Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 OT

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in overtime in the AFC Championship game on Sunday at Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The five-time NFL champion guided the Patriots 75 yards after winning the overtime coin toss, and backup Rex Burkhead's 2-yard TD lifted New England past Kansas City 37-31 for the AFC championship Sunday night.

Miller loves challenge of starting new progam at Saint Joseph with Calhoun

Glen Miller, right, talks with Jim Calhoun on the sideline during a recent Saint Joseph game in West Hartford. Miller, the ex-Fitch star, has been reunited with the Hall of Fame coach to lead the Division III program in its first season. (Photo courtesy of Steve McLaughlin photography)

Jim Calhoun and Glen Miller are in the fight together again, building a Division III basketball program at the University of Saint Joseph. Calhoun is the head coach, Miller the associate head coach.

Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal sends Rams to Super Bowl

Los Angeles Rams players celebrate after beating the New Orleans Saints 26-23 in overtime in the NFC championship game on Sunday at New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime and the Los Angeles Rams, helped by a huge missed call by the officials, advanced to the Super Bowl with a 26-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game Sunday.

Local roundup: Coast Guard finishes second at New England Duals

The Coast Guard Academy wrestling team had its seven-match winning streak stopped by host Johnson & Wales at the New England Wrestling Association Dual Championships on Sunday.

Adam Long wins Desert Classic for first PGA Tour title

Adam Long celebrates with his wife Emily on the 18th green after winning the Desert Classic on Sunday on the Stadium Course at PGA West at La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Making his sixth career start on the tour, Long closed with a 7-under 65 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to beat playing partners Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin by a stroke.


H.S. roundup: New London boys outlast Stonington 69-63

Freshman Tayeshawn Cunningham-Pemberton scored a game-high 27 points as New London won its second straight game with a 69-63 boys' basketball victory over Stonington on Saturday night.

No. 7 East Lyme ends No. 6 Waterford's 25-game winning streak in OT

East Lyme's Luke Leonard (24) celebrates as fans run onto the court following the Vikings' 75-71 overtime win over previously undefeated Waterford on Friday night before a sellout crowd of 900 at East Lyme High School. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

East Lyme snapped Waterford's 25-game boys' basketball win streak, a 75-71 win in overtime that gave the Lancers their first loss since Jan. 23, 2018.

H.S. basketball: Stonington girls outlast East Lyme 55-48

Zoe Ribeiro had 13 points and 13 rebounds as Stonington beat East Lyme 55-48 in a girls' basketball game on Friday night.



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11 a.m., ESPNU — High school boys: Ranney (N.J.) vs. Federal Way (Wash.) in Hoophall Classic at Springfield, Mass.

12:30 p.m., MSG, NBA TV — NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at New York Knicks.

1 p.m., ESPNU — High school boys: McEachern (Ga.) vs. Rancho Christian (Calif.) in Hoophall Classic from Springfield, Mass.

3 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Orlando Magic at Atlanta Hawks.

3 p.m., ESPNU — High school boys: Sierra Canyon (Calif.) vs. Montverde Academy (Fla.) in Hoophall Classic from Springfield, Mass.

3:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — NBA: Sacramento Kings at Brooklyn Nets.

5 p.m., ESPNU — High school boys: Dematha (Md.) vs. La Lumiere (Ind.) in Hoophall Classic from Springfield, Mass.

5:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies.

6 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Miami Heat at Boston Celtics.

6:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Maryland at Michigan State.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: American at Boston University.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Virginia Tech at North Carolina.

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

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Jackson State at Texas Southern.

8 p.m., TNT — NBA: Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ers.

8:30 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Creighton at Georgetown.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Marshall at Western Kentucky.

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA men: Iowa State at Kansas.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Baylor at West Virginia.

10:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers.


2 p.m., Golf Channel — Great Abaco Classic from the Bahamas.


4 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: St. Louis Blues at Los Angeles Kings.

4 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Merrimack at Boston University.


7 p.m., Tennis Channel — Australian Open from Melbourne.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — Australian Open from Melbourne.

3 a.m. (Tuesday), ESPN2 — Australian Open from Melbourne.



St. Thomas More feels right at home in winning own Founder's tourney

St. Thomas More's Jared Garcia (25) glides to the basket past Knox School's Ador Athual (5) during Saturday's championship game in the Founder's tournament in Montville. The Chancellors won the title 90-70. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

St. Thomas More wins its own Founder's tournament, cruising to a 90-70 men's basketball victory over the Knox School of Long Island on Saturday afternoon.

Black Wolves win third straight, edging Georgia 13-12 on goal by Digby

Tyler Digby scored the game-winning goal for New England on a power play with 2 minutes, 52 seconds remaining, underhanding a shot on an assist from Reilly O'Connor, to give the Black Wolves a spirited 13-12 victory over Georgia.

Georgia's Lyle Thompson, a proud Native American, shaken by racist taunts

Georgia's Lyle Thompson was conducting an interview with NLL analyst Brian Shanahan this week and Shanahan asked him what would otherwise have been an easy question. What does lacrosse mean to him?


Li Na, Mary Pierce, Kafelnikov head to Tennis Hall of Fame

Li Na is the first player from Asia elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Islanders down Ducks 3-0 for 5th straight win

New York Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of Sunday's game against the Anaheim Ducks at Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cal Clutterbuck scored twice in the first period and Robin Lehner made 19 saves as the New York Islanders downed the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.

Child is father of the man: Federer loses to Tsistsipas, 20

Stefanos Tsitsipas, left, is congratulated by Roger Federer after winning their fourth round match 6-7 (11), 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (5) at the Australian Open on Sunday in Melbourne, Australia. (Andy Brownbill/AP Photo)

Roger Federer's bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title ended in a surprising 6-7 (11), 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-6 (5) loss to 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, the first player from Greece to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal.

Chiefs are latest opponent to try and knock Patriots off their AFC perch

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks at the Lamar Hunt Trophy during a press conference earlier this week. Kansas City hosts the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. (John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star via AP)

New England, which has dominated the AFC for nearly two decades, plays in its eighth consecutive AFC title game Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs at frigid, hostile Arrowhead Stadium.


Self-imposed penalties could trigger Hurley contract extension

UConn athletic director David Benedict talks to the media during a news conference prior to Saturday's men's basketball game against Tulane at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn's recommended self-imposed penalties regarding NCAA violations in the men's basketball program could trigger a year's extension to coach Dan Hurley's contract.

Dangerfield's career day lifts No. 2 UConn women past Temple 88-67

UConn's Napheesa Collier leads the Huskies in transition during Saturday's 88-67 win over Temple in an AAC game in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Crystal Dangerfield had a career-high 26 points with nine assists and no turnovers to help lead No. 2 UConn to an 88-67 women's basketball victory over Temple on Saturday.

UConn men roll past Tulane for rare convincing AAC win

UConn's Jalen Adams celebrates with head coach Dan Hurley during the second half of the Huskies' 87-71 AAC win over Tulane on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs. Adams led UConn with 31 points. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn never trailed, fought off a second-half challenge and then pulled away for an 87-71 victory over Tulane, its most lopsided AAC win since thumping South Florida by 46 on Feb. 8, 2017.


RJ Barrett leads No. 1 Duke past No. 4 Virginia 72-70

Duke's Cam Reddish passes the ball while Virginia's Braxton Key and Kyle Guy defend during the second half of Saturday's game in Durham, N.C. The top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 4 Virginia, 72-70. (Gerry Broome/AP Photo)

RJ Barrett scored 30 points, Zion Williamson had 27 and No. 1 Duke beat No. 4 Virginia 72-70 to give the Cavaliers their first loss of the season.

Happ, Wisconsin hand No. 2 Michigan its first loss, 64-54

Wisconsin's Ethan Happ dunks over Michigan's Jon Teske during the second half of Saturday's game in Madison, Wis. Happ had a game-high 26 points with 10 rebounds in Wisconsin's 64-54 upset win over No. 2 Michigan. (Andy Manis/AP Photo)

Ethan Happ scored 26 points and had 10 rebounds as Wisconsin handed No. 2 Michigan its first loss of the season, 64-54.

Top 25 men's and women's basketball roundup

Tennessee forward Grant Williams attempts a shot in between Alabama forwards Alex Reese and Galin Smith in the second half of Saturday's game in Knoxville, Tenn. Williams scored 21 in third-ranked Tennessee's 71-68 win. (Shawn Millsaps/AP Photo)

Grant Williams scored 21 points, and No. 3 Tennessee rallied past Alabama 71-68 for its 12th straight win and a chance to climb atop the AP Top 25.