Serial numbers, game photos may help verify Brady jerseys


Now that authorities believe they have recovered the jersey stolen from Tom Brady's locker following the Patriots' Super Bowl win last month, the next step is determining whether it is in fact the MVP quarterback's missing grass-stained garment

NFL looking to speed up games via officiating and breaks

The NFL is making plans to speed up the pace of games, including changing how video replays are handled and using a time clock for extra points

Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies

The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats

Another sobering reminder of the price players pay

Column: Dwight Clark's ALS revelation another sobering reminder of the price NFL players pay

COLUMNS

How to keep up with those cray, cray kids

Let’s face it: We can all afford to be more hip. Especially those of us who deal with kids.

Could basketball be emerging as the sentimental favorite, after all?

I would be able to identify and analyze an infield fly much easier than I could a matchup zone. Not...

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Police: Brady's missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been found in Mexico six weeks after it vanished from the Patriots' locker room — but the mystery isn't over.

Giants re-sign DE Pierre-Paul for 4 years

The New York Giants are convinced star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is fully healed from a fireworks accident that severely damaged his right hand.

NFL notes

The Minnesota Vikings won't be bringing back Adrian Peterson

New Patriots receiver Cooks ready to earn trust of Belichick

Over the past three seasons Brandin Cooks has carved out a reputation as one of the NFL's elite young receivers

UCONN

UConn football players, especially Melifonwu, showcase their skills on Pro Day

The analyzing eyes of 24 NFL scouts looked on Wednesday as UConn football players participated in Pro Day.

Pro coaches impressed by the way UConn women go about their business

For seven days earlier this month former WNBA coach Dan Hughes had a front-row seat for not only five postseason games played by the four-time defending national champion UConn women’s basketball team, but also practices and shootarounds.

COLLEGES

Kansas, Purdue plan to make for a stylish Sweet 16 matchup

Kansas brings speed and shooting to its Midwest Regional semifinal against Purdue, while the Boilermakers plan to counter with size and strength

Gonzaga, Arizona try to end West Coast Final Four drought

Getting to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament is nothing new for Gonzaga and Arizona

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Coast Guard downs Maritime in men's lacrosse

Riley McNulty had three goals and two assists as the Coast Guard men’s lacrosse team beat Maritime (N.Y.) on Wednesday night, 14-8, its fourth straight home win.

Mitchell baseball batters Coast Guard

Garet Griffin had three hits, including a three-run home run, with five RBI and three runs as Mitchell routed Coast Guard on Tuesday, 16-2, in a non-league baseball game.

Basketball fans learn to pronounce Quinnipiac

The first thing folks at Quinnipiac want you to know is how to say the school's name.

PROFESSIONAL

Thomas scores 25 as Celtics stay hot at home

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, Avery Bradley had 18 with eight rebounds and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 109-100 on Wednesday night for their fifth win in six games

Ladd gets go-ahead goal in third, Islanders beat Rangers 3-2

Andrew Ladd scored the tiebreaking goal with about 7 1/2 minutes remaining in the third period and the New York Islanders rallied for 3-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

1 a.m. (Friday), NBCSN — Formula One Australian Grand Prix practice from Melbourne.

Baseball

1 p.m., ESPN — Exhibition: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays from Port Charlotte, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Cincinnati Reds at Chicago White Sox from Glendale, Ariz.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Exhibition: Los Angeles Dodgers at Texas Rangers from Surprise, Ariz.

Basketball

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Bellarmine vs. Fairmont State in Division II tournament semifinal from Sioux City, S.D.

7:09 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Michigan vs. Oregon in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo.

7:39 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Gonzaga vs. West Virginia in Division I tournament from San Jose, Calif.

7:30 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Phoenix Suns at Brooklyn Nets.

7:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Toronto Raptors at Miami Heat.

9:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Northwest Missouri State vs. Lincoln Memorial in Division II tournament semifinal from Sioux City, S.D.

9:40 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Purdue vs. Kansas in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo.

10 p.m., MSG, NBA TV — NBA: New York Knicks at Portland Trail Blazers.

10:10 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Xavier vs. Arizona in Division I tournament from San Jose, Calif.

Boxing

10 p.m., ESPN2 — Jason Quigley vs. Glen Tapia in a middleweight bout and Randy Caballero vs. Victor Proa in a junior featherweight bout from Indio, Calif.

Golf

10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Puerto Rico Open from Rio Grande.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Match Play from Austin, Texas.

8:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif. (taped today)

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins.

7:35 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New Jersey Devils at Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tennis

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.