NBA roundup


Celtics coach Brad Stevens was curious how his team would play in its first game without Rajon Rondo. Boston did just fine. Moving the ball crisply one day after the NBA assists leader was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics beat the...

Celtics, with look toward future, trade Rondo to Mavericks

Boston - The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. The Celtics...

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.

COLUMNS

Duke plays role of villain perfectly

East Rutherford, N.J. It was on this patch of real estate, here off Exit 16W, that...

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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Olynyk's career night helps Celts roll

Philadelphia - Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points, leading the Boston Celtics to a 105-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Avery Bradley had 15 points, and Brandon Bass and Jeff Green added 14 apiece for...

Knicks fall in OT

Kyle Lowry had 21 points and 11 assists, controlling the overtime period and leading the Toronto Raptors to a 95-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night.

Knicks snap 10-game slide

Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points, Amare Stoudemire had 20 and the New York Knicks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.

UCONN

Huskies roll past DePaul

Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and No. 2 UConn returned from a 13-day break to rout No. 25 DePaul 98-64 on Friday night.

No. 2 Duke holds off UConn 66-56

UConn possessed the effort, energy and tenacity to secure a signature victory on Thursday. The Huskies lacked the offensive firepower to pull it off.\n

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

The Black Wolves are already starting to show some fight

It is his first teleconference heading into a brand new season in a brand new city. The New England Black Wolves of the National Lacrosse League, coached by the engaging Blane Harrison, open their schedule Jan. 2 against Buffalo at Mohegan Sun Arena.

PROFESSIONAL

NHL roundup

Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves and Mathieu Perreault broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in the Winnipeg Jets' 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night.

Giants’ rookie class highlights year

It has definitely been a disappointing season for the New York Giants, evidenced by their 5-9 record that will have them missing the NFL playoffs for a third straight season. If there is a highlight for 2014, it would have to be the overall play of...

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, ESPN2 - NCAA men: Southern Methodist at Michigan.

Noon, ESPNU - NCAA men: Virginia Commonwealth at Cincinnati.

Noon, FS1 - NCAA men: Louisville at Western Kentucky.

Noon, YES - NCAA men: UNC Charlotte at Georgetown.

1 p.m., Ch. 3, WFAN (660-AM) - NCAA men: North Carolina vs. Ohio State from Chicago.

1 p.m., Ch. 61 - NCAA men: Syracuse at Villanova.

2 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Missouri vs. Illinois from St. Louis.

2:30 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Butler vs. Indiana from Indianapolis.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 3, WFAN (660-AM) - NCAA men: UCLA vs. Kentucky from Chicago.

4 p.m., NESN, YES - NCAA men: Oakland at Pittsburgh.

5 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas Southern at Michigan State.

5 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Wake Forest vs. Florida from Sunrise, Fla.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas A&M vs. Kansas State from Kansas City, Mo.

7 p.m., NBCSN - NCAA men: Iona at George Mason.

7 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Boston University at Dayton.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Oklahoma vs. Washington from Las Vegas.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: North Carolina State vs. West Virginia from New York.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Stanford at Brigham Young.

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Utah at UNLV.

Football

11 a.m., ESPN - NCAA: Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette in New Orleans Bowl.

2 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA: Illinois State at New Hampshire in Football Championship Subdivision semifinal.

2:20 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Utah State vs. Texas-El Paso in New Mexico Bowl from Albuquerque.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 - NCAA: Utah vs. Colorado State in Las Vegas Bowl.

4 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA: Minnesota State-Mankato vs. Colorado State-Pueblo in Division II championship from Kansas City, Kansas.

4:30 p.m., NFL Network - NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins.

5:45 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: Western Michigan vs. Air Force in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl from Boise.

8:25 p.m., Ch. 3, NFL Network, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers.

9:15 p.m., ESPN - NCAA: South Alabama vs. Bowling Green in Camellia Bowl from Montgomery, Ala.

Hockey

7:05 p.m., WCBS (880-AM) - NHL: Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils.

Soccer

7:40 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Crystal Palace at Manchester City.

9:55 a.m., NBCSN- Premier League: Manchester United at Aston Villa.

Volleyball

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA women: Brigham Young vs. Penn State in Division I tournament final 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.