NHL roundup

Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 shots, falling 8.1 seconds short of his second consecutive shutout of the New York Rangers, and the Islanders beat their biggest rivals 4-1 on Tuesday night in their return from the NHL All-Star break.

Brodeur to retire and join Blues' front office

Martin Brodeur, one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history, is retiring.

Offensive records fall as Team Toews wins NHL All-Star Game

It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four.


A chance to answer my fans

It is mid-afternoon Tuesday at this typing. Housebound, pretty much. So what better way to pass the...


Weber's 108.5-mph blast gives him hardest shot at NHL skills

Columbus, Ohio — Not that they did before, but it's official now: No one wants to get in front of Shea Weber's shot.

World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016.\nAnd the NHL intends to host it every four years.

A redo of a trade, Johansen goes No. 1, Ovie waits and waits

Phil Kessel was once again dealt for Tyler Seguin, Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen was the No. 1 overall pick and superstar Alexander Ovechkin did not get his new car.


UConn's Stokes pursuing blocked shot mark

Normally the subject of setting a record draws little more than an indifferent yawn from reigning national player of the year Breanna Stewart.

Boatright to the rescue

Senior Ryan Boatright sat on the bench with a towel draped around his neck, watching UConn struggle in the second half on Sunday.


College basketball roundup

Freshman Terry Larrier scored 15 points and No. 14 VCU pulled away with a 16-2 run early in the second half to beat George Washington 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 12th consecutive victory.

College basketball roundup

Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.


Local calendar

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For Patriots, topic is finally deflated

Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.

Seattle's Lynch true to his (few) words

Marshawn Lynch smiled politely, waved at the crowd and answered every question the same.


Ogwumike will miss start of Sun's season

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



7 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA women: East Carolina at UConn from Hartford.

7 p.m., ESPU - NCAA men: Southern Methodist at South Florida.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Seton Hall at Marquette.

7 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Wake Forest at Florida State.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Duke at Notre Dame.

7:30 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: Texas Tech at Oklahoma.

8 p.m., ESPN, YES, WCBS (880-AM) - NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks.

8 p.m., CSN - NBA: Boston Celtics at Minnesota Timberwolves.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Kansas at Texas Christian.

9 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: St. John's at Creighton.

9 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Georgia Tech at Miami.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Washington Wizards at Phoenix Suns.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Stanford at Washington.


2 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Coates Championship from Ocala, Fla.

1 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel - European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.


7:35 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at New Jersey Devils.

8 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals.

10:30 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings.


6 p.m., FS1 - Men's exhibition: Chile vs. United States from Rancagua, Chile.


9:30 p.m., ESPN2 - Australian Open from Melbourne.

3:30 a.m. (Thursday), ESPN - Australian Open from Melbourne.