Red Sox outslug Minnesota for first victory of spring

Hanley Ramirez and Chris Young each hit an RBI double, Mookie Betts went 2 for 3 and scored two runs, and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Saturday in a spring-training game at Fort Myers, Florida.

Non-roster invitee Brian Bogusevic singled home Deven Marrero to snap a tie in the eighth and help Boston rebound from a 3-2 loss to the Mets in its spring opener Friday.

Byungho Park and Drew Stubbs homered for the Twins.

n Michael Bourn had a setback in his attempt to make the Orioles, breaking a finger while playing catch with a football during a team workout. Bourn will miss about four weeks.


NBA: Frank Kaminsky had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the host Sacramento Kings 99-85 to end a five-game losing streak.

n Terrence Ross scored 24 points, Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and the host Orlando Magic dealt the Atlanta Hawks their third straight loss.

n Free-agent guard Deron Williams cleared waivers and told the Cavaliers he intends to sign with them.

Williams, waived last week by Dallas, will give the defending champions a playmaker they have needed all season.

n Kevin Durant sat out the Golden State Warriors’ home game against Brooklyn with a bruised left hand.


NHL: Josh Anderson and Nick Foligno each scored twice, and the host Columbus Blue Jackets showed no rust as they returned from a five-day break with a 7-0 romp over the New York Islanders.

n Jonathan Quick made 32 saves in his return from a groin injury, and Tyler Toffoli scored two of Los Angeles’ four third-period goals in a 4-1 home victory over Anaheim.

n Mika Zibanejad scored 1:16 into overtime and the New York Rangers rallied to beat the host New Jersey Devils, 4-3.

n Filip Forsberg scored the winning goal and had two assists as the Nashville Predators scored three times in the second period in beating the visiting Washington Capitals, 5-2.

n Commissioner Gary Bettman upheld the 10-game suspension assessed to Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette for slashing a linesman.


NFL: The New York Jets released Nick Mangold, the longest-tenured member of the team, a move that saves New York just under $9.1 million against the salary cap.

An 11-year pro and a leader in the locker room, Mangold, 33, has said he doesn’t plan to retire.


PGA: Winless in more than a year, Rickie Fowler built a four-shot lead going into the final round of the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Fowler made two birdies on the last three holes Saturday at PGA National for a 5-under 65 as everyone around him was struggling to finish. Fowler was at 13-under 197, four shots ahead of Tyrrell Hatton of England.

LPGA: Amy Yang of South Korea had 10 birdies and an eagle in 31 holes on Saturday after round three of LPGA Thailand in Chonburi was suspended because of bad light.

With five holes left, Yang was at 17 under and had a four-shot advantage over 2011 US Women’s Open champion Ryu So Yeon, whose completed third-round 68 gave her the clubhouse lead of 13-under 203.

EUROPEAN TOUR: The Joburg Open in Johannesburg was reduced to 54 holes after more rain left the course waterlogged on Saturday and forced another suspension in play.

England’s Paul Waring and South Africa’s Darren Fichardt share the lead at 11 under, with Waring completing a 67 in his second round early on Saturday. Fichardt was one of the few players to finish his second round on Friday.


DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIPS: Elina Svitolina of Ukraine is set to debut in the top 10 after winning her second title of the season at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Svitolina dominated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 in the final, which started two hours late because of rain.

n Dominic Thiem and Pablo Carreno Busta will face off in the final of the clay-court Rio Open in Rio de Janeiro.

Thiem defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-4 on Saturday to advance, and Carreno Busta ruined the night of 18-year-old Norwegian Casper Ruud, 2-6, 7-5, 6-0.


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Eric Paschall scored a season-high 19 points and Josh Hart added 16 to help No. 2 Villanova (27-3, 14-3) clinch its fourth straight Big East regular-season title with a 79-63 victory at home over No. 23 Creighton (22-7, 9-7).

n Josh Jackson scored 18 points and Frank Mason III added 16 to help No. 3 Kansas (26-3, 14-2) take a 77-67 win at Texas (10-19, 4-12) and claim its 13th straight Big 12 regular-season championship outright.

n Jordan Bell scored on a putback with 14 seconds left to lift No. 5 Oregon (26-4, 15-2 Pac-12) to a 75-73 victory at Stanford (14-14, 6-10).

n Justin Jackson scored 23 points, Joel Berry added 19 and No. 8 North Carolina (25-5, 13-3) continued its march to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title with an 85-67 win at Pittsburgh (15-14, 4-12).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Katie Lou Samuelson broke out of a shooting slump, scoring 29 points to lead top-ranked UConn (28-0, 15-0 AAC) to a 91-48 win over Memphis (13-15, 6-9) that extended the host Huskies’ record winning streak to 103 games.

– News service report