NBA roundup

The Lakers' LeBron James drives past Brooklyn's Wilson Chandler during the first half of Thursday's game at Barclays Center. The Lakers won, 128-113. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

LeBron James had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in his 10th triple-double of the season and the Los Angeles Lakers made a season-high 19 3-pointers to pull away and beat the Brooklyn Nets 128-113

Most dangerous lead in hockey? This season, it's all of them

Colorado defensemen Ryan Graves (27) and Erik Johnson (6) celebrate with center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare after Bellemare scored against New Jersey goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood during the third period of a Jan. 4 game in Newark, N.J. Colorado won, 5-2. (Kathy Willens/AP Photo)

No lead is safe in the NHL this season

Suggs aiming for Super Bowl after joining Chiefs last month

Chiefs defensive end Terrell Suggs sacks Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers during the second half of a Dec. 29 game in Kansas City, Mo. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

Terrell Suggs joined the Kansas City Chiefs at the perfect time

Woods opens with 69 at Torrey North to start new year

Tiger Woods hits hit tee shot on the 15th hole of the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the first round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Thursday Jan. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Tiger Woods had few complaints about his first round of the year

Mets make it official, announce Rojas as their new manager

The New York Mets made it official on Thursday by naming Luis Rojas as its new manager. Rojas replaces Carlos Beltrán, who left the team last week before managing a single game as part of the fallout from the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

The New York Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltrán

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Mets make it official, announce Rojas as their new manager

The New York Mets made it official on Thursday by naming Luis Rojas as its new manager. Rojas replaces Carlos Beltrán, who left the team last week before managing a single game as part of the fallout from the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

The New York Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltrán

Odd Couple: Jeter, Walker take different routes to Hall

Former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, right, and former Colorado outfielder Larry Walker pose after receiving their Baseball Hall of Fame jerseys on Wednesday during a news conference in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo)

Derek Jeter and Larry Walker rarely crossed paths during their time in the major leagues

Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to baseball Hall of Fame

In this July 9, 2011, file photo, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter smiles as he speaks about his 3,000th career hit at a press conference at Yankee Stadium. Jeter was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, falling one vote shy of being a unanimous selection. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball's highest honor on Tuesday

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Giants' Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, two Super Bowls

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning works out prior to an NFL game Dec. 22 against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. Manning, who led the Giants to two Super Bowls in a 16-year career that saw him set almost every team passing record, has retired. (Patrick Semansky/AP File Photo)

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has retired

Hunt family finally gets to see Chiefs back in Super Bowl

Norma Hunt, left, and her son Clark Hunt, center, owners of the Chiefs, and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, second right, celebrate after Sunday's AFC championship game against Tennessee in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 35-24 to advance to Super Bowl 54. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

The Kansas City Chiefs are headed to their first Super Bowl in 50 years and nobody is happier than the family that owns the franchise

NFL notes

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa announces his intentions to declare for the NFL draft on Jan. 6 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Vasha Hunt/AP Photo)

A person familiar with the search says former Washington coach Jay Gruden is close to finalizing a deal to become Jacksonville's offensive coordinator

Journeyman Raheem Mostert becomes star for 49ers

San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert runs in front of Green Bay cornerback Jaire Alexander during the first half of Sunday's NFC Championship game in Santa Clara, Calif. Mostert ran for 220 yards and four touchdowns to pace San Francisco to a 37-20 win. The 49ers will play Kansas City in Super Bowl 54 on Feb. 2. (Tony Avelar/AP Photo)

San Francisco's Raheem Mostert has taken a most unlikely path from undrafted free agent to special teams standout to Super Bowl running back

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NBA roundup

The Lakers' LeBron James drives past Brooklyn's Wilson Chandler during the first half of Thursday's game at Barclays Center. The Lakers won, 128-113. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

LeBron James had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in his 10th triple-double of the season and the Los Angeles Lakers made a season-high 19 3-pointers to pull away and beat the Brooklyn Nets 128-113

James, Antetokounmpo are NBA All-Star captains again

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James gestures after scoring and drawing a foul during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

It’ll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron vs

Celtics down Grizzlies 119-95

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) pressures Memphis Grizzlies forward Jae Crowder, left, during the second half of Wednesday's game at Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Jayson Tatum scored 23 points before leaving the game in the third quarter with a groin injury as the Boston Celtics routed the Memphis Grizzlies 119-95 on Wednesday night.

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Most dangerous lead in hockey? This season, it's all of them

Colorado defensemen Ryan Graves (27) and Erik Johnson (6) celebrate with center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare after Bellemare scored against New Jersey goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood during the third period of a Jan. 4 game in Newark, N.J. Colorado won, 5-2. (Kathy Willens/AP Photo)

No lead is safe in the NHL this season

Women's players hope NHL All-Star Weekend helps their cause

Canada's Geneviève Lacasse blocks a shot by United States' Kendall Coyne Schofield (26) during the third period of a Dec. 14, 2019 game in Hartford. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

Twenty of the top women's hockey players in the world will be part of NHL All-Star Weekend

NHL roundup

The Blue Jackets' Markus Nutivaara, right, checks Winnipeg's Mason Appleton during the first period of Wednesday's game in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets won, 4-3. (Jay LaPrete/AP Photo)

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored twice, Elvis Merzlikins stopped 27 shots, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3

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Sun assistants Poole, Koclanes to return for upcoming season

Connecticut Sun assistants Chris Koclanes, left, and Brandi Poole, will return to head coach Curt Miller's coaching staff in 2020, Miller announced on Thursday. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Curt Miller is keeping his coaching staff together.The Connecticut Sun head coach and general manager announced Thursday that assistants Brandi Poole and Chris Koclanes will return for the 2020 WNBA season.

Sun expect to benefit from WNBA's new CBA

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller, right, shares a laugh with point guard Jasmine Thomas after she was hit in the face by an errant ball during warm ups prior to a game against Dallas on Sept. 4, 2019, at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Eight of the Connecticut Sun's 12 players from last season are free agents, and the new CBA between the WNBA and its players gives the Sun more salary cap space.

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Women's players hope NHL All-Star Weekend helps their cause

Canada's Geneviève Lacasse blocks a shot by United States' Kendall Coyne Schofield (26) during the third period of a Dec. 14, 2019 game in Hartford. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

Twenty of the top women's hockey players in the world will be part of NHL All-Star Weekend

Serena Williams stunned by Wang Qiang at Australian Open

Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she plays China's Wang Qiang in their third round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Serena Williams has been upset in the third round of the Australian Open by Wang Qiang of China in three sets

James, Antetokounmpo are NBA All-Star captains again

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James gestures after scoring and drawing a foul during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

It’ll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron vs

Garoppolo armed and ready for any role in Super Bowl

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo speaks during a news conference at the team's training facility on Thursday in Santa Clara, Calif.The 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54 on Feb. 2 in Miami. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Maybe it was fitting that Jimmy Garoppolo did his best Bob Griese impersonation in the victory that sent the San Francisco 49ers to Griese's old stomping grounds in Miami for the Super Bowl

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Basketball

3 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Hornets from Paris.

6:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Kent State at Buffalo.

7 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at Orlando Magic.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Yale at Brown.

7 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Wisconsin at Purdue.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks.

8 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Miami Heat.

9 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Northern Kentucky at Wright State.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Marquette at Butler.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Indiana Pacers at Golden State Warriors.

11 p.m., ESPNU — High school boys: Coronado (Nev.) vs. Bishop Gorman (Nev.) from Las Vegas.

Figure Skating

5 p.m., NBCSN — U.S. Championships rhythm dance from Greensboro, N.C.

8 p.m., Ch. 30 — U.S. Championships ladies free skate from Greensboro, N.C.

11 p.m., NBCSN — European Championships ladies short program from Graz, Austria. (taped today)

Golf

2:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

11:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: The Gainbridge at Boca Rio from Palm Beach, Fla.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Farmers Insurance Open from San Diego.

3:30 a.m. (Saturday), Golf Channel — European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic from United Arab Emirates.

Gymnastics

7:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Louisiana State at Florida.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Vermont at Merrimack.

7 p.m., SNY — NCAA men: Wisconsin at Notre Dame.

8 p.m., NBCSN — NHL All-Star Skills Competition from St. Louis.

8:30 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: North Dakota at Minnesota-Duluth.

Tennis

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

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

Winter Sports

2 p.m., NBCSN — World Cup women's biathlon from Pokljuka, Slovenia. (taped today)