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FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Exhibition: NY Mets at Boston, 1:05 p.m. (WEEI-AM 850)
MLB: Exhibition: Philadelphia at NY Yankees, 1 p.m. (MLB)
NBA: Boston at Toronto, 8 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: San Antonio at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Edmonton at Washington, 7 p.m. (NHL)
College Hockey: Notre Dame at Boston University, 6 p.m. (NESN)
College Hockey: UMass-Lowell at Boston College, 8:30 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: Central Michigan at Toledo, 6 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Oakland at Green Bay, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Siena at Monmouth, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Akron at Buffalo, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Dayton at Davidson, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball:Manhattan at Iona, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Oregon State at California, 10 p.m. (FS1)
AROUND THE WEB:
— Caitlyn Jenner spoke out against Donald Trump’s transgender bathroom rollback Thursday night, tweeting a video response in which she calls the policy “a disaster.”
She begins by addressing the transgender people in this country, to whom she said, “You’re winning.”
“I know it doesn’t feel like it today or every day, but you’re winning,” she said. “Very soon we will win full freedom nationwide and it’s going to be with bipartisan support.”
She also spoke to bullies of transgender people, calling them “sick.”
“Apparently, even becoming the attorney general isn’t enough to cure some people of their insecurities,” she said as a jab at United States attorney general Jeff Sessions.
Jenner concluded the video with a strong message to Trump: “From one Republican to another, this is a disaster. And you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me.”
— Charles Oakley attended his first Knicks game since he was ejected from Madison Square Garden earlier this month, but this time as a guest of the opposing team.
Oakley sat next to Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and watched his former team take on the Cavaliers in his native Cleveland. He was not rooting for one team in particular, but said he was rooting for the better team.
“I’m just taking it easy. I’m not worried about relationships,” he said. “I’m just taking it a day at a time.”
When asked when he might return to Madison Square Garden, he said, “I don’t know. I don’t know right now.”
“Things happen, and it’s over,” Oakley said. “As far as right now, just trying to just go forward.”
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I didn’t mean to do that to y’all,” — Isaiah Thomas, on the frenzy of confusion following his emoji tweets
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Mike Lowell (43), Bronson Arroyo (40)