COLUMNS

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UCONN

No. 1 UConn routs No. 5 UCLA 78-60 for 39th road win in row

UConn forward Napheesa Collier (24) past UCLA guard Chantel Horvat during Tuesday night's game in Los Angeles. The top-ranked Huskies routed the No. 5 Bruins 78-60. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Napheesa Collier scored 23 points and No. 1 UConn routed fifth-ranked UCLA 78-60, snapping the Bruins' 32-game home winning streak

Van Demark growing into his role on UConn football team

True freshman Ryan Van Demark regularly lines up against stronger and more experienced football players.

COLLEGES

Miami gets bump to No. 2 behind Alabama in playoff rankings

Miami head coach Mark Richt walks off the field following a 44-28 win over Virginia on Saturday. The Hurricanes moved past ACC rival Clemson and into second place in the latest College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami moved up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four

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.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Hynes leads Conn women to easy hoop win

Mairead Hynes scored a season-high 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Connecticut College to an 84-59 victory over FDU-Florham in a women's basketball game on Thursday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Giants' offensive line changing again heading to Washington

Change has been a constant for the New York Giants' offensive line this season, and it seemingly is happening again

Braves lose 13 international players in MLB sanctions

Braves lose 13 international players as part of penalties from MLB for rules violations; former GM Coppolella banned from baseball

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA men: Tennessee vs. Purdue in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Villanova vs. Western Kentucky in Battle 4 Atlantis from Paradise Island, Bahamas.

2:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: California vs. Chaminade in Maui Invitational seventh-place game from Hawaii.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Virginia Commonwealth vs. Michigan in Maui Invitational fifth-place game from Hawaii.

6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: George Mason vs. Fresno State in Cancun Challenge third-place game from Mexico.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Belmont at Providence.

7 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Cleveland Cavaliers.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Marquette vs. Louisiana State in Maui Invitational third-place game from Hawaii.

8:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Louisiana Tech vs. Evansville in Cancun Challenge final from Mexico.

10 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Rice vs. Mississippi in MGM Grand Main Event third-place game from Las Vegas.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings.

10:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Wichita State vs. Notre Dame winner in Maui Invitational final from Hawaii.

12:30 a.m. (Thursday), ESPN2 — NCAA men: UNLV vs. Utah in MGM Grand Main Event final from Las Vegas.

Golf

8 p.m., Golf Channel — Australasia PGA: Australian Open from Sydney.

1 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Hong Kong Open from Fanling.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN, WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Boston Bruins at New Jersey Devils.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Champions League: Barcelona at Juventus.

Tennis

3 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Hawaii Open from Honolulu.

11 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Hawaii Open from Honolulu.

CT SUN

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