Palmer lights up Nicklaus Course at Humana

Ryan Palmer missed a chance to shoot 59 or lower Friday in the Humana Challenge, settling for an 11-under 61 after playing an eight-hole stretch in 10 under.

Mickelson makes his debut

Phil Mickelson got most of the attention in his return to competition after a four-month break. Blake Adams got a lot more out of his comeback round.

Jimmy Walker hopes Ryder Cup springs him to bigger feats

Some of the best golf at the Ryder Cup occurred in a match hardly anyone noticed. That should be expected. Jimmy Walker was involved.

COLUMNS

Can Pats fans really handle the truth now?

This is, roughly, Day Seven of deflated footballs making national news. Now there’s some kind of...

MORE PRO GOLF

Walker captures Sony title by nine strokes

Jimmy Walker was getting coffee Sunday morning when he saw that U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer had lost a 10-shot lead with 13 holes to play in Abu Dhabi. He went back to his room and told his wife, “Winning is hard.”

Walker, Matsuyama share lead at Kapalua

Jimmy Walker and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan made their moves on different parts of the Plantation Course on Sunday and wound up in the same spot — tied for the lead going into the final round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

UCONN

UConn's Hamilton has his game back on track

Daniel Hamilton ran into the freshman wall a couple of weeks ago.

Huskies' Jefferson has found her shot

During a three-game stretch in December, it all caught up to Moriah Jefferson.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Devin Booker scored 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 13 and No. 1 Kentucky matched its best start under coach John Calipari with a 58-43 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.

Abdullah leads North to 34-13 win over South in Senior Bowl

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah rushed for 73 yards and added 40 receiving while leading the North to a 34-13 victory over the South on Saturday in the Senior Bowl.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Swarm have too much firepower for Wolves

The New England Black Wolves spent the first two weeks of their inaugural National Lacrosse League season as the irreverent young team, quick in transition, ready to take on the world. The Black Wolves even beat three-time defending league champion...

Local college roundup: Conn women edge Wesleyan in OT

Cassie Hunter scored with eight seconds left in overtime to lift Connecticut College past Wesleyan, 3-2, in Saturday’s New England Small College Athletic Conference game women’s hockey game.

PROFESSIONAL

Belichick insists Patriots followed rules

Saying his team “followed every rule to the letter,” New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl...

Sharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open

Melbourne, Australia — Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them with convincing wins Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

7 a.m., FS1 - United SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 race finish from Daytona Beach, Fla.

Basketball

Noon, CBS Sports Network, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA men: South Florida at UConn from Hartford.

1 p.m., Ch. 8 - NBA: Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls.

1 p.m., NESN, YES - NCAA men: Boston College at Georgia Tech.

1:30 p.m., Ch. 3 - NCAA men: Indiana at Ohio State.

2 p.m., Ch. 61 - NCAA men: Duke at St. John's.

2:30 p.m., FS1 - NCAA women: Butler at Xavier.

3 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA women: UConn at Cincinnati.

3 p.m., NESN - NCAA women: North Carolina State at Syracuse.

3:30 p.m., Ch. 8 - NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Cleveland Cavaliers.

4 p.m., Ch. 3 - NCAA men: Louisville at Pittsburgh.

4 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Northern Iowa at Illinois State.

4:30 p.m., FS1 - NCAA women: Iowa State at Texas.

5 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA women: Duke at North Carolina.

5 p.m., NESN - NCAA women: Miami at Louisville.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Notre Dame at North Carolina State.

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

8 p.m., CSN - NBA: Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors.

8:30 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Washington at Utah.

Figure Skating

4 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - U.S. Championships from Greensboro, N.C.

Football

8 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Pro Bowl from Glendale, Ariz.

Golf

3 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Humana Challenge from La Quinta, Calif.

7 p.m., Golf Channel - Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Championship from Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii.

Hockey

5 p.m., NBCSN - NHL All-Star Game from Columbus, Ohio.

Tennis

7 p.m., Tennis Channel - Australian Open from Melbourne.

9 p.m., ESPN2 - Australian Open from Melbourne.

3 a.m. (Monday), ESPN2 - Australian Open from Melbourne.

Winter Sports

10:30 a.m., NBCSN - Skiing from Kitzbuehel, Austria. (taped today)

CT SUN

Ogwumike will miss start of Sun's season

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike underwent microfracture surgery Thursday on her right knee.