Gordon ready for a last run


Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.

Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 season

Jeff Gordon, the wildly popular four-time NASCAR champion, said Thursday he will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season.

COLUMNS

A chance to answer my fans

It is mid-afternoon Tuesday at this typing. Housebound, pretty much. So what better way to pass the...

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UCONN

UConn's Stokes pursuing blocked shot mark

Normally the subject of setting a record draws little more than an indifferent yawn from reigning national player of the year Breanna Stewart.

Boatright to the rescue

Senior Ryan Boatright sat on the bench with a towel draped around his neck, watching UConn struggle in the second half on Sunday.

COLLEGES

College basketball roundup

Freshman Terry Larrier scored 15 points and No. 14 VCU pulled away with a 16-2 run early in the second half to beat George Washington 72-48 on Tuesday night for its 12th consecutive victory.

College basketball roundup

Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local calendar

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Wednesday's schedule

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PROFESSIONAL

For Patriots, topic is finally deflated

Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.

Seattle's Lynch true to his (few) words

Marshawn Lynch smiled politely, waved at the crowd and answered every question the same.

ON THE AIR

Basketball

7 p.m., SNY, WTIC (1080-AM) - NCAA women: East Carolina at UConn from Hartford.

7 p.m., ESPU - NCAA men: Southern Methodist at South Florida.

7 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: Seton Hall at Marquette.

7 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Wake Forest at Florida State.

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA men: Duke at Notre Dame.

7:30 p.m., ESPNEWS - NCAA men: Texas Tech at Oklahoma.

8 p.m., ESPN, YES, WCBS (880-AM) - NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks.

8 p.m., CSN - NBA: Boston Celtics at Minnesota Timberwolves.

9 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Kansas at Texas Christian.

9 p.m., FS1 - NCAA men: St. John's at Creighton.

9 p.m., NESN - NCAA men: Georgia Tech at Miami.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA: Washington Wizards at Phoenix Suns.

11 p.m., ESPNU - NCAA men: Stanford at Washington.

Golf

2 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Coates Championship from Ocala, Fla.

1 a.m. (Thursday), Golf Channel - European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

7:35 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at New Jersey Devils.

8 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals.

10:30 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings.

Soccer

6 p.m., FS1 - Men's exhibition: Chile vs. United States from Rancagua, Chile.

Tennis

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 - Australian Open from Melbourne.

3:30 a.m. (Thursday), ESPN - Australian Open from Melbourne.

CT SUN

Ogwumike will miss start of Sun's season

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike underwent microfracture surgery Thursday on her right knee.