Brady picks apart Raiders in Patriots' 33-8 win in Mexico

Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) and holder Ryan Allen, right, are greeted by long snapper Joe Cardona (49) after Gostkowski made a 62-yard field goal during the first half of Sunday's game against the Raiders at Mexico City. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Tom Brady felt right at home in his first appearance in Mexico by throwing for 339 yards and three touchdowns, to the delight of an adoring crowd, in the New England Patriots' 33-8 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

NFL roundup

Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (83) lunges for yards as Broncos free safety Bradley Roby (29) comes in to make a hit during the first half of Sunday's game at Denver. The Bengals won 20-17. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Alvin Kamara climbed into the Superdome stands, stood in the first row with his arms folded and soaked in the adulation of fans who were relishing their decision to stick around after all had looked lost.

Rosas' FG in overtime gives Giants unexpected win

Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis, right, catches a pass in front of Phillip Gaines of the Chiefs (23) during overtime in Sunday's game at East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Roger Lewis Jr. made a spectacular catch to set up the winning 23-yard yard goal by Aldrick Rosas in overtime and the New York Giants responded from weeks of adversity to beat the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs 12-9 on a blustery, cold Sunday.

Chiefs have to wonder which Giants team will show up Sunday

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid looks on during a game against the Raiders on Oct. 19 at Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The Kansas City Chiefs probably don't know what to expect from the New York Giants, and neither do the Giants.


Ouellette's story resonates ... the way so many others have, too

Maddie Ouellette played with a broken left wrist, suffered in Tuesday's semifinal game, and still...

The most interesting man in the world? I vote for Old Lyme's Paul Gleason

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Raiders return to Mexico City to take on Patriots

Oakland Raiders Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff signs autographs during a Play 60 event for patients from the Shriners Hospitals for Children on Friday at Mexico City. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

From the thin air and the long climb from the field to the locker room to the party atmosphere in the stands that included a distracting laser pointed at the quarterback's eyes, the Oakland Raiders' first trip to Mexico City offered a unique scene.

Tom Brady, Patriots heading for greater heights in Mexico

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady practices Thursday at Falcon Stadium at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Patriots are practicing at Air Force to get acclimated to playing at a higher elevation for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City.  (Doug Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are wrapping up a week in Colorado where they acclimated to the altitude

Patriots strengthen team bond while practicing in Colorado

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady practices on Thursday at Falcon Stadium at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.  (Doug Brownli /The Gazette via AP)

The New England Patriots spent some time after practice bird watching.

Cowboys' Elliott drops appeal, will serve rest of six-game ban

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has dropped his appeal with five games remaining on his six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence


Vital emerges from slump, sparks UConn men to comfortable win

Christian Vital of UConn gestures after making a three-point basket during the first half of Sunday's game against Boston University at the XL Center in Hartford. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Christian Vital, a sophomore guard, felt bad about his performance in the first two UConn basketball games. He was disappointed that he failed to live up to his role as a spark off the bench.

UConn women rout No. 15 Maryland, 97-72

UConn's Crystal Dangerfield goes by Maryland's Blair Watson (22) and Sarah Myers during Sunday's game at the XL Center in Hartford. No. 1 UConn beat No. 15 Maryland 97-72. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Kia Nurse scored 21 points to lead six UConn players in double figures as the top-ranked Huskies routed No. 15 Maryland 97-72 on Sunday.


Texas Tech wins tourney title at Mohegan Sun

Keenan Evans scored 25 points to lead Texas Tech over No. 20 Northwestern 85-49 on Sunday in the championship game of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.

UCLA fires football coach Jim Mora

UCLA fired football coach Jim Mora on Sunday with one regular-season game left in his sixth season.


Local roundup: Veitner leads UConn to NCAA field hockey title

The UConn field hockey team won its third national title in five years, beating Maryland 2-1 on Sunday to finish off an unbeaten (23-0) season.

Local roundup: CGA's Mooney finishes fourth at NCAA cross country championships

Kaitlyn Mooney ran to a fourth-place finish, the best in Coast Guard Academy history, during Saturday's NCAA Division III women's cross country championships.

Local colleges: No. 1 UConn advances to NCAA field hockey final

Top-seeded UConn rode a heroic performance by goalkeeper Nina Klein to defeat North Carolina in a penalty shootout in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I field hockey tournament on Friday.


Martin Truex Jr. caps career season with 1st NASCAR title

Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup race on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla.  (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Martin Truex Jr. capped the most successful season of his journeyman career as NASCAR's champion.

Dimitrov wins ATP Finals, Grand Slam his next target

Grigor Dimitrov plays a return to David Goffin during their ATP World Tour Finals singles final on Sunday at London. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Grigor Dimitrov's talent took him to the brink of his biggest career win — but he needed more than that to get over the line.


Auto Racing

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NASCAR Monster Cup Ford EcoBoost 400 from Homestead, Fla.


1 p.m., YES — NCAA men: Monmouth at Virginia.

1:30 p.m., ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: Maryland at UConn from Hartford.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: South Carolina vs. Western Michigan in Puerto Rico Tipoff fifth-place game from Conway, S.C.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Boston College vs. La Salle in Hall of Fame Tipoff third-place from Mohegan Sun.

3 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Oregon at Louisville in Preseason WNIT final.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Western Carolina at Minnesota.

5 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Colorado State vs. Florida State in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Illinois State vs. Tulsa in Puerto Rico Tipoff third-place game from Conway, S.C.

5:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Texas Tech vs. Northwestern in Hall of Fame Tipoff final from Mohegan Sun.

5:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Northwestern vs. Texas Tech in Hall of Fame Tipoff final from Mohegan Sun.

6 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: Boston University at UConn from Hartford.

6 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Brooklyn Nets.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Auburn vs. Hofstra in Charleston (S.C.) Classic third-place game.

7:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Tulane vs. Fordham in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Boise State vs. Iowa State in Puerto Rico Tipoff final from Conway, S.C.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Temple vs. Clemson in Charleston (S.C.) Classic final.

10 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Hartford vs. Miami (Ohio) in Jamaica Classic from Montego Bay.


1 p.m., Ch. 3, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at New York Giants.

1 p.m., Ch. 61 — NFL: Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints.

1 p.m., ESPNEWS — CFL playoffs: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts.

4:25 p.m., Ch. 3, WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL: New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders at Mexico City.

4:30 p.m., ESPNEWS — CFL playoffs: Edmonton Eskimos at Calgary Stampeders.

8:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys.


1 p.m., Ch. 8 — LPGA: CME Group Tour Championship from Naples, Fla.

1:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: RSM Classic from St. Simons, Ga.


7 p.m., MSG — NHL: Ottawa Senators at New York Rangers.


12:30 p.m., NESN — Dublin vs. Galway in Fenway Classic from Boston.

1:45 p.m., NESN — Clare vs. Tipperary in Fenway Classic from Boston.

3 p.m., NESN — Fenway Classic final from Boston.


Midnight, NBCSN — English Premiership: Harlequins at Exeter. (taped today)


9:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Hamburg at Schalke.

11 a.m., NBCSN — Premier League: West Ham at Watford.


10:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Finals from London.

1 p.m., ESPN2 — ATP Finals from London.


Jackpot! Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery

Las Vegas won the WNBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick

Sun assistant Nicki Collen named head coach of Atlanta Dream

Nicki Collen, an assistant coach with the Connecticut Sun the past two seasons, is leaving to become head coach of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Former Connecticut Sun assistant coach Nicki Collen named coach of Atlanta Dream