Peyton has a little fun with Eli

Peyton Manning and Jimmy Fallon have a little fun with Eli Manning's expressionless face during the Super Bowl

Panthers turn page to 2016 after deflating Super Bowl loss

Carolina GM Dave Gettleman said the Panthers are in good position moving forward despite losing the Super Bowl, citing the majority of the core players are under contract.

Giants release former UConn star Beatty

The New York Giants have started to restructure their roster for their first season under coach Ben McAdoo. The team announced Wednesday that linebacker Jon Beason has retired and that offensive linemen Will Beatty and Geoff Schwartz have been...

Broncos revel in parade amid questions about Manning, Miller

The Denver Broncos enter the offseason focused on Peyton Manning and Von Miller

COLUMNS

CIAC's new baseball rule is pitch perfect

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the state’s governing body for high...

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NFL notes

The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel's late-season concussion.

Newton defends Super Bowl actions: 'I will not conform'

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton admitted he's a "sore loser" but defended walking out of a press conference after the Super Bowl, saying he didn't feel like talking to the media after Carolina's 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos

Miller's MVP performance was even better than you realized

Von Miller decimated the Carolina Panthers in every way an outside linebacker can. He harassed and flustered Cam Newton, at once stripping away the ball and his confidence at the outset. He tortured right tackle Mike Remmers. He stifled tight end...

Manning spoils his fans again, walks off with a second title

A perfectionist at heart, Peyton Manning learned to reinvent himself this season

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UConn's Stewart to participate in U.S. women's training camp

UConn senior Breanna Stewart is taking a break from her season to participate in a three-day training camp for the U.S. women's national basketball team

UConn falls apart late in 63-58 loss to Temple

Quenton DeCosey scored 23 points, including his team's final nine points, and Temple rallied to beat UConn 63-58 Thursday night for its fourth straight win

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Top 25 basketball roundup

Tiffany Mitchell scored 22 points, Alaina Coates had 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 2 South Carolina bounced back from its showdown loss to UConn with an 86-71 victory over Florida

7-foot Tonye Jekiri a big reason for Hurricanes' success

Senior center Tonye Jekiri is not a big scorer, averaging barely half a dozen shots and 8.1 points per game

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Former Coast Guard crew coach Stowe remembered for his lessons, love of the sport

William A. Stowe, 75, a member of the Coast Guard Academy Athletic Hall of Fame who began the school's rowing program in 1971 — as well as an Olympic gold medalist at the 1964 Games in Tokyo — died suddenly Monday at his home in Lake...

Local roundup: NFA's Ward, Hall win Class LL indoor track titles

Norwich Free Academy's Marquis Ward won the boys' high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 2 inches, and Kelsie Hall finished first in the girls' pole vault at 10-6 at Thursday's Class LL state indoor track and field championship at the Floyd Little...

Dunn, Friars fall to Marquette in 2 OT

Jajuan Johnson scored 16 points and hit a key 3-pointer with 1:16 left in double overtime, and Marquette outlasted No. 20 Providence for a 96-91 victory on Wednesday night.

PROFESSIONAL

Bergeron scores twice and Bruins beat Jets 6-2

Patrice Bergeron scored twice, Brett Connolly had three assists and the Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and Loui Eriksson and Jimmy Hayes each had a goal and an assist for the Bruins

Kobe's final NBA All-Star Game is first outside of U.S.

Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful. After all, you need a good winter coat in Canada. The final NBA All-Star Game for Bryant and the first to be staged outside the U.S. is in...

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Auto Racing

5 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Sprint Unlimited practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Sprint Cup Sprint Unlimited final practice from Daytona Beach, Fla.

10:30 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Winternationals qualifying from Sonoma, Calif. (taped today)

Basketball

6 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Princeton at Cornell.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Dayton at Rhode Island.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Ohio at Buffalo.

7 p.m., SNY — NCAA women: Iona at Quinnipiac.

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA exhibition: All-Star Celebrity Game from Toronto.

9 p.m., TNT — NBA: All-Star Rising Stars Challenge from Toronto.

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

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Monmouth at Rider.

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Tshwane Open from Waterkloof, South Africa.

Noon, Golf Channel — Champions: Chubb Classic from Naples, Fla.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Pebble Beach (Calif.) National Pro-Am.

Hockey

6:30 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA men: Maine at Notre Dame.

8:30 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Northeastern at Massachusetts.

Soccer

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

Winter Sports

9 p.m., NBCSN — USSA U.S. Grand Prix Big Air at Fenway from Boston.

CT SUN

Miller is settling in with the Sun

First-year Connecticut Sun head coach has had to deftly multitask - and get to know his new players - since being hired in late December.

Connecticut Sun trade Williams for No. 4 pick in 2016 draft

The Connecticut Sun acquired the fourth overall pick in April's WNBA Draft from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for second-year center Elizabeth Williams.