Other teams are allowed to be smart, too: see Yankees, comma, New York

Here, apparently, is how it works: The Yankees spend money to improve their team and...

The Lonesome Polecat (state variant): YOUR (Monday) championship previews and other words

We updated these a scooch cause the GameTimeCT fellas made us feel like slackers.

Milan Keser was all about soccer, and so much more

Milan Keser remembered holding hands with his younger sister, Anka, in a Croatian concentration...


UConn men fight through "dead moments" to beat Coppin State

UConn's Jalen Adams, right, is fouled by Coppin State's Lamar Morganas he drives to the basket during the Huskies' 72-59 win on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn battled bouts on inconsistency again before pulling away for a 72-59 victory over winless Coppin State on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

No. 1 UConn beats DePaul for Geno's 999th career win

UConn guard Kia Nurse is tripped by DePaul forward Mart'e Grays during the first half of the Huskies' 103-69 win on Friday night in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20, Crystal Dangerfield had 18 points and No. 1 UConn gave coach Geno Auriemma his 999th victory with a 103-69 rout of DePaul


Local college notes

Tracking the Bears • The Coast Guard Academy men's basketball team is rolling. The Bears won their fifth straight by beating rival Merchant Marine 93-88 in overtime on Saturday. Sophomore Packy...

Stanford beats Indiana in double OT for 3rd straight men's soccer title

Stanford's Sam Werner, left, celebrates with Nico Corti after scoring the winning goal in the NCAA College Cup against Indiana on Sunday at Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Sam Werner scored in the second overtime to lead Stanford to its third straight NCAA men's soccer title with a 1-0 win over Indiana on Sunday.


Local roundup: St. Joseph rallies past Ansonia to win Class S football title

David Summers threw five touchdown passes as second-seeded St. Joseph rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat No. 1 Ansonia on Monday, 42-36, in the CIAC Class S football championship.

Local college roundup: Thaqi leads Pointers to victory

Edona Thaqi scored 21 points and had eight rebounds, leading Avery Point to a 73-15 win over Queensborough Community College in a nonleague women's basketball game on Sunday.


Dolphins snap Patriots' eight-game winning streak with 27-20 win

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is sacked by Miami's Ndamukong Suh (93) during the second half of Monday night's game in Florida. The Dolphins' ended New England's eight-game winning streak with a 27-20 win. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Brady intercepted twice, Dolphins snap Patriots' eight-game winning streak

He's a big hit! Yankees get NL MVP Stanton from Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees shows off his new jersey during the Major League Baseball winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., on Monday. (Willie J. Allen Jr./AP Photo)

The New York Yankees have officially acquired NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins



7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Mississippi State at Cincinnati.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Fordham at Rutgers.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: St. Peter's at Seton Hall.

7:30 p.m., YES, WCBS (880-AM) — NBA: Washington Wizards at Brooklyn Nets.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Michigan at Texas.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Albany at Memphis.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Minnesota Timberwolves.


7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Los Angeles Kings at New Jersey Devils.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Louis Blues.


2:30 p.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund at Mainz.

2:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Chelsea at Huddersfield Town.