Report: Yankees' Kuroda returning to Japan

Japanese media are reporting that Hiroki Kuroda, a free agent with the Yankees, will return to Japan in 2015 to pitch for the Hiroshima Carps.

Mets minor leaguer Mazzilli suspended for drug abuse

The Mets’ L.J. Mazzilli, a son of former major league All-Star and manager Lee Mazzilli, was suspended for 50 games Tuesday under baseball’s minor league drug program following a second positive drug test.

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.

COLUMNS

In Gwudz they trust ... for a little while longer

Waterford - His road not taken belied the flowery prose that...

They're missing the phone calls most of all

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

MORE PRO BASEBALL

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...

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.

UCONN

UConn’s Auriemma becomes all-time leader in winning percentage

UConn’s Geno Auriemma moved to the top of another list Saturday. The Huskies' 96-45 win over SMU gave the Hall of Fame coach a career record of 888-134, and a winning percentage of .86888. That’s the best in women’s college...

These guys - UConn's Ollie, Central's Dickenman - know each other well

Today, Howie Dickenman will coach against Kevin Ollie for the first time when the Central Connecticut State University men’s basketball team visits UConn at 1 p.m. at the XL Center in Hartford.

COLLEGES

NCAA football bowl roundup

Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Penn State kicked the extra point that Boston College could not, lifting the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 win in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night.

NCAA men's basketball top 25 roundup

Tyler Ulis shook off a bloody cut by his right eye to score 12 key second-half points and lead top-ranked Kentucky to a hard-fought 58-50 victory over No. 4 Louisville on Saturday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

PROFESSIONAL

Giants look to finish season strong

The New York Giants never gave themselves a chance in 2014, losing nine of their first 12 games.

Ryan and Jets finish disappointing season at Dolphins

For the second year in a row, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan comes to Miami for the finale of a disappointing season, his job in jeopardy

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, FS1 - NCAA men: Tulane at St. John's.

1 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA men: Central Connecticut at UConn from Hartford.

2 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Long Beach State at Syracuse.

2 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Morgan State at Marquette.

4 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Florida Gulf Coast at Xavier.

4 p.m., NBCSN - NCAA men: Wake Forest at Richmond.

6 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Belmont at Butler.

6 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Howard at Fordham.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: UCLA at Alabama.

Football

1 p.m., Ch. 3, WMOS (102.3-FM) - NFL: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots.

1 p.m., Ch. 61, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants.

4:25 p.m., Ch. 3 - NFL: Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons.

4:25 p.m., Ch. 61 - NFL: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers.

8:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers.

Hockey

3 p.m., CPTV Sports - NCAA men: Union vs. Sacred Heart in Frozen Holiday Classic consolation from Bridgeport.

6 p.m., CPTV Sports - NCAA men: Massachusetts-Lowell vs. UConn in Frozen Holiday Classic final from Bridgeport.

Soccer

6:55 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Manchester United at Tottenham.

9 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Chelsea at Southampton.

11:10 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Everton at Newcastle.

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.