Dodgers end Yanks’ payroll streak, owe most tax

The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees’ 15-year streak as Major League Baseball’s biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.

Yanks trade for Eovaldi

Looking for starting pitching at a relatively low price, the New York Yankees acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Miami Marlins on Friday for versatile Martin Prado and pitcher...

Padres trade Hahn to Athletics

Two people with knowledge of the deal say the Oakland Athletics have traded All-Star catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres for righties Jesse Hahn, the former Fitch High School star, and R.J. Alvarez...

COLUMNS

The best seat in the houses

It was happenstance. Complete happenstance. But because of it, I considered giving the Lou Gehrig...

They're missing the phone calls most of all

Paulla Solar, Stonington High School girls’ basketball coach, was in the midst of a...

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Cashman: A-Rod's now a full-time DH

Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter — at most.

Headley 'promised' third-base spot with Yankees

Alex Rodriguez appears to be returning to the New York Yankees as a man without a position. Chase Headley agreed Monday to a $52 million, four-year contract and said the Yankees assured him the third-base job was his.

Red Sox shaping their rotation

The Boston Red Sox sent Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday for right-hander Rick Porcello in a deal that both teams hope will help fill significant needs.

UCONN

Fun at the Sun

With the first part of their season finished, Geno Auriemma knows his UConn Huskies aren’t as good yet as the teams that won the last two national championships. But they are getting better.

UConn will try to find its groove against defensive Columbia

During one painfully hard to watch offensive possession in Thursday's loss to Duke, a frustrated Kevin Ollie slammed his hand against his bench chair.

COLLEGES

NCAA football roundup

Shayne Davern ran for a career-high 101 yards and two touchdowns and Air Force beat Western Michigan 38-24 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on a soggy Saturday night in Boise.

Top 25 men's college basketball roundup

No. 1 Kentucky 83, UCLA 44Devin Booker had 19 points and Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in a rout over UCLA on Saturday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

PROFESSIONAL

Pats rewarded with some time off

Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs.

NHL roundup

Loui Eriksson scored 2:14 into overtime, and the Boston Bruins rallied to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Sunday night.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

2:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Ohio University vs. George Washington in Diamond Head Classic from Honolulu.

5 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: DePaul vs. Colorado in Diamond Head Classic from Honolulu.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Kansas at Temple.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Colgate at Syracuse.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Tennessee-Martin at Butler.

7:30 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA men: Columbia at UConn from Bridgeport.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Wisconsin at California.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Milwaukee at Arkansas.

9 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Providence vs. Miami from New York.

9 p.m., YES - NCAA men: North Dakota at Marquette.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Loyola Marymount vs. Wichita State in Diamond Head Classic from Honolulu.

1:30 a.m. (Tuesday), ESPNU - NCAA men: Nebraska vs. Hawaii in Diamond Head Classic from Honolulu.

Football

2 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Brigham Young vs. Memphis in Miami Beach Bowl.

8:30 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals.

Soccer

2:55 p.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Chelsea at Stoke City.

CT SUN

Sun to open 2015 season at home, June 5

The Connecticut Sun will tip off its 13th season with a home game against the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Mohegan Sun Arena, the team announced Thursday.