NHL roundup

John Tavares narrowly missed out on his second hat trick in a week, Thomas Greiss got his second straight shutout and the New York Islanders beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Thursday night in their first game since firing longtime coach Jack Capuano.

Red Wings' Vanek, Nielsen score in 6-5 SO win over Bruins

Thomas Vanek and Frans Nielsen scored in a shootout, lifting Detroit to a comeback 6-5 win over Boston on Wednesday night

NHL roundup

Eric Fehr and Jake Guentzel scored in the second period to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Wednesday night


Edsall is cleaning up a mess at UConn; let's give him the benefit of the doubt, shall we?

It has been suggested in recent days that old/new UConn football coach Randy Edsall reneged on a...



Red Wings' postseason streak running on fumes in Motor City

NHL standings used to be displayed in the Detroit Red Wings' dressing room, filling much of a wall between the players' lounge and showers

Capitals are winning more, whining less at referees

The Capitals are enjoying a run of success as they try to cut down on yapping at referees and linesmen for missed calls

Weight preaching simple focus for struggling Islanders

Doug Weight knows it won't be easy for the New York Islanders to get back in the playoff race, but the interim coach is preaching a simple approach in taking it one game at a time with half the season remaining


SMU beats UConn men's basketball team 69-49 for 16th straight home win

Shake Milton made five 3-pointers and had 23 points and six assists to lead SMU past UConn 69-49 on Thursday night for the Mustangs' 16th straight home win

Huskies' Adams responding to expanded role

With season-ending injuries to three players, including two starters, UConn coach Kevin Ollie has turned to Jalen Adams to carry a heavy load. Adams has responded with an All-American Athletic Conference type season.


Top 25 college basketball roundup

Kristian Doolittle scored six of his 12 points in overtime and Jordan Woodard's layup with 2.2 seconds left lifted Oklahoma to an 89-87 victory over No. 7 West Virginia on Wednesday night

No. 7 Creighton's goals intact even with Maurice Watson out

Creighton returned to practice Wednesday with the same aspirations it had before Maurice Watson Jr. was lost with a season-ending knee injury


Black Wolves looking for their first win Friday at Georgia

The New England Black Wolves have played two games and been through two major scoring droughts, going scoreless for the entire third quarter in a season-opening 15-8 loss to Rochester and for the whole second quarter in an 11-10 overtime loss last...

Local roundup: Former UConn coach Dee Rowe to receive lifetime achievement award

Former UConn men's basketball coach Dee Rowe has been selected by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to receive a lifetime achievement award.

CGA lacrosse welcomes 13-year-old Joe Kolashuk as its newest teammate

Thirteen-year-old Joe Kolashuk of Oakdale, involved in a serious biking accident last year which left him in a coma, became a member of the Coast Guard Academy men's lacrosse team Wednesday through an organization called Team IMPACT.


Steelers hoping 'pressure' blueprint can slow down Brady

The constant variable in each of Tom Brady's AFC championship game losses has been when he's faced a defense that's managed to apply pressure up front and forced him into quick decisions in the pocket

Four remaining QBs have unique talents, but they also have flaws

As good as Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan are, they do make mistakes


Auto Racing

8 p.m., NBCSN — NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from Charlotte, N.C. 


6 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Eastern Michigan at Akron.

8 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets.

8 p.m., FS1 — NCAA women: Georgetown at Xavier.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Lakers.


10 p.m., Showtime — Adam Lopez vs. Danny Roman in a featherweight bout from Atlantic City, N.J.


Midnight, NBCSN — Big Bash League: Perth at Hobart.

Figure Skating

6 p.m., NBCSN — U.S. Championships women's short dance from Kansas City, Mo.


3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: CareerBuilder Challenge from La Quinta, Calif.

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

12:30 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Singapore Open.

3:30 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — European PGA: HSBC Championship from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 


6 p.m., NESN Plus — NCAA men: UConn at Vermont.

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Boston Bruins.

7:30 p.m., CSN — NCAA men: New Hampshire at Notre Dame.


2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Bayern Munich at Freiburg.


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

3 a.m. (Saturday), ESPN2 — Australian Open from Melbourne.