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Mar 5
Boston Blades advance to Clarkson Cup final

MARKHAM, Ontario (AP) - Hilary Knight scored three goals and the Boston Blades beat the Toronto Furies 7-3 on Thursday to advance to the final of the Canadian Women's Hockey League championship.

Mar 5
Hunter makes Twins return in 9-8 win over Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Torii Hunter drove in a run in his first plate appearance with the Minnesota Twins in eight years, helping defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-8 on Thursday night.

Mar 5
Flames beat Bruins 4-3 in shootout

BOSTON (AP) - Sean Monahan ended Calgary's scoring drought in Boston that lasted more than eight years. Then, one of the newest Flames snapped the club's even longer run of futility on the road against the Bruins.

Mar 5
AP-BKC--Holy Cross-Bucknell Box

Miller 11-21 11-11 34, Alexander 5-9 2-3 13, Husek 4-6 1-2 9, Burrell 1-6 2-2 4, Hamilton 5-8 0-0 10, Morgan 3-3 0-0 6, Reid 0-1 0-0 0, Champion 1-5 0-0 3, Green 2-8 0-0 4, Baker 0-0 0-0 0, Abt 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-67 16-18 83.

Mar 5
Bucknell survives 1st-round scare, beats Holy Cross in OT

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Chris Hass tied a career high with 32 points, including a key basket that forced overtime, Thursday as top-seeded Bucknell escaped with a 90-83 victory over No. 8 seed Holy Cross in the opening round of the Patriot League tournament.

Mar 5
AP-BKC--Boston U.-Lafayette Box

Dieudonne 5-8 0-1 10, Alston 5-9 2-3 12, Papale 2-5 0-0 6, Mosely 3-10 1-1 8, Hankerson 3-9 5-7 14, Havener 1-2 0-0 2, Fanning 3-8 4-4 12, Mbargorba 0-1 0-0 0, Goff 0-1 0-0 0, Curry 0-1 0-0 0, Haines 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 12-16 64.

Mar 5
Lafayette advances with easy win over Boston U 89-64

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Nick Lindner led all five starters in double figures with 23 points and fourth-seeded Lafayette cruised past No. 5 seed Boston University 89-64 in the Patriot League tournament on Thursday.

Mar 5
Father tells jury about boy's death at Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) - With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated at the defense table no more than 15 feet away Thursday, the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing described the moment when he looked down at his son's pale, torn body and realized he wouldn't make it.

Mar 5
Maine catch data for lobsters, clams, scallops, cod in 2014

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) - Maine's catch for 2014 broke the state record in dollar value at $585 million, largely due to an unexpected surge in the value of its famous lobster. The Maine Department of Marine Resources provided this breakdown on the total pounds and value of the catch over the last two years.

Mar 5
Dad accused of punching 3-month-old; son had 17 broken bones

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man has been charged with punching his 3-month-old son, and doctors say the baby had 17 broken bones and skull fractures.

Mar 5
Dad accused of punching 3-month-old who had 17 broken bones

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man has been charged with punching his 3-month-old son, and doctors say the baby 17 broken bones and skull fractures.

Mar 5
Maine fishermen set record $585M haul in 2014

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) - Maine's fishermen hauled in a huge catch worth a state record $585 million last year, buoyed by an unprecedented surge in the value of the state's beloved lobsters.

Mar 5
Baker administration details Medicaid savings plan

BOSTON (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker's administration is detailing a proposal to trim $761 million in Medicaid spending, a key part of its overall plan for keeping the state budget in balance.

Mar 5
Survey: small businesses hit hard by winter storms

BOSTON (AP) - The head of a group representing Massachusetts retailers says a survey of small businesses has confirmed the "worst fears" about the effect on sales by winter storms that dumped more than eight feet of snow in many parts of the state.

Mar 5
Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers and their passengers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands of customers without power in West Virginia.

Mar 5
Early childhood education advocates fault Baker budget plan

BOSTON (AP) - Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is coming under fire from education advocates who say he missed an opportunity in his first state budget proposal to signal his commitment to early education.

Mar 5
Pawtucket reps request feasibility study of McCoy Stadium

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Pawtucket's five state representatives are asking state officials to perform a feasibility study of McCoy Stadium, saying they want it put to use should the Pawtucket Red Sox leave.

Mar 5
Police probe 'suicide pact' in Massachusetts, New Hampshire

WINTHROP, Mass. (AP) - Police are investigating what they're calling a "suicide pact" involving students at schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.