To tag or not to tag an NFL quandary

NFL games have begun for 2015. Don't bother checking out your Sunday Ticket, though. This is not football the teams are playing, it's tag.

Judge rules for Peterson, opening door for reinstatement

A federal judge has opened the door for faster reinstatement of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, ruling an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that brought national backlash for the league and widened its...

NFL notes

A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirms the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning’s representatives are discussing ways to revise his contract and give the team more flexibility in free agency.

COLUMNS

The start of a new rivalry?

Surely, some of you will see this as contrived. SMU. Rivalry game. Ha. Good one. SMU. Not exactly...

MORE PRO FOOTBALL

Winston tries to answer questions about shoulder, character

Indianapolis — Jameis Winston responded to all the lingering questions with some bold answers.

Three NFL teams in Los Angeles? Not viable, experts say

Los Angeles is the hottest market for new stadiums in the country — and the NFL teams that could come with them — but the possibility that three teams will kick off in the region is a football fantasy, experts say.

Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home

The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement Thursday night, adding another layer of...

Mariota takes center stage at NFL combine

Marcus Mariota looked comfortable on center stage Thursday.

UCONN

UConn women rout USF in regular season finale

It was a mini test at best, yet Geno Auriemma felt it was just what top-ranked UConn needed heading into the postseason.

It's that time of the season

Something about March brings out the beast in UConn.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the second-ranked Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday night to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the second straight year.

Local college notes

A weekly look at our local colleges and local athletes now competing at colleges outside the region.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Tuesday's schedule

Today's local high school games.

PROFESSIONAL

Zuccarello, Brassard help Rangers win in Yandle's debut

Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard both had two assists, and the New York Rangers rebounded from a rare regulation loss and sent the NHL-leading Nashville Predators to their season-worst third straight defeat, 4-1 on Monday night.

NBA roundup

Jarrett Jack made a tiebreaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left and the Brooklyn Nets overcame Stephen Curry's fourth-quarter comeback attempt to beat the Golden State Warriors 110-108 on Monday night.

ON THE AIR

Baseball

1 p.m., MLB Network - Exhibition: Pittsburgh Pirates at Toronto Blue Jays from Dunedin, Fla.

Basketball

7 p.m., CSN - NBA: Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers.

7 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Iowa at Indiana.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: North Carolina at Georgia Tech.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Georgetown at Butler.

9 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Kentucky at Georgia.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: West Virginia at Kansas.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas A&M at Florida.

9 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Villanova at Creighton.

9 p.m., NESN, YES - NCAA men: North Carolina State at Clemson.

Hockey

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

7:30 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning.

Soccer

2:40 p.m., NBCSN - Premier League: West Bromwich at Aston Villa.

CT SUN

Mohegan Sun hosting WNBA Draft and All-Star Game again

Connecticut, long since the once and future home office of women’s college basketball, is about to retire the trophy as the headquarters for the WNBA, too.

WNBA All-Star game will return to Mohegan Sun

The WNBA’s best players are headed back to Mohegan Sun Arena this summer.