BRUINS 6, STARS 3

Bruins throttle Stars in Dallas

Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller (86) punches Dallas Stars left wing Curtis McKenzie (11) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Boston moved into third in the Atlantic, going 3-1-0 on its road trip.

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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives against the Detroit Pistons in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

CELTICS 104, PISTONS 98

Jaylen Brown helps Celtics top Pistons

The rookie’s big 3-pointer in the final minute allowed Boston to escape with a win.

BRUINS NOTEBOOK

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It was the first time Miller was scratched after playing in 11 straight games.

NICK CAFARDO | ON BASEBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin021917SpringTrainingDay7_Spt21.jpg Allen Craig is focusing on the positive

He knows there aren’t many scenarios this spring that will lead to him getting a spot on the Red Sox’ Opening Day roster.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin022117SpringTrainingDay9_Spt26.jpg Blake Swihart feeling more comfortable behind the plate

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Swihart’s defense has improved noticeably after a minor mechanical adjustment.

SPRING TRAINING REPORT

Offense struggles early in loss to Rays

All of Boston’s runs in Sunday’s 7-3 defeat came in the seventh inning.

STAN GROSSFELD

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/14/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/gaynor1-12237.jpg In a Newton front yard, Sandy Koufax stands tall

An amateur sculptor has immortalized his boyhood hero in bronze.

CELTICS AT PISTONS | 6 P.M. (CSN)

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/12/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_bosdet12_spts.jpg On a two-game skid, Celtics aim to get Al Horford more involved offensively

Isaiah Thomas promised he would get his big man more looks against Detroit on Sunday night.

GARY WASHBURN I SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/16/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Celtics09-001.jpg Gary Payton, Isaiah Thomas, and lessons in fearlessness

Payton has been a role model to Thomas for years, since Thomas attended Payton’s basketball camps.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/9b6c6533e1cd4b8ca2545f30af7644c2-9b6c6533e1cd4b8ca2545f30af7644c2-0-12830.jpg Isaiah Thomas needs fourth-quarter help

Defenses are getting wise, blitzing Thomas and leaving the Celtics with few scoring options down the stretch.

JIM MCBRIDE I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/1b00e1ddf6264e469910db897864141a-1b00e1ddf6264e469910db897864141a-0.jpg This former UNH star isn’t into Chris Hogan comparisons. He just wants to make an NFL roster.

Dalton Crossan said he met with a dozen teams, including the Patriots.

Alex Rodriguez hit 696 home runs before his career ended last summer.

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images/File 2016

NICK CAFARDO | SUNDAY BASEBALL NOTES

A-Rod, The Mentor: ‘I want the kids to learn from my mistakes’

“Life is full of choices and I made the wrong ones,” Rodriguez said recently. “I don’t want any of them to fall into that trap.”

Fans flocked to Fenway Park to watch Carl Yastrzemski and the Red Sox during the Impossible Dream season of 1967.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Red Sox are a global brand. But it didn’t happen without Yaz.

Carl Yastrzemski and the Impossible Dream season of 1967 changed everything for the Red Sox.

PETER ABRAHAM

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/22/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/soxsleep2.jpg Sleeping on the job? The Red Sox encourage it.

The Sox recently entered into a sponsorship agreement with a bedding company that will include a full renovation of a sleep room at Fenway Park.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/23/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin022317Day11RedSoxNortheastern_Spt13.jpg Red Sox prospect Sam Travis prepares to make an impact

Coming off a torn ACL, the first baseman hopes to make his presence felt at Fenway — if not this season, then definitely next.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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DAYTONA 500

Kurt Busch takes center stage with Daytona 500 triumph

Stewart-Haas Racing driver wins NASCAR’s crown jewel event and inaugural race under new three-stage format.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski after winning the 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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Daytona 500 notebook

Rob Gronkowski shares Daytona’s spotlight with Kurt Busch

Patriots’ tight end took part in Busch’s Victory Lane celebration after his monster triumph in Daytona.

SPORTS LOG

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/737cd226a2424dd9a12dd7933cc13530-737cd226a2424dd9a12dd7933cc13530-0.jpg Lightning trade Ben Bishop to Kings

The veteran goaltender will back up Jonathan Quick, who returned from injury on Saturday.

COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Zach Lewis scores 37 points to lift UMass

Lewis’s point total was the most in the Atlantic 10 Conference this season.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/8e7aa31598e24e69ab43e61bcf13baf2-8e7aa31598e24e69ab43e61bcf13baf2-0.jpg Kelsey Plum’s 57-point outing breaks NCAA career scoring mark

Now, no one has scored more points in NCAA history than the Washington star (3,397).

epa05816210 Mikaela Shiffrin from USA speeds down the slope during the Super G portion of the Women's Alpine Combined competition at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, 26 February 2017. EPA/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT

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Mikaela Shiffrin storms to combined World Cup race victory

Shiffrin extended her advantage in the overall standings to 300 points over Ilka Stuhec.

Golf Roundup

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/645613706.jpg Rickie Fowler captures PGA Tour’s Honda Classic

After his four-shot lead dwindled to one Sunday, Fowler held on for the victory with long consecutive birdie putts.

FLUTO SHINZAWA I SUNDAY HOCKEY NOTES

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/160412_MJ_012.jpg Remembering the California Golden Seals’ brief, colorful run

Fifty years later, the Vegas Golden Knights have a model not to follow.

Fluto Shinzawa | On hockey

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/10d48fe1a8d74e3596c5d776d05fefc0-10d48fe1a8d74e3596c5d776d05fefc0-0.jpg Torey Krug develops into stable defensive presence

The 25-year-old defenseman, who ranks fourth on the Bruins in points, is not all about offense anymore.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/644712136.jpg Bruins get help as rivals lose, but ‘can’t get too caught up’ in standings

Despite opponents’ losses on Friday, Boston remains in ninth place.

Bob Ryan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/bob_ryan_20131006.jpg The New England Whalers deserve to be remembered and celebrated

The WHA had made its statement. Hockey was changed forever, and for the better.

A pair of Notre Dame defenders chased down BU’s Kieffer Bellows during the first period. Bellows had a goal and an assist.

BU 4, Notre Dame 1

BU wins share of Hockey East title

The Terriers finished in a three-way tie for first with UMass Lowell and BC.

VIRGINIA TECH 91, BOSTON COLLEGE 75

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_bcvt8_spts.jpg BC bows to Virginia Tech

Despite Jerome Robinson’s game-high 25 points, the Eagles fell to 2-14 in the ACC.

BYU 79, Gonzaga 71

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BYU’s Eric Mika scored 29 points as the Zags dropped their first game of the season.

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