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Jets edged in shootout

OTTAWA—The Senators may not have played perfect hockey last night.

But they were satisfied with the end result.

Mika Zibanejad scored the shootout winner as Ottawa edged the Winnipeg Jets 3-2, giving the Senators just their second home this season.

“There were small, very small lapses where we got away from it at times, but I think we rebounded well,” said Kyle Turris.

Heat beat T’wolves

MINNEAPOLIS—The Miami Heat were pummelling the young Minnesota Timberwolves into submission, but couldn’t quite get the knockout punch they were looking for.

Dwyane Wade delivered it. In a flash.

Wade showed no ill effects from a migraine headache two days ago, scoring 25 points to lead the Heat to a 96-84 victory last night.

Leafs nab first home win

TORONTO—When a lead evaporated in 58 seconds and a goal was taken off the board on a coach’s challenge, it looked like it just wasn’t the Toronto Maple Leafs’ night.


Then Joffrey Lupul scored twice, and James Reimer found his groove, as the Leafs earned their first home victory of the season by beating the Dallas Stars 4-1 last night at Air Canada Centre.

Nats hire Baker as manager

WASHINGTON—Dusty Baker is the new manager of the Washington Nationals—meaning Major League Baseball avoids what would have been its first start to a season since 1988 with zero black skippers.

The Nationals announced Baker’s hiring today, nearly a month after firing Matt Williams, whose lack of prior experience turned out to be a problem as the club missed the playoffs.

Whisenhunt given boot by Titans

NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Titans have fired Ken Whisenhunt after a 3-20 start, with Mike Mularkey being named interim head coach for the rest of the season.

The Titans announced the move this morning.

“We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction,” Titans’ controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement.