NEW YORK (AP) - J.T. Miller scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and the high-scoring Tampa Bay Lightning held off the New York Islanders 7-6. Anthony Cirelli, Mikhail Sergachev and Victor Hedman each added a goal and an assist, Tyler Johnson also scored, and Braydon Coburn and Yanni Gourde each had two assists as the Lightning improved to 12-2-1 in their last 15 games. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots for his league-leading 42nd win.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Travis Konecny scored twice, Claude Giroux had three assists and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 4-3. Jakub Voracek had a goal and an assist and Oskar Lindblom also scored for the Flyers, who won for just the fourth time in the last 12 games while picking up an important two points in the playoff race with seven games left.
NEW YORK (AP) - Trumaine Johnson has a huge contract and even bigger expectations from the Jets and their fans. That's nothing new for New York's newest cornerback who has already established himself as one of the NFL's best at his position. He signed a five-year, $72.5 million contract last week that included a $20 million signing bonus and $34 million in guaranteed money. Johnson says he feels no pressure to live up to that big-money deal.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees have their swagger back after adding Giancarlo Stanton to a group of Baby Bombers that reached Game 7 of last year's AL Championship Series behind Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird and Luis Severino. The major changes were signing Neil Walker to replace Starlin Castro at second and acquiring Brandon Drury from Arizona to take over from Todd Frazier at third.
NEW YORK (AP) - After hiring rookie manager Mickey Callaway and spending nearly $90 million to fill holes in free agency, the New York Mets are counting on their prized homegrown pitchers to finally stay healthy and lead the way this season.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mets right-hander Rafael Montero probably will miss the season after tearing a ligament in his pitching elbow. New York says the 27-year-old has a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament and will likely need Tommy John surgery. Montero was 5-11 with a 5.52 ERA in 18 starts and 16 relief appearances last year. He gave up 13 runs _ nine earned _ and 12 hits in nine innings during spring training.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants have traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for draft picks. Pierre-Paul is a former first-round draft pick whose career was interrupted by a fireworks accident in 2015 that severely damaged his right hand. He helped the Giants win a Super Bowl in the 2011 season. The trade gives the Giants much-needed salary cap space for 2019 and allows the Bucs to continue rebuilding a line that had the fewest sacks in the NFL last season.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Rhode Island basketball coach Dan Hurley has agreed to become the coach at the University of Connecticut. He succeeds Kevin Ollie, who was fired this month. UConn made the announcement on Twitter. Hurley was 113-82 in six seasons with the Rams. They went 26-8 this year before losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Duke.
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