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The Toronto Blue Jays have expressed interest in Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo as a possible replacement for current team president Paul Beeston according to a report by ESPNs Jerry Crasnick. Rizzo, who also holds the position of president of baseball operations for the Nationals, has been with the franchise since 2006 when he joined as an assistant general manager. He took over the GM position in 2009 and was promoted to president in 2013. Rizzo is the latest name to be mentioned as a possible hire for the Blue Jays after Dan Duquette of the Baltimore Orioles, Kenny Williams of the Chicago White Sox and Terry Ryan of the Minnesota Twins were all reported as possible targets during MLBs winter meetings last week. Buster Olney of ESPN reported that the Blue Jays were seeking a replacement for Beeston as team president and CEO. Calgary Flames Pro Shop . Coming off a 6-0 drubbing at Chelsea on Saturday, Arsenal endured another demoralizing result after rallying for a 2-1 lead -- only to concede a fluke equalizer. Stitched Flames Jerseys .com) - The Carolina Hurricanes hope to remain perfect at home in January on Friday night as they welcome the Vancouver Canucks to PNC Arena. Subban has picked the right time of the year to go on an offensive tear. Wholesale Flames Jerseys . Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist as the Kings stretched their streak to seven wins in a row with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. Calgary Flames Shirts . Lynchs attorney, Ivan Golde, told The Associated Press on Thursday of the plea deal that was reached with the Alameda County District Attorney Office. The plea will be formally entered in court in Oakland, Calif.Boston, MA ( - Rajon Rondo had a triple double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists as the Boston Celtics held off the Washington Wizards 101-93 on Sunday afternoon. Jeff Green netted 25 points and Marcus Thornton added 21 for the Celtics, who have won three in a row on the heels of a five-game losing streak. Rasual Butler scored 22 points, John Wall had 17 points and 14 assists and Paul Pierce supplied 16 points in another game against his former team for Washington, which trailed by as many as 25 in the second half. This place will always have a place in my heart, Pierce said. The Celtics led 90-78 in the fourth quarter before Wall netted six straight points during a 13-2 Washington run. Butler capped the burst with a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 92-91 with 2:50 remaining. A Wall finger roll with 1:12 to play got the Wizards within 94-93, but Avery Bradley nailed a 3-pointer and Greens layup with 22.2 ticks on the clock sealed the outcome. I thought we played gutsy at the end, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. Earlier, the Celticcs scored 10 points off nine Washington turnovers in the first quarter and held the Wizards to 25 percent shooting.dddddddddddd Rondo netted six quick points as Boston raced out to a 16-4 start before settling for a 24-15 cushion following a quarter of play. Tyler Zeller capped a 9-0 Boston run during the middle stages of the second, staking it to a 41-22 margin and the Celtics took a 53-36 advantage into the locker room. Boston led by as many as 25 in the third and headed into the fourth with a 77-59 spread. Pierce sandwiched a pair of 3-pointers to finish off a 17-5 surge to start the final period, whittling the gap to 82-76, but the Celtics responded with an 8-2 flurry. Consecutive Triples by Jared Sullinger and Thornton upped the Celtics lead back to 90-78. Game Notes Boston won for the second time in its last five meetings with Washington after winning the seven prior matchups in the series ... The Wizards were seeking a season-best fifth straight win ... Boston netted 16 points off 19 Washington turnovers. ' ' '

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