COLUMNS

A chance to answer my fans

It is mid-afternoon Tuesday at this typing. Housebound, pretty much. So what better way to pass the...

UCONN

Must win for UConn men? Maybe not

The UConn men's basketball team left battered and beaten up, limping out of Fifth Third Arena after suffering a brutal 70-58 loss to Cincinnati in an American Athletic Conference game Thursday.

UConn men hoping for fair weather in Cincinnati

The UConn men's basketball team is shooting for its season-high tying third straight victory tonight, playing AAC foe Cincinnati at 8 p.m. at Fifth Third Arena.

For UConn's Stokes, a triple play

Kiah Stokes had 10 points, 11 rebounds and a school-record 10 blocked shots Wednesday to help the defending national champion UConn women's basketball team to an 87-32 rout of East Carolina in the AAC.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Andrew Harrison scored 15 points to lead a balanced Kentucky attack, and the No. 1 Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 69-53 victory over Missouri on Thursday night.

Oregon could make first move in college football free agency

College football's free-agent market is open and Oregon is searching for the next Russell Wilson to replace Marcus Mariota.

A look at player of the year candidates in men's hoops

The college basketball regular season has about six weeks left and AP has a look at player of the year candidates. Like last season, there are a couple of front-runners and a handful of players who could make a run at the award with a...

HIGH SCHOOL

It's an anticlimactic ending for Old Lyme boys

Chris Jean-Pierre made two free throws with 2.4 seconds left to give Valley Regional a 56-54 win over Old Lyme in a back-and-forth Shoreline Conference boys' basketball game.

Sources: Shoreline gauging interest in ECC teams

Eastern Connecticut Conference principals will discuss a number of different alignment and scheduling options and whether the conference needs a commissioner at Fridayís Board of Directors meeting.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Schooners solidify roster, look for return to playoffs

heir home baseball field at Fitch High School may be buried in snow, but the Mystic Schooners already are compiling a competitive roster for the 2015 New England Collegiate Baseball League.

After three games at home, Black Wolves travel all the way to Edmonton

After three straight home games to open the NLL season, the New England Black Wolves travel 2,700 miles for their first road game today at Edmonton.

PROFESSIONAL

Elder statesmen lead the way for Patriots

Vince Wilfork still remembers the joy of being showered with confetti on the field where the New England Patriots won their last NFL title. Tom Brady was there, too. Now, they're the only players from that team that beat the Philadelphia Eagles in...

Gronkowski and Chancellor make for must-see matchup

What will happen when the NFL's version of Thunderdome comes to the Super Bowl, featuring Rob Gronkowski in one corner and Kam Chancellor in the other?

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

8:30 p.m., NBCSN - NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from Charlotte, N.C.

Basketball

6 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Harvard at Princeton.

6:45 p.m., WJJF (94.9-FM) - High school boys: Plainfield at Waterford.

7 p.m., NESN - NCAA women: Princeton at Harvard.

7:30 p.m., CSN - NBA: Houston Rockets at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) - NBA: Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat.

8 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Monmouth at Fairfield.

8 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Yale at Columbia.

10 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Kent State at Buffalo.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns.

Boxing

9 p.m., ESPN2 - Karl Dargan vs. Tony Luis in a lightweight bout from Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel - European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

3 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Phoenix Open from Scottsdale, Ariz.

8 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Coates Championship from Ocala, Fla. (taped today)

4 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel - European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at New Jersey Devils.

Tennis

3 a.m. (Saturday), ESPN - Maria Sharapova vs. Serena Williams in Australian Open women's final from Melbourne.