Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul to Bucs for draft picks

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) sacks Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith during a game last season. The Giants traded Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday for two draft picks. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Giants trade defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to Bucs for draft picks

Jets' Bridgewater believes he can again play at high level

Then-Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater warms up before a Dec. 17, 2017 game against Cincinnati in Minneapolis. Bridgewater believes he can return to the Pro Bowl level he was at with the Vikings before suffering a serious knee injury in August 2016. He signed a one-year deal with the Jets last week and is eager to prove that he can play at a high level. (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP Photo)

Now with Jets, Teddy Bridgewater believes he can return to the Pro Bowl level he was at with the Vikings before suffering a serious knee injury in August 2016

NFL competition committee to recommend catch rule changes

Philadelphia's Corey Clement catches a touchdown pass during the second half of Super Bowl 52 against New England on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. The play was reviewed and called a touchdown. The NFL's catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee, when the league's annual meetings begin on Monday in Orlando, Fla. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

The NFL's catch rule is about to get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee

NFL notes

Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin stands on the sidelines during a game against the Jaguars on Dec. 16, 2012 at Miami.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was charged Tuesday with threatening two former teammates who had harassed him in the NFL and with threatening his former prep school classmates, Los Angeles County prosecutors said.


Hurley reminds us all that the UConn brand 'transcends the conference'

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Alliance of American Football to kick off after Super Bowl

Former Colts general manager Bill Polian smiles as he's inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during halftime of a game on Jan. 1, 2017 at Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Pro football — actual games — won't disappear from TV screens, mobile devices and the American consciousness once the Super Bowl ends next February.

NFL notes

Cleveland offensive lineman Joe Thomas speaks while bidding farewell to the owners, coaches, staff and fans during Monday's news conference at the Browns' headquarters in Berea, Ohio. Thomas is retiring after 11 NFL football seasons. The 10-time Pro Bowler announced his retirement, ending a career marked by durability and dominance. (John Kuntz/The Plain Dealer/AP Photo)

It didn't take Danny Shelton very long to start toeing the New England Patriots' company line

Pereira's organization helping vets become game officials

Organization founded by Fox football analyst Mike Pereira gets military veterans involved in officiating

Jets acquire No. 3 overall draft pick from Colts

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan speaks during a press conference at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 28.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The New York Jets shook up the NFL draft on Saturday by soaring three spots to No. 3 overall in a stunning swap with the Indianapolis Colts.


Local roundup: CGA men hand N.Y. Maritime first lacrosse loss

Waterford basketball coach Bill Bassett waves the net to conclude a net-cutting assembly with the student body on Thursday morning at the Francis X. Sweeney Fieldhouse. The Lancers won the CIAC Division III state title on Sunday morning, but were unable to take the traditional cutting of the net due to additional games being played at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Riley McNulty had three goals and four assists as Coast Guard Academy outlasted New York Maritime 12-8 in a non-conference men's lacrosse game on Thursday night.

Black Wolves play back-to-back games to stay in the playoff race

The New England Black Wolves, meanwhile, lead the National Lacrosse League Eastern Division with a record of 6-5 and still face a grueling finish to their 18-game regular-season schedule if they wish to make their third straight playoff appearance.

Local roundup: Conn, Coast Guard swimmers earn honorable mention All-America honors

Coast Guard Academy sophomore Joe Rodriguez earned honorable mention All-America honors and was part of the 200 medley relay which did the same to highlight the first day of the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday.


Reed topples Spieth as top seeds fall in Match Play

Jordan Spieth, left, and opponent Patrick Reed, right, share a laugh after Spieth lost the round in round-robin play at the Dell Technologies Match Play tournament on Friday at Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

In a showdown that turned sloppy, Patrick Reed nearly holed a wedge to seize control and finished off Jordan Spieth with a 40-foot birdie putt from behind the 17th green to advance to the weekend of the Dell Technologies Match Play.

NHL roundup

The Flyers' Travis Konecny reacts after scoring during the second period of Thursday's game against the Rangers in Philadelphia. The Flyers won, 4-3. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Travis Konecny scored twice, Claude Giroux had three assists and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Thursday night.


Auto Racing

1 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Alpha Energy Solutions 250 practice from Martinsville, Va.

3 p.m., FS1 — NASCAR Truck Alpha Energy Solutions 250 final practice from Martinsville, Va.


1 p.m., ESPN, YES — Spring training: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla.

1 p.m., SNY — Spring training: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets from Port St. Lucie, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies from Scottsdale, Ariz.

9:30 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Texas Rangers at San Diego Padres from Peoria, Ariz.


7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Oregon State vs. Baylor in Division I tournament from Lexington, Ky.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: North Carolina State vs. Mississippi State in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo.

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards.

7:07 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Clemson vs. Kansas in Division I tournament from Omaha, Neb.

7:27 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Villanova vs. West Virginia in Division I tournament from Boston.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at New York Knicks.

7:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA women: Central Missouri vs. Ashland in Division II final from Sioux Falls, S.D.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Louisville vs. Stanford in Division I tournament from Lexington, Ky. (time approximate)

9:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: UCLA vs. Texas in Division I tournament from Kansas City, Mo. (time approximate)

9:37 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Duke vs. Syracuse in Division I tournament from Omaha, Neb. (time approximate)

9:57 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Purdue vs. Texas Tech in Division I tournament from Boston. (time approximate)

10 p.m., NBCSB, NBA TV — NBA: Boston Celtics at Portland Trail Blazers.


7 p.m., NBCSN — Canada vs. United States in Women's World Championship from North Bay, Ontario.

Figure Skating

1:30 p.m., NBCSN — World Championships ice dance short program from Milan. (taped today)

3:30 p.m., NBCSN — World Championships women's free program from Milan. (taped today)


10:30 a.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Corales Resort Championship from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

2 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Dell Technologies Match Play from Austin, Texas.

8:30 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Kia Classic from Carlsbad, Calif. (taped today)

10:30 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Rapiscan Systems Classic from Biloxi, Miss. (taped today) 


3 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Michigan Tech vs. Notre Dame in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: St. Cloud State vs. Air Force in Division I tournament from Sioux Falls, S.D.

6:30 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Providence vs. Clarkson in Division I tournament from Bridgeport.

8:30 p.m., NESN — NHL: Boston Bruins at Dallas Stars.


10 p.m., NBCSN — English Permiership: Exeter at Bath. (taped today)


10:25 p.m., FS1 — Men's exhibition: Mexico vs. Iceland from Santa Clara, Calif.


11 a.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.

7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Miami Open from Key Biscayne, Fla.