NHL roundup

Sidney Crosby ended his march to 1,000 career points in typically unselfish fashion

Ladd scores two as Islanders beat rival Rangers 4-2

Andrew Ladd scored twice to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers on Thursday night

Vesey's goal in third lifts Rangers past Blue Jackets, 3-2

Jimmy Vesey scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and Antti Raanta stopped 29 shots as the New York Rangers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Monday night.


Dr. I is feeling a bit aggravated today

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for March Madness, baseball season and for the New London Youth Talent...



NHL roundup

Craig Anderson made his first start in 69 days and turned aside 33 shots as the Ottawa Senators beat the New York Islanders 3-0 on Saturday

Hockey prepares Plan B if NHL players don't go to Olympics

If the NHL doesn't send its players to the 2018 Winter Olympics, the hockey tournament in Pyeongchang will look familiar.

Cassidy wins second straight as Bruins' coach, 4-3 over Canucks

One thing interim coach Bruce Cassidy emphasized when he took over the Bruins was that he wanted his defensemen to look to do more offensively.


No. 1 UConn escapes Tulane with 101st straight win

Napheesa Collier had 26 points and 12 rebounds and top-ranked Connecticut held off Tulane 63-60 on Saturday night to push its record winning streak to 101 games

UConn men carry positive momentum into AAC game at Temple

Surging UConn, winners of six of its last seven, take its show on the road to face Temple at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.


Local college roundup: UConn wins baseball opener

Tim Cate pitched seven strong innings as UConn opened its baseball season with a 5-3 win over UMass Lowell on Friday night.

Coast Guard baseball opens season on Saturday

The Coast Guard baseball team that opens its season on Saturday will be a veteran group.


Local college roundup: Conn women earn No. 2 seed for NESCAC hockey tourney

Connecticut College ended its regular season with a 5-1 win over Hamilton on Saturday and will be the No. 2 seed in upcoming NESCAC women's hockey tournament.

Buchanan leads Black Wolves to a 14-11 win

Kyle Buchanan tied a career-high with four goals as the New England Black Wolves defeated the Buffalo Bandits 14-11 on Friday night at Buffalo.


Rain postpones exhibition Clash at Daytona to Sunday

The first official NASCAR event of Speedweeks was postponed by rain at Daytona International Speedway.

Johnson takes 36-hole lead at rainy Riviera

Dustin Johnson left the Genesis Open in the twilight Saturday realizing he could be as little 24 hours away from reaching No. 1 in the world.


Faris among three players signed to training camp contracts by Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that they had signed Kelly Faris, Kayla Pedersen and Jennifer Hamson to training camp contracts.

Sun's Miller succeeding in keeping his best players at home

Starting guards Alex Bentley and Jasmine Thomas both resigned with the Connecticut Sun over the past several days. It's noteworthy that they wanted to stay in Connecticut, a place that top WNBA talent has avoided like Siberia.


Auto Racing

11:30 a.m., FS1 — NASCAR Monster Energy Advance Auto Parts Clash from Daytona Beach, Fla.

3 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Monster Energy Daytona 500 qualifying from Daytona Beach, Fla.


Noon, CBSSN — NCAA men: Bucknell at Boston University.

Noon, NBCSN — NCAA men: George Washington at Duquesne.

Noon, ESPNU — NCAA women: North Carolina at Louisville.

1 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Maryland at Wisconsin.

1 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Pennsylvania at Yale.

1 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Temple at South Florida.

1 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA women: Miami at Duke.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: DePaul at Butler.

2 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Alabama-Birmingham at Western Kentucky.

2 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA women: Wake Forest at North Carolina State.

2 p.m., NBCSN — NCAA women: Dayton at Fordham.

3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: South Carolina at Missouri.

3 p.m., NESN, YES — NCAA women: Virginia at Virginia Tech.

3 p.m., SNY — NCAA women: Delaware at Drexel.

3:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Georgetown at Creighton.

4 p.m., ESPN, WTIC (1080-AM) — NCAA men: UConn at Temple.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Loyola of Chicago at Illinois State.

4 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: UNLV at San Diego State.

5 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Notre Dame at Syracuse.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Syracuse at Georgia Tech.

6:30 p.m., YES — NCAA women: St. John's at Creighton.

8:20 p.m., TBS, TNT — NBA All-Star Game from New Orleans.

8:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Utah at Oregon State.


1 p.m., ESPN — PBA: Tournament of Champions from Shawnee, Okla. 


6 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: World Super G from Perth, Australia. (taped today)

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Genesis Open from Los Angeles.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: Genesis Open from Los Angeles.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Chubb Classic from Naples, Fla.


12:30 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL: Washington Capitals at New York Rangers.

3 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins.

6 p.m., MSG, WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New Jersey Devils at New York Islanders.

6 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Buffalo Sabres.

8:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Boston Bruins at San Jose Sharks.

Mixed Martial Arts

7 p.m., FS1 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

9 p.m., FS1 — UFC Fight Night: Derek Lewis vs. Travis Browne from Halifax, Nova Scotia.


10 a.m., NBCSN — English Premiership: Wasps at Sale Sharks.


6:30 a.m., NBCSN — Alpine World Championships men's slalom from St. Moritz, Switzerland.


9 a.m., FS1 — FA Cup: Tottenham at Fulham.

11 a.m., FS1 — FA Cup: Manchester United at Blackburn.

Winter Sports

4 p.m., NBCSN — FIS Snowboard World Cup from Bokwang, South Korea. (taped today)

5 p.m., NBCSN — Bobsleigh World 2-Man Championship from Konigssee, Germany. (taped today)