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.

COLUMNS

They're missing the phone calls most of all

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

Pierre-Paul's hustle went unnoticed ... which is a real shame

Coaches of high school and youth sports must want to weep uncontrollably when concepts they teach,...

MORE PRO BASEBALL

Trading stars, old style, at winter meetings

Baseball's winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids.

Red Sox get Porcello from Tigers for Cespedes

SAN DIEGO — The Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. 

Enberg wins Frick Award for baseball broadcasting

Dick Enberg said it was “certainly an “Oh my!’ moment” when he got the phone call saying he’d won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting.

UCONN

For Huskies, a daunting challenge vs. No. 2 Duke

Whether UConn and Duke are true rivals depends on your point of view.

History still follows ex-Husky Sellers

One day at work, someone recognized Rod Sellers. Sellers has been at his new sales job in the Atlanta area for only a few months.

COLLEGES

Playoff participants stack AP All-America team

The College Football Playoff participants are well represented on The Associated Press All-America team.

NCAA women's basketball top 25 roundup

Isabelle Harrison scored all 11 of her points in the second half and No. 11 Tennessee used a late run to beat 17th-ranked Rutgers 55-45 on Sunday.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

PROFESSIONAL

NBA roundup

Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Boston Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

Patriots' Revis heads back to MetLife as Jets' enemy

Florham Park, N.J. - Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets. Not this way, though. This time around, he's an enemy. He's a member of the playoff-bound New England Patriots now,...

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Cleveland State at Virginia.

8 p.m., ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA men: UConn vs. Duke from East Rutherford, N.J.

8 p.m., TNT - NBA: New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors.

Football

8:25 p.m., NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars.

Volleyball

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA women: Brigham Young vs. Texas in Division I tournament semifinal from Oklahoma City.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA women: Penn State vs. Stanford in Division I tournament semifinal from Oklahoma 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.