Patriots should edge Seahawks for fourth Super Bowl win


Declare the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era over after they split their first four games this season. Call them cheaters when their footballs lose too much air. Predict the Legion of Boom will bring the hammer down on Rob Gronkowski. Then jump on the...

Djokovic makes it final

Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he’d renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

Expletives and in-your-face tennis at the Australian Open

Andy Murray's four-set win over Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Thursday will be remembered more for the tension between the players than the shot-making on the court.

COLUMNS

A chance to answer my fans

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

MORE PRO TENNIS

Serena has learned to relax

The un-rivalry is back with Maria Sharapova facing Serena Williams in the Australian Open final early Saturday morning.

Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open final

Serena Williams came up with a big service winner to close out the tiebreaker, and bounced around behind the baseline like she'd won a title.

Serena Williams advances, Venus out of Australian Open

Madison Keys defeated one Williams sister Wednesday at the Australian Open. On Thursday, the 19-year-old American will try to make it two, and this sibling might be a little tougher, even with a cold.

UCONN

Must win for UConn men? Maybe not

The UConn men's basketball team left battered and beaten up, limping out of Fifth Third Arena after suffering a brutal 70-58 loss to Cincinnati in an American Athletic Conference game Thursday.

UConn men hoping for fair weather in Cincinnati

The UConn men's basketball team is shooting for its season-high tying third straight victory tonight, playing AAC foe Cincinnati at 8 p.m. at Fifth Third Arena.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Brandon Ashley scored 12 points and T.J. McConnell had a career-high eight steals to spark No. 6 Arizona's smothering defense, lifting the Wildcats to a 57-34 victory over Oregon State on Friday night.

Top-ranked Kentucky keeps rolling as Cauley-Stein goes missing

Dress him up in a red-and-white striped shirt and a pair of blue jeans, give him some brown loafers and round specs, and it would still be easy to find Willie Cauley-Stein.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Conn College downs Williams in men's hockey

Ryan Mowery had a goal and an assist as Connecticut College bested Williams on Friday night, 3-1, in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s hockey game.

Local calendar

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PROFESSIONAL

Roger that: Goodell says NFL learned from mistakes

As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on.

NHL roundup

Defenseman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, Ch. 61 - NCAA men: Providence at St. John's.

Noon, ESPN - NCAA men: Wisconsin at Iowa.

Noon, ESPN2 - NCAA men: Auburn at Tennessee.

Noon, ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas Tech at West Virginia.

Noon, FS1 - NCAA men: Xavier at Seton Hall.

Noon, NBCSN - NCAA men: Davidson at St. Joseph's.

Noon, NESN, YES - NCAA men: Boston College at Clemson.

Noon, WCCT - NCAA men: Notre Dame at Pittsburgh.

1 p.m., Ch. 3 - NCAA men: Arkansas at Florida.

1 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: South Florida at Tulsa.

2 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Kansas State at Kansas.

2 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth.

2 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Texas Christian at Iowa State.

2 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Villanova at DePaul.

2 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Virginia Tech at Wake Forest.

2 p.m., YES - NCAA men: Butler at Marquette.

4 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: North Carolina at Louisville.

4 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Wichita State at Northern Iowa.

4 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Georgia at South Carolina.

4 p.m., CSN - NCAA men: William & Mary at James Madison.

4 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: George Washington at Rhode Island.

6 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Texas at Baylor.

6 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Purdue at Northwestern.

7 p.m., ESPN - NCAA men: Duke at Virginia.

8 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State.

8 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Central Florida at Southern Methodist.

8 p.m., SNY - NCAA men: Towson at Hofstra.

9 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs.

10 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Memphis at Gonzaga.

10 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Cal Poly at UC Davis.

Football

9 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - NFL Honors Award Show from Glendale, Ariz.

Golf

1 p.m., Golf Channel - PGA: Phoenix Open from Scottsdale, Ariz.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 - PGA: Phoenix Open from Scottsdale, Ariz.

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

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

Hockey

6:30 p.m., NBCSN - NCAA men: New Hampshire at Notre Dame.

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: Los Angeles Kings at Boston Bruins.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Florida Panthers at New Jersey Devils.

Motorcycle Racing

10 p.m., FS1 - AMA Supercross from Anaheim, Calif.

Soccer

7:40 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Newcastle at Hull City.

9:55 a.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Leicester at Manchester United.

12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 - Premier League: Manchester City at Chelsea.

Tennis

3 a.m. (Sunday), ESPN - Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Murray in Australian Open men's final from Melbourne.

Track & Field

4:30 p.m., NBCSN - Armory Invitational from New York.

CT SUN

Sun welcome Little, Stricklen from Seattle

The Connecticut Sun acquired forward Camille Little and guard/forward Shekinna Stricklen from the Seattle Storm on Wednesday in exchange for guard Renee Montgomery and the No. 3 and 15 overall picks in this year's WNBA Draft.

Ogwumike will miss start of Sun's season

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