For Patriots, topic is finally deflated

Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.

Seattle's Lynch true to his (few) words

Marshawn Lynch smiled politely, waved at the crowd and answered every question the same.

UConn's Stokes pursuing blocked shot mark

Normally the subject of setting a record draws little more than an indifferent yawn from reigning national player of the year Breanna Stewart.


Monday Game Day broadcast is off

Monday's high school girls’ basketball game between St. Bernard and Old Lyme, which was scheduled to be broadcast live on, has been postponed. No rescheduling date has been announced.

High school boys' basketball: Volkerts powers Fitch past Killingly

Eddie Volkerts had 21 points, 18 rebounds, five assists and five steals as Fitch High School beat Killingly on Friday, 66-51, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference interdivision game.

High school girls' basketball: Osborne, New London thump Ledyard

Charee Osborne had 16 points and 12 rebounds as New London High School bounced Ledyard on Friday, 65-38, in a girls’ basketball game.


Local calendar

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Wednesday's schedule

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Tuesday's schedule

BASKETBALLCollege menSt. Thomas More at Navy Prep, ppd., TBA


Boatright to the rescue

Senior Ryan Boatright sat on the bench with a towel draped around his neck, watching UConn struggle in the second half on Sunday.

Huskies continue their roll

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 12 of her 19 points in the first half, missing only one shot all game, and No. 2 UConn picked up its 17th straight victory on Sunday, 96-31 over Cincinnati and former Huskies star Jamelle Elliott.


College basketball roundup

Freshman Terry Larrier scored 15 points and No. 14 VCU pulled away with a 16-2 run early in the second half to beat George Washington 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 12th consecutive victory.

College basketball roundup

Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.


NHL roundup

Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 shots, falling 8.1 seconds short of his second consecutive shutout of the New York Rangers, and the Islanders beat their biggest rivals 4-1 on Tuesday night in their return from the NHL All-Star break.

NBA roundup

Derrick Rose hit a step-back jumper with 7 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Chicago Bulls ended Golden State's franchise-record 19-game home winning streak with a thrilling 113-111 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday night.


Ogwumike will miss start of Sun's season

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike underwent microfracture surgery Thursday on her right knee.



7 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA women: East Carolina at UConn from Hartford.

7 p.m., ESPU - NCAA men: Southern Methodist at South Florida.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Seton Hall at Marquette.

7 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Wake Forest at Florida State.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Duke at Notre Dame.

7:30 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: Texas Tech at Oklahoma.

8 p.m., ESPN, YES, WCBS (880-AM) - NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks.

8 p.m., CSN - NBA: Boston Celtics at Minnesota Timberwolves.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Kansas at Texas Christian.

9 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: St. John's at Creighton.

9 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Georgia Tech at Miami.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Washington Wizards at Phoenix Suns.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Stanford at Washington.


2 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Coates Championship from Ocala, Fla.

1 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel - European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.


7:35 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at New Jersey Devils.

8 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals.

10:30 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings.


6 p.m., FS1 - Men's exhibition: Chile vs. United States from Rancagua, Chile.


9:30 p.m., ESPN2 - Australian Open from Melbourne.

3:30 a.m. (Thursday), ESPN - Australian Open from Melbourne.