jacques Lambert, was at FIFA to give evidence for a second day. Platini said verdicts could be given Thursday or Friday. Blatter and Platini previously said they expected their appeals to fail, then would take their cases to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Sheikh Salman's credentials to run FIFA are being questioned by English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke ahead of next week's election.

The Asian Football Confederation president is a leading candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter but remains under scrutiny over his role in Bahrain's Arab Spring uprising in 2011. Dyke says there were violations of human rights involving sportsmen and soccer players during that time, and wonders whether Sheikh Salman was involved. Meanwhile, suspended UEFA President Michel Platini spent eight hours in an appeal case, fighting his eight-year ban from FIFA over a $2 million payment approved by president Sepp Blatter.

FIFA's ethics committee found Platini guilty of accepting gifts, conflicts of interest and breaching loyalty and general conduct rules. He was fined 80,000 Swiss francs, about 81,000 U.S. dollars. Ethics judges said Platini was "not convincing" in arguing that a verbal contract entitled him to get uncontracted salary in 2011 for work as Blatter's presidential adviser from 1999-2002.

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