UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Nurse scores 20 as UConn women rout East Carolina 92-46

Kia Nurse scored a season-high 20 points at top-ranked UConn routed East Carolina 92-46 on Saturday in the Huskies final tuneup before a showdown with No. 2 South Carolina

UConn's Nurse working her way through offensive woes

There is a self-depreciating part of Kia Nurse's personality when she is off the court that is often in stark contrast to the relentless manner in which she plays basketball. Nurse is known to poke fun at herself in her dealings with the...

Stewart helps No. 1 UConn women overwhelm Tulane 96-38

Breanna Stewart made her first seven shots in a 20-point performance and No. 1 UConn easily remained unbeaten with a 96-38 victory over Tulane

Top-ranked UConn wins its 57th straight

Breanna Stewart scored 19 points to lead UConn to an 83-40 rout of Memphis on Saturday, extending UConn's winning streak to 57 games and giving the Huskies their 23rd straight 20-win season. The Huskies are 20-0 for the ninth time in program history.

UCONN MEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn men emerge from the dark with a bright view

An unexpected 10 minutes in the dark helped UConn see the light. Having the lights go out during a team shootaround on Thursday at FedExForum in Memphis reinforced what coach Kevin Ollie has been preaching to his Huskies about overcoming...

UConn rolls past Memphis

Daniel Hamilton had 16 points and 13 rebounds, Shonn Miller scored 12 of his 14 points after halftime as UConn used a second-half burst to defeat Memphis 77-57 on Thursday night.

UConn gearing up for crucial stretch drive

With 10 regular season games remaining, UConn is revving its engine for a charge down the stretch.

Miller leads UConn past Central Florida

Shonn Miller scored 11 points, hauled in eight rebounds and had five steals to lead Connecticut to a 67-41 win over Central Florida on Sunday. Jalen Adams added 10 points while Daniel Hamilton, Sterling Gibbs and Rodney Purvis had nine apiece for...

COLUMNS

Great expectations can be daunting ... even for Kris Dunn

It would unfathomable that Kris Dunn could emerge from this season without pressure. Think about...

COLLEGES

Top 25 basketball roundup

Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, freshman reserve Dean Wade had 17 and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma 80-69 on Saturday night to shake up the Big 12 race once again

Louisville's Pitino: Fine schools, coaches for violations

Louisville coach Rick Pitino says schools and coaches should be fined for violations, and that players who had nothing to do with infractions should not be penalized

Even now, the 1946 Army-Navy game worth remembering

Teammates once, then rivals who've been friends for more than 70 years, Pete Williams and Arnold Tucker played key roles in the 1946 Army-Navy game

Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

Louisville has announced a postseason ban for its men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal in which an escort alleged that a former staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Black Wolves fall to Bandits, 12-10

The New England Black Wolves rattled off five consecutive goals, including four in a span of 7:13 in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as the host Buffalo Bandits came out on top, 12-10, on Saturday night.

Local colleges: Mitchell women roll past Southern Vermont

New London — Mitchell College took an 18-1 lead after one quarter and went on to beat Southern Vermont 68-54 in a New England Collegiate Conference game women's basketball game on Saturday. Chelsea Newman had 13 points, 10 rebounds...

Donovan thrilled to join front office of Seattle Mariners

Todd Donovan of East Lyme was named last month as the Seattle Mariners' assistant director of player personnel. Always driven to play baseball in the major leagues, Donovan begins his 18th season in professional baseball with a different aspiration:...

PROFESSIONAL

Teammates, coaches say Cam Newton's success not by accident

Cam Newton didn't just stumble into becoming the NFL's best player

MVP Newton, Watt, Rivera, Berry big winners of NFL awards

Cam Newton takes MVP, Offensive Player award, J.J. Watt is top defensive player; Ron Rivera Coach of Year; Eric Berry wins Comeback Player; Gurley and Peters are top rookies; Phillips wins assistant coach honors.

Favre, Stabler, Harrison, Greene, Pace, Dungy voted to Hall

Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Marvin Harrison, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace and Tony Dungy have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2016 also includes contributor Ed DeBartolo Jr. and senior selection Dick Stanfel.

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