NFL free agents end up opting for one-year 'prove it' deals


Several players in their 20s wound up with one-year contracts during NFL free agency

Panthers GM not second guessing playing injured Cam Newton

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman isn't second-guessing the team's decision to allow quarterback Cam Newton to continue to play last season despite a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder

NFL owners mull cut of regular-season overtime to 10 minutes

NFL owners will consider proposals next week to cut regular-season overtime from 15 minutes to 10; eliminate players leaping over the line of scrimmage on kick plays; and expansion of the number of coaches' challenges or what can be reviewed by...

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

COLUMNS

This plan has a familiar, and nice, ring to it

This was Friday morning in the city’s de facto headquarters: The table by the window at...

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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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

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.

UCONN

Oregon doesn't figure to be intimidated by UConn

Top-seeded UConn will next face youthful Oregon, the No. 10 seed, in the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight round Monday in Bridgeport, with a trip to the Huskies' 10th straight Final Four on the line.

Chong's journey has been rewarding

UConn's Saniya Chong, who averaged 2.2 points in 10.2 minutes per game during the NCAA tournament in her career prior to Saturday, came up with 16 points, five rebounds, three assists and only two turnovers in 38 minutes of UConn's 86-71 victory...

COLLEGES

Freshmen help No. 10 Oregon upset No. 3 Maryland in Bridgeport

Sabrina Ionescu led five Oregon players in double figures with 21 points, and the 10th-seeded Ducks continued their improbable run through the NCAA Tournament with a 77-63 victory over third-seeded Maryland

Gonzaga beats Xavier 83-59 to reach first Final Four

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzaga's efficient offense, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag by routing Xavier 83-59 to reach the Final Four for the first time

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Conn men beat Colby 11-9 in NESCAC lacrosse action

Connecticut College outscored Colby 6-1 in the third quarter and held on for an 11-9 win in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men's lacrosse game on Saturday.

Local roundup: Susi, Domnarski lead UConn to victory

Zac Susi's two-run double in the top of the eighth inning led UConn to a 2-1 win over Seton Hall in a nonleague baseball game on Friday.

PROFESSIONAL

Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm advance to semifinals of Match Play

Dustin Johnson answered a rare challenge and Jon Rahm delivered another early knockout Saturday to advance to the semifinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play, staying on track for a potential showdown between No. 1 in the world and golf's...

Nash, Khudobin help Bruins snap four-game skid, beat Islanders

Riley Nash scored twice and backup goalie Anton Khudobin made 18 saves as the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 2-1 Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.

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Auto Racing

3:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Monster Cup Auto Club 400 from Fontana, Calif.

Baseball

1 p.m., NESN — Exhibition: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins from Fort Myers, Fla.

1 p.m., WCCT, MLB Network — Exhibition: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Oklahoma State at Texas Christian.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox from Glendale, Ariz.

Basketball

12:06 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Notre Dame vs. Stanford in Division I tournament from Lexington, Ky.

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks.

2:20 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: South Carolina vs. Florida in Division I tournament from New York.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets.

5:05 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: North Carolina vs. Kentucky in Division I tournament from Memphis, Tenn.

6 p.m., CSN — NBA: Miami Heat at Boston Celtics.

7:36 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Mississippi State vs. Baylor in Division I tournament from Oklahoma City.

9:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Lakers.

Golf

10 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Dell Match Play semifinals from Austin, Texas.

2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Puerto Rico Open from Rio Grande.

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Dell Match Play final from Austin, Texas.

5:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif.

Hockey

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL: Minnesota Wild at Detroit Red Wings.

5:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Dallas Stars at New Jersey Devils.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins.

9 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Anaheim Ducks.

Rugby

9:45 a.m., NBCSN — English Premiership: Bath at Saracens.

Soccer

11:50 a.m., ESPN2 — Men: Germany at Azerbaijan in World Cup qualifier from Baku.

Softball

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA: Auburn at Florida.

Tennis

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

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