Jazz win in Boston for first time since 2008

Utah's Donovan Mitchell (45) drives to the basket between the Celtics' Jaylen Brown, left, and Aron Baynes during the second quarter of Friday night's NBA game in Boston. The Jazz beat the Celtics 107-95. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Ricky Rubio scored 22 points, Gorbert, Favors hurt as Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 107-95

H.S. indoor track / 2017-18 boys' and girls' preview capsules

Montville's Lauren Ross, left, and Waterford's Sophia Podeszwa are among the top hurdlers returning for the indoor track and field season. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

BOYS ECC Division I East Lyme Coach: Steve Hargis (8th year) Key returnees: Sr. Sam Highman (shot), Sr. Dylan Hatajik (sprints, jumps),...

Lopez, Jean-Pierre, Neviaser named to CHSCA All-State football teams

Gio Lopez of New London and Ernest Jean-Pierre and Ian Neviaser from the Valley Regional/Old Lyme co-op were named to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State teams on Friday.

Nash helps Rangers beat Kings 4-2

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) stops a shot by Los Angeles Kings left wing Jussi Jokinen (36) as he is checked by Rangers defenseman Brendan Smith during the first period of New York's 4-2 win over Friday night at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Rick Nash scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:27 remaining to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Kings

NHL celebrates its centennial outdoors, of course

Ice forms on the beard of Ottawa Senators left wing Mike Hoffman during practice on the outdoor rink ahead of the NHL 100 Classic in Ottawa on Friday. The Senators play the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday in an outdoor match to celebrate the league's 100th season. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

NHL set to mark centennial with an outdoor game in Ottawa between Canadiens and Senators


Waterford's Buscetto proves heart, not height, is what matters

Waterford's Mikey Buscetto (5) moves past Weston's Christopher Hover during last season's Class M tournament at Waterford. Buscetto, who has already accepted a scholarship offer to Division II Southern New Hampshire, begins his senior season on Monday night against McMahon. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Mikey Buscetto will be a fan favorite in college because everyone watching him will identify with his plight: not the biggest, strongest or fastest, but radiating the old line that if the dream is big enough, the facts don't count.

H.S. boys' basketball / 2017-18 preview capsules

East Lyme's Dev Ostrowski brings the ball up court during an ECC tournament game against NFA last season. The junior, a member of The Day's All-Area team a year ago, returns to lead the Vikings. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

ECC Division I East Lyme Coach: Jeff Bernardi (4th year). Key returnees: Jr. G Dev Ostrowski, Jr. G Luke Leonard, Sr. G J.R. Gandenberger, So. F T.J. Horner,...

H.S. swimming / 2017-18 preview capsules

Fitch's Pat Nowak set the ECC record in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.38 and went on to finish fourth in Class L. Nowak was The Day's 2017 All-Area Swimmer of the Year. (Sarah Gordon/Day File Photo)

East Lyme Coach: Rob Bouchey (2nd year). Key returnees: Sr. Eain Goolsbey, Sr. Ben Prouty, Sr. Nathan am Ende.Jr. Jack Zhang, So. Jack Mucciarone, So. Bobby...


Local roundup: Black Wolves extend Evans' contract through 2020

New England's Shawn Evans, center, takes a shot between a pair of Georgia defenders during last year's National Lacrosse League playoffs at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Black Wolves announced Thursday that Evans has signed a contract extension through 2020. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

New England's Shawn Evans, a two-time National Lacrosse League MVP and the only player in league history to record 100 points in five consecutive seasons, signed a contract extension with the Black Wolves through 2020 on Tuesday.



The Lonesome Polecat (state varient): All-State teams

Yeah, you can figure out what this post is about.

Here's hoping we haven't heard the last of Jeff Joyce

Jeff Joyce stepped down as the baseball coach at Fitch earlier this week. The coaching fraternity...

Milan Keser was all about soccer, and so much more

Milan Keser remembered holding hands with his younger sister, Anka, in a Croatian concentration...




Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Butler vs. Purdue from Indianapolis.

Noon, CBSSN — NCAA men: Miami at George Washington.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Memphis vs. Louisville from New York.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA men: Michigan at Detroit.

Noon, NESN, YES — NCAA men: UNC Greensboro at North Carolina State.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Syracuse at Georgetown.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Virginia Tech at Kentucky.

2 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Northwestern at DePaul.

2 p.m., YES — NCAA men: East Tennessee State at Xavier.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Notre Dame vs. Indiana from Indianapolis.

2:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Michigan State vs. Oakland from Detroit.

3 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Georgia at Massachusetts.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Cincinnati at UCLA.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Oklahoma at Wichita State.

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Oregon at Fresno State.

7:30 p.m., MSG, NBA TV — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Arizona at New Mexico.

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Kansas at Nebraska.

9 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Memphis Grizzlies.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Utah at Brigham Young.


9:40 p.m., HBO — Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux and Antoine Douglas vs. Gary O'Sullivan in middleweight bouts and Cletus Seldin vs. Yves Ulysses Jr. in a junior welterweight bout from Quebec.


Noon, Ch. 8 — NCAA: North Carolina A&T vs. Grambling State in Celebration Bowl from Atlanta.

1 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Troy vs. North Texas in New Orleans Bowl.

2:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Georgia State vs. Western Kentucky in Cure Bowl from Orlando, Fla.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NCAA: Boise State vs. Oregon in Las Vegas Bowl.

4:30 p.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions.

4:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Marshall vs. Colorado State in New Mexico Bowl from Albuquerque.

4:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: South Dakota State at James Madison in FCS Playoffs semifinal.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: West Florida vs. Texas A&M-Commerce in Division II championship from Kansas City, Kansas.

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Middle Tennessee State vs. Arkansas State in Camellia Bowl from Montgomery, Ala.

8:25 p.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs.


11 a.m., Golf Channel — Father/Son Challenge from Orlando, Fla.

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Father/Son Challenge from Orlando, Fla.

10 p.m., Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Indonesian Masters from Jakarta, Indonesia.


5 p.m., NESN, MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Boston Bruins.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators.

Mixed Martial Arts

5 p.m., FS1 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — UFC Fight Night: Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael Dos Anjos from Winnipeg, Manitoba.


5 p.m., NBCSN — FIS World Cup Women's Downhill from Val d'Isere, France. (taped today)

6 p.m., NBCSN — FIS World Cup Men's Downhill from Val Gardena, Italy. (taped today)


7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Crystal Place at Leicester City.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Bayern Munich at Stuttgart.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Southampton at Chelsea.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham at Manchester City.


9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Florida vs. Nebraska in Division I tournament final from Kansas City, Mo. 

Winter Sports

2:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Speed Skating U.S. Olympic Trials from Kearns, Utah.

10 p.m., NBCSN — Curling U.S. Olympic Trials from Blaine, Minn.


Jets bench Wilkerson for Saints game

New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has been benched for the team's game at New Orleans on Sunday. Coach Todd Bowles said Friday that Wilkerson will not travel with the team, saying repeatedly that it was a coach's decision and he's only worried about the players who will go up against the Saints. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

The New York Jets have benched defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson for the game against the Saints on Sunday, the latest in what has become a string of discipline issues involving the franchise's highest-paid player.

Chargers, Chiefs meet with AFC West title (almost) at stake

The Chargers and Chiefs understand their showdown at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday night will not decide the AFC West, even though they're tied atop the division with three games to go.

Anthony returns to face Knicks team rising behind Porzingis

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony (7) returns to Madison Square Garden on Saturday to face the Knicks, his former team that's moved on just fine without him. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

The Knicks welcome Carmelo Anthony back on Saturday, trying to extend their surprising start though perhaps without the new main man in Madison Square Garden.

NHL roundup

David Krejci of the Bruins, right, battles Christian Djoos of the Capitals for the puck during the second period of Thursday's game at Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Alex Chiasson scored two third-period goals, the second on a short-handed breakaway with 8:29 left, and the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 5-3 on Thursday night.


Local college notes

Tracking the Bears • The Coast Guard Academy men's basketball team is rolling. The Bears won their fifth straight by beating rival Merchant Marine 93-88 in overtime on Saturday. Sophomore Packy...

Stanford beats Indiana in double OT for 3rd straight men's soccer title

Stanford's Sam Werner, left, celebrates with Nico Corti after scoring the winning goal in the NCAA College Cup against Indiana on Sunday at Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Sam Werner scored in the second overtime to lead Stanford to its third straight NCAA men's soccer title with a 1-0 win over Indiana on Sunday.