Local roundup: Conn women rout Bates 87-69


Kyle Caouette scored 22 points as Connecticut College beat Bates College 87-69 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's basketball game on Friday night.

Walker can always count on Blue Jays to pitch in at convention

Aaron Sanchez, the rising young pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, is in town for the World Baseball Coaches' Convention at Mohegan Sun and Pete Walker, the Jays pitching coach and one of the organizers of the event, greets him with a hug.

Black Wolves end road trip with 14-9 loss to Swarm

The New England Black Wolves ended a frustrating season-opening road trip by losing to the George Swarm 14-9 in a National Lacrosse League game at Infinite Energy Arena on Friday night.

Black Wolves looking for their first win Friday at Georgia

The New England Black Wolves have played two games and been through two major scoring droughts, going scoreless for the entire third quarter in a season-opening 15-8 loss to Rochester and for the whole second quarter in an 11-10 overtime loss last...

Local roundup: Former UConn coach Dee Rowe to receive lifetime achievement award

Former UConn men's basketball coach Dee Rowe has been selected by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to receive a lifetime achievement award.

COLUMNS

Edsall is cleaning up a mess at UConn; let's give him the benefit of the doubt, shall we?

It has been suggested in recent days that old/new UConn football coach Randy Edsall reneged on a...

MORE LOCAL SPORTS

CGA lacrosse welcomes 13-year-old Joe Kolashuk as its newest teammate

Thirteen-year-old Joe Kolashuk of Oakdale, involved in a serious biking accident last year which left him in a coma, became a member of the Coast Guard Academy men's lacrosse team Wednesday through an organization called Team IMPACT.

Local roundup: Gerton helps Coast Guard women snap 12-game losing streak

Gill Gerton scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half as Coast Guard beat Wheaton on Wednesday, 68-57, to snap a 12-game losing streak and win its first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference women’s basketball...

Local roundup: East Lyme swimmers beat rival Fitch/Stonington

Eain Goolsbey won two individual events and was part of a winning relay team as East Lyme defeated rival Fitch/Stonington 114-64 in an early-season meeting between Eastern Connecticut Conference swimming unbeatens.

UCONN

SMU beats UConn men's basketball team 69-49 for 16th straight home win

Shake Milton made five 3-pointers and had 23 points and six assists to lead SMU past UConn 69-49 on Thursday night for the Mustangs' 16th straight home win

Huskies' Adams responding to expanded role

With season-ending injuries to three players, including two starters, UConn coach Kevin Ollie has turned to Jalen Adams to carry a heavy load. Adams has responded with an All-American Athletic Conference type season.

COLLEGES

Top 25 college basketball roundup

Kristian Doolittle scored six of his 12 points in overtime and Jordan Woodard's layup with 2.2 seconds left lifted Oklahoma to an 89-87 victory over No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday night

No. 7 Creighton's goals intact even with Maurice Watson out

Creighton returned to practice Wednesday with the same aspirations it had before Maurice Watson Jr. was lost with a season-ending knee injury

PROFESSIONAL

Makarova defeats Cibulkova at Australian Open

After leading by a set and two breaks, Ekaterina Makarova needed three sets and almost three hours to finally beat WTA Finals champion Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3 in the third round at the Australian Open.

Golf roundup

Hudson Swafford beat the rain Friday in the CareerBuilder Challenge, and Phil Mickelson played his best in the worst of the conditions.

NFL notes

Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones cleared his final hurdle for Sunday's NFC championship game against Green Bay by practicing for the first time this week on Friday.

Packers OL aim to block "to infinity" when Rodgers on move

There goes Aaron Rodgers again, beating a defense with another brilliant throw outside the pocket.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

11 a.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Navy at Army.

Noon, Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Vanderbilt at Florida.

Noon, Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Providence at Villanova.

Noon, ESPN — NCAA men: Syracuse at Notre Dame.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Georgia at Texas A&M.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA men: Nebraska at Rutgers.

Noon, WCCT — NCAA men: North Carolina at Boston College.

Noon, CSN — NCAA men: Tennessee Tech at Belmont.

12:30 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Fordham at Massachusetts.

1 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: Tulsa at South Florida.

1:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Navy at Army.

2 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Texas at Kansas.

2 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Louisville at Florida State.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Iowa State at Oklahoma.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Oklahoma State at Texas Tech.

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

2 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Towson at Delaware.

2 p.m., WCCT — NCAA men: Georgia Tech at Virginia.

2:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NCAA men: Marquette at Creighton.

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Rhode Island at Duquesne.

4 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Arizona at UCLA.

4 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Cincinnati at Tulane.

4 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Michigan State at Indiana.

4 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Alabama at Auburn.

4 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Drexel at North Carolina Wilmington.

5 p.m., CSN — NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Boston Celtics.

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

6 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: South Carolina at Kentucky.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: West Virginia at Kansas State.

6 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Houston at Southern Methodist.

6 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Boston University at Bucknell. (taped today)

7 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Charlotte Hornets.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Phoenix Suns at New York Knicks.

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

8 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Baylor at Texas Christian.

8:15 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Miami at Duke.

8:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers.

10 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Long Beach State at Cal Poly. 

Figure Skating

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — U.S. Championships pairs free skate and free dance from Kansas City, Mo.

8 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — U.S. Championships ladies free skate from Kansas City, Mo.

Football

3 p.m., NFL Network — NCAA: East-West Shrine Classic from St. Petersburg, Fla.

4 p.m., FS1 — NCAA: Collegiate Bowl from Carson, Calif.

Golf

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: CareerBuilder Challenge from La Quinta, Calif.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Championship from Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii.

12:30 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Singapore Open.

3:30 a.m. (Sunday), Golf Channel — European PGA: HSBC Championship from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Yale at Harvard.

7 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Los Angeles Kings at New York Islanders.

Motorcycle Racing

10 p.m., FS1 — AMA Supercross from Anaheim, Calif.

Skiing

4:30 p.m., NBCSN — FIS Alpine World Cup men's downhill from Kitzbuehel, Austria. (taped today)

Soccer

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Swansea City at Liverpool.

9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund at Werder Bremen.

10 a.m., CNBC — Premier League: Everton at Crystal Palace.

10 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Manchester City at Tottenham.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — Premier League: Tottenham at Manchester City.

Tennis

9 p.m., ESPN2 — Australian Open from Melbourne.

3 a.m. (Sunday), ESPN2 — Australian Open from Melbourne.