COLUMNS

Other teams are allowed to be smart, too: see Yankees, comma, New York

Here, apparently, is how it works: The Yankees spend money to improve their team and...

The Lonesome Polecat (state variant): YOUR (Monday) championship previews and other words

We updated these a scooch cause the GameTimeCT fellas made us feel like slackers.

Milan Keser was all about soccer, and so much more

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

UCONN

UConn men fight through "dead moments" to beat Coppin State

UConn's Jalen Adams, right, is fouled by Coppin State's Lamar Morganas he drives to the basket during the Huskies' 72-59 win on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn battled bouts on inconsistency again before pulling away for a 72-59 victory over winless Coppin State on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

No. 1 UConn beats DePaul for Geno's 999th career win

UConn guard Kia Nurse is tripped by DePaul forward Mart'e Grays during the first half of the Huskies' 103-69 win on Friday night in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20, Crystal Dangerfield had 18 points and No. 1 UConn gave coach Geno Auriemma his 999th victory with a 103-69 rout of DePaul

COLLEGES

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.

NCAA football playoffs

James Madison quarterback Bryan Schor carries the ball against Weber State during the first half of Friday night's FCS playoffs quarterfinal at Harrisonburg, Va. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)

Easton Stick threw for three first-half touchdowns and ran for another in the second half and second-seeded North Dakota State rolled to a 42-10 win over seventh-seeded Wofford in the FCS quarterfinals on Saturday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local college roundup: Thaqi leads Pointers to victory

Edona Thaqi scored 21 points and had eight rebounds, leading Avery Point to a 73-15 win over Queensborough Community College in a nonleague women's basketball game on Sunday.

Local roundup: Former Waterford coach Brule to be inducted into girls' soccer hall of fame

Rob Brule, the former Waterford High School girls' soccer coach and current assistant women's coach at Connecticut College, will be inducted into the Connecticut Girls' Soccer Coaches' Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 21 at the Aqua Turf Club.

Mitchell men get the best of Conn College 75-68

Mitchell College's Brayvon Young (1) rise to the basket over Connecticut College's Jack Zimmerman (11) and two other Camels during Saturday's game at Luce Field House in New London. Young scored 17 points as the Mariners won 75-68. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The first time Mitchell College had a significant lead, in the first half Saturday after, the Mariners quickly saw it dissipate by halftime, tied with Connecticut College in a men's basketball matchup between cross-New London "brothers," as Mitchell...

PROFESSIONAL

He's a big hit! Yankees get NL MVP Stanton from Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees shows off his new jersey during the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., on Monday. (Willie J. Allen Jr./AP Photo)

The New York Yankees have officially acquired NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins

Spags sticking with Eli Manning on Sunday against the Eagles

Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws under pressure from Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford (98) during the second quarter of Sunday's game in in East Rutherford, N.J. Despite losing 30-10, interim coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday that Manning would start again on Sunday against Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

The New York Giants are sticking with Eli Manning

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Bryant at Louisville.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Chicago State at Northwestern.

7 p.m., SNY — NCAA women: Hofstra at Columbia.

8 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls.

8 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Alabama A&M at DePaul.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Toronto Raptors at Los Angeles Clippers.

Football

8:30 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM), WTIC (1080-AM), WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins.

Hockey

7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Dallas Stars at New York Rangers.