COLUMNS

Our kids now have a better reason to believe in tomorrow

Maybe the kids of the city thought Wednesday would be an extension of mini-February vacation, upon...

UCONN

Top-ranked UConn routs No. 23 Temple for 102nd straight win

Napheesa Collier scored a career high 31 points and top-ranked UConn routed No. 23 Temple 90-45 on Wednesday to extend the program's record winning streak to 102 straight games

Houston rallies to end UConn's four-game winning streak 75-70

Damyean Dotson had 25 points and nine rebounds and Houston used a big run to start the second half to rally for a 75-70 win over UConn Wednesday night

COLLEGES

Gillon's 3 at buzzer lifts Syracuse past No. 10 Duke 78-75

John Gillon hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, and Syracuse upset No. 10 Duke 78-75 as the Orange kept alive their postseason hopes

No. 8 Tar Heels top No. 7 Cardinals 74-63, stretch ACC lead

Justin Jackson scored 21 points and No. 8 North Carolina pulled away after halftime to beat No. 7 Louisville 74-63 in a matchup of Atlantic Coast Conference leaders

LOCAL ROUNDUP

UConn moves forward with plans for new athletic fields

The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved spending $4.75 million to design its "Athletic District," which will include new stadiums for soccer, baseball and softball.

Local roundup: Sun sign Danielle Adams to training camp contract

Forward Danielle Adams, who helped lead Texas A&M to the 2011 NCAA title, was signed to a training camp contract by the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday.

Anosike proves to be a good listener and clutch finisher for St. Thomas More

EJ Anosike comes up big late for St. Thomas More and the Chancellors go on to beat New Hampton 62-58 in their final home game.

PROFESSIONAL

Rakell gets two goals, Ducks snap Bruins' streak with 5-3 win

Rickard Rakell broke a tie on his second goal with 2:34 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped Boston's four-game winning streak under new coach Bruce Cassidy with a 5-3 victory over the Bruins

NBA returns for a break-neck finish to regular season

LeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a few days and rest up after a frenetic first three-and-a-half months of the season.

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

Noon, FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Daytona 500 practice from Daytona Beach, Fla. 

2 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck NextEra Energy Resources 250 practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

4 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck NextEra Energy Resources 250 final practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

7 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Cup Can-Am Duels from Daytona Beach, Fla.   

Basketball

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Long Island Brooklyn at Mount St. Mary's.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Memphis at Cincinnati.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Georgia at Alabama.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Nebraska at Michigan State.

7 p.m., NESN, SNY — NCAA men: Massachusetts at George Washington.

7 p.m., YES — NCAA women: North Carolina at North Carolina State.

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

8 p.m., ESPNEWS — NCAA men: South Florida at Tulsa.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Tennessee Tech at Morehead State.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Wisconsin at Ohio State.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: UCLA at Arizona State.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: North Carolina Asheville at Gardner-Webb.

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

11 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Utah at Colorado.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Joburg Open from Johannesburg, South Africa.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Honda Classic from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

1 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — LPGA: Honda Thailand from Chonburi.

Hockey

7:30 p.m., MSG — NHL: New York Rangers at Toronto Maple Leafs.

7:30 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New York Islanders at Montreal Canadiens.

8:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Arizona Coyotes at Chicago Blackhawks. 

10:30 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Los Angeles Kings.

Skiing

5:30 p.m., NBCSN — FIS Cross-Country World Championships from Lahti, Finland. (taped today)

Tennis

12:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro.

8:30 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Rio Open from Rio de Janeiro.