In the case of Darien's Trifone, the punishment is too harsh for the crime

How to put this delicately: You have to be a complete nut job to coach high school sports...



There's no more ConFLiCT between UConn and UCF

Coach Bob Diaco declared the Civil ConFLiCT dead on Tuesday.

UConn women favored, Nurse voted top player and men voted second in AAC polls

The UConn women were picked to win another American Athletic Conference title, the UConn men were picked second behind Cincinnati, and junior Kia Nurse was voted preseason player of the year during Monday's annual AAC Media Day in Philadelphia.


The new guy, Darius Adams continues to amaze for Coast Guard

Coast Guard junior Darius Adams set the school record last week with 11 touchdown catches in a single season.

Proposed reforms reflect new reality of football recruiting

The NCAA committee that proposed football recruiting reforms wants to create more transparency and access for coaches and players in a process that has been accelerated in recent years, said a key member of the group


Stonington's Gabi Hoops headed for the postseason with WPI women's soccer

It's almost become more noteworthy when Gabi Hoops, the WPI women's soccer goalie and a Stonington High School graduate, allows a goal than when she posts yet another shutout.

Local roundup: Strelevitz, Johanson have a day for Ledyard swimming

Olivia Strelevitz and Maddie Johanson won two individual events each as the Ledyard High School swim team defeated Windsor Locks/Ellington/East Granby 80-63 in a nonleague meet Wednesday.

Local roundup: Conn women blank Wesleyan in regular-season finale

Connecticut College ended its regular season with a 2-0 victory over Wesleyan University in a New England Small College Athletic Conference women's soccer match.


Golf roundup

Amy Yang took the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia lead, and Michelle Wie had her best score in more than a year. Lydia Ko had to fight to get back to even par in her first event since firing her caddie.

Handling the psyche of NFL kickers is a specialized dance

The aftermath of the first NFL game to finish in a tie since 2014 became a study in the delicate psyche of kickers and how they are handled by their coaches.



8 p.m., TNT — NBA: Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls.

10:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers.


7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh.

7:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA: Ohio at Toledo.

7:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Appalachian State at Georgia Southern.

8 p.m., ESPN2 — High school: Woodland Christian (Calif.) vs. California School for the Deaf from Fremont, Calif.

8:25 p.m., NFL Network, WCBS (880-AM) — NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans.

10:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: California at Southern California.


2:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Sanderson Farms Championship from Jackson, Miss.

11 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: HSBC Champions from Shanghai.

4 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — LPGA Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur. (taped today)


7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins.


10 p.m., FS1 — MLS playoffs: Sporting Kansas City at Seattle Sounders.


7 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA Finals from Singapore, ATP Swiss Indoors from Basel, Switzerland, ATP Erste Bank Open from Vienna.


Amber Cox named vice president of Sun, Black Wolves

Amber Cox, who has held a variety of executive and administrative posts in professional and collegiate sports, was named vice president of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun and National Lacrosse League's New England Black Wolves on Thursday.