Las Vegas welcomes Raiders with open arms, big hopes

A city famous for its over-the-top persona is eagerly welcoming an NFL franchise that boasts an equally outsized reputation and the promise of big league legitimacy for the desert gambling oasis

NFL owners revamp video replay for officiating

NFL owners passed several rules changes and adopting resolutions Tuesday they believe will speed up the game and enhance player safety

NFL owners approve Raiders' move from Oakland to Las Vegas

NFL owners have approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas

Raiders to Las Vegas should happen Monday with little delay

Barring an unforeseen obstacle, the Oakland Raiders seem certain to get approval Monday to relocate to Las Vegas


For rugby romantics like Benway, the game always hurts so good

Baseball, football and hockey players wear buffers frm scalp to shin. But the rugby guy? Maybe...



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


Auriemma admires how this UConn team has forged its own identity

Geno Auriemma was asked when, for certain, he knew this would be the UConn women's basketball team which had the capability to head to its 10th straight Final Four.

Fans send UConn off to another Final Four during campus event

A couple hundred fans braved the drizzle and cold to cheer on the University of Connecticut's women's basketball team as it left for the Final Four in Dallas


NIT roundup

Kenrich Williams scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half to lift Texas Christian to a 68-53 win over Central Florida in a NIT semifinal game

Tar Heels' Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

North Carolina's Luke Maye headlines a list of potential X-factors at this weekend's Final Four


Conn women edge ECSU for first lacrosse win

Tina Balzotti scored three of her game-high five goals in the second half, including one that gave the Conn College women’s lacrosse team their first win of the season Tuesday, 10-9 over Eastern Connecticut.

Local college notes

Coast Guard Academy athletes captured four New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference weekly honors.


Dempsey, Pulisic star again as U.S. ties 1-1 at Panama

Clint Dempsey scored his 56th international goal, moving within one of Landon Donovan's scoring record, as Christian Pulisic contributed another outstanding assist in a 1-1 tie at Panama in a World Cup qualifier

NBA roundup

Dario Saric scored 23 points, Robert Covington had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the undermanned Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-101



1 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers from Lakeland, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Exhibition: Los Angeles Dodgers at Seattle Mariners at Peoria, Ariz.


5 p.m., ESPN2 — High school girls: McDonald's All-American Game from Chicago.

7 p.m., ESPN — High school boys: McDonald's All-American Game from Chicago.

7 p.m., CBSSN — CIT men: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Maryland-Baltimore County in semifinal.

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Orlando Magic.

7:30 p.m., CSN — NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Miami Heat at New York Knicks.

9 p.m., CBSSN — CIT men: Furman at St. Peter's in semifinal.

9 p.m., ESPNU — CBI men: Coastal Carolina at Wyoming in Game 2 of finals.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs.

Figure Skating

11 a.m., NBCSN — ISU World Championships ladies' short program from Helsinki, Finland. (taped today)

1 p.m., NBCSN — ISU World Championships pairs short program from Helsinki, Finland.


8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Pittsburgh Penguins.


1 p.m., ESPN2, Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.