COLUMNS

St. Bernard caught in spin cycle of ECC's latest dysfunctional mandate

St. Bernard's Mike Nystrom coached a basketball game Wednesday night, likely unaware of the sham...

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UCONN

Top-ranked UConn routs No. 23 Temple for 102nd straight win

Napheesa Collier scored a career high 31 points and top-ranked UConn routed No. 23 Temple 90-45 on Wednesday to extend the program's record winning streak to 102 straight games

Houston rallies to end UConn's four-game winning streak 75-70

Damyean Dotson had 25 points and nine rebounds and Houston used a big run to start the second half to rally for a 75-70 win over UConn Wednesday night

COLLEGES

Gillon's 3 at buzzer lifts Syracuse past No. 10 Duke 78-75

John Gillon hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, and Syracuse upset No. 10 Duke 78-75 as the Orange kept alive their postseason hopes

No. 8 Tar Heels top No. 7 Cardinals 74-63, stretch ACC lead

Justin Jackson scored 21 points and No. 8 North Carolina pulled away after halftime to beat No. 7 Louisville 74-63 in a matchup of Atlantic Coast Conference leaders

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: State Open wrestling tourney begins Friday in New Haven

Twenty-seven local athletes are scheduled to take part in the two-day State Open wrestling tournament, which begins Friday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

UConn moves forward with plans for new athletic fields

The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved spending $4.75 million to design its "Athletic District," which will include new stadiums for soccer, baseball and softball.

Local roundup: Sun sign Danielle Adams to training camp contract

Forward Danielle Adams, who helped lead Texas A&M to the 2011 NCAA title, was signed to a training camp contract by the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday.

PROFESSIONAL

NHL roundup

Rickard Rakell broke a tie on his second goal with 2:34 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped Boston's four-game winning streak under new coach Bruce Cassidy with a 5-3 victory over the Bruins

The big names stay in place on NBA trade-deadline day

And as the trade deadline passed Thursday, the NBA landscape seemed remarkably unchanged. In all, seven deadline-day trades were put together by the 3 p.m. Eastern deadline — but no last-minute blockbusters. All-Star DeMarcus Cousins was...

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

Noon, FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity PowerShares 300 practice from Daytona Beach, Fla. 

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Daytona 500 practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

2 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity PowerShares 300 final practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

3 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Daytona 500 practice from Daytona Beach, Fla. 

4:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck NextEra Energy Resources 250 qualifying from Daytona Beach, Fla.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck NextEra Energy Resources 250 from Daytona Beach, Fla.

Midnight, FS1 — NHRA Arizona Nationals qualifying from Phoenix. (taped today)

Baseball

1 p.m., YES — Exhibition: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla.   

Basketball

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Central Michigan at Toledo.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Siena at Monmouth.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Oakland at Green Bay.

8 p.m., CSN, ESPN — NBA: Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Akron at Buffalo.

9 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Denver Nuggets.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Dayton at Davidson.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Manhattan at Iona.

10 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Oregon State at California.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers.

Boxing

10 p.m., Showtime — Chris Pearson vs. Justin DeLoach in a middleweight bout, Andrew Tabiti vs. Quantis Graves in a cruiserweight bout and Lionell Thompson vs. Steve Lovett in a light heavyweight bout from Temecula, Calif.

Golf

7 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Joburg Open from Johannesburg, South Africa.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Honda Classic from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

1 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Honda Thailand from Chonburi.

Hockey

6 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Notre Dame at Boston University.

7 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Yale at Quinnipiac.

8:30 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Boston College at UMass Lowell.

Rugby

2:30 p.m., NBCSN — English Premiership: Leicester Tigers at Harlequins.

Skiing

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — FIS Ski Jumping World Championships from Lahti, Finland. (taped today)

Tennis

12:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro.

8:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro.

CT SUN

Sun acquire post Kizer from Fever in three-team trade

The Connecticut Sun acquired 6-foot-4 post Lynetta Kizer and the eighth overall pick in April's WNBA Draft from the Indiana Fever on Tuesday as part of a three-way trade in which the Sun sent forward Camille Little to the Phoenix Mercury.

Faris among three players signed to training camp contracts by Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that they had signed Kelly Faris, Kayla Pedersen and Jennifer Hamson to training camp contracts.