NEW YORK (AP) - The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Rangers 4-2 last night, sending New York to its fourth straight loss. Matt Calvert, Artem Anisimov and David Savard scored in the first 11:10. The Blue Jackets goalie tandem of Curtis McElhinney and Mike McKenna stopped 32 of 34 shots.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati Bengals linebacker James Harrison is trying to get healthy in time for the next game. Harrison was one of three Bengals who missed practice yesterday because of an illness spreading through the team. It will be a homecoming for the former Steelers star when the Bengals play at Pittsburgh Sunday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A group wants Columbus residents to vote on whether the city should be paying for its professional hockey team's home arena. The Columbus Dispatch reports the group has collected enough signatures to get the issue on the May ballot. This means voters will be asked whether to end the city's purchase contract for Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Sounders' busy offseason continues with the team acquiring defender Chad Marshall from the Columbus Crew in exchange for a 2015 third-round pick and allocation money. Marshall has spent the past 10 seasons with Columbus and was a two-time MLS defender of the year in 2008 and 2009.
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