EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The Edmonton Oilers rebounded from a listless start to earn a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the New York Islanders last night. Taylor Hall scored the overtime winner for the Oilers. Frans Nielsen and Anders Lee scored for the Islanders, who have lost 10 of their past 13 games.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - The New York Yankees beat a Philadelphia Phillies split squad 4-3 yesterday. Derek Jeter had two hits that ended an 0-for-10 slide at the start of spring training and Masahiro Tanaka gave up a home run to Freddy Galvis. Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick gave up one run and three hits in three-innings, including a home run by Ramon Flores leading off the third.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - The spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and a Philadelphia Phillies split squad was canceled because of rain. The announcement was made a few minutes after the scheduled start of yesterday's game, with wet weather making its way across Florida.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels says he won't throw off the mound for at least another week because of fatigue following his latest throwing session. Hamels entered camp behind schedule because of biceps tendinitis that began in November.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - The exhibition game between the New York Mets and the Houston Astros scheduled for yesterday was rained out. The Mets came over for a B game in the morning in which Scott Feldman started for the Astros and Logan Verrett pitched for New York. That game was played in a light rain, and the showers picked up enough to cause the regular game to be canceled.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kevin Garnett will sit out a fourth straight game because of back spasms today when the Brooklyn Nets visit Boston, missing his last trip this season back to his old home. Garnett last played a week ago in Denver. He has since been sidelined for victories over Milwaukee, Chicago and Memphis.
(AP) - Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that Michael Vick and the Eagles haven't ruled out the quarterback returning to Philadelphia. Vick will become a free agent next week, and the four-time Pro Bowl pick has made it clear he will look for an opportunity to be a starter.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - In men's college hoops, eighth-seeded Rider turned back ninth-seeded Monmouth 71-60 yesterday in the first game of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. Daniel Stewart scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Rider. Deon Jones finished with 18 for Monmouth.
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