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Ovechkin on COVID list, Caps fined $100K; Canes games off

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie, right, celebrates his goal with forward Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Three-time MVP Alex Ovechkin and three other Washington Capitals players have been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 list and the team has been fined $100,000 by the league for violating coronavirus protocols

Justin Thomas to go on training program after anti-gay slur

Justin Thomas waits to hit from the first tee during the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (Matthew Thayer/The Maui News via AP)

Justin Thomas says he intends to go through an individual training program to “become a better person” after he was picked up uttering a homophobic slur under his breath when he missed a putt at a tournament in Hawaii this month

Chiefs' Mahomes practices, remains in concussion protocol

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is helped off the field by teammate Mike Remmers, right, after getting injured during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol, but practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday, raising hopes the reigning Super Bowl MVP can play in Sunday’s AFC title game against Buffalo

Lions coach Campbell getting 6-year deal

FILE - This is a 2016 file photo showing Dan Campbell of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team. The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with Dan Campbell to be their coach.  (AP Photo/File)

The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with Dan Campbell to be their coach

Dream close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., who is running for reelection, speaks to the media at Cobb County International Airport on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Kennesaw, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler's contentious stint as a WNBA owner

AP source: Springer agrees to $150M, six-year deal with Jays

Then-Houston outfielder George Springer takes a lead off first during the first inning of the team's Sept. 25, 2020 game against Texas in Arlington, Texas. Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement this offseason, a $150 million, six-year contract with Toronto, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

All-Star outfielder George Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement this offseason, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The...

Colts QB Rivers, 39, retires from NFL after 17 seasons

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) reacts during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Longtime NFL quarterback Philip Rivers has decided to retire after playing one season with the Indianapolis Colts

76ers beat Celtics 117-109

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, left, shoots over Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Joel Embiid had 42 points and 10 rebounds and Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-109 win over the Boston Celtics

COLUMNS

Villanova finally returns to action and picks up a win

The Wildcats, picked to win the Big East in the league's preseason poll, last played on Dec. 23.

Of hoops, masks and BU's unwillingness to help

BU program unwilling to help shed light on masks and basketball

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AP source: Springer agrees to $150M, six-year deal with Jays

Then-Houston outfielder George Springer takes a lead off first during the first inning of the team's Sept. 25, 2020 game against Texas in Arlington, Texas. Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement this offseason, a $150 million, six-year contract with Toronto, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

All-Star outfielder George Springer became the most prominent among baseball’s free agents to reach an agreement this offseason, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The...

Mets fire GM Porter after he sent explicit texts to female reporter

This screen grab from a Zoom call shows then-Mets general manager Jared Porter on Dec. 14, 2020. The Mets fired Porter on Tuesday for sending sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Cubs. (Zoom via AP)

New York Mets general manager Jared Porter has been fired after sending sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75

Hall of Fame and former Dodgers pitchers Sandy Koufax, left, and Don Sutton, pose prior to a June 8, 2013 game between Atlanta and the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Sutton died Tuesday. He was 75. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register/AP Photo)

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton has died

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Sarah Thomas to be first female to officiate at Super Bowl

Down judge Sarah Thomas is shown before an NFL game in Cleveland during the regular season. Thomas will cap her sixth season by becoming the first female to officiate the Super Bowl in NFL history. (David Richard/AP Photo)

Sarah Thomas will cap her sixth NFL season by becoming the first female to officiate the Super Bowl in NFL history

Chiefs' Mahomes in concussion protocol after playoff win

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is helped off the field by teammate Mike Remmers, right, after suffering a concussion during the second half of Sunday's NFL divisional round win over the Cleveland Browns in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Kansas City Chiefs built a defense and signed a backup quarterback that were good enough to preserve a win

Brady moves on, making history with every throw

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls a play at the line of scrimmage during Sunday's 30-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC divisional round. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Tom Brady is one win away from the Super Bowl, two wins away from a seventh ring

Buccaneers top Saints 30-20

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls a play at the line of scrimmage against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL divisional round playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Tom Brady’s best game in three tries against New Orleans has the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs and Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good

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Dream close to being sold, taking Loeffler out of WNBA

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., who is running for reelection, speaks to the media at Cobb County International Airport on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Kennesaw, Ga. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

The Atlanta Dream are close to being sold, ending defeated U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler's contentious stint as a WNBA owner

76ers beat Celtics 117-109

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, left, shoots over Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Joel Embiid had 42 points and 10 rebounds and Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-109 win over the Boston Celtics

Nets beaten by Cavs in 2 OTs

Cleveland Cavaliers' Larry Nance Jr. (22) steals a pass intended for Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Kyrie Irving returned from his personal “pause” to score 37 points in his first game with Kevin Durant and James Harden but the new-look, star-studded Brooklyn Nets struggled and lost 147-135 in double overtime to the Cleveland...

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Ovechkin on COVID list, Caps fined $100K; Canes games off

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie, right, celebrates his goal with forward Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Three-time MVP Alex Ovechkin and three other Washington Capitals players have been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 list and the team has been fined $100,000 by the league for violating coronavirus protocols

NHL roundup

The Penguins' Sidney Crosby gets a shot past Washington goaltender Vitek Vanecek for the game-winning goal in overtime of Tuesday's game in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won 5-4. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

Brian Ellliott made 40 saves, Travis Konecny scored his fourth goal in four games and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0

Carolina-Nashville first NHL postponement since season started

Predators right wing Brad Richardson (15) is congratulated by Nick Cousins (21) after Richardson scored against Columbus during the third period of a Jan. 16 game in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-2. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

The NHL has postponed its first game since the league’s season began

CT SUN

Alyssa Thomas has surgery on torn Achilles tendon

In this Sept. 17, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) drives against Los Angeles Sparks guard Seimone Augustus (33) during the second half of a WNBA playoff game in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Alyssa Thomas' 2021 WNBA season may be in jeopardy after she underwent successful surgery on Tuesday afternoon to repair a torn Achilles tendon. The Connecticut Sun mainstay is an unrestricted free agent.

Miller signs four-year extension with Connecticut Sun

In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller questions a foul call against the Las Vegas Aces during Game 4 of a WNBA semifinal round playoff series in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Connecticut Sun announced Tuesday that general manager and head Ccach Curt Miller has signed a four-year contract extension through the 2024 WNBA season.

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Nets beaten by Cavs in 2 OTs

Cleveland Cavaliers' Larry Nance Jr. (22) steals a pass intended for Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Kyrie Irving returned from his personal “pause” to score 37 points in his first game with Kevin Durant and James Harden but the new-look, star-studded Brooklyn Nets struggled and lost 147-135 in double overtime to the Cleveland...

Jets make hiring of Saleh as head coach official

Then-San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is shown during a Sept. 13, 2020 game against Arizona in Santa Clara, Calif. The Jets officially hired Saleh as their new head coach Tuesday. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

The New York Jets officially announced they hired former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as their head coach after agreeing to terms with the team last Thursday

Mahomes, other QBs in final four share affinity for deep throws

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady passes in front of Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis during the second half of Sunday's NFC divisional round playoff game in New Orleans. Tampa Bay won, 30-20. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

Patrick Mahomes has some company among quarterbacks in the conference championship games when it comes to throwing deep balls

Sarah Thomas to be first female to officiate at Super Bowl

Down judge Sarah Thomas is shown before an NFL game in Cleveland during the regular season. Thomas will cap her sixth season by becoming the first female to officiate the Super Bowl in NFL history. (David Richard/AP Photo)

Sarah Thomas will cap her sixth NFL season by becoming the first female to officiate the Super Bowl in NFL history

Woods has fifth back surgery, to miss Torrey Pines and Riviera

Tiger Woods announced Tuesday he had a fifth back surgery and will miss tournaments in San Diego and Los Angeles. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo)

Tiger Woods has undergone a fifth back surgery that has put the start to his new year on hold

Kyrie Irving rejoins Nets

The Nets' Kyrie Irving, center, talks with Celtics' Jayson Tatum, left, and Kemba Walker following a Dec. 25, 2020 game in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

Kyrie Irving has rejoined the Brooklyn Nets

NBA roundup

Utah guard Donovan Mitchell passes the ball as New Orleans guard Eric Bledsoe watches during the first half of Tuesday's game in Salt Lake City. Utah won, 118-102. (Rick Bowmer/AP Photo)

Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and seven rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-102 for their sixth straight victory

Lloyd rebounds from knee injury to play for U.S.

United States forward Carli Lloyd plays in a SheBelieves Cup match against Spain on March 8, 2020 in Harrison, N.J. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Carli Lloyd is back from a knee injury with a steadfast resolve as the U.S. women's national soccer team pushes toward the Tokyo Olympics

ON THE AIR

Basketball

5 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Southern California at Stanford.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: UConn at Tennessee.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Wichita State at Memphis.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Southeast Missouri State at Morehead State.

7:30 p.m., TNT — NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Milwaukee Bucks.

9 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Portland at Brigham Young.

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

9 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Syracuse at Louisville.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: UCLA at California.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Indiana at Iowa.

10 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Golden State Warriors.

10 p.m., TNT — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Utah Jazz.

11 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Colorado State at Utah State.

Golf

Noon, Golf Channel — LPGA: Tournament of Champions from Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Desert Classic from La Quinta, Calif.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: Mitsubishi Electric Championship from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

2 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — European PGA: HSBC Championship from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Hockey

6:30 p.m., NBCSB — NCAA men: Michigan at Notre Dame.

7 p.m., NESN — NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins.

7 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Columbus Blue Jackets.

9:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Vancouver Canucks.

Sailing

12:30 a.m. (Friday), NBCSN — America's Cup Challenger Series from Auckland, New Zealand. (taped today)

Soccer

2:55 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Burnley at Liverpool.