Future Husky plays vital role for powerhouse Brewster Academy


Makai Ashton-Langford quietly and efficiently went about his business on the basketball court on Sunday at the 16th annual Spalding Hoophall Classic.

Local roundup: New London the new No. 1 in girls' basketball state poll

New London leapfrogged Hartford Capital this week and is the new No. 1 in the GameTimeCT/New Haven Register Top 10 girls' basketball poll.

I'll have the usual: Patriots advance to AFC title game

New England has advanced to the AFC championship game for a record sixth year in a row and the 11th time in 16 seasons. With one more win, the Patriots (15-2) would play in their seventh Super Bowl since 2001.

Clutch Rodgers leads Packers past rallying Cowboys, 34-31

This time it was a catch, and another win for the Green Bay Packers. Call it a "Half Mary" from Aaron Rodgers.

Steelers hold off Chiefs on Boswell's 6 field goals, 18-16

Who needs to reach the end zone when you have Le'Veon Bell chewing up yards and the clock, and Chris Boswell setting an NFL playoff record with six field goals?

HIGH SCHOOL

H.S. roundup: Montville's Morth wins Outstanding Wrestler award at Yates Invite

Lebanon — Montville had three champions and finished second at the Casey Yates Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday. Joel Morth won at 132 and was named the most outstanding wrestler at the event. Montville, which...

Kayley Ericson has a long family history of NFA girls' basketball

NFA junior Kayley Ericson has a cheering section of former Wildcats. Her grandfather is former NFA girls' coach Paul Giardi and her mom, Kate Giardi Ericson, was a three-sport NFA star.

Defense ignites No. 2 New London to win over Stonington

Jada Lucas and Rosalee Nicholson combined for 14 steals as the unbeaten New London girls' basketball team blitzed Stonington on Friday, 68-37, in an Eastern Connecticut Conference interdivision game.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

LOCAL CALENDAR

BASEBALL/SOFTBALLMitchell College baseball clinics — Jan. 22, 28, 29 and Feb. 5 at Yarnall Center at Mitchell. Hitting and pitching clinics run by coach Travis Beausoleil and his staff. Ages 12-15 from 8:30-10 a.m., ages 16-18 from...

Black Wolves fall to 0-2 with Saturday night OT loss

Pat Saunders scored with 40 seconds remaining to force overtime but it was not enough as the New England Black Wolves fell to the Colorado Mammoth 11-10 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

Local colleges: Conn men upset No. 5 Amherst 83-76 in OT

Zuri Pavlin and Daniel Janel scored 20 points each as Connecticut College beat Amherst 83-76 in overtime in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men's basketball game on Saturday.

SCHEDULES

COLUMNS

Dr. I lives in fear of a Patriots-Cowboys Super Bowl

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for pitchers and catchers, infielders and outfielders ... you get the...

BLOGS

ON THE AIR

Basketball

Noon, FS1 — NCAA men: Marquette at Butler.

1 p.m., MSG, NBA TV — NBA: Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks.

2 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Creighton at Xavier.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Texas-Arlington at South Alabama.

4:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: DePaul at St. John's.

5 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Orlando Magic at Denver Nuggets.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Seton Hall at Villanova.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Boston University at Loyola (Md.).

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Syracuse at North Carolina.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Notre Dame at Tennessee.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: North Carolina Central at Hampton.

7:30 p.m., CSN — NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Boston Celtics.

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Kansas at Iowa State.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Jackson State at Texas Southern.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Providence at Georgetown.

10:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers.

Hockey

1 p.m., NESN, WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New York Islanders at Boston Bruins.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Tennis

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

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

PROFESSIONAL

Venus advances, Halep out on Australian Open's first day

Venus Williams went onto Rod Laver Arena right after Shelby Rogers' upset win over fourth-seeded Simona Halep, a result which sent the former French Open finalist out in the first round of the Australian Open again.

DeMar DeRozan scores 23 points, Raptors rout Knicks 116-101

DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, Norman Powell added 21 and the Toronto Raptors used a dominant third quarter to beat the New York Knicks 116-101 on Sunday.

NBA roundup

James Harden had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his 12th triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets easily ended their first losing streak of the season by beating the Brooklyn Nets 137-112.

Breanna Stewart flying home from China to rehab injured knee

Breanna Stewart is returning to the U.S. from China to rehab a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in her right knee.

UCONN

Georgetown rallies past old Big East rival UConn 72-69

L.J. Peak scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and Georgetown overcame a 14-point deficit for a 72-69 win over former Big East rival Connecticut on Saturday afternoon

UConn women break own NCAA record with 91st straight victory

Top-ranked UConn broke its own NCAA record with its 91st consecutive victory, scoring the first 21 points and romping past SMU 88-48 on Saturday.

It's official: Waterford's Crocker accepts offer to be UConn's new defensive coordinator

UConn made it official on Saturday morning by announcing that Billy Crocker, a 1997 Waterford High School graduate, has been named defensive coordinator by head coach Randy Edsall.

COLLEGES

Top 25 basketball roundup

Kyle Washington had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 22 Cincinnati beat East Carolina 55-46 on Sunday for its eighth straight win

Kansas set up for No. 1 following Baylor's first loss

Top 25 Rewind: No. 2 Kansas positioned to move to No. 1 after pair of wins and Baylor's loss

Lady Vols not alone this season in honoring Pat Summitt

For every home game this season, a chair of Tennessee's bench is left vacant to honor former coach Pat Summitt, who died June 28