INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers beat the Boston Celtics 94-83 last night. David West scored 24 points and Andrew Bynum grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in his Pacers debut. Boston was led by Jared Sullinger with 17 points and Kris Humphries with 15 as its two-game winning streak ended.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - A Boston Red Sox split squad beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 yesterday. Will Middlebrooks hit his second home run off Tommy Hunter in a four-day span. Brock Holt and Ryan Lavarnway also connected for the Red Sox, who stopped Baltimore's seven-game winning streak.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Marlins beat a Boston Red Sox split squad 5-4 yesterday. John Lackey gave up three runs over 2 2-3 innings in his first spring training start for the Red Sox. David Ortiz went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts, dropping to .105 with a home run and eight strikeouts. Dustin Pedroia also is 2 for 19 after an 0-for-3 day.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Red Sox center fielder Grady Sizemore played yesterday for the second consecutive day. He hit leadoff, went 0 for 2 and played four innings in the field for the Red Sox in their exhibition game against the Marlins. It was the first time he has played on consecutive days since September of 2011, with the Cleveland Indians. Sizemore is attempting to come back after more than two years of injuries.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Red Sox left-hander Craig Breslow threw from a mound in a bullpen session yesterday for the first time this spring training. Breslow is being brought along slowly after an increased workload last season. Meanwhile, right-hander Jake Peavy is scheduled to start tomorrow against the Minnesota Twins. Peavy has been sidelined since March 1st when he cut his left index finger with a knife.
(AP) - The inaugural American Athletic Conference tournament is shaping up to be everything Commissioner Mike Aresco could have wanted. No other league has as many ranked teams as the American with five, and either Number 5 Louisville, Number 13 Cincinnati, Number 19 Memphis, Number 21 UConn or Number 25 SMU could walk away with the title Saturday night.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick, UConn guard Shabazz Napier and Louisville guard Russ Smith all are unanimous selections for the 2014 American Athletic Conference's all-league team. The American announced the team as voted on by coaches yesterday.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Bryant at Robert Morris, 7 p.m.
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