COLUMNS

Celebrating the 60th birthday of Larry Legend

Not that we need another reason to feel older, but … Larry Bird turned 60 on...

UCONN

No. 1 UConn beats No. 2 Notre Dame 72-61 for 83rd win in row

Napheesa Collier scored 20 points, Gabby Williams had 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists and No. 1 Connecticut beat No. 2 Notre Dame 72-61 on Wednesday night for its 83rd straight victory

No. 2 Notre Dame women eager to face top-ranked UConn women

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw figures top-ranked Connecticut should provide a good measuring stick to see just how good her second-ranked Fighting Irish are

COLLEGES

No longer the underdog, Oklahoma QB Mayfield still has fire

Baker Mayfield arrived on Oklahoma's campus as an unpredictable gunslinger with a chip on his shoulder

Former Army coach Bob Sutton: nothing a given in Army-Navy

Bob Sutton is still riveted by America's Game, even if he's far from the service academy world that once consumed him when he coached at Army

HIGH SCHOOL

Mistakes cost Valley Regional/Old Lyme in 28-7 loss to St. Joseph

St. Joseph used a blocked punt and a sack to force a fumble to scored 28 unanswered points in the second half and beat Valley Regional/Old Lyme on Monday, 28-7, in a CIAC Class M semifinal.

O'Brien has 'arrived' for Valley Regional/Old Lyme football team

Sophomore Jason O'Brien was being embraced by Valley Regional/Old Lyme assistant coach Steve Woods following Monday's 28-7 playoff loss to St. Joseph. Before Woods walked away, he left O'Brien with a few final words: “You have arrived.”

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: Merchant Marine men push past Coast Guard from the free throw line

Merchant Marine Academy earned bragging rights over Coast Guard Academy in the men's basketball rivalry, sinking four free throws in the final 16 seconds to post a 50-47 victory Wednesday.

College roundup: Emerson holds off Conn in women's basketball

Charlie Boyle finished with 21 points and nine rebounds to lead the Emerson College women's basketball team to a 63-57 victory Tuesday night at Connecticut College.

Black Wolves to kick off the 2017 NLL season with special Fan Fest

The New England Black Wolves will host a Fan Fest at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, Dec. 17 to kick off the 2017 National Lacrosse League season.

PROFESSIONAL

Sale on yielding ace role: 'We play for a trophy, not a tag'

New Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale says he isn't worried that he might not be the ace of the pitching staff after being traded from the White Sox to Boston

Bradley, Celtics roll to 117-87 victory over Magic

Avery Bradley scored 23 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 117-87 victory over the Orlando Magic

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN2, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA women: UConn at Notre Dame.

7 p.m., CSN — NBA: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Georgia Tech at Virginia Commonwealth.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: California vs. Seton Hall from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

7:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: George Washington at Temple.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Denver Nuggets at Brooklyn Nets.

8 p.m., ESPN, MSG — NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: Texas Christian at Southern Methodist.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Davidson at North Carolina.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Howard at Maryland.

9:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Princeton vs. Hawaii from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Clippers.

11 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Washington at Gonzaga.

Golf

9 p.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Hong Kong Open.

4 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel — Ladies European PGA: Dubai Masters from United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 — UEFA Champions League: Lyon vs. Sevilla.

2:30 p.m., FS1 — UEFA Champions League: Borussia Dortmund at Real Madrid.