Celtics are all business vs. 76ers


Brandon scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and the Boston Celtics sent the Philadelphia 76ers to their 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 victory Wednesday night.

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Kevin Martin shook off an illness to score 37 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves, missing three starters, beat the New York Knicks 115-99 on Wednesday night.

NBA suspends Hornets' Taylor 24 games

The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property last month.

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A delicate topic that can't be ignored

Geno Auriemma's brilliance coaching the UConn women for the last 30 years starts here: He doesn't...

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Collins announces his retirement from NBA

Jason Collins, the first openly gay man to play in the NBA, announced Wednesday his retirement from the league.

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Markieff Morris scored a career-high 30 points and Eric Bledsoe had a key steal and breakaway dunk in the closing minute to lift the Phoenix Suns to a 118-114 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

Knicks end a drought with defense

The New York Knicks held Denver to just one basket in the second quarter en route to a 109-93 victory over the Nuggets on Sunday.\n

UCONN

West Virginia hands UConn men first loss 78-68

If West Virginia can be disruptive on the defensive end of the court this season, Bob Huggins thinks it will mean good things for his team in the long run.

UConn women bounce back and rout Creighton 96-60

Top-ranked UConn does not lose often, but the Huskies are pretty good about bouncing back when they do.

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UConn repeats as national field hockey champion

UConn won its second straight NCAA Division I field hockey championship on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Syracuse.

PC rallies past Irish

Mohegan - Notre Dame coach Mike Brey and Providence forward LaDontae Henton crossed paths outside the interview room at Mohegan Sun Arena Sunday. "Fabulous game," Brey said as he shook Henton's hand. "You've become a hell of a...

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NFL roundup

Seahawks 19, Cardinals 3 After 10 games, the defending champions needed to ask the difficult questions of each other. Most of all, whether the Seattle Seahawks were willing to put aside egos and get back in the NFC West race. Led by a...

For Pats, another passing grade

The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a blowout win over a top team.

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Basketball

2:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Purdue vs. Kansas State in Maui Invitational from Lahaina, Hawaii.

5 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Missouri vs. Arizona in Maui Invitational from Lahaina, Hawaii.

7 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Villanova vs. Virginia Commonwealth in Legends Classic from New York.

7 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Arizona State vs. Maryland in Hall of Fame Classic from Kansas City, Mo.

7 p.m., FSI - NCAA men: Murray State at Xavier.

7:30 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: Eastern Washington at Indiana.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Pittsburgh vs. Chaminade in Maui Invitational from Lahaina, Hawaii.

9 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: New Jersey Institute of Technology at Marquette.

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Alabama vs. Iowa State in Hall of Fame Classic from Kansas City, Mo.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Tulsa vs. Auburn in MGM Grand Main Event from Las Vegas.

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Brigham Young vs. San Diego State in Maui Invitational from Lahaina, Hawaii.

Football

8:30 p.m., ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) - NFL: Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN, NBCSN - NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins.

Soccer

2:55 p.m., NBCSN - Premier League: Southampton at Aston Villa.