BOSTON (AP) – Hundreds of thousands of cheering New England Patriots fans packed the streets of Boston to watch the team roll through downtown following Sunday’s 13-3 Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams. The city’s World War II-era amphibious “duck boats” carried players, coaches and their families through central Boston yesterday. Security was tight, leading to the arrest of a dozen people, according to authorities. Police say it was one of the largest crowds Boston has seen for a championship parade, although no official number was released.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Wizards guard John Wall will need surgery after suffering a partial rupture of his left Achilles tendon in a fall at home. A team doctor says Wall was wearing a walking boot when he slipped and tumbled on Jan. 29. Surgery is expected to be performed next week, and Wall will need about 11 to 15 months to recover. Wall was already lost for this season following left knee surgery.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham have won their salary arbitration cases, giving players a 3-1 lead over teams in cases this winter. Correa was awarded a $5 million salary, rather than the $4.25 million offered by the Astros. Pham will get $4.1 million instead of the $3.5 million offered by the Rays.
TORONTO (AP) – Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews has signed a five-year extension worth over $11.6 million per season. The No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL draft has 97 goals and 178 points in 182 regular-season games, including 23 goals and 46 points in 38 contests this season. The 21-year-old Matthews signed his deal after 22-year-old teammate and forward William Nylander accepted a six-year pact worth $10.2 million this season and $6.9 million the following years.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania appeals court is denying Jerry Sandusky’s request for a new trial but is ordering him to be resentenced for a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction. Superior Court said yesterday that Sandusky was improperly sentenced using mandatory minimums. The 75-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years in state prison for sexual abuse of 10 boys.