Here is the latest New England sports news from The Associated Press

April 2, 2013, 2:08 pm


BOSTON (AP) — Jaromir Jagr (YAH'-roh-meer YAH'-gur) is reportedly close to becoming a Boston Bruin. ESPN reports the Stars have traded Jagr to Boston, but the deal is still pending league approval.

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins look to extend a four-game winning streak over the Senators tonight when the two teams meet at TD Garden. The B's have been hot at home lately, posting a 5-0-1 record over their last six games at the Garden.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Red Sox have the day off after routing the Yankees on opening day in New York yesterday. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was with the team yesterday, but is still on the disabled list with an Achilles heel problem. Ortiz tells ESPN Boston he'll head to Fort Myers, Florida, on Thursday to continue his rehabilitation.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Celtics forward Paul Pierce did not travel with the team for last night's 110-100 loss at Minnesota due to what the team called personal reasons. Coach Doc Rivers says he doesn't expect Pierce to be out any extended period. Kevin Garnett also missed the game against his former team with inflammation in his left ankle and Rajon Rondo has been out since the end of January with a torn ACL in his right knee.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A family lawsuit over the suicide of Pro Bowler and former Patriot Junior Seau (SAY'-ow) has been consolidated with NFL concussion litigation in Philadelphia. A key hearing in the case is set for next week, when lawyers for thousands of former players will try to keep the issue in federal court. The NFL wants the claims heard in arbitration.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — UConn is heading to a record sixth straight women's Final Four. The Huskies routed Kentucky 83-53 in Bridgeport last night. They'll face either Notre Dame or Duke in the national semifinals on Sunday in New Orleans. The Irish and Blue Devils play tonight.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have signed Providence College forward Tim Schaller to a two-year entry level contract. Schaller was an undrafted free agent, who was eligible to be signed after completing his senior season with the Friars. The Merrimack, New Hampshire, native had eight goals and 15 assists in 38 games and was honored as Hockey East's defensive forward of the year last season.

TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:

NHL:

Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m.

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